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1998 Chevrolet Silverado Specs

by Gregory Crews

The 1998 Chevrolet Silverado is equipped in as many as 28 different trim levels. This truck was made available with a regular cab or an extended cab for extra passengers. The Silverado was available in three different bed sizes. This truck was made for whatever work or activity the consumer had in mind.

Drivetrain

The 1998 Chevrolet Silverado offers a 4.3 liter V-6 on most of its trim levels. The V-6 is capable of 200 horsepower. The Silverado also has a 5.0 liter V-8 which is capable of 230 horsepower. This engine is standard on the extended cab sportside models. There is also an optional 5.7 liter engine capable of 255 horsepower and a diesel 6.5 liter V-8 capable of 180 horsepower. Both engines are backed by a five-speed manual transmission. A four-speed automatic is standard on the sportside extended cab models. The five speed manual is standard on all the other trim levels for the Silverado.

Interior Dimensions

The Chevrolet Silverado has a couple of different measurements as this truck comes with an extended cab and a regular cab. The regular cab measurements are 40 inches for front headroom and 41.5 inches for front legroom. The extended cab has 40 inches for front headroom and 38 inches in the rear.

Exterior Dimensions

The Chevrolet Silverado is a two-door pickup capable of seating three people. The extended cab Sportside Silverado is a three-door pickup capable of seating five people. The curb weight of the truck is as low as 3,801 lbs. for the base model with a manual transmission. The curb weight gets as heavy as 4,599 lbs. The overall length of the truck varies as there are three different size beds for this truck.

Safety

This truck is equipped with a driver and passenger side airbag. The passenger side airbag can be turned off with a key so an infant car seat can ride in the front comfortably. The truck is equipped with anti-lock brakes.

Fuel Economy

The 4.3 liter V-6 four-wheel drive is capable of 15 miles to the gallon in the city and 19 mpg on the highway. The five-speed manual will get 15 mpg in the city and 20 mpg on the highway. The rear-wheel drive V-6 with an automatic transmission will get 16 mpg in the city and 20 on the highway. The manual transmission will get 17 mpg in the city and 23 on the highway. The 5.0 liter V-8 for the automatic will get 14 mpg in the city and 19 on the highway. The manual transmission will get 15 in the city and 20 mpg on the mighway. The rear-wheel drive is capable of 15 mpg in the city and 20 on the highway. The manual transmission gets the same mileage. The 5.7 liter engine in the four-wheel drive truck will get 13 in the city and 17 mpg on the highway for the automatic. The manual transmission will get 12 in the city and 17 on the highway. The rear-wheel drive 5.7 liter engine gets the same for both manual and automatic at 14 in the city and 19 mpg on the highway. The 6.5 liter V-8 for the four-wheel drive will get 15 mpg in the city and 19 on the highway. This engine is not available with a manual transmission. This engine is available on the four-wheel drive model only.

Pricing

The 1998 Chevrolet Silverado starts at an MSRP of $15,030. This truck has many features and options raising the price as high as $26,199.

About the Author

Gregory Crews has been in the film industry for three years and has appeared in more than 38 major motion pictures and 16 television shows. He also writes detailed automotive tutorials. His expertise in the automotive industry has given him the skills to write detailed technical instructional articles.

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