1989 Chevy Truck Specs

by Amanda Maddox

The 1989 Chevrolet C/K 1500 is available in a variety of trims, including a regular and extended cab. Each one has either a 6 1/2-foot bed or an 8-foot bed. The 1989 Chevy 1500 also comes with a choice of engines, either gas or diesel, and the option of two- or four-wheel drive.

Regular Cab Specs

The regular cab has two doors and seats three adult passengers. The 1989 Chevrolet C/K 1500 with a regular cab and a 6 1/2-foot bed has a wheelbase measurement of 117.50 inches. The length of this trim is 194.10 inches. The regular cab Chevy 1500 with an 8-foot bed has a wheelbase of 131.50 inches. The length is 212.90. The width of all regular cab trims is 76.40 inches, and the height is 70.40 inches.

Extended Cab Specs

The Chevrolet 1500 with an extended cab has two doors and seats up to six adult passengers. The extended-cab truck, with a 6 1/2-foot bed, has a wheelbase of 141.50 inches. The length is 223.40 inches, and the width is 76.40 inches. The extended cab with an 8-foot bed has a wheelbase of 155.50 inches. It has a height of 70.50 inches. The width is 76.40 inches for all extended-cab trims.

Motors and Transmission

All 1989 Chevy 1500 trims come with a standard 4.3-liter, V6 engine. However, the diesel engine, which is a 6.2-liter, V8 motor, is an option available on all trims. The 4.3-liter is a 160-horsepower motor that produces 235 ft-lb of torque. The bore is 4.0 inches, and the stroke is 3.48 inches. The 6.2-liter diesel is a 126-horsepower motor that produces 240 lb-ft of torque. It has a 3.98-inch bore and a 3.82-inch stroke. Each one comes with a standard four-speed, automatic transmission with overdrive.

Fuel Mileage

The 1989 C/K 1500, both gas and diesel, comes with a 25-gallon fuel tank. According to MSN Autos, the 4.3-liter, Chevy 1500 with rear-wheel drive is rated at 17 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. The four-wheel drive is rated at 16 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway.

The 6.2-liter, diesel 1500 is rated at 19 mpg in the city for the two-wheel drive and 17 mpg for the four-wheel drive. The highway rating is 25 mpg for the two-wheel drive and 22 mpg for the four-wheel drive.

About the Author

Amanda Maddox began writing professionally in 2007. Her work appears on various websites focusing on topics about medical billing, coding, real estate, insurance, accounting and business. Maddox has her insurance and real estate licenses and holds an Associate of Applied Science in accounting and business administration from Wallace State Community College.

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