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2WD 1500 LS
  • 2WD 1500 LS
  • 4WD 1500 LS
  • 2WD 1500 LT
  • 4WD 1500 LT
  • 2WD 1500 LTZ
  • 4WD 1500 LTZ
2WD 1500 LS
  • 2WD 1500 LS
  • 2WD 2500 LS
  • 4WD 1500 LS
  • 2WD 1500 LT
  • 4WD 2500 LS
  • 2WD 2500 LT
  • 4WD 1500 LT
  • 4WD 2500 LT
  • 2WD 1500 LTZ
  • 4WD 1500 LTZ
2WD 4dr XL
  • 2WD 4dr XL
  • 2WD 4dr XLT
  • 4WD 4dr XL
  • 2WD 4dr XL
  • 2WD 4dr XLT
  • 4WD 4dr XLT
  • 4WD 4dr XL
  • 4WD 4dr XLT
  • 2WD 4dr Limited
  • 2WD 4dr King Ranch
  • 2WD 4dr Limited
  • 4WD 4dr Limited
  • 2WD 4dr King Ranch
  • 4WD 4dr King Ranch
  • 4WD 4dr Limited
  • 4WD 4dr King Ranch

Prices

MSRP $40,405 $42,220 $36,530
Invoice $37,577 $39,265 $34,242
Avg. Paid N/A $29,777 $24,144

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.5 7.9 7.7
Critics' Rating 8.8 9.1 9.1
Performance 8.1 7.8 8.0
Interior 7.7 7.9 7.9
Safety 8.7 8.7 7.9
Reliability 4.0 3.0 2.5
Operating Cost N/A 7.1 7.3

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Good ride and handling for its size
  • Powerful V8 engine
  • Good fuel economy for a large SUV
  • Nicely-appointed interior materials
  • Comfortable ride
  • Excellent cargo space for the class
  • High towing capacity on 2500 model
  • Poised handling
  • Adult-sized third row
Cons
  • Uncomfortable third row is also a pain to remove
  • Cargo space isn't very versatile
  • Sluggish acceleration
  • Overly sensitive steering on highway
  • Third-row seats difficult to remove
  • Lackluster acceleration
  • Cheap interior materials

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas/Ethanol V8 5.3L/323 Gas/Ethanol V8 5.3L/323 Gas/Ethanol V8 5.4L/330
MPG 15 City / 21 Hwy 15 City / 21 Hwy 14 City / 20 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sport Utility Vehicle 4 Door 1500 4 Door

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 116 130.0 119.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79 79.1 78.8
Height, Overall (in) 76.9 76.8 77.2
Step Up Height - Front (in) - TBD -
Step Up Height - Side (in) - TBD -

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Running Boards Standard Standard Optional

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Optional Optional
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Optional Optional
Full Size Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Optional Optional

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Standard Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Optional Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Optional Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
Luggage Rack Standard Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Optional
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard Standard Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Optional Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional Optional
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 9 9 5
Front Head Room (in) 41.1 41.1 39.6
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3 41.3 41.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.3 65.2 63.2
Front Hip Room (in) 64.4 60.5 60.2
Second Head Room (in) 39.2 38.5 39.8
Second Leg Room (in) 39 39.5 39.1
Second Shoulder Room (in) 65.3 65.2 63.7
Second Hip Room (in) 60.6 61.8 59.9
Third Leg Room (in) 25.6 34.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 108.9 137.4 108.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 60.3 90.0 55.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 16.9 45.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Audio Controls Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard Optional
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard Standard Optional
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Additional Rear Seat Standard Standard Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Split Bench Seat Optional Optional
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Optional Optional
Adjustable Pedals Optional Optional
Front Tow Hooks Optional Optional
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Optional Optional
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas/Ethanol V8
Displacement 5.3L/323 5.3L/323 5.4L/330
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 320 @ 5400 320 @ 5400 310 @ 5100
Torque (Net @ RPM) 335 @ 4000 335 @ 4000 365 @ 3600
Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 39.0 43.0 40.8

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 15 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 21 20
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 26 31 28.0

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Independent Coil springs Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear 5-Link Multi link Five-Link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Transmission Overdrive Switch Standard Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.