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2WD Mega Cab 160.5" Laramie
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ram 1500 2WD Mega Cab 160.5" Laramie 13 18 $33,606 $38,100
Ram 1500 2WD Mega Cab 160.5" SLT 13 18 $29,848 $33,730
Ram 1500 2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie 13 18 $31,893 $36,230
Ram 1500 2WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT 13 17 $27,202 $30,775
Ram 1500 2WD Quad Cab 140.5" ST 16 19 $23,370 $26,320
Ram 1500 2WD Quad Cab 160.5" SLT 13 17 $27,778 $31,445
Ram 1500 2WD Quad Cab 160.5" ST 13 17 $25,464 $28,755
Ram 1500 2WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT 13 17 $22,554 $25,435
Ram 1500 2WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST 16 19 $19,729 $22,150
Ram 1500 2WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT 13 17 $22,799 $25,720
Ram 1500 2WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST 16 19 $19,974 $22,435
Ram 1500 4WD Mega Cab 160.5" Laramie 13 17 $36,426 $41,350
Ram 1500 4WD Mega Cab 160.5" SLT 13 17 $32,668 $36,980
Ram 1500 4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie 13 17 $35,006 $39,780
Ram 1500 4WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT 12 16 $30,272 $34,275
Ram 1500 4WD Quad Cab 140.5" ST 12 16 $27,158 $30,655
Ram 1500 4WD Quad Cab 160.5" SLT 12 16 $30,779 $34,865
Ram 1500 4WD Quad Cab 160.5" ST 12 16 $28,448 $32,155
Ram 1500 4WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT 12 16 $25,722 $29,055
Ram 1500 4WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST 12 16 $23,701 $26,705
Ram 1500 4WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT 12 16 $26,015 $29,395
Ram 1500 4WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST 12 16 $23,994 $27,045
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2WD Reg Cab 126" FX2
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
F-150 2WD Reg Cab 126" FX2 14 19 $22,450 $24,665
F-150 2WD Reg Cab 126" STX 14 20 $19,641 $21,490
F-150 2WD Reg Cab 126" XL 14 20 $16,818 $17,900
F-150 2WD Reg Cab 126" XLT 14 20 $21,782 $23,910
F-150 2WD Reg Cab 145" FX2 14 19 $22,715 $24,965
F-150 2WD Reg Cab 145" XL 14 20 $17,090 $18,200
F-150 2WD Reg Cab 145" XLT 14 20 $22,047 $24,210
F-150 2WD Reg Cab Flareside 126" FX2 14 19 $24,082 $26,510
F-150 2WD Reg Cab Flareside 126" STX 14 19 $21,273 $23,335
F-150 2WD Reg Cab Flareside 126" XLT 14 19 $23,415 $25,755
F-150 2WD SuperCab 133" FX2 14 19 $26,517 $29,260
F-150 2WD SuperCab 133" Lariat 13 17 $27,574 $30,455
F-150 2WD SuperCab 133" STX 14 19 $23,132 $25,435
F-150 2WD SuperCab 133" XLT 14 19 $25,274 $27,855
F-150 2WD SuperCab 145" 60th Anniversary 14 19 $27,658 $30,550
F-150 2WD SuperCab 145" FX2 14 19 $26,782 $29,560
F-150 2WD SuperCab 145" Lariat 13 17 $27,840 $30,755
F-150 2WD SuperCab 145" STX 14 19 $23,397 $25,735
F-150 2WD SuperCab 145" XL 14 19 $22,335 $23,995
F-150 2WD SuperCab 145" XLT 14 19 $25,539 $28,155
F-150 2WD SuperCab 163" XL 13 17 $22,606 $24,295
F-150 2WD SuperCab 163" XLT 13 17 $25,805 $28,455
F-150 2WD SuperCab Flareside 145" FX2 14 19 $27,446 $30,310
F-150 2WD SuperCab Flareside 145" STX 14 19 $24,061 $26,485
F-150 2WD SuperCab Flareside 145" XLT 14 19 $26,203 $28,905
F-150 2WD SuperCrew 139" 60th Anniversary 14 19 $29,517 $32,650
F-150 2WD SuperCrew 139" FX2 14 19 $28,641 $31,660
F-150 2WD SuperCrew 139" Harley-Davidson 13 17 $33,420 $37,060
F-150 2WD SuperCrew 139" King Ranch 13 17 $32,662 $36,205
F-150 2WD SuperCrew 139" Lariat 13 17 $29,698 $32,855
F-150 2WD SuperCrew 139" Limited 13 17 $31,747 $35,160
F-150 2WD SuperCrew 139" XL 14 19 $25,357 $27,335
F-150 2WD SuperCrew 139" XLT 14 19 $27,398 $30,255
F-150 2WD SuperCrew 150" 60th Anniversary 14 19 $29,782 $32,950
F-150 2WD SuperCrew 150" FX2 14 19 $28,906 $31,960
F-150 2WD SuperCrew 150" King Ranch 13 17 $32,928 $36,505
F-150 2WD SuperCrew 150" Lariat 13 17 $29,964 $33,155
F-150 2WD SuperCrew 150" XL 14 19 $25,629 $27,635
F-150 2WD SuperCrew 150" XLT 14 19 $27,663 $30,555
F-150 2WD SuperCrew Flareside 150" FX2 14 19 $29,570 $32,710
F-150 2WD SuperCrew Flareside 150" XLT 14 19 $28,327 $31,305
F-150 4WD Reg Cab 126" FX4 13 17 $27,703 $30,600
F-150 4WD Reg Cab 126" STX 13 17 $24,056 $26,480
F-150 4WD Reg Cab 126" XL 13 17 $22,239 $23,890
F-150 4WD Reg Cab 126" XLT 13 17 $26,198 $28,900
F-150 4WD Reg Cab 145" XL 13 17 $22,511 $24,190
F-150 4WD Reg Cab 145" XLT 13 17 $26,464 $29,200
F-150 4WD Reg Cab Flareside 126" FX4 13 17 $28,367 $31,350
F-150 4WD Reg Cab Flareside 126" STX 13 17 $24,720 $27,230
F-150 4WD Reg Cab Flareside 126" XLT 13 17 $26,862 $29,650
F-150 4WD SuperCab 133" FX4 13 17 $29,561 $32,700
F-150 4WD SuperCab 133" Lariat 13 17 $30,357 $33,600
F-150 4WD SuperCab 133" STX 13 17 $25,915 $28,580
F-150 4WD SuperCab 133" XLT 13 17 $28,057 $31,000
F-150 4WD SuperCab 145" 60th Anniversary 13 17 $30,441 $33,695
F-150 4WD SuperCab 145" FX4 13 17 $29,827 $33,000
F-150 4WD SuperCab 145" Lariat 13 17 $30,623 $33,900
F-150 4WD SuperCab 145" STX 13 17 $26,180 $28,880
F-150 4WD SuperCab 145" XL 13 17 $25,180 $27,140
F-150 4WD SuperCab 145" XLT 13 17 $28,322 $31,300
F-150 4WD SuperCab 163" XL 13 17 $25,452 $27,440
F-150 4WD SuperCab 163" XLT 13 17 $28,588 $31,600
F-150 4WD SuperCab Flareside 145" FX4 13 17 $30,491 $33,750
F-150 4WD SuperCab Flareside 145" STX 13 17 $26,844 $29,630
F-150 4WD SuperCab Flareside 145" XLT 13 17 $28,986 $32,050
F-150 4WD SuperCrew 139" 60th Anniversary 13 17 $32,300 $35,795
F-150 4WD SuperCrew 139" FX4 13 17 $31,685 $35,100
F-150 4WD SuperCrew 139" King Ranch 13 17 $35,446 $39,350
F-150 4WD SuperCrew 139" Lariat 13 17 $32,481 $36,000
F-150 4WD SuperCrew 139" XL 13 17 $28,203 $30,480
F-150 4WD SuperCrew 139" XLT 13 17 $30,180 $33,400
F-150 4WD SuperCrew 150" 60th Anniversary 13 17 $32,565 $36,095
F-150 4WD SuperCrew 150" FX4 13 17 $31,951 $35,400
F-150 4WD SuperCrew 150" King Ranch 13 17 $35,712 $39,650
F-150 4WD SuperCrew 150" Lariat 13 17 $32,747 $36,300
F-150 4WD SuperCrew 150" XL 13 17 $28,474 $30,780
F-150 4WD SuperCrew 150" XLT 13 17 $30,446 $33,700
F-150 4WD SuperCrew Flareside 150" FX4 13 17 $32,615 $36,150
F-150 4WD SuperCrew Flareside 150" XLT 13 17 $31,110 $34,450
F-150 AWD SuperCrew 139" Harley-Davidson 13 17 $36,203 $40,205
F-150 AWD SuperCrew 139" Limited 13 17 $34,402 $38,160
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,606
$22,450
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,100
$24,665
Monthly Payment Estimate
$635 / month
$411 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 is a solid truck due for its 2009 model makeover, but it's good enough that it may be all the truck you need or want. The Ford F-150 is a solid truck that is due for its 2009 model makeover, but it’s good enough that it may be all the truck you need or want.
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Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
18 mpg 19 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
66.5 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.0 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
64.9 65.4
Second Leg Room (in)
44.2 -
Passenger Capacity
6 3
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 40.9
Second Hip Room (in)
64.4 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
67.0 66.5
Second Head Room (in)
40.5 -
Exterior Dimensions
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
75.0 73.7
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
47.9 48.4
Wheelbase (in)
160.5 126.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.8 - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in)
36.9 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
80.0 78.9
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
33.2 33.2
Overhang, Front (in)
39.3 36.9
Frame Width, Rear (in)
41.8 - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
163.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
247.9 211.2
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.4 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - 65.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- TBD - 62.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
51.0 50.0
Tailgate Width (in)
- TBD - 65.2
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
76.3 78.8
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
66.4 60.3
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
20.2 22.3
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.9 x 0.86 13.7 x 0.47
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.2 x 1.10 13.0 x 0.55
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
34 26
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard Frame Rails Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- TBD - 20.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
44.1 41.8
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
657 - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
TT3 T82
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
3195 2045
Spare Tire Order Code
TBB T82
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
657 - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
LT265/70R17E P265/60R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
3195 2045
Rear Tire Order Code
TT3 T82
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 2045
Front Tire Size
LT265/70R17E P265/60R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7850 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 750
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
785 NA
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
4750 3400
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
14000 11000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
3209 2634
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
8510 6650
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
6010 3400
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2766 1977
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 18 x 7.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.2 19.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - 1650
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
136 110
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
375 @ 4200 294 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
EZA 99W
Displacement
5.7L/345 4.6L/281
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
345 @ 5400 248 @ 4750
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 19
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.84
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.32
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.55
Trans Order Code
DGQ 44Q
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Ram 1500 Ford F-150
Body Code
160.5" WB 126" WB
Body Style
Mega Cab 6.3' Bed Reg Cab 6.5' Styleside
Suspension
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - 3150
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 3.55
Axle Type - Front
NA Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - 4150
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf spring Leaf Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - 3850
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 36
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-floating Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
Independent SLA Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.34
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - 3800
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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