$21,795 - $31,700
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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
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XLT Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$21,795 - $31,700
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
  • 4-speed automatic transmission w/OD
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Four wheel drive
  • 2-speed manual shift-on-the-fly transfer case w/center disconnect
  • 2-speed electronic 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
  • 5-1/2' pickup box w/steel inner/composite outer panels-inc: tie-down hooks
  • Flareside pickup box
  • Fuel tank skid plate
  • Front tow hooks
  • 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
  • 6350# GVWR/1660# maximum payload
  • 6500# GVWR/1460# 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
  • P255/70R16SL all-season SBR OWL tires
  • Full-size spare tire
  • Underframe crank-type spare tire carrier-inc: spare tire lock
  • 16" x 7.0" 5-stud polished aluminum 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
  • Body-color wheel opening moldings
  • Chrome headlamp surround & grille w/grey "egg crate" insert
  • Body-color headlamp surround & grille w/grey "mesh" insert
  • Color-keyed door moldings
  • Fog lamps
  • Cargo box light
  • Dual black pwr mirrors
  • Dual body-color pwr mirrors
  • Rear quarter window flip-out glass
  • Rear window privacy glass
  • Rear quarter/rear window privacy glass
  • Rear compartment privacy glass
  • Speed-dependent interval wipers
  • Body-color door handles
  • Dual rear access doors
  • (4) full-size doors
  • Removable locking tailgate w/black handle

Interior Features

  • Cloth reclining front 40/60 split bench seat-inc: armrest/storage, driver & front passenger manual lumbar support
  • Matching fold-down 40/60 split rear bench seat w/head restraints
  • Matching flip-up rear split bench seat
  • Color-keyed carpeting
  • Color-keyed carpeted floor mats
  • Color-keyed carpeted front/rear floor mats
  • Color-keyed leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Tilt steering column
  • Pwr adjustable accelerator/brake pedals
  • Instrumentation-inc: speedometer, voltmeter
  • Instrumentation-inc: tachometer, speedometer, voltmeter
  • Tachometer
  • Gauges-inc: oil pressure, engine coolant temp, fuel
  • Pwr windows w/driver side one-touch down/delayed accessory pwr
  • Pwr door locks
  • Remote keyless entry-inc: (2) key fobs, illuminated entry
  • Speed control
  • Securilock anti-theft ignition
  • Manual air conditioning
  • Electronic AM/FM stereo radio w/single CD player-inc: digital clock, (4) speakers
  • Premium electronic AM/FM stereo radio w/single CD player-inc: digital clock, (4) speakers, speed compensated volume control
  • Cup holders-inc: (2) instrument panel, (1) front armrest, (2) rear seat
  • Dual instrument panel cup holders
  • Auxiliary pwr point in instrument panel
  • Auxiliary pwr points-inc: (1) instrument panel, (1) rear seat
  • Removable instrument panel ash cup
  • Vinyl upper door trim w/integral armrest, map pocket
  • Vinyl upper door trim panels w/integral armrest, front/rear map pockets
  • Dual A-pillar grab handles
  • Dual front/rear grab handles
  • Overhead console-inc: compass, outside air temp indicator, storage for sunglasses/garage door opener
  • Cloth sunvisors w/dual covered mirrors
  • Cloth sun visors
  • Dual covered visor vanity mirrors
  • Lights-inc: dome, dual front map, dual rear reading, underhood
  • 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
  • Front/rear outboard height-adjustable shoulder belts
  • Seat Integrated Restraints (SIR)
  • Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH)

2003 Ford F-150 Owner Reviews

215 Reviews
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Ford tough - truth in advertising.

2003 Ford F-150 XLT

Good gas mileage, very comfortable. Transmission issue at nearly 200,000 miles, would only drive in od. All in all, a very dependable, attractive ride. Bed side is excellent. I have had no problem hauling anything, ever. The interior is roomy and comfortable, for a truck. Like all vehicles, it is important to keep up with routine maintenance so that you do not have problems later. Most of the people I know that have had issues (not many) are due to zero maintenance or care until there's a problem. I would definitely buy again.

- April N

Ford F-150 XLT 4.6 Triton, it'll get you there

2003 Ford F-150 XLT

after 250000 miles with regular oil changes the only things that have gone out are things that are rated to go out at the 170000 mile marker anyways so by all means the thing is still running and running strong even after a year and a half of delivery driving work, other than that the only complaint I have is that the catalytic converter on the vehicle needs to be straight piped and is currently making the service engine light effectively making it harder to know when something else is acting up

- Cameron M

Personal Car/Usage, Recommended with simple details.

2003 Ford F-150 XLT

Have had my car for years, it's been getting me to places and what I need to get for me or my family Definitely enjoy my car, couldn't say I messed up on purchasing it nor can I say I made a wrong decision. If you need a vehicle similar to what I have, whether a normal car for work, family, haul certain things, moving belongings. I recommend this vehicle type.

- Mark A

A reliable and durable truck

2003 Ford F-150 XLT

It's been a great truck in my family for about 14 years, it's reliable and durable. I had a bad wreck in it and it survived with barely a scratch. Now that it's been through so much wear and tear, it has a lot of issues, like an oil leak and other little problems but it gets the job done still. It's never failed me

- Samuel T

Quality vehicle for work, pleasure and everyday use.

2003 Ford F-150 XLT

I have not had any problems. I don't like the gas mileage it gets, approximately 11 miles to the gallon, but for a large vehicle that is what I expect. The ride is rough, but there again it is a large vehicle. I use it to haul furniture for business, my grandchildren and my husband and myself. It fits our needs.

- Karen M

F:150: Love the way it handles and it's proven durability.

2003 Ford F-150 XLT

Car has handed down to me from my grandpa, in good condition. I have put tons of miles on it and it now has over 200,000 on it. I have never had to do any serious work to it, only some minor fixes. I love the way it handles. Even though it's only 2-wheel drive it'll usually come out of the mud if I end up there.

- Ben L

Older vehicle but made for comfort and usefulness.

2003 Ford F-150 XLT

low gas mileage but it has power when I need it. I had to replace major engine components such as the timing and the head gaskets but I love my truck! It is the supercrew style which I like very much it combines sedan feel with truck capabilities. It is an older truck but I still like the body style.

- Brandon C

Ford, built tough! Best truck you can own.

2003 Ford F-150 XLT

I love this truck, it's built tough! I am a ford brat, my whole family works at for, nothing and no one can tell me wrong about ford. The best in its class! No other brand beats ford by a long run! I would not purchase any other brand. Ford is it for me, the only brand out there that is the best!

- Cynthia R

I have a white f-150 xl the interior is still like brand new

2003 Ford F-150 XLT

Recently my car had been shaking a lot, we couldn't figure out what was wrong with it but after changing the spark plugs it went right back to normal. Other than that I can't really rely on my truck for about anything. I tried driving different cars but nothing feel the best like my ford truck

- Cecilia L

Hard working truck for v6

2003 Ford F-150 XLT

Really great truck. Almost 140,000 miles. Running strong. Even though only v6 it has pulled large loads of wood multiple times. No problems at all. Just need it to be 4x4. Because I do get stuck in the yard. Overall good work truck. Would recommend if only need 2 wheel drive.

- Gina H

Our truck it just right for us

2003 Ford F-150 XLT

I love my truck because it has a lot of room for me and my husband and our 4 kids to ride without being cramped up. It also has a lot of room in the back to put our stuff for trips.. We can pull our boat on it and go fishing.. And also the motor runs very good without a problem.

- Brandy F

Open the door at your own risk

2003 Ford F-150 XLT

Really low gas mileage, you can only open the back doors by opening the front doors, you need a lot of room to get out of the door because of the way it opens, easy to make door dings on other cars (which you will have to pay for), small cabin space (would recommend F250)

- Terri M

I love my ford truck. It is everything I need in a truck, roomy,smooth ride.

2003 Ford F-150 XLT

my truck is very reliable, no major problems. Rides good, plenty roomy. A navy blue, finish has held up good. Gas mileage 18 mpg on highway. Love the amount of room it has in it. The only thing I wish it was long wheelbase. Pulls good. As you can see I love my truck.

- Vicki G

Best built pickup truck. Comfort of a car.

2003 Ford F-150 XLT

Ford F-150 Crew Cab has all the interior space and comfort of a car but is the toughest pickup truck around. Enclosed boxed frame, 4.6 V8, Move to 4'4 without getting out to Lock in hubs, Cloth Interior, Power Windows & Locks, Terrific Stereo Sound, Plenty of Storage

- Kimberly N

My vehicle runs well with maintained maintenance.

2003 Ford F-150 XLT

Its runs good as long as I maintain service. Overtime I have noticed that it squeaks when driving not sure why. I haven't had any major problems just the usual ware and tare. It's typically me and my partner so it provides enough room for us. Standard am/ FM radio.

- Ashley H

My vehicle is a white Ford 51-50 and it is a good truck to drive with

2003 Ford F-150 XLT

I do not have any vehicle problems anymore, I had fixed my truck about a year ago with the breaks. The seating is comfortable, and all in all the truck runs great and is a beast. The features are all new due to putting in a new radio for Bluetooth options

- Amber R

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