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1997 GMC Sierra 1500
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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 119" WB Work Special
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab 119" WB Work Special 15 21 $12,871 $14,075
Reg Cab 135" WB Work Special 15 21 $13,109 $14,345
Reg Cab 119" WB 15 21 $13,983 $15,880
Reg Cab 135" WB 15 21 $14,225 $16,165
Club Cab 139" WB 14 19 $16,288 $18,550
Club Cab 155" WB 14 19 $16,526 $18,830
Reg Cab 119" WB 4WD 13 18 $16,674 $19,005
Reg Cab 135" WB 4WD 13 18 $16,963 $19,345
Club Cab 139" WB 4WD 13 18 $18,958 $21,645
Club Cab 155" WB 4WD 13 18 $19,239 $21,975
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,010
$12,871
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,012
$14,075
Monthly Payment Estimate
$267 / month
$235 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 21 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.0
Front Hip Room (in)
60.0 65.6
Passenger Capacity
3 3
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 40.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.4 66.0
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
6.8 8.8
Cab to Axle (in)
41.9 39.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.8 79.3
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
32.0 31.0
Overhang, Front (in)
35.4 37.9
Frame Width, Rear (in)
36.7 - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
111.0 116.9
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
194.5 199.9
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
6.6 7.6
Cab to End of Frame (in)
NA 79.7
Height, Overall (in)
70.8 71.9
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
NA - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
41.6 43.5
Wheelbase (in)
117.5 118.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Tailgate Width (in)
62.0 60.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
78.7 77.5
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
64.4 64.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
19.2 19.4
Cargo Volume (ft³)
55.6 55.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
60.2 60.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
49.1 50.0
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 11.0 x 2.0
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.57 x 1.25 11.6 x 1.26
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 26.0
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard LH Frame Inboard Frame Rails
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
15.6 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
44.2 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
16.5 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.8 40.6
Steering Type
Power Power
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
722 713
Spare Tire Size
P235/75R15 P225/75R16
Front Tire Order Code
XFL TRW
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1843 1803
Spare Tire Order Code
ZFL TRW
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
722 713
Rear Tire Size
P235/75R15 P225/75R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
722 713
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1763 1803
Rear Tire Order Code
YFL TRW
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1843 1803
Front Tire Size
P235/75R15 P225/75R16
Trailering
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 700
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3200 3606
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
6500 7800
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2278 2340
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6100 6010
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3686 3606
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1596 1680
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.8 20.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
1200 1404
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 117
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
255 @ 2800 230 @ 3200
Engine Order Code
L35 EHC
Displacement
4.3L/262 3.9L/239
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 4400 175 @ 4800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 21
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 4.03
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
11 11.0
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.38
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.73
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 3.57
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.32 2.33
Trans Order Code
MG5 DDC
Summary
Vehicle Name
GMC Sierra 1500 Dodge Ram 1500
Body Code
E63 119" WB
Body Style
Reg Cab 6.5' Wideside Reg Cab 6.5'
Suspension
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3200 3650
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.08 3.21
Axle Type - Front
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 31.8
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3262 3650
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 3800
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
25 31.8
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
Indep Coil Spring Wide Track
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.25 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3750 3900
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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