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2003 Chevrolet S-10 (4WD)

2003 Chevrolet S-10
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For a compact pickup, the 2003 Chevrolet S-10 has a surprising amount of power, while exhibiting the type of toughness and dependability one would expect from a Chevy truck. Along with 2WD S-10 models, 4WD models round out the healthy lineup of 2003 Chevrolet S-10 pickups. Providing more seating and the added handling of four-wheel drive, these models up the performance level for both work or play.

Available Models
The 4WD S-10 comes in a base model and a loaded LS model. There is an extended cab, which provides a 6-ft. short bed, three doors, and seating for three or four, and a crew cab, which has four doors, seats five, and has a slightly shorter 4.6-ft. bed.

Interior Features
Front buckets seats can replace the standard bench seat, but that decreases the seating capacity on both configurations by one. A delayed interior lighting feature inside the 2003 Chevrolet S-10 keeps the dome lamp lit for 15 seconds or until the ignition is turned on after closing the front doors. With a retained accessory power feature, the stereo, power windows and other power options remain active for as long as 20 minutes after the ignition is turned off or a door is open.

Base models are equipped with air conditioning, power steering, a new cloth upholstery, AM/FM radio and digital clock, while LS models add a tilt leather-wrapped steering wheel, cruise control, AM/FM/CD player, tachometer, passenger-side visor mirror and carpeting. For more, one need only dip into the options list.

Exterior Features
There are a number of equipment packages available for 2003 that provide exterior style features for the S-10. Wheel flares, fog lights, deep tinted glass, alloy wheels and side steps can all be added, depending on the package.

4WD models receive a capable 4.6-liter V6 engine that provides 190 horsepower at 4400 rpm and 250 lb-ft of torque at 2800 rpm. 4 speed automatic transmission is standard on the crew cab and optional on the extended cab. 5-speed manual transmission, while standard on the extended cab, is not available on crew cab models. The S-10 provides value with a good fuel rating, at 16/22 mpg (city/hwy) for automatic transmission and 17/22 mpg (city/hwy) for manual.

Increased Capacity Suspension handles all the bumps on the road. For extra off-road capability, customers can opt for a ZR2 Wide Stance Sport Performance Package. This includes extra-wide argent wheel flares, 46mm Bilstein high-pressure gas shocks and 31-inch x 10.5-inch R15 on/off road tires.

Safety and Security
The 2003 Chevrolet S-10 has a sturdy construction that can withstand impacts if needed. All models come with driver and passenger air bags, antilock brakes, a PASSLock theft-deterrent system and daytime running lamps.

New for the 2003 Chevrolet S-10

New interior cloth trim for seats and door trim panels
New fuel-injection system for Vortec 4300 4.3L V6
New Flame/Heat decal for Xtreme (introduced mid-year 2002)
New Yellow exterior color (introduced mid-year 2002)
ZR5 Sport Appearance Package on Crew Cab models (introduced mid-year 2002)

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Fast Stats
Regular Cab: 2/3
Extended Cab: 3/4

Crew Cab: 5

MSRP from
Vortec 2.2L L4
Vortec 4.3L V6
120 @ 5000
190 @ 4400
4-speed automatic
5-speed manual
MPG: City/Hwy
L4 man. 22/28
L4 auto 19/25
V6 man 17/22
V6 auto 16/22

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