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Selected Style 2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Express
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST 14 20 $19,557 $20,810
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT 14 19 $23,745 $25,430
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" R/T 14 20 $28,777 $31,115
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST 14 20 $19,822 $21,110
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT 14 19 $24,011 $25,730
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" ST 14 20 $23,617 $25,240
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT 14 19 $27,496 $29,510
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Lone Star 14 19 $27,496 $29,510
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Big Horn 14 19 $27,496 $29,510
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie 14 20 $34,351 $37,255
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Sport 14 20 $31,891 $34,475
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" ST 14 19 $27,543 $29,585
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" SLT 14 19 $29,926 $32,165
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Lone Star 14 19 $29,926 $32,165
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Big Horn 14 19 $29,926 $32,165
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie 14 20 $35,988 $39,015
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Sport 14 20 $33,877 $36,630
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST 13 18 $23,610 $25,265
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT 13 18 $27,015 $29,000
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Sport 13 19 $31,471 $34,035
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST 13 18 $23,875 $25,565
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT 13 18 $27,281 $29,300
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" ST 13 18 $27,601 $29,650
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT 13 18 $30,426 $32,730
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Lone Star 13 18 $30,426 $32,730
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Big Horn 13 18 $30,426 $32,730
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie 13 19 $36,864 $40,005
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Sport 13 19 $34,820 $37,695
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" ST 13 18 $30,482 $32,805
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" SLT 13 18 $32,866 $35,385
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Lone Star 13 18 $32,866 $35,385
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Big Horn 13 18 $32,866 $35,385
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie 13 19 $38,862 $42,160
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Sport 13 19 $36,818 $39,850
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Outdoorsman 14 19 $23,745 $25,430
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 14 19 $24,011 $25,730
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 14 19 $27,496 $29,510
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 14 19 $29,926 $32,165
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Outdoorsman 13 18 $27,015 $29,000
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 13 18 $27,281 $29,300
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 13 18 $30,426 $32,730
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 13 18 $32,866 $35,385
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Longhorn Edition 14 20 $39,219 $42,665
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Longhorn Edition 13 19 $42,092 $45,810
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Tradesman 14 20 $19,557 $20,810
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Adventurer 14 20 $19,557 $20,810
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" Tradesman 14 20 $19,822 $21,110
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Tradesman 13 18 $23,610 $25,265
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Adventurer 13 18 $23,610 $25,265
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" Tradesman 13 18 $23,875 $25,565
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Express 14 20 $19,557 $20,810
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Express 13 18 $23,610 $25,265
2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck 15 20 $20,385 $21,235
2WD Reg Cab 119.0" LT 14 19 $24,933 $26,810
2WD Reg Cab 133.0" Work Truck 15 20 $20,760 $21,625
2WD Reg Cab 133.0" LT 14 19 $25,049 $26,935
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" Work Truck 15 20 $24,491 $25,780
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" LS 14 19 $26,528 $28,525
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" LT 14 19 $27,444 $29,510
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" LTZ 15 21 $33,168 $35,665
2WD Ext Cab 157.5" Work Truck 15 21 $26,429 $27,820
2WD Ext Cab 157.5" LT 15 21 $28,476 $30,620
2WD Ext Cab 157.5" LTZ 15 21 $33,447 $35,965
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Work Truck 14 19 $28,272 $29,760
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" LS 14 19 $28,592 $30,745
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" LT 14 19 $29,620 $31,850
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Xtra Fuel Economy 15 22 $31,257 $33,610
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" LTZ 15 21 $36,279 $39,010
4WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck 14 18 $23,496 $24,475
4WD Reg Cab 119.0" LT 13 18 $28,058 $30,170
4WD Reg Cab 133.0" Work Truck 14 18 $23,784 $24,775
4WD Reg Cab 133.0" LT 13 18 $28,337 $30,470
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" Work Truck 13 18 $28,367 $29,860
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" LS 13 18 $29,457 $31,675
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" LT 13 18 $30,015 $32,275
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" LTZ 15 21 $36,097 $38,815
4WD Ext Cab 157.5" Work Truck 15 21 $29,421 $30,970
4WD Ext Cab 157.5" LT 15 21 $31,043 $33,380
4WD Ext Cab 157.5" LTZ 15 21 $36,376 $39,115
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" Work Truck 13 18 $31,264 $32,910
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" LS 13 18 $31,522 $33,895
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" LT 13 18 $32,550 $35,000
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" LTZ 15 21 $39,208 $42,160
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,557
$20,385
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,810
$21,235
Monthly Payment Estimate
$347 / month
$354 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2011 Ram 1500 vies with the latest Ford F-150 as the most desirable full-size pickup truck you can buy. The 2011 Chevrolet Silverado offer strong engines and comfortable interiors to complement impressive toughness and towing/hauling ratings, while the Hybrid model is the most fuel-efficient big pickup on the market.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in) 40.3 41.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 66.0 65.2
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.0 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 62.9 62.5
Exterior Dimensions
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 123.7 116.5
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 209.0 205.6
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 9.0 13.4
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 74.6 73.6
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) - TBD - 47.2
Wheelbase (in) 120.5 119.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 9.7 7.7
Cab to Axle (in) - TBD - 41.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.4 79.9
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - TBD - 34.7
Overhang, Front (in) - TBD - 39.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 20.1 21.0
Cargo Volume (ft³) 57.5 60.7
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 66.4 61.5
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 51.0 50.6
Tailgate Width (in) 60.4 61.5
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 76.3 78.7
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) - TBD - NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 66.4 62.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 11.6 x 2.4
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.2 x 1.10 13.0 x 1.2
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.8 x 0.87 NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26 26.0
Fuel Tank Location Inboard Frame Rails Driver Side
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center Variable 19.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - TBD - 39.7
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 3.5 3.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P275/60R20 P245/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 2004
Rear Tire Order Code TTJ QU1
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size P275/60R20 P245/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size Full-Size P245/70R17
Front Tire Order Code TTJ QU1
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 2304
Spare Tire Order Code TBS NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 9050 4800
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 480
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 1358 720
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 4800
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) - 9100
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3700 3200
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 14000 - TBD -
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) - TBD - 2584
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6025 6400
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3900 3750
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) - TBD - 1879
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 20 x 9.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 20 x 9.0 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 10.8 12.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160 145
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 700 600
Engine
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas V6
Fuel System SMPI Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 330 @ 3950 260 @ 2800
Engine Order Code EVE LU3
Displacement 4.7L/287 4.3L/262
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 310 @ 5650 195 @ 4600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 17
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 0.70
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.00 3.06
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.00
Trans Type 5 4
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.00 2.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.67 1.63
Trans Order Code DGQ M30
Summary
Vehicle Name Ram 1500 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Body Code 120.5" WB E63
Body Style Reg Cab 6.3' Bed Reg Cab 6.5' Wideside
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-link coil 2-stage multi-leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - 3750
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 1.81
Axle Type - Rear Solid Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.42
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3900 3750
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - 3200
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.55 3.23
Axle Type - Front NA Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 1.81
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3700 3200
Frame
Frame Type Ladder type Hydroformed
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.6 11.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 3
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat -
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat - -
Rollover Rating
 
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