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GMC Sierra 1500HD Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 6.0 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 300 hp @ 4400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 0/0 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2003 GMC Sierra 1500HD

  • With unique new features like a DVD entertainment system and four-wheel steering, this Sierra makes a great family and recreational vehicle.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Most powerful engine available in a half-ton, room for six, high tow rating, available four-wheel steering.

  • Cons

    Below-average interior materials, spotty build quality.

  • What's New for 2003

    The Sierra gets a new look this year that includes a new front fascia and revised side moldings. On the inside, the Sierra offers new entertainment options, such as a Bose audio system with rear seat controls, XM Satellite Radio and a rear-passenger DVD entertainment system. The instrument panel and center console have been redesigned, and GMC has added new seats, a more comprehensive driver information center and a dual-zone climate control system. For increased safety, Sierras now feature a standard front-passenger-sensing system that deactivates the airbag for children. On the hardware side, the all-new Quadrasteer four-wheel steering system, which increases low-speed maneuverability and towing stability, is now optional. The standard 6.0-liter V8 gets electronic throttle control, as well as the ability to run exclusively on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) or a mix of CNG and gasoline.

Full 2003 GMC Sierra 1500HD Review

What's New for 2003

The Sierra gets a new look this year that includes a new front fascia and revised side moldings. On the inside, the Sierra offers new entertainment options, such as a Bose audio system with rear seat controls, XM Satellite Radio and a rear-passenger DVD entertainment system. The instrument panel and center console have been redesigned, and GMC has added new seats, a more comprehensive driver information center and a dual-zone climate control system. For increased safety, Sierras now feature a standard front-passenger-sensing system that deactivates the airbag for children. On the hardware side, the all-new Quadrasteer four-wheel steering system, which increases low-speed maneuverability and towing stability, is now optional. The standard 6.0-liter V8 gets electronic throttle control, as well as the ability to run exclusively on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) or a mix of CNG and gasoline.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


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1500hd 6.0l 4x4 quadrasteer

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Vehicle: 2003 GMC Sierra 1500HD 4dr Crew Cab SLE 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)

I love this truck. The only problem I had was it was hard to find. I think the Chevy/GMC 1500HD 6.0 4x4 QuadSteer was the greatest pick-up ever built. My job requires travel, & it's a dream on long trips. Plus, it's fun to run Civics & Mustangs around town! Testimonial: It pulled a 1 ton Dodge diesel towing a 65 hp tractor & implements on a gooseneck trailer, about 500 yards out of a muddy pasture in the pouring rain. It was buried to the axles. Even when I initially freed him he still couldn't move an inch. The owner said "that 6.0 can tot the mail but" His jaw dropped when I pulled him all the way to the road. Towed a 4Runner on 20 ft. lowboy through downtown Houston with no problem.




Fun to drive and very

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Vehicle: 2003 GMC Sierra 1500HD 4dr Crew Cab SLE Rwd SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)

Special Ordered 2WD with all options except the OnStar and XM Radio. Commuting in city to work average 17 mph, 15 on trips, 11.8 towing 34' Avion has 4.10 axle. Will get 22 mpg @ 50 mph but who can drive 50! Several build issues & recalls but great truck except am now getting noise from the rear emergency brake drum caused by not using the parking brake and told its common problem with GM 4 Wheel Disk Brakes rusting from non use. First trip from Indiana to Ruidoso NM we averaged 12.1 going and 11.8 returning with 34' Avion in tow with temp at 112 in NM. Great fiberglass bed, electronic suspension, dual memory driver setting, free extension for the rear safty belts. Love computer display




Best truck ever!

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Vehicle: 2003 GMC Sierra 1500HD 4dr Crew Cab SLE 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)

The seats are very comfortable, great for long trips. Could use more power and better mileage but it does have a 6 inch and 35 inch tires. Still has the power to spin the tires with ease. The truck also tows very well. Interior looks great with plenty of room being a crew cab.




Very good truck

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Vehicle: 2003 GMC Sierra 1500HD 4dr Crew Cab SLE 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)

Really enjoy the truck . The interior is very comfortable and quite. The suspension is stiff making for a rougher ride when there is no weight in the box. Took the truck on vacation this summer and averaged 18.? MPG on a 2500 mile trip, not bad for a full size truck . Performance from the 6.0 litre engine is good .. towing and passing are accomplished easily..




Piece of junk!

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Vehicle: 2003 GMC Sierra 1500HD 4dr Crew Cab SLE Rwd SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)

I bought this truck thinking it would last me a long time. I don't drive it that much, but have been to the dealer 4 times for 4 different problems. I have had a cracked transmission case, a bad steering mid-shaft, bad tail gate cables and a bad seat belt. So far everything has been covered by the warranty, but I fear what is yet to come. This such a shame. I work in the auto industry and would like to buy American, but my next vehicle will be foreign. I can't reward this.




1500 hd

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Vehicle: 2003 GMC Sierra 1500HD 4dr Crew Cab SLE 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)

I've had this vehicle for 2 1/2 yrs. & have put on 52000 miles. Positives: very comfortable drives more like a large car 6.0 litre engine is a brute. Bosch sound system is very nice, you will be pleased. heated seats are wonderful dealer has been very accomodating when I have recall issues handled (nothing serious) no problems...starts when i get in and does what I expect. Negatives: mileage is lousy...average after 50k miles is 12.6...and 80% of my driving is highway. dashboard squeeks and rattles...somewhere weep within the bowls of the dash...gonna let the dealer try and remedy.



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loom
loom
07-29-2008
I have a 2003 Sierra 1500HD, 2 Days ago I went to start it and the battery was dead. I jump started it, never had problems with the battery sense. Now it idles...


49faithfull
49faithfull
08-26-2010
I need some help with a problem I have had for a few months now. I have a 2003 GMC Sierra 1500hd 6.0L pick up with 86,000 miles and it will not start the first turn over. If I then proceed to try ag...



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