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Selected Style Std Reg Cab Manual
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Std Reg Cab Manual 21 25 $10,587 $10,999
Reg Cab Manual XE 21 25 $12,377 $12,999
Reg Cab Automatic XE 19 23 $13,330 $13,999
King Cab Manual XE 21 25 $13,495 $14,649
King Cab Automatic XE 19 23 $14,416 $15,649
King Cab Manual SE 21 25 $15,528 $17,049
King Cab Automatic SE 19 23 $16,439 $18,049
Reg Cab 119" WB Work Special
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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
$10,587
$12,871
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$10,999
$14,075
Monthly Payment Estimate
$183 / month
$235 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 25 mpg 21 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Head Room (in) 39.3 40.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 66.0
Front Leg Room (in) 42.2 41.0
Front Hip Room (in) 55.1 65.6
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 7.1 7.6
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - 79.7
Height, Overall (in) 62.0 71.9
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 41.7 43.5
Wheelbase (in) 104.3 118.7
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.3 8.8
Cab to Axle (in) 35.4 39.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 65.0 79.3
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - TBD - 31.0
Overhang, Front (in) 28.5 37.9
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 97.5 116.9
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 174.6 199.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 17.1 19.4
Cargo Volume (ft³) - TBD - 55.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) - TBD - 60.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 41.7 50.0
Tailgate Width (in) - TBD - 60.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 73.8 77.5
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 59.8 64.2
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 11.6 x - TBD - 11.0 x 2.0
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.8 x 1.02 11.6 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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake ABS System Rear-Wheel Rear Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.8 26.0
Fuel Tank Location RH Rear Inboard Frame Rails
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 33.5 40.6
Steering Type Manual Recirculating Ball Power
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 25.6 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size P195/75R14 P225/75R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - 713
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 1803
Rear Tire Order Code NA TRW
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 1803
Front Tire Size P195/75R14 P225/75R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear 616 713
Spare Tire Size Compact P225/75R16
Front Tire Order Code NA TRW
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 1803
Spare Tire Order Code NA TRW
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front 616 713
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 700
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500 10,000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350 500
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 2544 3606
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1270 1680
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2200 3606
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - TBD - 7800
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1600 2340
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 4400 6010
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.0 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material - TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.0 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.6 20.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 60 117
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts 720 1404
Engine
Displacement 2.4L/146 3.9L/239
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 134 @ 5200 175 @ 4800
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System SFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 154 @ 3600 230 @ 3200
Engine Order Code NA EHC
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 15
Transmission
Clutch Size (in) 9.45 11.0
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.31 1.38
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.84 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) 3.38 3.57
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.90 2.33
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Order Code NA DDC
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) 3.32 4.03
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Summary
Body Style Reg Cab Reg Cab 6.5'
Vehicle Name Nissan Trucks 2WD Dodge Ram 1500
Body Code 104.3" WB 119" WB
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - 3800
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 25 31.8
Axle Type - Rear Solid Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front Indep Dbl Wishbone Wide Track
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.02 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - 3900
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - 3650
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.55 3.21
Axle Type - Front NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25 31.8
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - 3650
Suspension Type - Rear Rigid Leaf Spring
Frame
Frame Type Body-on-Frame w/Box Section Ladder
 
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