2023 Chevy Express Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

2023 Chevrolet Express - Germain GM

Key Features

  • Starting at $38,100 MSRP*
  • Standard 4.3-liter V6 engine producing 276 horsepower and 298 lb-ft of torque, or available 6.6-liter V8 producing 401 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque
  • Seating configurations that can accommodate up to 15 passengers
  • Up to 283.6 cubic feet of cargo space
  • Up to 7,400-pound towing capacity
  • Available HVAC system auxiliary provisions
  • Standard Rear auxiliary heater and air conditioning for Passenger models
  • Standard Rear Vision Camera
  • Solar-Ray® light-tinted glass

Chevrolet Express

About The Chevrolet Express

The Chevrolet Express delivers, both in the literal sense, all over the world, millions of times a day, and it delivers a solid return on investment. While other manufacturers keep trying to reinvent the van, the Express sticks to a winning formula that keeps its status as the most cost-effective means of moving cargo or people. Available in cargo or passenger configurations, the Express can carry up to 15 passengers or a payload of up to 4,280 pounds. And the Express (as well as its GMC sibling, the Savana) remains the only van on the market with an available V8, with its 10,000-pound towing capacity leading the class. Its body-on-frame, truck-style construction makes the Express incredibly durable, which is why you see so many Express vans staying in service for decades.

What the Critics Say

"The last of a dying breed of rough-and-tumble truck-based full-size vans. Sure, you’ve got some full-size commercial vans like the Ford Transit, Ram ProMaster, and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter; however, simply put: The Chevy Express is more hardy. Its maximum towing is class-leading, as is its affordable price." — Kelley Blue Book

"The Express handles like the big vehicle that it is. Still, its engine lineup is competent, generating the power needed to tackle the task of towing a trailer or hauling a full load of passengers." — Car & Driver

Chevrolet Express Features

Chevrolet Express

Rugged Capability

The Express is quite literally built like a truck, as the last of the commercial vans available with body-on-frame construction. This construction method makes for a tougher and more durable vehicle, and is part of the reason why the Express offers a towing capacity of 10,000 pounds, noticeably higher than the rest of the commercial van segment. This is helped by the robust engine options available for the Express. The standard power plant is a 4.3-liter V6 that produces 276 horsepower and 298 lb.-ft. of torque. This is paired with an advanced 8-speed automatic transmission that delivers power smoothly. Those who need to carry more weight have the option of a 6.6-liter V8 that produces 401 horsepower and 464 lb.-ft. of torque, and is paired with a heavy-duty 6-speed automatic transmission that’s built to handle heavier jobs.

Chevrolet Express Passenger

Highly Configurable

A good van needs to be versatile, and that’s why the Express offers you quite a few options when building your van. The obvious first choice is whether you’re looking for a passenger or a cargo configuration. Passenger versions have more rear windows, as well as seating for either 12 or 15, another one of the choices you get. There is a choice of two different engines, and two different wheelbase lengths, to accommodate larger and heavier load requirements. You have a choice of hinged side cargo doors, or a single sliding door. Of course, quite a lot of van configuring is actually done by third-party upfitters, since van uses are often highly specialized, from camper conversion to armored variants. Here, again, the Express offers an advantage over the competition. Having been around for so long, third-party equipment for the Express is extensive, with more frequent redesigns on competing vans rendering existing third-party equipment unusable.

Chevrolet Express Dashboard

Functional Technology

For as much as the Express is clearly sticking to a design and formula that has served it well for a long time, the tech available for the van has continued to evolve. As you would expect, a lot of this tech is safety-related, with available options like a Side Blind Zone Alert, Lane Departure Warning, and Forward Collision Alert. A standard Tire Pressure Monitoring System makes sure your tires are inflated to a safe pressure, and a standard Rear Vision Camera means that even novice drivers can reverse into parking spaces with confidence. For those who need a little extra help, there is the available Rear Park Assist. Multiple power outlets and an available WiFi hotspot mean that the Express can serve as a mobile office when necessary. OnStar® and Chevrolet Connected Services capabilities come standard, for a little extra piece of mind.

Available Configurations

Chevrolet Express Passenger

Passenger (Available in Regular or Extended Wheelbase)

  • Starting at $42,300 MSRP*
  • Standard 4.3-liter V6
  • Seating configured for 12 or 15, depending on wheelbase
  • Rear auxiliary heater and air conditioning
Chevrolet Express Cargo

Cargo (Available in Regular or Extended Wheelbase)

  • Starting at $38,100 MSRP*
  • Standard 4.3-liter V6
  • Up to 283.6 cubic feet of cargo space
  • Max towing capacity of 7,400 pounds

*The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. Click here to see all Chevrolet vehicles’ destination freight charges. Dealer sets the final price.