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Selected Style 2WD Ext Cab ST
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Ext Cab ST 15 20 $22,091 $23,210
2WD Ext Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 15 20 $22,888 $24,085
2WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 15 20 $25,420 $26,780
2WD Crew Cab Laramie 15 20 $28,928 $30,635
4WD Ext Cab ST 14 18 $26,049 $27,460
4WD Ext Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 14 18 $26,845 $28,335
4WD Crew Cab Bighorn/Lonestar 14 18 $28,164 $29,730
4WD Crew Cab Laramie 14 18 $31,718 $33,635
2WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck 18 25 $16,459 $17,145
2WD Reg Cab 111.2" LT w/1LT 18 25 $17,356 $18,270
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" Work Truck 18 25 $18,614 $19,390
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/1LT 18 25 $19,802 $20,845
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/2LT 17 23 $23,925 $25,185
2WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/3LT 14 20 $25,056 $26,375
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/1LT 18 25 $22,747 $23,945
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/2LT 17 23 $25,189 $26,515
2WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/3LT 14 20 $26,319 $27,705
4WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck 18 24 $19,824 $20,650
4WD Reg Cab 111.2" LT w/1LT 18 24 $20,686 $21,775
4WD Ext Cab 125.9" Work Truck 18 24 $21,782 $22,690
4WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/1LT 18 24 $22,747 $23,945
4WD Ext Cab 125.9" LT w/2LT 17 23 $26,823 $28,235
4WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/1LT 16 21 $26,177 $27,555
4WD Crew Cab 126.0" LT w/2LT 16 21 $27,621 $29,075
2WD Reg Chassis Cab Work Truck 15 20 $18,566 $19,340
4WD Reg Chassis Cab Work Truck 16 21 $21,883 $22,795
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,091
$16,459
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,210
$17,145
Monthly Payment Estimate
$387 / month
$286 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 18 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 20 mpg 25 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 54.9 53.3
Second Leg Room (in) 32.1 -
Front Head Room (in) 39.6 39.3
Second Hip Room (in) 56.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in) 57.7 57.1
Passenger Capacity 4 3
Second Head Room (in) 36.5 -
Second Shoulder Room (in) 57.4 -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.9 44.0
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 48.8 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 131.3 111.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 7.9 7.7
Cab to Axle (in) 39.3 34.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7 67.6
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 31.2 33.0
Overhang, Front (in) 38.4 33.9
Frame Width, Rear (in) 32.4 - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) 130.4 110.9
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 218.5 192.4
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 8.0 7.7
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 68.6 64.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 59.6 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 45.2 42.6
Tailgate Width (in) 53.3 52.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 78.8 72.8
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) 30.0 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 59.6 57.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 17.6 18.6
Cargo Volume (ft³) 46.6 44.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) NA NA
Brake ABS System Rear Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 11.6 x 2.3 11.6 x 2.5
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.3 x 1.1 11.2 x 1.6
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location Inboard LH Frame Inboard LH Frame Rail
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22.0 19
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - NA
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 17.4 17.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 44.0 39.4
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock - TBD - 3.31
Tires
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 1452
Spare Tire Order Code WDQ ZCY
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - NA
Rear Tire Size P245/70R16 P215/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 1452
Rear Tire Order Code TVF QRD
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 1452
Front Tire Size P245/70R16 P215/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - NA
Spare Tire Size Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code TVF QRD
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4650 2400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 4650 2400
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 465 240
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 698 360
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 6010 4850
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3100 2633
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2427 1888
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 9000 6000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3600 2896
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1784 1478
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 6
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 7.0 16 x 6
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts - TBD - NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 136 125
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 590
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 210 @ 5200 185 @ 5600
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas 4-Cyl
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection SFI
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 235 @ 4000 190 @ 2800
Engine Order Code EKG LLV
Displacement 3.7L/226 2.9L/177
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 18
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 17 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 20 25
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) - TBD - 3.67
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57 2.26
Trans Order Code DGV MA5
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.69 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.84 3.75
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.37
Trans Type 4 5
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.73
Summary
Vehicle Name Ram Dakota Chevrolet Colorado
Body Code 131.3" WB E63
Body Style Extended Cab 6'6" Bed Regular Cab
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.55 3.73
Axle Type - Front - TBD - Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - 30
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3600 2633
Suspension Type - Rear Live Axle 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3850 2900
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - 30
Axle Type - Rear - TBD - Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front Upper/Lower "A" Arms Coil Springs
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD - 1.10
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3850 2900
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3100 2633
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 11.0 8.9
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 2 4
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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