2003 GMC Sierra 1500HD Review

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Edmunds' Expert Review

  • Most powerful engine available in a half-ton, room for six, high tow rating, available four-wheel steering.
  • Below-average interior materials, spotty build quality.

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

2003 Highlights

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.

Consumer reviews

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4.75 out of 5 stars
1500HD 6.0L 4x4 QuadraSteer
TexasProjectTrader,06/28/2009
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.
4.63 out of 5 stars
Very Good Truck
Dwayne,01/09/2006
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..
5 out of 5 stars
Great Truck
Chrish,03/07/2003
4dr Crew Cab SLE 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A)
This truck is amazing. It has more power and towing ability than I will ever need. I know what brand I'm going to stick by, I hope you all do the same.
4.88 out of 5 stars
Best truck ever!
Kyle,02/01/2009
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.

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Used 2003 GMC Sierra 1500HD Overview

The Used 2003 GMC Sierra 1500HD is offered in the following submodels: Sierra 1500HD Crew Cab. Available styles include 4dr Crew Cab SLE 4WD SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A), and 4dr Crew Cab SLE Rwd SB (6.0L 8cyl 4A). The Used 2003 GMC Sierra 1500HD comes with four wheel drive, and rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 4-speed automatic. The Used 2003 GMC Sierra 1500HD comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. powertrain warranty.

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