Compare 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD vs 2003 Dodge Ram 2500

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD
2003 Dodge Ram 2500
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Crew Cab 156.0" WB LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Crew Cab 156.0" WB LS N/A N/A $26,731 $30,550
Crew Cab 156.0" WB 4WD LS N/A N/A $29,750 $34,000
Crew Cab 156.0" WB LT N/A N/A $30,599 $34,971
Crew Cab 156.0" WB 4WD LT N/A N/A $33,585 $38,383
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2-Door Reg Cab 140.5" WB ST
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5" WB ST N/A N/A $20,721 $23,420
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5" WB SLT N/A N/A $22,145 $25,075
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5" WB ST N/A N/A $22,788 $25,765
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5" WB ST N/A N/A $22,951 $25,955
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5" WB 4WD ST N/A N/A $23,528 $26,625
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5" WB SLT N/A N/A $24,362 $27,595
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5" WB SLT N/A N/A $24,525 $27,785
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5" WB 4WD SLT N/A N/A $24,951 $28,280
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5" WB 4WD ST N/A N/A $25,492 $28,880
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5" WB 4WD ST N/A N/A $25,655 $29,070
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5" WB 4WD SLT N/A N/A $27,066 $30,710
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5" WB 4WD SLT N/A N/A $27,229 $30,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$26,731
$20,721
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,550
$23,420
Monthly Payment Estimate
$509 / month
$390 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
N/A mpg N/A mpg
Highway
N/A mpg N/A mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.8 -
Passenger Capacity
6 3
Front Head Room (in)
41.1 40.9
Second Hip Room (in)
62.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 67.0
Second Head Room (in)
39.9 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
65.1 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.0
Front Hip Room (in)
61.4 65.1
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.7- 79.9
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
84.7 33.0
Overhang, Front (in)
37.0 39.4
Frame Width, Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
148.1 123.0
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
237.2 229.7
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.4 8.0
Cab to End of Frame (in)
NA - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
77.0 73.8
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
NA - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
47.2 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
153.0 140.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.9 8.2
Cab to Axle (in)
41.9 56.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Tailgate Width (in)
61.9 63.5
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
78.7 97.9
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
64.8 66.4
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
19.5 20.2
Cargo Volume (ft³)
56.9 73.9
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
61.9 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
50.0 51.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.8 x 1.5 13.9 x 1.26
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13.0 x 1.4 13.9 x 1.18
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26 35
Fuel Tank Location
LH Inboard Frame Rails
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
49.6 45.6
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
NA 13.4
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
NA 657
Rear Tire Size
LT245/75R16 LT265/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
NA 657
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2205 2835
Rear Tire Order Code
QIZ NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
2205 3195
Front Tire Size
LT245/75R16 LT265/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
NA 657
Spare Tire Size
LT245/75R16 LT265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code
QIZ NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
3042 3195
Spare Tire Order Code
QIZ NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1500 1000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
2500 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
10,200 12000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
11,000 NA
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
8600 8650
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
6000 6000
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2258 2430
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
4410 4000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
14,000 15000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
3097 2913
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material
Chrome Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Chrome Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
15.4 18
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA 1904
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 136
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Engine
Displacement
6.0L/364 5.7L/350
Engine Oil Cooler
Yes None
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 4400 345 @ 5400
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
360 @ 4000 375 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
LQ4 EZA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA NA
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA 11.4
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.67
Trans Type
4 5
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.08 5.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.48 3.04
Trans Order Code
MT1 DDP
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
HD Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.48 5.61
Summary
Body Style
Crew Cab 6.5' Fleetside Reg Cab 8' Box
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Silverado 1500HD Dodge Ram 2500
Body Code
E63 140.5" WB
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
6000 NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
35 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Full-floating
Suspension Type - Front
Torsion Bar Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.25 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
6000 6200
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
4500 NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.73 3.73
Axle Type - Front
Independent Hypoid
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
35 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
4500 9350
Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf Leaf
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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