At that time, however, it proved radically different from the rest of the half-ton pack, but now the competition has passed it by in the styling department. It has 360 ft-lb of torque at 1,800 rpm with a 4. This engine has a 3. New this year is a speed-sensitive steering system, which gives the driver a firmer feel at highway speeds, but makes it easier to turn the steering wheel at slow speeds, such as while parking. Also new are modifications to the front suspension and steering on K models, which provides a tighter turning circle than before. The rear suspension is typical truck: a solid rear axle with leaf springs, the traditional setup for light or heavy hauling.
It has a 4-inch bore and a 3. But that hasn't stopped its buyers, who have purchased nearly 200,000 variants of the Sierra for several years. The Sierra comes as a two-wheel-drive, C-series , or a 4X4 K-series. Our favorite were high-backed front buckets and a rear bench, all covered with very comfortable cloth upholstery. A handy feature on extended cab models is a third door, which opens to provide access to the rear seat. On 1500 models with the V6 or 5.
It's square, boxy and upright, as if it was designed with a T-square and a ruler rather than a computer. The bore is 4 inches and the stroke is 3. The extended cab's rear legroom is 34. It gets between 17 and 20 mpg on the highway. Its front suspension is independent, with short-and-long arm components, and torsion bars for support. .
The 6-foot-6-inch bed comes with a 25-gallon fuel tank and the 8-foot bed comes with a 34-gallon fuel tank. It is available with a 6-foot-6-inch or an 8-foot bed. The front hip room is 60 inches and the rear room available in the extended cab is 64. However, a four-speed, automatic transmission with overdrive is an option for all trims. Four-wheel-drive engagement is available any speed, by pulling a floor-mounted lever, or by pushing a button on the dashboard with the optional electronic shift transfer case. Our test model came outfitted with options including air conditioning, a tilt wheel, cruise control, and a cassette stereo.
An interior rework in 1995 resulted in large, easily readable instruments, along with ventilation and stereo controls that are simple to operate. Another optional engine, the Vortec 5. The extended cab has rear headroom of 37. The standard 1500-series powerplant is a 200 horsepower, 4. The 1997 Sierra has a standard five-speed, manual transmission with overdrive. Our tester was fitted to tow, and came with optional equipment such as a transmission oil cooler, special axle gearing and the 5.
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