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2003 Truck & SUV Reviews

Truck Trend Magazine online brings you the latest reviews and road tests of all 2003 model year trucks, SUVs, wagons, and more. Choose an option below to read expert reviews from our writers and staff.
First Test: 2003 Modified Dodge Dakota R/T Regular Cab First Test: 2003 Modified Dodge Dakota R/T Regular Cab
An early pioneer of the sport-truck genre, Dodge is putting its Dakota R/T out to pasture, but not without one last ride: the company... more
Road Test: 2004 BMW X5 4.4i vs. 2004 Infiniti FX45 vs. 2003 Porsche Cayenne S vs. 2004 Cadillac SRX V8 awd Road Test: 2004 BMW X5 4.4i vs. 2004 Infiniti FX45 vs. 2003 Porsche Cayenne S vs. 2004 Cadillac SRX V8 awd
Riders On The Storm -- Into this house we're born, into this world we're thrown: Track testing four high-performance sport/utilities more
Performance Truck: Kenne Bell Lincoln Navigator Performance Truck: Kenne Bell Lincoln Navigator
Bell's latest application takes Lincoln's ultra-lux Navigator and successfully transforms it into a hot-rod 'ute. Starting with Lincoln's... more
Performance Truck: Dyno-Proven XS-425 Chevrolet Tahoe Performance Truck: Dyno-Proven XS-425 Chevrolet Tahoe
How cool is this scenario? You sit down with your friendly neighborhood Chevrolet dealer to order a new Tahoe, and amid the usual post-deal... more
Road Test Performance: 217.314 Miles Per Hour 2003 Dodge Dakota Road Test Performance: 217.314 Miles Per Hour 2003 Dodge Dakota
Think you have a fast pickup truck? Are you convinced the big brute in your garage is at the top of the food chain? Sorry, Bunkie, it's... more
First Test: 2003 Cadillac Escalade ESV First Test: 2003 Cadillac Escalade ESV
It didn't take a genius to figure out that Cadillac needed help. more
One-Year Test Update: 2003 Dodge Ram 2500HD One-Year Test Update: 2003 Dodge Ram 2500HD
As the term with our 2003 Truck of the Year comes to a close, we're still enamored with the 2500HD's Hemi power plant, macho looks, and... more
One-Year Test Update: 2003 Dodge Ram 2500HD One-Year Test Update: 2003 Dodge Ram 2500HD
As the term with our 2003 Truck of the Year comes to a close, we're still enamored with the 2500HD's Hemi power plant, macho looks, and... more
Road Test: 2003 Chevrolet Silverado Joe Gibbs Performance Road Test: 2003 Chevrolet Silverado Joe Gibbs Performance
Joe Gibbs Performance starts with a base standard-cab 2003 Chevrolet Silverado (the lightest model) with a 4.8-liter V-8 engine and manual... more
2004 Nissan Quest 3.5SE and 2004 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited vs. 2003 Honda Odyssey EX L-RES 2004 Nissan Quest 3.5SE and 2004 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited vs. 2003 Honda Odyssey EX L-RES
Suburban Warriors: Two groundbreaking minivans take on the benchmark to solve the transportation riddles of the modern family more
2004 Nissan Quest 3.5SE and 2004 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited vs. 2003 Honda Odyssey EX L-RES 2004 Nissan Quest 3.5SE and 2004 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited vs. 2003 Honda Odyssey EX L-RES
Suburban Warriors: Two groundbreaking minivans take on the benchmark to solve the transportation riddles of the modern family more
Road Test: 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Hemi vs. Chevrolet Silverado SS Road Test: 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Hemi vs. Chevrolet Silverado SS
It's never been difficult to find horses around pickup trucks. The two seem made for each other, like Michael Moore and heckling. Lately,... more
First Test: 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 3.5L First Test: 2004 Hyundai Santa Fe 3.5L
Attention, bargain shoppers! more
First Drive: 2003 Chevrolet SSR First Drive: 2003 Chevrolet SSR
We've been watching the SSR's development for about three years. It first appeared as a design concept at the Detroit auto show in January... more
2004 Volvo XC70 vs. 2004 Volkswagen Touareg vs. 2004 Chrysler Pacifica 2004 Volvo XC70 vs. 2004 Volkswagen Touareg vs. 2004 Chrysler Pacifica
Designing utilitarian vehicles used to be simple: Take a family sedan, extend the roof to the rear bumper, replace the rear coil-spring... more
2003 Dodge Ram 2500 HD - One-Year Test Update - Motor Trend 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 HD - One-Year Test Update - Motor Trend
Our Hemi-powered 2003 Truck of the Year continually impresses us, especially in the towing department. When Florida-based Online Editorial... more
One-Year Test Update: 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 HD One-Year Test Update: 2003 Dodge Ram 2500 HD
Our Hemi-powered 2003 Truck of the Year continually impresses us, especially in the towing department. When Florida-based Online Editorial... more
Truck Comparison: 2003 Chevrolet Silverado SS vs. Dodge 1500 SLT vs. Ford Harley-Davidson F-150 Truck Comparison: 2003 Chevrolet Silverado SS vs. Dodge 1500 SLT vs. Ford Harley-Davidson F-150
There's something intoxicating about smashing an accelerator pedal to the floor. It's even better when you blow the doors off an... more
2003 Nissan Frontier 4x2 S/C V-6 - Reviews & Road Test - Motor Trend 2003 Nissan Frontier 4x2 S/C V-6 - Reviews & Road Test - Motor Trend
Wouldn't you just know it? Design a bad-boy truck with studded fender flares, aggressive tube grille, and tons of 'tude, and what does it... more
High School Daze: 2003 Nissan Frontier 4x2 S/C V-6 High School Daze: 2003 Nissan Frontier 4x2 S/C V-6
Wouldn't you just know it? Design a bad-boy truck with studded fender flares, aggressive tube grille, and tons of 'tude, and what does it... more
High School Daze: 2003 Jeep Wrangler X High School Daze: 2003 Jeep Wrangler X
For rock-climbing and no-nonsense off-roading, a Jeep is one of the best, low-cost 4x4s around. Purchasing a Wrangler is akin to buying a... more
High School Daze: 2003 Honda Element EX High School Daze: 2003 Honda Element EX
Upon the Element's intro last fall, Honda marketing execs predicted it would be a hit with the 16-29 age group, specifically 22-year-old... more
Golden Retrievers: 2003 Infiniti FX35, 2004 Lexus RX 330, 2003 Mercedes-Benz ML350 Golden Retrievers: 2003 Infiniti FX35, 2004 Lexus RX 330, 2003 Mercedes-Benz ML350
Three family-friendly, entry-level luxury SUVs vie for best of show more
Road Test: 2003 Lingenfelter Hummer H2 Road Test: 2003 Lingenfelter Hummer H2
They're everywhere. Wherever you turn, you're almost guaranteed to see a new Hummer H2 cruising down the street or bounding over boulders. more
2003 Porsche Cayenne Turbo - First Drive - Motor Trend 2003 Porsche Cayenne Turbo - First Drive - Motor Trend
Porsche's sport/utility proves to be more than a visceral experience more
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