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1996 GMC Sierra 1500
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Club Cab 139" WB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ram 1500 Club Cab 139" WB 14 19 $15,833 $18,051
Ram 1500 Club Cab 139" WB 4WD 13 17 $17,961 $20,519
Ram 1500 Club Cab 155" WB 14 19 $16,072 $18,332
Ram 1500 Club Cab 155" WB 4WD 13 17 $18,242 $20,850
Ram 1500 Reg Cab 119" WB 16 20 $13,330 $15,106
Ram 1500 Reg Cab 119" WB 4WD 13 17 $16,238 $18,492
Ram 1500 Reg Cab 119" WB Work Special 16 20 $12,582 $13,741
Ram 1500 Reg Cab 135" WB 16 20 $13,571 $15,390
Ram 1500 Reg Cab 135" WB 4WD 13 17 $16,527 $18,832
Ram 1500 Reg Cab 135" WB Work Special 16 20 $12,821 $14,013
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Club Coupe 141.5" WB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sierra 1500 Club Coupe 141.5" WB 15 19 $15,361 $17,556
Sierra 1500 Club Coupe 141.5" WB 4WD 15 21 $17,753 $20,290
Sierra 1500 Club Coupe 155.5" WB 15 20 $16,186 $18,499
Sierra 1500 Club Coupe 155.5" WB 4WD 14 19 $18,431 $21,064
Sierra 1500 Club Coupe Sportside 141.5" WB 17 22 $15,809 $18,068
Sierra 1500 Club Coupe Sportside 141.5" WB 4WD 15 21 $18,114 $20,702
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab 117.5" WB 17 22 $13,559 $15,496
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab 117.5" WB 4WD 15 21 $16,100 $18,401
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab 131.5" WB 17 22 $13,804 $15,776
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab 131.5" WB 4WD 15 21 $16,362 $18,700
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab Sportside 117.5" WB 17 22 $14,270 $16,309
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab Sportside 117.5" WB 4WD 15 21 $16,592 $18,963
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,833
$15,361
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,051
$17,556
Monthly Payment Estimate
$301 / month
$293 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 19 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
67.7 67.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.0 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
65.6 60.0
Second Leg Room (in)
31.6 34.8
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 39.9
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Second Hip Room (in)
66.8 64.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
66.0 65.4
Exterior Dimensions
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
136.9 135.0
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
220.1 218.5
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.5 7.1
Cab to End of Frame (in)
79.7 NA
Height, Overall (in)
71.6 70.4
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - NA
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
43.5 47.3
Wheelbase (in)
138.7 141.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.7 7.2
Cab to Axle (in)
39.7 41.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.4 76.8
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
31.3 29.0
Overhang, Front (in)
37.9 35.4
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 36.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
19.4 19.2
Cargo Volume (ft³)
55.5 55.6
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
60.4 61.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
50.0 49.1
Tailgate Width (in)
60.4 62.0
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
77.5 78.7
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
48.5 40.5
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
64.2 64.4
Brakes
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
Rear Wheel Four Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
11.0 x 2.0 10.0 x 2.25
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x 1.26 11.57 x 1.25
Brake Type
Power Power
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26.0 25
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard Frame Rails Inboard LH Frame
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Steering
Steering Type
Power Power
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - 15.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 50.9
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- TBD - 16.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
45.2 46.6
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
3805 1843
Front Tire Size
P225/75R16XL P235/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
713 722
Spare Tire Size
P225/75R16XL P235/75R15
Front Tire Order Code
TRY XFN
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
3805 1843
Spare Tire Order Code
TRY ZFN
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
713 722
Rear Tire Size
P225/75R16XL P235/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
713 722
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
3805 1843
Rear Tire Order Code
TRY YFN
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 4000
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)
500 400
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
700 1000
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1855 1711
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3650 3500
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7800 11,000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2635 2410
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6400 6200
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3800 3686
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 15 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 15 x 7
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
20.0 17.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
117 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - 1200
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 600
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
MPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
300 @ 3200 330 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
ELF L31
Displacement
5.2L/318 5.7L/350
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 4400 255 @ 4600
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 19
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.55 2.29
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.32 1.63
Trans Order Code
DDC M30
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.01 3.06
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
11.0 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Ram 1500 GMC Sierra 1500
Body Code
139" WB E63
Body Style
Club Cab 6.5' Club Coupe 6.5' Wideside
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Wide Track Indep Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.25
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3900 3750
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3650 3500
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.21 3.42
Axle Type - Front
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
Gas 31.8 25
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3650 3600
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf Spring 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3800 3750
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
Gas 31.8 25
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Semi-Floating
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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