Chevy Express Van Diesel
The Express Passenger Van is the commercial passenger version
of Chevy's very popular Express WT work and cargo van. Like
the Express WT, the passenger van is available with a Duramax
6.6 liter V8 clean diesel engine.
Chevy Express Diesel
The Duramax 6.6 liter V8 is General Motors' powerful new
clean diesel engine. It is currently being used in the Chevy
Silverado pickup trucks and the GMC Sierra and Sierra Denali
Pickup Trucks in addition to the Express WT and Express Passenger
The Duramax can give a vehicle up to 11-percent more fuel
efficiency. It can also generate up to 260 horsepower.Fuel
mileage ratings for the Duramax equipped Chevy Express Passenger
Van are in the 20 mpg highway range.
A 6-speed automatic transmission is standard on the Express.
The Express is available in both rear wheel all-wheel drive
A Basic Passenger Hauler or Construction
The Chevy Express Passenger Van is designed as a commercial
passenger hauler or construction vehicle. It can carry up
to 15 passengers and a full load cargo. It is widely used
as an airport and hotel shuttle vehicle. It is also used at
many construction sites.
Chevy states that the Express Passenger Van is available
in 14 different trims. The reason there are so many trims
is that most buyers will order a custom version of this vehicle.
The Express Passenger Van does come with many of the standard
options available on other Chevy commercial vehicles.
The standard model has sliding doors with power locks and
windows. Standard luxury features for the driver include a
tilting steering wheel and cruise control. Heating and air
conditioning in the passenger compartment are now standard
The Express Passenger Van does offer a few good options.
All Chevy passenger vans now come with a driver information
center and six months of free OnStar. OnStar is Chevy's exclusive
satellite network that offers navigation help, roadside assistance,
directions and vehicle diagnostics. The standard passenger
van package also includes a driver information center that
offers computerized reports on fuel usage, oil life and engine
Optional electronics available for the Express Passenger
Van include a Chevorlet WiFi connection. This converts the
van into a wireless hotspot so that passengers can use laptops,
tablets and other devices while riding in it. A Bluetooth
Wireless Connection, a USB port for MP3 players and XM satellite
radio are also available. OnStar Turn by Turn Navigation is
The handiest option available for the Express Passenger Van
appears to be the Express Access Package. The Access Package
allows a driver to open the side and rear doors via remote
control. This allows faster loading of the van. The passengers
could get onboard while the driver was loading their luggage.
The Express would only be a good choice for a person or organization
that needed to haul a large number of passengers on a regular
basis. It's also a good choice for those doing construction
work who need to carry tools with them to different sites.
Average consumers would be better served by a diesel Crossover
or an SUV.