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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Tradesman 14 20 $21,654 $23,100
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Express 14 20 $21,654 $23,100
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT 17 25 $26,132 $28,160
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" R/T 14 20 $30,808 $33,445
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" Tradesman 14 20 $21,994 $23,485
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT 17 25 $26,398 $28,460
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Tradesman 14 20 $26,058 $27,795
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Express 14 20 $26,058 $27,795
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT 17 25 $29,778 $31,975
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Big Horn 14 20 $29,778 $31,975
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Lone Star 14 20 $29,778 $31,975
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 17 25 $29,778 $31,975
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Sport 14 20 $34,196 $36,940
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie 14 20 $36,141 $39,125
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Tradesman 14 20 $28,249 $30,275
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Express 14 20 $28,249 $30,275
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" SLT 17 25 $31,793 $34,280
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Big Horn 14 20 $31,793 $34,280
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Lone Star 14 20 $31,793 $34,280
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 17 25 $31,793 $34,280
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Sport 14 20 $35,789 $38,795
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie 14 20 $37,723 $40,980
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Longhorn Edition 14 20 $41,090 $44,785
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Tradesman 14 19 $25,092 $26,860
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Express 14 19 $25,092 $26,860
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT 16 23 $29,401 $31,730
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Sport 14 19 $33,503 $36,365
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" Tradesman 14 19 $25,357 $27,160
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT 16 23 $29,666 $32,030
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Tradesman 14 19 $29,129 $31,140
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Express 14 19 $29,129 $31,140
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT 16 23 $32,850 $35,320
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Big Horn 14 19 $32,850 $35,320
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Lone Star 14 19 $32,850 $35,320
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 16 23 $32,850 $35,320
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Sport 14 19 $37,158 $40,160
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie 14 19 $39,036 $42,270
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Tradesman 14 19 $31,163 $33,495
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Express 14 19 $31,163 $33,495
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" SLT 16 23 $34,708 $37,500
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Big Horn 14 19 $34,708 $37,500
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Lone Star 14 19 $34,708 $37,500
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 16 23 $34,708 $37,500
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Sport 14 19 $38,703 $42,015
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie 14 19 $40,570 $44,125
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Longhorn Edition 14 19 $43,938 $47,930
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" HFE 18 25 $26,618 $28,710
2WD Crew Cab 149" Tradesman 14 20 $28,514 $30,575
2WD Crew Cab 149" Sport 14 20 $36,054 $39,095
2WD Crew Cab 149" Laramie 14 20 $37,988 $41,280
2WD Crew Cab 149" Laramie Longhorn Edition 14 20 $41,355 $45,085
4WD Crew Cab 149" Tradesman 14 19 $31,429 $33,795
4WD Crew Cab 149" SLT 16 23 $34,973 $37,800
4WD Crew Cab 149" Big Horn 14 19 $34,973 $37,800
4WD Crew Cab 149" Lone Star 14 19 $34,973 $37,800
4WD Crew Cab 149" Outdoorsman 16 23 $34,973 $37,800
4WD Crew Cab 149" Sport 14 19 $38,969 $42,315
4WD Crew Cab 149" Laramie 14 19 $40,836 $44,425
4WD Crew Cab 149" Laramie Longhorn Edition 14 19 $44,203 $48,230
2WD Crew Cab 149" Big Horn 14 20 $32,059 $34,580
2WD Crew Cab 149" Lone Star 14 20 $32,059 $34,580
2WD Crew Cab 149" Outdoorsman 17 25 $32,059 $34,580
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Limited Edition 14 20 $41,090 $44,785
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Limited Edition 14 19 $43,938 $47,930
2WD Crew Cab 149" Laramie Limited Edition 14 20 $41,355 $45,085
4WD Crew Cab 149" Laramie Limited Edition 14 19 $44,203 $48,230
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 $22,646 $23,590
2WD Reg Cab 119.0" SLE 14 19 $27,537 $29,610
2WD Reg Cab 133.0" SLE 14 19 $27,648 $29,730
2WD Reg Cab 133.0" Work Truck 15 20 $23,020 $23,980
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" Work Truck 15 20 $26,234 $27,615
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" SL 14 19 $29,778 $32,020
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" SLE 14 19 $30,057 $32,320
2WD Ext Cab 143.5" SLT 15 21 $34,712 $37,325
2WD Ext Cab 157.5" Work Truck 15 21 $28,172 $29,655
2WD Ext Cab 157.5" SLE 15 21 $31,034 $33,370
2WD Ext Cab 157.5" SLT 15 21 $34,991 $37,625
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Work Truck 14 19 $30,153 $31,740
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" SL 14 19 $31,429 $33,795
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" SLE 14 19 $32,257 $34,685
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Xtra Fuel Economy 15 22 $33,889 $36,440
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" SLT 15 21 $37,999 $40,860
2WD Crew Cab 143.5" Denali 13 18 $43,179 $46,430
4WD Reg Cab 119.0" Work Truck 14 18 $26,428 $27,530
4WD Reg Cab 119.0" SLE 13 18 $30,796 $33,115
4WD Reg Cab 133.0" Work Truck 14 18 $26,716 $27,830
4WD Reg Cab 133.0" SLE 13 18 $31,075 $33,415
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" Work Truck 13 18 $30,015 $31,595
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" SL 13 18 $32,894 $35,370
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" SLE 13 18 $33,228 $35,730
4WD Ext Cab 143.5" SLT 15 21 $37,734 $40,575
4WD Ext Cab 157.5" Work Truck 15 21 $31,069 $32,705
4WD Ext Cab 157.5" SLE 15 21 $34,261 $36,840
4WD Ext Cab 157.5" SLT 15 21 $38,013 $40,875
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" Work Truck 13 18 $33,145 $34,890
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" SL 13 18 $34,661 $37,270
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" SLE 13 18 $35,642 $38,325
4WD Crew Cab 143.5" SLT 15 21 $40,952 $44,035
AWD Crew Cab 143.5" Denali 12 18 $46,109 $49,580
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,654
$22,646
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,100
$23,590
Monthly Payment Estimate
$385 / month
$393 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line The 2013 Ram 1500 leads full-size trucks in interior quality, gas mileage, and handling; it adds infotainment to the list this year, but we're mixed on its new air suspension, and towing capacity is down. Among increasingly bold full-size trucks, the 2013 GMC Sierra is simple in looks and strong in performance—with the Sierra Hybrid remaining a fuel-efficient standout.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 14 mpg 15 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.000 41.30
Front Hip Room (in) 62.900 62.50
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Head Room (in) 40.300 41.50
Front Shoulder Room (in) 66.000 65.20
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 9.700 7.70
Cab to Axle (in) 36.900 41.90
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.400 80.00
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 34.800 34.70
Overhang, Front (in) 40.000 39.40
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 123.700 116.50
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 209.000 205.60
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 9.000 13.40
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 74.600 73.60
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) - TBD - 47.20
Wheelbase (in) 120.500 119.00
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 51.000 50.60
Tailgate Width (in) 60.400 61.50
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 76.300 78.70
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 66.400 62.40
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 20.100 21.00
Cargo Volume (ft³) 57.500 60.7
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 66.400 61.50
Brakes
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) 13.800 x 0.900 NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA 11.61 x 2.36
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.200 x 1.100 12.99 x 1.18
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26.000 26
Fuel Tank Location Inboard Frame Rails Driver Side
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 19.100 3.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center Variable 19.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.500 39.7
Steering Type Pwr rack & pinion Pwr
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear N/A - TBD -
Spare Tire Size Full-Size P245/70R17
Front Tire Order Code TTM QU1
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) N/A 2304
Spare Tire Order Code TBB NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front N/A - TBD -
Rear Tire Size P265/70R17 P245/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare N/A - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) N/A 2004
Rear Tire Order Code TTM QU1
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) N/A 2304
Front Tire Size P265/70R17 P245/70R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 720
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 4600
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 4800
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - 460
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs) - 8900
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2576.2 2612
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6025 6400
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - TBD - 3750
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) - TBD - 9500
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2107.8 1824
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - TBD - 3200
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.0 17 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 14.000 12.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 730 600
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 180 145
Engine
Displacement 4.7L/287 4.3L/262
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 310 @ 5650 195 @ 4600
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas V6
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 330 @ 3950 260 @ 2800
Engine Order Code EVE LU3
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 14 15
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - TBD - 17
Transmission
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.500 1.00
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - -
Trans Type 6 4
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.750 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.000 2.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.670 1.63
Trans Order Code DG1 M30
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 0.70
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1) - TBD - -
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.670 NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.000 3.06
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Ram 1500 GMC Sierra 1500
Body Code 120.5" WB E63
Body Style Regular Cab Pickup Reg Cab Pickup
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.40
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - 3750
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - 3200
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.550 3.23
Axle Type - Front NA Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A 1.40
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - 3200
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Coil 2-stage multi-leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD - NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - 3750
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A 1.80
Axle Type - Rear Solid Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front Independent Independent
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Type Hydroformed
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - TBD - 10.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 2
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
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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