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2000 Chevrolet C2500 Review

Solid performance for achievers.

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The 2000 Chevrolet C2500 is part of Chevrolet’s full-sized pickup truck line. The trucks were first named according the C/K nomenclature, which was introduced in 1960 and continued until 1999. With the year 2000, the old C/K nomenclature and design trends were replaced by the Silverado line. The first generation of Chevrolet pickups was introduced in 1960, and the C/K Series would continue until 1999 for a total of four generations.

The Range

Body Styles: regular cab, extended cab, crew cab
Engines: 4.8-liter V-8, 5.3-liter V-8
Transmissions: four-speed automatic, five-speed manual
Models: Chevrolet C2500, Chevrolet C2500 HD, Chevrolet C2500 HD LS, Chevrolet C2500 LS, Chevrolet C2500 LT, Chevrolet C2500 HD LT

What's New

The 2000 Chevrolet C2500 has just undergone a major redesign last year with the closure of the C/K Series. This year sees a few more changes, such as the addition of a fourth access door for the extended cab trucks. However, the fourth door is optional and not a standard feature. The Vortec engines have also been revised to deliver more power. The truck now uses programmable door locks that can be instructed to automatically lock when the truck is shut off. The C2500 LS and LT models receive a standard electro chromic self-dimming mirror with a temperature and compass.


The 2000 Chevrolet C2500 is available in extended cab bodies and regular cab bodies. Both of them come with a choice of 6.5-foot cargo bed or an eight-foot cargo bed. The front styling of the 2000 Chevrolet C2500 is similar to that of the Tahoe and Suburban SUVs since it was all built on the same basic design. The 2000 Chevrolet C2500 is available with a Sportside cargo bed that adds flared rear fenders instead of the slab-sided ones that come standard. The extended cab body uses reverse-hinged doors for the back; the front door must be open for the rear doors to be opened and closed.


The interior can range from bare minimum to lavish, depending on the features selected. The seats use a vinyl cover as standard, but cloth upholstery is available as an option. Leather upholstery is only available for the top-end LS and LT models. The regular cab C2500 models come with either two bucket seats or a three-place bench seat. The extended cab models get a three-place rear bench, as well as two buckets or a three-place bench up front. Space for the extended cab and regular cab models is good. Headroom and legroom are ample, but the seats themselves are a bit too firm. The rear seats for the extended cab models offer lots of legroom. The backrest is reclined at the proper angle and offers almost a sedan-like comfort.

Performance & Handling

The 2000 Chevrolet C2500 uses a 4.8-liter, V-8 engine that delivers 270 horsepower as a base engine. For more power, a 5.3-liter, V-8 engine that delivers 285 horsepower is also available. Of course, the 5.3-liter engine is more powerful and the best option available for using the C2500 to its full potential. The 4.8-liter engine offers enough power for light chores and loads, so it should be chosen if the load-carrying needs are not important. The 2000 Chevrolet C2500 offers good ride quality, considering that it is a utilitarian truck. The vehicle fails to absorb any shocks properly when the cargo load is empty. The brakes are firm and use progressive pedal action. The truck steering is quite precise even though the power assist is very high. The gauge and control system have been well designed, just like that of the Silverado. In fact, the layout for the C2500 has been claimed to be the best in its class.


The 2000 Chevrolet C2500 comes with airbags and anti-lock brakes as standard. No test results are available for this truck.

EPA Fuel Economy

2000 Chevrolet C2500: N/A

You'll Like

  • Strong engine performance
  • Programmable power door
  • Good braking power

You Won't Like

  • Low build quality
  • Use of cheap interior materials

Sum Up

Solid performance for achievers.

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