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Selected Style Reg Cab 112" WB XL
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab 112" WB XL 24 29 $13,816 $14,610
Reg Cab 118" WB XL 24 29 $14,847 $15,730
Reg Cab 112" WB STX 18 23 $14,785 $16,375
Reg Cab 112" WB XLT 24 29 $14,922 $16,530
Reg Cab 112" WB Edge 18 23 $15,357 $17,025
2-Door Supercab 126" WB XL 18 23 $15,775 $17,500
Reg Cab 118" WB XLT 24 29 $15,955 $17,705
2-Door Supercab 126" WB STX 18 23 $16,471 $18,290
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD XL 17 21 $17,211 $18,300
2-Door Supercab 126" WB XLT 18 23 $16,862 $18,735
2-Door Supercab 126" WB Edge 18 23 $17,179 $19,095
Reg Cab 118" WB 4WD XL 17 21 $18,246 $19,425
4-Door Supercab 126" WB STX 18 23 $17,636 $19,615
4-Door Supercab 126" WB XLT 18 23 $17,900 $19,915
4-Door Supercab 126" WB Edge 18 23 $18,217 $20,275
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD XLT 17 21 $18,323 $20,395
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD Edge 17 21 $18,636 $20,750
2-Door Supercab 126" WB 4WD XL 16 19 $19,044 $21,215
Reg Cab 118" WB 4WD XLT 17 21 $19,357 $21,570
2-Door Supercab 126" WB 4WD XLT 16 19 $20,136 $22,455
2-Door Supercab 126" WB 4WD Edge 16 19 $20,448 $22,810
4-Door Supercab 126" WB 4WD XLT 16 19 $21,174 $23,635
4-Door Supercab 126" WB 4WD Edge 16 19 $21,487 $23,990
4-Door Supercab 126" WB 4WD FX4 Off-Rd 16 19 $22,815 $25,500
4-Door Supercab 126" WB 4WD FX4 Lvl II 16 19 $23,955 $26,795
2-Door Club Cab 131" WB ST
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Club Cab 131" WB ST 16 22 $18,233 $19,885
4-Door Quad Cab 131" WB ST 16 22 $19,509 $21,285
2-Door Club Cab 131" WB SLT 16 22 $19,795 $21,640
2-Door Club Cab 131" WB 4WD ST 16 20 $20,799 $22,735
4-Door Quad Cab 131" WB SLT 16 22 $21,071 $23,040
4-Door Quad Cab 131" WB 4WD ST 16 20 $22,065 $24,135
2-Door Club Cab 131" WB 4WD SLT 16 20 $22,361 $24,490
2-Door Club Cab 131" WB Laramie 16 22 $22,652 $24,850
4-Door Quad Cab 131" WB 4WD SLT 16 20 $23,627 $25,890
4-Door Quad Cab 131" WB Laramie 16 22 $24,008 $26,340
2-Door Club Cab 131" WB 4WD Laramie 15 19 $25,218 $27,700
4-Door Quad Cab 131" WB 4WD Laramie 15 19 $26,564 $29,190
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,816
$18,233
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,610
$19,885
Monthly Payment Estimate
$244 / month
$331 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 24 mpg 16 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 22 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 42.4 41.9
Front Hip Room (in) 52.7 54.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 39.6
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 54.5 57.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) - 57.4
Second Leg Room (in) - 32.1
Second Hip Room (in) - 56.9
Second Head Room (in) - 36.5
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in) - TBD - 7.9
Cab to Axle (in) 28.3 39.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 69.4 74.3
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 29.7 32.1
Overhang, Front (in) 33.1 38.7
Frame Width, Rear (in) 32.8 74.3
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 107.2 130.7
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 188.5 218.8
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.7 8.1
Cab to End of Frame (in) 72.2 88.1
Height, Overall (in) 66.2 68.7
Ground to Top of Frame (in) NA - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 43.9 48.8
Wheelbase (in) 111.5 131.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 40.4 45.2
Tailgate Width (in) 52.0 53.3
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 72.3 78.8
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA 30.0
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 54.4 59.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 16.5 17.6
Cargo Volume (ft³) 37.3 46.6
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) - TBD - 59.6
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel Rear Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 9.00 x 1.75 11.6 x 2.28
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.28 x 1.02 12.3 x 1.1
Brake Type Power Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17 22.0
Fuel Tank Location Midship Inboard LH
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock NA NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 39.73 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 22.0 14.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 37.74 44.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 765 - TBD -
Spare Tire Size Compact - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1594 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 765 - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P225/70R15 P245/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1594 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code NA NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size P225/70R15 P245/70R16
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 3250
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 160 325
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 325
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1600 3250
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2000 3100
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 4800 7700
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1765 2479
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 4380 6010
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2550 3806
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1245 1807
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact 16 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 6.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts NA - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 540 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 95 136
Engine
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 154 @ 3750 235 @ 3600
Engine Order Code 99D EKG
Displacement 2.3L/138 3.7L/226
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 143 @ 5250 210 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 24 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 22
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.20 2.53
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Order Code 44M DEJ
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.23
Trans Description Cont. Manual Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.72 4.23
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) 9.0 11.9
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.50 1.67
Trans Type 5 6
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.79 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.40 3.84
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Summary
Vehicle Name Ford Ranger Dodge Dakota
Body Code 111.5" WB 131.3" WB
Body Style Reg Cab 6' Styleside Club Cab 6'6" Bed
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 2750 3850
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 2200 3100
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.73 3.21
Axle Type - Front Independent SLA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 30 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2400 3100
Suspension Type - Rear 2-Stage Multi-Leaf Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 2550 3850
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 30 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear Ford Semi-Floating Semi-Floating Hypoid
Suspension Type - Front Coil Spring Independent Coil
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
 
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