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2003 Dodge Ram 1500

2003 Dodge Ram 1500
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Those tough-looking trucks you see barreling down the road are Dodge Rams. Perhaps the sleekest of the entire full-size pickup lot, the 2003 Dodge Ram is a truck-owners dream. The Ram 1500 is offered in such a wide variety of sizes and configurations that there is sure to be a model right for customers in the market for a half-ton pickup.

The 1500 is the heart of the Dodge Ram line, providing the most versatility of them all. It has power, good handling, unquestionable dependability and an attitude to boot. For 2003, Dodge Ram further distinguishes itself with two new packages: 'Off-Road' and 'Work Special.' It shouldn't be difficult to figure out what these new models are good at.

Available Models
The 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 is offered in two body styles: a two-door regular cab and a Quad Cab four-door crew cab. Both come in ST and uplevel SLT trims and with cargo beds of 6.3 ft or 8 ft.

Interior Features
Regular cabs have two doors and can seat up to three people across the front. Quad Cab crew cabs have two front-hinged rear doors and can squeeze in six. Entry-level ST models have air conditioning, power steering, vinyl upholstery, cupholders, an AM/FM/cassette player, a digital clock, a tachometer, variable-intermittent wipers and a black vinyl floor covering.

Uplevel SLT trims mix extra comfort with the standard ruggedness found with all Dodge Rams. They add a tilt steering wheel, cruise control, cloth upholstery, heated power mirrors, power windows and door locks, an AM/FM/CD player, a trip computer, carpeting and floormats. There are countless options to choose from, including a Laramie package that fills the Ram 1500 with comfort features and essentially creates a new model.

Exterior Features
The new 'Off-Road' package provides unique 17-inch aluminum wheels, LT275/70R17 off-road tires, tow hooks, fog lamps and special 'Off-Road' badging for a look of adventure. The 'Work Special' shows its intentions with a steel rear bumper, dark gray, color-coded front fascia, gray grille surround and bars and steel wheels.

2WD and 4WD configurations are available with the 2003 Dodge Ram 1500. Three engines are offered. The first, on 2WD ST models (except the Quad Cab long bed), is a 3.7-liter V6 with 215 horsepower and 235 lb-ft. of torque. The second engine covers the rest of the model lineup. It is a 4.7-liter V8 model with 240 horsepower and 300 lb-ft. of torque. The third engine is optional, and it is tough. A 5.7-liter V8, it pumps out 345 horsepower and 375 lb-ft. of torque.

For adventures off the beaten path, the new 'Off-Road' model has a 3.92 rear axle, a limited-slip differential, transfer case skid plate, skid plates for the front and rear axles and unique shocks.

Safety and Security
4-wheel disc brakes, rear antilock brakes and dual front airbags are standard. Curtain side airbags are available as an option.

2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Highlights

SLT Plus is rebadged as Laramie on Regular and Quad Cab™ models and includes the following standard features:
     •Bright/body color grille
     •Body color bodyside molding
     •Fog lamps
     •Leather 40/20/40 bench with eight-way power driver and passenger seats (power passenger seat on Quad Cab only)
     •Four-wheel disc anti-lock brakes
     •Overhead console with storage bin, map lights, HomeLink® universal garage door opener, compass, outside temperature
display and trip computer
     •Sliding rear window
     •Remote keyless entry
     •Sentry Key® Theft deterrent system
     •Woodgrain instrument panel bezel
     •Dual zone temperature control
     •AM/FM stereo radio with CD player and six-disc in-dash CD changer and steering wheel-mounted audio controls
     •Power adjustable pedals
“Work Special” Group, includes:
     •Gray front and rear bumpers with rear step pad
     •Dark Gray grille
     •17" x 7" steel Dark Gray painted wheels
Off Road Group (4WD 1500 series only), includes:
     •3.92 axle ratio
     •Anti-spin differential
     •Fog lamps
     •Heavy-duty engine cooling
     •17" x 8" aluminum wheels
     •Tow hooks
     •Transfer case and front suspension skid plates
Light Group (late availability) is optional on SLT and Laramie and includes:
     •Cupholder, ashtray, underhood lamp and auto electrochromatic day/night mirror, switchable dome lamp,
illuminated vanity mirrors

New exterior color: Timberline Green Pearl Coat
Adjustable pedals with manual transmission — Optional
AM/FM stereo with six-disc in-dash CD — Optional
Steering wheel-mounted audio controls are packaged with AM/FM stereo radio with cassette and CD player or an AM/FM
stereo radio with cassette and six-disc in-dash CD changer — SLT; both equipped with 11-speaker Infinity system
Electronic throttle control on 5.7-liter Hemi Magnum V-8 engine
Automatic locking retractor added to passenger seat belts
Child Seat Anchor System — Lower Anchors and upper Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) added to Regular and
Quad Cab models

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Fast Stats
Regular Cab: 3
Quad Cab: 6
MSRP from
3.7L Magnum V6
4.7L Magnum V8
5.7L Magnum V8
215 @ 5200
240 @ 4800
 245 @ 4000
4-speed auto
5-speed manual
MPG: City/Hwy
3.7L V6: 15/20
4.7L V6: 14/19
2.4L Turbo: 12/18

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