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Dodge Ram 1500 MPG

MPG Number of Vehicles
13 miles per gallon 3 vehicles
14 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
15 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
16 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
17 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
18 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
19 miles per gallon 1 vehicles
20 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
21 miles per gallon 0 vehicles
22 miles per gallon 2 vehicles
Model Year Body/Powertrain MPG  
2003 2003 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed 230-hp 5.2L V8 4-sp automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range 16.23
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With the 308-horsepower 3.6L V6 engine, 8-speed shiftable automatic transmission, and four-wheel drive w/low range, the 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 has been averaging 16.23 MPG (miles per gallon).

The 2003 Dodge Ram 1500s in this analysis were driven mostly on the highway at an average speed of 72 miles per hour (about 45 percent of the miles driven). The rest of the miles were in the city (21.7 percent), in the suburbs (0 percent), and in heavy traffic (0 percent).

In addition, the average 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 in this analysis was driven on hilly terrain with a medium foot and the AC on only some of the time.
2003 2003 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed 240-hp 4.7L V8 4-sp automatic RWD 14.79
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2003 2003 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed 345-hp 5.7L V8 5-sp automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range 16
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2003 2003 2dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed 215-hp 3.7L V6 5-sp manual RWD 21.58
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What Our Members Are Saying about the Real Gas Mileage of the 2003 Dodge Ram 1500

2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Real Gas Mileage: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2004 2dr Regular Cab 6.5ft bed 235-horsepower 4.7L V8
5-speed automatic RWD
Averaging 18 around town in mix driving see full Dodge Ram 1500 review
2004 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed 345-horsepower 5.7L V8
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Not great fuel economy. see full Dodge Ram 1500 review
2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Real Gas Mileage: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2004 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed 345-horsepower 5.7L V8
5-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
Poor fuel economy see full Dodge Ram 1500 review
2003 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed 240-horsepower 4.7L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
I should have bought the Hemi 5.7L engine. The 4.7 is awful...gutless and I get about 13 mpg in a rural setting and can get about 15 in the highway. I drive very conservatively. see full Dodge Ram 1500 review
2003 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed 345-horsepower 5.7L V8
5-speed automatic RWD
Not much I don't like about this truck, but MPG with a Hemi combined with heavy loads means 12-13 mpg consistently. Not sure newer trucks would do any better with my 1000 lb load in the back. Highway mileage is only 16-17 at best. see full Dodge Ram 1500 review
2002 4dr Extended Cab 6.5ft bed 240-horsepower 4.7L V8
4-speed automatic 4WD, part-time w/low range
I average 12 mpg with just me in the cab. see full Dodge Ram 1500 review
 

2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Gas Mileage (MPG)

Unlike other fuel economy surveys, TrueDelta's Real-World Gas Mileage Survey includes questions about how and where a car was driven. So you can get an idea of the Dodge Ram 1500's real-world MPG based on how and where you drive a car.