Compare 1997 Dodge Neon vs 1997 Ford Ranger

1997 Dodge Neon
1997 Ford Ranger
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2-Door Coupe Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Neon 2-Door Coupe Base 29 39 $10,131 $10,800
Neon 2-Door Coupe Base Competition 29 39 $10,131 $10,800
Neon 2-Door Coupe Highline 29 39 $11,418 $12,470
Neon 4-Door Sedan Base 29 39 $10,315 $11,000
Neon 4-Door Sedan Base Competition 29 39 $10,315 $11,000
Neon 4-Door Sedan Highline 29 39 $11,598 $12,670
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Reg Cab 107.9" WB SPLASH
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ranger Reg Cab 107.9" WB SPLASH 23 27 $13,486 $14,945
Ranger Reg Cab 107.9" WB SPLASH 4WD 17 22 $17,385 $19,375
Ranger Reg Cab 107.9" WB STX 4WD 17 22 $16,308 $18,150
Ranger Reg Cab 107.9" WB XL 23 27 $10,519 $11,070
Ranger Reg Cab 107.9" WB XL 4WD 17 22 $15,391 $16,365
Ranger Reg Cab 107.9" WB XLT 23 27 $11,634 $12,840
Ranger Reg Cab 107.9" WB XLT 4WD 17 22 $16,091 $17,905
Ranger Reg Cab 113.9" WB STX 4WD 17 22 $16,826 $18,740
Ranger Reg Cab 113.9" WB XL 23 27 $10,874 $11,455
Ranger Reg Cab 113.9" WB XL 4WD 17 22 $15,823 $16,835
Ranger Reg Cab 113.9" WB XLT 23 27 $12,101 $13,370
Ranger Reg Cab 113.9" WB XLT 4WD 17 22 $16,611 $18,495
Ranger Supercab 125.4" WB SPLASH 23 27 $14,921 $16,575
Ranger Supercab 125.4" WB SPLASH 4WD 17 22 $18,221 $20,325
Ranger Supercab 125.4" WB STX 4WD 17 22 $17,323 $19,305
Ranger Supercab 125.4" WB XL 23 27 $13,020 $14,415
Ranger Supercab 125.4" WB XL 4WD 17 22 $16,157 $17,980
Ranger Supercab 125.4" WB XLT 23 27 $13,548 $15,015
Ranger Supercab 125.4" WB XLT 4WD 17 22 $17,399 $19,390
Pricing
Invoice Price
$10,131
$13,486
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$10,800
$14,945
Monthly Payment Estimate
$180 / month
$249 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
5.8
Fuel Economy
City
29 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
39 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact -
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
50.3 52.8
Second Leg Room (in)
35.1 -
Front Head Room (in)
39.6 39.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
91.2 -
Second Hip Room (in)
53.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
52.0 54.6
Second Head Room (in)
36.5 -
Passenger Capacity
5 3
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 -
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 42.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
57.4 -
Wheelbase (in)
104.0 107.9
Liftover Height (in)
29.4 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
67.5 69.4
Track Width, Front (in)
57.4 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
6.0 -
Length, Overall (in)
171.8 -
Height, Overall (in)
54.9 64.3
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- NA
Cab to Axle (in)
- 36.9
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- 26.3
Overhang, Front (in)
- 32.9
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- 32.9
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- 104.3
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
- 184.2
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- 6.7
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- 72.2
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- NA
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- 43.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.8 -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- 40.4
Tailgate Width (in)
- 46.5
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
- 71.8
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
- 46.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- 16.4
Cargo Volume (ft³)
- 37.4
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- 51.9
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x 1.5 9.0 x 1.75
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.0 x 0.8 10.28 x 1.33
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
NA Rear Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Power Power
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
- NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.5 17.0
Aux Fuel Tank Location
- NA
Fuel Tank Location
- Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
- NA
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA 38.80
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
18.0 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 36.50
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Power
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- NA
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- 18.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P175/70R14 P235/60R15SL
Rear Tire Order Code
NA T73
Front Tire Size
P175/70R14 P235/60R15SL
Spare Tire Size
T115/70D14 P235/60R15SL
Front Tire Order Code
NA T73
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- - TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- 797
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1493
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- 797
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- 1493
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 300
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- N/A
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2441 -
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- 1269
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- 2330
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- 4800
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- 1854
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
- 4220
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- 2250
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 15.0 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Chrome
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14 x 5.5 15.0 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14 x 4.0 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Chrome
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.9 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
450 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
83 95
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
- NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- 1425
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
129 @ 5000 135 @ 2400
Engine Order Code
ECB 99A
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.3L/140
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
131 @ 6000 112 @ 4800
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
SMPI SEFI
Engine Oil Cooler
- NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
39 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
29 23
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
8.5 9
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.50
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.79
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.40
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.13 2.20
Trans Order Code
DD5 44M
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.55 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.54 3.72
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
- NA
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- NA
Trans Power Take Off
- NA
Transfer Case Model
- NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
- NA
Trans PTO Access
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Neon Ford Ranger
Body Style
2 Door Coupe Base Reg Cab 6'
Body Code
- 107.9" WB
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 30.5
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 30.5
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.79 1.0
Suspension Type - Rear
Chapman Strut Multi-Leaf
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 2750
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 2330
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
- 3.73
Axle Type - Front
- Twin-I-Beam
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- 2400
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
- NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- 2250
Axle Type - Rear
- Ford Semi-Floating
Frame
Frame Type
- Ladder

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