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1996 Chevrolet C2500

  • 1996 Chevrolet C2500 Base Extended Cab Pickup

    Base Extended Cab Pickup

    • MAX MPG
      N/A
    • SEATS
      6
    • HP/TORQUE
      245/325
    • ENGINE
      5.7L V8
    • MSRP
      $21,970
  • 1996 Chevrolet C2500 Base Regular Cab Pickup

    Base Regular Cab Pickup

    • MAX MPG
      N/A
    • SEATS
      6
    • HP/TORQUE
      245/325
    • ENGINE
      5.7L V8
    • MSRP
      $21,970
  • 1996 Chevrolet C2500 Suburban Utility

    Suburban Utility

    • MAX MPG
      N/A
    • SEATS
      3
    • HP/TORQUE
      255/330
    • ENGINE
      5.7L V8
    • MSRP
      $25,260
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1996 Chevrolet C2500 Review

A capable vehicle, to say the least.

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Overview

The 1996 Chevrolet C2500 is a pickup truck available in various regular and extended cab models with a choice of four powerful engines. It is a suitable truck for work, since it has a lot of areas for storage and multiple power outlets. It also has the capability to tow well over three tons of weight with ease. Drivers get the satisfaction of strong acceleration and an easy-to-operate control system, while passengers enjoy a comfortable, stable ride.

The Range

Body Styles: pickup
Engines: 4.3-liter six-cylinder, 5.0-liter eight-cylinder, 5.7-liter eight-cylinder, 6.5-liter eight-cylinder
Transmissions: four-speed automatic, five-speed manual
Models: Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne, Chevrolet C2500 Silverado, Chevrolet C2500 HD Silverado

What's New

The 1996 Chevrolet C2500 gets a host of upgrades and changes. The engines are built to produce more horsepower and torque. There are many comfort and convenient additions such as multiple 12-volt power outlets, illuminated entry, and height-adjustable front safety belts. New exterior features include daytime running lamps.

Exterior

The 1996 Chevrolet C2500 regular cab measures approximately 194 inches long, 76 inches wide, 70 inches tall, and has a 117 inch wheelbase. The extended cab models are about two feet longer. It has chrome bumpers in the front and rear, chrome trim on the body, and metallic paint. Exterior features include daytime running lights, power mirrors, and a fixed rear window.

Interior

Inside the 1996 Chevrolet C2500, two to six people can be seated, depending on the model. In the front, there is a split bench seat, a pop-out cup holder that holds up to two drinks, and pockets on the doors for easy storage. The dash has logically-arranged gauges and controls that are easy to use. There is an AM/FM stereo with a cassette player included, and the steering wheel is wrapped in fine leather. In the rear of the extended cab models, there is a bench seat that fits three people. The seat also folds up and out, revealing a storage compartment and a surface area big enough for a large tool box. It also features power windows and locks and three auxiliary power outlets.

Performance & Handling

The 1996 Chevrolet C2500 is packed with either a 4.3-liter, six-cylinder engine or three different eight-cylinder engines. The six-cylinder engine produces 200 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque, whereas the five-liter, eight-cylinder engine cranks out 220 horsepower and 285 lb-ft of torque. Meanwhile, the 5.7-liter, eight-cylinder engine pumps out 250 horsepower and 335 lb-ft of torque, and the 6.5-liter engine is diesel-powered, and produces only 180 horsepower. Each engine is teamed with a four-speed automatic or five-speed manual transmission that provides strong, smooth acceleration.

The 1996 Chevrolet C2500 is built with a wishbone front suspension with stabilizer bar teamed with a rear suspension with stabilizer bar and leaf springs. It is available in rear or four-wheel drive. There is good steering feel and little or no body roll when travelling around corners or over bumps. However, it definitely does not handle as well as a car.

Safety

The 1996 Chevrolet C2500 is equipped with anti-lock brakes on all four wheels and a driver front-impact airbag.

EPA Fuel Economy

Chevrolet C2500 Cheyenne: 16/21 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Lots of power
  • Great for hauling and towing
  • Comfortable to ride in

You Won't Like

  • Poor gas mileage

Sum Up

A capable vehicle, to say the least.

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