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Chevrolet SSR Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 5.3 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 300 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/18 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes
 

Review of the 2003 Chevrolet SSR

  • Combining the styling elements of a late '40s Chevy pickup, the attitude of a muscle car and the fun of a roadster, the SSR is an entertaining answer to a question nobody asked.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Convertible top, solid all-around performance, distinctive styling, generous luggage space.

  • Cons

    Seats only two and yet weighs nearly 5,000 pounds, costs almost as much as a Corvette.

  • What's New for 2003

    Chevrolet brings to market a sport pickup with a retractable hardtop, retro styling and 300 horsepower.

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (11 total reviews)


I remember it fondly.

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Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet SSR 2dr Regular Cab Convertible LS Rwd SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A)

I am not usually not sentimental when it comes to automobiles. I generally long for something every 6-30 months. And though I only owned it for a year I still smile whenever I see one...I was living in SoCal and only recall having the top up twice. I really loved that truck. It was a little short on legroom and was a little tight with the top up but it made up for it with a joyful temperament. It had a wonderful exhaust note and when the top was down it felt more like a wake boat than a truck. It was nimble and a blast to drive. The designers did a great job,it was seamless from inside to outside. You'd almost expect to find a repurposed Pontiac sun fire interior in it but no! Cont...




Ssr is ultimate convertible

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Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet SSR 2dr Regular Cab Convertible LS Rwd SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A)

The SSR is the ultimate convertible due to the fact of the one button automatic convertible hard top, the very, very spacious trunk, and it is so comfortable when exiting the vehicle. Unlike, the other convertibles that you have to lift yourself out of the car, the SSR is high enough that you just turn and get out. The body such as the fenders are solid steel, not fiberglass. That gives me a sense of safety if a collision were to take place. So much to say about this car/truck I love it. It is a real head turner!




Ssr fun

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Vehicle: 2003 Chevrolet SSR 2dr Regular Cab Convertible LS Rwd SB (5.3L 8cyl 4A)

I first saw the concept car in a newspaper write-up in early 2002. After attending 3 car shows across the US, I knew I wanted one. I ordered Yellow. Took delivery in November 2003 and have been loving the truck ever since. Folks around still ask questions about it as there are not too many on the road. A certain kick to drive and be seen in!



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
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  • 18
  • highway
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Full 2003 Chevrolet SSR Review

What's New for 2003

Chevrolet brings to market a sport pickup with a retractable hardtop, retro styling and 300 horsepower.

Talk About The 2003 SSR

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Sylvia
Sylvia
07-22-2002
Due out this winter, the SSR has been added to our "Future Vehicles" section:...


nosirrahg
nosirrahg
02-11-2006
I also got a 1:25 scale 2003 Indy 500 SSR model autographed by Bob Lutz! They'd asked me what I might want autographed other than a shirt, such as a model. I mentioned several ideas, including the S...


norbnancy
norbnancy
08-02-2002
The Chevrolet SSR is a convertible pick up on a rear drive platform. It is reported to be coming out in 2003 as a 2004. After it is on the market and consumer reaction is evaluated, possibly a Impala...