2018 Chevrolet City Express

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Chevrolet City Express highlights

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  • Frugal engine
  • Size offers good maneuverability
  • Spacious cargo area is easy to access


  • Emergency braking takes a while to fully stop
  • Cheap and plain interior materials
  • Lacks the power and pure cargo space of rivals

Mileage (EPA estimate)

24 city, 26 highway, 25 combined

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City-sized van

If you are looking for a van that eschews the full-size girth of conventional vans in favor of more maneuverability in tight environments, check out the 2018 Chevrolet City Express. You get a frugal standard engine, with nimble handling to navigate bustling urban locales — helping you make your deliveries on time. Despite the reduced size, you still get a generous cargo area that’s also easy to load and unload on the fly.

All Chevrolet City Express years

What is new for the 2018 Chevrolet City Express?

  • City Express trims have been upgraded with Rear View Camera as standard equipment this year.
  • The LS trim now comes with Cruise Control, Power Mirrors, and Bluetooth Technology as standard equipment.

2018 Chevrolet City Express trims

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  • 131-hp, 139-lb-ft of torque 2.0L
  • Traction Control
  • Side Airbags
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Power Mirrors
  • Rear View Camera
  • Automatic Transmission


  • Includes all features available on the LS
  • Parking Sensors

5 reasons to buy the 2018 Chevrolet City Express

1. Thrifty standard engine 

The more compact nature of the 2018 Chevrolet City Express means it doesn’t require a big engine to motor it along at a brisk pace. Every model comes with a 2.0L four-cylinder engine, producing a svelte 131 horsepower and 139 lb-ft of torque, and mated to a continuously variable automatic transmission and front-wheel-drive. That’s still more than enough to handle even the weightiest payloads, with the added benefit of an EPA-estimated 25 mpg combined, 24 mpg in the city, and 26 mpg on the highway. 

2. Agile handling in tight spots 

This is the area in which the 2018 City Express shines the most, and where its more compact size pays the most dividends. Steering is sharp and agile, and combined with that compact and punchy engine, makes the 2018 City Express ideal for zipping through busy city streets and maneuvering in and out of traffic. It’s also capable of a turning radius of just 36.7 ft, which makes navigating awkward parking spaces and drop-off points a breeze.   

3. Spacious cargo area 

Despite its compact exterior and nimble handling, the 2018 Chevrolet City Express is certainly not lacking space in the cargo area - something that becomes obvious the moment you open the doors and take a look inside. The cargo area measures 82.8 inches in length from the rear doors to the back of the front seats, 48 inches wide between the two rear wheel housings, and 53 inches tall, all adding up to a total cargo volume of 122.7 cu-ft. You also get a maximum estimated payload of 1,500 lbs. 

4. Decent feature list 

Even for a relatively utilitarian work vehicle, the 2018 Chevrolet City Express still offers a good list of both standard and optional features to make your journeys more comfortable. Base LS trims include essentials like air conditioning, a rearview camera, and Bluetooth® connectivity, while the LT adds cruise control, rear parking sensors, and an extra 12-volt power outlet. Both LS and LT trims can be found with several available packages, including the Technology package (LT trims only) with a 5.8-inch touchscreen display, a navigation system, and a USB audio jack.  

5. Easy to use inside and out 

Not only is the 2018 Chevrolet City Express easy to drive and maneuver; it’s convenient to load and unload too. The rear cargo doors are split 60/40 and open out to nearly 180 degrees, making loading — especially when backed up to a loading deck or dock — effortlessly easy. There are also sliding doors on either side for further cargo area access, as well as multiple tie-down points inside the cargo space to keep your payloads secure.

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Ratings & reliability

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RepairPal gave the Chevrolet City Express an overall reliability rating of 3 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Average. This rating ranks Chevrolet City Express 5th out of 24 among Commercial Vans.

RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Chevrolet City Express is $797, compared to an average of $906 for Commercial Vans and $591 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

According to RepairPal, Chevrolet City Express owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 1.7 times per year, compared to an average of 1.8 times for Commercial Vans and 1.3 times for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 15% for the Chevrolet City Express, compared to an average of 19% for Commercial Vans and 14% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

Chevrolet City Express features and specs

LT 2WD 4D Cargo Van

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Windows
  • Rear View Camera
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Satellite Radio Ready

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