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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 126" XL 17 23 $22,100 $23,500
2WD Reg Cab 126" STX 17 23 $24,739 $27,010
2WD Reg Cab 126" XLT 17 23 $25,805 $28,215
2WD Reg Cab 145" XL 17 23 $22,372 $23,800
2WD Reg Cab 145" XLT 17 23 $26,075 $28,520
2WD Reg Cab 145" XL w/HD Payload Pkg 15 21 $22,372 $23,800
2WD Reg Cab 145" XLT w/HD Payload Pkg 15 21 $26,075 $28,520
2WD SuperCab 145" XL 17 23 $25,562 $27,325
2WD SuperCab 145" STX 17 23 $27,205 $29,795
2WD SuperCab 145" XLT 17 23 $28,097 $30,805
2WD SuperCab 145" FX2 15 21 $31,301 $34,425
2WD SuperCab 145" Lariat 15 21 $32,094 $35,320
2WD SuperCab 163" XL w/HD Payload Pkg 15 21 $25,834 $27,620
2WD SuperCab 163" XLT w/HD Payload Pkg 15 21 $28,362 $31,105
2WD SuperCrew 145" XL 17 23 $28,873 $30,980
2WD SuperCrew 145" XLT 17 23 $30,291 $33,285
2WD SuperCrew 145" FX2 15 21 $33,498 $36,910
2WD SuperCrew 145" Lariat 15 21 $34,291 $37,805
2WD SuperCrew 145" King Ranch 15 21 $38,736 $42,825
2WD SuperCrew 145" Platinum 15 21 $40,337 $44,635
2WD SuperCrew 145" Harley-Davidson 13 18 $44,227 $49,030
2WD SuperCrew 157" XL 15 21 $29,974 $32,195
2WD SuperCrew 157" XLT 15 21 $31,388 $34,520
2WD SuperCrew 157" FX2 15 21 $33,763 $37,205
2WD SuperCrew 157" Lariat 15 21 $34,556 $38,105
2WD SuperCrew 157" King Ranch 15 21 $39,001 $43,125
2WD SuperCrew 157" Platinum 15 21 $40,602 $44,935
4WD Reg Cab 126" XL 16 21 $26,301 $28,140
4WD Reg Cab 126" STX 16 21 $27,770 $30,435
4WD Reg Cab 126" XLT 16 21 $28,834 $31,640
4WD Reg Cab 145" XL 16 21 $26,572 $28,440
4WD Reg Cab 145" XLT 16 21 $29,100 $31,940
4WD Reg Cab 145" XL w/HD Payload Pkg 14 19 $26,572 $28,440
4WD Reg Cab 145" XLT w/HD Payload Pkg 14 19 $29,100 $31,940
4WD SuperCab 145" XL 16 21 $28,654 $30,740
4WD SuperCab 145" STX 16 21 $30,235 $33,220
4WD SuperCab 145" XLT 16 21 $31,126 $34,225
4WD SuperCab 145" FX4 14 19 $34,469 $38,005
4WD SuperCab 145" Lariat 14 19 $34,991 $38,595
4WD SuperCab 163" XL w/HD Payload Pkg 14 19 $28,925 $31,040
4WD SuperCab 163" XLT w/HD Payload Pkg 14 19 $32,220 $35,465
4WD SuperCrew 145" XL 14 19 $32,657 $35,165
4WD SuperCrew 145" XLT 14 19 $34,019 $37,495
4WD SuperCrew 145" FX4 14 19 $36,666 $40,485
4WD SuperCrew 145" Lariat 14 19 $37,187 $41,075
4WD SuperCrew 145" King Ranch 14 19 $41,632 $46,100
4WD SuperCrew 145" Platinum 14 19 $43,234 $47,910
4WD SuperCrew 145" Harley-Davidson 12 16 $47,124 $52,305
4WD SuperCrew 157" XL 14 19 $32,930 $35,465
4WD SuperCrew 157" XLT 14 19 $34,285 $37,795
4WD SuperCrew 157" FX4 14 19 $36,931 $40,785
4WD SuperCrew 157" Lariat 14 19 $37,453 $41,375
4WD SuperCrew 157" King Ranch 14 19 $41,898 $46,400
4WD SuperCrew 157" Platinum 14 19 $43,499 $48,210
4WD SuperCab 133" SVT Raptor 11 16 $38,867 $42,975
4WD SuperCrew 145" SVT Raptor 11 16 $41,433 $45,875
2WD SuperCab 163" XL 15 21 $25,834 $27,620
2WD SuperCab 163" XLT 15 21 $28,362 $31,105
4WD SuperCab 163" XL 15 21 $28,925 $31,040
4WD SuperCab 163" XLT 15 21 $32,220 $35,465
2WD SuperCrew 157" XL w/HD Payload Pkg 15 21 $29,974 $32,195
2WD SuperCrew 157" XLT w/HD Payload Pkg 15 21 $31,388 $34,520
2WD SuperCrew 157" Lariat w/HD Payload Pkg 15 21 $34,556 $38,105
4WD SuperCrew 157" XL w/HD Payload Pkg 14 19 $32,930 $35,465
4WD SuperCrew 157" XLT w/HD Payload Pkg 14 19 $34,285 $37,795
4WD SuperCrew 157" Lariat w/HD Payload Pkg 14 19 $37,453 $41,375
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Express
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST 14 20 $21,080 $22,570
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Tradesman 14 20 $21,080 $22,570
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Express 14 20 $21,080 $22,570
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT 14 20 $24,791 $26,650
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Outdoorsman 14 20 $24,791 $26,650
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" R/T 14 20 $29,644 $32,135
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST 14 20 $21,345 $22,870
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" Tradesman 14 20 $21,345 $22,870
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT 14 20 $25,056 $26,950
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 14 20 $25,056 $26,950
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" ST 14 20 $24,974 $26,695
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT 14 20 $28,785 $30,865
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Big Horn 14 20 $28,785 $30,865
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Lone Star 14 20 $28,785 $30,865
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 14 20 $28,785 $30,865
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Sport 14 20 $33,025 $35,630
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie 14 20 $35,945 $38,910
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" ST 14 20 $28,550 $30,740
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Big Horn 14 20 $30,845 $33,220
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" SLT 14 20 $30,845 $33,220
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Lone Star 14 20 $30,845 $33,220
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 14 20 $30,845 $33,220
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Sport 14 20 $34,619 $37,485
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie 14 20 $37,173 $40,370
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Longhorn Edition 14 20 $39,744 $43,275
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST 14 19 $24,743 $26,585
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Tradesman 13 19 $24,743 $26,585
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Express 13 19 $24,743 $26,585
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT 14 19 $28,060 $30,220
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Outdoorsman 14 19 $28,060 $30,220
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Sport 13 19 $32,339 $35,055
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST 14 19 $25,008 $26,885
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" Tradesman 13 19 $25,008 $26,885
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT 14 19 $28,325 $30,520
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 14 19 $28,325 $30,520
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" ST 14 19 $29,003 $31,105
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT 14 19 $31,756 $34,085
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Big Horn 13 19 $31,756 $34,085
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Lone Star 13 19 $31,756 $34,085
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 14 19 $31,756 $34,085
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Sport 13 19 $35,997 $38,850
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie 13 19 $38,498 $41,660
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" ST 14 19 $31,480 $33,960
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" SLT 14 19 $33,774 $36,440
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Big Horn 13 19 $33,774 $36,440
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Lone Star 13 19 $33,774 $36,440
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 14 19 $33,774 $36,440
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Sport 13 19 $37,549 $40,705
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie 13 19 $40,036 $43,515
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Longhorn Edition 13 19 $42,607 $46,420
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Express 14 20 $24,974 $26,695
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Express 13 19 $29,003 $31,105
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Express 14 20 $28,550 $30,740
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Express 13 19 $31,480 $33,960
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" Tradesman HD 14 20 $26,686 $28,905
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Tradesman 14 20 $24,974 $26,695
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Tradesman 14 20 $28,550 $30,740
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Tradesman 13 19 $29,003 $31,105
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Tradesman 13 19 $31,480 $33,960
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Limited Edition 14 20 $39,744 $43,275
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Limited Edition 13 19 $42,607 $46,420
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,100
$21,080
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,500
$22,570
Monthly Payment Estimate
$392 / month
$376 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line Efficient and burly, the 2012 Ford F-150 shares the lead in full-size trucks thanks to extreme capability and extreme high-tech features. The 2012 Ram 1500 is big and burly yet very detail-oriented; and for those who want a good ride and refined interior, it's one of the best bets.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 41.0
Front Hip Room (in) 60.5 62.9
Front Head Room (in) 41.0 40.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 66.6 66.0
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 125.8 120.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - TBD - 9.7
Cab to Axle (in) - TBD - 36.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.2 79.4
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 34.1 34.8
Overhang, Front (in) 38.3 40.0
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 134.4 123.7
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 213.1 209.0
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - TBD - 9.0
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 74.6 74.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 60.3 66.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 50.0 51.0
Tailgate Width (in) 60.3 60.4
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) 22.4 20.1
Cargo Volume (ft³) 65.5 57.5
Brakes
Brake Type Pwr 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 0.5 13.8 x 0.9
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.8 x 0.6 13.2 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26 26.0
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 20.0 19.1
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 20.0 Variable
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 41.7 39.3
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size P235/75R17 P275/60R20
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size P235/75R17 Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code T7B TTJ
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code T7B TBS
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P235/75R17 P275/60R20
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code T7B TTJ
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 825 1365
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1375 - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5500 9100
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5500 - TBD -
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3500 3900
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2010 1968
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6450 6200
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3150 3900
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2675 2739
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 10400 14000
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 20 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 20 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 15.0 14.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 155 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 750 730
Maximum Alternator Watts 2100 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 278 @ 4000 407 @ 4000
Engine Order Code 99M EZH
Displacement 3.7L/226 5.7L/345
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 302 @ 6500 390 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V8
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 19 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 14
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.52 1.50
Trans Type 6 6
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.86 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.40 3.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.34 1.67
Trans Order Code 446 DG1
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.14 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.17 3.00
Summary
Body Style Regular Cab Pickup Regular Cab Pickup
Vehicle Name Ford F-150 Ram 1500
Body Code 126" WB 120.5" WB
Suspension
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Float Beam Solid
Suspension Type - Front Double-wishbone Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.3 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3800 3900
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3150 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.55 3.55
Axle Type - Front Long-Spindle NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 32.0 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3750 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Live axle Multi-link coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3500 - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 36.1 - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type Fully-boxed Ladder type
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 9.6 11.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat - -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat - -
Rollover Rating
 
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