Compare 1997 Dodge Ram 2500 vs 1997 GMC Sierra 1500

1997 Dodge Ram 2500
1997 GMC Sierra 1500
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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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Ext Cab 141.5" WB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 141.5" WB 15 19 $15,830 $18,092
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 141.5" WB 4WD 15 21 $18,284 $20,896
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 155.5" WB 15 20 $16,701 $19,087
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab 155.5" WB 4WD 13 18 $19,155 $21,891
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab Sportside 141.5" WB 17 23 $16,333 $18,667
Sierra 1500 Ext Cab Sportside 141.5" WB 4WD 15 21 $18,787 $21,471
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab 117.5" WB 17 23 $14,010 $16,012
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab 117.5" WB 4WD 15 21 $16,635 $19,012
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab 131.5" WB 17 23 $14,273 $16,312
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab 131.5" WB 4WD 15 21 $16,898 $19,312
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab Sportside 117.5" WB 17 23 $14,513 $16,587
Sierra 1500 Reg Cab Sportside 117.5" WB 4WD 15 21 $17,138 $19,587
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,179
$15,830
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,775
$18,092
Monthly Payment Estimate
$346 / month
$302 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
0 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
0 mpg 19 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
31.6 34.8
Front Head Room (in)
40.2 39.9
Passenger Capacity
6 5
Second Hip Room (in)
66.8 64.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
66.0 65.4
Second Head Room (in)
39.4 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
67.7 67.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.0 41.7
Front Hip Room (in)
65.6 60.0
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.3 76.8
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
33.4 31.4
Overhang, Front (in)
37.9 35.4
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - 36.7
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
136.9 135.0
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
220.1 218.5
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.6 6.9
Cab to End of Frame (in)
79.7 NA
Height, Overall (in)
72.9 70.6
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - NA
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
43.5 41.6
Wheelbase (in)
138.7 141.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
9.9 6.9
Cab to Axle (in)
39.7 41.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Tailgate Width (in)
60.4 62.0
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
77.5 78.7
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
48.5 40.5
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
64.2 64.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
19.4 19.2
Cargo Volume (ft³)
55.5 55.6
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
60.4 60.2
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
50.0 49.1
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
13.0 x 2.5 10.0 x 2.25
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.5 x 1.26 11.57 x 1.25
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 Four Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26.0 25
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard Frame Rails Inboard LH Frame
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
51.6 46.6
Steering Type
Power Power
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - 15.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - 50.9
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- TBD - 16.5
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
683 722
Rear Tire Size
LT245/75R16E P235/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
683 722
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
3040 1843
Rear Tire Order Code
TYD YFN
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
3040 1843
Front Tire Size
LT245/75R16E P235/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
683 722
Spare Tire Size
LT245/75R16E P235/75R15
Front Tire Order Code
TYD XFN
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
3040 1843
Spare Tire Order Code
TYD ZFN
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
900 1000
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
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
8800 6200
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
6085 3686
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2160 1709
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
4500 3500
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
14,000 11,000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2825 2464
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 7
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 15 x 7
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
20.0 17.1
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - 1200
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
117 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Engine
Displacement
5.9L/360 5.7L/350
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
235 @ 4000 255 @ 4600
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
MPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
330 @ 3000 330 @ 2800
Engine Order Code
EML L31
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA 15
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
11.0 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.06 2.29
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.04 1.63
Trans Order Code
DDP M30
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD,
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.61 3.06
Summary
Body Style
Club Cab 6.5' Ext Cab 6.5' Wideside
Vehicle Name
Dodge Ram 2500 GMC Sierra 1500
Body Code
139" WB E63
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
6085 3750
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
35.1 25
Axle Type - Rear
Full-Floating Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
Wide Track Indep Coil Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.25
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
6200 3750
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
4500 3500
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.54 3.42
Axle Type - Front
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
35.1 25
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
4500 3600
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf Spring 2-Stage Multi-Leaf
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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