GMC
Sierra 2500
1998
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1998 GMC Sierra 2500 Specs & Safety

The table below shows all 1998 GMC Sierra 2500 specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1998 GMC Sierra 2500 warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.
MSRP *
$18,002
Invoice *
$15,751
Engine
5.0L V-8 230 HP 285.0 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpm / 5.7L V-8 255 HP 330.0 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpm / 6.5L V-8 180 HP 360.0 ft.lbs. @ 1,800 rpm
Transmission
5-spd man w/OD / 4-spd auto w/OD
Fuel Economy City
14.0 mpg
Fuel Economy Hwy
19.0 mpg
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
36/36,000
Engine
5.0L V-8 230 HP 285.0 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpm / 5.7L V-8 255 HP 330.0 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpm / 6.5L V-8 180 HP 360.0 ft.lbs. @ 1,800 rpm
Transmission
5-spd man w/OD / 4-spd auto w/OD
Alternator
100 amp / 105 amp / 140 amp
Battery
600 amp / 600 amp heavy duty with auxiliary battery / 770 amp / 770 amp with auxiliary battery / 600 amp with dual lead acid batteries
Axle Ratio
3.73
Recommended Fuel Type
regular unleaded / diesel
Fuel Tank
34.0 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
Rear Springs
leaf
Steering
re-circulating ball
Brakes
front disc/rear drum
Vented Disc Brakes
front
Wheels
16.0 " painted styled steel
Front Tires
LT225/75SR16.0BSW AS / LT245/75SR16.0BSW AS
Rear Tires (if different from Front)
LT245/75SR16.0BSW AS / LT245/75SR16.0BSW AT / LT225/75SR16.0BSW AT
Spare Tire and Wheel
full-size steel / full-size
Seating Capacity
3 / 2 / 1
Front Seat Type
bench / bucket / 60-40 split-bench
Front Headrests
adjustable
Front Armrests
driver and passenger / center w/storage
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
2-way / 4-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
2-way / 4-way
Seat Trim
vinyl / cloth / premium cloth / leather
Door Trim
cloth w/carpet lower
Headliner
full cloth
Floor Trim
vinyl/rubber / carpet
Floor Mats
rubber front & rear
Rearview Mirror
day-night / auto-dimming day-night
Glove Box
glove box
Cabback Insulator
cabback insulator
Dome Light
dome light
Reading Lights
front
Floor Console
partial
Cup Holder
front
Instrument Panel Storage
bin
Seatback Storage
2
Door Bins
dual
Cargo Concealed Storage
cargo concealed storage
Cargo Floor Trim
carpeted
Front Air Conditioning
manual
Radio
AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scan / AM/FM stereo, seek-scan / clock
CD
single
Speakers
4 / 6 performance
Radio Theft Deterrent
radio theft deterrent
Antenna
fixed
Cruise Control
cruise control
Door Locks
manual / power
Remote Keyless Entry
keyfob (all doors)
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
Compass
compass
Trip Odometer
trip odometer
Steering Wheel Type
sport / tilt sport
Steering Wheel Material
leather
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
Ignition Disable
immobilizer
Door Count
2 doors
Exterior Cargo Length
97.6 "
Exterior Length
213.4 "
Exterior Width
76.8 "
Exterior Height
71.2 "
Wheelbase
132 "
Front Tread
63 "
Rear Tread
64 "
Turning Radius
22.7 '
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
7,200 lbs.
Curb Weight
4,299 lbs.
Front Gross Axle Weight Rating
3,150 lbs. / 3,400 lbs.
Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating
4,670 lbs.
Payload
2,901 lbs.
Max Trailer Weight
6,500 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
69.1 cu.ft.
Pickup
regular / regular with bed liner
Bumpers
front chrome / front chrome with 2 front tow hook(s) / front chrome with chrome insert / front black / front colored
Rear Bumper
black / chrome
Rear Step Bumper
rear step bumper
Bodyside Moldings
black
Bodyside Insert
chrome
Wheel Well
chrome
Grille Moldings
colored / body-colored
Paint
monotone / lower accent two-tone
Exterior Mirrors
dual manual / dual manual convex spotter / dual convex spotter, manual driver, manual remote passenger / dual power remote
Trailering
class not available
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 1998 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.

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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