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2013 Chevrolet Express 1500 Overview

Vehicle Overview
Chevrolet's full-size Express 1500 is available as a passenger or cargo van and competes with other full-size vans, including the Ford E-Series, Nissan NV and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. The GMC Savana is closely related to the Express.

New for 2013
New options for 2013 include a backup camera, rear park assist and a radio with navigation.

Overall height and length of the Express and its competitors vary among different models, with variables like longer wheelbases and extended roofs. Standard flat and convex exterior mirrors on each side provide a wider field of vision. Exterior features include a regular-length wheelbase (135 inches) and swing-out rear doors. The optional Express Access Package adds three side-panel storage areas.

A driver information center in the instrument cluster displays instructions for maintenance and warnings, such as if the vehicle's transmission overheats or if a theft attempt has taken place. A fuel-operated heater is available on vans with the 6.6-liter Duramax diesel engine to heat the interior quickly in cold weather. The system features a self-contained, pressurized auxiliary coolant heater that uses diesel fuel to generate heat. Interior features include standard vinyl seats while cloth upholstery optional. Also optional are power front seats, backup camera, Bluetooth cellphone connectivity, CD stereo, navigation, bulkhead dividers (cargo van), and 60/40-split left-side entry/load door.

Under the Hood
Two available engines include a 4.3-liter V-6 and a 5.3-liter FlexFuel V-8. Properly equipped, the Express can tow up to 10,000 pounds. The 1500 has a GVW of up to 7,300 pounds. Mechanical features include:
  • 195-horsepower, 4.3-liter V-6 with 260 pounds-feet of torque (cargo van only)
  • 310-hp, 5.3-liter V-8 with 334 pounds-feet of torque (optional; standard on AWD models)
  • Four-speed automatic transmission
All Express cargo and passenger vans have a standard electronic stability system. Side curtain airbags are standard in all passenger vans and available in cargo models. Other standard safety features for all models include four-wheel-disc antilock brakes, lap/shoulder belts for all center seats, and optional rear park assist.

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EPA Fuel Economy

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