The GMC Sierra seems heavily influenced by the classic C/K design. The Sierra model range divides into three groups. The 1995 GMC C2500 marks the midrange group.
The main distinguishing feature between the Sierra model ranges concerns the engine options. The Sierra C2500 sits in a unique position because it lacks a unique engine model. The standard engine, a five-liter eight-cylinder, provides an option on the C1500. The more powerful 5.7-liter, eight-cylinder option on the C2500 comes on the C3500 as the standard engine. The same 6.5-liter, eight-cylinder, diesel engine can be found as an option on the C2500 and C3500.
The C2500 serves as a solid member of the GMC Sierra line of trucks. All of the engines give the GMC Sierra C2500 decent power, acceleration, and speed. The handling and steering feel fairly good for a vehicle this size. The interior of the C2500 also gets very comfortable with the inclusion of optional features.
Body Styles: pickup truck
Engines: 4.3-liter six-cylinder, 5.0-liter eight-cylinder, 5.7-liter eight-cylinder, 6.5-liter eight-cylinder diesel
Transmissions: four-speed automatic, five-speed manual
Models: GMC Sierra C2500 SL, GMC Sierra C2500 HD SL, GMC Sierra C2500 SLE, GMC Sierra C2500 HD SLE, GMC Sierra C2500 SLT, GMC Sierra C2500 HD SLT
Almost everything in the 1995 GMC Sierra C2500 gets revised or redesigned to improve performance.
All of the GMC Sierra C2500 models offer an extended cab option. The 1995 GMC Sierra C2500 SLT and HD SLT mark the only models not available with a regular cab option. A bed liner, camper mirrors, a towing package, and a chrome step bumper can be added as optional features.
The interior of the GMC Sierra C2500, despite some cheap material selection, looks fairly well done, if somewhat Spartan. The standard equipment only comes with an AM/FM audio system. Optional features, such as air-conditioning, cruise control, a cassette player, and power locks, can be used to improve the comfort of the 1995 GMC C2500 to reach something closer to car-level comfort.
Performance & Handling
The GMC Sierra C2500 shows some overlap with the C1500 in terms of performance. The standard five-liter, eight-cylinder engine provides an optional engine choice for the C1500. As a result, both Sierra models exhibit similar levels of performance when equipped with the same engine. The 5.7-liter, eight-cylinder engine improves upon the acceleration and speed of the 1995 GMC C2500 to allow it to outperform the C1500 with ease. While it does not match a car or other small vehicle, the C2500 maneuvers reasonably well.
Dual front airbags and four-wheel anti-lock brakes provide the only standard safety features on the 1995 GMC Sierra C2500.
EPA Fuel Economy
GMC Sierra C2500, 4.6-liter six-cylinder: 15/20 mpg city/highway
GMC Sierra C2500, 5.0-liter eight-cylinder: 12/16 mpg city/highway
GMC Sierra C2500, 5.7-liter eight-cylinder: 11/17 mpg city/highway
GMC Sierra C2500, 6.5-liter eight-cylinder diesel: 15/20 mpg city/highway
- Large cabin
- Powerful eight-cylinder engine options
You Won't Like
- Build quality issues
- Little different from C1500 and C3500 with the same engine
This workhorse remains a crowd favorite.
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