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Reg Cab 120" XL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab 120" XL 17 20 $16,893 $19,125
Reg Cab 139" XL 17 20 $17,151 $19,425
Reg Cab Flareside 120" XL 17 20 $17,619 $19,970
Supercab 139" XL 17 20 $19,171 $21,775
Reg Cab 120" XLT 17 20 $19,189 $21,795
Supercab 157" XL 17 20 $19,429 $22,075
Reg Cab 139" XLT 17 20 $19,447 $22,095
Reg Cab 120" 4WD XL 16 20 $19,765 $22,465
Supercab Flareside 139" XL 17 20 $19,899 $22,620
Reg Cab Flareside 120" XLT 17 20 $19,915 $22,640
Reg Cab 139" 4WD XL 16 20 $20,023 $22,765
Reg Cab Flareside 120" 4WD XL 16 20 $20,491 $23,310
Supercab 139" XLT 17 20 $21,635 $24,640
Supercab 139" XLT Heritage 17 20 $21,635 $24,640
Supercab 157" XLT 17 19 $21,893 $24,940
Reg Cab 120" 4WD XLT 16 20 $22,125 $25,210
Supercab Flareside 139" XLT 17 20 $22,363 $25,485
Reg Cab 139" 4WD XLT 16 20 $22,384 $25,510
Supercab 139" 4WD XL 14 18 $22,495 $25,640
Supercab 157" 4WD XL 14 18 $22,753 $25,940
Reg Cab Flareside 120" 4WD XLT 16 20 $22,853 $26,055
Supercab Flareside 139" 4WD XL 14 18 $23,223 $26,485
Supercab 139" Lariat 15 19 $24,796 $28,315
Supercab 139" 4WD XLT 14 18 $24,917 $28,455
Supercab 139" 4WD XLT Heritage 14 18 $24,917 $28,455
SuperCrew 139" XLT 16 20 $24,943 $28,485
Supercab 157" Lariat 15 19 $25,054 $28,615
Supercab 157" 4WD XLT 14 18 $25,175 $28,755
Supercab Flareside 139" Lariat 15 19 $25,523 $29,160
Supercab Flareside 139" 4WD XLT 14 18 $25,643 $29,300
SuperCrew 139" Lariat 16 20 $26,829 $30,680
Supercab 139" 4WD Lariat 15 19 $27,629 $31,610
SuperCrew 139" 4WD XLT 15 19 $27,707 $31,700
Supercab 157" 4WD Lariat 15 19 $27,887 $31,910
Supercab Flareside 139" King Ranch 15 19 $27,931 $31,960
Supercab Flareside 139" 4WD Lariat 15 19 $28,357 $32,455
Reg Cab Flareside 120" Lightning 12 16 $28,733 $32,515
SuperCrew 139" King Ranch 16 20 $29,323 $33,580
SuperCrew 139" 4WD Lariat 15 19 $29,801 $34,135
Suprcb Flreside 139" 4WD King Ranch 15 19 $30,765 $35,255
SuperCrew 139" Harley-Davidson 12 16 $32,243 $36,975
SuperCrew 139" 4WD King Ranch 15 19 $32,295 $37,035
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2-Door Reg Cab 140.5" WB DRW ST
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
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5" WB DRW 4WD ST N/A N/A $24,994 $28,330
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5" WB DRW ST N/A N/A $25,123 $28,480
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5" WB DRW 4WD SLT N/A N/A $25,875 $29,355
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5" WB DRW SLT N/A N/A $26,155 $29,680
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5" WB DRW 4WD ST N/A N/A $27,805 $31,570
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5" WB SRW ST N/A N/A $27,823 $31,620
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5" WB DRW 4WD SLT N/A N/A $28,837 $32,770
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5" WB SRW SLT N/A N/A $28,855 $32,820
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,893
$22,342
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,125
$25,305
Monthly Payment Estimate
$319 / month
$422 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
20 mpg N/A mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
63.8 67.0
Front Leg Room (in)
40.9 41.0
Front Hip Room (in)
61.0 65.1
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 40.9
Passenger Capacity
3 3
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- TBD - 8.0
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
73.4 73.8
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
25.0 35
Fuel Tank Location
Midship Inboard Frame Rails
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
40.5 45.6
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
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
719 649
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1804 2835
Rear Tire Order Code
T52 NA
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
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
600 1000
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
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3500 6150
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
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
20.1 18
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 136
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - 1904
Engine
Displacement
4.2L/256 5.7L/350
Engine Oil Cooler
NA None
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
202 @ 4800 345 @ 5400
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
SEFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
252 @ 3400 375 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
992 EZA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 NA
Transmission
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.41 5.04
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.25 3.04
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
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
Summary
Body Style
Reg Cab 6.5' Styleside Reg Cab 8' Box
Vehicle Name
Ford F-150 Dodge Ram 3500
Body Code
119.9" WB 140.5" WB
Suspension
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
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
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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