1998 Chevrolet K1500 Review
Apple pie and hot dogs.
What struck us most about the Chevy pickup was the always-present torque of the 5.7-liter Vortec V8; it flat gets the job done and with reasonable fuel economy. Aside from that, the Chevy and GMC pickups offer buyers a traditional styling alternative to the he-man Dodge and the artful Ford. The Chevy and GMC trucks are scheduled to be redesigned for 1999. While the traditional look of this year's models has been around a while, it hasn't grown old. It remains contemporary, neat and clean. From a styling standpoint, people who customize their trucks seem to prefer the tidy, unpretentious look of the Chevy and GMC models. We like it, too.
Model Line Overview
|Engines:||5.7-liter ohv V8|
|Safety Equipment (standard):||Dual airbags|
|Safety Equipment (optional):|
|Basic Warranty:||3 years/36,000 miles|
|Assembled In:||Pontiac, Mich., Flint, Mich., Fort Wayne, Ind.; Arlington, Tex., Oshawa, Ont., Canada|
Specifications As Tested
|Model Tested (MSRP):||C1500 Silverado Extended Cab|
|Standard Equipment:||ABS, intermittent wipers, tachometer|
|Options As Tested (MSRP):||Option package 1SB (includes: air conditioning, rear chrome bumper, carpet, cruise control, floor mats, power door locks, windows and mirrors, AM/FM/cassette stereo, tilt wheel)|
|Gas Guzzler Tax:|
|Price as tested (MSRP)||23221|
|Horsepower (hp @ rpm):||255 @ 4600|
|Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm):||330 @ 2800|
|EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:||14/19|
|Head/hip/leg room, f:||40.0/60.1/41.5|
|Head/hip/leg room, m:|
|Head/hip/leg room, r:||38.0/66.1/28.7|
|Suspension, r:||Live axle|
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