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2000 Chevrolet K2500 Review

A classic but outdated workhorse.

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Overview

The 2000 Chevrolet K2500 is part of Chevrolet’s lineup of full-sized pickup trucks. The first pickup truck by General Motors was introduced in 1930. The C/K Series pickup trucks began production in 1975 and continued till 1999, when it was replaced by the Silverado. Despite the change in pickup trucks, Chevrolet decided to continue the C/K nomenclature for this model year. As a result, the 2000 Chevrolet K2500 represents a one-ton, four-wheel-drive pickup.

The Range

Body Styles: regular cab, extended cab, crew cab
Engines: 5.7-liter V-8, 7.4-liter V-8
Transmissions: four-speed automatic, five-speed automatic
Models: Chevrolet K2500, Chevrolet K2500 LS, Chevrolet K2500 LS HD

What's New

The 2000 Chevrolet K2500 is available with one new paint color. This model year also marks the last for the C/K nomenclature, which had been continued after the C/K Series stopped production in 1999.

Exterior

The 2000 Chevrolet K2500 is available in regular cab, extended cab, and crew cab bodies. There are two choices for cargo beds, one is 6.5 feet, and the other is eight feet. The front styling of the K2500 is similar to that of the Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe, since all three use the same basic design. The K2500 also share many exterior features with the C/K Series since it is a holdover from the big-truck, 1989-1998 generation. The exterior of this pickup and all other holdovers from the previous generation are expected to be replaced with new models and similar styling from the next model year.

Interior

The dashboard for the 2000 Chevrolet K2500 has been laid out very well, especially the climate and audio controls, which are placed at a high position so that it's easier to reach and use. Two retractable cup holders are also installed on the dash, and it's within easy reach of the driver. The center armrest, which is added along with the optional front bench, has a writing surface and lots of storage space inside. The front seats are flat and unsupportive, but it's comfortable enough for long highway trips. The front seats may be either two bucket seats or a three-place bench. As with all other heavy pickup trucks at present, the 2000 Chevrolet K2500 also has a wide rear seat in the extended cab models. However, the seatback is angled so upright that it is uncomfortable to sit on for a long time. Knee room is also limited at the rear. The amount of interior storage available is more than most other rival pickups, except for the Dodge Ram.

Performance & Handling

The 2000 Chevrolet K2500 is available with a 5.7-liter V-8 as standard, delivering 255 horsepower. A bigger 7.4-liter V-8 engine is also available as an option, delivering 290 horsepower. Both engines can be fitted with a five-speed manual gearbox or an optional four-speed automatic transmission. The 5.7-liter V-8 engine is one of the best available engines in the full-sized pickup segment. It offers great acceleration, stays quiet, and handles most moderate hauling and towing tasks. However, if the K2500 is being bought for some heavy hauling and towing tasks, the 7.6-liter V-8 will provide enough power and offer the same level of refinement as the base V-8 engine. The 2000 Chevrolet K2500 has a very bouncy ride, especially on an empty cargo bed due to its high-payload capacity. The new Ford F-Series offer better ride quality. However, the engine under the hood of the K2500 is so refined that it almost meets car-like levels.

Safety

The 2000 Chevrolet K2500 has four-wheel anti-lock brakes as standard, whereas the Ford trucks only come with rear anti-lock brakes as standard. There is no data available on crash tests conducted on the 2000 Chevrolet K2500.

EPA Fuel Economy

2000 Chevrolet K2500: N/A

You'll Like

  • Powerful engines
  • Familiar sheet metal
  • Simple but elegant interior

You Won't Like

  • Outdated

Sum Up

A classic but outdated workhorse.

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