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Reg Cab 120" XL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Standard Reg Cab 120" 17 22 $13,219 $14,505
Standard Reg Cab 139" 17 22 $13,457 $14,775
Standard Supercab 139" 17 22 $15,116 $16,660
Standard Supercab 157" 17 22 $15,366 $16,945
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" 4WD 15 18 $18,487 $20,490
Standard Supercab 157" 4WD 15 18 $18,794 $20,840
Reg Cab 120" XL 17 22 $13,652 $15,525
Reg Cab 139" XL 17 22 $13,889 $15,805
Reg Cab Flareside 120" XL 17 22 $14,510 $16,535
Supercab 139" XL 17 22 $15,713 $17,950
Reg Cab 120" XLT 17 22 $15,933 $18,210
Supercab 157" XL 17 22 $15,959 $18,240
Reg Cab 139" XLT 17 22 $16,223 $18,550
Supercab Flareside 139" XL 17 22 $16,367 $18,720
Reg Cab 120" 4WD XL 16 20 $16,613 $19,010
Reg Cab 139" 4WD XL 16 20 $16,783 $19,210
Reg Cab Flareside 120" XLT 17 22 $16,924 $19,375
Reg Cab Flareside 120" 4WD XL 16 20 $17,192 $19,690
Reg Cab 120" Lariat 16 21 $17,948 $20,580
Supercab 139" XLT 17 22 $18,178 $20,850
Reg Cab 139" Lariat 16 21 $18,203 $20,880
Supercab 157" XLT 17 22 $18,407 $21,120
Reg Cab 120" 4W XLT 16 20 $18,449 $21,170
Reg Cab 139" 4WD XLT 16 20 $18,619 $21,370
Supercab Flareside 139" XLT 17 22 $18,827 $21,615
Reg Cab Flareside 120" Lariat 16 21 $18,934 $21,740
Reg Cab Flareside 120" 4WD XLT 16 20 $19,023 $21,845
Supercab 139" 4WD XL 15 18 $19,185 $22,035
Supercab 157" 4WD XL 15 18 $19,495 $22,400
Supercab Flareside 139" 4WD XL 15 18 $19,839 $22,805
Supercab 139" Lariat 16 21 $20,183 $23,210
Supercab 157" Lariat 16 21 $20,422 $23,490
Reg Cab 120" 4WD Lariat 15 18 $20,634 $23,740
Reg Cab 139" 4WD Lariat 15 18 $20,808 $23,945
Supercab Flareside 139" Lariat 16 21 $20,843 $23,985
Reg Cab Flareside 120" 4WD Lariat 15 18 $21,207 $24,415
Supercab 139" 4WD XLT 15 18 $21,268 $24,485
Supercab 157" 4WD XLT 15 18 $21,509 $24,770
Supercab Flareside 139" 4WD XLT 15 18 $21,863 $25,185
Supercab 139" 4WD Lariat 15 18 $22,840 $26,335
Supercab 157" 4WD Lariat 15 18 $23,146 $26,695
Supercab Flareside 139" 4WD Lariat 15 18 $23,502 $27,115
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Reg Cab 119" WB Work Special
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab 119" WB Work Special 15 21 $12,871 $14,075
Reg Cab 135" WB Work Special 15 21 $13,109 $14,345
Reg Cab 119" WB 15 21 $13,983 $15,880
Reg Cab 135" WB 15 21 $14,225 $16,165
Club Cab 139" WB 14 19 $16,288 $18,550
Club Cab 155" WB 14 19 $16,526 $18,830
Reg Cab 119" WB 4WD 13 18 $16,674 $19,005
Reg Cab 135" WB 4WD 13 18 $16,963 $19,345
Club Cab 139" WB 4WD 13 18 $18,958 $21,645
Club Cab 155" WB 4WD 13 18 $19,239 $21,975
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,652
$12,871
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,525
$14,075
Monthly Payment Estimate
$259 / month
$235 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 21 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 41.0
Front Hip Room (in)
61.3 65.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 40.2
Passenger Capacity
3 3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.8 66.0
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - 43.5
Wheelbase (in)
119.9 118.7
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- TBD - 8.8
Cab to Axle (in)
- TBD - 39.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.4 79.3
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
32.5 31.0
Overhang, Front (in)
37.2 37.9
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- TBD - 116.9
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
202.2 199.9
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- TBD - 7.6
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - 79.7
Height, Overall (in)
72.7 71.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
50.0 50.0
Tailgate Width (in)
- TBD - 60.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
78.8 77.5
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
60.3 64.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
19.7 19.4
Cargo Volume (ft³)
58.6 55.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
62.1 @ Belt 60.4
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 Rear Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
11.03 x 2.25 11.0 x 2.0
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.13 x - TBD - 11.6 x 1.26
Brake Type
Power Power
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
25.0 26.0
Fuel Tank Location
Midship Inboard Frame Rails
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Steering
Steering Type
Power Power
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
42.22 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
14 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.49 40.6
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1804 1803
Front Tire Size
P235/70R16SL P225/75R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
719 713
Spare Tire Size
P235/70R16SL P225/75R16
Front Tire Order Code
T52 TRW
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1804 1803
Spare Tire Order Code
T52 TRW
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
719 713
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R16SL P225/75R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
719 713
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1804 1803
Rear Tire Order Code
T52 TRW
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2,000 5000
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)
300 700
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1614 1680
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2500 3606
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
6,500 7800
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2236 2340
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5550 6010
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2900 3606
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16.0 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16.0 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16.0 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
15.7 20.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 117
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
1425 1404
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 600
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SEFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
255 @ 3000 230 @ 3200
Engine Order Code
992 EHC
Displacement
4.2L/256 3.9L/239
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
205 @ 4400 175 @ 4800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 21
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.41 3.57
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.24 2.33
Trans Order Code
44M DDC
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 4.03
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
11.4 11.0
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.38
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford F-150 Dodge Ram 1500
Body Code
119.9" WB 119" WB
Body Style
Reg Cab 6.5' Styleside Reg Cab 6.5'
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Spring Wide Track
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3800 3900
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2500 3650
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.08 3.21
Axle Type - Front
Twin Forged SLA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30.2 31.8
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3400 3650
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 3800
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30.2 31.8
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Semi-Floating
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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