Compare 2011 Ram Dakota vs 2011 Ram 1500

2011 Ram Dakota
2011 Ram 1500
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2WD Ext Cab ST
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
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
2WD Crew Cab Laramie 15 20 $28,928 $30,635
4WD Crew Cab Laramie 14 18 $31,718 $33,635
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2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Express
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Adventurer 14 20 $19,557 $20,810
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Express 14 20 $19,557 $20,810
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST 14 20 $19,557 $20,810
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Tradesman 14 20 $19,557 $20,810
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST 14 20 $19,822 $21,110
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" Tradesman 14 20 $19,822 $21,110
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" ST 14 20 $23,617 $25,240
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Adventurer 13 18 $23,610 $25,265
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Express 13 18 $23,610 $25,265
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST 13 18 $23,610 $25,265
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Tradesman 13 18 $23,610 $25,265
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Outdoorsman 14 19 $23,745 $25,430
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT 14 19 $23,745 $25,430
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST 13 18 $23,875 $25,565
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" Tradesman 13 18 $23,875 $25,565
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 14 19 $24,011 $25,730
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT 14 19 $24,011 $25,730
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Outdoorsman 13 18 $27,015 $29,000
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT 13 18 $27,015 $29,000
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 13 18 $27,281 $29,300
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT 13 18 $27,281 $29,300
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Big Horn 14 19 $27,496 $29,510
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Lone Star 14 19 $27,496 $29,510
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 14 19 $27,496 $29,510
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT 14 19 $27,496 $29,510
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" ST 14 19 $27,543 $29,585
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" ST 13 18 $27,601 $29,650
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" R/T 14 20 $28,777 $31,115
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Big Horn 14 19 $29,926 $32,165
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Lone Star 14 19 $29,926 $32,165
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 14 19 $29,926 $32,165
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" SLT 14 19 $29,926 $32,165
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Big Horn 13 18 $30,426 $32,730
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Lone Star 13 18 $30,426 $32,730
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 13 18 $30,426 $32,730
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT 13 18 $30,426 $32,730
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" ST 13 18 $30,482 $32,805
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Sport 13 19 $31,471 $34,035
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Sport 14 20 $31,891 $34,475
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Big Horn 13 18 $32,866 $35,385
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Lone Star 13 18 $32,866 $35,385
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 13 18 $32,866 $35,385
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" SLT 13 18 $32,866 $35,385
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Sport 14 20 $33,877 $36,630
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie 14 20 $34,351 $37,255
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Sport 13 19 $34,820 $37,695
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie 14 20 $35,988 $39,015
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Sport 13 19 $36,818 $39,850
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie 13 19 $36,864 $40,005
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie 13 19 $38,862 $42,160
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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,091
$19,557
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,210
$20,810
Monthly Payment Estimate
$387 / month
$347 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
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.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.4 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.0
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 62.9
Second Leg Room (in)
32.1 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 40.3
Second Hip Room (in)
56.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.7 66.0
Passenger Capacity
4 3
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 -
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.0 9.0
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.6 74.6
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
48.8 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
131.3 120.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.9 9.7
Cab to Axle (in)
39.3 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 79.4
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
31.2 - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
38.4 - TBD -
Frame Width, Rear (in)
32.4 - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
130.4 123.7
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
218.5 209.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
17.6 20.1
Cargo Volume (ft³)
46.6 57.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
59.6 66.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
45.2 51.0
Tailgate Width (in)
53.3 60.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
78.8 76.3
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
30.0 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
59.6 66.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 13.8 x 0.87
Brake ABS System
Rear Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
11.6 x 2.3 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x 1.1 13.2 x 1.10
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.0 26
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard LH Frame Inboard Frame Rails
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - 3.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.4 Variable
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
44.0 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P245/70R16 P275/60R20
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
TVF TTJ
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
WDQ TBS
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R16 P275/60R20
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code
TVF TTJ
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
698 1358
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4650 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
4650 9050
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
465 500
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3600 3900
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1784 - TBD -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6010 6025
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3100 3700
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2427 - TBD -
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
9000 14000
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 20 x 9.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 20 x 9.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 10.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 700
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
136 160
Engine
Displacement
3.7L/226 4.7L/287
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5200 310 @ 5650
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas/Ethanol V8
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection SMPI
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
235 @ 4000 330 @ 3950
Engine Order Code
EKG EVE
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
17 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
4 5
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.67
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.57 1.67
Trans Order Code
DGV DGQ
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.75
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.00
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Extended Cab 6'6" Bed Reg Cab 6.3' Bed
Vehicle Name
Ram Dakota Ram 1500
Body Code
131.3" WB 120.5" WB
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3850 3900
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3100 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.55 3.55
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3600 3700
Suspension Type - Rear
Live Axle Multi-link coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3850 - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
- TBD - Solid
Suspension Type - Front
Upper/Lower "A" Arms Independent
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder type
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
11.0 11.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
2 -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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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
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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