2013 Chevrolet Express
The 2013 Chevrolet Express full-size van is one of the most adaptable and valuable passenger cars on the road, but it’s a little old compared to other newer full-size van opponents. Rear park assist, a rearview camera, and an optional navigation system are now available on the 2013 Chevy Express Passenger.
A full-size van may be one of the most practical vehicles that a small business, minor league team, or big family may have in their garage. The 2013 Chevy Express is effective in carrying heavy passenger loads. The Chevrolet Express is one of the few alternatives in its class that can accommodate eight, twelve, or fifteen people, and to top it all off, this van can pull about 10,000 pounds.
After almost more than 15 years in the market without a significant redesign, the 2013 Chevrolet Express van is undoubtedly outdated and not in the least bit luxurious. But the Express is still a practical and reasonably priced choice for carrying large crowds of people.
Moreover, Antilock brakes, side curtain airbags, and stability control are also standard on all 2013 Chevy Express passenger vans. Rear parking sensors, a rear vision camera, and OnStar emergency communications are optional. This van feels old, especially in dense metropolitan areas where the typical Chevy Express would spend most of its working life. Still, it is not a bad pick if the price is your first priority.
Despite the tiny size of the full-size passenger van class, the 2013 Chevrolet Express falls short of the current benchmark. Although the Express can surely transport large groups of people, driving around town could be more refined. The Sprinter and NV are superior in terms of handling, riding, and steering.
Powertrain and Performance
There are four distinct engine options for the 2013 Chevrolet Express. The 5.3-liter V8 engine in the 1500 series produces 310 horsepower and 334 pound-feet of torque. It is paired with a four-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive as standard. All-wheel drive can be chosen. With either drivetrain, the EPA estimates fuel efficiency at 13 mpg in the city, 17 mpg on the highway, and 14 mpg overall.
The rear-drive 2500 series has a 4.8-liter V8 with 280 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. An optional 6.0-liter V8 with 324 horsepower and 373 lb-ft of torque is also available. A six-speed automatic gearbox is linked to both engines. The 4.8-liter gets 11 mpg in the city, 17 mpg on the highway, and 13 mpg overall, while the 6.0-liter gets 11/16/13.
The 6.0-liter V8 engine is standard on the 3500 series, which only has a rear drive. Optional powertrains include a 6.6-liter turbodiesel V8 with 260 horsepower and 525 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission is included with both 3500 series engines. 2500 with the 6.0-liter gets the same amount of gas per gallon. The most economical of the two engines is the turbodiesel V8. A fully loaded Express 3500 is capable of towing up to 9,900 pounds.
The Interior and Comfort of the 2013 Chevy Express
Although there is a lot of harsh plastic and even basic things like carpeting and power locks are left on the options list, the controls are straightforward and simple to operate. The engine cowling, which protrudes from the dashboard, limits the amount of legroom for the driver and for front passengers. Although there is enough rear legroom, the normal roof height makes it difficult for passengers to enter and exit the vehicle without crouching.
Standard 2013 Chevrolet Express vans from the 1500 series can accommodate eight passengers, while the 2500 and 3500 variants can accommodate twelve. The 3500’s long-wheelbase variant may be equipped with an additional seat to accommodate 15 passengers.
The fuel economy of the 2013 Chevrolet Express depends upon the type of engine. Chevrolet Express with regular gas can have an EPA rate of 11 MPG in the city area and 17 MPG on the highway. With regular gas, it covers 7.7 gals per 100 miles.
This vehicle with E85 can have an EPA rate of 8 MPG in the city and 12 MPG on the highway. With E85, it covers 10.0 gals per 100 miles.
The 2013 Chevy Express has some standard features, including:
- AM/FM Radio w/CD Player
- Custom Cloth Front Bucket Seats
- 15-Passenger Seating
- Remote Keyless Entry
- Audio System w/Navigation
- Bluetooth for Phone
- 6-Way Power Front Passenger Seat Adjuster
- Deluxe Console
- 15-Passenger Seating
- 6-Way Power Driver Seat Adjuster
- Custom Cloth Front Bucket Seat
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the Express reliable?
RepairPal ranks the Chevy Express van at a 3 out of 5 for reliability.
What is the life expectancy of the Chevy Express?
The Express will average 250,000 miles in its lifetime, with good care and maintenance.
What is GMC’s twin to the Express?
The GMC Savana is identical to the Express, except for the difference in the grille and badging.