The 2017 Chevy Express is described as a Passenger Van that is designed to transport cargo with the comfort of the passengers and safety of the cargo in mind. You think of it as a luxury van and Chevrolet has been making these vans for over a decade. Basically, there are two variants, a passenger and a cargo van but they are basically the same thing.
2017 Chevy Express – Fresh New Look
The Passenger version of the 2017 Chevy Express is defined as more of a family car. It retains the sturdy design that is expected from a van but manages to look classy on the outside. The new Chevy Express hasn’t undergone major changes on the outside. The only thing that makes it different from its predecessors is that the grille has been restyled and the headlights are curvier than before. There are two versions that are being offered, the Chevy Express 3500 with a prolonged wheelbase and the Chevy Express 2500 with the stand wheelbase of 135 inches.
Just when we thought the Chevy Express had the ideal space and size, the manufacturers decided to increase the space. For the passenger variant there are three row of seats that can comfortably sit 12 people. The space inside the car has ample legroom and by adjusting seats, you can fit two more people. The interior upholstery is as luxurious as you can get for a passenger can and cabin is equipped with gadgets. There are high-tech additions that have been made like the touch screen display on the dashboard for your infotainment needs. The car comes with a navigation system, Wi-Fi hotspot, SiriusXM cable Radio and as well as safety features including airbags, lane departure warning, traction control and stability control. The cargo version is minimalistic in design but the cabin is created to be as comfortable and safe as possible. Other conveniences that can be found include power steering, power windows, remote start and a heavy-duty trailing package. The passenger version is also equipped with dual side airbags and front airbags as standard safety features.
2017 Chevy Express – Engine Specs
The new 2017 Chevy Express is expected to come with different engines like the 4.8-liter V8 engine with an output of 260 horsepower and 560 lb-ft of torque. This is a powerful engine with improver fuel ratings but there is another more powerful engine on offer. This second optional engine is a 6.0-liter V8 engine that produces 260 horsepower and 525 lb.ft. torque. The engines are mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. These engines might require a lot of fuel but they expand or use less than what one would have expected. The fuel ratings are within the EPA range. Users can expect fuel consumptions of 37 mpg on the high way and 34 miles per gallon consumption rate in city driving. The 2017 Chevy Express is not just a passenger van or a cargo van. Both options are available in the new range. They may give different internal designs and be required to carry different things but the engines perform just as well in both versions.
2017 Chevy Express – Release Date and Price
The 2017 Chevy Express is expected to be available for sale towards the end of 2017. The release date has yet to be confirmed. The price is expected to be between $25,000 and $30,000 depending on optional add-ons.