Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,894 - $14,286
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
11 City / 12 HWY
Horsepower
200-285
Seats
3-6
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,894 - $14,286
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
11 City / 12 HWY
Horsepower
200-285
Seats
3-6

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Models & Trims

2003 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Owner Reviews

4.38

126 Reviews

53% 33% 12% 2% 1 star 0%

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I pretty much said it all and more. I hope the new trucks now have less problem then what I had with this 2003 Silverado 1500 LS 5.3L

I have had one oxygen sensor go out and a fuel regulator go out. Also after my three year warranty was up the anti-lock brake system when out and I never have fixed it because it costs 1500.00 to replace the part and then reprogram the system. A bell goes off every so often letting you know to service the brake system, it is kind of irritating to always hear but I have gotten use to it over 14 years of it. That should have been a recall but they never did because they didn't want to have to pay for it. I was pissed about that. There was a recall on the gage cluster going out and they replaced that but still charge you for the labor which was close to 200.00, a scam as far as I am concerned. It only took like a year and the oil gauge died by it self and has been dead ever since. They also had a steering shaft problem that I have replace twice. So it had problems from the factory which is bogus. I still only have 98,000 miles on it now it is a 2003'. The paint was not very good either its falling off. Still runs good but I don't want to keep it to much longer cause the drive train will start going out and I don't want to pay that bill rather get rid of it. On a scale of 5 being best I would give the truck quality a 2.5-3 that's about it. They also had recalled the tailgate cables they would break at anytime. How the new trucks now are I have no idea what problems they may have. You got the whole story on this truck. lol

- timothy k

This truck has a special place in our family and it will be passed down.

The Silverado was the first truck and only new vehicle I have ever bought. It is a 2003 and to this day I still rely on this truck to get me around. It has been to every trip out of state with my family and I. For performance we had to replace a few things engine wise. The fuel pump gave out, transmission last year gave out, the usually maintenance was always done in order for me to have a working truck. I have had to replace bulbs, my door lock on the door finally stopped working but that was an easy fix. This year my air conditioner stopped working and got that fixed as well. My truck has seen it all, from moving state to state, vacations, kids growing up, fixes and repairs, I still would never get another truck.

- Jennifer D

Dependable, durable Chevy tuff and comfortable. This is my heartbeat of American.

I have a one owner 03 Chevy truck and it has over 168000 miles on it and the only thing I have had to replace is a hairline cracked water pump once it was 10 years old and now at 15 years it still runs like a champ, smooth and quiet with no rattles or vibrations. Not even a check engine light on. Interior has held up very well, it's not electric wind/seats but equipment has held up also and still gets 18-20 mpg. This has been and still is a wonderful truck and I would recommend this to anyone. Thank you Chevy for keeping me safe and always getting me where I need to be.

- Tanya S

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Key Specs

Category Name: Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$6,894 - $9,903
$8,697 - $11,150

Horsepower

Horsepower
285 hp
200 - 285 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
Vortec 5300 V8 SFI (285 HP [212.6 kW] @ 5200 rpm 325 lb.
VORTEC 5300 V8 SFI
VORTEC 5300 V8 SFI FLEXIBLE FUEL
FLEXIBLE
Vortec 4300 V6 MFI (200 HP [149.2 kW] @ 4600 rpm 260 lb.
Vortec 4800 V8 SFI (270 HP [201.4 kW] @ 5200 rpm 285 lb.
Vortec 5300 V8 SFI (285 HP [212.6 kW] @ 5200 rpm 325 lb.
VORTEC 4300 V6 MFI
VORTEC 4800 V8 SFI
VORTEC 5300 V8 SFI
VORTEC 5300 V8 SFI FLEXIBLE FUEL
FLEXIBLE
Interior Features

Category Name: Convenience & Comfort

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Optional

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.3 in.
41.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
41 in.
41 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
33.7 in.
33.7 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
38.4 in.
38.4 in.

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
43.5 - 70.7 cu. ft.
43.5 - 70.7 cu. ft.

Category Name: Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Optional

Category Name: Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
3 - 6

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Exterior Features

Category Name: Accessories

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Optional

Running Boards

Running Boards
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
143.5 - 157.5 in.
119 - 157.5 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.4 - 51.1 ft.
37.4 - 51.1 ft.

Width

Width
78.5 - 83.5 in.
78.5 - 83.5 in.
Mechanical Specs

Category Name: Engine & Performance

Horsepower

Horsepower
285 hp
200 - 285 hp

Torque

Torque
325 ft. lbs.
260 - 325 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
600 .lbs
600 .lbs

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
26 - 34 gal.
26 - 34 gal.

Combined

Combined
11 - 6 mpg
11 - 6 mpg

City

City
10 - 11 mpg
10 - 11 mpg

Highway

Highway
12 mpg
12 mpg

Category Name: Transmission

Overdrive

Overdrive
Optional
Optional
Safety Features

Category Name: Features

Tow Hooks

Tow Hooks

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional
Optional

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

    N/A
  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety