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Selected Style Reg 138" WB XL
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg 138" WB XL 14 18 $19,108 $21,880
HD Reg 138" WB XL N/A N/A $21,561 $24,765
Super 138" WB XL N/A N/A $23,018 $26,480
Reg 138" WB XLT 14 18 $20,762 $23,825
HD Reg 138" WB XLT N/A N/A $23,150 $26,635
Super 138" WB XLT N/A N/A $23,843 $27,450
1500 109" WB
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
1500 109" WB 15 17 $18,665 $20,585
2500 127" WB 13 18 $20,100 $23,000
3500 127" WB MAXI N/A N/A $22,399 $25,705
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,108
$18,665
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,880
$20,585
Monthly Payment Estimate
$365 / month
$343 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 18 mpg 17 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Panel Panel
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 70.5 66.3
Front Leg Room (in) 40.0 39.0
Third Head Room (in) 40.1 37.0
Front Hip Room (in) 65.6 65.7
Third Shoulder Room (in) 71.2 66.3
Second Leg Room (in) 36.3 40.6
Passenger Capacity 8 8
Front Head Room (in) 42.5 38.9
Second Hip Room (in) 66.5 65.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 68.4 65.7
Third Leg Room (in) 41.4 40.6
Second Head Room (in) 40.2 39.3
Third Hip Room (in) 71.2 66.5
Exterior Dimensions
Step Up Height - Side (in) - TBD - 24.9
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 54.6 49.5
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 26.9 24.9
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 211.8 187.2
Side Door Opening Height (in) 48.3 47.2
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.0 6.8
Height, Overall (in) 84.1 79.5
Step Up Height - Front (in) - TBD - 19.2
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 47.5 47.5
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) 43.8 43.8
Wheelbase (in) 138.0 109.6
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 7.0 6.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.3 79.0
Side Door Opening Width (in) 47.1 49.3
Overhang, Front (in) 30.1 33.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) - TBD - NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) - TBD - NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 51.3 50.0
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 120.4 91.2
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 260.8 206.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) - TBD - 22.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) - TBD - 44.1
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) - TBD - 119.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 52.5 53.2
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) - TBD - 58.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four Wheel Rear
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 11.03 x 2.25 11.0 x 2.5
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.72 x 0.38 11.75 x 1.25
Brake Type Power Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 35.0 32
Fuel Tank Location Midship - TBD -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 48.9 46.2
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 46.7 40.5
Steering Type Power Power
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock NA - TBD -
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 719 724
Spare Tire Size P235/75R15XL P235/75R15
Front Tire Order Code T77 TSC
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1984 3965
Spare Tire Order Code T77 TSC
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 719 724
Rear Tire Size P235/75R15XL P235/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 719 724
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1984 3965
Rear Tire Order Code T77 TSC
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1984 3965
Front Tire Size P235/75R15XL P235/75R15
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 800
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 3300
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3600 3400
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 9000 7500
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2723 2290
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 7000 6600
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3800 3850
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2354 1870
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 15 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 23.3 15.3
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts 1425 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 650 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 95 136
Engine
Fuel System EFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 250 @ 2800 225 @ 3200
Engine Order Code 992 EHC
Displacement 4.2L/256 3.9L/239
Engine Oil Cooler Yes NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 4800 175 @ 4800
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 18 17
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 NA
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD, Automatic,
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84 2.74
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Type 4 3
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic Electronic
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.33 2.20
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.55 1.54
Trans Order Code 44U DGA
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Club Wagon Dodge Ram Wagon
Body Code 138.0" WB NA
Body Style Reg Passenger Van 1500 Passenger Van 109" WB
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.32 3.55
Axle Type - Front Twin-I-Beam Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 40
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3600 3400
Suspension Type - Rear 2-Stage Multi-Leaf Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3830 3850
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30 33
Axle Type - Rear Ford Semi-Floating Semi-floating
Suspension Type - Front Coil Independent Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3800 3850
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3400 Computer Selected
Frame
Frame Type Single Channel Unitized Construction
Doors
Side Door Type Hinged Swing-out
 
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