The 2003 Chevy Avalanche is nothing short of being one
of the most innovative vehicles on the road. With a simple
adjustment of the highly practical Convert-a-Cab feature,
the Avalanche changes from an SUV into a tough, dependable
Chevy pickup. The 2003 entry of this award-winning vehicle
features a number of upgrades, including an improved electrical
system, more safety features and a redesigned interior.
With all sorts of changes on top of a rock-solid design,
the 2002 Motor Trend "Truck of the Year" looks
to be off to the races towards another banner year.
The 2003 Chevy Avalanche is available in a ½-ton
1500 model, a heavier ¾-ton 2500 model and a special
North Face Edition for outdoor enthusiasts.
The crew crab 2003 Chevy Avalanche can seat six people.
The new multiplexed electrical system can monitor and report
on up to 34 vehicle functions, keeping the driver abreast
of everything that is happening in the vehicle. The aforementioned
Covert-a-Cab system and Midgate come standard on all models,
allowing the 2003 Chevy Avalanche to crossover from an SUV
to a pickup truck. Other standard features include battery
rundown protection, multi-zone manual climate control and
AM/FM stereo with CD player.
For options, customers can equip their vehicle with XM
Satellite Radio, a rear-seat entertainment system with DVD
and flip-down screen, and/or a Bose audio system with six-channel
amplifier and six speakers. Also offered is a driver convenience
package, which includes eight-button personalized steering
wheel controls with access to the highly convenient OnStar
system. For outdoor lovers, the North Face Edition offers
an interior with Medium Gray trim, door trim panels, floor
mats with The North Face logo and a white instrument cluster.
The exterior of the North Face Edition is also given the
look of a vehicle at home in the wild. The exterior color,
Sage Green, is unique to the North Face Edition, with Sunset
Orange, Onyx, Black, Pewter and Summit White available as
well. Also included are two Summit Pod backpacks and Water
Duffalo storage bags. Across all models is a standard 5.3-ft
cargo bed that grows to 8.1-ft when the Avalanche is in
There is no shortage of performance options with the 2003
Chevy Avalanche. 1500 models are equipped with a 5.3-liter
V8 with 285 horsepower at 5200 rpm and 325 lb-ft of torque
at 4000 rpm. The bigger 2500s get an 8.1-litre V8 with 340
horsepower at 4200 rpm and 455 lb-ft of torque at 3200 rpm,
resulting in increased acceleration and staying power. 2500s
are also given a stiffer suspension system to account for
their heavier weight. All models offer 2WD and 4WD configurations.
For 1500s, a Z71 Off-Road suspension package is available
with 4WD models, featuring limited-slip differential, upgraded
suspension, skid plates, high-capacity air cleaner, rubber
floormats and deep-tinted midgate glass. 2WDs are offered
an optional Z66 on-road package that brings traction control
and sport suspension with rear self-leveling.
Safety and Security
The Chevy Avalanche has numerous safety features to protect
all occupants. The Avalanche provides early compliance to
2005 federal seat standards for child restraint anchorages
with its LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children)
system for child seats. In addition, the Avalanche also
has an advanced dual front and side passenger-sensing airbag
system and 4-wheel antilock disc brakes.
Car Price Quote on a Used 2003 Chevy Avalanche.
5 / 6
Vortec 5.3L V8
Vortec 8.1L V8
285 @ 5200
340 @ 4200
2WD: 14 / 18
4WD: 13 / 17