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2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500

Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.7 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 240 hp @ 4800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 12/16 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500

  • Improved build quality, solid handling and optional Hemi V8 power make the Ram a tough truck to beat.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Generous passenger room, sharp handling, compliant ride, spacious interior, available side-curtain airbags.

  • Cons

    Not enough power from top V8, poor fuel mileage, no stepside body style.

  • What's New for 2003

    Two new packages debut, "Off-Road" and "Work Special," and the old Laramie trim level returns to replace the SLT Plus. For better performance, a five-speed automatic transmission is now optional on the 3.7-liter V6 and 4.7-liter V8 engines.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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Great truck so far

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Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2dr Regular Cab ST 4WD LB (4.7L 8cyl 5M)

Bought this truck used with 39,000 miles on it. Own a small horse farm in North Carolina. I use it for that and driving to work. So far, a very reliable truck. It drives much smoother than you would expect from a full size pickup. The cab room is great for a regular cab and is very comfortable. Engine is smooth and I love the "growl" the exhaust puts out. Power and mileage could be better, but are not that bad. It does what I need it to do when I need it. Overall, I'm very pleased with it so far. I plan on driving it until the wheels fall off, which should be quite a long time!




Best buy

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Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2dr Regular Cab ST 4WD LB (4.7L 8cyl 5M)

I'm in love with this truck. My dealer experience was great but the truck in general is just the best. It rides like a car and works like a semi. Much better than the last generation of Rams. My Silverado 2500 edges it out capability wise but then again this is a 1500 and can't be compared. In another year or two when I go to trade the Silverado in, I think I'm going to go with the Heavy Duty Ram.




Extremely pleased

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Vehicle: 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 2dr Regular Cab ST 4WD LB (4.7L 8cyl 5M)

So far I am extremely impressed with the truck. The regular cab has a LOT of room behind the seats (enough to put a bunch of groceries, or luggage for the wife and I for a trip), very comfortable and supportive seats, and the dash design is simple but attractive. The ride is somewhat stiff, but it's a 4x4. The gas mileage isn't the greatest, but what do you expect for a full size truck like this? Engine power is a tad lower than the basic V8s from the competition, but I will gladly take a 15 or 20 hit in HP to save about $1K, and then get an exhaust system and an intake to compensate. All in all I highly recommend it.



Full 2003 Dodge Ram Pickup 1500 Review

What's New for 2003

Two new packages debut, "Off-Road" and "Work Special," and the old Laramie trim level returns to replace the SLT Plus. For better performance, a five-speed automatic transmission is now optional on the 3.7-liter V6 and 4.7-liter V8 engines.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 12
  • cty
/
  • 16
  • highway
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