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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Model Comparison

Base Short Bed Regular Cab Pickup

General Pricing

Resale Value $20,305.00 $21,095.00 $19,925.00
Destination $640.00 $615.00 $615.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 5.2L V8 5.2L V8 5.2L V8
Horsepower 230 @ 4400 RPM 225 @ 4400 RPM 225 @ 4400 RPM
Torque 300 @ 3200 RPM 295 @ 3200 RPM 295 @ 3200 RPM
Valves 2 2 2
Displacement (cc) 5208 5211 5211
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.9 X 3.3 3.9 X 3.3 3.9 X 3.3
Compression Ratio 9.1:1 8.9:1 8.9:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 13 13 13
Highway (mpg) 17 18 18

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 4700.3 4680.4 4689.2
Wheelbase (in.) 134.7 127.2 127.2
Length (in.) 220.1 210.6 210.6
Width (in.) 79.3 78.8 78.8
Height (in.) 74.6 80.1 80.1
Track Front (in.) 68.9 66.7 66.7
Track Rear (in.) 66.9 63.2 65.5
Ground Clearance (in.) 7.6 7.4 7.4

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 3 2 2
Front Headroom (in.) 40.2 38.9 38.9
Rear Headroom (in.) N/A N/A N/A
Front Legroom (in.) 41.0 N/A N/A
Rear Legroom (in.) N/A N/A N/A
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 66.0 N/A N/A
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) N/A N/A N/A
Front Hip Room (in.) 65.6 N/A N/A
Rear Hip Room (in.) N/A N/A N/A

Payload & Towing

Passenger Volumn (cu. ft.) N/A N/A N/A

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension beam strut strut
Rear Suspension beam beam beam
Tires 225/75R16 225/75R16 225/75R15

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks N/A N/A N/A

Braking & Traction

4 Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive 4x4 wheel drive rear wheel drive rear wheel drive
ABS Brakes (2 or 4 Wheel) Std. Std. Std.
Limited Slip Differential or Axle N/A N/A N/A
Vehicle Stability Control System N/A N/A N/A

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

Radio AM/FM AM/FM AM/FM
Cassette Player Yes N/A N/A
CD Player N/A N/A N/A
CD Changer N/A N/A N/A
DVD Player N/A N/A N/A
Navigation Aid N/A N/A N/A

Interior

Cruise Control N/A N/A N/A
Tilt Steering N/A Yes Yes
Telescopic Steering Column N/A N/A N/A

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning N/A N/A N/A

Safety

Driver Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Front Side Airbag N/A N/A N/A
Passenger Side Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Rear Side Airbag N/A N/A N/A

Seats

Driver Multi-Adjustable Power Seat N/A N/A N/A

Roof

Sunroof / Moonroof N/A N/A N/A

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows N/A N/A N/A

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