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Selected Style Reg Cab Manual (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab Manual 22 27 $11,285 $12,200
Reg Cab Automatic 22 25 $11,950 $12,920
Reg Cab Automatic PreRunner 19 21 $12,929 $14,115
Reg Cab Manual 4WD 18 21 $15,032 $16,610
Reg Cab Automatic 4WD 18 21 $15,846 $17,510
XtraCab Manual 22 27 $13,577 $14,840
XtraCab Automatic 22 25 $14,236 $15,560
XtraCab V6 Manual S-Runner 19 24 $18,395 $20,080
XtraCab Automatic PreRunner 19 21 $15,377 $16,790
XtraCab V6 Automatic PreRunner 17 20 $16,171 $17,655
DoubleCab Automatic PreRunner 19 21 $16,863 $18,410
DoubleCab V6 Automatic PreRunner 17 20 $17,650 $19,270
XtraCab Manual 4WD 18 21 $16,949 $18,730
XtraCab Automatic 4WD 18 21 $17,764 $19,630
XtraCab V6 Manual 4WD 17 20 $17,936 $19,820
XtraCab V6 Automatic 4WD 16 19 $18,751 $20,720
DoubleCab V6 Automatic 4WD 16 19 $20,289 $22,420
Reg Cab 2.3L XL
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab 2.3L XL 24 29 $12,995 $13,645
Reg Cab 3.0L XL 19 23 $13,358 $14,035
Reg Cab LWB 3.0L XL 19 23 $13,855 $14,570
Reg Cab 2.3L XLT 24 29 $13,771 $15,130
Reg Cab 3.0L XLT 19 23 $14,407 $15,845
Reg Cab LWB 3.0L XLT 17 22 $15,858 $17,475
Reg Cab 3.0L Edge 19 23 $14,274 $15,695
Reg Cab 3.0L 4WD Edge Plus 18 21 $18,114 $20,010
2-Door Supercab 3.0L XL 19 23 $15,773 $17,380
2-Door Supercab 3.0L XLT 19 23 $16,009 $17,645
2-Door Supercab 3.0L XLT Appearance 17 21 $17,246 $19,035
4-Door Supercab 3.0L XLT Appearance 17 21 $18,585 $20,540
4-Door Supercab 4.0L XLT Appearance 16 21 $19,552 $21,625
4-Door Supercab 4.0L 4WD XLT 15 19 $20,731 $22,950
2-Door Supercab 4.0L 4WD XLT 15 19 $19,253 $21,290
4-Door Supercab 4.0L 4WD XLT FX4 Off-Road 15 19 $22,956 $25,450
4-Door Supercab 4.0L 4WD XLT FX4 Level II 15 19 $21,888 $24,250
2-Door Supercab 3.0L Edge 19 23 $16,316 $17,990
2-Door Supercab 4.0L Edge 16 22 $16,957 $18,710
2-Door Supercab 3.0L Tremor 17 21 $17,513 $19,335
4-Door Supercab 3.0L Edge Plus 17 21 $18,595 $20,550
4-Door Supercab 3.0L Tremor Plus 17 21 $19,560 $21,635
4-Door Supercab 4.0L 4WD Edge 15 19 $19,961 $22,085
4-Door Supercab 4.0L 4WD Edge Plus 15 19 $22,150 $24,545
2-Door Supercab 4.0L 4WD XLT Value 15 19 $18,087 $19,980
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,285
$12,995
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,200
$13,645
Monthly Payment Estimate
$203 / month
$227 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 22 mpg 24 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 27 mpg 29 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in) 41.7 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 49.4 52.7
Passenger Capacity 3 3
Front Head Room (in) 38.5 39.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.9 54.5
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Frame (in) - TBD - NA
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) 43.1 42.6
Wheelbase (in) 103.3 111.6
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.5 - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in) - TBD - 37.6
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 66.5 69.4
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) - TBD - 28.5
Overhang, Front (in) 32.3 33.3
Frame Width, Rear (in) - TBD - 32.8
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) - TBD - 107.3
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) 184.4 187.5
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 8.5 6.7
Cab to End of Frame (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in) 64.1 64.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³) 39.7 37.3
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) 57.9 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 40.9 40.4
Tailgate Width (in) - TBD - 52.0
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) 74.5 71.8
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³) 15.0 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) 57.9 52.0
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 15.9 16.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 9.9 x 0.87 11.28 x 1.02
Brake Type Pwr-Assisted 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 Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 10.0 x - TBD - 9.00 x 1.75
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.8 16.5
Fuel Tank Location Midship Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 3.5 NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 39.7
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 20.4 22.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.7 37.7
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size P205/75R15 P225/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - 765
Spare Tire Size P205/75R15 Compact
Front Tire Order Code NA T7H
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 1594
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - 765
Rear Tire Size P205/75R15 P225/70R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 1594
Rear Tire Order Code NA T7H
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1640
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 164
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A NA
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 1238 1265
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) - TBD - 2300
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 6700 4800
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 1513 1730
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 4250 4340
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) - TBD - 2550
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 8.5 6.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 70 95
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts 1050 NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 582 540
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 142 @ 5000 143 @ 5250
Engine Type Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System EFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 160 @ 4000 154 @ 3750
Engine Order Code NA NA
Displacement 2.4L/147 2.3L/138
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 22 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 27 29
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 4.091 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.141 2.20
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
Trans Order Code NA 44M
Transfer Case Power Take Off - TBD - NA
Trans Power Take Off - TBD - NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.000 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Manual w/OD Manual
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.954 3.72
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) 9.3 9.0
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.384 1.50
Trans Type 5 5
Trans PTO Access - TBD - NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.810 0.79
Summary
Vehicle Name Toyota Tacoma Ford Ranger
Body Code 103.3 111.6" WB
Body Style Regular Cab Reg Cab 6' Styleside
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 25 30
Axle Type - Rear Hypoid Ford Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.02 1.06
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - 2750
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - 2300
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.58 3.73
Axle Type - Front Hypoid Independent SLA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25.4 30
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) - TBD - 2400
Suspension Type - Rear Leaf Spring 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) - TBD - 2550
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
 
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