$19,125 - $26,485
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XL Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$19,125 - $26,485
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
12-17 City / 16-20 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • 4.2L (256) SEFI V6 engine *ULEV compliant*
  • 4.6L (281) SEFI OHC V8 "Triton" engine
  • Engine block heater *STD only in AK, MN, MT, ND, SD, WI & WY*
  • 5-speed manual transmission w/OD
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Four wheel drive
  • 2-speed manual shift-on-the-fly transfer case w/center disconnect
  • 58 amp-hour (540 CCA) maintenance-free battery w/battery-saver feature
  • 130 amp alternator
  • 4-pin trailer tow wiring
  • Fail-safe cooling feature
  • 6-1/2' pickup box w/tie-down hooks
  • 8' pickup box w/tie-down hooks
  • Flareside pickup box
  • Fuel tank skid plate
  • 6050# GVWR/2015# maximum payload
  • 6050# GVWR/1940# maximum payload
  • 6050# GVWR/1780# maximum payload
  • 6050# GVWR/1520# maximum payload {Upgrade required}
  • 6050# GVWR/1705# maximum payload
  • 6050# GVWR/1590# maximum payload
  • 6250# GVWR/1565# maximum payload
  • 6250# GVWR/1400# maximum payload
  • 6050# GVWR/2005# maximum payload
  • 6050# GVWR/1770# maximum payload
  • 6050# GVWR/1690# maximum payload
  • 6250# GVWR/1555# maximum payload
  • 3450# capacity twin forged SLA front axle
  • 3900# capacity twin forged SLA front axle
  • 3800# capacity rear axle
  • Front coil/rear leaf spring suspension
  • Front torsion bar/rear leaf spring suspension
  • Gas-pressurized shock absorbers
  • P235/70R16SL all-season SBR BSW tires
  • P255/70R16SL all-terrain SBR BSW tires
  • P255/70R16SL all-season SBR BSW tires
  • Full-size spare tire
  • Underframe crank-type spare tire carrier-inc: spare tire lock
  • 16" x 7.0" 5-stud argent grey styled steel wheels w/chrome hubs
  • Pwr steering
  • Pwr front/rear anti-lock disc brakes (ABS)
  • 24.5 gallon fuel tank
  • 25.0 gallon fuel tank
  • 30.0 gallon fuel tank

Exterior Features

  • Chrome front/rear step bumper
  • Black wheel opening moldings
  • Chrome headlamp surround & grille w/grey "egg crate" insert
  • Cargo box light
  • Dual black manual mirrors
  • Interval wipers
  • Black door handles
  • Dual rear access doors
  • Removable tailgate w/black handle

Interior Features

  • Cloth front full bench seat
  • Matching flip-up rear split bench seat
  • Black vinyl floor covering
  • Black polyurethane steering wheel
  • Instrumentation-inc: speedometer, voltmeter
  • Gauges-inc: oil pressure, engine coolant temp, fuel
  • Securilock anti-theft ignition
  • Manual air conditioning
  • Electronic AM/FM stereo radio w/cassette-inc: digital clock, (4) speakers
  • Dual instrument panel cup holders
  • Auxiliary pwr point in instrument panel
  • Removable instrument panel ash cup
  • Vinyl upper door trim w/integral armrest, map pocket
  • Dual A-pillar grab handles
  • Cloth sunvisors w/LH strap, RH mirror
  • Lights-inc: dome light w/dual map lights, underhood light
  • Back panel cover

Safety Features

  • Driver & front passenger airbags w/passenger-side deactivation switch
  • Pwr front/rear anti-lock disc brakes (ABS)
  • Outboard height-adjustable shoulder belts
  • Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH)

Options & Packages

2003 Ford F-150 Owner Reviews

215 Reviews
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My 2003 Ford F150 always there for me

2003 Ford F-150 XL

I own a 2003 Ford F150 XL stepside pickup crew cab With approximately 205,000 miles on it I've had a little trouble with his Ford F150 I've had two naps oil changes and general maintenance I had one blown spark plug that was quickly fixed and taken care of by the Ford dealership other than that I really haven't had any issues or problems with the truck it's been a good truck it's strong pulls the trailer that I can add pool for camping and it takes the loads that I packed into it or hauling for dumping I feel safe and comfortable in the truck it hard as air conditioning Power windows power door locks AM/FM CD stereo power steering overdrive for when hauling the trailer split bench seats with a drop-down consul pass-through back window. My F150 is a short bed and has always been able to haul or deliver on my demands of work for the day

- Curtis A

16 year old Ford runs and looks as good as new!

2003 Ford F-150 XL

We bought our Ford F-150 XL in 2003, and we have been and continue to be very pleased with it's reliability and comfort. In addition, although it is 16 years old, it's appearance seems current and appealing. We have maintained it according to schedules, and other than normal battery and tire replacements, there have been no problems. This is the best vehicle we have ever had, and expect it to last many more years.

- Linda L

Buying a Truck is a Good Idea!

2003 Ford F-150 XL

My truck has been very reliable despite the higher mileage. It always starts right up! It is built sturdy with enough room for people and groceries to fit in the backseat. It does not have 4 wheel drive, which is something I would strongly recommend getting if you purchase a truck! It gets stuck occasionally in the winter months during heavy snowfalls. Otherwise, it's an older and reliable model.

- Amber E

Small pick-up for BIG city driving!

2003 Ford F-150 XL

The Ford F-150 that I drive is an excellent vehicle. For city driving, an excellent choice. Long trip driving with children probably not such a good choice as the seats won't lean back since it is a single cab, seating is cramped for more than 2 people. Having the bed for so many different tasks is awesome. Easy to maneuver in parking lots. Love my truck

- Sonya A

Ford is the way to go if you want a good and reliable vehicle.

2003 Ford F-150 XL

I really am completely satisfied with my vehicle I don't really have any problems with it except the normal wear and tare it runs great even w high mileage it comfortable to ride up in short and long distance and rides smoothly. I would recommend it to anyone else to buy I've enjoyed having it as my vehicle Ford is tough.

- Tana G

It's a maroon 4 XL crew-cab. Been very sturdy and has over 300,000 miles.

2003 Ford F-150 XL

My ford has over 300,000 miles. I've had to do quite a bit of work, like out in a new engine. But it has always been pretty reliable over the years. I like it's large size to be able to move large objects easily. It doesn't get very good gas mileage, but most trucks don't. It's got a sturdy body, which is important.

- Ashley M

Very Great Truck for the family

2003 Ford F-150 XL

My truck is great when it comes to transportation. The mileage is great and can reach my destination with no problem at all. The truck is great for transporting the family in one trip. In all I really do enjoy this truck a lot. The only problems I have had is routine maintenance to maintain the truck

- Salvador V

f150 has a bench seat. Very reliable vehicle, no mechanical & electrical issues

2003 Ford F-150 XL

Check engine light on with p0171 and p0174 was a quick fix replace intake gaskets as well as isolator bolts and grommets Amazing 5 speed manual transmission. Very reliable. Some of the features is ABS system as well as Air conditioner and heater very helpful cruise control when driving long distance

- Jonathan G

Black, 2003 ford f-150 single cab.

2003 Ford F-150 XL

Even though my car is 16 years old, it is still a decent, reliable form of transportation. It has over 300,000 miles on but it still drives like a champ. In the 3 years that I have had it, I have only had to replace the starter and the fuel pump. All in all, it is still a good vehicle.

- Sean L

It's a great dependable ride!

2003 Ford F-150 XL

Our 2003 ford f150 4x4 has been very reliable and has had no major mechanical problems, it is a very comfortable ride for long distance travels. The gas mileage is around 15 on Hwy. It is jacked up with big tires so it would get a lot better fuel mileage with regular tires and no lift.

- Melanie R

Work truck built to work!

2003 Ford F-150 XL

Best truck I have ever owned. This truck has almost 200k. My place of employment uses this same make and model for their work trucks.. we have 6 trucks that currently have over 300k. I quit literally have no complaints about the vehicle and would buy another if I came across one

- Mike W

Ford tough is all you need when it comes to trucks.

2003 Ford F-150 XL

Really good truck and nicely constructed. The vehicle has really nice performance that you cannot get anywhere else for the value. It is really comfortable and has really nice seats that give you a really relaxing ride. It has a lot of features that standard vehicles do not have.

- Harry J

I live the cab to transport stuff with

2003 Ford F-150 XL

Rides smooth, ac works well. Can handle a wreck well too. I like that its 4 door. Very spacious. Leather seats are the best. Don't like the color. Other than that I like everything else about it. It's been making a clicking sound but I think that is from where I hit a mailbox

- Leah O

Great hauler with great comfortability. Looks great.

2003 Ford F-150 XL

Have had a few issues with this truck. The 4wd kept going out, the front end had to be rebuilt, new steering stabilizer, but drives nice and is pretty comfortable. Gets up and goes when you hit the gas pedal. Not great on gas mileage but is great for hauling things.

- Danielle L

It works! It gets the job done.

2003 Ford F-150 XL

My vehicle is extremely reliable. It hardly ever breaks down, and it takes me wherever I need to go. I use it as a working truck, so it really does get the job done. From carrying boxes upon boxes full with items, to carrying small pipes or other heavy items.

- Clement G

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