The Chevrolet Express is a full-size cargo or passenger van, manufactured primarily for commercial use, with a long list of different body styles and power options for each model year. The first generation models were produced from 1996 until 2002. In 2003, the Express was redesigned, and this marked the van’s second and current generation. This generation shares the same layout as before, with much of the same engine ratings, but with the addition of flex-fuel models.
The 2007 Chevrolet Express receives a few moderate design and engineering changes, and continues its reputation for power, size, and capacity options.
Body Styles: van
Engines: 6.0-liter V-8, 5.3-liter V-8, 4.3-liter V-6, 4.8-liter V-8, 6.6-liter V-8 diesel, 5.3-liter V-8 flex-fuel
Transmissions: four-speed automatic with overdrive
Models: Chevrolet Express Work Van rear drive G1500 cargo, Chevrolet Express Work Van all-wheel drive G1500 cargo, Chevrolet Express Work Van rear drive G2500 cargo, Chevrolet Express Work Van rear drive G2500 extended cargo, Chevrolet Express Work Van rear drive G3500 cargo, Chevrolet Express Work Van rear drive G3500 extended cargo, Chevrolet Express LT rear drive G1500 passenger, Chevrolet Express LT all-wheel drive G1500 passenger, Chevrolet Express LT rear drive G3500 passenger, Chevrolet Express LT rear drive G3500 extended passenger, Chevrolet Express LS rear drive G1500 passenger, Chevrolet Express LS all-wheel drive G1500 passenger, Chevrolet Express LS rear drive G3500 passenger, Chevrolet Express LS rear drive G3500 extended passenger, Chevrolet Express Upfitter rear drive G1500 passenger, Chevrolet Express Upfitter all-wheel drive G1500 passenger, Chevrolet Express Upfitter rear drive G3500 passenger, Chevrolet Express Upfitter rear-wheel drive G3500 extended passenger
Some of the new features on the 2007 models include room for up to 15 passengers on extended passenger models, three different duty levels, three V-8 models, a diesel V-8, and StabiliTrak is now added to the 12- and 15-passenger models.
All 2007 Chevrolet Express models are built on a separate box frame. The body is bulky and square, with a protruding front end and flat grille. The reflector-type headlights and taillights remain unchanged since the 2003 models. The 1500 regular models have a wheel base length of 135 inches while the 2500 and 3500 extended versions both have a wheel base of 155 inches and a total body length of 224 and 244 inches respectively. Width for all models is 79.4 inches, and models are all 81.6 inches high and taller. Sixteen-inch wheels are standard.
The larger Chevrolet Express vans can carry up to 15 passengers and offer more than ample cargo room in all non-passenger models. There are several different seating layouts, from two-seaters to the 15-passenger model. Work models are available with side access doors that include remote release.
Performance & Handling
The 2007 Chevrolet Express offers several engines to choose from. Upper tier engines produce as much as 300-hp and display very good acceleration and impressive towing capacity of up to 8000 pounds. The smaller engines are better suited for lighter loads and less-weighty cargo. Getting up to speed and merging is not a problem, but visibility can be poor on many of the models. The ride is relatively smooth for a full-size fan. City driving and heavy traffic can be difficult to negotiate in the Chevrolet Express.
The lighter duty models have rack-and-pinion steering. Front and rear suspension has been upgraded; the rear suspension uses a solid axle with semielliptic variable-rate multileaf springs.
The 2007 Chevrolet Express has standard all-disc anti-lock brakes, daytime running lights, and rollover mitigation and electronic stability on all 12- and 15-passenger models. Side-impact airbags are not available.
EPA Fuel Economy
Chevrolet Express Cargo Van 1500: 14/19 mpg city/highway
Chevrolet Express LS 1500: 13/17 mpg city/highway
- Roomy interior
- Power of the V-8 gas models
- Towing capacity
- Cargo capacity
You Won't Like
- Fuel efficiency
- Stability on models without StabiliTrak
- No side-impact airbags
- Resale value
Reliable, powerful, well-priced, and best-suited for commercial use.
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