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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 15 20 $13,995 $15,865
Reg Cab 139" XL 15 20 $14,250 $16,165
Reg Cab 120" 4WD XL 15 18 $16,834 $19,205
Reg Cab 139" 4WD XL 15 18 $17,089 $19,505
Supercab 139" XL 15 20 $16,133 $18,380
Supercab 157" XL 15 20 $16,388 $18,680
Supercab 139" 4WD XL 14 18 $19,321 $22,130
Supercab 157" 4WD XL 14 18 $19,576 $22,430
Reg Cab Flareside 120" XL 15 20 $14,854 $16,875
Reg Cab Flareside 120" 4WD XL 15 18 $17,484 $19,970
Supercab Flareside 139" XL 15 20 $16,779 $19,140
Supercab Flareside 139" 4WD XL 14 18 $19,864 $22,770
Reg Cab 120" XLT 15 20 $16,205 $18,465
Reg Cab 120" Lariat 16 19 $18,275 $20,900
Reg Cab 139" XLT 15 20 $16,460 $18,765
Reg Cab 139" Lariat 16 19 $18,530 $21,200
Reg Cab Flareside 120" XLT 15 20 $17,064 $19,475
Reg Cab Flareside 120" Lariat 16 19 $19,133 $21,910
Reg Cab 120" 4WD XLT 15 18 $18,904 $21,640
Reg Cab 120" 4WD Lariat 14 18 $20,974 $24,075
Reg Cab 139" 4WD XLT 15 18 $19,159 $21,940
Reg Cab 139" 4WD Lariat 14 18 $21,229 $24,375
Reg Cab Flareside 120" 4WD XLT 15 18 $19,554 $22,405
Reg Cab Flareside 120" 4WD Lariat 14 18 $21,624 $24,840
Supercab 139" XLT 15 20 $18,547 $21,220
Supercab 139" Lariat 16 19 $20,617 $23,655
Supercab 157" XLT 15 20 $18,802 $21,520
Supercab 157" Lariat 16 19 $20,872 $23,955
Supercab Flareside 139" XLT 15 20 $19,193 $21,980
Supercab Flareside 139" Lariat 16 19 $21,262 $24,415
Supercab 139" 4WD XLT 14 18 $21,701 $24,930
Supercab 139" 4WD Lariat 14 18 $23,231 $26,730
Supercab 157" 4WD XLT 14 18 $21,956 $25,230
Supercab 157" 4WD Lariat 14 18 $23,486 $27,030
Supercab Flareside 139" 4WD XLT 14 18 $22,282 $25,615
Supercab Flareside 139" 4WD Lariat 14 18 $23,812 $27,415
Standard Reg Cab 120" 15 20 $13,565 $14,835
Standard Reg Cab 139" 15 20 $13,820 $15,125
Standard Reg Cab 120" 4WD 15 18 $16,399 $18,055
Standard Reg Cab 139" 4WD 15 18 $16,653 $18,345
Standard Supercab 139" 15 20 $15,593 $17,140
Standard Supercab 157" 15 20 $15,849 $17,430
Standard Supercab 139" 4WD 15 18 $18,779 $20,760
Standard Supercab 157" 4WD 15 18 $19,035 $21,050
2-Door Reg Cab 119" WB Work Special
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Reg Cab 119" WB 15 21 $14,370 $16,335
2-Door Reg Cab 135" WB 15 21 $14,612 $16,620
2-Door Reg Cab 119" WB 4WD 13 17 $17,500 $19,965
2-Door Reg Cab 135" WB 4WD 13 17 $17,789 $20,305
2-Door Reg Cab 119" WB Work Special 15 21 $13,298 $14,560
2-Door Reg Cab 135" WB Work Special 15 21 $13,535 $14,830
2-Door Club Cab 139" WB 13 18 $16,751 $19,095
2-Door Club Cab 155" WB 13 18 $16,989 $19,375
2-Door Club Cab 139" WB 4WD 13 17 $19,562 $22,355
2-Door Club Cab 155" WB 4WD 13 17 $19,842 $22,685
4-Door Quad Cab 139" WB 13 18 $17,437 $19,890
4-Door Quad Cab 155" WB 13 18 $17,675 $20,170
4-Door Quad Cab 139" WB 4WD 13 17 $20,238 $23,150
4-Door Quad Cab 155" WB 4WD 13 17 $20,518 $23,480
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,995
$13,298
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,865
$14,560
Monthly Payment Estimate
$264 / month
$243 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 21 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Head Room (in) 40.8 40.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 63.8 66.0
Front Leg Room (in) 40.9 41.0
Front Hip Room (in) 61.3 65.6
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 50.0 50.0
Tailgate Width (in) 65.2 60.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 78.8 77.5
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA NA
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 25.0 26.0
Fuel Tank Location Midship Inboard Frame Rails
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 14 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.49 40.6
Steering Type Power Variable Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock NA - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 42.22 - TBD -
Tires
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 TR8
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 TR8
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1804 1803
Spare Tire Order Code T52 TR8
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 300 700
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
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 5550 6400
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2900 3800
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1614 1680
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2500 3650
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 6,500 7800
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2236 2340
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16.0 x 7.0 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 15.7 20.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts 1425 1404
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 95 117
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Engine
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 210 @ 4750 175 @ 4800
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System SEFI MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 15
Transmission
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
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.41 3.57
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.24 2.33
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
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
Summary
Body Style Reg Cab 6.5' Styleside Reg Cab 6.5'
Vehicle Name Ford F-150 Dodge Ram 1500
Body Code 119.9" WB 119" WB
Suspension
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
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
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
 
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