2017 Chevrolet Express Cargo
- Powerful V8 engines
- Towing and payload capabilities are near or at the top of the class
- Dated interior styling and touchscreen interface
- No high-roof cargo option
- V8 engines are thirstier than competitors' V6 offerings
- Less cargo space than many competitors
Which Express Cargo does Edmunds recommend
Edmunds' Expert Review
Full-size vans are fantastic vehicles for contractors and small-business owners for their expansive cargo areas and substantial payload and towing capabilities. The 2017 Chevrolet Express is one of these versatile equipment-haulers, with class-leading towing figures and a reasonable starting price. But its numerous drawbacks should lead you to consider one of its many rivals instead.
The primary knock against the Express is its age. For reference, the Express launched before Bill Clinton mounted his re-election campaign, and it has received only sporadic refreshes and updates since then. As such, the cabin is positively dour against the rest of the class, and the Express offers none of the latest safety and technology features of its competitors. Although offered in standard and extended wheelbases, the Express has less cargo volume than other vans due to its single, low roof height. (Others offer two to three roof configurations to allow for tall storage racks.) And though towing and payload capabilities are near or at the top of the class, its thirsty V8s will put a larger dent in the monthly fuel bill than competitors' V6 engines. Given the strength of the competition and lack of distinctive advantages, it's difficult to recommend the Chevrolet Express for any reason.
trim levels & features
The 2017 Chevrolet Express Cargo is a full-size van with two seats and an expansive cargo area (its Express Passenger sibling fills this space with additional rows of seating). Two load ratings are available: 2500 (max payload 3,234 pounds) and 3500 (max payload 4,192 pounds). Each can be ordered in a standard or extended wheelbase, which increases cargo volume from 239.7 cubic feet to 284.4 cubes. No matter which starting configuration you choose, the Express Cargo comes only in a single modestly equipped WT trim. Numerous stand-alone options are available.
By default, the rear-wheel-drive Express Cargo is powered by a 4.8-liter V8 (285 horsepower, 295 pound-feet of torque) paired to a six-speed automatic transmission. Alternate powertrains are available if the standard V8 doesn't meet your requirements, including a 6.0-liter V8 (342 hp, 373 lb-ft) matched to a six-speed automatic and a 2.8-liter four-cylinder diesel engine (181 hp, 369 lb-ft) with an eight-speed auto. The WT's standard features include 16-inch steel wheels, 60/40-split opening doors on the right side, a driver information display, air-conditioning, power windows and locks, vinyl upholstery and floor covering, LED cargo lighting, six D-ring cargo tie-downs, a 120-volt outlet, and a two-speaker audio system with AM/FM radio and an auxiliary jack.
Major equipment packages include the Convenience (tilt-adjustable steering wheel and cruise control), Chrome Appearance (chrome bumpers and grille), Hotel Shuttle (Chrome Appearance plus the 6.0-liter V8, a sliding rear passenger door, heated power mirrors, a second row of seating, tinted glass and rear cargo windows) and Ambulance (6.0-liter V8, a heavy-duty locking differential and a more powerful battery and alternator) packages. A separate bundle adds a 6.5-inch touchscreen, navigation, Bluetooth, a CD player and a USB port.
Some of the above features can be added as stand-alone options. Other options include all-terrain tires, remote locking and unlocking, remote engine start, rear parking sensors, a backup alarm, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, cloth upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, a rearview camera, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, GM's OnStar emergency communications, satellite radio, a spray-in cargo liner, and rear air-conditioning and heating.
Features & Specs
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.
- Backup Alarm
- Sounds an exterior alert to pedestrians and other motorists when the Express is put in reverse.
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2017 Chevrolet Express Cargo for Sale
The 2017 Chevrolet Express Cargo is a full-size van with two seats and an expansive, configurable cargo area. Like other work vans, the Express Cargo is highly customizable with several available engines, wheelbases and load ratings. There's only one base trim and just a few packages that bundle multiple features; most additional options are stand-alone.
The Express Cargo's base WT trim is sparsely equipped but offers a few features, including air-conditioning, vinyl upholstery, LED cargo lighting and cargo tie-down hooks. Four packages are available: Convenience (a tilt-adjustable steering wheel and cruise control), Chrome Appearance (with chrome bumpers), Hotel Shuttle (adds rear windows and a second row of seating) and Ambulance (heavy-duty mechanical parts). There's also a separate bundle that combines a touchscreen interface with navigation, Bluetooth, a CD player and a USB port. Most options in these packages are sold as separate items. Additional available safety systems and creature comforts include cloth upholstery, satellite radio, remote locking and unlocking, a rearview camera and rear parking sensors.
By default, the rear-wheel-drive Express Cargo is driven by a 4.8-liter V8 producing 285 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. If you need more power, order the 6.0-liter V8 with its 342 hp and 373 lb-ft of torque. For those with an eye on monthly fuel costs, consider the new four-cylinder diesel engine, which makes 181 hp and 369 lb-ft. Two wheelbase configurations are available, with the longer version increasing cargo capacity from 239.7 cubic feet to 284.4 cubic feet. Either can be ordered in 2500 or 3500 load ratings.
The 2017 Chevrolet Express Cargo is priced about the same as other cargo vans, but it is far less customizable and rivals are mostly powered by smaller, more fuel-efficient engines. Its storage area is on the small side; some others offer high roof and extended cargo options. And though it has enjoyed a few interior and exterior refreshes over its lifespan, the Express has been around since 1996. In other words, it drives like a big, old-school van with few of today's safety and tech features. If you're willing to overlook its deficiencies, you'll find the Express is not only reasonably priced, but it also comes near the top for payload and towing ratings. Use Edmunds' robust pricing and search tools to find your ideal 2017 Chevrolet Express Cargo.
2017 Chevrolet Express Cargo Overview
The 2017 Chevrolet Express Cargo is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include 2500 3dr Van (4.8L 8cyl 6A), 2500 3dr Ext Van (4.8L 8cyl 6A), 3500 3dr Van (4.8L 8cyl 6A), and 3500 3dr Ext Van (4.8L 8cyl 6A).
What do people think of the 2017 Chevrolet Express Cargo?
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What's a good price for a New 2017 Chevrolet Express Cargo?
2017 Chevrolet Express Cargo 2500 3dr Van (4.8L 8cyl 6A)
The 2017 Chevrolet Express Cargo 2500 3dr Van (4.8L 8cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $32,300. The average price paid for a new 2017 Chevrolet Express Cargo 2500 3dr Van (4.8L 8cyl 6A) is trending $2,509 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
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The average savings for the 2017 Chevrolet Express Cargo 2500 3dr Van (4.8L 8cyl 6A) is7.8% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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