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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 Yes

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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Best yet...

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

This is the 4th P/U truck I've owned...three Dodges, and one Ford. It is by far the most comfortable and fun to drive one yet. I really like the 5- speed manual...it's the first standard transmission I've had in years. Of course, I added dual exhaust and a Magnaflow muffler...the 4.7 sounds great, but not over-bearing, and 325 50/20 Toyo tires. This gives it a "mean" stance. The Dodge, in my opinion, is the best looking P/U of all.




Very functional

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

I've had my Ram for over a month now. I am very happy with this truck. Much better than anything Dodge has done before and after driving the Chevy and Toyota, I'd definitely stick with the Dodge. Smooth, quiet, comfortable ride. The 4.7 provides enough power for normal duty. If you need more power, wait for the 5.7 Hemi to be available in the 1500 early next year. The 5.9, while reliable, doesn't offer much more power and the mileage sucks. I've pulled a trailer with the 4.7 a few times, very nimble. Handling is super too. Interior design is great! In comparison to Toyota or Ford, the interior is amazing and is not cheap. See for yourself.




Poor engine kills the truck.

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

I am generally pleased with the quality of the truck but the engine is over stated. It is underpowered. The numbers don't feel true. It just makes horrible noise when I step on the gas. I don't recommend this truck to anyone. The size of the engine is proved only by the gas it consumes.



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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