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GE 1997 GMC Sierra 2500

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Specs, Warranty & Reliability

The table below shows all 1997 GMC Sierra 2500 specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1997 GMC Sierra 2500 warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.

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1997 GMC Sierra 2500 SL 4x2 Standard Cab 131.5 in. WB1997 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 4x2 Standard Cab 131.5 in. WB1997 GMC Sierra 2500 HD SL 4x2 Extended Cab 155.5 in. WB
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  • Overview
    MSRP *$17,489$18,337$19,941
    Invoice *$15,302$16,045$17,448
    EngineStandard:5.0L V-8 230 HP 285 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpmAvailable:6.5L V-8 180 HP 360 ft.lbs. @ 1,800 rpm5.7L V-8 255 HP 330 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpm7.4L V-8 290 HP 410 ft.lbs. @ 3,200 rpmStandard:5.7L V-8 255 HP 330 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpmAvailable:6.5L V-8 180 HP 360 ft.lbs. @ 1,800 rpm7.4L V-8 290 HP 410 ft.lbs. @ 3,200 rpmStandard:5.7L V-8 255 HP 330 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpmAvailable:6.5L V-8 180 HP 360 ft.lbs. @ 1,800 rpm7.4L V-8 290 HP 410 ft.lbs. @ 3,200 rpm
    TransmissionStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/ODStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/ODStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/OD
    Fuel Economy City15.0 mpg14.0 mpg14.0 mpg
    Fuel Economy Hwy20.0 mpg19.0 mpg19.0 mpg
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
  • Powertrain
    EngineStandard:5.0L V-8 230 HP 285 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpmAvailable:6.5L V-8 180 HP 360 ft.lbs. @ 1,800 rpm5.7L V-8 255 HP 330 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpm7.4L V-8 290 HP 410 ft.lbs. @ 3,200 rpmStandard:5.7L V-8 255 HP 330 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpmAvailable:6.5L V-8 180 HP 360 ft.lbs. @ 1,800 rpm7.4L V-8 290 HP 410 ft.lbs. @ 3,200 rpmStandard:5.7L V-8 255 HP 330 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpmAvailable:6.5L V-8 180 HP 360 ft.lbs. @ 1,800 rpm7.4L V-8 290 HP 410 ft.lbs. @ 3,200 rpm
    TransmissionStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/ODStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/ODStandard:5-spd man w/ODAvailable:4-spd auto w/OD
    Alternator100 amp100 amp100 amp
    BatteryStandard:600 ampAvailable:600 amp with dual lead acid batteries600 amp heavy duty with auxiliary batteryStandard:600 ampAvailable:600 amp with dual lead acid batteries600 amp heavy duty with auxiliary batteryStandard:600 ampAvailable:600 amp with dual lead acid batteries600 amp heavy duty with auxiliary battery
    Axle RatioAvailable:3.734.10Available:3.734.10Available:4.10
    Recommended Fuel TypeStandard:regular unleadedAvailable:dieselStandard:regular unleadedAvailable:dieselStandard:regular unleadedAvailable:diesel
    Fuel Tank34.0 gal.34.0 gal.34.0 gal.
    Exhauststainless steelstainless steelstainless steel
    Drive Typerear-wheelrear-wheelrear-wheel
    Limited Slip DifferentialAvailable:limited slip differentialAvailable:limited slip differentialAvailable:limited slip differential
  • Steering and Suspension
    Front Anti-Roll Barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll bar
    Front Springscoilcoilcoil
    Rear Springsleafleafleaf
    Steeringre-circulating ballre-circulating ballre-circulating ball
    Brakesfront disc/rear drumfront disc/rear drumfront disc/rear drum
    Vented Disc Brakesfrontfrontfront
    Wheels16.0 " painted styled steel16.0 " painted styled steel16.0 " painted styled steel
    Front TiresStandard:LT225/75SR16.0BSW ASAvailable:LT245/75SR16.0BSW ASStandard:LT225/75SR16.0BSW ASAvailable:LT245/75SR16.0BSW ASLT245/75SR16.0BSW AS
    Rear Tires (if different from Front)Available:LT225/75SR16.0BSW ATLT245/75SR16.0BSW ATLT245/75SR16.0BSW ASAvailable:LT225/75SR16.0BSW ATLT245/75SR16.0BSW ATLT245/75SR16.0BSW ASAvailable:LT245/75SR16.0BSW AT
    Spare Tire and WheelStandard:full-size steelAvailable:full-sizeStandard:full-size steelAvailable:full-sizeStandard:full-size steelAvailable:full-size
  • Seating and Interior
    Seating CapacityStandard:3Available:2Standard:3Available:2Standard:6Available:23
    Front Seat TypeStandard:benchAvailable:60-40 split-benchbucketStandard:benchAvailable:60-40 split-benchbucketStandard:60-40 split-benchAvailable:bucket
    Front Headrestsadjustableadjustableadjustable
    Front ArmrestsAvailable:center w/storagedriver and passengerAvailable:center w/storagedriver and passengerAvailable:center w/storagedriver and passenger
    Front Driver Seat Direction ControlsStandard:2-wayAvailable:4-wayStandard:2-wayAvailable:4-wayStandard:4-wayAvailable:8-way (4-way power)
    Easy EntryN/AN/Arear seat easy entry
    Front Passenger Seat Direction ControlsStandard:2-wayAvailable:4-wayStandard:2-wayAvailable:4-way4-way
    Rear SeatsN/AN/Afull bench
    Rear HeadrestsN/AN/Aadjustable
    Seat TrimStandard:vinylAvailable:premium clothleatherclothStandard:vinylAvailable:premium clothleatherStandard:vinylAvailable:premium clothleathercloth
    Headlinerfull clothfull clothfull cloth
    Floor TrimStandard:vinyl/rubberAvailable:carpetStandard:vinyl/rubberAvailable:carpetStandard:vinyl/rubberAvailable:carpet
    Floor MatsAvailable:rubber front & rearAvailable:rubber front & rearAvailable:rubber front & rear
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    Rearview Mirrorday-nightStandard:day-nightAvailable:auto-dimming day-nightStandard:day-nightAvailable:auto-dimming day-night
    Glove Boxglove boxglove boxglove box
    Cabback Insulatorcabback insulatorcabback insulatorcabback insulator
    Dome Lightdome lightdome lightdome light
    Reading Lightsfrontfrontfront
    Floor ConsoleN/AN/AAvailable:partial
    Overhead ConsoleN/AN/AAvailable:full
    Cup Holderfrontfrontfront
    Instrument Panel StorageAvailable:binN/AAvailable:bin
    Dashboard StorageN/AN/Adashboard storage
    Seatback StorageAvailable:2Available:2Available:2
    Door Binsdualdualdual
    Cargo Concealed StorageAvailable:cargo concealed storageAvailable:cargo concealed storageAvailable:cargo concealed storage
    Cargo Floor TrimStandard:vinyl/rubberAvailable:carpetedStandard:vinyl/rubberAvailable:carpetedStandard:vinyl/rubberAvailable:carpeted
    Front Air ConditioningAvailable:manualN/AAvailable:manual
    RadioStandard:AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scanAvailable:AM/FM stereo, seek-scanStandard:AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scanAvailable:AM/FM stereo, seek-scanclockStandard:AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scanAvailable:AM/FM stereo, seek-scanclock
    CDN/AAvailable:singleAvailable:single
    SpeakersStandard:4Available:6 performanceStandard:4Available:6 performanceStandard:4Available:6 performance
    Radio Theft DeterrentAvailable:radio theft deterrentAvailable:radio theft deterrentAvailable:radio theft deterrent
    Antennafixedfixedfixed
    Cruise ControlAvailable:cruise controlAvailable:cruise controlAvailable:cruise control
    Door LocksStandard:manualAvailable:powerStandard:manualAvailable:powerStandard:manualAvailable:power
    Remote Keyless EntryAvailable:keyfob (all doors)Available:keyfob (all doors)Available:keyfob (all doors)
    Power Outlets333
    Instrument Displayanaloganaloganalog
    Tachometertachometertachometertachometer
    Oil Pressure Gaugeoil pressure gaugeoil pressure gaugeoil pressure gauge
    Water Temp Gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gauge
    Volt Gaugevoltmeter gaugevoltmeter gaugevoltmeter gauge
    CompassN/AAvailable:compassAvailable:compass
    Trip Odometertrip odometertrip odometertrip odometer
    Steering WheelStandard:sportAvailable:tilt sportStandard:sportAvailable:tilt sportStandard:sportAvailable:tilt sport
    Front WindowsStandard:manualAvailable:powerStandard:manualAvailable:powerStandard:manualAvailable:power
    Rear WindowsN/AN/Amanual vented
    1-Touch OpenAvailable:driverAvailable:driverAvailable:driver
    Tinted WindowsStandard:lightAvailable:deepStandard:lightAvailable:deepStandard:lightAvailable:deep
    Front Windshield Wipersvariable intermittentvariable intermittentvariable intermittent
    Rear DefrosterN/AN/AAvailable:rear defroster
    Rear Windshield TypeAvailable:slidingAvailable:slidingAvailable:sliding
  • Safety
    Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
    Daytime Running Lightsdaytime running lightsdaytime running lightsdaytime running lights
    Center High Mounted Stop Lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop light
    Front Impact Airbagsdriver and passenger w/passenger front-impact cancellableN/AN/A
  • Dimensions and Capacities
    Door Count2 doors2 doors2 doors
    Maximum Cargo VolumeN/AN/A40.5 cu.ft.
    Exterior Cargo Length97.6 "97.6 "97.6 "
    Exterior Length213.4 "213.4 "236.6 "
    Exterior Width76.8 "76.8 "76.8 "
    Exterior Height71.2 "71.2 "73.1 "
    Wheelbase132 "132 "156 "
    Front Tread63 "63 "63 "
    Rear Tread64 "64 "64 "
    Turning Radius22.7 '22.7 '26.5 '
    Gross Vehicle Weight RatingStandard:7,200 lbs.Available:8,600 lbs.8,600 lbs.8,600 lbs.
    Curb Weight4,299 lbs.4,299 lbs.5,084 lbs.
    Front Gross Axle Weight Rating3,150 lbs.3,600 lbs.3,600 lbs.
    Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating4,670 lbs.6,000 lbs.6,000 lbs.
    Payload2,901 lbs.3,516 lbs.3,516 lbs.
    Max Trailer Weight6,500 lbs.8,000 lbs.8,000 lbs.
    Front Legroom41.7 "41.7 "41.7 "
    Rear LegroomN/AN/A34.8 "
    Front Headroom39.9 "39.9 "39.9 "
    Rear HeadroomN/AN/A37.5 "
    Front Hiproom60.0 "60.0 "60.0 "
    Rear HiproomN/AN/A64.2 "
    Front Shoulder Room65.4 "65.4 "65.4 "
    Rear Shoulder RoomN/AN/A67.6 "
    Exterior Cargo Width49.1 "49.1 "49.1 "
    Exterior Cargo Volume69.1 cu.ft.69.1 cu.ft.69.1 cu.ft.
    Interior Cargo Volume w/Seats FoldedN/AN/A40.5 cu.ft.
  • Exterior Features
    PickupStandard:regularAvailable:regular with bed linerStandard:regularAvailable:regular with bed linerStandard:regularAvailable:regular with bed liner
    BumpersStandard:front chromeAvailable:front chrome with chrome insertfront chrome with 2 front tow hook(s)Standard:front chromeAvailable:front chrome with chrome insertfront chrome with 2 front tow hook(s)Standard:front chromeAvailable:front chrome with chrome insertfront chrome with 2 front tow hook(s)
    Rear BumperAvailable:chromecoloredAvailable:chromeAvailable:chromecolored
    Rear Step BumperAvailable:rear step bumperAvailable:rear step bumperAvailable:rear step bumper
    Bodyside MoldingsAvailable:blackAvailable:blackAvailable:black
    Bodyside InsertAvailable:chromeAvailable:chromeAvailable:chrome
    Wheel WellAvailable:chromeAvailable:chromeAvailable:chrome
    Grille MoldingsStandard:coloredAvailable:body-coloredStandard:coloredAvailable:body-coloredStandard:coloredAvailable:body-colored
    Paintmonotonemonotonemonotone
    Exterior MirrorsStandard:dual manualAvailable:dual power remoteStandard:dual manualAvailable:dual power remoteStandard:dual manualAvailable:dual power remote
    TraileringAvailable:class not availableAvailable:class not availableAvailable:class not available
    Trailering Harnesstrailering harnesstrailering harnesstrailering harness
    Trailering HitchAvailable:trailering hitchAvailable:trailering hitchAvailable:trailering hitch
  • Warranty
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
    Major Components Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
    Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles72/100,00072/100,00072/100,000
    Roadside Assistance Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
    Accessories Months/Miles96/80,00096/80,00096/80,000
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HD SL 4x4 Extended Cab 155.5 in. WB
HD SL 4x4 Standard Cab 131.5 in. WB
HD SL 4x4 Extended Cab 141.5 in. WB
SL 4x2 Extended Cab 141.5 in. WB
HD SL 4x2 Extended Cab 155.5 in. WB
HD SL 4x2 Standard Cab 131.5 in. WB
SL 4x2 Standard Cab 131.5 in. WB
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Safety Rating

Below is the 1997 GMC Sierra 2500 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.
StyleFrontal Rating
Side Rating
  Safety data is not currently available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For a list of safety-related features, please check the Specs section.

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