Compare 1996 Dodge Dakota vs 1996 Ford Ranger

1996 Dodge Dakota
1996 Ford Ranger
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Club Cab 131" WB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Dakota Club Cab 131" WB 16 22 $14,690 $16,251
Dakota Club Cab 131" WB 4WD 15 18 $17,787 $19,713
Dakota Club Cab 131" WB 4WD Sport 15 18 $17,103 $18,936
Dakota Club Cab 131" WB Sport 16 22 $13,696 $15,121
Dakota Reg Cab 112" WB 21 25 $11,979 $13,170
Dakota Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD 15 18 $16,108 $17,805
Dakota Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD Sport 15 18 $15,645 $16,895
Dakota Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD Work Special 15 18 $15,264 $16,114
Dakota Reg Cab 112" WB Sport 21 25 $11,140 $11,945
Dakota Reg Cab 112" WB Work Special 21 25 $10,579 $11,075
Dakota Reg Cab 124" WB 16 22 $12,429 $13,681
Dakota Reg Cab 124" WB 4WD 15 18 $16,595 $18,358
Dakota Reg Cab 124" WB 4WD Work Special 15 18 $15,861 $16,762
Dakota Reg Cab 124" WB Work Special 21 25 $11,145 $11,691
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Reg Cab 107.9" WB SPLASH
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ranger Reg Cab 107.9" WB SPLASH 22 27 $13,018 $14,435
Ranger Reg Cab 107.9" WB SPLASH 4WD 18 24 $17,317 $19,320
Ranger Reg Cab 107.9" WB STX 4WD 18 24 $16,239 $18,095
Ranger Reg Cab 107.9" WB XL 22 27 $10,044 $10,575
Ranger Reg Cab 107.9" WB XL 4WD 17 25 $15,118 $16,090
Ranger Reg Cab 107.9" WB XLT 22 27 $11,082 $12,235
Ranger Reg Cab 107.9" WB XLT 4WD 18 24 $15,821 $17,620
Ranger Reg Cab 113.9" WB STX 4WD 18 24 $16,758 $18,685
Ranger Reg Cab 113.9" WB XL 22 27 $10,398 $10,960
Ranger Reg Cab 113.9" WB XL 4WD 17 25 $15,550 $16,560
Ranger Reg Cab 113.9" WB XLT 22 27 $11,549 $12,765
Ranger Reg Cab 113.9" WB XLT 4WD 18 24 $16,340 $18,210
Ranger Supercab 125.2" WB SPLASH 19 25 $14,479 $16,095
Ranger Supercab 125.2" WB XL 22 27 $12,596 $13,955
Ranger Supercab 125.2" WB XLT 22 27 $13,022 $14,440
Ranger Supercab 125.4" WB SPLASH 4WD 18 24 $18,175 $20,295
Ranger Supercab 125.4" WB STX 4WD 18 24 $17,277 $19,275
Ranger Supercab 125.4" WB XL 4WD 18 24 $16,133 $17,975
Ranger Supercab 125.4" WB XLT 4WD 18 24 $17,352 $19,360
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,690
$13,018
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,251
$14,435
Monthly Payment Estimate
$271 / month
$241 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
16 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
22 mpg 27 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
6 3
Front Head Room (in)
39.5 39.2
Second Hip Room (in)
53.8 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.0 54.6
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.6 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 42.4
Front Hip Room (in)
59.2 52.8
Second Leg Room (in)
26.7 -
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
27.3 25.1
Overhang, Front (in)
33.6 33.3
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 32.86
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
125.4 104.3
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
208.4 184.3
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
6.5 6.61
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - 72.2
Height, Overall (in)
65.6 63.9
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - NA
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
43.9 43.0
Wheelbase (in)
131.0 107.9
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.5 NA
Cab to Axle (in)
39.1 37.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.1 69.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Tailgate Width (in)
53.2 54.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
78.1 72.0
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
25.2 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
59.6 54.3
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
17.5 16.4
Cargo Volume (ft³)
47.1 37.4
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- TBD - 51.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
45.0 40.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9 x 2.5 9 x 1.75
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.9 x 0.94 10.28 x 1.33
Brake Type
Power 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
NA Rear Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.0 17.0
Fuel Tank Location
- TBD - Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
46.6 36.50
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Power
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 38.80
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
16.1 17.0
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P205/75R15 P235/60R15SL
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
770 797
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2905 1493
Rear Tire Order Code
TPF T73
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
2905 1493
Front Tire Size
P205/75R15 P235/60R15SL
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
770 797
Spare Tire Size
P205/75R15 P235/60R15SL
Front Tire Order Code
TPF T73
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
2905 1493
Spare Tire Order Code
TPF T73
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
770 797
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
700 300
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
10,000 2000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 200
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2684 2750
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1485 1186
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2684 2400
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7500 N/A
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2020 1775
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5100 4180
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15.0 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15.0 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15.0 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.0 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
117 95
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - 1425
Engine
Displacement
3.9L/239 2.3L/140
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 4800 112 @ 4800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPI SPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 3200 135 @ 2400
Engine Order Code
EHC 99A
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
22 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
16 22
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
10.4 9
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.50
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.79
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.22 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.33 2.20
Trans Order Code
DDQ 44M
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.79
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.83 3.72
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Club Cab 6.5' Reg Cab 6'
Vehicle Name
Dodge Dakota Ford Ranger
Body Code
131" WB 107.9" WB
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3000 2250
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
Gas 30.2 30.5
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Hypoid Ford Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Coil Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.2
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3850 2750
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2800 2330
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.21 3.45
Axle Type - Front
NA Twin-I-Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
Gas 30.2 30.5
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3300 2400
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf Spring 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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