Compare 1998 GMC Sierra 1500 vs 1998 Dodge Ram 2500

1998 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 $14,459 $16,525
Reg Cab 131.5" WB 17 23 $14,721 $16,825
Reg Cab Sportside 117.5" WB 17 23 $14,962 $17,100
Ext Cab 141.5" WB 17 23 $16,209 $18,525
Ext Cab 155.5" WB 15 20 $16,905 $19,320
Reg Cab 117.5" WB 4WD 16 20 $17,084 $19,525
Reg Cab 131.5" WB 4WD 16 20 $17,346 $19,825
Reg Cab Sportside 117.5" WB 4WD 16 20 $17,587 $20,100
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
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2-Door Reg Cab 135" WB HD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Reg Cab 135" WB HD N/A N/A $17,069 $19,510
2-Door Club Cab 139" WB HD N/A N/A $18,617 $21,290
2-Door Club Cab 155" WB HD N/A N/A $18,778 $21,480
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
2-Door Reg Cab 135" WB HD 4WD N/A N/A $20,016 $22,925
2-Door Club Cab 139" WB HD 4WD N/A N/A $21,415 $24,535
2-Door Club Cab 155" WB HD 4WD N/A N/A $21,576 $24,725
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
17 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
23 mpg N/A mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
60.1 65.6
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 40.2
Passenger Capacity
3 3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.0 66.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 41.0
Exterior Dimensions
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
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
76.8 79.3
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
32.0 31.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
Tailgate Width (in)
62.0 60.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
78.7 97.5
Brakes
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
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard LH Frame Inboard Frame Rails
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
25 35.0
Steering
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 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
44.2 - TBD -
Tires
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
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
722 683
Spare Tire Size
P235/75R15 LT245/75R16E
Front Tire Order Code
XFL TYD
Trailering
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
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
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
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3200 4500
Wheels
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
Spare 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
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
Fuel System
SFI MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
23 NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
17 NA
Transmission
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
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.55 5.06
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.32 3.04
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
MG5 DDP
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
Summary
Body Code
E63 135" WB
Body Style
Reg Cab 6.5' Wideside Reg Cab 8'
Vehicle Name
GMC Sierra 1500 Dodge Ram 2500
Suspension
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
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.08 3.54
Axle Type - Front
NA NA
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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