1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series Review | Edmunds.com

1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series

Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.3 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 200 hp @ 4400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/18 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Optional Vortec 5700 V-8, classic styling, passenger airbag, optional third door for extended cab.

  • Cons

    Aging design, interior styling, poorly placed dashboard cupholders, uncomfortable seats.

  • What's New for 1997

    On trucks under 8,600 pounds, the passenger airbag can be deactivated when a rear-facing child safety seat is installed. Low-speed steering effort is reduced this year, and a refined transmission fluid pump results in smoother shifts. An alternative fuel version of the Vortec 5700 is available, but only on a specific model. K1500's get a tighter turning radius, and three new colors debut. The third door option will be more widely available, because it is now a required option on all C/K 1500 short-bed extended cab trucks.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



A tank with wheels

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Vehicle: 1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series K1500 Silverado 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

I love this truck. Great on gas and average of 17 city. And will not get stuck no matter what you throw at it.




Great truck

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Vehicle: 1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series K1500 Silverado 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

Great truck! On road, off road, hauling people/gear/building materials, whatever! 80,000 miles and NO PROBLEMS. Have had this vehicle in places where mud is up to the doors and Jeeps got stuck, and got out no problem. Anyone who hates this truck and says they will buy foreign next time is biased against American made vehicles to begin with. Relative has a Ford and has gone through a transmission, 2 sets of brakes, and 4 clutches in 27,000 miles. Friend has a Dodge which is a bit better, but not as good as Chevy. 3 friends with Toyotas all complain of bad handling, lack of power, lack of payload, boatloads of strange noises and frequent expensive repairs.




Best truck ever

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Vehicle: 1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series K1500 Silverado 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

I have a 97 Z71 Extended Cab. I love it. I have 4wd stick in the floor with 3rd door. I get nearly 20 mpg on the highway, good for a 5.7L motor. I have nothing bad to say about I am the 2nd owner of this truck.




No more chevy's

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Vehicle: 1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series K1500 Silverado 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

Mechanically it is a joke. Had it 2 years and with no warning the rear end blew a big chunk out of it. Have replaced the altanator 3 times, rotors and calipers 3 times and master cylinder once. Power steering unit once Rear view mirror only lasts a year. Intake manifold sprung a leak. 4 of the fuel injectors went out. Transmission went out, no warning just toast. Next the fuel pump and sending unit went out. I've had less problems with my vintage Jaguar. Back to FORD (Fun on the road Dude)




Owner

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Vehicle: 1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series K1500 Silverado 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

I have bought nothing but the chevy trucks. they jusy keep getting better. This one is the most comfortable ride. It has the poower to pull anything you would hook on to it. I have had not a single problem with it. Get truck!!




Owner

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Vehicle: 1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series K1500 Silverado 2dr Extended Cab 4WD SB

I have bought nothing but the chevy trucks. they jusy keep getting better. This one is the most comfortable ride. It has the poower to pull anything you would hook on to it. I have had not a single problem with it. Get truck!!



Full 1997 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Series Review

What's New for 1997

On trucks under 8,600 pounds, the passenger airbag can be deactivated when a rear-facing child safety seat is installed. Low-speed steering effort is reduced this year, and a refined transmission fluid pump results in smoother shifts. An alternative fuel version of the Vortec 5700 is available, but only on a specific model. K1500's get a tighter turning radius, and three new colors debut. The third door option will be more widely available, because it is now a required option on all C/K 1500 short-bed extended cab trucks.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
/
  • 18
  • highway
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