2004 Chevrolet S-10

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2004 Chevrolet S-10

Key specs

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The good:

  • Manageable dimensions
  • Interior space
  • Performance

The bad:

  • Single cab style for 2004
  • Aging design
  • No side-impact airbags
  • Fuel economy

2 trims

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Notable features

  • Five-passenger Crew Cab body
  • Standard 4WD
  • V-6 engine and automatic transmission
  • Standard antilock brakes

2004 Chevrolet S-10 review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
For 2004, the new Colorado pickup truck has almost edged aside the compact S-10, which has a long history in Chevrolet’s truck lineup. General Motors has announced that S-10 production will continue unchanged into 2005, but only in Crew Cab form.

Serving as a close cousin to the S-10, the GMC Sonoma compact pickup will be replaced by a new truck called the Canyon, but production of Crew Cab Sonomas will continue.

S-10 Crew Cabs have four full-size front-hinged doors. These models come only with a 4.3-liter V-6 engine, a four-speed-automatic transmission and four-wheel drive. A ZR5 Appearance Package is available.

Previously offered in a variety of cab configurations, Chevrolet’s compact pickup comes only in Crew Cab form for 2004. Equipped with a 4.5-foot cargo bed, these 4×4 Crew Cab pickups are 205.3 inches long overall with a 122.9-inch wheelbase. They have a payload rating of 1,111 pounds and can haul a trailer that weighs as much as 5,200 pounds. An increased-capacity suspension is available.

A ZR5 option for Crew Cab trucks includes black aluminum bed rails, side steps, a roof rack, and Spectra Gray wheel flares and bumpers. Cast-aluminum five-spoke wheels on the ZR5 edition hold 15-inch tires. Options include a bed extender, a hard or soft tonneau cover and a power sliding rear window.

Crew Cab models are built for five passengers and come equipped with two front buckets and a three-place rear bench seat. Air conditioning, a PassLock theft-deterrent system, CD changer and tachometer are standard. Leather seat trim is optional. Delayed interior lighting keeps the dome lamp on for 15 seconds or until the ignition is switched on after closing the front doors.

Under the Hood
Only one powertrain is offered for 2004. GM’s 4.3-liter Vortec V-6 engine develops 190 horsepower and 250 pounds-feet of torque; it works with a four-speed-automatic transmission. Crew Cab models come only with the Insta-Trac four-wheel-drive system, which allows push-button shifting between 2WD and 4WD-High on the move. A 4WD-Low mode, which is intended for use on steep grades and in deep snow or mud, is included.

Dual front airbags, all-disc antilock brakes and daytime running lights are standard. Side-impact airbags are not available.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.2
  • Interior design 4.2
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.0
  • Reliability 4.6

Most recent consumer reviews





I love my truck

GM was crazy to stop making these. Nothing they have now even compares, when you want a small truck. I love my truck. I put using it for fun `cause I use it to hual stuff in it I wouldn?t in the other vehicle. This is the goto vehicle in the snow and ice due to the 4x4 too. We drove the s-10 trucks, blazers and jimmys since they came out and never had any problems. I sure wish GM would bring them back but they would probably change them some much they would be terrible. If you can find one of these still buy one!


Best little pickup you can get.

First ever pickup and it lasted me 7 years. Bought it when i was 16 and had it all the way through college. Great gas mileage and was fun to race in.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Chevrolet
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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