Overall give it a 3. Its massive interior can be configured to hold up to 15 passengers, making it an ideal company shuttle or airport limo. Probably spoiled because I've owned 2005 Honda Odyssey and 2006 Toyota Sienna which meet all of the above needs except more than 8 passengers. Honda and Toyota will be my first choice unless I need to transport more than 8 at a time. No matter what the mission, Chevrolet provides not just the platform, but the hardware to back it up.
From its powerful engine lineup to its optional heavy-duty transmission oil cooler, the Express Van is designed to be a hard-working vehicle. This is a dealership without commissions. The big glass side panels make it easy to see what's around you, and their deep tint foils prying eyes. An all-wheel drive system is available on the 1500 model but not available on the 3500. The Express Van's passenger models receive a makeover this year, replacing the aged steering wheel, dash controls, window switches and message center. The base Cargo Van is powered by a 195-horsepower V6 engine.
The 2008 Chevrolet Express Van is about as contemporary as possible for a rolling box. Also, standard on all of the Express passenger vans are head curtain side air bags, an expanded driver information center, and StabiliTrak. . The Express passenger van's interior has been updated with a new steering wheel, an expanded driver information center, and revised audio systems. Model value: The 2008 Chevrolet Express passenger van is available in two different lengths a standard 135-inch wheelbase or a long-body 155-inch wheelbase and in three levels of duty the standard 1500, the mid-range 2500, and the heavy-duty 3500.
Other options include a Cold Climate Package, a Trailering Package, dual heated power mirrors, power windows, six-way power driver's seat, rear air conditioning, auxiliary transmission oil cooler and aluminum wheels. For the larger 3500 series, a potent Vortec 6. The ultimate towing machine will be had with the Duramax turbo-diesel, which produces a whopping 460 pound-feet of torque, more than enough for tackling the biggest jobs - and then some. It features rounded edges, high-mounted side taillights and flush side glass. On the 2500 and 3500, the 323-horsepower 6.
Although the V6 can handle light loads, if you plan on hauling heavier cargo or towing a trailer, you should choose the Vortec 5. The StabiliTrak stability control system, which helps maintain control on slippery roads or in abrupt maneuvers, is standard, as are four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, with dynamic rear proportioning for confident braking even when fully loaded. One long-wheelbase model is available in quarter-, half- or one-ton configurations. New fabrics for the seats complete the update. Great for allowing a family of 8-9 spread out on long trips with decent amount of cargo space. To be sure you receive the best deal on your Express Van, check the Fair Purchase Price to see the typical transaction price being paid in your area. When properly equipped, the Express can tow up to 7,400 pounds, which makes it especially attractive to those with boats or camper-trailers.
Unlike other dealership experiences where my entire experience was a draw of the luck of the agent who would reach me first, here I encountered collaboration between various employees, all with the common purpose of helping me find the right auto. Regardless of the engine, a four-speed automatic transmission is standard. Strip the interior bare and the Express Van becomes a massive cargo container or the ideal platform to build a rolling workshop. The Express Van's V6 may be a fuel-efficient choice but, if you need to haul heavy loads, this engine will probably not be enough. The 1500 and 2500 are only offered in the shorter wheelbase, but the 3500 is offered with either length. The 2008 Chevrolet Express passenger van is available in two different lengths a standard 135-inch wheelbase or a long-body 155-inch wheelbase and in three levels of duty the standard 1500, the mid-range 2500, and the heavy-duty 3500.
Options include all-wheel drive, a 5. On the 3500, this engine can tow up to 7,400 pounds. Cargo vans can be equipped with external compartments for easy access and offer a number of rear-door options. The 2008 Chevrolet Express Van is really three vans in one. The 1500 and 2500 are only offered in the shorter wheelbase, but the 3500 is offered with either length.
Eight-passenger seating, with three rows and front bucket seats, is standard with the shorter wheelbase while the longer-wheelbase 3500 version comes with twelve-passenger seating. Also available with 2500 and 3500 models is the Duramax diesel engine, which provides an abundance of torque and is capable of towing and hauling extreme loads. Good for transporting more than 8 people at one time! For most uses, one of the three gasoline V8s works best, providing sufficient torque and horsepower for hauling heavy loads or towing. Needs more cup holders, sturdier construction simple parts easily break or malfunction like plastic cover over seat belt, door handles on front passenger side and sliding door. And for those looking for the ultimate in customization, the Express Van can be outfitted with plush captain's-chair seating, a built-in refrigerator and a convertible sofa bed. .