Compare 1997 Dodge Dakota vs 1997 GMC Sierra 1500

1997 Dodge Dakota
1997 GMC Sierra 1500
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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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Ext Cab 141.5" WB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 141.5" WB 15 19 $15,830 $18,092
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 141.5" WB 4WD 15 21 $18,284 $20,896
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 155.5" WB 15 20 $16,701 $19,087
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 155.5" WB 4WD 13 18 $19,155 $21,891
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab Sportside 141.5" WB 17 23 $16,333 $18,667
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab Sportside 141.5" WB 4WD 15 21 $18,787 $21,471
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab 117.5" WB 17 23 $14,010 $16,012
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab 117.5" WB 4WD 15 21 $16,635 $19,012
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab 131.5" WB 17 23 $14,273 $16,312
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab 131.5" WB 4WD 15 21 $16,898 $19,312
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab Sportside 117.5" WB 17 23 $14,513 $16,587
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab Sportside 117.5" WB 4WD 15 21 $17,138 $19,587
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,797
$15,830
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,690
$18,092
Monthly Payment Estimate
$328 / month
$302 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 19 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
58.0 60.0
Second Leg Room (in)
22.1 34.8
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 39.9
Second Hip Room (in)
53.1 64.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 65.4
Second Head Room (in)
38.0 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.8 67.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.7
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - NA
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
49.7 41.6
Wheelbase (in)
130.9 141.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.6 6.9
Cab to Axle (in)
38.0 41.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.5 76.8
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
30.4 31.4
Overhang, Front (in)
34.4 35.4
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 36.7
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
122.1 135.0
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
214.8 218.5
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
10.2 6.9
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - NA
Height, Overall (in)
68.5 70.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³)
47.1 55.6
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
57.8 60.2
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
44.7 49.1
Tailgate Width (in)
57.8 62.0
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
77.9 78.7
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
25.2 40.5
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
59.3 64.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
17.6 19.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA Four Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9 x 2.5 10.0 x 2.25
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.9 11.57 x 1.25
Brake Type
Power Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.0 25
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard LH Inboard LH Frame
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 50.9
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
15.4 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
41.0 46.6
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Power
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA 15.6
Tires
Front Tire Order Code
TMD XFN
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1583 1843
Spare Tire Order Code
TMD ZFN
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
755 722
Rear Tire Size
P215/75R15 P235/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
755 722
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1583 1843
Rear Tire Order Code
TMD YFN
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1583 1843
Front Tire Size
P215/75R15 P235/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
755 722
Spare Tire Size
P215/75R15 P235/75R15
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
700 1000
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
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
8000 11,000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2391 2464
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5480 6200
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3000 3686
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1627 1709
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3166 3500
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 7
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.0 17.1
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
1404 1200
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
117 100
Engine
Fuel System
MPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 3200 330 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
EHC L31
Displacement
3.9L/239 5.7L/350
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 4800 255 @ 4600
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 15
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Transfer Case Model
NV231 NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.83 3.06
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.72 NA
Clutch Size (in)
10.4 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.44 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 NA
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.22 2.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.33 1.63
Trans Order Code
DDQ M30
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Dakota GMC Sierra 1500
Body Code
131" WB E63
Body Style
Club Cab 6.5' Ext Cab 6.5' Wideside
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.55 3.42
Axle Type - Front
Independent NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30.2 25
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3400 3600
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf Spring 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.55 NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3000 3750
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30.2 25
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Hypoid Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
Torsion Bar Indep Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.25
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3850 3750
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3400 3500
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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