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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 20 $16,893 $19,125
Reg Cab 120" XLT 17 20 $19,189 $21,795
Reg Cab 139" XL 17 20 $17,151 $19,425
Reg Cab 139" XLT 17 20 $19,447 $22,095
Reg Cab 120" 4WD XL 16 20 $19,765 $22,465
Reg Cab 120" 4WD XLT 16 20 $22,125 $25,210
Reg Cab 139" 4WD XL 16 20 $20,023 $22,765
Reg Cab 139" 4WD XLT 16 20 $22,384 $25,510
Reg Cab Flareside 120" XL 17 20 $17,619 $19,970
Reg Cab Flareside 120" XLT 17 20 $19,915 $22,640
Reg Cab Flareside 120" Lightning 12 16 $28,733 $32,515
Reg Cab Flareside 120" 4WD XL 16 20 $20,491 $23,310
Reg Cab Flareside 120" 4WD XLT 16 20 $22,853 $26,055
Supercab 139" XL 17 20 $19,171 $21,775
Supercab 139" XLT 17 20 $21,635 $24,640
Supercab 139" Lariat 15 19 $24,796 $28,315
Supercab 139" XLT Heritage 17 20 $21,635 $24,640
Supercab 157" XL 17 20 $19,429 $22,075
Supercab 157" XLT 17 19 $21,893 $24,940
Supercab 157" Lariat 15 19 $25,054 $28,615
Supercab 139" 4WD XL 14 18 $22,495 $25,640
Supercab 139" 4WD XLT 14 18 $24,917 $28,455
Supercab 139" 4WD Lariat 15 19 $27,629 $31,610
Supercab 139" 4WD XLT Heritage 14 18 $24,917 $28,455
Supercab 157" 4WD XL 14 18 $22,753 $25,940
Supercab 157" 4WD XLT 14 18 $25,175 $28,755
Supercab 157" 4WD Lariat 15 19 $27,887 $31,910
Supercab Flareside 139" XL 17 20 $19,899 $22,620
Supercab Flareside 139" XLT 17 20 $22,363 $25,485
Supercab Flareside 139" Lariat 15 19 $25,523 $29,160
Supercab Flareside 139" King Ranch 15 19 $27,931 $31,960
Supercab Flareside 139" 4WD XL 14 18 $23,223 $26,485
Supercab Flareside 139" 4WD XLT 14 18 $25,643 $29,300
Supercab Flareside 139" 4WD Lariat 15 19 $28,357 $32,455
Suprcb Flreside 139" 4WD King Ranch 15 19 $30,765 $35,255
SuperCrew 139" XLT 16 20 $24,943 $28,485
SuperCrew 139" Lariat 16 20 $26,829 $30,680
SuperCrew 139" King Ranch 16 20 $29,323 $33,580
SuperCrew 139" 4WD XLT 15 19 $27,707 $31,700
SuperCrew 139" 4WD Lariat 15 19 $29,801 $34,135
SuperCrew 139" 4WD King Ranch 15 19 $32,295 $37,035
SuperCrew 139" Harley-Davidson 12 16 $32,243 $36,975
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5" WB DRW ST
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5" WB DRW ST N/A N/A $22,342 $25,305
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5" WB DRW SLT N/A N/A $23,224 $26,330
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5" WB SRW ST N/A N/A $27,823 $31,620
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5" WB SRW SLT N/A N/A $28,855 $32,820
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5" WB DRW ST N/A N/A $25,123 $28,480
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5" WB DRW SLT N/A N/A $26,155 $29,680
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5" WB DRW 4WD ST N/A N/A $24,994 $28,330
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5" WB DRW 4WD SLT N/A N/A $25,875 $29,355
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5" WB 4WD SRW ST N/A N/A $30,506 $34,710
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5" WB 4WD SRW SLT N/A N/A $31,538 $35,910
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5" WB DRW 4WD ST N/A N/A $27,805 $31,570
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5" WB DRW 4WD SLT N/A N/A $28,837 $32,770
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,893
$22,342
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,125
$25,305
Monthly Payment Estimate
$319 / month
$422 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg N/A mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 40.9 41.0
Front Hip Room (in) 61.0 65.1
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Head Room (in) 40.8 40.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 63.8 67.0
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 48.3 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 119.9 140.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - TBD - 8.2
Cab to Axle (in) - TBD - 56.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.3 79.9
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 33.2 33.0
Overhang, Front (in) 38.7 39.4
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) - TBD - 123.0
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 206.9 229.7
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - TBD - 8.0
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 73.4 73.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 50.0 51.0
Tailgate Width (in) - TBD - 63.5
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 78.8 97.9
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 60.3 66.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 20.0 20.2
Cargo Volume (ft³) 58.6 73.9
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 62.1 @ Belt - TBD -
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.2 x 0.43 13.9 x 1.18
Brake ABS System 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.1 x 0.39 13.9 x 1.26
Brake Type Power Pwr
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 25.0 35
Fuel Tank Location Midship Inboard Frame Rails
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Steering
Steering Type Power Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock NA - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 42.2 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 14.0 13.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.5 45.6
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1804 2835
Front Tire Size P235/70R16SL LT235/80R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 719 649
Spare Tire Size P235/70R16SL LT235/80R17
Front Tire Order Code T52 NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1804 2835
Spare Tire Order Code T52 NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 719 649
Rear Tire Size P235/70R16SL LT235/80R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 719 649
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1804 2835
Rear Tire Order Code T52 NA
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1,000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4,000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4,000 12000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4,000 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 400 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 600 1000
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1751 2887
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2500 4000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 6,500 17000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2281 2997
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6050 11000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3500 6150
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16.0 x 7.0 17 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16.0 x 7.0 17 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16.0 x 7.0 17 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 20.1 18
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 136
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - 1904
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540 600
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System SEFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 252 @ 3400 375 @ 4200
Engine Order Code 992 EZA
Displacement 4.2L/256 5.7L/350
Engine Oil Cooler NA None
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 202 @ 4800 345 @ 5400
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 NA
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.41 5.04
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.25 3.04
Trans Order Code 44M DDP
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 5.61
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) 11.4 11.4
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.49 1.67
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.80 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford F-150 Dodge Ram 3500
Body Code 119.9" WB 140.5" WB
Body Style Reg Cab 6.5' Styleside Reg Cab 8' Box
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front Coil Spring Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3800 6200
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 2500 NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.08 3.73
Axle Type - Front Twin Forged SLA Hypoid
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 35 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3450 9350
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) 3500 NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 35 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating Full-floating
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
 
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