1995 Silverado K1500 Specificationsby Jordan Baker
Chevrolet has been producing trucks since the 1930s, and starting in the 1960s, the company began to brand its trucks with the C/K moniker. The C designated rear-wheel drive variants, while the K designated four-wheel drive variants. Chevrolet used the C/K designation for its 1500, 2500 and 3500 series trucks until the Silverado and Sierra names took over in 1998. The 1995 Chevrolet K1500 Silverado was part of the C/K series' final generation before the name change.
Engine and Fuel Capacity
A 160 horsepower, 4.3-liter V6 engine came standard with the 1995 K1500. Available were several other engines, including a 175-horsepower, 5.0-liter V8, a 200-horsepower, 5.7-liter V8, a 155-horsepower, 6.5-liter diesel V8 and a 180-horsepower, 6.5-liter turbocharged diesel V8. Both regular and extended cab variants came with a 25-gallon fuel tank, and fuel economy ranged from 11 to 14 mpg city and 13 to 19 mpg highway.
Drive Type and Seating
A five-speed manual transmission came standard with the 1995 K1500 Silverados. Also available was a four-speed automatic. Both regular and extended-cab models were four-wheel drive with front disc and rear drum brakes. The regular cab supported seating for up to three people, while the extended cab variant allowed for up to six people with front and rear bench seats.
The regular cab, short-bed K1500s measured about 194 inches long, 77 inches wide and 70 inches tall with a wheelbase of 117 inches and curb weight of more than 3,800 lbs. The regular cab, long bed variant measured more than 212 inches long, had a wheelbase of 131 inches and curb weight of almost 4,000 lbs. The extended cab short-beds measured 218 inches long, with a wheelbase of 141 inches and curb weight of 4,200 lbs. The extended cab, long beds measured 237 inches long and 74 inches tall, with a wheelbase of 155 inches and curb weight of 4,300 lbs.
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