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.
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.
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
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
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
Plus is rebadged as Laramie on Regular and Quad Cab
models and includes the following standard features:
Body color bodyside
bench with eight-way power driver and passenger seats
(power passenger seat on Quad Cab only)
with storage bin, map lights, HomeLink® universal
garage door opener, compass, outside temperature
display and trip computer
Sliding rear window
Theft deterrent system
Dual zone temperature
AM/FM stereo radio
with CD player and six-disc in-dash CD changer and
steering wheel-mounted audio controls
Special Group, includes:
Gray front and
rear bumpers with rear step pad
Dark Gray grille
17" x 7"
steel Dark Gray painted wheels
Road Group (4WD 1500 series only), includes:
3.92 axle ratio
17" x 8"
and front suspension skid plates
Group (late availability) is optional on SLT and Laramie
underhood lamp and auto electrochromatic day/night
mirror, switchable dome lamp,
illuminated vanity mirrors
exterior color: Timberline Green Pearl Coat
pedals with manual transmission Optional
stereo with six-disc in-dash CD Optional
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
throttle control on 5.7-liter Hemi Magnum V-8 engine
locking retractor added to passenger seat belts
Seat Anchor System Lower Anchors and upper
Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) added to Regular and
Quad Cab models
a Free Price Quote on a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500.
Regular Cab: 3
Quad Cab: 6
3.7L Magnum V6
4.7L Magnum V8
5.7L Magnum V8
215 @ 5200
240 @ 4800
245 @ 4000
3.7L V6: 15/20
4.7L V6: 14/19
2.4L Turbo: 12/18