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1998 Chevrolet G2500

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1998 Chevrolet G2500 Review

Ready for anything as a very versatile van.

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The 1998 Chevrolet G2500 is a rear-drive van that is available in cargo and passenger models. Depending on the model, it is optimal for carrying heavy loads or transporting a large crowd of people. It offers acceptable safety features and has good enough quality to merit some respect. Chevrolet’s history of delivering tough and reliable vehicle gives it an extra star, providing one more reason to choose it over any other van on the market.

The Range

Body Styles: Extended Cargo Van, Express Passenger Van, Extended Express Passenger Van
Engines: 4.3-liter six-cylinder, 5.7-liter V-8
Transmissions: four-speed automatic, five-speed manual
Models: Chevrolet G2500

What's New

The 1998 Chevrolet G2500 is nearly identical to the models offered in 1997.


The Chevrolet G2500 features black front and rear bumpers, externally adjustable chrome door mirrors, halogen bulb single headlights, a rear platform step, and tinted glass. It has a gross weight of up to 7500 pounds, depending on the model, and sits on 16-inch wheels.


The 1998 Chevrolet G2500 cargo van has two vinyl bucket seats with height-adjustable head restraints in front. There are bins on the seats and pockets on the doors for easy storage. The dash contains gauges that are logically arranged for clear readability, conveniently-placed controls for easy use, and a console with an open storage box. Passenger vans have seating that can accommodate up to 12 passengers. There are two rows of removable bench seats behind the front bucket seats. All models feature rear cargo doors, cup holders, a digital clock, and a ventilation system with four fan speeds.

Performance & Handling

The 1998 Chevrolet G2500 cargo vans come packed with a 4.3-liter, six-cylinder engine that produces 200 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque. The passenger vans have a 5.7-liter, V-8 engine that cranks out 245 horsepower and 325 lb-ft of torque. The 1998 G2500 has strong acceleration and the ability to tow about 8000 pounds. It is built with an independent wishbone front suspension with a stabilizer bar and coil springs teamed with a rigid beam rear suspension with leaf springs. Its ride and handling is kind of rough, which is expected with such a large vehicle. It has adequate steering, allowing for good control.


The 1998 Chevrolet G2500 is equipped with anti-lock brakes on all four wheels. There are driver and front passenger front-impact airbags installed.

EPA Fuel Economy

Chevrolet G2500 with six-cylinder engine: 17/22 mpg city/highway
Chevrolet G2500 with V-8 engine: 13/18 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Good performance
  • Lots of space

You Won't Like

  • Below average fuel economy

Sum Up

Ready for anything as a very versatile van.

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