2017 Chevrolet Express Cargo Review
Which Express Cargo does Edmunds recommend?
Since the 2017 Chevrolet Express is only available in one equipment trim, which load, engine and wheelbase configuration you should buy depends on your cargo needs. If it were up to us, we'd start with the long-wheelbase van to make up for the Express' comparatively small cargo area. We'd also go with the four-cylinder diesel engine for its fuel economy and the 2500 load rating to keep costs down.
Edmunds' Expert Review
- Powerful V8 engines
- Towing and payload capabilities are near or at the top of the class
- Less cargo space than many competitors
- V8 engines are thirstier than competitors' V6 offerings
- No high-roof cargo option
- Dated interior styling and touchscreen interface
The interior looks exceptionally dated in comparison with the rest of the class. The old-school vibe continues with the engine covering that protrudes into the driver and passenger footwell. Getting into the cargo area is hampered by a low roof and the lack of a door behind the driver.
Cargo volume behind the front seats measures 239.7 cubic feet in the short-wheelbase (SWB) Express, increasing to 284.4 cubes in the long-wheelbase (LWB) model. Cargo capacity in the SWB model is in line with similar vans, but the LWB's volume is lacking. Rivals offer taller roofs and longer bodies.
The standard radio comes only with AM/FM radio reception and an auxiliary jack. You'll have to pay more for a CD player, satellite radio, a USB port and an ancient touchscreen interface that is several generations removed from what's used in other Chevrolets.
Most helpful consumer reviews
2500 3dr Van (4.8L 8cyl 6A)
This vehicle, 2017 Chevrolet Express Cargo Van, has been fantastic. I sure hope that General Motors continues with this body style.
3500 3dr Van (4.8L 8cyl 6A)
Bought this truck in late 2017, Express Cutaway 3500 with a Plumbers Body from Knapheid. Test drove the truck, seemed to be fine. After driving it about 75 miles, a heat shield came loose and was rattling under the truck. Took it in to service department, they said it was fixed, and to come pick it up. I picked it up, still rattling, went into service managers office to tell him that somebody is not fixing what they say they are. He and I climbed under the truck together in the service drive and I could grab the shield with a glove on and make it sound like there were pots and pans flying around under there. he sent the truck out to a welding shop and had it fixed by a third party that day. I picked it up the next day, problem solved. Too bad Chevy tech could not complete that obvious problem on the 1st attempt.
Features & Specs
Our experts like the Express Cargo models:
- 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.