2003 Chevrolet SSR, 2004 MY US

This car has a 2 door light delivery vehicle/ute/bakkie type body with a front mounted engine supplying power to the rear wheels. Its 5.3 litre engine is a naturally aspirated, overhead valve, 8 cylinder unit that has an output of 300 bhp (304 PS/224 kW) of power at 5200 rpm, and maximum torque of 449 N·m (331 lb·ft/45.8 kgm) at 4000 rpm. The engine transmits power to the wheels by means of a 4 speed automatic transmission. The claimed kerb weight is 2159 kg.

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Key facts

2003 Chevrolet SSR, 2004 MY US information summary

What body style?
2 door light delivery vehicle/ute/bakkie with 2 seats
How long?
4862 mm
How heavy?
2159 kg
What size engine?
5.3 litre, 5326 cm3
How many cylinders?
8, V
How much power?
304 PS / 300 bhp / 224 kW @ 5200 rpm
How much torque?
449 Nm / 331 ft.lb / 45.8 kgm @ 4000 rpm

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2003 Chevrolet SSR data
Applicable to the USA domestic market(s).
bodywork
Body type2 seater light delivery vehicle/ute/bakkie
Number of doors2
Designer
dimensions & weights
mminches
Wheelbase 2946 mm 116 inches
Track/tread (front) 1628 mm 64.1 inches
Track/tread (rear) 1648 mm 64.9 inches
Length 4862 mm 191.4 inches
Width 1996 mm 78.6 inches
Height 1631 mm 64.2 inches
Ground clearance 154 mm 6.1 inches
length:wheelbase ratio 1.65
Kerb weight 2159 kg 4760 lb
Weight distribution 52 % front
fuel tank capacity 94.6 litres 20.8 UK Gal 25 US Gal
aerodynamics
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
CdA
engine
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Chevrolet
Engine code Vortec 5300
Cylinders V 8 in 90° vee
Capacity 5.3 litre
5326 cc
(325.012 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 96 × 92 mm
3.78 × 3.62 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.04
Valve gear overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
16 valves in total
maximum power output 304 PS (300 bhp) (224 kW)
at 5200 rpm
Specific output 56.3 bhp/litre
0.92 bhp/cu in
maximum torque 449 Nm (331 ft·lb) (45.8 kgm)
at 4000 rpm
Specific torque 84.3 Nm/litre
1.02 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction cast aluminium block & head
sump wet sumped
compression ratio 9.5:1
Fuel system SFi
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1059.4 kPa (153.7 psi)
Maximum RPM 6000 rpm
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 665.75 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter Y
performance
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 140.88 PS/tonne (1000 kg)
103.62 kW/tonne (1000 kg)
138.95 bhp/tonne (1000 kg)
0.06 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 9.65 kg/kW
16.12 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres/100km
km/litre
UK MPG
US MPG
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
chassis
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
Steering power assisted rack & pinion
turns lock-to-lock 3.050
Turning circle
Front suspension I.DW.
Rear suspension LA.5Li.
Wheel size front 8 x 19
Wheel size rear 10 x 20
Tyres front P225/45 R 19
Tyres rear P295/40 R 20
Brakes F/R Di/VeDi-S-ABS
Front brake diameter 305 mm
Rear brake diameter 325 mm
Braked area 2737 cm2
Gearbox 4 speed automatic
Top gear ratio 0.7
Final drive ratio 3.73
general
Carfolio.com ID150161
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 45.7
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
2003 Chevrolet SSR added 2006-12-03.
Last modified 2013-02-28.