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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 126" XL 14 20 $16,818 $17,900
2WD Reg Cab 126" STX 14 20 $19,641 $21,490
2WD Reg Cab 126" XLT 14 20 $21,782 $23,910
2WD Reg Cab 126" FX2 14 19 $22,450 $24,665
2WD Reg Cab 145" XL 14 20 $17,090 $18,200
2WD Reg Cab 145" XLT 14 20 $22,047 $24,210
2WD Reg Cab 145" FX2 14 19 $22,715 $24,965
2WD Reg Cab Flareside 126" STX 14 19 $21,273 $23,335
2WD Reg Cab Flareside 126" XLT 14 19 $23,415 $25,755
2WD Reg Cab Flareside 126" FX2 14 19 $24,082 $26,510
2WD SuperCab 133" STX 14 19 $23,132 $25,435
2WD SuperCab 133" XLT 14 19 $25,274 $27,855
2WD SuperCab 133" FX2 14 19 $26,517 $29,260
2WD SuperCab 133" Lariat 13 17 $27,574 $30,455
2WD SuperCab 145" XL 14 19 $22,335 $23,995
2WD SuperCab 145" STX 14 19 $23,397 $25,735
2WD SuperCab 145" XLT 14 19 $25,539 $28,155
2WD SuperCab 145" FX2 14 19 $26,782 $29,560
2WD SuperCab 145" Lariat 13 17 $27,840 $30,755
2WD SuperCab 163" XL 13 17 $22,606 $24,295
2WD SuperCab 163" XLT 13 17 $25,805 $28,455
2WD SuperCab Flareside 145" STX 14 19 $24,061 $26,485
2WD SuperCab Flareside 145" XLT 14 19 $26,203 $28,905
2WD SuperCab Flareside 145" FX2 14 19 $27,446 $30,310
2WD SuperCrew 139" XL 14 19 $25,357 $27,335
2WD SuperCrew 139" XLT 14 19 $27,398 $30,255
2WD SuperCrew 139" FX2 14 19 $28,641 $31,660
2WD SuperCrew 139" Lariat 13 17 $29,698 $32,855
2WD SuperCrew 139" King Ranch 13 17 $32,662 $36,205
2WD SuperCrew 139" Limited 13 17 $31,747 $35,160
2WD SuperCrew 139" Harley-Davidson 13 17 $33,420 $37,060
2WD SuperCrew 150" XL 14 19 $25,629 $27,635
2WD SuperCrew 150" XLT 14 19 $27,663 $30,555
2WD SuperCrew 150" FX2 14 19 $28,906 $31,960
2WD SuperCrew 150" Lariat 13 17 $29,964 $33,155
2WD SuperCrew 150" King Ranch 13 17 $32,928 $36,505
2WD SuperCrew Flareside 150" XLT 14 19 $28,327 $31,305
2WD SuperCrew Flareside 150" FX2 14 19 $29,570 $32,710
4WD Reg Cab 126" XL 13 17 $22,239 $23,890
4WD Reg Cab 126" STX 13 17 $24,056 $26,480
4WD Reg Cab 126" XLT 13 17 $26,198 $28,900
4WD Reg Cab 126" FX4 13 17 $27,703 $30,600
4WD Reg Cab 145" XL 13 17 $22,511 $24,190
4WD Reg Cab 145" XLT 13 17 $26,464 $29,200
4WD Reg Cab Flareside 126" STX 13 17 $24,720 $27,230
4WD Reg Cab Flareside 126" XLT 13 17 $26,862 $29,650
4WD Reg Cab Flareside 126" FX4 13 17 $28,367 $31,350
4WD SuperCab 133" STX 13 17 $25,915 $28,580
4WD SuperCab 133" XLT 13 17 $28,057 $31,000
4WD SuperCab 133" FX4 13 17 $29,561 $32,700
4WD SuperCab 133" Lariat 13 17 $30,357 $33,600
4WD SuperCab 145" XL 13 17 $25,180 $27,140
4WD SuperCab 145" STX 13 17 $26,180 $28,880
4WD SuperCab 145" XLT 13 17 $28,322 $31,300
4WD SuperCab 145" FX4 13 17 $29,827 $33,000
4WD SuperCab 145" Lariat 13 17 $30,623 $33,900
4WD SuperCab 163" XL 13 17 $25,452 $27,440
4WD SuperCab 163" XLT 13 17 $28,588 $31,600
4WD SuperCab Flareside 145" STX 13 17 $26,844 $29,630
4WD SuperCab Flareside 145" XLT 13 17 $28,986 $32,050
4WD SuperCab Flareside 145" FX4 13 17 $30,491 $33,750
4WD SuperCrew 139" XL 13 17 $28,203 $30,480
4WD SuperCrew 139" XLT 13 17 $30,180 $33,400
4WD SuperCrew 139" FX4 13 17 $31,685 $35,100
4WD SuperCrew 139" Lariat 13 17 $32,481 $36,000
4WD SuperCrew 139" King Ranch 13 17 $35,446 $39,350
AWD SuperCrew 139" Limited 13 17 $34,402 $38,160
AWD SuperCrew 139" Harley-Davidson 13 17 $36,203 $40,205
4WD SuperCrew 150" XL 13 17 $28,474 $30,780
4WD SuperCrew 150" XLT 13 17 $30,446 $33,700
4WD SuperCrew 150" FX4 13 17 $31,951 $35,400
4WD SuperCrew 150" Lariat 13 17 $32,747 $36,300
4WD SuperCrew 150" King Ranch 13 17 $35,712 $39,650
4WD SuperCrew Flareside 150" XLT 13 17 $31,110 $34,450
4WD SuperCrew Flareside 150" FX4 13 17 $32,615 $36,150
2WD SuperCab 145" 60th Anniversary 14 19 $27,658 $30,550
2WD SuperCrew 139" 60th Anniversary 14 19 $29,517 $32,650
2WD SuperCrew 150" 60th Anniversary 14 19 $29,782 $32,950
4WD SuperCab 145" 60th Anniversary 13 17 $30,441 $33,695
4WD SuperCrew 139" 60th Anniversary 13 17 $32,300 $35,795
4WD SuperCrew 150" 60th Anniversary 13 17 $32,565 $36,095
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST 16 19 $19,729 $22,150
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT 13 17 $22,554 $25,435
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST 16 19 $19,974 $22,435
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT 13 17 $22,799 $25,720
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" ST 16 19 $23,370 $26,320
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT 13 17 $27,202 $30,775
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie 13 18 $31,893 $36,230
2WD Quad Cab 160.5" ST 13 17 $25,464 $28,755
2WD Quad Cab 160.5" SLT 13 17 $27,778 $31,445
2WD Mega Cab 160.5" SLT 13 18 $29,848 $33,730
2WD Mega Cab 160.5" Laramie 13 18 $33,606 $38,100
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST 12 16 $23,701 $26,705
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT 12 16 $25,722 $29,055
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST 12 16 $23,994 $27,045
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT 12 16 $26,015 $29,395
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" ST 12 16 $27,158 $30,655
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT 12 16 $30,272 $34,275
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie 13 17 $35,006 $39,780
4WD Quad Cab 160.5" ST 12 16 $28,448 $32,155
4WD Quad Cab 160.5" SLT 12 16 $30,779 $34,865
4WD Mega Cab 160.5" SLT 13 17 $32,668 $36,980
4WD Mega Cab 160.5" Laramie 13 17 $36,426 $41,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,818
$19,729
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,900
$22,150
Monthly Payment Estimate
$298 / month
$369 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The Ford F-150 is a solid truck that is due for its 2009 model makeover, but it’s good enough that it may be all the truck you need or want. The 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 is a solid truck due for its 2009 model makeover, but it's good enough that it may be all the truck you need or want.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 19 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.0
Front Hip Room (in) 65.4 65.0
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Head Room (in) 40.9 40.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 66.5 67.0
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - TBD - 8.2
Cab to Axle (in) - TBD - 36.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 78.9 79.6
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 33.2 32.9
Overhang, Front (in) 36.9 39.3
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - 41.8
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) - TBD - 122.9
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 211.2 207.7
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - TBD - 7.4
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 47.9
Wheelbase (in) 126.0 120.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 50.0 51.0
Tailgate Width (in) 65.2 63.5
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 78.8 76.3
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 60.3 66.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 22.3 20.2
Cargo Volume (ft³) 65.5 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 62.4 - 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) 13.7 x 0.47 13.9 x 0.86
Brake ABS System 4-wheel Rear Wheel
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 13.2 x 1.10
Brake Type Power Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26 26
Fuel Tank Location Midship Inboard Frame Rails
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock NA - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 20.0 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 41.8 41.5
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - 684
Spare Tire Size P235/70R17 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code T72 TSB
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1986 2004
Spare Tire Order Code T72 TBB
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - 684
Rear Tire Size P235/70R17 P245/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1986 2004
Rear Tire Order Code T72 TSB
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1986 - TBD -
Front Tire Size P235/70R17 P245/70R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 3300
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 360 330
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 330
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2400 3300
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3400 3700
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 7200 8000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2537 2543
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6500 6025
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3400 3900
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1987 1972
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel 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
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 19.7 16.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts 1650 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 110 136
Engine
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System EFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 260 @ 3750 235 @ 4000
Engine Order Code 992 EKG
Displacement 4.2L/256 3.7L/226
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 202 @ 4350 210 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 19
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.25 - TBD -
Trans Order Code 44M DEJ
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA - TBD -
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.90 - TBD -
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) 11.4 - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.49 - TBD -
Trans Type 5 6
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.80 - TBD -
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.39 - TBD -
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.34 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3800 - TBD -
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3150 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.31 3.21
Axle Type - Front Double Wishbone NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 4150 - TBD -
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 - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 36 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating Semi-floating
Suspension Type - Front Coil Spring Independent SLA
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
 
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