Compare 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD vs 2003 Dodge Ram 3500

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
2003 Dodge Ram 3500
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Reg Cab 133" WB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab 133" WB N/A N/A $20,956 $23,950
Reg Cab 133" WB Work Truck N/A N/A $20,956 $23,950
Ext Cab 143.5" WB N/A N/A $22,925 $26,200
Reg Cab 133" WB LS N/A N/A $22,925 $26,200
Ext Cab 157.5" WB N/A N/A $23,187 $26,500
Reg Cab 133" WB 4WD N/A N/A $23,450 $26,800
Reg Cab 133" WB 4WD Work Truck N/A N/A $23,450 $26,800
Crew Cab 153" WB N/A N/A $24,675 $28,200
Crew Cab 167" WB N/A N/A $24,937 $28,500
Ext Cab 143.5" WB LS N/A N/A $25,156 $28,750
Ext Cab 143.5" WB 4WD N/A N/A $25,375 $29,000
Ext Cab 157.5" WB LS N/A N/A $25,418 $29,050
Reg Cab 133" WB 4WD LS N/A N/A $25,611 $29,270
Ext Cab 157.5" WB 4WD N/A N/A $25,637 $29,300
Crew Cab 153" WB LS N/A N/A $26,775 $30,600
Crew Cab 167" WB LS N/A N/A $27,037 $30,900
Crew Cab 153" WB 4WD N/A N/A $27,343 $31,250
Crew Cab 167" WB 4WD N/A N/A $27,606 $31,550
Ext Cab 143.5" WB 4WD LS N/A N/A $27,650 $31,600
Ext Cab 157.5" WB 4WD LS N/A N/A $27,912 $31,900
Crew Cab 153" WB 4WD LS N/A N/A $29,443 $33,650
Crew Cab 167" WB 4WD LS N/A N/A $29,706 $33,950
Ext Cab 143.5" WB LT N/A N/A $29,774 $34,028
Ext Cab 157.5" WB LT N/A N/A $30,037 $34,328
Crew Cab 153" WB LT N/A N/A $31,601 $36,116
Crew Cab 167" WB LT N/A N/A $31,864 $36,416
Ext Cab 143.5" WB 4WD LT N/A N/A $32,405 $37,035
Ext Cab 157.5" WB 4WD LT N/A N/A $32,668 $37,335
Crew Cab 153" WB 4WD LT N/A N/A $34,407 $39,323
Crew Cab 167" WB 4WD LT N/A N/A $34,670 $39,623
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2-Door Reg Cab 140.5" WB DRW ST
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5" WB DRW ST N/A N/A $22,342 $25,305
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5" WB DRW SLT N/A N/A $23,224 $26,330
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5" WB DRW 4WD ST N/A N/A $24,994 $28,330
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5" WB DRW ST N/A N/A $25,123 $28,480
2-Door Reg Cab 140.5" WB DRW 4WD SLT N/A N/A $25,875 $29,355
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5" WB DRW SLT N/A N/A $26,155 $29,680
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5" WB DRW 4WD ST N/A N/A $27,805 $31,570
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5" WB SRW ST N/A N/A $27,823 $31,620
4-Door Quad Cab 160.5" WB DRW 4WD SLT N/A N/A $28,837 $32,770
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5" WB SRW SLT N/A N/A $28,855 $32,820
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5" WB 4WD SRW ST N/A N/A $30,506 $34,710
4-Door Quad Cab 140.5" WB 4WD SRW SLT N/A N/A $31,538 $35,910
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,956
$22,342
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,950
$25,305
Monthly Payment Estimate
$399 / month
$422 / 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
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 67.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.0
Front Hip Room (in)
61.4 65.1
Front Head Room (in)
41.0 40.9
Passenger Capacity
3 3
Exterior Dimensions
Cab to End of Frame (in)
NA - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
76.2 73.8
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
NA - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
52.1 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
133.0 140.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
9.1 8.2
Cab to Axle (in)
55.9 56.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
79.7 79.9
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
NA 33.0
Overhang, Front (in)
37.0 39.4
Frame Width, Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
114.1 123.0
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
222.1 229.7
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
12.1 8.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³)
70.7 73.9
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
61.9 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
50.0 51.0
Tailgate Width (in)
61.9 63.5
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
97.6 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
Brakes
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 1.1 13.9 x 1.18
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
34 35
Fuel Tank Location
LH Inboard Frame Rails
Steering
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
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
43.8 45.6
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
NA 649
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2205 2835
Rear Tire Order Code
QIZ NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
2205 2835
Front Tire Size
LT245/75R16 LT235/80R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
NA 649
Spare Tire Size
LT245/75R16 LT235/80R17
Front Tire Order Code
QIZ NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
3042 2835
Spare Tire Order Code
QIZ NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
NA 649
Rear Tire Size
LT245/75R16 LT235/80R17
Trailering
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)
7500 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
10,600 12000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
10,600 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1000 500
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
6084 6150
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2071 2887
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
4410 4000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
16,000 17000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2809 2997
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
9200 11000
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
15.4 18
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 136
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA 1904
Engine
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
Displacement
6.0L/364 5.7L/350
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA NA
Transmission
Trans PTO Access
RH NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.61 5.04
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.04 3.04
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
MW3 DDP
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
Yes NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
5.61 5.61
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA 11.4
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 1.67
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Body Style
Reg Cab 8' Fleetside Reg Cab 8' Box
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Dodge Ram 3500
Body Code
E63 140.5" WB
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
35 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Full-Floating Full-floating
Suspension Type - Front
Torsion Bar Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.42 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
6900 6200
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
4500 NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
4.10 3.73
Axle Type - Front
NA Hypoid
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
35 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
4800 9350
Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
6084 NA
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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