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Club Cab 139" WB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ram 1500 Club Cab 139" WB 14 19 $16,288 $18,550
Ram 1500 Club Cab 139" WB 4WD 13 18 $18,958 $21,645
Ram 1500 Club Cab 155" WB 14 19 $16,526 $18,830
Ram 1500 Club Cab 155" WB 4WD 13 18 $19,239 $21,975
Ram 1500 Reg Cab 119" WB 15 21 $13,983 $15,880
Ram 1500 Reg Cab 119" WB 4WD 13 18 $16,674 $19,005
Ram 1500 Reg Cab 119" WB Work Special 15 21 $12,871 $14,075
Ram 1500 Reg Cab 135" WB 15 21 $14,225 $16,165
Ram 1500 Reg Cab 135" WB 4WD 13 18 $16,963 $19,345
Ram 1500 Reg Cab 135" WB Work Special 15 21 $13,109 $14,345
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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
$16,288
$18,179
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,550
$20,775
Monthly Payment Estimate
$309 / month
$346 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
14 mpg 0 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 0 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
66.8 66.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
66.0 66.0
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 39.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
67.7 67.7
Front Leg Room (in)
41.0 41.0
Front Hip Room (in)
65.6 65.6
Second Leg Room (in)
31.6 31.6
Passenger Capacity
6 6
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 40.2
Exterior Dimensions
Overhang, Front (in)
37.9 37.9
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
136.9 136.9
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
220.1 220.1
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.5 8.6
Cab to End of Frame (in)
79.7 79.7
Height, Overall (in)
71.6 72.9
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
43.5 43.5
Wheelbase (in)
138.7 138.7
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.7 9.9
Cab to Axle (in)
39.7 39.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.3 79.3
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
31.3 33.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
48.5 48.5
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
64.2 64.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
19.4 19.4
Cargo Volume (ft³)
55.5 55.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
60.4 60.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
50.0 50.0
Tailgate Width (in)
60.4 60.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
77.5 77.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.6 x 1.26 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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake ABS System
Rear Wheel Rear Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
11.0 x 2.0 13.0 x 2.5
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26.0 26.0
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard Frame Rails Inboard Frame Rails
Steering
Steering Type
Power Power
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
45.2 51.6
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
713 683
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1903 3040
Rear Tire Order Code
TRY TYD
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1903 3040
Front Tire Size
P225/75R16XL LT245/75R16E
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
713 683
Spare Tire Size
P225/75R16XL LT245/75R16E
Front Tire Order Code
TRY TYD
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1903 3040
Spare Tire Order Code
TRY TYD
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
713 683
Rear Tire Size
P225/75R16XL LT245/75R16E
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3800 6085
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1855 2160
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3650 4500
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
7800 14,000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2615 2825
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6400 8800
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
20.0 20.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
117 117
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
1404 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
220 @ 4400 235 @ 4000
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
MPI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
300 @ 3200 330 @ 3000
Engine Order Code
ELF EML
Displacement
5.2L/318 5.9L/360
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 NA
Transmission
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.57 5.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.33 3.04
Trans Order Code
DDC 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
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.03 5.61
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
11.0 11.0
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.38 1.67
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Body Style
Club Cab 6.5' Club Cab 6.5'
Vehicle Name
Dodge Ram 1500 Dodge Ram 2500
Body Code
139" WB 139" WB
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
31.8 35.1
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Full-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
Wide Track Wide Track
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3900 6200
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3650 4500
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.21 3.54
Axle Type - Front
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
31.8 35.1
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3650 4500
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf Spring Leaf Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3800 6085
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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