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Selected Style Reg Cab 117.5" WB
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab Sportside 117.5" WB 17 23 $14,962 $17,100
Reg Cab 117.5" WB 17 23 $14,459 $16,525
Reg Cab 131.5" WB 17 23 $14,721 $16,825
Ext Cab 141.5" WB 17 23 $16,209 $18,525
Ext Cab 155.5" WB 15 20 $16,905 $19,320
Reg Cab Sportside 117.5" WB 4WD 16 20 $17,587 $20,100
Reg Cab 117.5" WB 4WD 16 20 $17,084 $19,525
Reg Cab 131.5" WB 4WD 16 20 $17,346 $19,825
Ext Cab 141.5" WB 4WD 16 20 $18,834 $21,525
Ext Cab 155.5" WB 4WD 13 18 $19,530 $22,320
Ext Cab Sportside 141.5" WB 15 20 $20,360 $23,269
Ext Cab Sportside 141.5" WB 4WD 14 18 $22,985 $26,269
2-Door Reg Cab 135" WB HD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Reg Cab 135" WB HD N/A N/A $17,069 $19,510
2-Door Reg Cab 135" WB HD 4WD N/A N/A $20,016 $22,925
2-Door Club Cab 155" WB HD N/A N/A $18,778 $21,480
2-Door Club Cab 155" WB HD 4WD N/A N/A $21,576 $24,725
2-Door Club Cab 139" WB HD N/A N/A $18,617 $21,290
2-Door Club Cab 139" WB HD 4WD N/A N/A $21,415 $24,535
4-Door Quad Cab 139" WB HD N/A N/A $19,302 $22,085
4-Door Quad Cab 155" WB HD N/A N/A $19,464 $22,275
4-Door Quad Cab 139" WB HD 4WD N/A N/A $22,091 $25,330
4-Door Quad Cab 155" WB HD 4WD N/A N/A $22,252 $25,520
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,459
$17,069
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,525
$19,510
Monthly Payment Estimate
$275 / month
$325 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 17 mpg N/A mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 23 mpg N/A mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.5 41.0
Front Hip Room (in) 60.1 65.6
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Head Room (in) 40.0 40.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.0 66.0
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 76.8 79.3
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 32.0 31.9
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) 194.5 220.1
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 6.6 7.8
Cab to End of Frame (in) NA 99.7
Height, Overall (in) 70.8 72.1
Ground to Top of Frame (in) NA - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 41.6 47.5
Wheelbase (in) 117.5 134.7
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 6.8 9.1
Cab to Axle (in) 41.9 55.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Tailgate Width (in) 62.0 60.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 78.7 97.5
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 70.0
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 13.0 x 2.5
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.57 x 1.25 12.5 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 35.0
Fuel Tank Location Inboard LH Frame Inboard Frame Rails
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Steering
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 45.4
Steering Type Power Power
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 15.6 - TBD -
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 722 683
Spare Tire Size P235/75R15 LT245/75R16E
Front Tire Order Code XFL TYD
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1843 3040
Spare Tire Order Code ZFL TYD
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 722 683
Rear Tire Size P235/75R15 LT245/75R16E
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare 722 683
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1763 3040
Rear Tire Order Code YFL TYD
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) 1843 3040
Front Tire Size P235/75R15 LT245/75R16E
Trailering
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 900
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
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3200 4500
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 6500 14,000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2330 2775
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6100 8800
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3686 6080
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1546 2050
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 7 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.8 20.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts 1200 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 100 117
Engine
Fuel System SFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 255 @ 2800 335 @ 3200
Engine Order Code L35 EML
Displacement 4.3L/262 5.9L/360
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 4400 250 @ 4400
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 17 NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 23 NA
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 5.61
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) 11 11.0
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.40 1.67
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.73 0.75
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 5.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.32 3.04
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Order Code MG5 DDP
Summary
Vehicle Name GMC Sierra 1500 Dodge Ram 2500
Body Code E63 135" WB
Body Style Reg Cab 6.5' Wideside Reg Cab 8'
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.08 3.54
Axle Type - Front NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25 35.1
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3262 4500
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 6080
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 25 35.1
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating Full-Floating
Suspension Type - Front Indep Coil Spring Wide Track
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.25 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3750 6200
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3200 4500
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
 
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