Specs for 2002 Dodge 1500

Changes this model year:
Debut of new body style brings a quad cab with forward opening doors

Engines

Engine 3.7L V6 4.7L V8 5.9L V8
Fuel Gas Gas Gas
Valvetrain SOHC 2V SOHC 2V OHV 2V
Block composition Iron Iron Iron
Head composition Aluminum Aluminum Iron
Bore / Stroke 3.40 x 3.66 3.40 x 3.66 4.00 x 3.58
Horsepower 215hp 235hp 245hp
Horsepower (rpm) 5200rpm 4600rpm 4000rpm
Torque 235lb-ft 290lb-ft 335lb-ft
Torque (rpm) 4000rpm 3600rpm 3200rpm
Notes
Years in common 2002 - 2012 2002 - 2007 2002 - 2003

Transmissions

Transmission NV3550 45RFE 545RFE 46RE
Speeds 5 4 5 4
Type Manual Automatic Automatic Automatic
Gear ratio 1 4.01 3.00 3.00 2.45
Gear ratio 2 2.32 1.67 1.67 1.45
Gear ratio 3 1.40 1.00 1.00 1.00
Gear ratio 4 1.00 0.75 0.75 0.69
Gear ratio 5 0.78 0.67
Gear ratio reverse 3.55 3.00 3.00
Notes 2nd 1.50:1 on 3-2. 3.7L & 4.7L 2nd 1.50:1 on 3-2. 5.7L V8 only. 5.9L only

Transfer Case

Model Type Low Range Ratio Case Material Notes
NV241 Chain 2.71 Aluminum
NV243 Chain 2.71 Aluminum Electric shift

Axle Ratios

Engine Transmission Standard axle ratio Optional axle ratios Notes
3.55 3.92

Interior Dimensions

Cab Type Headroom (F/R) Hiproom (F/R) Legroom (F/R) Shoulder room (F/R) Volume (F/R)
Regular 40.9 41
QuadCab 40.9/40 unk 41/36.4 unk

Exterior Dimensions

Drive Cab Type Bed length (cab-to-axle for chassis cab) Wheelbase Length Width Height Liftover height Open tailgate to ground Turning circle (curb to curb) Rear axle clearance Approach angle Departure angle Ramp breakover angle Fuel capacity Base curb weight GVWR
4x2 Regular 6.5 ft 120.5in 209.7in 79.6in 74.5 53.4 33.5 41.5ft 8.1 16.7 25.1 21.4 34.0gal 4542lb 6350lb
4x2 Regular 6.5 ft 120.5in 209.7in 79.6in 74.5 53.4 33.5 41.5ft 8.1 16.7 25.1 21.4 26.0gal 4542lb 6350lb
4x4 Regular 6.5 ft 120.5in 209.7in 79.6in 76.2 55.0 35.1 42.5ft 9.7 19.6 26.8 25.1 34.0gal 4906lb 6350lb
4x4 Regular 6.5 ft 120.5in 209.7in 79.6in 76.2 55.0 35.1 42.5ft 9.7 19.6 26.8 25.1 26.0gal 4906lb 6350lb
4x2 Regular 8 ft 140.5in 229.7in 79.6in 73.6 52.7 32.8 47.0ft 7.4 15.7 23.1 18.3 35.0gal 4753lb 6550lb
4x2 QuadCab 6.5 ft 140.5in 227.7in 79.6in 74.2 52.6 32.7 47.0ft 7.4 15.7 24.0 18.3 26.0gal 4877lb 6650lb
4x2 QuadCab 6.5 ft 140.5in 227.7in 79.6in 74.2 52.6 32.7 47.0ft 7.4 15.7 24.0 18.3 34.0gal 4877lb 6650lb
4x4 Regular 8 ft 140.5in 229.7in 79.6in 76.0 54.9 35.0 44.2ft 9.7 19.8 25.8 23.2 35.0gal 5073lb 6550lb
4x4 QuadCab 6.5 ft 140.5in 227.7in 79.6in 76.5 54.9 35.0 47.0ft 9.7 19.8 26.6 23.2 34.0gal 5184lb 6650lb
4x4 QuadCab 6.5 ft 140.5in 227.7in 79.6in 76.5 54.9 35.0 47.0ft 9.7 19.8 26.6 23.2 26.0gal 5184lb 6650lb
4x2 QuadCab 8 ft 160.5in 249.7in 79.6in 74.0 52.6 32.7 52.5ft 7.4 15.9 23.0 17.2 35.0gal 5070lb 6650lb
4x4 QuadCab 8 ft 160.5in 249.7in 79.6in 76.4 54.8 34.9 52.5ft 9.7 19.9 25.7 22.0 35.0gal 5443lb 6800lb

Axles & Driveline

Drive Front axle type Front axle identifier Front GAWR (min) Front GAWR (max) Rear axle type Rear axle identifier Rear GAWR (min) Rear GAWR (max) Notes
4x2 Torsion bar independent unk 3650lb Leaf spring solid axle Chrylser 8.375 3900lb
4x2 - - 3650lb - Chrylser 9.25 3900lb 5.7L
4x4 - - 3900lb - Chrylser 8.375 3900lb
4x4 - - 3900lb - Chrylser 9.25 3900lb 5.7L

Brakes, Wheels & Tires

Front brake type Disc
Front brake diameter/size 13.22in
Front brake total swept area 126.50sq in
Rear brake type Disc
Rear brake diameter/size 13.85
Rear brake total swept area 121.10sq in
Tires, standard P245/70 R17
Tires, optional
P265/70 R17
P275/55 R20
LT275/70 R17 C
P275/60 R20
Wheel size, standard 17x8.0
Wheel size, optional 20x9.0
Notes

Towing

Engine Trans Axle ratio GCWR Max loaded trailer weight Notes
3.7L V6 NV3550 3.55, 3.92 8000
3.7L V6 45RFE 3.55, 3.92 8500
4.7L V8 NV3550 3.55 9500
4.7L V8 NV3550 3.92 9500 w/ 20" wheels or LT275 tires
4.7L V8 NV3550 3.92 10500
4.7L V8 545RFE 3.55 11500
4.7L V8 545RFE 3.92 11500 w/ 20" wheels or LT275 tires
4.7L V8 545RFE 3.92 12500
5.7L V8 545RFE 3.55 13000
5.7L V8 545RFE 3.92 13000 w/ 20" wheels or LT275 tires
5.7L V8 545RFE 3.92 14000