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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
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Base Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19-21 City / 29-32 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • Engine, 3.4L 3400 V6 SFI (180 HP [134.2 kW] @ 5200 rpm, 205 lb.-ft. [276.7 N-m @ 4000 rpm)
  • Transmission, 4-speed automatic, electronically controlled w/overdrive
  • Axle, 2.86 ratio
  • Front wheel drive
  • Suspension, 4-wheel independent, Touring
  • Tires, P225/60R16, all-season, blackwall
  • Tire, spare, compact
  • Wheels, 16" (40.6 cm) steel w/bolt-on covers
  • Steering, power, rack-&-pinion
  • Brakes, 4-wheel disc
  • Fuel capacity, approximate, 17 gallon (64 liters)
  • Exhaust, stainless-steel

Exterior Features

  • Moldings, bodyside, Charcoal
  • Moldings, rocker, Charcoal
  • Headlamps, halogen, composite-inc: automatic exterior lamp control
  • Daytime running lamps
  • Mirrors, outside rearview, power, body-color
  • Glass, Solar-Ray light tinted
  • Wipers, intermittent, front

Interior Features

  • Seats, front Cloth 60/40 split-bench-inc: driver & front passenger 2-way manual adjuster, driver & front passenger manual recline, front passenger seatback storage, front center console w/storage & armrest & fixed-back rear
  • Cupholders, dual, front armrest
  • Steering column, Tilt-Wheel, adjustable
  • Monitor, engine oil-wear
  • Door locks, power, programmable, enhanced safety-inc: lockout protection
  • Keyless entry, remote
  • Windows, power-inc: driver express-down & passenger lockout
  • Trunk release, power
  • Theft-deterrent system, PASSLock
  • Air conditioning, dual-zone, manual-inc: individual climate settings for driver & right front passenger, manual climate control & rear seat heating/ cooling outlets
  • Air filtration system-inc: pollen filter
  • Defogger, rear-window, electric
  • Sound system, ETR AM/FM stereo w/cassette player-inc: Radio Data System, seek-&-scan, digital clock, auto tone control, automatic volume, TheftLock & 6 speakers in 4 locations
  • Antenna, integral, rear
  • Mirror, inside rearview, manual day/night-inc: dual reading lights
  • Visors, vanity mirrors, driver & front passenger, covered-inc: extendable sunshades
  • Lighting, interior-inc: trunk, instrument panel-mounted ashtray & delayed entry/exit w/theater dimming

Safety Features

  • Brakes, 4-wheel disc
  • Air bags, frontal, driver & right front passenger
  • Trunk emergency release handle
  • Tether anchors, rear, top & lower, for child safety seat, LATCH anchorage system
  • Daytime running lamps

Options & Packages

Seat Trim

Seats, custom trim package ($781)

  • Custom Cloth
  • 6-way power driver seat
  • Driver manual lumbar
  • Driver & front passenger manual recline
  • Front passenger seatback storage
  • Front center console w/storage & armrest & split-folding rear w/armrest & cupholder

Additional Options

Seating comfort package ($445)

  • (AG2) Seat adjuster
  • Power
  • Front passenger 6-way & (KA1) Seats
  • Heated
  • Driver & front passenger

2003 Chevrolet Impala Owner Reviews

152 Reviews
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Good, Dependable Family Car

2003 Chevrolet Impala Base

This car was great when new but requires a lot of maintenance once you put over 75,000 miles on it. Having said that, I now have over 210,000 miles on it. These cars tend to have a security problem that I know other people have had as well. Occasionally, the car will not start so you have to leave the key turned on for 10 minutes then it will start. You never know why or when this will happen but it seems to happen more often when it is hot than during the cooler months. The car has continued to get good gas mileage. It is very roomy and comfortable for long trips. Trunk is very large with plenty of room when vacationing. Back seats do lay flat so you can haul longer items through the trunk. Considering it is 16 years old, it has been a good, reliable car and I would recommend it.

- Crystal G

2003 Chevy Impala is a perfect first car for anyone

2003 Chevrolet Impala Base

I've never encountered any problems with my car. It has nearly 130000 miles but runs perfectly fine. The biggest problem I've had with the vehicle has been a slight break and gas pedal problem which is easily fixed by turning the car off and back on again. The problem only happens when you first turn the car on, and does not affect the ability the vehicle. It's a large car, with six seats total and a very large trunk. Perfect for traveling! Never had a problem in the snow, either. It is an older car and does not have an aux or USB port, but there are ways to work around those. Overall, it's been a wonderful car.

- Grace M

Low maintenance needed. Very spacious! Dual temp feature in the front.

2003 Chevrolet Impala Base

I've had my Impala for almost 6 years now. I have not had any major issues that I've had to fix. The cabin noise is a little loud but not too loud that you can't have a conversation with people in the car. The truck space is one of the best things about this car. I can fit so much stuff in the trunk. Also, the back seat is very spacious which is nice for passengers. It has dual temp in the front. I wish it had a CD player but I think it was made before those became popular. One thing I wish was different is the cup holder. They are both the same size so you can't fit larger cups in them.

- Rachel M

If buy used get 3/4 mechanics to look at to make sure do not have lot of problems.

2003 Chevrolet Impala Base

Had a lot of problems with thermostat, radiator, and water pump. Also, the neutral safety switch went out twice. Rack and pin had to be replaced as well. After that all was finally fixed it drove great and rode smooth. It was very easy to control. A decent stereo system. Taught both of my kids how to drive in that car. Would get another if I knew the problems wouldn't happen again.

- Nikki L

The Chevy Impala has been a staple, American family car for decades.

2003 Chevrolet Impala Base

The 2003 Chevrolet Impala is a great vehicle. I am nearly passing the 200,000 mile marker, and the vehicle continues to run great. If you keep up on oil changes and tune ups, this car will last you a good long time. The gas mileage is great. The only complaint is that this year's make and model does have a tendency to rust out around the base of the doors and on the fenders.

- Zac P

A Recommended Best Quality Vehicle

2003 Chevrolet Impala Base

Even though it is an older vehicle, it is still one of the most reliable vehicles I have purchased. Comfortable set up and love the space it offers. There are only a few issues with the wipers and a leak in the windshield but easy enough fixes. I have had to replace the power steering pump. But for its age, it is a great quality reliable vehicle.

- Cassandra M

Regular car but no aux cord

2003 Chevrolet Impala Base

It doesn't have an aux cord or cassette slot where I could use an aux adapter so I have to listen to the radio. It drives well but it's just what you would expect from a car from that year. There are no astounding technological advances or anything to set it apart from the competition. It's just a regular old car.

- Ivana M

Mid sized sedan with room for the whole family.

2003 Chevrolet Impala Base

Our car is very reliable. It does okay on gas, not the worst but not the best. Leather seats are easy to clean with kids and a dog. Lots and lots of leg room for everyone and lots of trunk space. There was one previous owner that kept the car very clean. The air conditioner blows cold and the heater blows hot.

- Kayla W

The Impala - A Durable Tank

2003 Chevrolet Impala Base

Overall, I'm quite pleased with my 2003 Chevrolet Impala. For a high mileage vehicle, it still runs very good and seems to be reliable. I maintain it regularly, and have only had issues with the transmission when I purchased it (around 130k miles). I've driven 40k miles on it since then and am quite pleased.

- Ryan E

Stylish, comfortable, dependable...

2003 Chevrolet Impala Base

I have owned my car for over 10 years without any major issues with it is performance. I am very comfortable knowing that as long as I keep up with servicing and maintenance that if need be, I can service my car, put a thousand mile road trip on it and be secure with it is performance. Very dependable car!

- Ayesha D

Old reliable. Gets me where I'm going.

2003 Chevrolet Impala Base

My car has a few issues going on the body control module is a big issue keeps the battery light on. The car a/c doesn't work. Comfort is ok but could use more room it get me from point a to point b. Just a standard sedan that seats five but middle console raises to make another seat for one more.

- Judy S

It's a Good car for being old

2003 Chevrolet Impala Base

The car security light is my main complaint. When this comes on I have to wait 10 mins before I can even start my car. I like the car itself as in it runs good and gets me where I need to go. The gas mileage is good also. It's just an old car with not as many features as the newer ones

- Katie B

Trunk opens inside the car.

2003 Chevrolet Impala Base

Very hard on gas. A little too low to the ground. Not as comfortable as I thought it should be but it always get me where I need to go. I do like the sunroof and the trunk is very large. I can open the trunk from inside the car. It has power windows and door locks which I like.

- Patricia S

The impala: a non-'car person' view!

2003 Chevrolet Impala Base

The impala is very comfortable. Good air conditioning. The engine is very fast. It does use quite a bit of gas very quickly so gas mileage is bad. The displays are very easy to read. I have only had little repairs in the 5 years I've owned it. The engine seems high performing.

- Fox K

I love the spacious back seat.

2003 Chevrolet Impala Base

It is spacious. It has a big back seat. Gas mileage is okay. It is not great but it is not the worst either. It is a good point a to point b car. I love the way it kind of sits up on the road while driving. Sitting in the backseat during a long car ride is not bad either.

- Lisa G

Rides smooth and lovely car.

2003 Chevrolet Impala Base

Car rides smooth and nice. Enough space to fit 6 people. Car has enough space for camping.Mpg is very lovely. It has power windows. Tires are nice and reliable. I have had this car for four years now. The problems I had with the car is the head gaskets and wheel bearings.

- Nana P

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