2011 Chevrolet Express 3500 Overview
Sitting atop of the Express utility van totem pole, the 2011 Chevrolet Express 3500 provides optimal power, handling, and space, for seating or cargo.
The 2011 Chevrolet Express 3500 is available with a regular- or extended-length wheelbase, in passenger or cargo configurations, and LS or LT trim. Under the hood there are three different engine options to choose from. Two gas/FlexFuel engines kick it off: a 280-horsepower, 4.8-liter V-8 that produces 296 pounds-feet of torque and a 324-horsepower, 6.0-liter V-8 with 373 pounds-feet of torque for more power. Both of those engines are FlexFuel/E85 capable. A new 280-horsepower, Duramax turbo-diesel 6.6-liter V-8 which boasts a monstrous 525 pounds-feet of torque rounds out the engine choices. All three are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with overdrive. The 6.0-liter V-8 has a fast-idle option that makes it easier to run accessories while the vehicle is idling, while the Duramax turbo-diesel engine features a standard 3.73 axle ratio and a locking rear limited-slip differential is optional.
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. The 2011 Chevrolet Express 3500 competes with other passenger/cargo vans such as the GMC Savana, Ford E-Series, and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. The regular-length passenger van seats up to 12 occupants or features 270.4 cubic feet of storage volume, while the extended-length van seats 15 or 313.9 cubic feet respectively. The 2011 Chevrolet Express 3500 boasts a maximum payload capacity of 4,443 pounds and max towing capacity of 10,000 pounds.
Optional exterior equipment includes heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals, a trailer hitch receiver, and a 60/40-split left-side entry/load door. Inside of the Express 3500, a driver information center in the instrument cluster displays information regarding maintenance and other warnings. Optional interior features include: rear climate control, a CD player, power driver and passenger seats, Bluetooth® connectivity, auxiliary audio input jack, and remote vehicle start. There is also the option of a dealer-installed Wi-Fi Internet hotspot.
The 2011 Chevrolet Express 3500 comes equipped with a suite of OnStar safety and communications technologies that notifies the authorities in the event of an accident. Front airbags, front head curtain side impact airbags, rear head curtain side impact airbags, StabiliTrak electronic stability control system, traction control system, four-wheel antilock disc brakes, and a tire pressure monitoring system all come standard.
Take it to the max in the versatile and powerful 2011 Chevrolet Express 3500.