Compare 2003 GMC Sierra 1500 vs 2003 Dodge Ram 2500

2003 GMC Sierra 1500
2003 Dodge Ram 2500
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Reg Cab 133.0" WB Work Truck
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Reg Cab 133.0" WB Work Truck 15 21 $17,330 $19,150
Reg Cab 119.0" WB 15 21 $17,522 $19,362
Reg Cab 133.0" WB 15 21 $17,794 $19,662
Ext Cab 143.5" WB Work Truck 15 20 $20,650 $23,600
Reg Cab 119.0" WB SLE 15 21 $20,772 $23,740
Reg Cab 133.0" WB 4WD Work Truck 14 18 $21,756 $24,040
Reg Cab 133.0" WB SLE 15 21 $21,035 $24,040
Reg Cab 119.0" WB 4WD 14 18 $21,948 $24,252
Reg Cab 133.0" WB 4WD 14 18 $22,219 $24,552
Ext Cab 143.5" WB 15 20 $21,789 $24,902
Ext Cab 157.5" WB 15 19 $22,751 $26,002
Ext Cab 143.5" WB SLE 15 20 $24,103 $27,547
Ext Cab 143.5" WB SLT 15 19 $24,103 $27,547
Ext Cab 143.5" WB 4WD 14 18 $24,418 $27,907
Reg Cab 119.0" WB 4WD SLE 14 18 $24,578 $28,090
Reg Cab 133.0" WB 4WD SLE 14 18 $24,841 $28,390
Ext Cab 157.5" WB SLE 15 19 $25,066 $28,647
Ext Cab 157.5" WB SLT 15 19 $25,066 $28,647
Ext Cab 157.5" WB 4WD 14 18 $25,381 $29,007
Ext Cab 143.5" WB 4WD SLE 14 18 $26,820 $30,652
Ext Cab 143.5" WB 4WD SLT 14 18 $26,820 $30,652
Ext Cab 157.5" WB 4WD SLE 14 18 $27,783 $31,752
Ext Cab 157.5" WB 4WD SLT 14 18 $27,783 $31,752
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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
$17,330
$20,721
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,150
$23,420
Monthly Payment Estimate
$319 / month
$390 / 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)
41.0 40.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
61.4 67.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.0
Front Hip Room (in)
63.9 65.1
Exterior Dimensions
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
12.1 8.0
Cab to End of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
71.0 73.8
Ground to Top of Frame (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in)
52.2 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
133.0 140.5
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
10.6 8.2
Cab to Axle (in)
55.9 56.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
78.5 79.9
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
31.0 33.0
Overhang, Front (in)
36.9 39.4
Frame Width, Rear (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in)
114.0 123.0
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in)
222.1 229.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
19.5 20.2
Cargo Volume (ft³)
70.7 73.9
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in)
64.8 - TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
50.0 51.0
Tailgate Width (in)
64.8 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
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.0 x 1.10 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)
12.8 x 0.78 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)
34 35
Fuel Tank Location
LH Inboard Frame Rails
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
42.4 45.6
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
14.2 13.4
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P235/75R16 LT265/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
- TBD - 657
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1903 2835
Rear Tire Order Code
QNF NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1903 3195
Front Tire Size
P235/75R16 LT265/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
- TBD - 657
Spare Tire Size
P235/75R16 LT265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code
QNF NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1903 3195
Spare Tire Order Code
QNF NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
- TBD - 657
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
390 1000
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)
3900 12000
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
500 500
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3686 6000
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
1700 2430
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
3150 4000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
8500 15000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2409 2913
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6400 8650
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 7 17 x 6.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.72 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
Displacement
4.3L/262 5.7L/350
Engine Oil Cooler
NA None
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 4400 345 @ 5400
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
MFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
260 @ 2800 375 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
LU3 EZA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
21 NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
15 NA
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - 11.4
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 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
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.55 5.04
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.32 3.04
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Order Code
MG5 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)
4.02 5.61
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
Reg Cab 8' Wideside Reg Cab 8' Box
Vehicle Name
GMC Sierra 1500 Dodge Ram 2500
Body Code
E63 140.5" WB
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3686 NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
35 - TBD -
Axle Type - Rear
Semi-Floating Full-floating
Suspension Type - Front
Coil Spring Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.42 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3750 6200
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
3150 NA
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.42 3.73
Axle Type - Front
Independent Hypoid
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
35 - TBD -
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3150 9350
Suspension Type - Rear
2-Stage Multi-Leaf Leaf
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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