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2WD Reg Cab 112" XL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 112" XL 22 27 $17,187 $18,160
2WD Reg Cab 112" XLT 22 27 $17,880 $19,120
2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XL 22 27 $18,747 $19,855
2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 22 27 $19,353 $20,740
2WD 2-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 16 21 $20,887 $22,425
2WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 16 21 $21,082 $22,640
2WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 16 21 $21,861 $23,495
4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" XLT 15 19 $23,285 $25,060
4WD 4-Door SuperCab 126" Sport 15 19 $24,204 $26,070
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2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Express
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Adventurer 14 20 $19,557 $20,810
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Express 14 20 $19,557 $20,810
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST 14 20 $19,557 $20,810
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Tradesman 14 20 $19,557 $20,810
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST 14 20 $19,822 $21,110
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" Tradesman 14 20 $19,822 $21,110
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" ST 14 20 $23,617 $25,240
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Adventurer 13 18 $23,610 $25,265
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Express 13 18 $23,610 $25,265
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" ST 13 18 $23,610 $25,265
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Tradesman 13 18 $23,610 $25,265
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" Outdoorsman 14 19 $23,745 $25,430
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT 14 19 $23,745 $25,430
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" ST 13 18 $23,875 $25,565
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" Tradesman 13 18 $23,875 $25,565
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 14 19 $24,011 $25,730
2WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT 14 19 $24,011 $25,730
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Outdoorsman 13 18 $27,015 $29,000
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT 13 18 $27,015 $29,000
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 13 18 $27,281 $29,300
4WD Reg Cab 140.5" SLT 13 18 $27,281 $29,300
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Big Horn 14 19 $27,496 $29,510
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Lone Star 14 19 $27,496 $29,510
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 14 19 $27,496 $29,510
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT 14 19 $27,496 $29,510
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" ST 14 19 $27,543 $29,585
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" ST 13 18 $27,601 $29,650
2WD Reg Cab 120.5" R/T 14 20 $28,777 $31,115
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Big Horn 14 19 $29,926 $32,165
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Lone Star 14 19 $29,926 $32,165
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 14 19 $29,926 $32,165
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" SLT 14 19 $29,926 $32,165
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Big Horn 13 18 $30,426 $32,730
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Lone Star 13 18 $30,426 $32,730
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 13 18 $30,426 $32,730
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT 13 18 $30,426 $32,730
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" ST 13 18 $30,482 $32,805
4WD Reg Cab 120.5" Sport 13 19 $31,471 $34,035
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Sport 14 20 $31,891 $34,475
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Big Horn 13 18 $32,866 $35,385
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Lone Star 13 18 $32,866 $35,385
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Outdoorsman 13 18 $32,866 $35,385
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" SLT 13 18 $32,866 $35,385
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Sport 14 20 $33,877 $36,630
2WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie 14 20 $34,351 $37,255
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Sport 13 19 $34,820 $37,695
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie 14 20 $35,988 $39,015
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Sport 13 19 $36,818 $39,850
4WD Quad Cab 140.5" Laramie 13 19 $36,864 $40,005
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie 13 19 $38,862 $42,160
2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Longhorn Edition 14 20 $39,219 $42,665
4WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Longhorn Edition 13 19 $42,092 $45,810
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,187
$19,557
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,160
$20,810
Monthly Payment Estimate
$303 / month
$347 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.2
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Ram 1500 vies with the latest Ford F-150 as the most desirable full-size pickup truck you can buy.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
27 mpg 20 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.5 66.0
Passenger Capacity
3 3
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.0
Front Hip Room (in)
52.7 62.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.2 40.3
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.9 9.0
Cab to End of Frame (in)
81.8 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
66.2 74.6
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
44.0 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
111.5 120.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.9 9.7
Cab to Axle (in)
37.8 - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.3 79.4
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
29.7 - TBD -
Overhang, Front (in)
34.0 - TBD -
Frame Width, Rear (in)
33.0 - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
107.6 123.7
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
189.4 209.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³)
37.4 57.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
54.4 66.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
40.5 51.0
Tailgate Width (in)
52.0 60.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
72.7 76.3
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
54.4 66.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
16.5 20.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.28 x 0.39 13.2 x 1.10
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.85 x 0.39 13.8 x 0.87
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.0 26
Fuel Tank Location
Midship Inboard Frame Rails
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.7 - TBD -
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr rack & pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA 3.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
39.7 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
22.0 Variable
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1594 - TBD -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TTJ
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P225/70R15 P275/60R20
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
765 - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
Mini Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA TTJ
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1594 - TBD -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TBS
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
765 - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P225/70R15 P275/60R20
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
225 1358
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1500 9050
Weight Information
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
4800 14000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
2350 3900
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1384 - TBD -
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4300 6025
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2400 3700
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1752 - TBD -
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 20 x 9.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 7 20 x 9.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Mini 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.2 10.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
100 160
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 700
Maximum Alternator Watts
1350 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SEFI SMPI
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
154 @ 3750 330 @ 3950
Engine Order Code
99D EVE
Displacement
2.3L/140 4.7L/287
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
143 @ 5250 310 @ 5650
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas/Ethanol V8
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
27 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 14
Transmission
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.72 3.00
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
9.0 NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.50 1.00
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.79 0.67
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.40 3.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.20 1.67
Trans Order Code
44R DGQ
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.75
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
Summary
Body Style
Reg Cab 6' Styleside Reg Cab 6.3' Bed
Vehicle Name
Ford Ranger Ram 1500
Body Code
111.5" WB 120.5" WB
Suspension
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2350 - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30.2 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Ford Semi-Floating Solid
Suspension Type - Front
SLA w/Coil Springs Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2750 3900
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2400 - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 3.55
Axle Type - Front
Twin-Forged SLA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
35.1 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
2400 3700
Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf Multi-link coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder type
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.8 11.6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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