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Sierra 1500
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1997 GMC Sierra 1500 Specs & Safety

The table below shows all 1997 GMC Sierra 1500 specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1997 GMC Sierra 1500 warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.
MSRP *
$14,602
Invoice *
$13,214
Engine
4.3L V-6 200 HP 255.0 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpm
Transmission
5-spd man w/OD / 4-spd auto w/OD
Fuel Economy City
17.0 mpg
Fuel Economy Hwy
23.0 mpg
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000
Engine
4.3L V-6 200 HP 255.0 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpm
Transmission
5-spd man w/OD / 4-spd auto w/OD
Alternator
100 amp
Battery
600 amp / 770 amp / 770 amp with auxiliary battery
Axle Ratio
3.08 / 3.42
Recommended Fuel Type
regular unleaded
Fuel Tank
30.0 gal.
Exhaust
stainless steel
Drive Type
rear-wheel
Limited Slip Differential
limited slip differential
Front Anti-Roll Bar
front anti-roll bar
Front Springs
coil
Front Shocks
heavy duty / brand name
Rear Anti-Roll Bar
rear anti-roll bar
Rear Springs
leaf
Rear Shocks
heavy duty / brand name
Steering
re-circulating ball
Brakes
front disc/rear drum
Vented Disc Brakes
front
Wheels
15.0 " painted styled steel
Front Tires
P235/75SR15.0BSW AS / LT235/75SR15.0BSW AT
Rear Tires (if different from Front)
P235/75SR15.0BSW AT / LT235/75SR15.0BSW AT
Spare Tire and Wheel
full-size steel / full-size
Seating Capacity
3 / 1
Front Seat Type
bench
Front Headrests
adjustable
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
2-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
2-way
Seat Trim
vinyl / cloth / premium cloth
Headliner
full vinyl
Floor Trim
vinyl/rubber
Vanity Mirrors
passenger
Rearview Mirror
day-night
Glove Box
glove box
Cabback Insulator
cabback insulator
Dome Light
dome light
Reading Lights
front
Cup Holder
front
Seatback Storage
2
Door Bins
dual
Front Air Conditioning
manual
Radio
AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scan / AM/FM stereo, seek-scan
Speakers
4
Antenna
fixed
Cruise Control
cruise control
Door Locks
manual / power
Power Outlets
3 / 2
Instrument Display
analog
Tachometer
tachometer
Oil Pressure Gauge
oil pressure gauge
Water Temp Gauge
engine temperature gauge
Volt Gauge
voltmeter gauge
Trip Odometer
trip odometer
Steering Wheel Type
sport / tilt sport
Front Windows
manual / power
1-Touch Open Window
driver
Tinted Windows
light / deep
Front Windshield Wipers
variable intermittent
Rear Windshield Type
sliding
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
Daytime Running Lights
daytime running lights
Center High Mounted Stop Light
center high mounted stop light
Front Impact Airbags
driver and passenger w/passenger front-impact cancellable
Door Count
2 doors
Exterior Cargo Length
78.7 "
Exterior Length
194.4 "
Exterior Width
76.8 "
Exterior Height
70.4 "
Wheelbase
118 "
Front Tread
64 "
Rear Tread
65 "
Turning Radius
19.9 '
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
6,100 lbs.
Curb Weight
3,870 lbs.
Front Gross Axle Weight Rating
3,200 lbs.
Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating
3,686 lbs.
Payload
2,230 lbs.
Max Trailer Weight
5,000 lbs.
Front Legroom
41.7 "
Front Headroom
39.9 "
Front Hiproom
60.0 "
Front Shoulder Room
65.4 "
Exterior Cargo Width
49.1 "
Exterior Cargo Volume
55.6 cu.ft.
Pickup
regular / regular with bed liner
Bumpers
front chrome / front chrome with 2 front tow hook(s) / front black / front colored
Rear Bumper
colored
Rear Step Bumper
rear step bumper
Grille Moldings
colored
Paint
monotone
Exterior Mirrors
dual manual / dual manual convex spotter
Trailering Harness
trailering harness
Trailering Hitch
trailering hitch
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000
Major Components Months/Miles
36/36,000
Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles
72/100,000
Roadside Assistance Months/Miles
36/36,000
Accessories Months/Miles
96/80,000

Safety Ratings

Below is the 1997 GMC Sierra 1500 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.

Style
Frontal Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Frontal Rating:

5% or less chance of injury

6% to 10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 25% or less chance of injury

26% or greater chance of injury

Side Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Side Rating:

10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 35% or less chance of injury

36% to 45% or less chance of injury

46% or greater chance of injury

Safety data is not currently available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For a list of safety-related features, please check the Safety section.

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