2001 S-10 New Car Test Drive
Depending on how it's ordered, Chevrolet's S-10 Pickup can be a no-nonsense work truck with vinyl seats and full-floor vinyl covering. Or it can be more like that other car in the driveway, as with the LS model's full carpeting and velour Deluxe Custom Cloth seats. Now there's an all-new 4WD Crew Cab model with sedan-like amenities and roominess along with the utility of a pickup.
Whether hauling manure, driving to work or heading into the backcountry, the S-10 LS can provide car-like comfort - or close to it - even with four-wheel drive.
Two basic trim levels are available in the S-10 pickup line: the rubber-floor mat base model and the LS, which offers full civilian comfort.
That's only the beginning, however, as the S-10, like most pickups, comes in a variety of configurations. Both are available with either conventional rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive.
Regular cab 2WD S-10 is available with in short box, long box and extended cab versions that span wheelbases of 108.3 inches, 117.9 inches and 122.9 inches respectively.
4x2 models come standard with a 120-horsepower 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine with a 5-speed manual transmission. A 180-horsepower 4.3-liter V6 is an option on 2WD S-10s.
4x4 models come in regular cab short box or extended cab models, and the new for '01 Crew Cab.
All 4WD S-10s come standard with the V6, which is tuned to produce 190 horsepower.
A 4-speed automatic is optional with either engine.
Two option packages are, as far as we are concerned, separate models unto themselves: the Xtreme, a low ride-height highly styled cruising truck, and the ZR2 Wide Stance Sport Performance Package that, with a higher ride height, wider track and even a stronger frame, is ready for the toughest of off-road duties.
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