Compare 1998 GMC Sierra 1500 Special vs 1998 Ford Ranger

1998 GMC Sierra 1500 Special
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Reg Cab 117.5" WB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab 117.5" WB 17 23 $13,665 $15,100
Reg Cab 131.5" WB 17 23 $13,955 $15,420
Reg Cab 117.5" WB 4WD 16 20 $17,014 $18,800
Reg Cab 131.5" WB 4WD 16 20 $17,303 $19,120
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Reg Cab 112" WB XL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab 112" WB XL 22 27 $10,927 $11,485
Reg Cab 118" WB XL 22 27 $11,359 $11,955
Reg Cab 112" WB XLT 22 27 $12,068 $13,305
Reg Cab 118" WB XLT 22 27 $12,553 $13,855
Supercab 126" WB XL 22 27 $13,507 $14,940
Reg Cab 112" WB SPLASH 22 27 $13,599 $15,045
Supercab 126" WB XLT 22 27 $13,951 $15,445
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD XL 17 22 $14,864 $15,765
Reg Cab 118" WB 4WD XL 17 22 $15,296 $16,235
Supercab 126" WB SPLASH 17 23 $15,034 $16,675
Supercab 126" WB 4WD XL 17 22 $15,646 $17,370
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD XLT 17 22 $15,668 $17,395
Reg Cab 118" WB 4WD XLT 17 22 $16,187 $17,985
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD SPLASH 17 22 $16,961 $18,865
Supercab 126" WB 4WD XLT 17 22 $16,974 $18,880
Supercab 126" WB 4WD SPLASH 17 22 $17,692 $19,695
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,665
$10,927
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,100
$11,485
Monthly Payment Estimate
$252 / month
$191 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 27 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
60.1 52.7
Passenger Capacity
3 3
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 39.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.0 53.8
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.0 NA
Cab to Axle (in)
41.9 37.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.8 69.4
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
29.0 - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
35.4 33.3
Frame Width, Rear (in)
36.7 32.8
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
110.0 107.3
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
194.5 187.5
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.4 6.7
Cab to End of Frame (in)
NA - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.4 64.9
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
NA NA
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
47.3 42.6
Wheelbase (in)
117.5 111.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Tailgate Width (in)
62.0 52.0
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
78.7 71.8
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
64.4 - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
19.3 16.5
Cargo Volume (ft³)
55.6 37.4
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
60.2 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
49.1 40.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Four Wheel Rear Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
10.0 x 2.25 9.00 x 1.75
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.57 x 1.25 10.28 x 1.33
Brake Type
Power Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
25 16.5
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard LH Frame Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
15.6 NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
44.2 39.7
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
16.5 22.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.8 37.7
Steering Type
Power Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
722 - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
P235/75R15 P205/75R14SL
Front Tire Order Code
XFL T81
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1843 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
ZFL NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
722 - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P235/75R15 P205/75R14SL
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
722 - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1763 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code
YFL T81
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1843 - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P235/75R15 P205/75R14SL
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1000 300
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3200 2200
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
6500 N/A
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2335 1797
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6100 4320
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3686 2550
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1471 1233
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 NA
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 NA
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 NA
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.7 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
1200 1425
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 95
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
255 @ 2800 146 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
L35 99C
Displacement
4.3L/262 2.5L/153
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 4400 119 @ 5000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 22
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 27
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.02 3.72
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
11 9
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.50
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.79
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.55 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.32 2.20
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
MG5 44M
Summary
Vehicle Name
GMC Sierra 1500 Special Ford Ranger
Body Code
E63 111.6" WB
Body Style
Reg Cab 6.5' Wideside Reg Cab 6'
Suspension
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3200 2200
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.08 3.45
Axle Type - Front
NA Short/Long Arm
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 1.19
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3262 2400
Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3750 2550
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
25 1.19
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Ford Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
Indep Coil Spring Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.25 1.06
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3750 2750
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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