Compare 1997 Dodge Dakota vs 1997 Ford F-150

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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Reg Cab 120" 4WD Lariat
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
F-150 Reg Cab 120" 4WD Lariat 15 18 $20,634 $23,740
F-150 Reg Cab 120" 4WD XL 16 20 $16,613 $19,010
F-150 Reg Cab 120" 4WD XLT 16 20 $18,449 $21,170
F-150 Reg Cab 120" Lariat 16 21 $17,948 $20,580
F-150 Reg Cab 120" XL 17 22 $13,652 $15,525
F-150 Reg Cab 120" XLT 17 22 $15,933 $18,210
F-150 Reg Cab 139" 4WD Lariat 15 18 $20,808 $23,945
F-150 Reg Cab 139" 4WD XL 16 20 $16,783 $19,210
F-150 Reg Cab 139" 4WD XLT 16 20 $18,619 $21,370
F-150 Reg Cab 139" Lariat 16 21 $18,203 $20,880
F-150 Reg Cab 139" XL 17 22 $13,889 $15,805
F-150 Reg Cab 139" XLT 17 22 $16,223 $18,550
F-150 Reg Cab Flareside 120" 4WD Lariat 15 18 $21,207 $24,415
F-150 Reg Cab Flareside 120" 4WD XL 16 20 $17,192 $19,690
F-150 Reg Cab Flareside 120" 4WD XLT 16 20 $19,023 $21,845
F-150 Reg Cab Flareside 120" Lariat 16 21 $18,934 $21,740
F-150 Reg Cab Flareside 120" XL 17 22 $14,510 $16,535
F-150 Reg Cab Flareside 120" XLT 17 22 $16,924 $19,375
F-150 Supercab 139" 4WD Lariat 15 18 $22,840 $26,335
F-150 Supercab 139" 4WD XL 15 18 $19,185 $22,035
F-150 Supercab 139" 4WD XLT 15 18 $21,268 $24,485
F-150 Supercab 139" Lariat 16 21 $20,183 $23,210
F-150 Supercab 139" XL 17 22 $15,713 $17,950
F-150 Supercab 139" XLT 17 22 $18,178 $20,850
F-150 Supercab 157" 4WD Lariat 15 18 $23,146 $26,695
F-150 Supercab 157" 4WD XL 15 18 $19,495 $22,400
F-150 Supercab 157" 4WD XLT 15 18 $21,509 $24,770
F-150 Supercab 157" Lariat 16 21 $20,422 $23,490
F-150 Supercab 157" XL 17 22 $15,959 $18,240
F-150 Supercab 157" XLT 17 22 $18,407 $21,120
F-150 Supercab Flareside 139" 4WD Lariat 15 18 $23,502 $27,115
F-150 Supercab Flareside 139" 4WD XL 15 18 $19,839 $22,805
F-150 Supercab Flareside 139" 4WD XLT 15 18 $21,863 $25,185
F-150 Supercab Flareside 139" Lariat 16 21 $20,843 $23,985
F-150 Supercab Flareside 139" XL 17 22 $16,367 $18,720
F-150 Supercab Flareside 139" XLT 17 22 $18,827 $21,615
F-150 Standard Reg Cab 120" 17 22 $13,219 $14,505
F-150 Standard Reg Cab 120" 4WD 16 20 $16,313 $18,020
F-150 Standard Reg Cab 139" 17 22 $13,457 $14,775
F-150 Standard Reg Cab 139" 4WD 16 20 $16,590 $18,335
F-150 Standard Supercab 139" 17 22 $15,116 $16,660
F-150 Standard Supercab 139" 4WD 15 18 $18,487 $20,490
F-150 Standard Supercab 157" 17 22 $15,366 $16,945
F-150 Standard Supercab 157" 4WD 15 18 $18,794 $20,840
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,797
$20,634
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,690
$23,740
Monthly Payment Estimate
$328 / month
$396 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 18 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
22.1 -
Passenger Capacity
6 3
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 40.8
Second Hip Room (in)
53.1 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 63.8
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 40.9
Front Hip Room (in)
58.0 61.3
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.6 - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in)
38.0 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 79.5
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
30.4 35.0
Overhang, Front (in)
34.4 38.7
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
122.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
214.8 203.7
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
10.2 - TBD -
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
68.5 75.4
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
49.7 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
130.9 120.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Tailgate Width (in)
57.8 - TBD -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
77.9 78.8
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
25.2 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
59.3 60.3
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
17.6 19.7
Cargo Volume (ft³)
47.1 58.6
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
57.8 62.1 @ Belt
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
44.7 50.0
Brakes
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9 x 2.5 11.03 x 2.25
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.9 12.13 x - TBD -
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
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.0 24.5
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard LH Midship
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
15.4 14
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.0 40.45
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Power
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 42.28
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
755 695
Rear Tire Size
P215/75R15 P255/70R16SL
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
755 695
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1583 2064
Rear Tire Order Code
TMD T55
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1583 2064
Front Tire Size
P215/75R15 P255/70R16SL
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
755 695
Spare Tire Size
P215/75R15 P255/70R16SL
Front Tire Order Code
TMD T55
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1583 2064
Spare Tire Order Code
TMD T55
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
700 300
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2,000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
10,000 2,000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2,000
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5480 6000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3000 3200
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1627 1705
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3166 2700
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
8000 7,800
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2391 2530
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16.0 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16.0 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 16.0 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.0 17.9
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
1404 1425
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
117 95
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 3200 290 @ 3250
Engine Order Code
EHC 996
Displacement
3.9L/239 4.6L/281
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 4800 220 @ 4500
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
MPI SEFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 15
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.72 2.64
Clutch Size (in)
10.4 11.4
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.49
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 1.00
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive 4 Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.22 3.41
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.33 2.24
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
NV231 Warner 44-06
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.83 3.90
Summary
Body Style
Club Cab 6.5' Reg Cab 6.5' Styleside
Vehicle Name
Dodge Dakota Ford F-150
Body Code
131" WB 120.2" WB
Suspension
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3400 3700
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf Spring 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.55 3.55
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3000 3200
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30.2 30.2
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Hypoid Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
Torsion Bar Torsion Bar
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.06
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3850 3800
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3400 2700
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.55 3.55
Axle Type - Front
Independent Twin Forged SLA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30.2 30.2
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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