Compare 1997 GMC Sierra 1500 vs 1997 Dodge Dakota

1997 GMC Sierra 1500
1997 Dodge Dakota
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Reg Cab 117.5" WB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab 117.5" WB 17 23 $14,010 $16,012
Reg Cab 131.5" WB 17 23 $14,273 $16,312
Reg Cab Sportside 117.5" WB 17 23 $14,513 $16,587
Ext Cab 141.5" WB 17 23 $15,830 $18,092
Ext Cab Sportside 141.5" WB 17 23 $16,333 $18,667
Reg Cab 117.5" WB 4WD 15 21 $16,635 $19,012
Ext Cab 155.5" WB 15 20 $16,701 $19,087
Reg Cab 131.5" WB 4WD 15 21 $16,898 $19,312
Reg Cab Sportside 117.5" WB 4WD 15 21 $17,138 $19,587
Ext Cab 141.5" WB 4WD 15 21 $18,284 $20,896
Ext Cab Sportside 141.5" WB 4WD 15 21 $18,787 $21,471
Ext Cab 155.5" WB 4WD 13 18 $19,155 $21,891
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Reg Cab 112" WB Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab 112" WB Base 20 25 $11,598 $12,725
Reg Cab 112" WB SLT 17 22 $11,598 $12,725
Reg Cab 112" WB Sport 20 25 $11,598 $12,725
Reg Cab 124" WB Base 20 25 $12,003 $13,185
Reg Cab 124" WB SLT 17 22 $12,003 $13,185
Reg Cab 124" WB Sport 20 25 $12,003 $13,185
Club Cab 131" WB Base 17 22 $14,885 $16,420
Club Cab 131" WB SLT 17 22 $14,885 $16,420
Club Cab 131" WB Sport 17 22 $14,885 $16,420
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD Base 15 19 $15,562 $17,190
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD SLT 15 19 $15,562 $17,190
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD Sport 15 19 $15,562 $17,190
Club Cab 131" WB 4WD Base 15 19 $17,797 $19,690
Club Cab 131" WB 4WD SLT 15 19 $17,797 $19,690
Club Cab 131" WB 4WD Sport 15 19 $17,797 $19,690
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,010
$11,598
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,012
$12,725
Monthly Payment Estimate
$267 / month
$212 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
60.0 56.7
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 40.0
Passenger Capacity
3 3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.4 58.1
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
NA - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
41.6 49.4
Wheelbase (in)
117.5 111.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
6.8 8.5
Cab to Axle (in)
41.9 38.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.8 71.5
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
32.0 30.0
Overhang, Front (in)
35.4 34.4
Frame Width, Rear (in)
36.7 - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
111.0 103.2
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
194.5 195.8
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
6.6 7.8
Cab to End of Frame (in)
NA - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
70.8 65.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
49.1 44.7
Tailgate Width (in)
62.0 57.8
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
78.7 77.9
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
64.4 59.3
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
19.2 17.6
Cargo Volume (ft³)
55.6 47.1
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
60.2 57.8
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
Four Wheel NA
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
10.0 x 2.25 9 x 2.5
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.57 x 1.25 11.3 x 0.9
Brake Type
Power Power
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
25 15.0
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard LH Frame Inboard LH
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Steering
Steering Type
Power Power Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
15.6 NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
44.2 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
16.5 14.8
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.8 36.0
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1843 1583
Front Tire Size
P235/75R15 P215/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
722 755
Spare Tire Size
P235/75R15 P215/75R15
Front Tire Order Code
XFL TMD
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1843 1583
Spare Tire Order Code
ZFL TMD
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
722 755
Rear Tire Size
P235/75R15 P215/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
722 755
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1763 1583
Rear Tire Order Code
YFL TMD
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 10,000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1000 400
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1596 1421
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3200 3000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
6500 5400
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2278 1852
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6100 4550
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3686 2700
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 15 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.8 9.8
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 117
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
1200 1404
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 600
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
255 @ 2800 145 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
L35 EPE
Displacement
4.3L/262 2.5L/150
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 4400 120 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 25
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.55 4.22
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.32 2.33
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
MG5 DDQ
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 3.83
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
11 9.1
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.44
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.79
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
GMC Sierra 1500 Dodge Dakota
Body Code
E63 112" WB
Body Style
Reg Cab 6.5' Wideside Reg Cab 6.5'
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Indep Coil Spring Independent Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.25 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3750 3850
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3200 3000
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.08 3.55
Axle Type - Front
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 30.2
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3262 3000
Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf Leaf Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3750 2700
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
25 30.2
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Semi-Floating Hypoid
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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