Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,673 - $7,967
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
13 City / 17 HWY
Horsepower
275-285
Seats
4-9
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$5,673 - $7,967
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
13 City / 17 HWY
Horsepower
275-285
Seats
4-9

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2003 Chevrolet Tahoe Owner Reviews

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Tahoes are Great and last a long time

2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LS

Plus/Delta on the Tahoe: Plus - It has plenty of headroom (I am fairly tall) and good leg room. The door width is great, which is important for my mom She has limited mobility and needs the extra space to move into and out of the vehicle. Seating is comfortable - both in the front and in the second row. I opted for the bench seat, again for my size, and has been perfect. Bucket seats are sometimes too narrow for me, causing the seat belt connection to dig into my hip. Performance and reliability have been good. I am at 240k+ miles now. I opted for minimum features, so nothing fancy but everything (radio etc.) works. Delta - There have been some electrical issues, where sensors have needed replacing. This may be attributed to age and wear. However, issues have occurred at the most inopportune times - while on road trips. Since I rarely take long road trips anymore, it still is a great vehicle for local travel. Only other issue is the CD player ate a CD and no longer works. But I got basic audio equipment, and used the CD player ALL the time. So it is expected to wear out over time.

- Ro R

Spacious, Great for a big Family, not fuel efficient and has electrical issues.

2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LS

I love that the vehicle is large and roomy. Having room for nine people is great. I also like that the back row folds down and can also be removed. The downfalls for me are that the vehicle seems to be all over the road, I'm not sure if that's a mechanical issue or just normal for an SUV. Obviously when driving a large SUV, it's not good on gas at all, but I guess that's to be expected? The biggest issues I've had with the vehicle are that the fuel gauge does not work. When idling at a stop sign/light, the fuel gauge drops to empty and the gas light comes on. More often than not, even after filling the tank, the gauge will show empty and the gas light will be on, and it stays that way. So basically I never really know how much fuel I really have. Also, the Tow/Haul button is stuck on and will not go off.

- Chana F

Love the room and being able to see out.

2003 Chevrolet Tahoe

Normal wear and tare. It sits up high and you can see clearly what's in front of you and a around you. It is a very reliable vehicle. Never found a place I couldn't go. It tells you when it needs a oil change, or engine check, it lets you know if something is wrong. They are known to have a h2o sensor's to go bad. Love when it's cold outside and your butt is warm before the vehicle is. With heated seats. Does not take long for it to heat up or cool off. It's very roomy. Great for camping trips and still have plenty of room left. On windy days it's like driving a tank it does not blow all over the road. Cup holders are nice. It's easy to get in an out of. The seats have power to recline move forward and lumbar supports height to how high or low you want the seat.

- Amanda B

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Key Specs

Overview

Horsepower

Horsepower
275 - 285 hp
285 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
Vortec 4800 V8 SFI (275 HP [205.1 kW] @ 5200 rpm 290 lb.
VORTEC 4800 V8 SFI
VORTEC 5300 V8 SFI BI
VORTEC 5300 V8 SFI
LS PREFERRED EQUIPMENT GROUP 1SK
Vortec 5300 V8 SFI (285 HP [212.6 kW] @ 5200 rpm 325 lb.
VORTEC 5300 V8 SFI BI
VORTEC 5300 V8 SFI

Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.3 in.
41.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.7 in.
40.7 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38.6 in.
38.6 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
39.4 in.
39.4 in.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Entertainment System

Entertainment System
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

AC

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
4 - 8
5 - 7

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

3rd Row Seating

3rd Row Seating
Optional
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Running Boards

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P265/70R16
P265/70R17

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
116 in.
116 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.3 ft.
38.3 ft.

Width

Width
78.8 in.
78.8 in.

Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Horsepower

Horsepower
275 - 285 hp
285 hp

Torque

Torque
290 - 325 ft. lbs.
325 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
500 lbs.
500 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
8 Cylinders
8 Cylinders

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
26 gal.
26 gal.

Combined

Combined
15 - 17 mpg
15 - 16 mpg

City

City
13 - 14 mpg
13 - 14 mpg

Highway

Highway
17 - 19 mpg
17 - 18 mpg

Transmission

Overdrive

Overdrive

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional
Optional

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

    (Not Rated)

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
Not Tested

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety