1989 Chevy S10 Specsby Brian Vaughan
The 1989 Chevrolet S10 is a pickup truck available in eight different trim levels. These trim levels include the two- and four-wheel drive Extended Cab Short Bed, two- and four-wheel drive Regular Cab Short Bed, two- and four-wheel drive Regular Cab Long Bed and two-wheel drive EL Regular Cab Short Bed. Upon the release of the 1989 S10, the trucks retailed between $7,474 and $12,880.
All S10 models are 64.8 inches wide. The Regular Cab Short Bed models are 178.2 inches long, the Extended Cab Short Bed models are 192.8 inches long and the Regular Cab Long Bed models are 194.2 inches long. The four-wheel drive versions are all 63.4 inches tall, while the two-wheel drive versions are 61.3 inches tall. The wheelbase is 108.3 inches for the Regular Cab Short Bed models, 117.9 inches for the Regular Cab Long Bed models and 122.9 inches for the Extended Cab Short Bed models.
The Extended Cab trim levels have the capacity to seat up to four passengers, while all other models can seat up to three. Headroom measures 39.1 inches, while legroom equals 42.5 inches. Shoulder room is 53.9 inches.
All two-wheel drive models have a 2.5-liter I4 engine with 92 horsepower and engine displacement of 2,475 cubic centimeters. The compression ratio is 8.3-to-1. The bore and stroke measure 4.00 inches and 3.00 inches. The four-wheel drive models feature a 2.8-liter V-6 engine with 125 horsepower and engine displacement of 2,835 cc. The bore and stroke come out to 3.50 inches and 2.99 inches. The compression ratio is 8.9-to-1. The EL Regular Cab and two-wheel drive Extended Cab Short Bed both have five-speed manual transmissions, while all other models have four-speed automatic transmissions.
The EL Regular Cab model has a 13.2-gallon fuel tank, while all other models have 20-gallon tanks. The four-wheel drive models get 17 miles per gallon in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. The automatic transmission two-wheel drive models get 21 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. Their manual transmission counterparts get 23 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.
Brian Vaughan is a freelance writer based in Springfield, Mo. He has been writing short stories, reviews and essays for over eight years and is currently pursuing a degree in professional writing at Missouri State University.