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GE 1997 Chevrolet K1500

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Specs, Warranty & Reliability

The table below shows all 1997 Chevrolet K1500 specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1997 Chevrolet K1500 warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.

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1997 Chevrolet K1500 Sportside 4x4 Standard Cab 117.5 in. WB1997 Chevrolet K1500 Sportside 4x4 Extended Cab 141.5 in. WB
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  • Overview
    MSRP *$19,517$21,401
    Invoice *$17,077$18,726
    EngineStandard:4.3L V-6 200 HP 255 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpmAvailable:5.7L V-8 255 HP 330 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpm5.0L V-8 230 HP 285 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpmStandard:4.3L V-6 200 HP 255 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpmAvailable:5.7L V-8 255 HP 330 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpm5.0L V-8 230 HP 285 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpm
    TransmissionStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/ODStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/OD
    Fuel Economy City15.0 mpg15.0 mpg
    Fuel Economy Hwy20.0 mpg20.0 mpg
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,000
  • Powertrain
    EngineStandard:4.3L V-6 200 HP 255 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpmAvailable:5.7L V-8 255 HP 330 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpm5.0L V-8 230 HP 285 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpmStandard:4.3L V-6 200 HP 255 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpmAvailable:5.7L V-8 255 HP 330 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpm5.0L V-8 230 HP 285 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpm
    TransmissionStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/ODStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/OD
    Alternator100 amp100 amp
    BatteryStandard:600 amp heavy dutyAvailable:600 amp heavy duty with auxiliary batteryStandard:600 amp heavy dutyAvailable:600 amp heavy duty with auxiliary battery
    Axle RatioStandard:3.73Available:3.42Standard:3.73Available:3.42
    Recommended Fuel Typeregular unleadedregular unleaded
    Fuel Tank25.0 gal.25.0 gal.
    Auxiliary Fuel TankN/AN/A
    Exhauststainless steelstainless steel
    Drive Typepart-time four-wheelpart-time four-wheel
    4WD ShiftStandard:manualAvailable:electronicStandard:manualAvailable:electronic
    Locking Hub Controlautomaticautomatic
    Limited Slip DifferentialAvailable:limited slip differentialAvailable:limited slip differential
    Traction ControlN/AN/A
  • Steering and Suspension
    Electronic StabilityN/AN/A
    RideN/AN/A
    Ride ControlN/AN/A
    Adaptive SuspensionN/AN/A
    Auto-Levelling SuspensionN/AN/A
    Front Suspensiontorsiontorsion
    Front Anti-Roll Barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll bar
    Front SpringsStandard:torsion barAvailable:heavy duty torsion barStandard:torsion barAvailable:heavy duty torsion bar
    Front Torsion Barfront torsion barfront torsion bar
    Front ShocksAvailable:heavy dutyAvailable:heavy duty
    Rear SuspensionN/AN/A
    Rear Anti-Roll BarN/AN/A
    Rear Springsleafleaf
    Rear ShocksAvailable:heavy dutyAvailable:heavy duty
    Steeringre-circulating ballre-circulating ball
    Steering CoolerN/AN/A
    Brakesfront disc/rear drumfront disc/rear drum
    Vented Disc Brakesfrontfront
    Wheels16.0 " painted styled steel16.0 " painted styled steel
    Front TiresStandard:P245/75SR16.0BSW ATAvailable:LT245/75SR16.0BSW ATP265/75SR16.0BSW ATP265/75SR16.0OWL ATP245/75SR16.0OWL ATLT245/75SR16.0OWL ATStandard:P245/75SR16.0BSW ATAvailable:LT245/75SR16.0BSW ATP265/75SR16.0BSW ATP265/75SR16.0OWL ATP245/75SR16.0OWL ATLT245/75SR16.0OWL AT
    Rear Tires (if different from Front)Available:LT245/75SR16.0BSW ATP265/75SR16.0BSW ATP265/75SR16.0OWL ATP245/75SR16.0OWL ATLT245/75SR16.0OWL ATAvailable:LT245/75SR16.0BSW ATP265/75SR16.0BSW ATP265/75SR16.0OWL ATP245/75SR16.0OWL ATLT245/75SR16.0OWL AT
    Spare Tire and WheelStandard:full-size steelAvailable:full-sizeStandard:full-size steelAvailable:full-size
  • Seating and Interior
    Seating CapacityStandard:3Available:12Standard:6Available:15
    Front Seat TypeStandard:benchAvailable:60-40 split-benchpremium bucketStandard:60-40 split-benchAvailable:premium bucket
    Heated Front SeatsN/AN/A
    Front Headrestsadjustableadjustable
    Front ArmrestsAvailable:center w/storageAvailable:center w/storage
    Front Driver Seat Direction Controls2-wayStandard:4-wayAvailable:8-way (4-way power)
    Easy EntryN/AN/A
    Front Passenger Seat Direction ControlsAvailable:2-way4-way
    Rear SeatsN/Afull bench
    Rear HeadrestsN/AN/A
    Rear Child SeatsN/AN/A
    Rear ArmrestsN/AN/A
    Third Row SeatsN/AN/A
    Third Row Child SeatsN/AN/A
    Third Row ArmrestsN/AN/A
    Seat TrimStandard:vinylAvailable:premium clothleatherclothStandard:vinylAvailable:premium clothleathercloth
    Door TrimAvailable:cloth w/carpet lowerAvailable:cloth w/carpet lower
    Headlinerfull clothfull cloth
    Floor TrimStandard:vinyl/rubberAvailable:carpetStandard:vinyl/rubberAvailable:carpet
    Floor MatsAvailable:rubber front & rearAvailable:rubber front & rear
    Dashboard InsertN/AN/A
    Gear Shift Knob TrimN/AN/A
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    SunroofN/AN/A
    Convertible RoofN/AN/A
    Roof FeaturesN/AN/A
    Vanity Mirrorspassengerpassenger
    Auxiliary VisorsN/AN/A
    Rearview MirrorStandard:day-nightAvailable:auto-dimming day-nightStandard:day-nightAvailable:auto-dimming day-night
    Rear Visor Vanity MirrorN/AN/A
    Glove Boxglove boxglove box
    Cabback InsulatorAvailable:cabback insulatorcabback insulator
    Dome Lightdome lightdome light
    Reading Lightsfrontfront
    Floor ConsoleAvailable:partialAvailable:partial
    Overhead ConsoleN/AAvailable:full with storage
    Cup Holderfrontfront
    Instrument Panel StorageN/AN/A
    Dashboard StorageN/AN/A
    Interior Concealed StorageN/AN/A
    Seatback StorageAvailable:2Available:2
    Refrigerated BoxN/AN/A
    Manufacturer Luggage SetN/AN/A
    Door Binsdualdual
    Rear Door BinsN/AN/A
    Underseat TrayN/AN/A
    Cargo Concealed StorageAvailable:cargo concealed storageN/A
    Cargo Floor TrimN/AN/A
    Trunk Lid TrimN/AN/A
    Cargo CoverN/AN/A
    Cargo NetN/AN/A
    Cargo Tie DownsN/AN/A
    Cargo LightN/AN/A
    Air CompressorN/AN/A
    Front Air ConditioningAvailable:manualAvailable:manual
    Climate ControlN/AN/A
    Rear Air ConditioningN/AN/A
    Air FilterN/AN/A
    Rear Heat DuctsN/AN/A
    Automatic Air RecirculationN/AN/A
    Rear HeaterN/AN/A
    RadioStandard:AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scanAvailable:AM/FM stereo, seek-scanclockStandard:AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scanAvailable:AM/FM stereo, seek-scanclock
    Radio Steering Wheel ControlsN/AN/A
    CDAvailable:singleAvailable:single
    MP3 PlayerN/AN/A
    MiniDisc PlayerN/AN/A
    SpeakersStandard:4Available:4 performanceStandard:4Available:4 performance
    AmplifierN/AN/A
    Radio Theft DeterrentAvailable:radio theft deterrentAvailable:radio theft deterrent
    Antennafixedfixed
    Cruise ControlAvailable:cruise controlAvailable:cruise control
    Door LocksStandard:manualAvailable:powerStandard:manualAvailable:power
    Heated Door LocksN/AN/A
    Remote Keyless EntryAvailable:keyfob (all doors)Available:keyfob (all doors)
    Trunk/Hatch/Door ReleaseN/AN/A
    Remote Fuel Flap ReleaseN/AN/A
    Rear Window ReleaseN/AN/A
    Rear Child Safety Door LocksN/AN/A
    Fuel Filler Door ReleaseN/AN/A
    Cell PhoneN/AN/A
    Power Outlets33
    AC power outletN/AN/A
    Trunk PulldownN/AN/A
    Driver Foot RestN/AN/A
    Retained Accessory PowerN/AN/A
    Garage Door OpenerN/AN/A
    Smokers PackageN/AN/A
    Lighter ElementsN/AN/A
    First Aid KitN/AN/A
    Emergency SOSN/AN/A
    Adjustable PedalsN/AN/A
    Entertainment CenterN/AN/A
    Voice RecorderN/AN/A
    Picnic TableN/AN/A
    Internet AccessN/AN/A
    Instrument Displayanaloganalog
    Tachometertachometertachometer
    Oil Pressure Gaugeoil pressure gaugeoil pressure gauge
    Water Temp Gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gauge
    Volt Gaugevoltmeter gaugevoltmeter gauge
    InclinometerN/AN/A
    AltimeterN/AN/A
    Heads Up DisplayN/AN/A
    ClockN/AN/A
    CompassAvailable:compassAvailable:compass
    Exterior TemperatureN/AN/A
    Systems MonitorN/AN/A
    Check ControlN/AN/A
    Trip ComputerN/AN/A
    Trip Odometertrip odometertrip odometer
    Park Distance ControlN/AN/A
    Navigation SystemN/AN/A
    Steering WheelStandard:sportAvailable:tilt sportStandard:sportAvailable:tilt sport
    Steering Wheel MaterialAvailable:leatherAvailable:leather
    Tow BarN/AN/A
    Front WindowsStandard:manualAvailable:powerStandard:manualAvailable:power
    Rear WindowsN/Amanual vented
    Quarter Vent Rear WindowsN/AN/A
    1-Touch OpenN/AN/A
    Tinted WindowsStandard:lightAvailable:deepStandard:lightAvailable:deep
    Double Pane Side GlassN/AN/A
    Sun BlindsN/AN/A
    Front Windshield Wipersvariable intermittentvariable intermittent
    Heated Front WipersN/AN/A
    Rain Detecting WipersN/AN/A
    Speed Sensitve WipersN/AN/A
    Rear Windshield WiperN/AN/A
    Rear Heated WipersN/AN/A
    Electrically Heated WindshieldN/AN/A
    Sun Visor StripN/AN/A
    Rear DefrosterN/AAvailable:rear defroster
    Rear BlindsN/AN/A
    Rear Windshield TypeAvailable:slidingAvailable:sliding
  • Safety
    Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
    Daytime Running Lightsdaytime running lightsdaytime running lights
    Center High Mounted Stop Lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop light
    Front Impact Airbagsdriver and passenger w/passenger front-impact cancellabledriver and passenger w/passenger front-impact cancellable
    Driver Side Impact AirbagsN/AN/A
    Passenger Side Impact AirbagN/AN/A
    Overhead AirbagN/AN/A
    Occupancy SensorN/AN/A
    Childseat SensorN/AN/A
    Head ProtectionN/AN/A
    Knee AirbagN/AN/A
    Rear Side AirbagN/AN/A
    Side Impact BarsN/AN/A
    Seatbelt PretensionersN/AN/A
    Ignition DisableN/AN/A
    Panic AlarmN/AN/A
    Tracker SystemN/AN/A
    Security SystemN/AN/A
  • Dimensions and Capacities
    Door Count2 doorsStandard:2 doorsAvailable:3 doors
    Maximum Cargo VolumeN/A40.5 cu.ft.
    Exterior Cargo Length78.7 "78.7 "
    Exterior Length194.5 "217.9 "
    Exterior Width76.8 "76.8 "
    Exterior Height72.7 "72.6 "
    Wheelbase118 "142 "
    Front Tread64 "64 "
    Rear Tread64 "64 "
    Turning Radius20.4 '23.8 '
    Gross Vehicle Weight Rating6,100 lbs.Standard:6,200 lbs.Available:6,600 lbs.
    Curb Weight4,298 lbs.4,577 lbs.
    Front Gross Axle Weight Rating3,600 lbs.3,600 lbs.
    Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating3,750 lbs.3,750 lbs.
    Payload1,802 lbs.1,623 lbs.
    Max Trailer Weight5,000 lbs.5,000 lbs.
    Max Trailer Tongue WeightN/AN/A
    Drag CoefficientN/AN/A
    Front Legroom41.7 "41.7 "
    Rear LegroomN/A34.8 "
    Front Headroom39.9 "39.9 "
    Rear HeadroomN/A37.5 "
    Third Row HeadroomN/AN/A
    Front Hiproom60.0 "60.0 "
    Rear HiproomN/A64.2 "
    Third Row HiproomN/AN/A
    Front Shoulder Room65.4 "65.4 "
    Rear Shoulder RoomN/A67.6 "
    Third Row Shoulder RoomN/AN/A
    Passenger VolumeN/AN/A
    Exterior Cargo Width49.1 "49.1 "
    Exterior Cargo Volume42.1 cu.ft.42.1 cu.ft.
    Interior Cargo VolumeN/AN/A
    Interior Cargo Volume w/Seats FoldedN/A40.5 cu.ft.
  • Exterior Features
    Mud FlapsN/AN/A
    Rear SpoilerN/AN/A
    Running BoardsN/AN/A
    Skid PlatesAvailable:1Available:1
    Trunk RackN/AN/A
    Pickupflareflare
    BumpersStandard:front chrome with 2 front tow hook(s)Available:body-colored with 2 front tow hook(s)with 2 front tow hook(s)Standard:front chrome with 2 front tow hook(s)Available:front chrome with chrome insert, 2 front tow hook(s)
    Rear BumperAvailable:chromeAvailable:chrome with chrome insert
    Rear Step BumperAvailable:rear step bumperAvailable:rear step bumper
    Bodyside MoldingsAvailable:blackAvailable:black
    Bodyside InsertAvailable:chromeAvailable:chrome
    Bodyside CladdingN/AN/A
    Rocker Panel ExtensionsN/AN/A
    Wheel WellN/AN/A
    Fender FlaresN/AN/A
    Grille MoldingsStandard:coloredAvailable:chromebody-coloredStandard:coloredAvailable:chrome
    Paintmonotonemonotone
    Exterior MirrorsStandard:dual manualAvailable:dual manual remotedual power remoteStandard:dual manualAvailable:dual power remote
    TraileringN/AN/A
    Trailering Harnesstrailering harnesstrailering harness
    Trailering HitchAvailable:trailering hitchAvailable:trailering hitch
  • Warranty
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,000
    Major Components Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,000
    Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles72/100,00072/100,000
    Roadside Assistance Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,000
    Maintenance Months/MilesN/AN/A
    Accessories Months/Miles96/80,00096/80,000
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Safety Rating

Below is the 1997 Chevrolet K1500 safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.
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