2003 Buick LeSabre Reviews, Ratings & Specs

 or 
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,067 - $5,094
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
MPG (up to)
20 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
205
Seats
5-6

How 2003 Buick LeSabre Ranks In Its Class

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Ranks  
#11
  By Price
Ranks  
#7
  By Experts
Ranks  
#3
  By MPG

Buick LeSabre Models & Trims

Custom $3,067 - $4,712
Horsepower: 205 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15, 16 (in.) - Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Limited $3,281 - $5,094
Horsepower: 205 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 15, 16 (in.) - Aluminum, Chrome
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

3.98

This big car is not for this petite woman. Car is hard to see out of and park.

My car is older and requires a lot of maintenance. It is not good on gas mileage. My car is a large car which explains for the bad gas mileage. Because it is large, parking can be difficult, both because of small parking spots and for me because my viewing perception is bad. My next purchase will be a smaller car, easier to maneuver and much easier to park and has much better gas mileage.

Lei F
Helpful

2003 Buick Lesabre custom is a great buy.

For the most part my car is great. It seats 6 people legally and safely. My car gets good gas mileage to the gallon. It is kind of expensive to fill the tank, but that is every vehicle these days. My check engine light recently came on due to a misfire in my engine but all it needs is new coil packs which are inexpensive. Overall the 2003 Buick Lesabre custom is a great car for its age.

Rob B
Helpful

It is like driving a cloud.

I absolutely love my Buick. It is one of the most comfortable cars I have ever owned. It floats down the highway you feel like you are driving a cloud. Tons of legroom front and back with huge storage in the trunk. I get great gas mileage on the highway! And fairly decent gas mileage in the city. All the knobs and dials are all within arm's reach and a comfortable position.

Theresa S
Helpful

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$3,067 - $4,712
$3,281 - $5,094

Horsepower

Horsepower
205 (hp)
205 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.8L 3800 V6 SFI (205 HP [152.9 kW @ 5200 rpm, 230 lb., 3.8L 3800 V6 SFI (205 HP [152.9 kW] @ 5200 rpm, 230 lb.
3.8L 3800 V6 SFI (205 HP [152.9 kW @ 5200 rpm, 230 lb., 3.8L 3800 V6 SFI (205 HP [152.9 kW] @ 5200 rpm, 230 lb.
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional
Standard

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Optional
Optional
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Not Available
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.4 (in.)
42.4 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.8 (in.)
38.8 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
39.9 (in.)
39.9 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.8 (in.)
37.8 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
18 (cu. ft.)
18 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Not Available
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Not Available
Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Not Available
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Leather

Passengers

Passengers
5 - 6
5 - 6

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Optional
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional
Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Not Available
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Optional
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/60R16
P225/60R16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
112.2 (in.)
112.2 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
40.7 (ft.)
40.7 (ft.)

Length

Length
200 (in.)
200 (in.)

Width

Width
73.5 (in.)
73.5 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3567 (.lbs)
3591 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
205 (hp)
205 (hp)

Torque

Torque
230 (ft. lbs.)
230 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
100 (.lbs)
100 (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.5 (gal.)
18.5 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
25 (mpg)
25 (mpg)

City

City
20 (mpg)
20 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
29 (mpg)
29 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Air Suspension
Standard
Standard

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Not Available
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional
Optional
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional
Optional
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

Overall
Front
Side
Rollover

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
G
Side
N/A
Roof Strength
N/A
Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
G
Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • Brakes, 4-wheel anti-lock *
  • Air bags, frontal, driver & right front passenger
  • Safety belts, 3-point, driver & front passenger, belt-to-seat mounting & center lap
  • Safety belts, 3-point, rear, all positions
  • Door locks, child security, rear
  • Daytime running lamps *
  • Horn, dual note, high & low
  • Air bags, side-impact, driver & right front passenger
  • Traction control, all-speed *

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

Reliability results are currently not available.

Safety Recalls (1)

Recall
Report Receipt Date:
NHTSA Campaign:
02V222
Summary:
Certain passenger cars, minivans, and sport utility vehicles have an air bag inflator on the driver's side that could fracture at a weld during a deployment. Pieces of the inflator could strike and injure vehicle occupants, and the air bag cushion would not inflate fully, reducing the capability of the bag to protect the driver.
Consequence:
Remedy:
Dealers will inspect and replace, if necessary, the air bag module assembly on the driver's side. The manufacturer reported that owner notification was expected to begin during September 2002. Owners who do not receive the free remedy within a reasonable time should contact Buick at 1-800-521-7300, Cadillac at 1-800-458-8006, Chevrolet at 1-800-222-1020, GMC at 1-800-462-8782, Oldsmobile at 1-800-442-6537, or Pontiac at 1-800-762-2737.

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