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1996 Chevrolet G2500

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1996 Chevrolet G2500 Review

Gets the job done.

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The 1996 Chevrolet G2500 is one of the three new models of the Chevrolet Express van, a successor to the Sport van. High-mounted taillights that are still in view even with the doors open, which all lends to the image of a cargo-focused vehicle that means business. With the new line of engines available in the Express van models, the power and torque each vehicle provides means heavy-duty loads are no problem. The new wheelbase also makes a smoother ride for passengers while giving more stability for both cargo and passengers.

The Range

Body Styles: minivan/van
Engine: 4.3-liter V-6, 5.0-liter V-8, 5.7-liter V-8
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Chevrolet Express van

What's New

The 1996 Chevrolet G2500 gets a new exterior look with wider-opening rear doors and better functionality. A longer wheelbase is used to create better stability and a smoother riding vehicle. A new series of engines also improves power and torque.


The 1996 Chevrolet G2500 is available with tinted windows, gloss paint, front and rear chrome bumpers, and driver and passenger chrome mirrors. These features contribute to the style and power; meanwhile, it can fulfill heavy hauling expectations. It measures at 224.9 inches long, 79.4 inches wide, and 82 inches tall with a 145-inch wheelbase.


The 1996 Chevrolet G2500 receives a digital clock and cigarette lighter in the front along with a covered storage box, and its partial console provides basic necessities. The front also has courtesy lights with dual switches, an ashtray, and AM/FM stereo. Plastic and rubber floor covering is in both the passenger and cargo areas, which make it a no-frills but easy-to-clean area.

Performance & Handling

The 1996 Chevrolet G2500 has three engine choices: 4.3-liter V-6, 5.0-liter V-8, and 5.7-liter V-8. Furthermore, it gets a wishbone front suspension and beam rear suspension that makes for a tolerable ride. It also helps hold up when it's under heavy cargo loads, which is the main purpose of the vehicle. Its 200 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque engine provides the power necessary to get any job done.


The 1996 Chevrolet G2500 is equipped with ventilated disc brakes and an Anti-lock Brake System (ABS) to provide safe rides even when carrying heavy loads. Dual front air bags mean more safety within the vehicle as well. Power steering and head restraints on the front seats make for more reliable control of the vehicle and additional safety.

EPA Fuel Economy

Chevrolet G2500: 13/17 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Smooth ride
  • Powerful engine
  • Easy clean-up interior

You Won't Like

  • Unremarkable exterior
  • No-frills interior

Sum Up

Gets the job done.

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