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Ram 3500
2003
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2003 Dodge Ram 3500 Specs & Safety

The table below shows all 2003 Dodge Ram 3500 specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 2003 Dodge Ram 3500 warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.
MSRP *
$25,305
Invoice *
$22,342
Engine
5.7L V-8 330 HP 375.0 ft.lbs. @ 4,200 rpm / 8.0L V-10 305 HP 440.0 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpm / 5.9L I-6 305 HP 555.0 ft.lbs. @ 1,400 rpm / 5.9L I-6 250 HP 460.0 ft.lbs. @ 1,400 rpm / 5.9L I-6 235 HP 460.0 ft.lbs. @ 1,400 rpm
Transmission
5-spd man w/OD / 5-spd w/OD / 4-spd auto w/OD / 6-spd man w/OD
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000
Engine
5.7L V-8 330 HP 375.0 ft.lbs. @ 4,200 rpm / 8.0L V-10 305 HP 440.0 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpm / 5.9L I-6 305 HP 555.0 ft.lbs. @ 1,400 rpm / 5.9L I-6 250 HP 460.0 ft.lbs. @ 1,400 rpm / 5.9L I-6 235 HP 460.0 ft.lbs. @ 1,400 rpm
Transmission
5-spd man w/OD / 5-spd w/OD / 4-spd auto w/OD / 6-spd man w/OD
Alternator
136 amp
Battery
700 amp / 750 amp
Axle Ratio
3.73 / 4.10
Recommended Fuel Type
regular unleaded / diesel
Fuel Tank
35.0 gal.
Exhaust
stainless steel
Drive Type
rear-wheel
Limited Slip Differential
limited slip differential
Front Suspension
short and long arm
Front Anti-Roll Bar
front anti-roll bar
Front Springs
coil
Front Shocks
heavy duty
Rear Suspension
rigid axle leaf
Rear Springs
heavy duty leaf
Rear Shocks
heavy duty
Steering
rack & pinion
Brakes
4-wheel disc
Vented Disc Brakes
front and rear
Wheels
17.0 " steel
Front Tires
LT235/80SR17.0EBSW AS
Spare Tire and Wheel
full-size steel
Seating Capacity
3
Front Seat Type
40-20-40 split-bench
Front Headrests
fixed / adjustable
Front Armrests
center w/storage
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
4-way
Seat Trim
vinyl / cloth
Headliner
full cloth
Floor Trim
vinyl/rubber / carpet
Rearview Mirror
day-night
Glove Box
glove box
Cabback Insulator
cabback insulator
Dome Light
fade
Floor Console
partial
Cup Holder
front
Instrument Panel Storage
bin
Dashboard Storage
dashboard storage
Door Bins
dual
Front Air Conditioning
manual
Radio
AM stereo/FM stereo, clock, seek-scan / AM stereo/FM stereo, seek-scan
CD
in-dash mounted single
Speakers
4
Antenna
fixed
Cruise Control
with steering wheel controls
Door Locks
manual
Power Outlets
2
Smokers Package
ashtray
Lighter Elements
front
Instrument Display
analog
Tachometer
tachometer
Oil Pressure Gauge
oil pressure gauge
Water Temp Gauge
engine temperature gauge
Volt Gauge
voltmeter gauge
Trip Odometer
trip odometer
Steering Wheel Type
tilt
Front Windows
manual
Tinted Windows
light
Front Windshield Wipers
variable intermittent
Speed Sensitve Wipers
speed sensitive wipers
Rear Windshield Type
sliding
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
Daytime Running Lights
daytime running lights
Center High Mounted Stop Light
center high mounted stop light
Front Impact Airbags
driver and passenger w/passenger front-impact cancellable
Overhead Airbag
curtain 1st row overhead airbag
Side Impact Bars
side impact beams
Seatbelt Pretensioners
front
Door Count
2 doors
Exterior Cargo Length
96.0 "
Exterior Length
229.7 "
Exterior Width
96.0 "
Exterior Height
74.4 "
Wheelbase
141 "
Front Tread
69 "
Rear Tread
76 "
Turning Radius
22.3 '
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
11,000 lbs. / 11,500 lbs.
Curb Weight
5,888 lbs.
Front Gross Axle Weight Rating
4,000 lbs.
Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating
9,350 lbs.
Payload
5,120 lbs.
Max Trailer Weight
16,200 lbs.
Max Trailer Tongue Weight
23,000 lbs.
Front Legroom
41.0 "
Front Headroom
40.9 "
Front Hiproom
65.1 "
Front Shoulder Room
67.0 "
Passenger Volume
65 cu.ft.
Exterior Cargo Width
51.0 "
Exterior Cargo Volume
73.9 cu.ft.
Pickup
regular / regular with bed liner
Bumpers
chrome / front chrome with 2 front tow hook(s)
Rear Step Bumper
rear step bumper
Bodyside Moldings
black
Grille Moldings
colored / chrome
Paint
clearcoat monotone
Exterior Mirrors
dual manual
Trailering
class IV
Trailering Harness
trailering harness
Trailering Hitch
trailering hitch
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000
Major Components Months/Miles
84/70,000
Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles
60/100,000
Roadside Assistance Months/Miles
84/70,000

Safety Ratings

Below is the 2003 Dodge Ram 3500 safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.

Style
Frontal Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Frontal Rating:

5% or less chance of injury

6% to 10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 25% or less chance of injury

26% or greater chance of injury

Side Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Side Rating:

10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 35% or less chance of injury

36% to 45% or less chance of injury

46% or greater chance of injury

Safety data is not currently available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For a list of safety-related features, please check the Safety section.

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