2003 Chevrolet Silverado SS 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Hemi
POWERTRAIN/CHASSIS
Drivetrain layout Front engine, awd Front engine, rwd
Engine type V-8, iron block/alum heads V-8, iron block/alum heads
Valve gear OHV, 2 valves/cyl OHV, 2 valves/cyl
Bore x stroke, in/mm 4.00x3.62 / 101.6x92.0 3.92x3.58 / 99.5x90.9
Displacement, ci/cc 364.1 / 5967 345.0 / 5654
Compression ratio 10.0:1 9.6:1
Max horsepower @ rpm 345 @ 5200 345 @ 5400
Max torque @ rpm 380 @ 4000 375 @ 4200
Transmission 4-speed automatic 5-speed automatic
Axle/final drive ratio 4.10:1 / 2.87:1 3.92:1 / 2.62:1
Suspension, front; rear Upper/lower control arms, torsion bars, anti-roll bar; live axle, leaf springs Upper/lower control arms, coil springs, anti-roll bar; live axle, leaf springs, anti-roll bar
Brakes, f;r 12.0-in disc; 12.8-in disc, ABS 13.2-in disc; 13.8-in disc, ABS
Wheels 20 x 8.5-in cast alum 20 x 9.0-in cast alum
Tires 275/55R-20 Goodyear Eagle LS 275/55R-20 Goodyear Eagle LS
DIMENSIONS
Seating cap 5 3
Wheelbase, in 143.5 120.5
Track, f/r, in 65.0 / 66.0 68.0 / 67.4
Length, in 227.6 207.7
Width, in 81.5 79.9
Height, in 72.2 74.4
Turning circle, ft 37.4 39.6
Headroom, f/r, in 41.0 / 38.4 40.9 / na
Legroom, f/r, in 41.3 / 33.7 41.0 / na
Shoulder room, f/r, in 65.2 / 66.3 67.0 / na
Curb weight, lb 5300 4800
Payload capacity, lb 1490 1750
Towing capacity, lb 7500 9200
GVWR, lb 6400 6550
GCWR, lb 7890 8300
Fuel capacity, gal 26 26
TEST DATA
Acceleration, sec
0-30 mph 2.1 2.3
0-40 mph 3.2 3.4
0-50 mph 4.8 5
0-60 mph 6.6 6.8
0-70 mph 8.6 8.8
0-80 mph 12.1 12
0-90 mph 15.4 15.8
0-100 mph 20.2 20.9
1/4 mile, sec @ mph 14.99 @ 89.05 15.11 @ 89.06
Braking, 60-0 mph, ft 119 132
600-ft slalom, mph 61.3 62.3
200-ft skidpad, lateral g 0.77 0.8
Top-gear rpm @ 60 mph 2000 1750
CONSUMER INFO
Base price when tested $39,995 $22,040
Price as tested $40,010 $27,820
Airbags Dual front Dual front
Basic warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Powertrain warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles 7 yrs/70,000 miles
EPA mpg, city/hwy 13/17 14/18
Range, miles, city/hwy 338/442 364/468
Recommended fuel Unleaded premium Unleaded premium