Braking Distance 60-0 mph : 147 ft. With a payload of 1,634 pounds, the extended cab weighed 4,500 pounds without passengers or cargo on board. And while it may seem insignificant, Chevy now has single key entry and ignition--a feature long coming. Chevy even has a program to provide financial assistance to people with disabilities for installation of aftermarket adaptive equipment, and extended-cab trucks have room for devices like wheelchair lifts. Think of a 3-door extended cab full-sized truck as a family sedan with a trunk you could live in. There is room for three in back, and plenty of storage spaces and cupholders for their gear.
Form follows function, and the boxy design means good space utilization. The vehicle also had a payload of 1,656 pounds. It seems, upon introduction of thier third door last model year, the buying public took notice. Side door beams, antilock brakes, front and rear crush zones, and daytime running lights are standard. I can only believe Chevy had something to do with this truck craze.
In '95, this line alone outsold the entire Nissan car division in the U. Preferred Equipment Group Savings vs. For entertainment, there was a radio and a cassette player. Perhaps some of the reasons for this surge in popularity, despite the fact that 30,000 farmers are disappearing yearly a large market area , is the introduction of third doors into extended cabs, versatility, car-like comforts and car-like pricing. The front passenger seat can be moved forward for access to the rear bench seat, but why bother? On the highway this increased to 17 mpg. The fuel tank held 34 gallons of gas. They even outsell the combined totals of the best-known luxury imports.
The wheelbase of the extended cab was 131 inches and it measured 213 inches long. The corners and edges are slightly rounded, but the current automotive aero-look is conspicuously absent. Chevy also offers a standard 200 hp V-6, 230 hp Vortec V-8, 290 hp 7. All Chevy truck engines were upgraded for improved power and fuel economy characteristics last year, and the workhorse small-block V8 now has 255 horsepower and 330 lb. The passenger-side third door available on extended-cab models is inconspicuous when closed. The column-mounted shift lever increases console space, while the floor-mounted 4-wheel drive lever has direct linkage to the 4-wheel drive system.
It even outsold dodge car, Chrysler-Plymouth and Mazda. We're talking many, many trucks here. Max Torque: 2800 rpm Maximum Payload: 1793 lbs. The third door makes life so much easier. Bitmap 1997 Chevrolet C1500 Silverado Performance Acceleration 0-60 mph : 9. It is hinged at the rear, allowing a wide opening for easy interior access. The computer is also located there ….
In fact, trucks are number one sellers in 23 of 50 states. Both Silverado models were equipped with power windows, power mirrors and power door locks. A squarish instrument panel may not be the height of fashion, but all controls and instruments were well-placed. But the best feature is the third access door that allows easy entry into the extended cab. If you prefer the door to be on the driver's side, check out Chevy's S-10 extended cab pickup. For one, a passenger-side air bag with key-operated deactivation is offered with the latter likely becoming standard as a result of recent fatal accidents to children and small-statured adults. Excluding passengers and cargo, the base model Chevrolet 1997 Silverado weighed in at 4,544 pounds.
Chevrolet introduced its version of this feature to the full-sized line in 1996. Even before reading about it in Chev's press kit, I noticed a tighter steering radius as well as lighter steering at low speeds. Chrome, in amounts not seen on mere cars in years, abounds from the front bumper and massive egg-crate grille through trim on the sides to the heavy-duty rear bumper. The extended cab Silverado had a 25-gallon fuel tank. The engine generated a maximum 255 horsepower at 4,600 rpm and 330 foot-pounds of torque at 2,800 rpm. Maximum Towing Capacity: 5000 lbs.
Maximum Towing Capacity: 5000 lbs. Today, pickups are the biggest- selling vehicles in the country. The total body length was 236. A V-8 engine was at the heart of the 1997 Chevrolet Silverado in both models. It made loading people or cargo into the spacious back seat a snap.
With bountiful car-like amenities, the K1500 rode and handled exceptionally well for a truck. The 1997 Silverado was released in two models. They also offered cruise control and air conditioning. How can one vehicle be all things to all people? The 1997 Silverado K1500 was a pickup truck developed by the Chevrolet division of General Motors. There are plenty of choices in the bowtie lineup to satisfy any full-sized pickup requirement.
There were 16 valves total. This one had all of the comforts and conveniences of a large sedan, and the rugged strength and power of a truck. I told you this baby was loaded. Max Torque: 2800 rpm Maximum Payload: 1793 lbs. The interior of our test truck was very car-like. Instruments included a digital clock, tachometer and speedometer. For '97, Chevy has not changed their line significantly, but has added a few noteworthy items.