2004 Chevrolet S10

  • 2004 Chevrolet S10 Base Crew Cab Pickup

    Base Crew Cab Pickup

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2004 Chevrolet S10 Review

A reliable work vehicle that can drive about town.

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The 2004 Chevrolet S-10 Crew Cab pickup marks the epitome of reliability. It offers the potential of many miles of service needing little or no repair or attention other than the routine oil change. The ZR5 appearance package offers a sportier look, which appeals to the younger crowd in particular. Regardless, the S-10 gets you where you need to go, no matter what road you must travel.

The Range

Body Styles: crew cab pickup
Engines: 4.3-liter V-6
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Chevrolet S-10, Chevrolet S-10 ZR5

What's New

Nothing much changes with the 2004 Chevrolet S-10 which represents a long-standing member of the truck lineup for Chevy. With Colorado sales increasing, Chevrolet limits production of the S-10 to crew cab only.


Past Chevrolet S-10s came in several cab configurations, but this year it only sells as a crew cab with four full-size, front-hinged doors. The 4x4 Crew Cab comes equipped with a 4.5-foot bed for cargo and a payload rating of 1111 pounds. The 2004 Chevrolet S-10 can pull a trailer weighing up to 5200 pounds. Chevrolet offers an optional increased-capacity suspension. The pickup rides on a 122.9-inch wheelbase and measures 205.3 inches long overall.

The S-10 Crew Cab has a ZR5 option that includes black aluminum bed rails, side steps, and a roof rack. Spectra Gray bumpers and wheel flares complete the look. Five-spoke, cast-aluminum wheels with 15-inch tires come standard with the ZR5 appearance package. Options include a hard or soft tonneau cover, a power sliding rear window, and a bed extender.


The Chevrolet S-10 seats five passengers with two front bucket seats and a three-seat rear bench seat. Leather seat trim provides an option. The driver finds controls conveniently placed and plenty of legroom too. Air-conditioning keeps everyone comfortable for the ride. Delayed interior lighting keeps the light on for you for 15 seconds or until the ignition turns on after closing the front doors.

Performance & Handling

Reliability describes the workhorse 2004 Chevrolet S-10. The powertrain consists of a 4.3-liter Vortec V-6 paired with a four-speed automatic transition. The V-6 pumps out 190 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque. The Insta-Trac four-wheel-drive system allows shifting between two-wheel drive and four-wheel-drive-High on the move with just the push of a button. A four-wheel-drive-Low handles steep grades and deep snow or mud.


Standard safety features for the 2004 Chevrolet S-10 include all-disc anti-lock brakes, daytime running lights, and dual front airbags. Side-impact airbags remain unavailable. Additional safety features include side-impact beams and a center high-mounted stop light. Illuminated entry, battery warning, lights-on warning, and key warning also help to keep the driver and occupants safe along with the PASSLock immobilizer and panic alarm.

EPA Fuel Economy

Chevrolet S-10: 15/19 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • V-6 torque
  • Off-road capability
  • Low price

You Won't Like

  • Sporty build quality
  • Interior trim quality
  • Low seating positions
  • Crash test scores

Sum Up

A reliable work vehicle that can drive about town.

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