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2011 Chevrolet Express 1500 Price, Photos, Reviews & Features

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2011 Chevrolet Express 1500 Overview

For entry-level cargo and transportation might, the capable and versatile 2011 Chevrolet Express 1500 has got the goods.

As the opening van in the Chevrolet Express mega concert, the 2011 Express 1500 is available just the way you like it.  Choose between two trims (LS & LT), cargo and passenger versions, two- and four-wheel drive, and two different engines.  Power starts with a 195-horsepower, 4.3-liter V-6 (available in the two-wheel drive cargo van) that produces 260 pounds-feet of torque.  Also available is a 310-horsepower, 5.3-liter V-8 is FlexFuel/E85 capable and produces 334 pounds-feet of torque.  Both engines are mated to four-speed automatic transmission.  Depending on which engine you choose or if you plan on using ethanol, EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings range from 9-15 mpg in the city and 13-20 mpg on the highway. 

The 2011 Chevrolet Express 1500 competes with other passenger/cargo vans such as the GMC Savana, Ford E-Series, and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter.  The 2011 Express 1500 has a 135-inch wheelbase making it shorter than the larger Chevrolet Express 2500 and 3500.  The passenger version of the Express 1500 seats up to eight occupants, while the cargo version features 239.7 cubic feet of cargo volume and 2,329-pounds of payload capacity.

Exterior features on the 2011 Chevy Express 1500 include daytime running lights, 17-inch steel wheels, and privacy glass as standard equipment, while heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals, trailer hitch receiver, and a 60/40-split left-side entry/load door are optional.  Inside of the Express 1500, a driver information center in the instrument cluster displays information regarding maintenance and other warnings, such as a theft attempt or if the transmission is overheating.  Optional interior features include: rear climate control, a CD player, cruise control, rear window defogger, power driver and passenger seats, power windows, Bluetooth® connectivity, auxiliary audio input jack, and remote vehicle start.

The 2011 Chevrolet Express 1500 comes equipped with standard front airbags, front head curtain side impact airbags, rear head curtain side impact airbags, StabiliTrak electronic stability control system, traction control system, four-wheel ABS, four-wheel disc brakes, and a tire pressure monitoring system.  A suite of OnStar safety technologies and communications also come standard and notify the authorities in the event of an accident.

If you’re building a fleet of passenger or cargo vans, or you need a vehicle that can handle the masses in any situation, the 2011 Chevrolet Express 1500 is up to the task.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 13 - 15 MPG
  • Highway: 17 - 20 MPG