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About the Chevrolet Express 2500

Vehicle Summary

The Chevrolet Express passenger van dates all the way back to 1996, when its first generation made its debut. Believe it or not, as of 2020, this full-size passenger van is still in its first generation of production—although it has seen some upgrades and changes throughout the years. 

The Chevrolet Express 2500 refers specifically to this van's heavy-duty model, which falls in between the Express 1500 and 3500. Beginning with the 2015 model year, the Express 1500 was discontinued, leaving the 2500 and 3500 as the two models offered. If you're looking for a large van that can accommodate up to 12 people while offering additional cargo storage, a used Chevrolet Express 2500 might suit your needs.

While its overall design and size haven't changed much over the years, the powertrain you'll find on this model can vary greatly from one model year to the next. For example, the 2010 Express 2500 comes standard with a 6.0L V8 engine—but the 2015 model receives a standard 4.8L V8 instead. By 2019, a 4.3L V6 engine came equipped on the Express 2500, although a 2.8L four-cylinder diesel engine and the existing 6.0L V8 were optional when sold new.

The bottom line? If you're looking for a full-size passenger van with essentials like power windows/locks, air conditioning, and vinyl upholstery, a used 2019 Express 2500 can be a sensible choice. And if you opt for the top-tier LT trim over the base LS trim on the 2019 model, you can also enjoy some convenient driver-assistance features like lane-departure warning and forward-collision alert.

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Q: Does the 2019 Chevrolet Express 2500 only come in 12-passenger configurations?

A: Twelve passenger seating is standard on the 2019 Express 2500, but when sold new, it could also be ordered in an eight-passenger configuration; models with this configuration feature second- and third-row bench seats.

Q: How much can the 2018 Chevrolet Express 2500 tow?

A: When properly equipped, the 2018 Express 2500 can tow up to 6,700 pounds.1

Q: What is the difference between the Chevrolet Express 2500 and Chevrolet Express 1500?

A: Both the Express 1500 and 2500 are models offered on this full-size passenger van. However, the 1500 was considered the "light-duty" version and was discontinued after the 2014 model year.

Q: Does the 2018 Chevrolet Express 2500 come with a rearview camera?

A: Yes, every 2018 Express 2500 is equipped with a rearview camera.

1Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories.

Chevrolet Express 2500 Trim Configurations

The Chevrolet Express 2500 has been offered in the same two trim configurations since this model's debut. However, the following features are based specifically on the 2017 model.

LS (1996-2020)

  • 16-inch steel wheels
  • Power windows and locks
  • Vinyl upholstery and floor covering
  • Driver information display
  • 60/40-split-opening passenger door

LT (1996-2020)

  • Chrome bumpers
  • Cloth upholstery with carpeted flooring
  • Remote locks
  • Cruise control
  • Tilt-adjustable steering wheel

Reliability Research


RepairPal gave the Chevrolet Express 2500 an overall reliability rating of 3 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Average. This rating ranks the Chevrolet Express 2500 7th out of 21 among commercial vans.

  • Cost RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Chevrolet Express 2500 is $877, compared to an average of $966 for commercial vans and $719 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Frequency According to RepairPal, Chevrolet Express 2500 owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 0.4 times per year, compared to an average of 0.5 times for commercial vans and 0.5 times for all the vehicle models RepairPal considered in its dataset.
  • Severity RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 16% for the Chevrolet Express 2500, compared to an average of 17% for commercial vans and 13% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal Reliability Ratings are based on the actual cost, frequency, and severity of unscheduled repairs and maintenance on make/model data for select 2010-2019 vehicles. The reliability of a specific vehicle may vary depending on its maintenance and driving history, model year, trim, and features.

*RepairPal Reliability Ratings are provided by RepairPal and CarMax is not responsible for their accuracy. These ratings are based on RepairPal Reliability data as of 12/31/2018. Learn more.


Reviews for Chevrolet Express 2500

Overall Rating

4.5 out of 5 (2 reviews)

Nice van engines little small. Gas mileage low

Very honest and upfront with you. I've had a couple issues and they've always been handled very quickly. Their customer service is very good even after you buy the car which is very rare


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- Glenn Leveque, 2015 Chevrolet Express 2500

Chevrolet Express - #1 dependable large work vehicle

Other than the lack of left foot space on the floor and left door wind noise, this is a great vehicle. While my previous V6 Astro got 16.2 mpg, this V8 still gets 15.5. Great interior with huge rectangular working space once the 2nd and 3rd seats are removed. Comfortable front seats, good dashboard, clean design - only lacks an outdoor temperature indicator. Great driving and work vehicle.


  • Power: 15.5 mpg from a powerful V8
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- Anonymous , 2012 Chevrolet Express 2500

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