PUTC Buyer's Guide: 2003 Chevrolet S-10

 



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Price:
$14,385* (4x2 Regular Cab)
$16,185* (4x2 Ext. Cab)
$19,885* (4x4 Ext. Cab)
$23,985* (4x4 Crew Cab)
Add $610
destination charge.
*Prices are base prices.

Engines:
Two engines are available for the S-10

2.2 liter OHV Vortec® four-cylinder with sequential fuel injection (4x2 Only)
120hp @ 5000 rpm
140ft-lbs. @ 3600 rpm

4.3 liter OHV Vortec® V6 with sequential fuel injection
180hp @ 4400 (2WD)
190hp @ 4400 (4x4)
245ft-lbs. @ 2800 (2WD)
250ft-lbs. @ 2800 (4x4)

Transmissions:
Three transmission choices exist for the S-10 Lineup:

MW2 Five-speed manual with Vortec 2200

M50 Five-speed manual with Vortec 4300

4L60-E Four-speed automatic

Fuel Economy (City/Highway):
2.2-liter: (22 / 28) manual
2.2-liter: (19 / 25) automatic
4.3-liter: (14 / 18) manual
4.3-liter: (15 / 19) automatic

Competitors:
Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Ford Ranger
Dodge Dakota
GMC Sonoma
Mazda B-Series
Nissan Frontier
Toyota Tacoma

 

 

 

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Overview:
The S-10 Pickup offers tremendous versatility with an array of body styles and bed lengths. Available in Regular, Extended and Crew Cab - with seating for five, and four real doors - S-10 has a lineup that will satisfy virtually any compact truck buyer.

In addition to the three body configurations, S-10 Pickup offers the four-wheel-drive ZR2 Wide Stance Sport Performance Package and the Xtreme ZQ8 Sport Suspension Package for those who want extra variety.

The ZR2 package for off-roaders adds available fog lamps to a list of features that includes special ZR2 decals on all equipped 4x4 Extended Cab models, plus extra-wide argent wheel flares, 46mm Bilstein high-pressure gas shocks and 31-inch x 10.5-inch R15 on/off road tires.

The S-10 Xtreme - for those who want to turn heads as they zip down the road - features 270-degree ground effects, a front air dam with foglamps and optional exterior stripes available with all exterior colors. A Flame/Heat decal is also available.

The Insta-trac four-wheel-drive system, allowing push-button, on-the-fly four-wheel drive, is standard on all 4x4 models.

With a maximum wheelbase of 122.9 inches and a maximum payload of at least 1,111 pounds (Crew Cab model), the S-10 Pickup also is extremely nimble and maneuverable for city driving or hauling.

Exterior Design:
The Crew Cab is now available with a ZR5 option that includes black aluminum bed rails, side steps, roof rack, wheel flares and unique aluminum wheels.

Interior Design:
Delayed interior lighting keeps the dome lamp lit for 15 seconds or until the ignition is turned on after closing the front doors.

The stereo, power windows, and other power Options remain active for up to 20 minutes after the ignition is turned off or a door is open, thanks to the retained accessory power feature.

Powertrain:
The Vortec 4300 4.3L V6 engine, standard on all 4x4 models and available on 2WD models, delivers 190 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque (on 4WD only). A new multi-port fuel-injection system features a central fuel injector that delivers a separate flow of fuel to six individual hybrid injectors for better performance and improved emissions.

The efficient Vortec 2200 2.2L inline four SFI engine is standard on all 2WD models.