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Chevrolet C/K 2500 Series Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 5.0 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 220 hp @ 4600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/18 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

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  • What's New for 1996

    A new series of engines is introduced, providing more power and torque than last year's offerings. Called Vortec, this family of engines includes a 4.3-liter V6 (the only six-cylinder of the bunch) capable of 200 hp at 4,400 rpm and 255 lb-ft of torque at 2,800 rpm; a 5.0-liter V8, producing 220 hp at 4,600 rpm and 285 lb-ft of torque at 2,800 rpm; and a 5.7-liter V8, rated at 250 hp at 4,600 rpm and 335 lb-ft of torque at 2,800 rpm. (There is also a 7.4-liter Vortec V8, but it's only available on the heavier-duty C/K 3500 trucks.) All of these figures represent increases in output when compared to their respective 1995 predecessors. An optional electronic shift transfer case for the K1500 (i.e. 4WD; C=2WD; K=4WD) rounds out the list of the most significant powertrain updates for the year.

    Other noteworthy updates include the introduction of an optional passenger-side third door, called the "Easy-Access System," in GM vernacular. This feature is only available on the extended cab body styles.

    Improved comfort and convenience comes in the way of such new features as illuminated entry, 12-volt power outlets, an electrochromic inside rearview mirror and height-adjustable D-rings for the shoulder section of the front three-point safety belts, among others. Daytime running lamps (DRLs) are part of the list of new exterior features.

    A new level of sophistication in exhaust emissions monitoring is found with the addition of OBD II, the second generation of On-Board Diagnostics.

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Customer Reviews

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Reliable truck

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Vehicle: 1995 Chevrolet C/K 2500 Series

Great truck. Good all around vehicle that has great pulling power for all loads. Only issue has been with 4X4 transfer case leaking, other than that comfortable and plenty of room to work within engine compartment.




Chevy reliabililty

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Vehicle: 1995 Chevrolet C/K 2500 Series

Purchased this truck from neighboor, with 183,000 miles. Used only for pulling a 32 ft trailer. This truck has plenty of power could be a little better on the acceleration. Interior could be better equipped vent placement etc. Gas mileage isn't too bad, only bad part is filling the 34 gallon tank up. Only mechanical problems I have had are the carrier bearing and ac recharge. Overall the truck is built well can with stand anything, thrown at it.



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Best truck ive ever owned

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Vehicle: 1995 Chevrolet C/K 2500 Series

I BOUGHT THIS TRUCK WITH 180000 MILES ON IT.LOVE THE 6.5 TURBO DIESEL ENGINE. LOTS OF POWER AND EXCELLENT FUEL MILEAGE. I AM GETTING 18 TO 20 MPG. NOT BAD FOR A 7000 LB. 4WD PICKUP. IT IS A GREAT ALTERNATIVE TO BUYING A $40K.DURAMAX.




#1

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Vehicle: 1995 Chevrolet C/K 2500 Series

Diesel engine has a lot of torque and gives good fuel mileage. Large 34 galon fuel tank means long trips require few stops. Ride quality is excellent.




Chevy 2500

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Vehicle: 1995 Chevrolet C/K 2500 Series

We've used this truck for three years in the landscape construction business. It's always been good at pulling loads but the brakes have been bad and the transmission has also failed. The door latches have repeatedly failed as has the hood latch. The radio has broken twice. There is a real problem with the rear axle seals breaking and greasing up the drum brakes. This puts all the work on the fronts and the rotors warp and/or crack. This has happened twice with this truck and once with my 4 wheel drive chevy of the same year.




Lots-o-truck

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Vehicle: 1995 Chevrolet C/K 2500 Series

5.7 liter V-8 / Great truck. If you want a reliable hauler, buy this truck. The only problem I have had with this truck was the power boost module for the brakes, a fluke, but still happens. Not a fast truck, but with a K&N gets a solid 14mpg no matter where you go



Full 1996 Chevrolet C/K 2500 Series Review

What's New for 1996

A new series of engines is introduced, providing more power and torque than last year's offerings. Called Vortec, this family of engines includes a 4.3-liter V6 (the only six-cylinder of the bunch) capable of 200 hp at 4,400 rpm and 255 lb-ft of torque at 2,800 rpm; a 5.0-liter V8, producing 220 hp at 4,600 rpm and 285 lb-ft of torque at 2,800 rpm; and a 5.7-liter V8, rated at 250 hp at 4,600 rpm and 335 lb-ft of torque at 2,800 rpm. (There is also a 7.4-liter Vortec V8, but it's only available on the heavier-duty C/K 3500 trucks.) All of these figures represent increases in output when compared to their respective 1995 predecessors. An optional electronic shift transfer case for the K1500 (i.e. 4WD; C=2WD; K=4WD) rounds out the list of the most significant powertrain updates for the year.

Other noteworthy updates include the introduction of an optional passenger-side third door, called the "Easy-Access System," in GM vernacular. This feature is only available on the extended cab body styles.

Improved comfort and convenience comes in the way of such new features as illuminated entry, 12-volt power outlets, an electrochromic inside rearview mirror and height-adjustable D-rings for the shoulder section of the front three-point safety belts, among others. Daytime running lamps (DRLs) are part of the list of new exterior features.

A new level of sophistication in exhaust emissions monitoring is found with the addition of OBD II, the second generation of On-Board Diagnostics.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
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  • 18
  • highway
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