Compare 1997 Dodge Dakota vs 1997 Dodge Ram 2500

1997 Dodge Dakota
1997 Dodge Ram 2500
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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 HD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ram 2500 Club Cab 139" WB HD N/A N/A $18,179 $20,775
Ram 2500 Club Cab 139" WB HD 4WD N/A N/A $20,777 $23,785
Ram 2500 Club Cab 155" WB HD N/A N/A $18,353 $20,980
Ram 2500 Club Cab 155" WB HD 4WD N/A N/A $20,952 $23,990
Ram 2500 Reg Cab 135" WB HD N/A N/A $16,440 $18,770
Ram 2500 Reg Cab 135" WB HD 4WD N/A N/A $19,097 $21,855
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,797
$18,179
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,690
$20,775
Monthly Payment Estimate
$328 / month
$346 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 0 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
22.1 31.6
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
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.6 9.9
Cab to Axle (in)
38.0 39.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 79.3
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
30.4 33.4
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 8.6
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - 79.7
Height, Overall (in)
68.5 72.9
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
49.7 43.5
Wheelbase (in)
130.9 138.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
44.7 50.0
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
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA Rear Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9 x 2.5 13.0 x 2.5
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.9 12.5 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard LH Inboard Frame Rails
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.0 26.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
15.4 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.0 51.6
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Power
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
TMD TYD
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
755 683
Rear Tire Size
P215/75R15 LT245/75R16E
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
755 683
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1583 3040
Rear Tire Order Code
TMD TYD
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1583 3040
Front Tire Size
P215/75R15 LT245/75R16E
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
755 683
Spare Tire Size
P215/75R15 LT245/75R16E
Front Tire Order Code
TMD TYD
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1583 3040
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
700 900
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
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5480 8800
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3000 6085
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1627 2160
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3166 4500
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
8000 14,000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2391 2825
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.0 20.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
1404 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
117 117
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 3200 330 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
EHC EML
Displacement
3.9L/239 5.9L/360
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 4800 235 @ 4000
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
MPI MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 NA
Transmission
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.83 5.61
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.72 NA
Clutch Size (in)
10.4 11.0
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.67
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.75
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 5.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.33 3.04
Trans Order Code
DDQ DDP
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
Summary
Body Code
131" WB 139" WB
Body Style
Club Cab 6.5' Club Cab 6.5'
Vehicle Name
Dodge Dakota Dodge Ram 2500
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30.2 35.1
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3400 4500
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf Spring Leaf Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.55 NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3000 6085
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30.2 35.1
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Hypoid Full-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
Torsion Bar Wide Track
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3850 6200
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3400 4500
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.55 3.54
Axle Type - Front
Independent NA
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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