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Reg Cab Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab Manual 23 29 $11,217 $12,238
Reg Cab Automatic 22 25 $11,878 $12,958
XtraCab Manual 23 29 $13,058 $14,408
XtraCab Automatic 22 25 $13,712 $15,128
XtraCab V6 Manual 19 23 $14,273 $15,748
XtraCab V6 Automatic 18 21 $15,089 $16,648
Reg Cab Manual 4WD 18 22 $15,348 $17,128
Reg Cab Automatic 4WD 18 21 $16,153 $18,028
Reg Cab V6 Manual 4WD 17 19 $16,368 $18,268
XtraCab Manual 4WD 18 22 $16,647 $18,578
XtraCab Automatic 4WD 18 21 $17,453 $19,478
XtraCab V6 Manual 4WD 17 19 $17,624 $19,668
XtraCab V6 Automatic 4WD 16 19 $18,429 $20,568
XtraCab V6 Manual 4WD SR5 17 19 $20,177 $22,518
XtraCab V6 Automatic 4WD SR5 16 19 $20,984 $23,418
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Reg Cab 119" WB Work Special
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab 119" WB Work Special 15 21 $12,871 $14,075
Reg Cab 135" WB Work Special 15 21 $13,109 $14,345
Reg Cab 119" WB 15 21 $13,983 $15,880
Reg Cab 135" WB 15 21 $14,225 $16,165
Club Cab 139" WB 14 19 $16,288 $18,550
Club Cab 155" WB 14 19 $16,526 $18,830
Reg Cab 119" WB 4WD 13 18 $16,674 $19,005
Reg Cab 135" WB 4WD 13 18 $16,963 $19,345
Club Cab 139" WB 4WD 13 18 $18,958 $21,645
Club Cab 155" WB 4WD 13 18 $19,239 $21,975
Pricing
Invoice Price
$11,217
$12,871
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$12,238
$14,075
Monthly Payment Estimate
$204 / month
$235 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
23 mpg 15 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 21 mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.7 41.0
Front Hip Room (in)
54.6 65.6
Passenger Capacity
3 3
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 40.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.1 66.0
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
66.5 79.3
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
- TBD - 31.0
Overhang, Front (in)
- TBD - 37.9
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
- TBD - 116.9
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
180.5 199.9
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
- TBD - 7.6
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - 79.7
Height, Overall (in)
61.8 71.9
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
- TBD - 43.5
Wheelbase (in)
103.3 118.7
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
- TBD - 8.8
Cab to Axle (in)
- TBD - 39.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Tailgate Width (in)
- TBD - 60.4
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
74.5 77.5
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
- TBD - 64.2
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
15.9 19.4
Cargo Volume (ft³)
39.7 55.5
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
57.9 60.4
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
- TBD - 50.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA Rear Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - 11.0 x 2.0
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- TBD - 11.6 x 1.26
Brake Type
Pwr-Assisted Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.1 26.0
Fuel Tank Location
NA Inboard Frame Rails
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 40.6
Steering Type
Rack & Pinion Power
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - 713
Spare Tire Size
P195/75R14 P225/75R16
Front Tire Order Code
NA TRW
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 1803
Spare Tire Order Code
NA TRW
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - 713
Rear Tire Size
P195/75R14 P225/75R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - 713
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 1803
Rear Tire Order Code
NA TRW
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 1803
Front Tire Size
P195/75R14 P225/75R16
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 700
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 10,000
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
- TBD - 3606
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
6700 7800
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1408 2340
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
4244 6010
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - 3606
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1152 1680
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
14" x - TBD - 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
14" x - TBD - 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
14" x - TBD - 16 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 20.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
- TBD - 1404
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 117
Engine
Fuel System
EFI MPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
160 @ 4000 230 @ 3200
Engine Order Code
NA EHC
Displacement
2.4L/147 3.9L/239
Engine Oil Cooler
- TBD - NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
142 @ 5000 175 @ 4800
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
23 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 21
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off
- TBD - NA
Trans Power Take Off
- TBD - NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.03
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 11.0
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 1.38
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
- TBD - NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.57
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.33
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
NA DDC
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Tacoma Dodge Ram 1500
Body Code
103.3 119" WB
Body Style
Regular Cab Reg Cab 6.5'
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.42 3.21
Axle Type - Front
- TBD - NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - 31.8
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - 3650
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf Spring Leaf Spring
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - 3800
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - 31.8
Axle Type - Rear
- TBD - Semi-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
Double-wishbone Wide Track
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
- TBD - 3900
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
- TBD - 3650
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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