Compare 1997 Dodge Ram 2500 vs 1997 Ford F-150

1997 Dodge Ram 2500
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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
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Reg Cab 120" 4WD Lariat
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
F-150 Reg Cab 120" 4WD Lariat 15 18 $20,634 $23,740
F-150 Reg Cab 120" 4WD XL 16 20 $16,613 $19,010
F-150 Reg Cab 120" 4WD XLT 16 20 $18,449 $21,170
F-150 Reg Cab 120" Lariat 16 21 $17,948 $20,580
F-150 Reg Cab 120" XL 17 22 $13,652 $15,525
F-150 Reg Cab 120" XLT 17 22 $15,933 $18,210
F-150 Reg Cab 139" 4WD Lariat 15 18 $20,808 $23,945
F-150 Reg Cab 139" 4WD XL 16 20 $16,783 $19,210
F-150 Reg Cab 139" 4WD XLT 16 20 $18,619 $21,370
F-150 Reg Cab 139" Lariat 16 21 $18,203 $20,880
F-150 Reg Cab 139" XL 17 22 $13,889 $15,805
F-150 Reg Cab 139" XLT 17 22 $16,223 $18,550
F-150 Reg Cab Flareside 120" 4WD Lariat 15 18 $21,207 $24,415
F-150 Reg Cab Flareside 120" 4WD XL 16 20 $17,192 $19,690
F-150 Reg Cab Flareside 120" 4WD XLT 16 20 $19,023 $21,845
F-150 Reg Cab Flareside 120" Lariat 16 21 $18,934 $21,740
F-150 Reg Cab Flareside 120" XL 17 22 $14,510 $16,535
F-150 Reg Cab Flareside 120" XLT 17 22 $16,924 $19,375
F-150 Supercab 139" 4WD Lariat 15 18 $22,840 $26,335
F-150 Supercab 139" 4WD XL 15 18 $19,185 $22,035
F-150 Supercab 139" 4WD XLT 15 18 $21,268 $24,485
F-150 Supercab 139" Lariat 16 21 $20,183 $23,210
F-150 Supercab 139" XL 17 22 $15,713 $17,950
F-150 Supercab 139" XLT 17 22 $18,178 $20,850
F-150 Supercab 157" 4WD Lariat 15 18 $23,146 $26,695
F-150 Supercab 157" 4WD XL 15 18 $19,495 $22,400
F-150 Supercab 157" 4WD XLT 15 18 $21,509 $24,770
F-150 Supercab 157" Lariat 16 21 $20,422 $23,490
F-150 Supercab 157" XL 17 22 $15,959 $18,240
F-150 Supercab 157" XLT 17 22 $18,407 $21,120
F-150 Supercab Flareside 139" 4WD Lariat 15 18 $23,502 $27,115
F-150 Supercab Flareside 139" 4WD XL 15 18 $19,839 $22,805
F-150 Supercab Flareside 139" 4WD XLT 15 18 $21,863 $25,185
F-150 Supercab Flareside 139" Lariat 16 21 $20,843 $23,985
F-150 Supercab Flareside 139" XL 17 22 $16,367 $18,720
F-150 Supercab Flareside 139" XLT 17 22 $18,827 $21,615
F-150 Standard Reg Cab 120" 17 22 $13,219 $14,505
F-150 Standard Reg Cab 120" 4WD 16 20 $16,313 $18,020
F-150 Standard Reg Cab 139" 17 22 $13,457 $14,775
F-150 Standard Reg Cab 139" 4WD 16 20 $16,590 $18,335
F-150 Standard Supercab 139" 17 22 $15,116 $16,660
F-150 Standard Supercab 139" 4WD 15 18 $18,487 $20,490
F-150 Standard Supercab 157" 17 22 $15,366 $16,945
F-150 Standard Supercab 157" 4WD 15 18 $18,794 $20,840
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,179
$20,634
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,775
$23,740
Monthly Payment Estimate
$346 / month
$396 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
0 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
0 mpg 18 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
6 3
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 40.8
Second Hip Room (in)
66.8 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
66.0 63.8
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
67.7 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.0 40.9
Front Hip Room (in)
65.6 61.3
Second Leg Room (in)
31.6 -
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
33.4 35.0
Overhang, Front (in)
37.9 38.7
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
136.9 - TBD -
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
220.1 203.7
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.6 - TBD -
Cab to End of Frame (in)
79.7 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
72.9 75.4
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
43.5 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
138.7 120.2
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
9.9 - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in)
39.7 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.3 79.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Tailgate Width (in)
60.4 - TBD -
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
77.5 78.8
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
48.5 NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
64.2 60.3
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
19.4 19.7
Cargo Volume (ft³)
55.5 58.6
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
60.4 62.1 @ Belt
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
50.0 50.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
13.0 x 2.5 11.03 x 2.25
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.5 x 1.26 12.13 x - TBD -
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 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26.0 24.5
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard Frame Rails Midship
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
51.6 40.45
Steering Type
Power Power
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 42.28
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- TBD - 14
Tires
Rear Tire Size
LT245/75R16E P255/70R16SL
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
683 695
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
3040 2064
Rear Tire Order Code
TYD T55
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
3040 2064
Front Tire Size
LT245/75R16E P255/70R16SL
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
683 695
Spare Tire Size
LT245/75R16E P255/70R16SL
Front Tire Order Code
TYD T55
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
3040 2064
Spare Tire Order Code
TYD T55
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
683 695
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
900 300
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 2,000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
10,000 2,000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 2,000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 200
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
6085 3200
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2160 1705
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
4500 2700
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
14,000 7,800
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2825 2530
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
8800 6000
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16.0 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16.0 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16.0 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
20.0 17.9
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
117 95
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - 1425
Engine
Displacement
5.9L/360 4.6L/281
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
235 @ 4000 220 @ 4500
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
MPI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
330 @ 3000 290 @ 3250
Engine Order Code
EML 996
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA 15
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
11.0 11.4
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.49
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.80
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA 1.00
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive 4 Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.06 3.41
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.04 2.24
Trans Order Code
DDP 44M
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 Warner 44-06
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.61 3.90
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA 2.64
Summary
Body Style
Club Cab 6.5' Reg Cab 6.5' Styleside
Vehicle Name
Dodge Ram 2500 Ford F-150
Body Code
139" WB 120.2" WB
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA 3.55
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
6085 3200
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
35.1 30.2
Axle Type - Rear
Full-Floating Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
Wide Track Torsion Bar
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.06
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
6200 3800
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
4500 2700
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.54 3.55
Axle Type - Front
NA Twin Forged SLA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
35.1 30.2
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
4500 3700
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf Spring 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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