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Selected Style Reg Cab 117.5" WB
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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
Reg Cab 112" WB XL
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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
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg 22 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg 27 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 39.2
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.0 53.8
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 60.1 52.7
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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 -
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake ABS System Four Wheel Rear Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 25 16.5
Fuel Tank Location Inboard LH Frame Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.8 37.7
Steering Type Power Pwr Rack & Pinion
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
Tires
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
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 -
Trailering
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
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
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3686 2550
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1471 1233
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
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 NA
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 16.7 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 95
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts 1200 1425
Engine
Displacement 4.3L/262 2.5L/153
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 4400 119 @ 5000
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 255 @ 2800 146 @ 3000
Engine Order Code L35 99C
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 22
Transmission
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
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.55 3.40
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.32 2.20
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Order Code MG5 44M
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
Summary
Body Style Reg Cab 6.5' Wideside Reg Cab 6'
Vehicle Name GMC Sierra 1500 Special Ford Ranger
Body Code E63 111.6" WB
Suspension
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
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
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
 
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