- The 2015 Chevrolet City Express compact van delivers an estimated 24 mpg in city driving and 26 mpg on the highway.
- The Chevrolet City Express, the automaker's first entry into the small-van segment, will arrive at U.S. dealerships in the fourth quarter of 2014.
- The EPA has not posted official fuel economy numbers on the City Express.
DETROIT — The 2015 Chevrolet City Express compact van will deliver an estimated 24 mpg in city driving and 26 mpg on the highway, GM said on Thursday.
The Chevrolet City Express, the automaker's first entry into the small-van segment, will arrive at U.S. dealerships in the fourth quarter of 2014. The City Express is produced by Nissan and is based on the Nissan NV200.
Standard equipment on the City Express includes a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine linked to a continuously variable transmission.
The EPA has not posted official fuel economy numbers on the City Express.
GM said the City Express will help buyers "stretch their dollar at the pump and give them the flexibility to invest the savings back into their business."
Gasoline prices have been relatively stable, according to the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report.
The average price for a gallon of unleaded gasoline is pegged at $3.47 today versus $3.53 a year ago.
The U.S. economic recession and a rise in the use of more fuel-efficient vehicles, which contributed to lower demand for gasoline, and increases in U.S. oil production helped to reduce upward pressure on oil and gasoline prices in the past several years, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
The 2014 Nissan NV200 van with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine returns 24 mpg in city driving and 25 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA. The 2014 Ford Transit Connect van with a 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine returns 22 mpg in city driving and 30 mpg on the highway.
Edmunds says: The 2015 City Express turns in some impressive fuel economy numbers, which should please small-business owners on a budget.