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2020 Chevrolet Express Cargo

What’s new

  • Minor revisions to feature availability
  • Part of the first Express generation introduced for 1996

Pros & Cons

  • Powerful V8 and efficient diesel engines
  • Payload and towing capacities at or near the top of its class
  • Less cargo space than many competitors
  • No high-roof or all-wheel drive option
  • Dated interior styling and driving experience
MSRP Range
$32,000 - $35,900
MSRP Starting at
$32,000
Edmunds Suggested Price as low as
$28,077
Edmunds Suggests You Pay
$28,077 - $32,458

Save as much as $6,194
Incentive offers available
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MSRP Range
$32,000 - $35,900
MSRP Starting at
$32,000
Edmunds Suggested Price as low as
$28,077
Edmunds Suggests You Pay
$28,077 - $33,206

Save as much as $6,194
Incentive offers available
Select your model:
Save as much as $6,194
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2020 Chevrolet Express Cargo Review

As a proven utility vehicle, the 2020 Chevrolet Express Cargo holds its own when it comes to competitive pricing and a strong tow rating. But there's no getting around the fact that this thing is the equivalent of a centenarian among today's cargo vans.

It hasn't been fully redesigned since the 1990s, and there are no significant updates for 2020. The lack of innovation shows in both its interior and exterior styling. The Express uses truck-based body-on-frame construction, so it lacks the shrinks-around-you feeling of several of today's more modern vans.

From a familiar workhorse standpoint, the Express Cargo gets the job done. A broad range of engines — V6, V8 and a diesel-powered four-cylinder — offers something-for-everyone flexibility and contributes to the Express' high payload and towing capabilities. But it lacks key cargo van features such as a high-roof option and available all-wheel drive, so it's hard to consider the Express as anything but a decent choice for a no-frills commercial vehicle.

Which Express Cargo does Edmunds recommend?

With only one trim (Work Truck) available, choosing the right Express Cargo van will depend entirely on your needs. If heavy towing is required, get the V8 engine. And if fuel economy is a priority, consider the four-cylinder diesel. If maximizing cargo space is required, then opt for the long-wheelbase variant.

Chevrolet Express Cargo models

The 2020 Chevrolet Express Cargo is a work vehicle designed to meet the needs of contractors and other workers who need to haul bulky or heavy payloads and tow heavy loads. A single trim is offered in one- to five-passenger seating configurations, leaving the rest of the van body available for cargo. If people moving is a priority consider the Express Passenger van, which can be configured for up to 15 passengers. It is reviewed separately.

A 4.3-liter V6 producing 276 horsepower and 298 lb-ft of torque is the base engine. Two other engines are available: a turbodiesel 2.8-liter four-cylinder (181 hp, 369 lb-ft of torque) and a 6.0-liter V8 (341 hp, 373 lb-ft of torque). The V8 is the mill best suited for towing heavy loads.

Two payload configurations (2500 and 3500) and two wheelbases are available, enabling the Express Cargo to accommodate a variety of needs.

As a spartan work vehicle, the Express Cargo comes with only the most basic features. Air conditioning, a Wi-Fi hotspot (via GM's OnStar communication service), and both 12- and 120-volt outlets are standard. Options are abundant and include Bluetooth, keyless entry and remote start. Available safety features include blind-spot monitoring, forward collision alert and lane departure warning. Other options packages allow owners to customize the Express Cargo to suit their business needs.


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    Features & Specs

    2500 3dr Van features & specs
    2500 3dr Van
    4.3L 6cyl 8A
    MSRP$32,000
    MPG N/A city / N/A hwy
    SeatingSeats 2
    Transmission8-speed automatic
    Horsepower276 hp @ 5200 rpm
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    2500 3dr Ext Van features & specs
    2500 3dr Ext Van
    4.3L 6cyl 8A
    MSRP$33,900
    MPG N/A city / N/A hwy
    SeatingSeats 2
    Transmission8-speed automatic
    Horsepower276 hp @ 5200 rpm
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    3500 3dr Ext Van features & specs
    3500 3dr Ext Van
    4.3L 6cyl 8A
    MSRP$35,900
    MPG N/A city / N/A hwy
    SeatingSeats 2
    Transmission8-speed automatic
    Horsepower276 hp @ 5200 rpm
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    3500 3dr Van features & specs
    3500 3dr Van
    4.3L 6cyl 8A
    MSRP$35,100
    MPG N/A city / N/A hwy
    SeatingSeats 2
    Transmission8-speed automatic
    Horsepower276 hp @ 5200 rpm
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    Safety

    Our experts’ favorite Express Cargo safety features:

    Rear Vision Camera
    Displays a view of the area immediately behind the Express in the rearview mirror.
    Rear Park Assist
    Sounds an alert when the Express is close to an object behind the van.
    Forward Collision Warning
    Sounds an alert if the system detects an imminent front collision.

    Chevrolet Express Cargo vs. the competition

    Chevrolet Express Cargo vs. Ram Promaster Cargo Van

    Sharing its design with the Fiat Ducato, a European work van, the Ram ProMaster has some distinctive elements. The main one is its front-wheel-drive architecture, which is unique in this class. Compared to the Express, it offers more interior cargo space but comes up short on maximum towing capacity.

    Compare Chevrolet Express Cargo & Ram Promaster Cargo Van features

    Chevrolet Express Cargo vs. Ford Transit Cargo Van

    Like the Express, the Transit comes in two wheelbases, but it also offers three roof heights and three body lengths, which make it a far more versatile van when it comes to meeting specific needs. It's rear-wheel-drive in base trim, but it offers all-wheel drive as an option. And it was last redesigned in 2015, which makes it far more modern than the Express.

    Compare Chevrolet Express Cargo & Ford Transit Cargo Van features

    Chevrolet Express Cargo vs. Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

    Redesigned for 2019, the Sprinter offers the most updated look and feel among today's vans and comes with an optional and thoroughly modern infotainment system. A range of body lengths, three roof heights and available all-wheel drive highlight the Sprinter's versatility.

    Compare Chevrolet Express Cargo & Mercedes-Benz Sprinter features
    FAQ
    Is the Chevrolet Express Cargo a good car?
    The Edmunds experts tested the 2020 Express Cargo both on the road and at the track. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that carrying capacity for the Express Cargo ranges from 239.4 to 283.6 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Chevrolet Express Cargo. Learn more
    What's new in the 2020 Chevrolet Express Cargo?

    According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2020 Chevrolet Express Cargo:

    • Minor revisions to feature availability
    • Part of the first Express generation introduced for 1996
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    Is the Chevrolet Express Cargo reliable?
    To determine whether the Chevrolet Express Cargo is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Express Cargo. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Express Cargo's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more
    Is the 2020 Chevrolet Express Cargo a good car?
    There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2020 Chevrolet Express Cargo is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2020 Express Cargo is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more
    How much should I pay for a 2020 Chevrolet Express Cargo?

    The least-expensive 2020 Chevrolet Express Cargo is the 2020 Chevrolet Express Cargo 2500 3dr Van (4.3L 6cyl 8A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $32,000.

    Other versions include:

    • 2500 3dr Van (4.3L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $32,000
    • 2500 3dr Ext Van (4.3L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $33,900
    • 3500 3dr Ext Van (4.3L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $35,900
    • 3500 3dr Van (4.3L 6cyl 8A) which starts at $35,100
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    What are the different models of Chevrolet Express Cargo?
    If you're interested in the Chevrolet Express Cargo, the next question is, which Express Cargo model is right for you? Express Cargo variants include 2500 3dr Van (4.3L 6cyl 8A), 2500 3dr Ext Van (4.3L 6cyl 8A), 3500 3dr Ext Van (4.3L 6cyl 8A), and 3500 3dr Van (4.3L 6cyl 8A). For a full list of Express Cargo models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

    More about the 2020 Chevrolet Express Cargo

    2020 Chevrolet Express Cargo Overview

    The 2020 Chevrolet Express Cargo is offered in the following submodels: Express Cargo Van. Available styles include 2500 3dr Van (4.3L 6cyl 8A), 2500 3dr Ext Van (4.3L 6cyl 8A), 3500 3dr Ext Van (4.3L 6cyl 8A), and 3500 3dr Van (4.3L 6cyl 8A).

    What do people think of the 2020 Chevrolet Express Cargo?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2020 Chevrolet Express Cargo and all its trim types. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2020 Express Cargo.

    Edmunds Expert Reviews

    Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2020 Chevrolet Express Cargo and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2020 Express Cargo featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

    Our Review Process

    This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

    We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

    What's a good price for a New 2020 Chevrolet Express Cargo?
    2020 Chevrolet Express Cargo 3500 3dr Van (6.0L 8cyl 6A)

    The 2020 Chevrolet Express Cargo 3500 3dr Van (6.0L 8cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $37,885. The average price paid for a new 2020 Chevrolet Express Cargo 3500 3dr Van (6.0L 8cyl 6A) is trending $5,917 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $5,917 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $31,968.

    The average savings for the 2020 Chevrolet Express Cargo 3500 3dr Van (6.0L 8cyl 6A) is 15.6% below the MSRP.

    Available Inventory:

    We are showing 6 2020 Chevrolet Express Cargo 3500 3dr Van (6.0L 8cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

    2020 Chevrolet Express Cargo 2500 3dr Ext Van (6.0L 8cyl 6A)

    The 2020 Chevrolet Express Cargo 2500 3dr Ext Van (6.0L 8cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $36,685. The average price paid for a new 2020 Chevrolet Express Cargo 2500 3dr Ext Van (6.0L 8cyl 6A) is trending $6,194 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $6,194 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $30,491.

    The average savings for the 2020 Chevrolet Express Cargo 2500 3dr Ext Van (6.0L 8cyl 6A) is 16.9% below the MSRP.

    Available Inventory:

    We are showing 4 2020 Chevrolet Express Cargo 2500 3dr Ext Van (6.0L 8cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

    2020 Chevrolet Express Cargo 2500 3dr Van (4.3L 6cyl 8A)

    The 2020 Chevrolet Express Cargo 2500 3dr Van (4.3L 6cyl 8A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $32,810. The average price paid for a new 2020 Chevrolet Express Cargo 2500 3dr Van (4.3L 6cyl 8A) is trending $6,034 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $6,034 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $26,776.

    The average savings for the 2020 Chevrolet Express Cargo 2500 3dr Van (4.3L 6cyl 8A) is 18.4% below the MSRP.

    Available Inventory:

    We are showing 47 2020 Chevrolet Express Cargo 2500 3dr Van (4.3L 6cyl 8A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

    2020 Chevrolet Express Cargo 3500 3dr Ext Van (6.0L 8cyl 6A)

    The 2020 Chevrolet Express Cargo 3500 3dr Ext Van (6.0L 8cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $38,685. The average price paid for a new 2020 Chevrolet Express Cargo 3500 3dr Ext Van (6.0L 8cyl 6A) is trending $5,969 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $5,969 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $32,716.

    The average savings for the 2020 Chevrolet Express Cargo 3500 3dr Ext Van (6.0L 8cyl 6A) is 15.4% below the MSRP.

    Available Inventory:

    We are showing 1 2020 Chevrolet Express Cargo 3500 3dr Ext Van (6.0L 8cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

    Which 2020 Chevrolet Express Cargos are available in my area?

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    Should I lease or buy a 2020 Chevrolet Express Cargo?

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