Compare 2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD vs 2003 Dodge Ram 2500

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD
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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 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
$20,956
$20,721
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,950
$23,420
Monthly Payment Estimate
$399 / month
$390 / 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 Leg Room (in)
41.3 41.0
Front Hip Room (in)
61.4 65.1
Passenger Capacity
3 3
Front Head Room (in)
41.0 40.9
Front Shoulder Room (in)
65.2 67.0
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
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
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
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
34 35
Fuel Tank Location
LH Inboard Frame Rails
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Steering
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
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA - TBD -
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
NA 657
Spare Tire Size
LT245/75R16 LT265/70R17
Front Tire Order Code
QIZ NA
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
3042 3195
Spare Tire Order Code
QIZ NA
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
NA 657
Rear Tire Size
LT245/75R16 LT265/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
NA 657
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
2205 2835
Rear Tire Order Code
QIZ NA
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
2205 3195
Front Tire Size
LT245/75R16 LT265/70R17
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
10,600 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
1000 500
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
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
4410 4000
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
16,000 15000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2809 2913
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
9200 8650
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
6084 6000
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2071 2430
Wheels
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
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
15.4 18
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
NA 1904
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
105 136
Engine
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
360 @ 4000 375 @ 4200
Engine Order Code
LQ4 EZA
Displacement
6.0L/364 5.7L/350
Engine Oil Cooler
Yes None
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 4400 345 @ 5400
Engine Type
Gas V8 Gas V8
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
NA NA
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
NA NA
Transmission
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
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
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
5.61 5.04
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.04 3.04
Trans Order Code
MW3 DDP
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD Dodge Ram 2500
Body Code
E63 140.5" WB
Body Style
Reg Cab 8' Fleetside Reg Cab 8' Box
Suspension
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
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
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder

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