Chevrolet S-10 Models and S-10 History

In reaction to the trend of vehicle downsizing for better fuel mileage of the early 1980s, Chevrolet created the S-10 compact truck. In 1994, the Chevrolet S-10 underwent a complete redesign consisting of a rounded front end and enhanced performance. A substantial upgrade to the S-10 occurred in 1998 S-10 model of the pickup truck that was available as a regular or extended cab body style. With the extended cab model, a third door was optional providing easier access to the rear seat area. Engine choices for the Chevrolet compact pickup truck consisted of a 120-horsepower 2.2-liter four-cylinder and a 4.3-liter six-cylinder engine generating 180 horsepower.


With the V-6 engine, the S-10 is offered with both two-wheel and four-wheel drivetrain systems. Presenting the S-10 with a lowered suspension, 16-inch wheels and other race-like enhancements, the SS package gave the truck a sportier appearance. For 1998, the Chevrolet S-10 added a passenger-side frontal airbag as standard equipment. In 1999, the SS package was renamed the Xtreme package presenting the same performance-oriented aesthetic appeal. Increasing ground clearance for better off-roading, the Chevrolet S-10’s ZR2 package rode on 31-inch all-terrain tires supported by a suspension featuring Bilstein components.


The 2001 model year introduced the addition of the first Chevrolet S-10 to feature four doors. The 205-inch long 2001 S-10 Crew Cab was exclusively equipped with four-wheel drive powered by the six-cylinder engine. The bed of the Chevrolet S-10 boasted a two-tier loading design and standard tie-downs for optimum load management. For 2004, the Chevrolet S-10 was only offered with the Crew Cab body style. After 22 years on the market, the Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck concluded production after the 2004 model year. The medium-sized Chevrolet Colorado replaced the S-10 in 2005.

New and Used S-10 Prices, Chevrolet S-10 Model Years and History

The 2004 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck marks the end of the line for this long running and popular model, but the new Colorado is available to take its place.
A stylish compact pickup truck, the 2003 Chevrolet S-10 is available with a regular cab, crew cab, or an extended cab.
The 2002 Chevrolet S-10 is a sporty, compact pickup truck available in three cab-styles with, two engine choices and with RWD or 4WD.
A rugged compact pickup truck, the 2001 Chevrolet S-10 is offered in a range of cab styles, engine choices, transmissions, and wheelbase lengths.
A compact pickup with an all-new look for the model year, the 2000 Chevrolet S-10 is available with a regular cab or a larger extended cab for more interior space.
The 1999 Chevrolet S-10 is a versatile compact pickup truck that has seating arrangements ranging from room for two up to space for five.
A sporty compact pickup truck, the 1998 Chevrolet S-10 is available with RWD or 4WD and a choice between a four or six-cylinder engine.