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2WD Reg Cab 126" XL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 126" XL 14 20 $16,818 $17,900
2WD Reg Cab 145" XL 14 20 $17,090 $18,200
2WD Reg Cab 126" STX 14 20 $19,641 $21,490
2WD Reg Cab Flareside 126" STX 14 19 $21,273 $23,335
4WD Reg Cab 126" XL 13 17 $22,239 $23,890
2WD Reg Cab 126" XLT 14 20 $21,782 $23,910
2WD SuperCab 145" XL 14 19 $22,335 $23,995
4WD Reg Cab 145" XL 13 17 $22,511 $24,190
2WD Reg Cab 145" XLT 14 20 $22,047 $24,210
2WD SuperCab 163" XL 13 17 $22,606 $24,295
2WD Reg Cab 126" FX2 14 19 $22,450 $24,665
2WD Reg Cab 145" FX2 14 19 $22,715 $24,965
2WD SuperCab 133" STX 14 19 $23,132 $25,435
2WD SuperCab 145" STX 14 19 $23,397 $25,735
2WD Reg Cab Flareside 126" XLT 14 19 $23,415 $25,755
4WD Reg Cab 126" STX 13 17 $24,056 $26,480
2WD SuperCab Flareside 145" STX 14 19 $24,061 $26,485
2WD Reg Cab Flareside 126" FX2 14 19 $24,082 $26,510
4WD SuperCab 145" XL 13 17 $25,180 $27,140
4WD Reg Cab Flareside 126" STX 13 17 $24,720 $27,230
2WD SuperCrew 139" XL 14 19 $25,357 $27,335
4WD SuperCab 163" XL 13 17 $25,452 $27,440
2WD SuperCrew 150" XL 14 19 $25,629 $27,635
2WD SuperCab 133" XLT 14 19 $25,274 $27,855
2WD SuperCab 145" XLT 14 19 $25,539 $28,155
2WD SuperCab 163" XLT 13 17 $25,805 $28,455
4WD SuperCab 133" STX 13 17 $25,915 $28,580
4WD SuperCab 145" STX 13 17 $26,180 $28,880
4WD Reg Cab 126" XLT 13 17 $26,198 $28,900
2WD SuperCab Flareside 145" XLT 14 19 $26,203 $28,905
4WD Reg Cab 145" XLT 13 17 $26,464 $29,200
2WD SuperCab 133" FX2 14 19 $26,517 $29,260
2WD SuperCab 145" FX2 14 19 $26,782 $29,560
4WD SuperCab Flareside 145" STX 13 17 $26,844 $29,630
4WD Reg Cab Flareside 126" XLT 13 17 $26,862 $29,650
2WD SuperCrew 139" XLT 14 19 $27,398 $30,255
2WD SuperCab Flareside 145" FX2 14 19 $27,446 $30,310
2WD SuperCab 133" Lariat 13 17 $27,574 $30,455
4WD SuperCrew 139" XL 13 17 $28,203 $30,480
2WD SuperCab 145" 60th Anniversary 14 19 $27,658 $30,550
2WD SuperCrew 150" XLT 14 19 $27,663 $30,555
4WD Reg Cab 126" FX4 13 17 $27,703 $30,600
2WD SuperCab 145" Lariat 13 17 $27,840 $30,755
4WD SuperCrew 150" XL 13 17 $28,474 $30,780
4WD SuperCab 133" XLT 13 17 $28,057 $31,000
4WD SuperCab 145" XLT 13 17 $28,322 $31,300
2WD SuperCrew Flareside 150" XLT 14 19 $28,327 $31,305
4WD Reg Cab Flareside 126" FX4 13 17 $28,367 $31,350
4WD SuperCab 163" XLT 13 17 $28,588 $31,600
2WD SuperCrew 139" FX2 14 19 $28,641 $31,660
2WD SuperCrew 150" FX2 14 19 $28,906 $31,960
4WD SuperCab Flareside 145" XLT 13 17 $28,986 $32,050
2WD SuperCrew 139" 60th Anniversary 14 19 $29,517 $32,650
4WD SuperCab 133" FX4 13 17 $29,561 $32,700
2WD SuperCrew Flareside 150" FX2 14 19 $29,570 $32,710
2WD SuperCrew 139" Lariat 13 17 $29,698 $32,855
2WD SuperCrew 150" 60th Anniversary 14 19 $29,782 $32,950
4WD SuperCab 145" FX4 13 17 $29,827 $33,000
2WD SuperCrew 150" Lariat 13 17 $29,964 $33,155
4WD SuperCrew 139" XLT 13 17 $30,180 $33,400
4WD SuperCab 133" Lariat 13 17 $30,357 $33,600
4WD SuperCab 145" 60th Anniversary 13 17 $30,441 $33,695
4WD SuperCrew 150" XLT 13 17 $30,446 $33,700
4WD SuperCab Flareside 145" FX4 13 17 $30,491 $33,750
4WD SuperCab 145" Lariat 13 17 $30,623 $33,900
4WD SuperCrew Flareside 150" XLT 13 17 $31,110 $34,450
4WD SuperCrew 139" FX4 13 17 $31,685 $35,100
2WD SuperCrew 139" Limited 13 17 $31,747 $35,160
4WD SuperCrew 150" FX4 13 17 $31,951 $35,400
4WD SuperCrew 139" 60th Anniversary 13 17 $32,300 $35,795
4WD SuperCrew 139" Lariat 13 17 $32,481 $36,000
4WD SuperCrew 150" 60th Anniversary 13 17 $32,565 $36,095
4WD SuperCrew Flareside 150" FX4 13 17 $32,615 $36,150
2WD SuperCrew 139" King Ranch 13 17 $32,662 $36,205
4WD SuperCrew 150" Lariat 13 17 $32,747 $36,300
2WD SuperCrew 150" King Ranch 13 17 $32,928 $36,505
2WD SuperCrew 139" Harley-Davidson 13 17 $33,420 $37,060
AWD SuperCrew 139" Limited 13 17 $34,402 $38,160
4WD SuperCrew 139" King Ranch 13 17 $35,446 $39,350
4WD SuperCrew 150" King Ranch 13 17 $35,712 $39,650
AWD SuperCrew 139" Harley-Davidson 13 17 $36,203 $40,205
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2WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST 16 19 $19,729 $22,150
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST 16 19 $19,974 $22,435
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT 13 17 $22,554 $25,435
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT 13 17 $22,799 $25,720
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" ST 16 19 $23,370 $26,320
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST 12 16 $23,701 $26,705
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST 12 16 $23,994 $27,045
2WD Quad Cab 160.5" ST 13 17 $25,464 $28,755
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT 12 16 $25,722 $29,055
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT 12 16 $26,015 $29,395
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" ST 12 16 $27,158 $30,655
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT 13 17 $27,202 $30,775
2WD Quad Cab 160.5" SLT 13 17 $27,778 $31,445
4WD Quad Cab 160.5" ST 12 16 $28,448 $32,155
2WD Mega Cab 160.5" SLT 13 18 $29,848 $33,730
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT 12 16 $30,272 $34,275
4WD Quad Cab 160.5" SLT 12 16 $30,779 $34,865
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie 13 18 $31,893 $36,230
4WD Mega Cab 160.5" SLT 13 17 $32,668 $36,980
2WD Mega Cab 160.5" Laramie 13 18 $33,606 $38,100
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie 13 17 $35,006 $39,780
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.6
7.4
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.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 19 mpg
Interior Dimensions
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
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.0
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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 -
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
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
Midship Inboard Frame Rails
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26 26
Steering
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
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - 684
Spare Tire Size
P235/70R17 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
T72 TSB
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 3300
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
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
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3400 3700
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
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
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
EFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 16
Transmission
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
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.39 - TBD -
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
Summary
Body Code
126" WB 120.5" WB
Body Style
Reg Cab 6.5' Styleside Reg Cab 6.3' Bed
Vehicle Name
Ford F-150 Dodge Ram 1500
Suspension
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
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
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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