Compare 2003 Dodge Dakota vs 2003 Dodge Ram 3500

2003 Dodge Dakota
2003 Dodge Ram 3500
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Reg Cab 112" WB Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab 112" WB Base 15 21 $15,497 $16,845
Reg Cab 112" WB SLT 15 21 $16,249 $17,690
Reg Cab 112" WB Sport 15 21 $16,249 $17,690
Club Cab 131" WB Base 15 21 $17,903 $19,515
Club Cab 131" WB SLT 15 21 $17,917 $19,530
Club Cab 131" WB Sport 15 21 $17,917 $19,530
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD Base 15 19 $18,295 $19,955
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD SLT 15 19 $19,207 $20,980
Reg Cab 112" WB 4WD Sport 15 19 $19,207 $20,980
Quad Cab 131" WB SLT 15 21 $19,891 $21,715
Quad Cab 131" WB Sport 15 21 $19,891 $21,715
Club Cab 131" WB 4WD Base 15 19 $20,848 $22,790
Club Cab 131" WB 4WD SLT 15 19 $20,870 $22,815
Club Cab 131" WB 4WD Sport 15 19 $20,870 $22,815
Reg Cab 112" WB R/T 13 18 $21,999 $24,150
Quad Cab 131" WB 4WD SLT 15 19 $22,372 $24,480
Quad Cab 131" WB 4WD Sport 15 19 $22,372 $24,480
Club Cab 131" WB R/T 13 18 $24,076 $26,450
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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
$15,497
$22,342
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,845
$25,305
Monthly Payment Estimate
$281 / month
$422 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
15 mpg N/A mpg
Highway
21 mpg N/A mpg
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
3 3
Front Head Room (in)
40.0 40.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.1 67.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.9 41.0
Front Hip Room (in)
54.9 65.1
Exterior Dimensions
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
107.2 123.0
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
196 229.7
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
7.9 8.0
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
65.2 73.8
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
49.6 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
112.0 140.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
7.0 8.2
Cab to Axle (in)
38.0 56.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.6 79.9
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
38.2 33.0
Overhang, Front (in)
37.8 39.4
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
17.5 20.2
Cargo Volume (ft³)
46.0 73.9
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
57.8 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
45.1 51.0
Tailgate Width (in)
53.3 63.5
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in)
77.9 97.9
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in)
59.3 66.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
11 x 2.25 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.1 x 1.0 13.9 x 1.26
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 13.9 x 1.18
Brake ABS System
Rear Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
20 35
Fuel Tank Location
Inboard LH Inboard Frame Rails
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 45.6
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
14.8 13.4
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - 649
Rear Tire Size
P245/70R16 LT235/80R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - 649
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 2835
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 2835
Front Tire Size
P245/70R16 LT235/80R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - 649
Spare Tire Size
P245/70R16 LT235/80R17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
- TBD - 2835
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
200 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
670 1000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
2000 5000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
6700 12000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
5000 11000
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3850 6150
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1421 2887
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3100 4000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
5800 17000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
1934 2997
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 17 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7.0 17 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
14.0 18
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Watts
1904 1904
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
136 136
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Engine
Displacement
3.9L 5.7L/350
Engine Oil Cooler
NA None
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
175 @ 4800 345 @ 5400
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
SMPI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
225 @ 3200 375 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
EHC EZA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 NA
Transmission
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Clutch Size (in)
10.5 11.4
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 1.67
Trans Type
5 5
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.75
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.57 5.04
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.17 3.04
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
DDC DDP
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA 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)
3.50 5.61
Summary
Body Style
Reg Cab 6'5" Bed Reg Cab 8' Box
Vehicle Name
Dodge Dakota Dodge Ram 3500
Body Code
112.0" WB 140.5" WB
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3850 NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
30.2 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Hypoid Full-floating
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Coil Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3850 6200
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3100 NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.21 3.73
Axle Type - Front
NA Hypoid
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
30.2 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3100 9350
Suspension Type - Rear
Leaf Leaf
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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