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Reg Cab 107.9" WB SPLASH
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ranger Reg Cab 107.9" WB SPLASH 22 27 $13,018 $14,435
Ranger Reg Cab 107.9" WB SPLASH 4WD 18 24 $17,317 $19,320
Ranger Reg Cab 107.9" WB STX 4WD 18 24 $16,239 $18,095
Ranger Reg Cab 107.9" WB XL 22 27 $10,044 $10,575
Ranger Reg Cab 107.9" WB XL 4WD 17 25 $15,118 $16,090
Ranger Reg Cab 107.9" WB XLT 22 27 $11,082 $12,235
Ranger Reg Cab 107.9" WB XLT 4WD 18 24 $15,821 $17,620
Ranger Reg Cab 113.9" WB STX 4WD 18 24 $16,758 $18,685
Ranger Reg Cab 113.9" WB XL 22 27 $10,398 $10,960
Ranger Reg Cab 113.9" WB XL 4WD 17 25 $15,550 $16,560
Ranger Reg Cab 113.9" WB XLT 22 27 $11,549 $12,765
Ranger Reg Cab 113.9" WB XLT 4WD 18 24 $16,340 $18,210
Ranger Supercab 125.2" WB SPLASH 19 25 $14,479 $16,095
Ranger Supercab 125.2" WB XL 22 27 $12,596 $13,955
Ranger Supercab 125.2" WB XLT 22 27 $13,022 $14,440
Ranger Supercab 125.4" WB SPLASH 4WD 18 24 $18,175 $20,295
Ranger Supercab 125.4" WB STX 4WD 18 24 $17,277 $19,275
Ranger Supercab 125.4" WB XL 4WD 18 24 $16,133 $17,975
Ranger Supercab 125.4" WB XLT 4WD 18 24 $17,352 $19,360
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Club Cab 131" WB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Dakota Club Cab 131" WB 16 22 $14,690 $16,251
Dakota Club Cab 131" WB 4WD 15 18 $17,787 $19,713
Dakota Club Cab 131" WB 4WD Sport 15 18 $17,103 $18,936
Dakota Club Cab 131" WB Sport 16 22 $13,696 $15,121
Dakota Reg Cab 112" WB 21 25 $11,979 $13,170
Dakota Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD 15 18 $16,108 $17,805
Dakota Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD Sport 15 18 $15,645 $16,895
Dakota Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD Work Special 15 18 $15,264 $16,114
Dakota Reg Cab 112" WB Sport 21 25 $11,140 $11,945
Dakota Reg Cab 112" WB Work Special 21 25 $10,579 $11,075
Dakota Reg Cab 124" WB 16 22 $12,429 $13,681
Dakota Reg Cab 124" WB 4WD 15 18 $16,595 $18,358
Dakota Reg Cab 124" WB 4WD Work Special 15 18 $15,861 $16,762
Dakota Reg Cab 124" WB Work Special 21 25 $11,145 $11,691
Pricing
Invoice Price
$13,018
$14,690
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$14,435
$16,251
Monthly Payment Estimate
$241 / month
$271 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 16 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 22 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.9
Front Hip Room (in)
52.8 59.2
Passenger Capacity
3 6
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 39.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 61.0
Second Head Room (in)
- 38.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
- 55.6
Second Leg Room (in)
- 26.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- 53.8
Exterior Dimensions
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
NA - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
43.0 43.9
Wheelbase (in)
107.9 131.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
NA 7.5
Cab to Axle (in)
37.2 39.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.4 71.1
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
25.1 27.3
Overhang, Front (in)
33.3 33.6
Frame Width, Rear (in)
32.86 - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
104.3 125.4
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
184.3 208.4
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
6.61 6.5
Cab to End of Frame (in)
72.2 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
63.9 65.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
40.4 45.0
Tailgate Width (in)
54.4 53.2
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
72.0 78.1
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA 25.2
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
54.3 59.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
16.4 17.5
Cargo Volume (ft³)
37.4 47.1
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
51.9 - TBD -
Brakes
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 NA
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9 x 1.75 9 x 2.5
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.28 x 1.33 10.9 x 0.94
Brake Type
Power Power
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.0 15.0
Fuel Tank Location
Midship - TBD -
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Steering
Steering Type
Power Power Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA NA
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.80 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
17.0 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.50 46.6
Tires
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1493 2905
Front Tire Size
P235/60R15SL P205/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
797 770
Spare Tire Size
P235/60R15SL P205/75R15
Front Tire Order Code
T73 TPF
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1493 2905
Spare Tire Order Code
T73 TPF
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
797 770
Rear Tire Size
P235/60R15SL P205/75R15
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
797 770
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1493 2905
Rear Tire Order Code
T73 TPF
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 10,000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
300 700
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1186 1485
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2400 2684
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
N/A 7500
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1775 2020
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4180 5100
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2750 2684
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15.0 x 7.0 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15.0 x 7.0 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15.0 x 7.0 15 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.5 14.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
95 117
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
1425 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 600
Engine
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Fuel System
SPFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
135 @ 2400 225 @ 3200
Engine Order Code
99A EHC
Displacement
2.3L/140 3.9L/239
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
112 @ 4800 175 @ 4800
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 16
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 22
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 4.22
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.20 2.33
Trans Order Code
44M DDQ
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 NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.72 3.83
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
9 10.4
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.50 1.44
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.79
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Ranger Dodge Dakota
Body Code
107.9" WB 131" WB
Body Style
Reg Cab 6' Club Cab 6.5'
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Spring Independent Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.2 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2750 3850
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2330 2800
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.45 3.21
Axle Type - Front
Twin-I-Beam NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30.5 Gas 30.2
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2400 3300
Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf Leaf Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2250 3000
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30.5 Gas 30.2
Axle Type - Rear
Ford Semi-Floating Semi-Floating Hypoid
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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