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1997 GMC Sierra 1500
1997 Ford Ranger
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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 107.9" WB XL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab 107.9" WB XL XLT 23 27 $10,519 $11,070
Reg Cab 113.9" WB XL XLT 23 27 $10,874 $11,455
Reg Cab 107.9" WB XLT XLT 23 27 $11,634 $12,840
Reg Cab 113.9" WB XLT XLT 23 27 $12,101 $13,370
Supercab 125.4" WB XL XL 23 27 $13,020 $14,415
Reg Cab 107.9" WB SPLASH SPLASH 23 27 $13,486 $14,945
Supercab 125.4" WB XLT XLT 23 27 $13,548 $15,015
Reg Cab 107.9" WB XL 4WD XLT 17 22 $15,391 $16,365
Supercab 125.4" WB SPLASH SPLASH 23 27 $14,921 $16,575
Reg Cab 113.9" WB XL 4WD XLT 17 22 $15,823 $16,835
Reg Cab 107.9" WB XLT 4WD XLT 17 22 $16,091 $17,905
Supercab 125.4" WB XL 4WD XL 17 22 $16,157 $17,980
Reg Cab 107.9" WB STX 4WD STX 17 22 $16,308 $18,150
Reg Cab 113.9" WB XLT 4WD XLT 17 22 $16,611 $18,495
Reg Cab 113.9" WB STX 4WD STX 17 22 $16,826 $18,740
Supercab 125.4" WB STX 4WD STX 17 22 $17,323 $19,305
Reg Cab 107.9" WB SPLASH 4WD SPLASH 17 22 $17,385 $19,375
Supercab 125.4" WB XLT 4WD XLT 17 22 $17,399 $19,390
Supercab 125.4" WB SPLASH 4WD SPLASH 17 22 $18,221 $20,325
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,010
$10,519
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,012
$11,070
Monthly Payment Estimate
$267 / month
$185 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
23 mpg 27 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
39.9 39.1
Passenger Capacity
3 3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.4 54.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
60.0 52.8
Exterior Dimensions
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
111.0 104.3
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
194.5 184.2
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
6.6 6.2
Cab to End of Frame (in)
NA 72.2
Height, Overall (in)
70.8 63.9
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
NA NA
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
41.6 43.0
Wheelbase (in)
117.5 107.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
6.8 NA
Cab to Axle (in)
41.9 36.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.8 69.4
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
32.0 26.7
Overhang, Front (in)
35.4 32.9
Frame Width, Rear (in)
36.7 32.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
19.2 16.4
Cargo Volume (ft³)
55.6 37.4
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
60.2 51.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
49.1 40.4
Tailgate Width (in)
62.0 54.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
78.7 71.8
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
64.4 54.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
10.0 x 2.25 9.0 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 17.0
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard LH Frame Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39.8 36.50
Steering Type
Power Manual
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
15.6 NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
44.2 38.80
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
16.5 27.2
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
722 834
Rear Tire Size
P235/75R15 P195/70R14SL
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
722 - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1763 1192
Rear Tire Order Code
YFL T83
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1843 - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P235/75R15 P195/70R14SL
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
722 834
Spare Tire Size
P235/75R15 T135/80D15
Front Tire Order Code
XFL T83
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1843 1192
Spare Tire Order Code
ZFL NA
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 2000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6100 4220
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3686 2384
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1596 1191
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3200 2050
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
6500 4800
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2278 1772
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 14.0 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 14.0 x 5.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
12.8 6.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
1200 1425
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 95
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Engine
Displacement
4.3L/262 2.3L/140
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 4400 112 @ 4800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
SFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
255 @ 2800 135 @ 2400
Engine Order Code
L35 99A
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 23
Transmission
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
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 -
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
Summary
Body Style
Reg Cab 6.5' Wideside Reg Cab 6'
Vehicle Name
GMC Sierra 1500 Ford Ranger
Body Code
E63 107.9" 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 25.4
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Ford Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
Indep Coil Spring Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.25 NA
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3750 2750
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3200 2050
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.08 3.45
Axle Type - Front
NA Twin-I-Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
25 25.4
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3262 2400
Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf Multi-Leaf
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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