Compare 2003 Chevrolet Silverado SS vs 2003 Dodge Ram 3500

2003 Chevrolet Silverado SS
2003 Dodge Ram 3500
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Ext Cab 143.5" WB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Ext Cab 143.5" WB 13 17 $34,304 $39,205
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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
$34,304
$22,342
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,205
$25,305
Monthly Payment Estimate
$653 / month
$422 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
17 mpg N/A mpg
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 67.0
Second Head Room (in)
38.4 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
66.3 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.0
Front Hip Room (in)
61.4 65.1
Second Leg Room (in)
33.7 -
Passenger Capacity
6 3
Front Head Room (in)
41.0 40.9
Second Hip Room (in)
61.5 -
Exterior Dimensions
Frame Width, Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
138.5 123.0
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
227.7 229.7
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.3 8.0
Cab to End of Frame (in)
NA - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
73.9 73.8
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
NA - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
47.3 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
143.5 140.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.0 8.2
Cab to Axle (in)
41.9 56.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.5 79.9
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
32.9 33.0
Overhang, Front (in)
36.9 39.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
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)
113.6 73.9
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
63.8 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
50.0 51.0
Tailgate Width (in)
63.8 63.5
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
68.7 97.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 x 1.1 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 x 1.2 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)
26 35
Fuel Tank Location
NA 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)
37.4 45.6
Tires
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2064 2835
Rear Tire Order Code
QSS NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
2064 2835
Front Tire Size
P275/55R20 LT235/80R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
NA 649
Spare Tire Size
P265/75R16 LT235/80R17
Front Tire Order Code
QSS NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
2064 2835
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
NA 649
Rear Tire Size
P275/55R20 LT235/80R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
NA 649
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7400 12000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
740 1000
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3600 6150
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1862 2887
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3650 4000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
13000 17000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2942 2997
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6400 11000
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.5 17 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.5 17 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.9 18
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 136
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA 1904
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 600
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
345 @ 5200 345 @ 5400
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
380 @ 4000 375 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
LQ9 EZA
Displacement
6.0L/394 5.7L/350
Engine Oil Cooler
Yes None
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
17 NA
Transmission
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
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.29 5.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 3.04
Trans Order Code
M32 DDP
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model
New Venture Gear NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.06 5.61
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
Summary
Body Style
Ext Cab 6.5' Wideside Reg Cab 8' Box
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Silverado SS Dodge Ram 3500
Body Code
E63 140.5" WB
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Full-floating
Suspension Type - Front
Torsion Bar Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.26 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3750 6200
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3925 NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
4.10 3.73
Axle Type - Front
Independent Hypoid
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3925 9350
Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
4.10 NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3750 NA
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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