2003 Buick Lesabre

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2003 Buick Lesabre Review

A spacious sedan with basic utility and a suspension that ensures a smooth ride.

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The 2003 Buick LeSabre comes in the wake of Buickā€™s 100-year celebration. However, it does not come with the pomp and fair that one would anticipate in a 100th anniversary. The 2003 Buick LeSabre makes little changes, but then again, maybe there was little to change in this well executed vehicle. The side mirrors now have indicators, but beyond that, the vehicle retains the same 3.8-liter engine, and its body specs remain the same.

The Range

Body Styles: sedan
Engines: 3.8-liter V-6
Transmissions: four-speed automatic overdrive
Models: Buick LeSabre Custom, Buick LeSabre Limited

What's New

The celebration edition of the 2003 Buick LeSabre comes with new varieties for outer paint colors and a number plate mounting on the front bumper. The wheels are chrome-plated, and the interior has a leather finish. A number of convenience features that were previously standard are optional in the 2003 Buick LeSabre such as the side-impact airbags.


The 2003 Buick LeSabre comes with 15 x 6-inch steel wheels and P215/70R15 all-season tires. It has intermittent wipers, and the rear window has defogger. The vehicle has 18 cubic feet cargo capacity, and sits on a 112.2-inch wheelbase. The exterior is 73.5 inches width, 57 inches height, 200 inches length, and it rises to 5.4 inches ground clearance.


The interior of the 2003 Buick LeSabre has an eight-way power seat for the driver, and the height-adjustable seat comes with adjustable lumbar support. The vehicle has power door locks, power mirrors, and power windows. For convenience, it has cup holders in the front, the front console has storage, and the front doors have pockets. It comes with reading lights in the front and both the driver and passenger get a vanity mirror each.

The 2003 Buick LeSabre comes with power steering that is on an adjustable steering wheel. The steering wheel has audio and cruise controls on it. The vehicle comes with air conditioning. The dashboard includes a clock, four speakers, and an AM/FM radio with a single CD player with stereo. The 2003 Buick LeSabre offers 38.8 inches of headroom, 56.1 inches of hip room, 42.4 inches of legroom, and 59.1 inches of shoulder room. This makes it a roomy sedan and one that continues to be loved in its market segment.

Performance & Handling

The performance and engine specs of the 2003 Buick LeSabre remain as they have been in some years. The base engine is 3.8-liter V-6 that produces 205 hp at 5200 rpm, and 230 lb-ft torque at 4000 rpm, with overhead valves (OHV) and 12 valves. It is a front-wheel-drive vehicle that has a four-speed automatic transmission.

The Buick LeSabre is a stable vehicle on the road. Its suspension system includes MacPherson strut suspension, four-wheel independent suspension, and semi-trailing arm rear suspension.


Some of the safety features of earlier editions are now available as options. The standard safety features include adjustable headrests in the front, rear seat has child seat anchors, child safety door locks, an interior trunk release, daytime running lights, dusk sensing headlamps, cornering lights, and auto-delay off headlamps.

EPA Fuel Economy

Buick LeSabre Custom: 20/29 mpg city/highway
Buick LeSabre Limited: 20/29 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Roomy trunk
  • Engine power
  • Suspension
  • Comfortable drive
  • Stability

You Won't Like

  • Public impression of Buick
  • Limited options

Sum Up

A spacious sedan with basic utility and a suspension that ensures a smooth ride.

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