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2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ram 1500 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie 14 20 $35,906 $40,270
Ram 1500 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" SLT 14 19 $28,565 $31,880
Ram 1500 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" ST 14 19 $26,509 $29,530
Ram 1500 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Sport 14 20 $28,565 $31,880
Ram 1500 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" TRX 14 19 $28,565 $31,880
Ram 1500 2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie 14 20 $33,985 $38,120
Ram 1500 2WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT 14 19 $26,639 $29,725
Ram 1500 2WD Quad Cab 140.5" ST 14 20 $23,008 $25,575
Ram 1500 2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Sport 14 20 $26,639 $29,725
Ram 1500 2WD Quad Cab 140.5" TRX 14 19 $26,639 $29,725
Ram 1500 2WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT 14 19 $23,061 $25,715
Ram 1500 2WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST 14 20 $19,390 $21,520
Ram 1500 2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Sport 14 20 $23,061 $25,715
Ram 1500 2WD Reg Cab 120.5" TRX 14 19 $23,061 $25,715
Ram 1500 2WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT 14 19 $23,323 $26,015
Ram 1500 2WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST 14 20 $19,653 $21,820
Ram 1500 2WD Reg Cab 140.5" TRX 14 19 $23,323 $26,015
Ram 1500 4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie 13 18 $38,769 $43,490
Ram 1500 4WD Crew Cab 140.5" SLT 13 18 $31,428 $35,100
Ram 1500 4WD Crew Cab 140.5" ST 13 18 $29,371 $32,750
Ram 1500 4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Sport 13 18 $31,428 $35,100
Ram 1500 4WD Crew Cab 140.5" TRX 13 18 $31,428 $35,100
Ram 1500 4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie 13 18 $36,843 $41,340
Ram 1500 4WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT 13 18 $29,497 $32,945
Ram 1500 4WD Quad Cab 140.5" ST 13 18 $26,907 $29,985
Ram 1500 4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Sport 13 18 $29,497 $32,945
Ram 1500 4WD Quad Cab 140.5" TRX 13 18 $29,497 $32,945
Ram 1500 4WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT 13 18 $26,239 $29,285
Ram 1500 4WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST 13 18 $23,343 $25,975
Ram 1500 4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Sport 13 18 $26,239 $29,285
Ram 1500 4WD Reg Cab 120.5" TRX 13 18 $26,239 $29,285
Ram 1500 4WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT 13 18 $26,502 $29,585
Ram 1500 4WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST 13 18 $23,606 $26,275
Ram 1500 4WD Reg Cab 140.5" TRX 13 18 $26,502 $29,585
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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
$35,906
$22,450
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$40,270
$24,665
Monthly Payment Estimate
$671 / month
$411 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
7.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 currently stands as the leader in the full-size light-duty truck market. Competition is a wonderful thing, and this may change once the 2009 Ford F-150 bows later this year. 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
14 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
20 mpg 19 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.7 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.0 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
63.6 65.4
Second Leg Room (in)
39.4 -
Front Head Room (in)
41.0 40.9
Passenger Capacity
6 3
Second Hip Room (in)
63.2 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
66.0 66.5
Second Head Room (in)
39.9 -
Exterior Dimensions
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
- TBD - 73.7
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
48.4 48.4
Wheelbase (in)
140.5 126.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
10.7 - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in)
28.0 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.4 78.9
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- TBD - 33.2
Overhang, Front (in)
40.0 36.9
Frame Width, Rear (in)
41.8 - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
152.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
229.0 211.2
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
9.5 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³)
50.3 65.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
66.4 62.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
51.0 50.0
Tailgate Width (in)
60.4 65.2
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
67.4 78.8
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
66.4 60.3
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
20.0 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)
26 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)
- TBD - 41.8
Steering Type
Pwr rack & pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
636 - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
TTJ T82
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
2364 2045
Spare Tire Order Code
TBB T82
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
636 - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P275/60R20 P265/60R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2364 2045
Rear Tire Order Code
TTJ T82
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 2045
Front Tire Size
P275/60R20 P265/60R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - 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)
- TBD - 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)
3700 3400
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
- TBD - 11000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
- TBD - 2634
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6800 6650
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3900 3400
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - 1977
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 9.0 18 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 9.0 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)
625 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
160 110
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
SMPI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
407 @ 4000 294 @ 3500
Engine Order Code
EZH 99W
Displacement
5.7L/345 4.6L/281
Engine Oil Cooler
Yes NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
390 @ 5600 248 @ 4750
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
14 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
20 19
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 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)
3.00 2.84
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.00 2.32
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.55
Trans Order Code
DGQ 44Q
Summary
Vehicle Name
Dodge Ram 1500 Ford F-150
Body Code
140.5" WB 126" WB
Body Style
Crew Cab 5.7' Bed Reg Cab 6.5' Styleside
Suspension
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - 3150
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.21 3.55
Axle Type - Front
NA Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 32
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3700 4150
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link coil Leaf Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 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 Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.34
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3900 3800
Frame
Frame Type
Hydroformed Ladder

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