2004 Chevrolet Express Cargo Review

Pros & Cons

  • Strong powertrains, dual-passenger access doors, multiple wheelbase and passenger configurations, optional all-wheel drive.
  • Plasticky interior, handling still awkward despite improvements, can't get a diesel engine.
List Price Estimate
$2,576 - $4,126

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Edmunds' Expert Review

Powerful Vortec engines and some unique features make the Express (and its twin, the GMC Savanna) pretty much the only game in town if you're looking for a full-size van that doesn't look and drive like it was designed two decades ago.

2004 Highlights

The driver-side illuminated vanity mirror has been eliminated and a front-passenger assist handle has been added. All-wheel drive is no longer available on 2500-series vans.

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good working friend
3500 Rwd 3dr Ext Van (6.0L 8cyl 4A)
Iam a cable tech supervisor been using too many trucks finaly mi compani faund some truck I feel confident on the road using an average of 100 mls per day bery goooooood
Starcraft LT Conversion (5.3L V8)
John K,05/23/2007
1500 Rwd 3dr Van (4.3L 6cyl 4A)
The van is really an Express RV-base model upgraded with a Starcraft low-top conversion. Great vehicle. Starcraft conversion approach much better than going with the conventional Chevy passenger van. Owned a couple of Ford vans previously, no comparsion, Chevy much superior, particulalry with respect to control and handling. Gas mileage great too after about a 5K mile break in period. Driving about 85% highway and 15% city we're getting a little over 19.5 mpg. Estimate the actual city/highway mileage breakdown would be 16/20. Not bad for 5300 lb full-sized van.
Express Cargo
Linda Espiritu,08/27/2006
3500 Rwd 3dr Ext Van (6.0L 8cyl 4A)
We've owned this van and are still driving it, first in a cleaning use for my company where we cleaned new construction homes, and now for special functions at church ,school etc. I enjoy driving the van and being able to help so many people with various needs. It has a lot of room and functionality to offer for large families or groups for serious travel or for fun trips. I would highly reccomend this van to any one who is in need for such a vehicle.
MPG Sweet Spot!
Robert DuBois,10/16/2015
2500 Rwd 3dr Van (4.8L 8cyl 4A)
I got over 20 MPG while trying to maintain 58 mph. Love the little V8 4.8L. Power when you need it, soft and relaxing when your regular driving needs are there. If I push the van to 70 mph, then my economy is 16 - 17. BUT, using my Blue Tooth Engine checking device, I found 58mph is the sweet spot for just over 20mpg. I can handle that. V8 towing power, travel economy, and looks. I like it!

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Used 2004 Chevrolet Express Cargo Overview

The Used 2004 Chevrolet Express Cargo is offered in the following submodels: Express Cargo Van. Available styles include 2500 Rwd 3dr Van (4.8L 8cyl 4A), 3500 Rwd 3dr Van (6.0L 8cyl 4A), 1500 Rwd 3dr Van (4.3L 6cyl 4A), 3500 Rwd 3dr Ext Van (6.0L 8cyl 4A), 1500 AWD 3dr Van (5.3L 8cyl 4A), and 2500 Rwd 3dr Ext Van (4.3L 6cyl 4A). Pre-owned Chevrolet Express Cargo models are available with a 4.8 L-liter gas engine or a 6.0 L-liter gas engine or a 4.3 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 300 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2004 Chevrolet Express Cargo comes with rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 4-speed automatic. The Used 2004 Chevrolet Express Cargo comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. powertrain warranty.

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Should I lease or buy a 2004 Chevrolet Express Cargo?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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