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Selected Style Reg Cab 126" XL
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab 126" XL 15 19 $18,902 $21,455
Reg Cab 126" STX 15 19 $19,616 $22,285
Reg Cab 126" XLT 15 19 $21,602 $24,595
Reg Cab 145" XL 15 19 $19,160 $21,755
Reg Cab 145" XLT 15 19 $21,860 $24,895
Reg Cab 126" 4WD XL 14 18 $21,796 $24,820
Reg Cab 126" 4WD STX 14 18 $22,488 $25,625
Reg Cab 126" 4WD XLT 14 18 $24,538 $28,010
Reg Cab 126" 4WD FX4 14 18 $26,344 $30,110
Reg Cab 145" 4WD XL 14 18 $22,054 $25,120
Reg Cab 145" 4WD XLT 14 18 $24,796 $28,310
Reg Cab Flareside 126" STX 15 19 $20,342 $23,130
Reg Cab Flareside 126" XLT 15 19 $22,328 $25,440
Reg Cab Flareside 126" 4WD STX 14 18 $23,214 $26,470
Reg Cab Flareside 126" 4WD XLT 14 18 $25,266 $28,855
Reg Cab Flareside 126" 4WD FX4 14 18 $27,072 $30,955
Supercab 133" STX 15 19 $21,636 $24,635
Supercab 133" XLT 15 19 $23,790 $27,140
Supercab 133" Lariat 15 19 $26,138 $29,870
Supercab 145" XL 15 19 $21,336 $24,285
Supercab 145" STX 15 19 $21,894 $24,935
Supercab 145" XLT 15 19 $24,048 $27,440
Supercab 145" Lariat 15 19 $26,396 $30,170
Supercab 163" XL 15 19 $21,594 $24,585
Supercab 163" XLT 15 19 $24,306 $27,740
Supercab 133" 4WD STX 14 18 $24,315 $27,750
Supercab 133" 4WD XLT 14 18 $26,426 $30,205
Supercab 133" 4WD FX4 14 18 $28,232 $32,305
Supercab 133" 4WD Lariat 14 18 $28,972 $33,165
Supercab 145" 4WD XL 14 18 $24,014 $27,400
Supercab 145" 4WD STX 14 18 $24,573 $28,050
Supercab 145" 4WD XLT 14 18 $26,684 $30,505
Supercab 145" 4WD FX4 14 18 $28,490 $32,605
Supercab 145" 4WD Lariat 14 18 $29,230 $33,465
Supercab 163" 4WD XL 14 18 $24,272 $27,700
Supercab 163" 4WD XLT 14 18 $26,942 $30,805
Supercab Flareside 145" STX 15 19 $22,620 $25,780
Supercab Flareside 145" XLT 15 19 $24,776 $28,285
Supercab Flareside 145" 4WD STX 14 18 $25,300 $28,895
Supercab Flareside 145" 4WD XLT 14 18 $27,411 $31,350
Supercab Flareside 145" 4WD FX4 14 18 $29,217 $33,450
SuperCrew 139" XLT 15 19 $25,768 $29,440
SuperCrew 139" Lariat 15 19 $28,430 $32,535
SuperCrew 139" 4WD XLT 14 18 $28,534 $32,655
SuperCrew 139" 4WD FX4 14 18 $30,210 $34,605
SuperCrew 139" 4WD Lariat 14 18 $31,402 $35,990
Heritage Reg Cab 120" XL 17 20 $17,314 $19,610
Heritage Reg Cab 120" XLT 17 20 $19,640 $22,315
Heritage Reg Cab 139" XL 17 20 $17,572 $19,910
Heritage Reg Cab 139" XLT 17 20 $19,898 $22,615
Heritage Reg Cab 120" 4WD XL 15 19 $20,217 $22,985
Heritage Reg Cab 120" 4WD XLT 15 19 $22,578 $25,730
Heritage Reg Cab 139" 4WD XL 15 19 $20,475 $23,285
Heritage Reg Cab 139" 4WD XLT 15 19 $22,836 $26,030
Heritage Reg Cab Flareside 120" XL 17 20 $18,072 $20,490
Heritage Reg Cab Flareside 120" XLT 17 20 $20,368 $23,160
Heritage Reg Cab Flareside 120" Lightning 13 16 $29,190 $33,035
Heritage Reg Cab Flareside 120" 4WD XL 15 19 $20,944 $23,830
Heritage Reg Cab Flareside 120" 4WD XLT 15 19 $23,304 $26,575
Heritage Supercab 139" XL 17 20 $19,624 $22,295
Heritage Supercab 139" XLT 17 20 $22,088 $25,160
Heritage Supercab 157" XL 15 19 $19,882 $22,595
Heritage Supercab 157" XLT 15 19 $22,346 $25,460
Heritage Supercab 139" 4WD XL 14 18 $22,948 $26,160
Heritage Supercab 139" 4WD XLT 14 18 $25,368 $28,975
Heritage Supercab 157" 4WD XL 14 18 $23,206 $26,460
Heritage Supercab 157" 4WD XLT 14 18 $25,626 $29,275
2-Door Reg Cab 120.5" WB ST
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Reg Cab 120.5" WB ST 16 21 $17,655 $19,855
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5" WB ST 16 21 $17,900 $20,140
2-Door Reg Cab 120.5" WB SLT 14 19 $20,407 $23,055
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5" WB SLT 14 19 $20,652 $23,340
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5" WB ST 16 21 $21,283 $24,015
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5" WB ST 14 19 $22,199 $25,080
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5" WB SLT 14 19 $23,691 $26,815
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5" WB SLT 14 19 $23,932 $27,095
2-Door Reg Cab 120.5" WB 4WD ST 13 17 $21,236 $23,960
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5" WB 4WD ST 13 17 $21,528 $24,300
2-Door Reg Cab 120.5" WB 4WD SLT 13 17 $23,399 $26,475
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5" WB 4WD SLT 13 17 $23,691 $26,815
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5" WB 4WD ST 13 17 $24,735 $28,000
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5" WB 4WD ST 13 17 $25,019 $28,330
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5" WB 4WD SLT 13 17 $26,356 $29,885
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5" WB 4WD SLT 13 17 $26,640 $30,215
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,902
$17,655
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,455
$19,855
Monthly Payment Estimate
$358 / month
$331 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 19 mpg 21 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.0
Front Hip Room (in) 65.3 64.9
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Head Room (in) 40.9 40.9
Front Shoulder Room (in) 66.5 67.0
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - 47.3
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 48.4 47.9
Wheelbase (in) 126.5 120.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - TBD - 8.3
Cab to Axle (in) - TBD - 36.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.9 79.9
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 31.6 34.0
Overhang, Front (in) 36.9 39.4
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - 36.3
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) - TBD - 123.0
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 211.2 207.7
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - TBD - 8.1
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - 4.9
Height, Overall (in) 72.8 74.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³) 65.5 57.7
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 62.4 63.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 50.0 51.0
Tailgate Width (in) - TBD - 63.5
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 78.8 75.9
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) 17.2 N/A -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 60.3 66.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 22.3 20.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x - TBD - 13.2 x 1.1
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) 13.7 x - TBD - 13.8 x .87
Brake ABS System 4-wheel Rear Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26 26
Fuel Tank Location Midship Inboard Frame Rails
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock NA NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 20.0 NA
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 41.8 39.3
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1953 2004
Front Tire Size P235/70R17 P245/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - 686
Spare Tire Size P235/70R17 P245/70R17
Front Tire Order Code T72 NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1953 2004
Spare Tire Order Code T72 NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - 686
Rear Tire Size P235/70R17 P245/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - 686
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1953 2004
Rear Tire Order Code T72 NA
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1625 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 3300
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 6500 3300
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 6500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 330
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 975 330
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2046 2032
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3450 3650
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 11500 8,000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2712 2484
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6650 6350
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3400 3900
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 19.7 17
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 136
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts 1950 1904
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540 600
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 231 @ 4750 215 @ 5200
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas V6
Fuel System EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 293 @ 3500 235 @ 4000
Engine Order Code 99W EKG
Displacement 4.6L/281 3.7L/226
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 19 21
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.32 3.57
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.55 2.33
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Order Code 44A DDC
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84 4.03
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA 11.9
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.38
Trans Type 4 5
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford F-150 Dodge Ram 1500
Body Code 126" WB 120.5" WB
Body Style Reg Cab 6.5' Styleside Reg Cab 6.3' Bed
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - NA
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating Semi-floating
Suspension Type - Front Coil Spring Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) NA NA
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3800 3900
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3450 3650
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.31 3.55
Axle Type - Front Double Wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - NA
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 4150 3650
Suspension Type - Rear Leaf Spring Leaf spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3850 3800
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
 
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