Specifications of a Chevy Kodiak 6500


The Chevrolet Kodiak 6500 truck is a heavy-duty, multipurpose vehicle used for fifth-wheel for towing, winch work, or to support a cherry picker in the bed. Chevy offers the Kodiak as a chassis and cab, with the bed customized for specific work.

Under the Hood

  • Engine choices for the Chevrolet Kodiak depend on the model year and the type of work it performs. The 2006 Kodiak, for example, features a 6.6-liter V-8 engine generating 300 horsepower and 520 foot-pounds of torque. An Allison five-speed automatic transmission matches the engine, according to Truck Trend. The Kodiak also may be equipped with a 7.8-liter Isuzu in-line six-cylinder diesel engine developing 210 horsepower and up to 520 foot-pounds of torque. A six-speed manual transmission complements the diesel.


  • Size of the Kodiak varies with a wheelbase ranging from 169 inches to 206 inches. The 196-inch version features a total length of 246 inches, with the width measuring 95.8 inches and the height 91.2 inches. The Kodiak 6500, depending on its purpose, sits on 19.5 by 6.75-inch wheels with 225-707R19.5 tires.


  • All versions have a gross vehicle weight rating of 25,950 pounds. The front axle capacity rating is 8,000 pounds, while the rear axle is 19,000 pounds.

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