2000 Chevrolet S-10

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of the 2000 Chevrolet S‑10. Base trim shown.

2000 Chevrolet S-10 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview
Chevrolet's compact pickup gets minor changes for 2000, but bigger news is due on the 2001 models. Four-door crew-cab models will go on sale this fall to compete with similar versions of the Dodge Dakota, Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma — also due as a 2001 model.

The S-10 is a corporate cousin of the GMC Sonoma and Isuzu Hombre. GMC also gets the crew cab in the fall, but Isuzu has not announced if or when it will. General Motors owns an equity interest in Isuzu, and the two companies share other products and components.

Crew cabs have four full-size doors that are hinged at the front and open like regular doors on a car. The S-10 extended cab currently is available with an optional third door that swings open toward the rear and can't be openedunless the front door is opened first.

On the rival Ford Ranger, the best-selling compact pickup, dual rear doors that open toward the rear are optional.

Exterior
The S-10 comes in three sizes: The regular cab is available with a 6- or 7.5-foot cargo bed, and the extended cab comes with the 6-foot bed.

Chevy gears the S-10 to younger buyers than its full-size pickups with sporty exterior packages. Appearance options include flared rear fenders on models with the 6-foot bed (called Sportside) and the Xtreme package, which imparts a "low-rider" with a 2-inch lower ride height and ground hugging spoilers and side trim. The ZR2 off-road package, shown above, includes wider front fenders, cargo bed panels ...
Vehicle Overview
Chevrolet's compact pickup gets minor changes for 2000, but bigger news is due on the 2001 models. Four-door crew-cab models will go on sale this fall to compete with similar versions of the Dodge Dakota, Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma — also due as a 2001 model.

The S-10 is a corporate cousin of the GMC Sonoma and Isuzu Hombre. GMC also gets the crew cab in the fall, but Isuzu has not announced if or when it will. General Motors owns an equity interest in Isuzu, and the two companies share other products and components.

Crew cabs have four full-size doors that are hinged at the front and open like regular doors on a car. The S-10 extended cab currently is available with an optional third door that swings open toward the rear and can't be openedunless the front door is opened first.

On the rival Ford Ranger, the best-selling compact pickup, dual rear doors that open toward the rear are optional.

Exterior
The S-10 comes in three sizes: The regular cab is available with a 6- or 7.5-foot cargo bed, and the extended cab comes with the 6-foot bed.

Chevy gears the S-10 to younger buyers than its full-size pickups with sporty exterior packages. Appearance options include flared rear fenders on models with the 6-foot bed (called Sportside) and the Xtreme package, which imparts a "low-rider" with a 2-inch lower ride height and ground hugging spoilers and side trim. The ZR2 off-road package, shown above, includes wider front fenders, cargo bed panels and wheel flares.

Interior
Depending on your desires and budget, you can fit an S-10 with a three-place vinyl bench seat, a cloth version of the same seat, a split front bench with a folding center armrest or bucket seats. Extended-cab models add two folding rear jump seats, but you lose the one on the driver's side if you order the optional third door.

Regular-cab models have precious little storage space, making the extended cab a sensible alternative even if you never use the rear jump seats.

Under the Hood
A 120-horsepower 2.2-liter four-cylinder engine is standard on two-wheel-drive models, but most buyers choose the 4.3-liter V-6, which is standard on four-wheel-drive models and optional on 2WD models. The V-6 rates 180 horsepower with 2WD and 190 with 4WD.

Starting with December 2000 production, the four-cylinder is tuned to run on a gasoline/ethanol mixture of up to 85 percent ethanol.

The Insta-Trac 4WD system comes with electronic engagement that allows shifting in or out of 4WD High on the fly with a dashboard switch.

Performance
The Ford Ranger trounces the S-10 in sales, but Chevy's compact pickup offers a range of equipment choices and price levels to suit a broad spectrum of buyers. Four-wheel antilock brakes, an important safety feature, are standard on all S-10s, while they are optional on the Ranger and other rivals.

 
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Chevy S10

by GM Truck Fan on July 3, 2018

Good value for money. Gets descent gas mileage and has held up well. Its small compact size is great for the home truck usage. Would definitely recommend to another. Read full review

(5.0)

The best vehicle I've ever owned

by Legend from Denver on March 23, 2018

The S10 is a solid truck! I was very disappointed when Chevy stopped making them, hands down the most reliable small truck ever built. I never had any major mechanical issues with my xtreme other than ... Read full review

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Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The S-10 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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