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Selected Style Reg Cab 120" XL
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab 120" XL 17 22 $13,652 $15,525
Reg Cab 139" XL 17 22 $13,889 $15,805
Reg Cab 120" 4WD XL 16 20 $16,613 $19,010
Reg Cab 139" 4WD XL 16 20 $16,783 $19,210
Supercab 139" XL 17 22 $15,713 $17,950
Supercab 157" XL 17 22 $15,959 $18,240
Supercab 139" 4WD XL 15 18 $19,185 $22,035
Supercab 157" 4WD XL 15 18 $19,495 $22,400
Reg Cab Flareside 120" XL 17 22 $14,510 $16,535
Reg Cab Flareside 120" 4WD XL 16 20 $17,192 $19,690
Supercab Flareside 139" XL 17 22 $16,367 $18,720
Supercab Flareside 139" 4WD XL 15 18 $19,839 $22,805
Reg Cab 120" XLT 17 22 $15,933 $18,210
Reg Cab 120" Lariat 16 21 $17,948 $20,580
Reg Cab 139" XLT 17 22 $16,223 $18,550
Reg Cab 139" Lariat 16 21 $18,203 $20,880
Reg Cab Flareside 120" XLT 17 22 $16,924 $19,375
Reg Cab Flareside 120" Lariat 16 21 $18,934 $21,740
Reg Cab 120" 4W XLT 16 20 $18,449 $21,170
Reg Cab 120" 4WD Lariat 15 18 $20,634 $23,740
Reg Cab 139" 4WD XLT 16 20 $18,619 $21,370
Reg Cab 139" 4WD Lariat 15 18 $20,808 $23,945
Reg Cab Flareside 120" 4WD XLT 16 20 $19,023 $21,845
Reg Cab Flareside 120" 4WD Lariat 15 18 $21,207 $24,415
Supercab 139" XLT 17 22 $18,178 $20,850
Supercab 139" Lariat 16 21 $20,183 $23,210
Supercab 157" XLT 17 22 $18,407 $21,120
Supercab 157" Lariat 16 21 $20,422 $23,490
Supercab Flareside 139" XLT 17 22 $18,827 $21,615
Supercab Flareside 139" Lariat 16 21 $20,843 $23,985
Supercab 139" 4WD XLT 15 18 $21,268 $24,485
Supercab 139" 4WD Lariat 15 18 $22,840 $26,335
Supercab 157" 4WD XLT 15 18 $21,509 $24,770
Supercab 157" 4WD Lariat 15 18 $23,146 $26,695
Supercab Flareside 139" 4WD XLT 15 18 $21,863 $25,185
Supercab Flareside 139" 4WD Lariat 15 18 $23,502 $27,115
Standard Reg Cab 120" 17 22 $13,219 $14,505
Standard Reg Cab 139" 17 22 $13,457 $14,775
Standard Reg Cab 120" 4WD 16 20 $16,313 $18,020
Standard Reg Cab 139" 4WD 16 20 $16,590 $18,335
Standard Supercab 139" 17 22 $15,116 $16,660
Standard Supercab 157" 17 22 $15,366 $16,945
Standard Supercab 139" 4WD 15 18 $18,487 $20,490
Standard Supercab 157" 4WD 15 18 $18,794 $20,840
Reg Cab 112" WB Sport
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab 112" WB SLT 17 22 $11,598 $12,725
Reg Cab 124" WB SLT 17 22 $12,003 $13,185
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD SLT 15 19 $15,562 $17,190
Club Cab 131" WB SLT 17 22 $14,885 $16,420
Club Cab 131" WB 4WD SLT 15 19 $17,797 $19,690
Reg Cab 112" WB Sport 20 25 $11,598 $12,725
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD Sport 15 19 $15,562 $17,190
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD Base 15 19 $15,562 $17,190
Club Cab 131" WB Sport 17 22 $14,885 $16,420
Club Cab 131" WB 4WD Sport 15 19 $17,797 $19,690
Reg Cab 112" WB Base 20 25 $11,598 $12,725
Reg Cab 124" WB Base 20 25 $12,003 $13,185
Reg Cab 124" WB Sport 20 25 $12,003 $13,185
Club Cab 131" WB Base 17 22 $14,885 $16,420
Club Cab 131" WB 4WD Base 15 19 $17,797 $19,690
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,652
$11,598
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,525
$12,725
Monthly Payment Estimate
$259 / month
$212 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 20 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 22 mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 40.9 41.9
Front Hip Room (in) 61.3 56.7
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Head Room (in) 40.8 40.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 63.8 58.1
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in) 119.9 111.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - TBD - 8.5
Cab to Axle (in) - TBD - 38.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.4 71.5
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 32.5 30.0
Overhang, Front (in) 37.2 34.4
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) - TBD - 103.2
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 202.2 195.8
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - TBD - 7.8
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 72.7 65.6
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) - TBD - 49.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 50.0 44.7
Tailgate Width (in) - TBD - 57.8
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 78.8 77.9
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 60.3 59.3
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 19.7 17.6
Cargo Volume (ft³) 58.6 47.1
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 62.1 @ Belt 57.8
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake ABS System Rear Wheel NA
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 11.03 x 2.25 9 x 2.5
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.13 x - TBD - 11.3 x 0.9
Brake Type Power Power
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 25.0 15.0
Fuel Tank Location Midship Inboard LH
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock NA NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 42.22 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 14 14.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.49 36.0
Steering Type Power Power Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1804 1583
Front Tire Size P235/70R16SL P215/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 719 755
Spare Tire Size P235/70R16SL P215/75R15
Front Tire Order Code T52 TME
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1804 1583
Spare Tire Order Code T52 TME
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 719 755
Rear Tire Size P235/70R16SL P215/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 719 755
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1804 1583
Rear Tire Order Code T52 TME
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2,000 10,000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2,000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 400
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2,000 5000
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1614 1421
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2500 3000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 6,500 5400
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2236 1852
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 5550 4550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2900 2700
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16.0 x 7.0 15 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16.0 x 7.0 15 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16.0 x 7.0 15 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 15.7 9.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts 1425 1404
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 95 117
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System SEFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 255 @ 3000 145 @ 3400
Engine Order Code 992 EPE
Displacement 4.2L/256 2.5L/150
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 205 @ 4400 120 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 22 25
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.41 4.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.24 2.33
Trans Order Code 44M DDQ
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.90 3.83
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) 11.4 9.1
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.49 1.44
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.80 0.79
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford F-150 Dodge Dakota
Body Code 119.9" WB 112" WB
Body Style Reg Cab 6.5' Styleside Reg Cab 6.5'
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.18 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3800 3850
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 2500 3000
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.08 3.55
Axle Type - Front Twin Forged SLA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30.2 30.2
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3400 3000
Suspension Type - Rear 2-Stage Multi-Leaf Leaf Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 2900 2700
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30.2 30.2
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating Semi-Floating Hypoid
Suspension Type - Front Coil Spring Independent Coil
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
 
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