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1998 Dodge Ram 1500 Comparisons

Base Short Bed Regular Cab Pickup

General Pricing

Resale Value $16,335.00 $23,590.00 $21,940.00
Destination $640.00 $640.00 $640.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 3.9L V6 4.6L V8 4.2L V6
Horsepower 175 @ 4800 RPM 220 @ 4500 RPM 205 @ 4750 RPM
Torque 230 @ 3200 RPM 290 @ 3250 RPM 255 @ 3000 RPM
Valves 2 2 2
Displacement (cc) 3906 4601 4195
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.9 X 3.3 3.6 X 3.5 3.8 X 3.7
Compression Ratio 9.1:1 9:1 9.3:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 15 14 15
Highway (mpg) 21 18 18

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 4041.1 4689.2 4338.7
Wheelbase (in.) 118.7 138.8 138.8
Length (in.) 199.9 222.3 225.7
Width (in.) 79.3 79.5 79.5
Height (in.) 71.9 76.5 75.1
Track Front (in.) 66.9 65.4 65.4
Track Rear (in.) 66.9 65.4 65.4
Ground Clearance (in.) 7.6 7.6 N/A

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 3 3 3
Front Headroom (in.) 40.2 40.8 40.8
Rear Headroom (in.) N/A 0.0 0.0
Front Legroom (in.) 41.0 40.9 40.9
Rear Legroom (in.) N/A 0.0 0.0
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 66.0 63.8 63.8
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) N/A 0.0 0.0
Front Hip Room (in.) 65.6 61.3 61.3
Rear Hip Room (in.) N/A 0.0 0.0

Payload & Towing

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

Steering, Suspension & Brakes

Front Suspension strut wishbone wishbone
Rear Suspension beam beam beam
Tires 225/75R16 245/75R16 235/70R16

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks N/A Std. Std.

Braking & Traction

4 Wheel Drive / All Wheel Drive rear wheel drive 4x4 wheel drive 4x4 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 Yes
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 Std.
Tilt Steering N/A N/A Yes
Telescopic Steering Column N/A N/A N/A

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning N/A N/A Std.

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 Std. Std.

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