Chevy fifteen-passenger van comes as Express. It’s good known 12-passenger van with an extended wheelbase. This is a perfect example of one tone passenger van. It has three seat rows. Each row can accommodate 3 persons, except the back seat that holds four (2-3-3-3-4 seating configuration). All seats have belts, but here in Chevy, belts are attached to the van’s roof. Transit, on the other hand, has safety belts built-in seats. Back seats have cup holders, and they are easy to remove if you need extra cargo space.
For easy loading, unloading and entry and exit, there are rear swing-out doors and side passenger doors. All side windows are tinted black. Most common exterior color is white. Though, most fleet vehicles come in white.
Engines and Transmission
Motorization relies on three engines. 4.3L V6 comes as standard, followed by big 6.0L Vortec, and small but very potent and towing capable 2.8L, 4-cylinder Duramax turbodiesel. Engines are paired with 6-speed automatic transmission. The driver can use manual shift ability option too.
Interior, Exterior and Technology
Inside you have cloth and gray/black vinyl interior, power windows and locks. Extended wheelbase Chevy Express 3500 Passenger has so much space inside, it’s almost like a minibus. The dashboard may look conventional, but everything is in the right place. Lights switch, radio and AC controls, board computer, 12V outlet, everything is at your fingertip.
Although Express is dated vehicle in many ways, it offers some very cool contemporary features like Bluetooth connectivity, 4G LTE hotspot, USB and 7-inch navigation system. More important are safety systems and additions like forward collision alert, rear vision camera, lane departure warning and side blind zone alert.
The downside is an option to choose from only two trim levels, LT and LS. So, if you are looking for a basic heavy-duty passenger van for fifteen-person, Chevy Express comes as a very logical choice. It has good towing and hauling capacity, especially models with a diesel engine.
Used Chevy Express 3500 Passenger van from 2016 can be found under $20.000 which is an excellent deal for the sturdy and dependable van.