Compare 2003 Chevrolet Silverado SS vs 2003 Ford Super Duty F-250

2003 Chevrolet Silverado SS
2003 Ford Super Duty F-250
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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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Reg Cab 137" XL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab 137" XL N/A N/A $19,190 $21,640
Supercab 142" XL N/A N/A $21,070 $23,825
Supercab 158" XL N/A N/A $21,242 $24,025
Reg Cab 137" 4WD XL N/A N/A $21,840 $24,720
Reg Cab 137" XLT N/A N/A $21,990 $24,895
Crew Cab 156" XL N/A N/A $22,282 $25,235
Crew Cab 172" XL N/A N/A $22,454 $25,435
Supercab 142" 4WD XL N/A N/A $23,722 $26,910
Supercab 158" 4WD XL N/A N/A $23,894 $27,110
Supercab 142" XLT N/A N/A $24,500 $27,815
Supercab 158" XLT N/A N/A $24,672 $28,015
Reg Cab 137" 4WD XLT N/A N/A $24,690 $28,035
Crew Cab 156" 4WD XL N/A N/A $24,926 $28,310
Crew Cab 172" 4WD XL N/A N/A $25,102 $28,515
Crew Cab 156" XLT N/A N/A $26,152 $29,735
Crew Cab 172" XLT N/A N/A $26,324 $29,935
Supercab 142" Lariat N/A N/A $26,324 $29,935
Supercab 158" Lariat N/A N/A $26,496 $30,135
Supercab 142" 4WD XLT N/A N/A $27,202 $30,955
Supercab 158" 4WD XLT N/A N/A $27,374 $31,155
Crew Cab 156" King Ranch N/A N/A $28,234 $32,155
Crew Cab 156" Lariat N/A N/A $28,234 $32,155
Crew Cab 172" King Ranch N/A N/A $28,406 $32,355
Crew Cab 172" Lariat N/A N/A $28,406 $32,355
Crew Cab 156" 4WD XLT N/A N/A $28,856 $32,880
Supercab 142" 4WD Lariat N/A N/A $28,964 $33,005
Crew Cab 172" 4WD XLT N/A N/A $29,028 $33,080
Supercab 158" 4WD Lariat N/A N/A $29,136 $33,205
Crew Cab 156" 4WD King Ranch N/A N/A $30,886 $35,240
Crew Cab 156" 4WD Lariat N/A N/A $30,886 $35,240
Crew Cab 172" 4WD King Ranch N/A N/A $31,058 $35,440
Crew Cab 172" 4WD Lariat N/A N/A $31,058 $35,440
Pricing
Invoice Price
$34,304
$19,190
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$39,205
$21,640
Monthly Payment Estimate
$653 / month
$361 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
17 mpg N/A mpg
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
66.3 -
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 40.7
Front Hip Room (in)
61.4 67.4
Second Leg Room (in)
33.7 -
Front Head Room (in)
41.0 41.3
Passenger Capacity
6 3
Second Hip Room (in)
61.5 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 68.0
Second Head Room (in)
38.4 -
Exterior Dimensions
Cab to End of Frame (in)
NA 104
Height, Overall (in)
73.9 76.2
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
NA 23.1
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
47.3 47.8
Wheelbase (in)
143.5 137.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.0 - TBD -
Cab to Axle (in)
41.9 56.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.5 79.9
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
32.9 34.0
Overhang, Front (in)
36.9 37.4
Frame Width, Rear (in)
NA 64
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
138.5 118.2
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
227.7 222.2
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.3 - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume (ft³)
113.6 77.7
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
63.8 63.9
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
50.0 50.9
Tailgate Width (in)
63.8 65.0
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
68.7 98.6
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
64.8 60.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
19.5 20.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
13 x 1.2 12.83 x .47
Brake ABS System
Four-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12 x 1.1 13.03 x .47
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
26 38
Fuel Tank Location
NA Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA 51.0
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
NA 17.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 48.3
Steering Type
Pwr Power
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
NA 655
Spare Tire Size
P265/75R16 LT235/85R16E
Front Tire Order Code
QSS T35
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
2064 3042
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
NA 655
Rear Tire Size
P275/55R20 LT235/85R16E
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
NA 655
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2064 3042
Rear Tire Order Code
QSS T35
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
2064 3042
Front Tire Size
P275/55R20 LT235/85R16E
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
7400 12500
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 14500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
740 1250
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 3625
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
5000 5000
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3650 3200
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
13000 13,500
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2942 2880
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6400 8800
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3600 6084
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1862 2191
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.5 16 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
20 x 8.5 16 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.9 26.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 750
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 130
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Fuel System
SFI SEFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
380 @ 4000 350 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
LQ9 99L
Displacement
6.0L/394 5.4L/330
Engine Oil Cooler
Yes - TBD -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
345 @ 5200 260 @ 4500
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
17 NA
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA SAE 6-Bolt
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.30
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD HD Manual w/OD
Transfer Case Model
New Venture Gear NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.72
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.06 5.79
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA 11.9
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 2.10
Trans Type
4 6
Trans PTO Access
NA LH & RH
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.29 5.23
Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.63 3.30
Trans Order Code
M32 445
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Silverado SS Ford Super Duty F-250
Body Code
E63 137" WB
Body Style
Ext Cab 6.5' Wideside Reg Cab 8'
Suspension
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3925 3200
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
4.10 3.73
Axle Type - Front
Independent Ford Twin-I-Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32 35
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3925 4850
Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf Multi-Leaf
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
4.10 NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3750 6830
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32 35
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Ford Full-Floating
Suspension Type - Front
Torsion Bar Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.26 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3750 6830
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder-Type

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