Classified as a three-quarter ton truck, the Chevrolet C/K 2500 line boasted greater towing and payload flexibilities than the 1500 model. With regular cab, extended cab and crew cab versions offered, the Chevrolet C/K 2500 is also available with a short or a long box. Engine power offered on the 1998 C/K 2500 included several gasoline-fueled Vortec V-8 powerplants and a diesel option. Standard propulsion came from a 5.0-liter V-8 engine producing 230 horsepower (this engine was dropped after the 1998 model year).
The 1998 Chevrolet C/K 2500 also presented a 255-horsepower 5.7-liter V-8 as well as 290-horsepower 7.4-liter V-8 for fans of gasoline pickup truck buyers. Providing up to 430 pound-feet of torque, a 6.5-liter turbocharged diesel powerplant offered work-grade performance. A heavy-duty five-speed manual transmission was standard while a four-speed automatic gearbox with overdrive could also be chosen for the truck. Maximum conventional towing capacity for the Chevrolet C/K 2500 was rated at 10,000 pounds while fifth wheel trailering was appraised at 13,500 pounds. Buyers of the C/K 2500 could also opt for rear-wheel drive or four-wheel drive.
An optional electric shift transfer case with push-button is available on the four-wheel drive model. Inside the C/K 2500’s cabin, the interior featured numerous storage locations including an available foldout armrest with compartments for coins as well as a specialized writing surface. 12-volt power outlets, side-guard door beams, power steering and four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes were standard on the Chevrolet C/K 2500 pickup truck. Available alongside the new Silverado 2500 model in 2000, the familiar and dependable C/K 2500 model ended its production run.