Used 2009 Chevrolet Express Cargo Van

$8,823 - $18,888
2009 Chevrolet Express Cargo

2009 Highlights

The 2009 Chevrolet Express Cargo receives no significant changes other than an available "fast idle" option for the 6.0-liter V8, which supposedly facilitates the use of accessories while the vehicle is idling.


  • Robust engines, dual passenger access doors, multiple wheelbase and passenger configurations, available all-wheel drive.


  • Cheesy cabin plastics, less interior space than in Dodge's van, no tall-roof option.

Used 2009 Chevrolet Express Cargo Van for Sale

Chevrolet Express Cargo 2009 3500 3dr Van (4.8L 8cyl 4A) Dark Blue Metallic 152,381 miles
Used 2009Chevrolet Express Cargo3500
Est.Loan: $180/mo
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Chevrolet Express Cargo 2009 3500 3dr Van (4.8L 8cyl 4A) Summit White Medium Pewter vinyl80,120 miles
Used 2009Chevrolet Express Cargo3500
Est.Loan: $344/mo
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34.3 mi away
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Chevrolet Express Cargo 2009 1500 3dr Van (4.3L 6cyl 4A) Summit White 70,589 miles
Used 2009Chevrolet Express Cargo1500
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

As a traditional American full-size work van, the 2009 Chevrolet Express Cargo will be a trusty sidekick for working people across the country.

vehicle overview

In full-size-van years, 13 is on the young side. That's how long it's been since the Chevrolet Express Cargo last received a full redesign, which makes it considerably younger than the hoary Ford E-Series. As such, we're not going to give Chevy a hard time for letting its full-sizer stand pat for this model year. The 2009 Chevrolet Express Cargo does just about everything a big work van should do, lacking only the Dodge Sprinter's tall-roof option and superior fuel economy.

There have been numerous updates over the course of this Chevy's life cycle. Notably, '03 saw the arrival of a wider array of V8 engines, available all-wheel drive, upgraded brakes, a stronger frame and various interior improvements. Though the interior materials and switchgear are still nothing to write home about, they did receive some refinements last year. Short of a complete overhaul, the 2009 Chevrolet Express Cargo is about as good as the General's full-size van is going to get.

With up to 237.3 cubic feet of cargo capacity -- nearly 100 more than in the typical minivan -- beasts of burden like the Express Cargo are ideal for those who want to ferry around large amounts of stuff without going all out and buying an 18-wheeler. As such, the Express is a logical choice for businesspeople with heavy-duty hauling needs. Bear in mind that the more modern Dodge Sprinter is a superior vehicle in most regards, thanks to its taller roof, better road manners and superior fuel efficiency. It's more expensive, though, so if you don't want to break the bank, the Express Cargo is fully up to the task.

trim levels & features

The 2009 Chevy Express Cargo is a full-size van intended primarily for commercial use. The standard wheelbase (135-inch) Express comes in half-ton (1500), 3/4-ton (2500) and 1-ton (3500) configurations, while the extended-wheelbase version (155-inch) is available on the 2500 and 3500 series vans only. Standard equipment on the Express Cargo includes air-conditioning, two seats, a theft-deterrent system and not much else. Among the options are swing-out passenger-side access doors (versus the standard sliding door), a passenger-side sliding door, a rear air-conditioner and heater, power windows and locks, cloth upholstery, cruise control, a tilt steering wheel, keyless entry and a CD stereo. The Express can also be outfitted for job-specific cargo configurations.

performance & mpg

The light-duty Chevrolet Express 1500 cargo van comes with a 4.3-liter V6 that produces 195 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. Standard on all-wheel-drive 1500s and optional on rear-wheel-drive models is a 5.3-liter V8 that makes 301 hp and 325 lb-ft of torque. Heavy-duty 2500 models are powered by a 4.8-liter V8 that makes 279 hp (258 in models with a gross vehicle weight rating of more than 10,000 pounds) and 294 lb-ft of torque. Standard on the 3500 and optional on the 2500 is a 6.0-liter V8 that makes 323 hp and 373 lb-ft of torque. Available on both heavy-duty models is a 6.6-liter turbodiesel V8 that produces 250 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. All Express vans come with a four-speed automatic transmission. Trailer towing capacities range from 6,100 to a stout 10,000 pounds, depending on the model and configuration.


All models have antilock disc brakes as standard equipment. In frontal-impact crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the Chevy Express scored a perfect five stars for driver and front passenger protection.


A robust frame, rack-and-pinion steering (half-ton models only) and standard four-wheel antilock disc brakes give the 2009 Chevrolet Express Cargo respectable ride and handling characteristics. With a pair of strong V8 engines to choose from, merging and passing maneuvers are easily accomplished, even when you're hauling a heavy load. As full-size vans go, the Express is pleasant to pilot -- just don't expect it to match the European-style driving dynamics of the Sprinter.


The Chevy's interior is built for functionality, not fashion. All controls are simple to use and well within reach of the driver, but they're far from stylish. The front footwells remain as cramped as ever. Unlike the Sprinter, the Express Cargo lacks a tall-roof option allows a normal-size person to walk upright in the cargo area. Express Cargo buyers can opt for 60/40-split driver-side doors or a sliding passenger-side door for easy access to the rear compartment. Standard-length vans have a maximum cargo capacity of 204 cubic feet, while extended-length vans check in with a voluminous 237 cubic feet of space.

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Features & Specs

2500 3dr Van (4.8L 8cyl 4A)1500 3dr Van (4.3L 6cyl 4A)2500 3dr Ext Van (4.8L 8cyl 4A)3500 3dr Van (4.8L 8cyl 4A)3500 3dr Ext Van (4.8L 8cyl 4A)1500 3dr Van AWD (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
Transmission4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic
Horsepower279 hp @ 5200 rpm195 hp @ 4600 rpm279 hp @ 5200 rpm279 hp @ 5200 rpm279 hp @ 5200 rpm301 hp @ 5200 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

Top Consumer Reviews

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Consumer Rating

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My new company truck
Just got this truck for my job. This is 2009 work van. I am not happy with this van, Chevy should go back to the drawing board, or go in to the field and see what trades men want and need. The steering wheel seem small the sitting position is terrible. The upgraded stereo is not worse it and the speaker sound cheap, and there's 1 big plastic knob in the middle the dash has some compartments but why on the passenger side. The windshield is so small if your tall like me forget it. Your looking just under the sun visor. The windshield wiper sound real loud when on. The gas gauge should be on top not the battery gauge. Make sure you get tilt wheel this van doesn't. The steering is hard for a van with power steering.
How many Van's can one man claim ?
I've been using these vans for 30+ years. We toss in a Ford, a Sprinter and even a Nissan now and then but we always come back to these work horses. There's always room for improvement, but hey! It's a cargo van.
Used 2009 Chevrolet Express Cargo Van Overview

The Used 2009 Chevrolet Express Cargo Van is offered in the following styles: 2500 3dr Van (4.8L 8cyl 4A), 1500 3dr Van (4.3L 6cyl 4A), 2500 3dr Ext Van (4.8L 8cyl 4A), 3500 3dr Van (4.8L 8cyl 4A), 3500 3dr Ext Van (4.8L 8cyl 4A), and 1500 3dr Van AWD (5.3L 8cyl 4A).

What's a good price on a Used 2009 Chevrolet Express Cargo Van?

Price comparisons for Used 2009 Chevrolet Express Cargo Van trim styles:

  • The Used 2009 Chevrolet Express Cargo Van 1500 is priced between $10,974 and $10,974 with odometer readings between 70589 and 70589 miles.
  • The Used 2009 Chevrolet Express Cargo Van 3500 is priced between $8,823 and $18,888 with odometer readings between 80120 and 152381 miles.

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