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1997 Dodge Dakota
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Club Cab 131" WB 4WD Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Dakota Club Cab 131" WB 4WD Base 15 19 $17,797 $19,690
Dakota Club Cab 131" WB 4WD SLT 15 19 $17,797 $19,690
Dakota Club Cab 131" WB 4WD Sport 15 19 $17,797 $19,690
Dakota Club Cab 131" WB Base 17 22 $14,885 $16,420
Dakota Club Cab 131" WB SLT 17 22 $14,885 $16,420
Dakota Club Cab 131" WB Sport 17 22 $14,885 $16,420
Dakota Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD Base 15 19 $15,562 $17,190
Dakota Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD SLT 15 19 $15,562 $17,190
Dakota Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD Sport 15 19 $15,562 $17,190
Dakota Reg Cab 112" WB Base 20 25 $11,598 $12,725
Dakota Reg Cab 112" WB SLT 17 22 $11,598 $12,725
Dakota Reg Cab 112" WB Sport 20 25 $11,598 $12,725
Dakota Reg Cab 124" WB Base 20 25 $12,003 $13,185
Dakota Reg Cab 124" WB SLT 17 22 $12,003 $13,185
Dakota Reg Cab 124" WB Sport 20 25 $12,003 $13,185
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Club Cab 139" WB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ram 1500 Club Cab 139" WB 14 19 $16,288 $18,550
Ram 1500 Club Cab 139" WB 4WD 13 18 $18,958 $21,645
Ram 1500 Club Cab 155" WB 14 19 $16,526 $18,830
Ram 1500 Club Cab 155" WB 4WD 13 18 $19,239 $21,975
Ram 1500 Reg Cab 119" WB 15 21 $13,983 $15,880
Ram 1500 Reg Cab 119" WB 4WD 13 18 $16,674 $19,005
Ram 1500 Reg Cab 119" WB Work Special 15 21 $12,871 $14,075
Ram 1500 Reg Cab 135" WB 15 21 $14,225 $16,165
Ram 1500 Reg Cab 135" WB 4WD 13 18 $16,963 $19,345
Ram 1500 Reg Cab 135" WB Work Special 15 21 $13,109 $14,345
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,797
$16,288
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,690
$18,550
Monthly Payment Estimate
$328 / month
$309 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 19 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
6 6
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 40.2
Second Hip Room (in)
53.1 66.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 66.0
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 39.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 67.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.0
Front Hip Room (in)
58.0 65.6
Second Leg Room (in)
22.1 31.6
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
30.4 31.3
Overhang, Front (in)
34.4 37.9
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
122.1 136.9
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
214.8 220.1
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
10.2 7.5
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - 79.7
Height, Overall (in)
68.5 71.6
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
49.7 43.5
Wheelbase (in)
130.9 138.7
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.6 8.7
Cab to Axle (in)
38.0 39.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 79.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Tailgate Width (in)
57.8 60.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
77.9 77.5
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
25.2 48.5
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
59.3 64.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
17.6 19.4
Cargo Volume (ft³)
47.1 55.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
57.8 60.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
44.7 50.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9 x 2.5 11.0 x 2.0
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.9 11.6 x 1.26
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 26.0
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard LH Inboard Frame Rails
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.0 45.2
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Power
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
15.4 - TBD -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/75R15 P225/75R16XL
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
755 713
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1583 1903
Rear Tire Order Code
TMD TRY
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1583 1903
Front Tire Size
P215/75R15 P225/75R16XL
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
755 713
Spare Tire Size
P215/75R15 P225/75R16XL
Front Tire Order Code
TMD TRY
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1583 1903
Spare Tire Order Code
TMD TRY
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
755 713
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
700 700
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
10,000 10,000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3000 3800
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1627 1855
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3166 3650
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
8000 7800
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2391 2615
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5480 6400
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.0 20.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
117 117
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
1404 1404
Engine
Displacement
3.9L/239 5.2L/318
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 4800 220 @ 4400
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
MPI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 3200 300 @ 3200
Engine Order Code
EHC ELF
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 14
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
10.4 11.0
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.38
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 NA
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.22 3.57
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.33 2.33
Trans Order Code
DDQ DDC
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
NV231 NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.83 4.03
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.72 NA
Summary
Body Style
Club Cab 6.5' Club Cab 6.5'
Vehicle Name
Dodge Dakota Dodge Ram 1500
Body Code
131" WB 139" WB
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.55 NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3000 3800
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30.2 31.8
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Hypoid Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
Torsion Bar Wide Track
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3850 3900
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3400 3650
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.55 3.21
Axle Type - Front
Independent NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30.2 31.8
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3400 3650
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf Spring Leaf Spring
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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