With the introduction of a new turbocharged model, the
Dodge Neon can no longer be thought of as a simple day-to-day
vehicle. True, the entry-level trims still pack in the value
and can rightly be qualified as everyday vehicles, but the
brand new SRT-4 model pushes the performance level through
the roof. The result is an even more diverse line of vehicles,
all with the tested reliability of the Neon nameplate.
From 2003 onward, the Neon is certainly going to earn itself
a new reputation. Thanks to the SRT-4, the Neon now boasts
the title of the second fastest Dodge on the road (second
to only the Viper). Now that is something not many would
have expected. Of course, if excessive speed isn't your
thing, there are always other trims to choose from.
The 2003 Dodge Neon is offered in four trim levels: SE,
SXT, R/S and the new SRT-4.
The four-door 2003 Dodge Neon sedan seats five people. A
new steering wheel is just one of the many improvements
seen on the 2003 Dodge Neon. SE models are the bare bones
entry-level trims. The SXT adds more comfort with such things
as air conditioning, power mirrors, front windows and door
locks, remote keyless entry, an AM/FM/CD player and a tachometer.
Moving up to the R/S gets you cruise control and an AM/FM/cassette
player with an in-dash 6-disc CD changer.
The interior of the new SRT-4 reminds one of its racing
inspiration. It is given a satin silver center stack, shift
knob and door handles, performance seats modeled after those
in the Dodge Viper and carbon-fiber texture leather on the
steering wheel and shift boot. For more, one need only consult
the options list.
The 2003 Dodge Neon has newly restyled front and rear fascias,
headlamps and taillamps. The SRT-4 gets a unique body trim
including a functional hood scoop and a basket-handle rear
There are three engines spread across the 2003 Dodge Neon
line. The first, a 132-horsepower 4-cylinder model, is standard
with the SE and SXT trim levels. The R/T is equipped with
a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that generates 150 horsepower.
The engine responsible for all of the speed of the new SRT-4
model is a turbocharged 2.4-liter 4-cylinder with 215 horsepower.
Combine that power with the Neon's relatively small size,
and you can only imagine how fast the SRT-4 goes.
All 2003 Dodge Neon models offer customers better performance.
A revised automatic transaxle calibration improves driver
feel, while a new generation controller combines engine
and transaxle functions. New engine mounts also make the
new Neon quieter than ever before.
Safety and Security
The Neon includes a LATCH (Lower Anchors and upper Tethers
for Children) child seat anchorage system, child-protection
door locks and an emergency internal trunk lid release.
In addition to standard driver and front passenger airbags,
seat-mounted, supplemental side airbags also are available.
Other safety features include two-way adjustable head restraints
and three-point lap/shoulder belts for all three rear-seat
a Free Price Quote on a 2003 Dodge Neon.
2.0L Magnum I4
2.4L Turbo I4
132 @ 5600
150 @ 6600
215 @ 5400
2.0L I4: 27/33
Magnum I4: 27/33
2.4L Turbo: 22/30