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1998 Chevrolet K2500

  • 1998 Chevrolet K2500 Base Extended Cab Pickup

    Base Extended Cab Pickup

    • MAX MPG
      N/A
    • SEATS
      6
    • HP/TORQUE
      255/330
    • ENGINE
      5.7L V8
    • MSRP
      $23,690
  • 1998 Chevrolet K2500 Base Regular Cab Pickup

    Base Regular Cab Pickup

    • MAX MPG
      N/A
    • SEATS
      6
    • HP/TORQUE
      255/330
    • ENGINE
      5.7L V8
    • MSRP
      $23,690
  • 1998 Chevrolet K2500 Suburban Utility

    Suburban Utility

    • MAX MPG
      N/A
    • SEATS
      3
    • HP/TORQUE
      255/330
    • ENGINE
      5.7L V8
    • MSRP
      $29,249
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1998 Chevrolet K2500 Review

A reliable four-wheel-drive truck for hauling and towing.

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Overview

The 1998 Chevrolet K2500 is a four-wheel-drive pickup truck that is available with a regular cab or an extended cab. Consumers have the choice between three powerful engines and two transmissions. While it may require little maintenance, the front brakes may need to be replaced at regular intervals.

The Range

Body Styles: regular cab pickup, extended cab pickup
Engines: 5.7-liter V-8, 6.5-liter V-8, 7.4-liter V-8
Transmissions: five-speed manual, four-speed automatic
Models: Chevrolet K2500

What's New

The 1998 Chevrolet K2500 discontinued the Sport package, and there are some new exterior color choices. Second-generation driver and front passenger airbags are now standard.

Exterior

The 1998 Chevrolet K2500 has monotone paint with the option for two-tone paint. A chrome step bumper is standard, as are 16-inch wheels and power exterior mirrors. Camper mirrors and a manual horizontal sliding rear window are available as options for both cab choices. A bed liner and privacy glass are other options that are available.

Interior

The 1998 Chevrolet K2500 has interior standard features that include a front bench seat, cloth seating, and a leather-trimmed, tilting steering wheel. Air-conditioning also comes standard, along with power windows and power door locks. An AM/FM/Cassette audio system is standard for this truck. Cruise control is an additional standard feature, which is a bonus feature that many work trucks do not have. Along with the standard air-conditioning and audio system, this feature makes the truck comfortable enough for extended hauling trips.

The 1998 Chevrolet K2500's optional features include bucket seats, leather seats, and a front split bench seats. Other options include clearance lights, a keyless entry system, an auto-dim rear view mirror, an AM/FM/Cassette/CD audio system, and an AM/FM/CD audio system. Options available only for the extended cab model include skid plates, a rear window defroster, a center console, and an overhead console.

Performance & Handling

The 1998 Chevrolet K2500 comes with the 5.7-liter V-8 engine standard with the option of a 6.5-liter diesel V-8 or a 7.4-liter V-8. There is the option of using compressed natural gas with this vehicle. A five-speed manual transmission is the standard, and the four-speed automatic is available as an option.

The 1998 Chevrolet K2500 can come with an optional locking differential for the consumer who would like a little traction increase when taking it off road. This truck puts out 230 horsepower with 285 lb-ft of torque. The maximum payload with the standard 5.7-liter V-8 engine is 3435 pounds, and the maximum towing capacity vehicle is 8600 pounds.

Safety

The 1998 Chevrolet K2500 comes equipped with safety features that include four-wheel anti-lock brake and driver and front passenger airbags. Other features include daytime running lights to keep the truck more visible in all driving conditions, a lighted entry system to decrease stumbling when entering and exiting at night or in low light conditions, and intermittent windshield wipers that help keep the windshield clear during poor weather conditions.

EPA Fuel Economy

1998 Chevrolet K2500: N/A

You'll Like

  • Engine choices
  • Cab choices
  • Transmission choices
  • Camper/towing package

You Won't Like

  • Front brakes wear out quickly
  • Lack of interior storage

Sum Up

A reliable four-wheel-drive truck for hauling and towing.

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