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1995 GMC K3500 Review

The most powerful of the Sierra workhorses.

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Overview

Based on the Chrysler C/K design, the 1995 GMC Sierra serves as a workhorse pickup truck. The 1995 GMC K3500 marks the top-of-the-line model in the range.

The K3500 represents the most powerful truck in the Sierra range. For some drivers, the extra power accommodates heavy loads. For other drivers, the extra power might be less worthwhile, especially when hauling no cargo or light loads.

The engines represent the most significant difference between the GMC Sierra lines. A few other considerations, such as optional equipment, differ slightly but not by much. The K3500 excels with heavy load carrying, even compared to the already impressive capabilities of the GMC K1500 and K2500.

The Range

Body Styles: pickup truck
Engines: 5.7-liter eight-cylinder, 6.5-liter eight-cylinder diesel, 7.4-liter eight-cylinder
Transmissions: four-speed automatic, five-speed manual
Models: GMC Sierra K3500 SL, GMC Sierra K3500 SLE, GMC Sierra K3500 SLT

What's New

The 1995 GMC Sierra K3500 gets extensively redesigned from the previous year’s model, improving in many areas.

Exterior

Every GMC Sierra K3500 sells as a regular cab or an extended cab. A bed liner, camper mirrors, a towing package, dual rear wheels, and a chrome step bumper can be selected as optional features to upgrade the 1995 GMC K3500.

Interior

Standard equipment in the 1995 GMC K3500 only consists of an AM/FM audio system. Other features for comfort and convenience, such as air-conditioning, cruise control, a cassette player, and power locks remain available as options. The interior of the K3500 looks almost identical to other GMC Sierra models.

Performance & Handling

The standard 5.7-liter, eight-cylinder engine in the K3500 produces an impressive 255 horsepower. In addition, more powerful engines remain available for the K3500 as options.

The GMC Sierra K3500 offers the most powerful engines in the model range. The 1995 GMC K3500 offers good acceleration due to the high power of the engines. A K2500 with an optional engine can perform on a similar level to the K3500 with the standard engine. Turning and maneuvering feels solid for a vehicle this size. Four-wheel drive gives the K3500 excellent traction, even on slippery roadways.

Safety

As with the other GMC Sierra models, dual front airbags and four-wheel anti-lock brakes provide the only standard safety features on the 1995 GMC K3500.

EPA Fuel Economy

GMC Sierra K3500, 5.7-liter eight-cylinder: 13/17 mpg city/highway
GMC Sierra K3500, 6.5-liter eight-cylinder diesel: 13/17 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Powerful eight-cylinder engine
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Rugged build
  • Most powerful GMC Sierra model

You Won't Like

  • Low-quality interior materials
  • High price tag

Sum Up

The most powerful of the Sierra workhorses.

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