The 2003 Ford F-150 is a full-size pickup truck that seats up to five people, depending on cab configuration. It’s meant for drivers who need a rugged and purposeful vehicle with a cargo bed, whether for hauling building materials to a job site, carrying dirt bikes or snowmobiles, or towing a boat or trailer.
What Makes It Unique?
The F-150 comes in multiple configurations and trim levels, powered by one of three engines. It’s available in two-door Regular Cab models, SuperCabs with rear clamshell-opening access panels and a small backseat, and SuperCrews with four full doors and a roomy rear seat. The most luxurious expression of the F-150 is the leather-clad King Ranch package, while the sportiest version is the SVT Lightning with its supercharged V8 engine. There’s also a Harley-Davidson version that’s uniquely trimmed and bears the Harley logo.
GMC Sierra 1500: GMC’s version of the Silverado, it has a luxury-minded Denali trim.
Toyota Tundra: Comes in standard and extended-cab models with V6 or V8 power.
Is the 2003 Model Year Right for You?
What’s New for 2003
New noise control package for a quieter ride
Cassette/CD player and CD changer newly available
LATCH system for child safety seats standard across the line
New XLT Heritage and updated-for-2003 Harley Davidson trims
King Ranch models get standard chrome tubular running boards, a CD changer, and woodgrain bezels
2003 Ford F-150 vs. Older F-150s
The 2003 F-150 is the final model for this generation, which dates back to a 1997 redesign that saw major changes for the truck, including an independent front suspension that yielded improved ride and handling qualities.
The SVT Lightning is enticing with its supercharged V8 engine and assorted performance upgrades, but it only comes in a Regular Cab configuration. If you have extra money to spend, the King Ranch affords ultimate luxury — western-style.
2003 Ford F-150 Performance
The 2003 Ford F-150 has four engine options:
202-horsepower 4.2-liter V6 engine paired with a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive (RWD) or four-wheel drive (4WD)
231-horsepower 4.6-liter V8 with a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic and RWD or 4WD
260-horsepower 5.4-liter V8 with a 4-speed automatic and RWD or 4WD
380-horsepower supercharged 5.4-liter V8 engine paired with a 4-speed automatic transmission and RWD
Compared with the class? The base V6 and V8 engines are average for the class, but the SVT Lightning’s supercharged V8 wins the horsepower wars for 2003.
*The EPA uses a mixture of highway and city driving for its combined estimate.
Compared with the class? The F-150’s fuel economy is average for the full-size pickup class of 2003.
2003 Ford F-150 Safety Ratings & Features
While the Regular Cab version was not fully crash-tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the SuperCab received four and five out of five stars in front- and side-impact crash tests, respectively, but only three out of five stars for rollover resistance. The SuperCrew got five stars in frontal crash tests but was not tested for side-impact protection; the 4X4 version received only two stars for rollover resistance. It was rated Poor in front-impact tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
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2003 Ford F-150 Deals on CARFAX
Percentage of 2003 Ford F-150 for sale on CARFAX that are Great, Good, and Fair Value deals. Values are determined by whether the selling price is above, below, or the same as the history-based CARFAX Value.
VEHICLE HISTORY SUMMARY
The Vehicle History Summary represents the percentage of cars available for sale on CARFAX that are reported to have no accidents or damage, had 1-owner, been used as a personal or personal lease car, and/or have service history information.
No Accidents or Damage Reports
2003 Ford F-150 Pricing
The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is the "sticker price" for this vehicle, including optional equipment, when it was new.
The price range for the 2003 Ford F-150 is $3,750 - $12,588.
The average selling price is $7,424.
The data below is updated daily, based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
Price range and average selling price are based on the median selling price while CARFAX Value is a VIN-specific value based on the vehicle's history.
$19,920 - $37,830
This is the price range for the 2003 Ford F-150 based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
$3,750 - $12,588
Average Selling Price
This is the range of CARFAX Values for the 2003 Ford F-150 on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
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