$37,960 - $42,160

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SLE Key Features & Specs

$37,960 - $42,160
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
13-14 City / 17-18 HWY

SLE Features & Specs

Interior Features

  • SLE decor
  • Seats, front Custom Cloth 40/20/40 split-bench, 3-passenger, driver & passenger manual reclining, outboard head restraints, center fold-down storage armrest, 6-way power adjustable driver seat & rear storage pockets
  • Seats, middle Custom Cloth 60/40 split-folding bench, 3-passenger w/center armrest, storage tray & rear passenger easy entry
  • Seats, rear 3rd row Custom Cloth bench, 3-passenger, 1-piece removable
  • Cupholders, driver & passenger side in 3rd row side trim
  • Cupholders, in front seating area
  • Smoker's Package-inc: ashtray & lighter
  • Floor covering, color-keyed carpeting
  • Floormats, color-keyed, carpeted front & 2nd row, removable
  • Steering column, Tilt-Wheel, adjustable-inc: brake/transmission shift
  • Steering column, Tilt-Wheel, adjustable-inc: brake/transmission shift interlock
  • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped rim, Black
  • Instrumentation, analog-inc: speedometer, odometer w/trip odometer, fuel level, voltmeter, engine temperature, oil pressure, tachometer
  • Warning tones, headlamp on, key-in-ignition, driver safety belt unfasten, turn signal on
  • Windows, power-inc: driver express-down & lockout features
  • Door locks, power programmable-inc: lockout protection
  • Cruise control, electronic w/set & resume speed-inc: telltale in instrument panel cluster
  • Keyless entry, remote-inc: 2 transmitters, panic button & content theft alarm
  • Air conditioning, tri-zone, manual, individual climate settings for driver, right front passenger & rear passengers-inc: front & rear HVAC systems
  • Heater & defogger-inc: front & side window defoggers, rear passenger heating ducts & heater, rear auxiliary
  • Defogger, rear-window, electric
  • Sound system, ETR AM/FM stereo w/CD & cassette player-inc: seek-&-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, speed-compensated volume, TheftLock, random select, auto-reverse cassette & Radio Data System (RDS)
  • Sound system feature, 8-speakers
  • Power outlets, auxiliary, 2 on instrument panel, 1 in cargo area, 12-volt
  • Door trim, lights on front doors, side reflectors on rear doors
  • Armrests, driver & passenger doors, padded
  • Mirror, inside rearview, electrochromic (light-sensitive auto-dimming), 8-point compass, outside temperature indicator & right front passenger air bag status
  • Console, overhead mini-inc: map lights & rear seat HVAC controls
  • Visors, padded, Shale-colored, driver & passenger side w/cloth trim, extenders, illuminated vanity mirrors & corner storage pockets on back of visors
  • Assist handles, front passenger & outboard 2nd row seats
  • Coat hooks, driver & passenger side, rear seat & cargo area
  • Lighting, dome lamp, driver & passenger side door switch w/delayed entry feature, cargo lamps, door handle or keyless remote activated illuminated entry w/ground illumination, map lights in front & 2nd seat positions
  • Storage bin, behind rear driver side quarter panel

Exterior Features

  • Luggage rack, roof-mounted, Black
  • Bumper, front, chrome
  • Bumper, rear, chrome step-inc: pad
  • Air dam, Gray
  • Moldings, bodyside, body-color, w/bright insert
  • Moldings, wheel opening lip
  • Grille, chrome surround
  • Headlamps, dual halogen composite-inc: flash-to-pass feature & automatic lamp control
  • Fog lamps, front, rectangular, halogen
  • Mirrors, outside rearview, foldaway, power adjustable, heated, color-keyed
  • Glass, Solar-Ray deep tinted (all windows except light tinted glass on windshield, driver & front passenger)
  • Wipers, intermittent, front wet-arm w/pulse washers
  • Body, liftgate w/liftglass, rear door system-inc: rear-window wiper/washer

Safety Features

  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
  • Air bags, frontal, driver & right front passenger-inc: Passenger Sensing System
  • Brake/transmission shift interlock
  • Traction assist system, electronic

Mechanical Features

  • Engine, Vortec 5300 V8 SFI Bi-Fuel, capable of running on unleaded or up to 85% ethanol (285 HP [212.6 kW] @ 5200 rpm, 325 lb.-ft. [438.7 N-m] @ 4000 rpm)
  • Engine, Vortec 6000 V8 SFI (320 HP [238.7 kW] @ 5000 rpm , 360 lb.-ft. [486.6 N-m] @ 4000 rpm)
  • Transmission, 4-speed automatic, electronically controlled w/overdrive & tow/ haul mode
  • Transmission, 4-speed automatic, heavy-duty, electronically controlled w/overdrive, tow/haul mode & (KNP) Cooling, external transmission oil cooler
  • Tow/haul mode selector, button located at end of shift lever
  • Transfer case, electronic Autotrac-inc: push-button controls
  • Traction assist system, electronic
  • Rear wheel drive
  • 4-wheel drive
  • Differential, locking, heavy-duty, rear
  • Battery, heavy-duty, 600 cold-cranking amps-inc: rundown protection & retained accessory power
  • Alternator, 145 amps
  • Cooling, external transmission oil cooler, auxiliary, heavy-duty air-to-oil
  • Cooling, external engine oil cooler, heavy-duty air-to-oil, integral to driver side of radiator
  • Trailering wiring harness, 7-wire
  • Recovery hooks, 2 front, frame-mounted
  • GVWR, 7000 lbs. (3175 kg)
  • GVWR, 7200 lbs. (3266 kg)
  • GVWR, 8600 lbs. (3901 kg)
  • Suspension Package, Premium Smooth Ride
  • Suspension Package, Handling/Trailering, heavy-duty
  • Suspension, front, independent torsion bar, & stabilizer bar
  • Suspension, rear, multi-link w/coil springs
  • Suspension, rear, multi-stage leaf springs
  • Tires, P265/70R16, all-season touring, blackwall
  • Tires, LT245/75R16E, all-season, blackwall
  • Tire carrier, outside spare, winch-type mounted under frame at rear, w/matching tire
  • Tire carrier, outside spare, lockable
  • Wheels, 4 - 16" x 7" (40.6 cm x 17.8 cm) 6-lug bright machined aluminum-inc: steel spare
  • Wheels, 4 - 16" x 6.5" (40.6 cm x 16.5 cm) 8-lug polished forged aluminum -inc: chrome center caps & steel spare
  • Steering, power
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
  • Fuel capacity, approximate, gallon (liters) 31 (123)
  • Fuel capacity, approximate, gallon (liters) 37 (146)
  • Exhaust, aluminized stainless-steel muffler & tailpipe
  • Tools, mechanical jack & wheel wrench, gloves & courtesy mat, stored in rear quarter trim

Options & Packages

Suspension Pkg

Suspension package, autoride, bi-state variable shock dampening & rear air-assisted load-leveling ($1,170)


    Sound system plus package ($750)

    • (UC6) Sound system
    • ETR AM/FM stereo w/in-dash 6-disc CD changer
    • (U2K) Sound system feature
    • Satellite XM digital sound system (requires extra charge customer paid subscription) & (UK3) steering wheel mounted controls for audio & driver information center

    Additional Options

    Skid plate package ($95)

    • Aluminum front underbody shield starting behind front bumper & running to 1st cross-member
    • Protecting front underbody
    • Oil pan
    • Differential case & transfer case
    • Frame-mounted shields

    Snow plow prep package ($118)

    • Instrument panel switch
    • Roof beacon wiring
    • Forward lamp wiring & torsion bar

    Cargo package ($204)

    • Cargo shade
    • Cargo net
    • Cargo mat & luggage rack center rails

    2003 GMC Yukon Owner Reviews

    115 Reviews
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    Great family vehicle, practical and reliable! ( and is not a minivan).

    2003 GMC Yukon SLE

    We bought our GMC Yukon Denali used about 3-4 years ago. I really like the size of the vehicle. It's not quite as big as a suburban but does transport my family of five, plus a friend just fine. I really like the leather interior and the captains chairs in the middle row versus a bench. Both captains chairs and the back seat bench are removable or collapsible which has come in super handy, especially when traveling or just going grocery shopping. The side mirrors electronically fold in for tight parking situations, they also electronically fold back out. The front seats and the captains chairs in the middle are all heated seats. This feature is super ideal during those cold winter months. Front seats are electric seats. There really has not been any problems with our GMC Yukon. The check engine light has lit up on several occasions and after taking it in to have it looked at, we were told that this was a sensor reset button issue and that was all. I pay about $60 in gas to fill up the tank, which is not too bad for a bigger vehicle. Overall we are very pleased with our selection of a GMC Yukon!

    - Stephanie T

    Deluxe SUV with the modern features and superior performance.

    2003 GMC Yukon SLE

    I haven't really had any mechanical issues with my Yukon Denali. It is a good looking yet sporty looking model which runs well with the larger v8 engine. It has all the electronics features you would want in your vehicle along with the fabulous Bose stereo system. This video has leather interior and on board navigation system with OnStar subscription. Has been very dependable and pleasing to the eye. Only thing I wish were better was the fuel economy. This car suited well for larger families with busy schedules. I love mine and have no regrets.

    - Dana S

    Yukon XL 2003 review. Great truck with a lot of space.

    2003 GMC Yukon SLE

    I love my truck. It runs great for an older vehicle. I've done some work to it over the years obviously, as any older vehicle will need. Keep the maintenance up and it will run solid. It's very spacious and we love taking it out to the beach and for trips. Third row seats come in handy that easily remove for extra space. I do wish it was a 4 wheel drive. This truck was not made for gas efficiency, but if that's what you're looking for, a truck is not for you.

    - Chelsea S

    Best car ever with much space.

    2003 GMC Yukon SLE

    I love that there are plenty of seats for when taking road trip with a lot of people. If not all seats are being used the middle and back row can be folded down for more room in the trunk. I've used mine to travel a lot and have moved twice just using my car. Best investment ever. It's very reliable never had any major issues with it by just keeping up with maintenance which honesty isn't much beside oil change and such.

    - J D

    My Yukon is safe & durable. It has lasted the tough testing of time & 4 kids.

    2003 GMC Yukon SLE

    I love the size and how well it handles. It holds all my kids and still have room to put grocery bags. I am not the 1st owner and I have made several repairs to the water pump and control arm on the driver side. It has been strong and safe for my family. I'm happy to own it. I just wish the paint wasn't chipping away and the sun visors and headliner are ripping on their own.

    - Toni L

    This car was built to last.

    2003 GMC Yukon SLE

    The only problem I've had is with the water pump. We've also had to replace the alternator. Both of were replaced by my husband who has no mechanical skills using YouTube. The car is extremely comfortable and built to last. It's performance is smooth even though I wish it had a tighter suspension. I'm only 5'2 but I can see clearly when driving the vehicle.

    - Melissa S

    The Yukon I drive has many amenities!!

    2003 GMC Yukon SLE

    It is a really awesome ride but it sucks gas in town and sometimes is hard to maneuver into small places. Overall I really love it but wish I had an economical vehicle for long trips. My Yukon had DVD player and has 3rd row seating also. The stereo is a Bose, which is one of the very best in the market!

    - Lisa S

    2003 GMC Yukon Denali 3rd row seating

    2003 GMC Yukon SLE

    It's older so more problems are arising as the years pass but it's lasted for being 16 years old. Rear heating/cooling went out. Oil needs to be changed more often with over 300 thousand miles on it. Very little rust damage to exterior except floor runners are starting to rust out at the holding spots

    - Kelsey M

    Owning a Yukon has been overall a good experience.

    2003 GMC Yukon SLE

    I am not the 1st owner but overall the Yukon is roomy and safe. Decent on gas and fluids are easy to check and change. I have replaced the water pump radiator and thermostat at 150,000 miles. Only issues I have are aesthetic. Paint chipping and interior fabrics tearing and deteriorating.

    - TONI L

    Love the comfort and space.

    2003 GMC Yukon SLE

    I absolutely love my Yukon. We've put over 80,000 miles on it and it's still going strong. Ours has almost 235,000 miles on it total. It is roomy even in the back seat. I do wish it had a 3rd seat. It has all the get up and go we could ever ask for and pulls our pontoon boat like a champ.

    - Megan P

    Pros and cons of Yukon xl

    2003 GMC Yukon SLE

    Computer messes up so abs and brake signal is always on. Does not feel balanced sharp turns are scary to do because of how high it sits Has three rows of seat so perfect for large families Third row can be removed completely for more carriage space Tow capabilities Defrost mirrors

    - Brandon W

    Best ways to get around town!!

    2003 GMC Yukon SLE

    The truck is very reliable & spacious! Good in the winter. What I don't like is it has rust issues after a while of having it. Great highway miles. It has a 3rd row seating ac/tape deck. It's got a hitch on it so you can take along a haul of things. And great on gas.

    - Ashley M

    Love the captain seats. Makes it easier with kids getting in and out

    2003 GMC Yukon SLE

    Not had any problems! Love it!! Just general upkeep such as oil changes, brakes, etc. lots of room! Love the captain seats in the middle row. Only thing I wish was different, I wish it had more room in the main back for luggage and such when we travel.

    - Mary V

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