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Reg Cab 126" XL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab 126" XL 15 20 $17,473 $18,930
Reg Cab 145" XL 15 20 $17,736 $19,225
Reg Cab 126" STX 15 20 $19,095 $21,230
Reg Cab Flareside 126" STX 15 20 $20,752 $23,135
Reg Cab 126" XLT 15 20 $21,044 $23,470
Reg Cab 145" XLT 15 20 $21,301 $23,765
Reg Cab 126" 4WD XL 14 18 $22,003 $24,020
Supercab 145" XL 15 19 $22,083 $24,110
Reg Cab 145" 4WD XL 14 18 $22,265 $24,315
Supercab 163" XL 14 19 $22,345 $24,405
Reg Cab Flareside 126" XLT 16 20 $22,701 $25,375
Supercab 133" STX 15 19 $22,745 $25,425
Supercab 145" STX 15 19 $23,006 $25,725
Reg Cab 126" 4WD STX 14 18 $23,628 $26,440
Supercab Flareside 145" STX 15 19 $23,754 $26,585
Supercab 145" 4WD XL 14 18 $24,775 $27,135
Reg Cab Flareside 126" 4WD STX 14 18 $24,376 $27,300
Supercab 163" 4WD XL 14 18 $25,038 $27,430
Supercab 133" XLT 15 19 $24,863 $27,860
Supercab 145" XLT 15 19 $25,129 $28,165
Supercab 163" XLT 14 19 $25,385 $28,460
Supercab 133" 4WD STX 14 18 $25,438 $28,520
Reg Cab 126" 4WD XLT 14 18 $25,572 $28,675
Supercab 145" 4WD STX 14 18 $25,699 $28,820
Reg Cab 145" 4WD XLT 14 18 $25,833 $28,975
Supercab Flareside 145" XLT 15 19 $25,881 $29,030
Reg Cab Flareside 126" 4WD XLT 14 18 $26,325 $29,540
Supercab Flareside 145" 4WD STX 14 18 $26,446 $29,680
SuperCrew 139" XLT 15 19 $26,864 $30,160
SuperCrew 150" XLT 15 19 $27,125 $30,460
Supercab 133" Lariat 14 19 $27,138 $30,475
Supercab 145" Lariat 14 19 $27,399 $30,775
Supercab 133" 4WD XLT 14 18 $27,482 $30,870
Reg Cab 126" 4WD FX4 14 18 $27,721 $31,145
Supercab 145" 4WD XLT 14 18 $27,747 $31,175
SuperCrew Flareside 150" XLT 15 19 $27,848 $31,290
Supercab 163" 4WD XLT 14 18 $28,008 $31,475
Reg Cab Flareside 126" 4WD FX4 14 18 $28,469 $32,005
Supercab Flareside 145" 4WD XLT 14 18 $28,500 $32,040
SuperCrew 139" Lariat 14 19 $29,457 $33,140
SuperCrew 139" 4WD XLT 14 18 $29,618 $33,325
Supercab 133" 4WD FX4 14 18 $29,631 $33,340
SuperCrew 150" Lariat 14 19 $29,718 $33,440
SuperCrew 150" 4WD XLT 15 18 $29,879 $33,625
Supercab 145" 4WD FX4 14 18 $29,896 $33,645
Supercab 133" 4WD Lariat 14 18 $30,005 $33,770
Supercab 145" 4WD Lariat 14 18 $30,266 $34,070
SuperCrew Flareside 150" 4WD XLT 15 18 $30,601 $34,455
Supercab Flareside 145" 4WD FX4 14 18 $30,644 $34,505
Supercab 145" Harley-Davidson 14 19 $30,875 $34,770
SuperCrew 139" 4WD FX4 14 18 $31,627 $35,635
SuperCrew 150" 4WD FX4 14 18 $31,888 $35,935
SuperCrew 139" King Ranch 14 19 $32,210 $36,305
SuperCrew 139" 4WD Lariat 14 18 $32,459 $36,590
SuperCrew 150" King Ranch 14 19 $32,471 $36,605
SuperCrew Flareside 150" 4WD FX4 14 18 $32,611 $36,765
SuperCrew 150" 4WD Lariat 14 18 $32,720 $36,890
Supercab 145" 4WD Harley-Davidson 14 18 $33,933 $38,285
SuperCrew 139" 4WD King Ranch 14 18 $35,212 $39,755
SuperCrew 150" 4WD King Ranch 14 18 $35,473 $40,055
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2-Door Reg Cab 140.5 ST
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5 ST N/A N/A $22,540 $25,535
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5 SLT N/A N/A $23,920 $27,140
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5 ST N/A N/A $24,998 $28,335
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5 ST N/A N/A $25,162 $28,525
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5 4WD ST N/A N/A $25,346 $28,740
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5 Laramie N/A N/A $25,916 $29,460
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5 SLT N/A N/A $26,546 $30,135
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5 SLT N/A N/A $26,710 $30,325
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5 4WD SLT N/A N/A $26,727 $30,345
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5 4WD ST N/A N/A $27,702 $31,450
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5 4WD ST N/A N/A $27,865 $31,640
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5 4WD Laramie N/A N/A $28,722 $32,665
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5 Laramie N/A N/A $28,722 $32,665
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5 Laramie N/A N/A $28,885 $32,855
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5 4WD SLT N/A N/A $29,250 $33,250
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5 4WD SLT N/A N/A $29,413 $33,440
4-Door Mega Cab 160.5 SLT N/A N/A $30,319 $34,365
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5 4WD Laramie N/A N/A $31,426 $35,780
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5 4WD Laramie N/A N/A $31,589 $35,970
4-Door Mega Cab 160.5 4WD SLT N/A N/A $33,033 $37,480
4-Door Mega Cab 160.5 Laramie N/A N/A $34,701 $39,460
4-Door Mega Cab 160.5 4WD Laramie N/A N/A $37,415 $42,575
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,473
$22,540
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,930
$25,535
Monthly Payment Estimate
$316 / month
$426 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
20 mpg N/A mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
40.9 40.2
Passenger Capacity
3 3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
66.5 67.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.0
Front Hip Room (in)
65.4 65.1
Exterior Dimensions
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
211.2 229.7
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- TBD - 7.1
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
73.7 73.8
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
48.4 49.9
Wheelbase (in)
126.0 140.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- TBD - 8.4
Cab to Axle (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.9 79.9
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
33.1 36.2
Overhang, Front (in)
36.9 39.4
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
22.3 20.2
Cargo Volume (ft³)
65.5 74.9
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
62.4 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
50.0 51.0
Tailgate Width (in)
65.2 60.6
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
78.8 98.3
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
60.3 66.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 0.55 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)
13.7 x 0.47 13.9 x 1.18
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26 35
Fuel Tank Location
Midship Inboard Frame Rails
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.8 44.6
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
20.0 - TBD -
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P235/70R17 LT245/70R17E
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1953 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code
T72 TWD
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1953 - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P235/70R17 LT245/70R17E
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
P235/70R17 LT245/70R17E
Front Tire Order Code
T72 TWD
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1953 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
T72 TWD
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
240 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 940
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2400 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 9400
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6500 8650
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3400 6000
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1976 2340
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3400 4410
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7200 15000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2549 3127
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
19.7 18.7
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
1650 1904
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
110 136
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Engine
Displacement
4.2L/256 5.7L/350
Engine Oil Cooler
NA None
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
202 @ 4350 330 @ 4800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 3750 375 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
992 EZA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 NA
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
11.4 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 2.10
Trans Type
5 6
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.80 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.39 5.74
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.25 3.48
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
44M DEG
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.38
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.90 6.29
Summary
Body Style
Reg Cab 6.5' Styleside Reg Cab 8' Box
Vehicle Name
Ford F-150 Dodge Ram 2500
Body Code
126" WB 140.5" WB
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3850 NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
36 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Full-floating
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Spring Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.34 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3800 6150
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3150 NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.31 3.73
Axle Type - Front
Double Wishbone Hypoid
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
4150 5200
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf Spring Leaf
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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