Chevrolet Kodiak C4500/C5500
General
Location of final assembly Flint, Michigan
Body style 4-door pickup
Drivetrain layout Front engine, 4WD
Airbags None
Powertrain
Base engine Vortec 8100 V-8, iron block and heads
Bore x stroke, in 4.25 x 4.37
Displacement, ci/L 496/8.1
Compression ratio9.1:1
Valve gear OHV, 2 valves/cyl
Fuel induction SFI
SAE horsepower, hp @ rpm 325 @ 4000
SAE torque, lb-ft @ rpm 450 @ 2800
Recommended fuel Unleaded 87 (min)
Opt engine Duramax 6600 V-8 intercooledturbodiesel, iron block, alum heads
Bore x stroke, in 4.06 x 3.90
Displacement, ci/L 403/6.6
Compression ratio 17.5:1
Valve gear OHV, 4 valves/cyl
Fuel induction Common rail, direct injection
SAE horsepower, hp @ rpm 300 @ 3000
SAE torque, lb-ft @ rpm 520 @ 1600
Recommended fuel No. 2 diesel
Transmission type ZF S6-650 manual (w/8100)
1st 5.79:1
2nd 3.31:1
3rd 2.10:1
4th 1.31:1
5th 1.00:1
6th 0.76:1
Reverse 5.23:1
PTO NA
Transmission type Allison 1000 auto (w/6600)
1st 3.10:1
2nd 1.81:1
3rd 1.41:1
4th 1.00:1
5th 0.71:1
Reverse 4.49:1
PTO 6-bolt SAE
Axle ratios 4.88:1 or 5.13:1
Transfer-case model NV273
Low-range ratiov 2.72:1
Crawl ratio (1st x axle x low range) 80.8:1 or 43.3:1
Dimensions/Capacities
Wheelbase, in 194
Length, in 267
Width, in 96 (115 w/mirrors)
Height, in 95
Track, f/r, in 79.6/73.1
Legroom, f/r, in 40/39
Shoulder room, f/r, in 69/67
Ground clearance, in 9.5
Approach/departure angle, deg 35.5/19.0
Bed size LxWxD, in 87x58x20
Base curb weight, lb 10,160
Payload capacity, lb 9000
GVWR, lb 19,500
GCWR, lb 25,999
Tow capacity, lb 12,000 (rec), 15,000 (fifth/g'neck)
Fuel capacity, gal 32, 40, 60
Chassis
Suspension, f/r Live axle, single-stage leaf springs/live axle, multileaf springs
Steering type ZF recirculating ball
Ratio Variable 16.1:1/19.6:1
Turning circle, ft 59.5
Brakes, f/r Hydraulic 15-in disc/15-in disc, 4WABS
Price
Base price $48,208
Price as tested $80,660 (C5500 4x4)