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Base Short Bed Regular Cab Pickup

General Pricing

Resale Value $30,945.00 $30,415.00 $32,930.00
Destination $900.00 $995.00 $975.00

Engines & Power

Standard Engine 5.7L V8 6.0L V8 5.4L V8
Horsepower 380 @ 5600 RPM 312 @ 4400 RPM 300 @ 5000 RPM
Torque 404 @ 4000 RPM 373 @ 4400 RPM 365 @ 3750 RPM
Valves 2 2 3
Displacement (cc) 5654 5967 5409
Bore X Stroke (in.) 3.9 X 3.6 4.0 X 3.6 3.6 X 4.2
Compression Ratio 10.5:1 9.4:1 9.8:1

Fuel Economy

City (mpg) 14 N/A N/A
Highway (mpg) 20 N/A N/A

Exterior Dimensions & Weight

Curb Weight - Automatic (lb.) 4728.9 4887.6 6247.9
Wheelbase (in.) 120.0 133.0 137.0
Length (in.) 209.0 224.7 227.0
Width (in.) 79.4 80.0 79.9
Height (in.) 73.4 77.0 80.2
Track Front (in.) 68.0 68.6 68.3
Track Rear (in.) 67.5 66.0 67.2
Ground Clearance (in.) 7.7 9.1 7.9

Interior Dimensions

Standard Seating 2 3 3
Front Headroom (in.) 40.8 41.4 41.4
Rear Headroom (in.) N/A N/A N/A
Front Legroom (in.) 41.0 41.3 41.0
Rear Legroom (in.) N/A N/A N/A
Front Shoulder Room (in.) 66.0 65.2 68.0
Rear Shoulder Room (in.) N/A N/A N/A
Front Hip Room (in.) 63.6 62.5 67.6
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 wishbone wishbone other
Rear Suspension beam beam beam
Tires 275/60R20 265/75R16 275/70R18

Anti-Theft & Locks

Power Door Locks Std. Std. Std.

Braking & Traction

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

Entertainment, Communication & Navigation

Radio satellite satellite AM/FM
Cassette Player N/A N/A N/A
CD Player Yes Yes Yes
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 Std. Std. Std.
Tilt Steering Yes Yes Yes
Telescopic Steering Column N/A N/A N/A

Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning

Air Conditioning Std. Std. Std.

Safety

Driver Airbag Std. Std. Std.
Front Side Airbag Std. 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 Yes N/A N/A

Roof

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

Windows, Mirrors & Wipers

Power Windows Std. Std. Std.

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