2003 Saturn L-Series Overview


Looking for a Used L-Series in your area?

CarGurus has 742 nationwide L-Series listings starting at $995.


Not sure what you want?

Find the models that are right for you using the CarGurus Car Finder.



4 Dr L200 Sedan
158 national listings
4 Dr L300 Sedan
71 national listings
4 Dr LW200 Wagon
9 national listings
4 Dr LW300 Wagon
12 national listings

Saturn L-Series Experts

#1 Ephram Rubin
Ephram Rubin
Reputation 820
#2 FordNut
Reputation 320
#3 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 260
View All

Have you driven a 2003 Saturn L-Series?

Rank this car!

Average User Score

4.85 stars

Based on 6 reviews

Good Appliance Vehicle, Easy To Live With! by Ephram
 — This is a fantastic appliance vehicle. It gets very good gas mileage for a midsize. I have seen up to a 34 mpg tank average on long trips (San Antonio and back on one tank, A/C off). The only repair i... Read More
Saturn L-200 The Perfect Sedan by Gabriel
 — I bought my L-200 brand new on Aug of 03 so it's been almost 5 years. It still drives and looks like day 1. I haven't had any major issues with it and I would difinitely recomend it to anyone looking ... Read More
There's No Reason Not To Love This Car. by Jimmy
 — I've never seen a 4-door sedan that somehow magically gets larger on the inside--I've taken four friends to a movie and no one complained about discomfort. The acceleration could only be topped by a s... Read More

2003 Saturn L-Series Overview

Overall User Score

4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.85

Based on 6 reviews

2003 Saturn L-Series

2003 marked the last model year for the traditional 5 trim Saturn L-Series before it changed its name to the L300.  The main changes from 2002 involved eliminating a trim and touching up the exterior and interior.  After eliminating the L100, 4 trims remained: the L200 and L300 sedans, and the LW200 and LW300 wagons.  Sunroof comes as an option only on the sedans and the L-Series has done away with ABS brakes and traction control.
Otherwise, the 2003 L-Series has stayed true to its roots.  The 200 trims use a 2.2 L, 135 hp I4 engine while the 300's use a 3.0 L, 182 hp V6 with 4 speed automatic transmission.  All trims seat 5, with sedans giving you 17.5 cubic feet of cargo space and wagons giving you 33.5 cubic feet.  The 200's get you 24 mpg in the city, 32 mpg on the highway while the 300's get you 21 mpg in the city, 29 on the highway.  Standard features for all trims include power windows, power door locks, and cd player.  Leather seats come as an option on all trims with a sunroof comes as an option on the sedans.
Overall, Saturn made steady progress with the L-Series' mechanics while shuffling around the trim names.  As with earlier models, the 2003 Saturn L-Series gets high marks for affordability and and value.  Consumers would still like to see better design in the interior and less cabin noise.  In addition, drivers do not like the Firestone tires that come with the car.  Most reviewers would agree that the Saturn L-Series did well to present Saturn compact owners with a solid upgrade.  Only time would tell if Saturn could make the necessary adjustments as it sought to identify with a broader audience.


What's your take on the 2003 Saturn L-Series?

People researching a 2003 Saturn L-Series contacted a dealer about

Picture of 2003 Saturn L-Series 4 Dr L200 Sedan, exterior
Saturn L-Series
13% of the time
Honda Accord
5% of the time
Honda Civic
5% of the time
Toyota Camry
4% of the time
Looking for a Used L-Series in your area?
CarGurus has 742 nationwide L-Series listings starting at $995.

Saturn L-Series Questions


How Do I Fix My Passlock System?

My car has recently become quite the friendly car, it's been flashing everyone to say the least. See, my passlock indicator light has started to come on, but it only shows for a brief moment, a seco...

18 views with no answers yet

How To Change Transmission Fluid And Filter

have hole in transmission pan and i have to replace pan gasket and filter and add transmission fluid how do I do that

694 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 years ago)

How To Replace Fluid And Filter For Transmission

513 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 years ago)

How Do You Set The Clock

I don't have a manual for the car so I need to know how to reset the clock

242 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 years ago)
Casey Sigafoose

How Many Gallons Are In The Reserve Fuel Tank?

380 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 years ago)