GMC K2500

The GMC K2500 is a three-quarter-ton, four-wheel drive pickup truck that comprises part of the GMC full-size pickup truck line. It stayed in production for four decades in the U.S., beginning in 1960 and ending in 2000. The vehicle also comes as a two-wheel drive model, in which case GMC designates it with a C instead of a K. The GMC Sierra HD series of pickup trucks replaced the GMC K2500 in 2001.

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About the GMC K2500

The GMC K2500, along with the rest of its full-size truck counterparts, is known as an effective workhorse. It can take a beating, and it comes at an affordable price. As a result, the GMC K2500 and other C/K series trucks remain some of the most popular full-size trucks in the U.S.

GMC K2500 Features

The 2000 GMC K2500 was part of the fourth generation of full-size trucks introduced in 1988. The vehicle comes in four different versions: Fleetside Single, Extended, Crew Cab, and Stepside Single Cab. All versions of the vehicle ride on independent front suspension and offer three trim levels. The engine options include the following: a 4.3-liter V-6 with 160 horsepower, a 5.0-liter V-8 with 175 horsepower, a 5.7-liter V-8 with 210 horsepower, and a 6.2-liter diesel V-8 with 230 horsepower.

The 1989 version of the GMC K2500 includes a sports appearance package that features wheel flares, body trim, a black bumper, a sport grille, a special 4x4 box badge, 16-inch aluminum wheels, and a Sport tailgate badge. GMC offered this sport package until 1992.

The GMC K2500 got an updated audio system and interior, a driver’s side airbag, and four-wheel ABS brakes, which GMC made standard in 1995.

The 2000 GMC K2500 contains the award-winning Vortec V-8 engine that delivers 255 to 290 horsepower due to a higher compression ratio, roller-valve shifters, a new camshaft, and high-flow cylinder heads.

GMC K2500 Evolution

The GMC K2500 spanned four generations, starting with the first generation that began in 1960 and ended in 1966. This generation introduces a new body style, as well as a new designation system that includes the initials C and K. The new series of pickup trucks include the Apache 10, the Viking 40, and the Spartan 70. GMC offers the trucks in Wideside and Fenderside versions.

The GMC K2500 got its name during the second generation of this series, which picked up in 1967 and continued until 1972. The series has a more modern look, a new nickname (Action Line), and added convenience and comfort features that make the models more than just utilitarian trucks. The vehicle has a coil-spring rear suspension that provides a better ride than older leaf springs. However, the old suspension system remains available.

In 1968, a 5.0-liter V-8 engine with a power of 310 hp replaced the 4.6-liter V-8 engine in the GMC K2500. Other optional engines include a 6.5-liter V-8 engine, which GMC offered for the first time. When it comes to the exterior, the vehicle has side-marker reflectors on its fenders. The small rear window cab is no longer available. The grille also shows revision, with the letters GMC no longer appearing on the crossbar.

GMC made the next significant change in 1971, when it painted the grille black in some portions and an additional trim package, the Sierra, was introduced. This package concentrates more on comfort features, such as better interiors, insulation and padding, a carpet, chrome trim, tailgate trim, and upper and lower side moldings. In the same year, GMC introduced AM/FM radios as a standard addition to the GMC K2500.

The third generation of the GMC pickup truck family began in 1973 with a clean-sheet redesign. Development had begun in 1968, and the resulting redesign was considered revolutionary at the time of its introduction. In particular, the cab of the GMC K2500 shows differences from most other American pickup trucks of that era. The traits of this generation include a more aerodynamic design, double-wall construction, sleek body work, rounded doors with high cuts on the roof, and a flared secondary beltline to complement the new tail lamps. The GMC K2500 also has wood and steel floors, while the wheelbase increases to 117.5 inches for the short version and 131.5 inches for the long version of the pickup truck series. The GMC K2500 comes with part-time or full-time four-wheel drive. It features an off-road inclined design; for example, the transfer case is directly bolted to the transmission. This generation’s popularity ensured its survival for approximately 15 years, until production ceased in 1987.

Select a GMC K2500 Year

2000 GMC K2500

Truck, Utility/Offroad

1999 GMC K2500

SUV, Truck, Utility/Offroad

The GMC K2500 is a full-size, heavy duty pickup truck manufactured by General Motors.

1998 GMC K2500

SUV, Truck, Utility/Offroad

The 1998 GMC K2500 is a truck that offers a selection of engines, bed sizes, and possibilities.

1997 GMC K2500

SUV, Truck, Utility/Offroad

The 1997 GMC K2500 classifies as a heavy-duty pickup truck with a long history that goes back decades.

1996 GMC K2500

SUV, Truck, Utility/Offroad

The 1996 GMC K2500 comes with one engine choice, one transmission choice, and three trim choices.

1995 GMC K2500

SUV, Truck, Utility/Offroad

The 1995 GMC K2500 belongs to GMC’s Sierra line of trucks.