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1996 Chevrolet G1500

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1996 Chevrolet G1500 Review

Family utility with plenty of comfort.

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The 1996 Chevrolet G1500 is a cargo van that is available in a base model that comfortably seats eight passengers. The G2500 and G3500 are offered as well with a considerable increase in seating room. Its roomy interior makes this the perfect vehicle for transporting large groups of people, such as families or a soccer team. In addition, a powerful engine gives the van the capability to tow nearly three tons of weight.

The Range

Body Styles: van
Engines: 4.3-liter six-cylinder
Transmissions: six-speed manual, four-speed automatic
Models: Chevrolet G1500 Base

What's New

The 1996 Chevrolet G1500 gets many improvements from the 1995 models. There is a new series of engines, which produce more horsepower and torque. The exterior is completely different with improved functionality. The rear doors now swing out away from the taillights and open wider. It has a longer wheelbase, which improves ride quality and entry and exit into the vehicle. Dual airbags in the front are added to the list of safety features.


The 1996 Chevrolet G1500 has three doors: two in the front and one sliding door on the passenger rear side. It measures over 218 inches long, 79 inches wide, 81 inches tall, and has a 135 inch wheelbase.


The 1996 Chevrolet G1500 base model seats up to eight people. In the front, vinyl bucket seats are complemented with head restraints, front seat cup holders, and a covered storage console. The dash features conveniently located controls, easy-to-read gauges, and a digital clock. A rear bench seat can accommodate three people, and multiple courtesy lights are on board.

Performance & Handling

The 1996 Chevrolet G1500 base model comes standard with a 4.3-liter, six-cylinder engine that produces 200 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque and is teamed with a four-speed automatic transmission. The G1500 is built with an independent wishbone front suspension with stabilizer bar and coil springs and a beam rear suspension with leaf springs. It handles well for a large vehicle, but bumpy roads make for an extremely rough ride.


The 1996 Chevrolet G1500 comes equipped with anti-lock brakes on all four wheels. There is also driver and front passenger front-impact airbags.

EPA Fuel Economy

Chevrolet G1500 Base: 14/19 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

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

You Won't Like

  • Poor gas mileage
  • Rough handling

Sum Up

Family utility with plenty of comfort.

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