Choose the used Chevrolet Express for the tried-and-true full-size passenger van experience. Whether you're adding a passenger vehicle to your commercial fleet or simply looking for a good deal on a huge family hauler, you've come to the right place. Depending on configuration, these commercial vans seat up to 15 passengers. Paired with a range of powerful engines, they're exactly what you need to haul clients around town. So, what exactly will you find on the used lot? Our buying guide is at your service.
Current Generation: 1996-Current
Why choose the used Chevrolet Express?
This commercial passenger van is much easier to handle than its American competitor, the Ford Econoline. And it's much more affordable than its European counterpart, the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. The Express's main draws - major passenger accommodations, strong towing capabilities, and a pleasant ride - also make it a strong choice.
What used Chevrolet Express configurations are available?
The Express comes in three weight ratings - 1500, 2500, and 3500 - each with their own V8 powertrain options. The 1500 can tow up to 6,200 pounds and the 2500 and 3500 can each tow up to 10,000 pounds. Any way you look at it, the Express can move quite the family camper or commercial cargo trailer.
On top of weight ratings, the Express offers two trim models, the base LS and upgraded LT. The LS is a bit of a plain Jane, but it gets you through the day with air conditioning and a stereo system. If you're looking for a family-friendlier ride, test-drive the LT. It's got full power accessories and plusher seats for a more convenient, comfortable daily drive.
All three Chevy Express models can handle just about anything your company or big family can throw their way. They'll haul serious passenger and luggage loads all day long. And they contend with family life just as easily, thanks to their impressive maneuverability and smooth performance. If you're looking for maximum passenger space, test-drive the Express 3500 with the extended wheelbase, which seats up to 15 passengers. Add the optional turbodiesel V8 engine for greater torque output and enhanced towing capabilities.
When Chevy finds a formula that works, it sticks to it. Before the Express's 1996 redesign, it used the same basic platform for almost three decades. These used Chevrolet Express models offered a range of engines, including an inline-6, 6.2-liter diesel, and a 7.4-liter V8. Most drivers selected the popular 5.7-liter V8, a capable choice for moving big passenger loads, so you should see a lot of these on the used lot.
Through 1995, the used Chevrolet Express was available as the G20 and G30 models. Before 1994, there was also a G10. A more upscale trim model - the Beauville - was also available.
These early vans saw a few updates from the seventies through the nineties, including grille and headlight modifications. In the mid-eighties, the first fuel-injected engines appeared, along with a four-speed automatic transmission. During the mid-nineties, the Express introduced dual airbags for extra protection during a collision.