Chevrolet

Chevrolet Trucks and Cars For 2001

By Carey Russ

Chevrolet has a full line of pickups, vans, and sport-utilities. Its pickup lineup fills out for 2001 with the appearance of a Crew Cab model of the compact S-10 and heavy-duty versions of the full-size Silverado. On the SUV side, the small Tracker gets a new V6 engine, and the mid-size Blazer adds the stylin' Xtreme model. The full-size Tahoe and Suburban SUVs were all-new last year; the `Burb gets a available 8.1-liter V8 this year. That engine is also newly-available in the full-size Express van, which will also get a luxury model mid-year. A power driver's-side sliding door is offered on the Venture minivan.

Look for the early-release 2002 mid-size TrailBlazer SUV and Avalanche "Ultimate Utility Vehicle" a few months.

S-10
The newest addition to Chevy's compact S-10 pickup line is the four-wheel drive Crew Cab model. With four full doors and space for five people inside, it's designed for active people who need the interior room of a sedan and the ruggedness and cargo-carrying ability of a 4x4 truck. Like all 4x4 S-10s, it's powered by a 190-hp 4.3-liter V6.

Silverado
The Silverado pickup line grows with the introduction of HD models. That's "HD" as in "heavy duty," three-quarter ton and one-ton powerhouses that are made for hard work, but feature plenty of civilized comfort. To ensure maximum towing and hauling ability, engines include the new Vortec 8.1-liter gasoline V8 with 340 horsepower and 455 lb-ft of torque and the all-new 6.6-liter Duramax turbodiesel, with 300 horsepower and a stump-pulling 520-lb-ft of torque.

Blazer
The Blazer, Chevy's mid-size sport-utility, is offered in two- and four-door styles. New for 2001 is the Xtreme model of the four-door. Much like the existing Xtreme S-10 pickup, it's designed for street style and sporty handling, with a lowered sport suspension and radical styling.

Tracker
Chevy's smallest SUV, the Tracker, comes in two- and four-door form. A sporty ZR2 model is newly-available in both styles, featuring a 155-hp, 2.0-liter V6 engine and four-wheel drive.

Tahoe and Suburban
The full-size Tahoe and Suburban were all-new a year ago. The Tahoe has minor refinements this year. The new 8.1-liter big-block V8 replaces the old 7.4-liter engine as an option in the Suburban.

Vans
Chevrolet has a complete selection of vans. The full-size Express offers five different engines, including the 8.1-liter V8, and a wide variety of configurations. A luxury-oriented LT model will debut soon. The mid-size Astro is available with rear- or all-wheel drive. The Venture minivan has new front styling and an available driver's-side power sliding door.

Chevrolet Truck Specifications 2001

S-10 Compact Pickup
BODY STYLES
2WD regular cab short box, long box, 2WD extended cab short box
4WD extended cab short box, 4WD crew cab

ENGINE
2.2-liter 4-cylinder (2WD only)
Peak horsepower:     120 @ 5000 rpm
Peak torque, lb-ft:  140 @ 3600 rpm

4.3-liter V6 (opt 2WD, standard 4WD)
Peak horsepower:     180 @ 4400 2WD / 190 @ 4400 4WD
Peak torque, lb-ft:  245 @ 2800 2WD / 250 @ 2800 4WD

DRIVE TRAIN
Front engine, rear or four-wheel drive
 4-speed automatic
 5-speed manual

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION
Body-on-frame construction
Front suspension: independent dual control arm
Rear suspension:  solid axle, two-stage multileaf springs

BRAKES
Disc / drum 2WD, four-wheel disc 4WD. 4-wheel antilock standard

EPA ESTIMATED FUEL ECONOMY
City / Highway: N/A
Fuel tank:      19 gallons

PAYLOAD
1111 - 1508 lbs. depending on configuration

TOWING
3000 - 6000 lbs. depending on configuration

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Silverado HD full-size pickup

BODY STYLES
Regular, extended, and crew cabs. Short or long cargo box

ENGINE
6.0-liter gasoline V8
peak horsepower:    300 @ 4400 rpm
peak torque, lb-ft: 360 @ 4000 rpm

8.1-liter gasoline V8
peak horsepower:    340 @ 4200 rpm
peak torque, lb-ft: 455 @ 3200 rpm

6.6-liter diesel V8
peak horsepower:    300 @ 3100 rpm
peak torque, lb-ft: 520 @ 1800 rpm

DRIVE TRAIN
Front engine, rear or four-wheel drive
6.0 V8:
 4-speed automatic
 5-speed manual

6.6 and 8.1 V8:
 5-speed automatic
 6-speed manual

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION
Body-on-frame construction
Front suspension: Independent dual control arm
Rear suspension:  Solid axle with leaf springs

BRAKES
Four-wheel antilock disc

EPA ESTIMATED FUEL ECONOMY
City / Highway: N/A
Fuel tank: 26 - 50 gallons depending on configuration

PAYLOAD
3321 - 5753 lbs. depending on configuration

TOWING
9200 - 15,700 lbs. depending on configuration
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