As a business owner, you're expected to provide solutions for your customers' problems. At the same time, you're in charge of meeting all of your own business's challenges, such as getting team members to the right site at the right time, making sure everyone has the tools and supplies they need to get the job done, and being dependable and accountable every step of the way. While you take care of these issues from the office, Chevrolet will take care of them on the road, with capable and dependable models like the 2021 Chevy Express Cargo Van.
The Chevy Express is an ideal solution for business owners who need a reliable and customizable vehicle that can meet a wide variety of business needs. With Chevy dependability, a choice of engines and wheelbases, and an interior ready for the personalized additions and upfits that will help your business run smoothly, the Express Cargo Van can help you take your work on the road and straight to the customer's door.
Chevy realizes that a cargo van is not a "one size fits all" situation. From the number of seats inside to the types of shelving or compartments you need to safely stow your tools and cargoes, it's crucial to the success of your business that the van can do the job it needs to do. That's why Chevy offers the 2021 Express Cargo Van in a variety of configurations.
The two main versions are the Express 2500 Cargo Van and the Express 3500 Cargo Van. Further customization is available through the choice of either a regular or extended wheelbase model. For both versions, the regular wheelbase measures 135 inches, while the extended wheelbase measures 155 inches.
The Express 2500 has a Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) of up to 16,000 pounds, with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 8,600 pounds. These numbers translate into a maximum payload capacity of up to 3,280 pounds and remarkably good towing. The Express 3500 maintains the same GCWR, but its heavier construction means a higher GVWR. The regular wheelbase models rate up to 9,600 pounds, while the extended wheelbase reaches up to 9,900 pounds. However, the result is the ability to haul a payload of up to 4,280 pounds.
The standard seating arrangement for both models includes two high back bucket seats. Adding a rear bench seat to accommodate up to five passengers is an available option, helpful if you need to send a full crew to a job site. You can also choose to remove the front passenger seat, opening up more workroom next to the driver.
The cargo box area measures nearly 52 inches in height and over 50 inches in width between the wheelhousings. Measured from the back of the driver's seat to the door, the regular wheelbase model offers a cargo space over 126 inches long, while the extended wheelbase measures in at over 146 inches. This allows plenty of room for a variety of upfits or workspace/storage space solutions.
It's a common misconception that cargo vans are stiff and clunky, and generally unwelcoming to the driver. Chevrolet has decided to break that stereotype by offering many of the same comfort and convenience features in the Express Cargo Van, as well as a selection of engines that don't shrink on power and performance values.
Three engines are available to power the Express van where you need to go. The standard offering for both the 2500 and 3500 is a 4.3L V6 that offers a very reasonable 276 horsepower and 298 lb-ft of torque. Equipped with direct injection technology and variable valve timing, this engine is reliable and economical.
A 6.6L V8 is also available. This engine is capable of 401 horsepower, with 464 lb-ft of torque. While it may not be as efficient as the other options, this engine can get the Express van nearly anywhere and allows for its maximum tow rating of up to 10,000 pounds. Finally, a Duramax turbo-diesel engine is also available. This 2.8L 4-cylinder option provides 181 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque for an excellent balance between power and efficiency.
Chevy has also installed several standard safety and driver assistance features on the 2021 Express vans. Airbags are standard for driver and passenger, along with a rear vision camera and tire pressure monitoring system. Further options are available to increase driver safety, including side blind zone alert, lane departure warning, forward collision alert, and rear parking assistance.
As for entertainment while you're on the road, AM/FM stereo with MP3 playback is standard, along with an auxiliary jack for additional media devices and 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot capability. A CD player or USB port can be added, along with Bluetooth connectivity. A three-prong 120V power outlet is also standard, allowing you to power tools and large electronics on the go.
From the seats in the cabin to the upfit preparation of the cargo area, there are few details of the 2021 Chevy Express Cargo Van that can't be customized. If long drives are a concern, consider custom cloth power-adjustable seats for the driver and front passenger, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and cruise control to keep the team comfortable and working at peak efficiency. The rear cargo area comes standard with custom-fitted rubberized flooring, but that can be removed, or replaced with a spray-in liner, depending on your business needs.
Several packages are offered to help you make the most of your business investment. The Driver Convenience Package adds a tilt steering wheel and cruise control, while the Safety Package includes an upgrade to the 6.6L V8 engine and adds side blind zone alert, rear park assist, tilt steering wheel, cruise control, and heated, power-adjustable outdoor mirrors with a convex mirror addition. The Enhanced Convenience Package also includes the 6.6L V8 and adds remote keyless entry, remote start, tilt steering wheel, and cruise control.
OnStar Vehicle Insights comes with the Enhanced Convenience Package, as well. This program allows business owners to learn more about vehicle use and location whenever it leaves the lot, improving accountability and efficiency. Heavy-duty trailering equipment is available as well, which includes a hitch platform and dual 4-pin/7-pin sealed connector.
When it comes to upfits, several packages are offered by Chevy to get the Express Cargo Van ready for installation. The interior comes equipped with six cargo latches and is ideal for stable road shelving, floor-to-ceiling cabinets, or tie-down racks for awkwardly shaped items such as lumber or pipes. No matter what your business requires, there are dozens of upfit options on the market that will transform a basic Chevy Express into your ideal work vehicle.
For those who discover their business requires more room for passengers than cargo, the 2021 Chevy Express van is also offered in a Passenger Van configuration. This version of the van includes side windows and a choice of seating configurations. The standard offering is a 12-passenger configuration, which includes four rows of seats, with a three-person bench seat in the second and third rows and a four-passenger bench in the fourth row. Behind the fourth row is plenty of cargo room for luggage and activity accessories. Those who choose the 155-inch extended wheelbase may also select the 15-passenger configuration, which includes three rows of three and a four-passenger fifth row. This reduces the available cargo space but still includes plenty of room for comfortable passengers.
The Express Passenger Van is also ready for customization. The Paratransit Package removes rear seats as needed to accommodate wheelchairs or mobility assistance devices. The Hotel Shuttle Package includes the 6.6L V8 engine, rubberized floor throughout, deep-tinted glass, wide-opening doors, and chrome appearance features. With so many options, the 2021 Chevy Express Cargo Van provides many solutions for your business needs.