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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 Crew Cab LWB LE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Titan 2WD Crew Cab LWB LE 13 17 $33,179 $36,650
Titan 2WD Crew Cab LWB LE FFV 13 18 $33,179 $36,650
Titan 2WD Crew Cab LWB SE 13 17 $28,027 $30,950
Titan 2WD Crew Cab LWB SE FFV 13 18 $28,027 $30,950
Titan 2WD Crew Cab LWB XE 13 17 $26,535 $29,300
Titan 2WD Crew Cab LWB XE FFV 13 18 $26,535 $29,300
Titan 2WD Crew Cab SWB LE 13 17 $32,636 $36,050
Titan 2WD Crew Cab SWB LE FFV 13 18 $32,636 $36,050
Titan 2WD Crew Cab SWB SE 13 17 $27,485 $30,350
Titan 2WD Crew Cab SWB SE FFV 13 18 $27,485 $30,350
Titan 2WD Crew Cab SWB XE 13 17 $25,993 $28,700
Titan 2WD Crew Cab SWB XE FFV 13 18 $25,993 $28,700
Titan 2WD King Cab LWB SE 13 17 $26,038 $28,750
Titan 2WD King Cab LWB SE FFV 13 18 $26,038 $28,750
Titan 2WD King Cab LWB XE 13 17 $24,230 $26,750
Titan 2WD King Cab LWB XE FFV 13 18 $24,230 $26,750
Titan 2WD King Cab SWB LE 13 17 $30,647 $33,850
Titan 2WD King Cab SWB LE FFV 13 18 $30,647 $33,850
Titan 2WD King Cab SWB SE 13 17 $25,496 $28,150
Titan 2WD King Cab SWB SE FFV 13 18 $25,496 $28,150
Titan 2WD King Cab SWB XE 13 17 $23,688 $26,150
Titan 2WD King Cab SWB XE FFV 13 18 $23,688 $26,150
Titan 4WD Crew Cab LWB LE 12 17 $35,620 $39,350
Titan 4WD Crew Cab LWB LE FFV 12 17 $35,620 $39,350
Titan 4WD Crew Cab LWB PRO-4X 12 17 $33,025 $36,480
Titan 4WD Crew Cab LWB PRO-4X FFV 12 17 $33,025 $36,480
Titan 4WD Crew Cab LWB SE 12 17 $30,603 $33,800
Titan 4WD Crew Cab LWB SE FFV 12 17 $30,603 $33,800
Titan 4WD Crew Cab LWB XE 12 17 $29,111 $32,150
Titan 4WD Crew Cab LWB XE FFV 12 17 $29,111 $32,150
Titan 4WD Crew Cab SWB LE 12 17 $35,078 $38,750
Titan 4WD Crew Cab SWB LE FFV 12 17 $35,078 $38,750
Titan 4WD Crew Cab SWB PRO-4X 12 17 $32,483 $35,880
Titan 4WD Crew Cab SWB PRO-4X FFV 12 17 $32,483 $35,880
Titan 4WD Crew Cab SWB SE 12 17 $30,061 $33,200
Titan 4WD Crew Cab SWB SE FFV 12 17 $30,061 $33,200
Titan 4WD Crew Cab SWB XE 12 17 $28,569 $31,550
Titan 4WD Crew Cab SWB XE FFV 12 17 $28,569 $31,550
Titan 4WD King Cab LWB SE 12 17 $28,614 $31,600
Titan 4WD King Cab LWB SE FFV 12 17 $28,614 $31,600
Titan 4WD King Cab LWB XE 12 17 $26,806 $29,600
Titan 4WD King Cab LWB XE FFV 12 17 $26,806 $29,600
Titan 4WD King Cab SWB LE 12 17 $33,088 $36,550
Titan 4WD King Cab SWB LE FFV 12 17 $33,088 $36,550
Titan 4WD King Cab SWB PRO-4X 12 17 $30,494 $33,680
Titan 4WD King Cab SWB PRO-4X FFV 12 17 $30,494 $33,680
Titan 4WD King Cab SWB SE 12 17 $28,071 $31,000
Titan 4WD King Cab SWB SE FFV 12 17 $28,071 $31,000
Titan 4WD King Cab SWB XE 12 17 $26,264 $29,000
Titan 4WD King Cab SWB XE FFV 12 17 $26,264 $29,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$33,606
$33,179
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$38,100
$36,650
Monthly Payment Estimate
$635 / month
$611 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.4
7.4
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 2009 Nissan Titan won't meet all specialized work needs, but it's a good, powerful hauler with a comfortable interior.
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Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 13 mpg
Highway
18 mpg 17 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
66.5 64.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.0 41.8
Front Hip Room (in)
64.9 61.3
Second Leg Room (in)
44.2 40.4
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Front Head Room (in)
40.8 41.0
Second Hip Room (in)
64.4 60.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
67.0 65.1
Second Head Room (in)
40.5 40.4
Exterior Dimensions
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
75.0 74.9
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
47.9 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
160.5 159.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.8 10.5
Cab to Axle (in)
36.9 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
80.0 79.5
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
33.2 - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
39.3 - TBD -
Frame Width, Rear (in)
41.8 - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
163.1 - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
247.9 244.2
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.4 10.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
51.0 50.0
Tailgate Width (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
76.3 87.0
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
66.4 63.8
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
20.2 - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.9 x 0.86 12.6 x 0.6
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 13.8 x 1.2
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
34 37
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard Frame Rails NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - 3.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- TBD - 19.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
44.1 51.2
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
657 NA
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
TT3 NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
3195 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
TBB NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
657 NA
Rear Tire Size
LT265/70R17E P275/60R20
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
3195 NA
Rear Tire Order Code
TT3 NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Front Tire Size
LT265/70R17E P275/60R20
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7850 9299
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)
785 929
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 3699
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
14000 15099
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
3209 2987
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
8510 7101
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
6010 4200
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2766 2352
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 20 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 20 x 8.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 8.0 20 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
16.2 12.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
136 130
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
SMPI - TBD -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
375 @ 4200 385 @ 3400
Engine Order Code
EZA VK56DE
Displacement
5.7L/345 5.6L/- TBD -
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
345 @ 5400 317 @ 5200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 13
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
18 17
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 14
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
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 - 3.83
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.52
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.83
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 - 2.61
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.37
Trans Order Code
DGQ NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Ram 1500 Nissan Titan
Body Code
160.5" WB Long WB
Body Style
Mega Cab 6.3' Bed Crew Cab
Suspension
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 2.94
Axle Type - Front
NA - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf spring Multi-leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-floating Solid
Suspension Type - Front
Independent SLA Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.34
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Fully-boxed
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 1

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