2013 Chevrolet Express Cargo Van

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SPECIFICATIONS

Overview | Engine | Transmission | Chassis/Suspension | Brakes | Wheels/Tires | Dimensions | Capacities

Overview

Models:

Chevrolet Express, full-frame G-Series two-passenger cargo van

Body style / driveline:

RH sliding or swing-out 60/40 doors or optional LH swing-out 60/40 doors; front-engine, rear-wheel drive

Construction:

Full frame

EPA vehicle class:

Full-size van

Manufacturing location:

Wentzville, Mo.

Key competitors:

Ford E-Series, Ram/Freightliner Sprinter


Engine

 

4.3L V-6
(LU3)

4.8L V-8
(L20)

5.3L V-8
(LMF)

Type:

4.3L V-6

4.8L V-8

5.3L V-8

Displacement (cc / cu in):

4293 / 262

4807 / 293

5328 / 327

Bore & stroke (mm / in):

101.6 x 88 / 4.00 x 3.48

96 x 83 / 3.78 x 3.27

96 x 92 / 3.78 x 3.62

Block material:

Cast iron

Cast iron

Cast iron

Cylinder head material:

Cast iron

Cast aluminum

Cast aluminum

Valvetrain:

OHV, two valves per cylinder

OHV, two valves per cylinder

OHV, two valves per cylinder

Ignition system:

Composite distributor, platinum-tip spark plugs, low-resistance spark plug wires

Platinum-tip spark plugs, low-resistance spark plug wires

Electronic spark control, platinum-tip spark plugs

Fuel delivery:

Sequential fuel injection

Sequential fuel injection

Sequential fuel injection

Compression ratio:

9.2:1

8.8:1

9.6:1

Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm):

195 / 145 @ 4600

280 / 209 @ 5200

310 / 231 @ 5200

Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm):

260 / 353 @ 2800

295 / 396 @ 4600

334 / 435 @ 4500

Recommended fuel:

regular unleaded

regular unleaded or E85

regular unleaded or E85

Maximum engine speed (rpm):

5600

5600

5600

Emissions controls:

 

Three-way catalytic converter, exhaust gas recirculation, PCV, evaporative collection system

Three-way catalytic converter, exhaust gas recirculation, PCV, evaporative collection system

Three-way catalytic converter, exhaust gas recirculation, PCV, evaporative collection system

Estimated fuel consumption:

 

 

 

Mi/imp.gal (city / hwy / combined)

1500 2WD:
20 / 28 / 23

N/A

1500 Cargo :
2WD: 17 / 25 / 20
AWD: 17 / 23 / 19
1500 Cargo Conversion:
2WD:
17 / 24 / 19
AWD:
17 / 23 / 19

L/100km (city / hwy / combined)

1500 2WD:
14.1 / 10.1 / 12.3

N/A

1500 Cargo:
2WD: 16.2 / 11.4 / 14.1
AWD: 16.5 / 12.1 / 14.5
1500 Cargo Conversion:
2WD:
16.8 / 11.9 / 14.6
AWD:
16.5 / 12.1 / 14.5

 

Engines cont’d

 

6.0L V-8
(L96 / LC8)

Duramax 6.6L V-8 turbo-diesel
(LGH)

Type:

6.0L V-8

6.6L V-8

Displacement (cc / cu in):

5967 / 366

6599 / 403

Bore & stroke (mm / in):

101.6 x 92 / 4 x 3.62

103 x 99 / 4.06 x 3.90

Block material:

Cast iron

Cast iron

Cylinder head material:

Cast aluminum

Cast aluminum

Valvetrain:

OHV, two valves per cylinder

OHV, four valves per cylinder

Ignition system:

Coil near plug, platinum-tip spark plugs, low resistance spark plug wires

Fast-heating glow plugs

Fuel delivery:

Sequential fuel injection

Direct injection diesel with high-pressure common rail

Compression ratio:

9.4:1

16.0:1

Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm):

324 / 241 @ 4600 – gas
282 / 210 @ 4800 - CNG

260 / 194 @ 3100

Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm):

373 / 506 @ 4400– gas
333 / 452 @ 4200 -CNG

525 / 712 @ 1600

Recommended fuel:

Regular unleaded or E85

Diesel B20 capable

Maximum engine speed (rpm):

5600

3450

Emissions controls:

Three-way catalytic converter, exhaust gas recirculation, PCV, evaporative collection system

Catalytic converter, exhaust gas recirculation; diesel particulate filter system (DPF), selective catalyst reduction (SCR)

Estimated fuel consumption:

 

 

Mi/imp.gal (city / hwy / combined)

N/A

N/A

L/100km (city / hwy / combined)

N/A

N/A


Transmission

 

Hydra-Matic 4L60

Hydra-Matic 6L90 

Type:

Four-speed electronic automatic with overdrive and torque converter

Six-speed heavy-duty electronic automatic with overdrive and torque converter

Gear ratios (:1)

 

 

First:

3.06

4.03

Second:

1.63

2.36

Third:

1:00

1.53

Fourth:

0.67

1.15

Fifth:

--

0.85

Sixth:

--

0.67

Reverse:

2.29

3.06

Final drive ratio (:1):

3.42 std. with 4.3L, 4.8L and 5.3L; 3.73 opt. with 5.3L

3.42 std., 3.73 opt. (6.0L); 3.54 (6.6L)


Chassis / Suspension

 

G1500

G2500

G3500

 

 

(135-, 155-in. WB)

(135-, 155-in. WB)

Front:

Independent short/long arm (SLA) coil springs, 33-mm stabilizer bar

Independent short/long arm (SLA) coil springs, 35-mm stabilizer bar

Independent short/long arm (SLA) coil springs, 35-mm stabilizer bar

Rear:

Two-stage, semi-elliptic multi-leaf springs and semifloating rear axle

Two-stage, semi-elliptic multi-leaf springs and semifloating rear axle (depending on the GVW)

Two-stage, semi-elliptic multi-leaf springs and semifloating rear axle

Steering type:

Power rack-and-pinion

Integral power

Integral power

Steering ratio:

17.2:1

17.2:1

17.2:1

Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock:

3

3

3

Turning circle, curb-to-curb (m / ft)

 

 

 

  135-in. WB:

43.4 / 13.2

49.2 / 15

49.2 / 15

  155-in. WB:

 –

54.5 / 16.6

54.5 / 16.6


Brakes

Type:

G1500

G2500

G3500

 

Hydroboost four-wheel disc, four-wheel ABS with Dynamic Rear Proportioning

Hydroboost four-wheel disc, four-wheel ABS with Dynamic Rear Proportioning

Hydroboost four-wheel disc, four-wheel ABS with Dynamic Rear Proportioning

Rotor diameter x thick (mm / in)

 

 

 

  Front:

305 x 29 / 12 x 1.14

325 x 38 / 12.8 x 1.5

325 x 38 / 12.8 x 1.5

  Rear:

330 x 30 / 13 x 1.18

330 x 29 / 13 x 1.14

345 x 40 / 13.5 x 1.6

Total swept area (sq cm / sq in):

front:
1378 / 214
rear:
1526 / 237

front:
1584 / 245
rear:
1526 / 237

front:
1584 / 245
rear:
TBD


Wheels / Tires

 

G1500

G2500

G3500

 

 

(135-, 155-in WB)

(135-, 155-in WB)

Wheel size & type:

17-inch steel

16-inch steel

16-inch steel

Tires:

P245/70R17 all-season steel-belted radials

LT245/75R16E* all-season steel-belted radials

LT245/75R16E all-season steel-belted radials

 

*Standard on all G2500, except cargo van with 7,300-lb GVWR, which has a standard LT245/75R16E

Dimensions

Exterior

 

G1500 (135-in. WB)

G2500 (135-in WB & 155-in. WB)

G3500 (135-in. WB & 155-in. WB)

Wheelbase (mm / in):

3434 / 135

3434 / 135 (135-in.)
3940 / 155 (155-in.)

3434 / 135 (135-in.)
3940 / 155 (155-in.)

Overall length (mm / in):

5696 / 224

5696 / 224 (135-in.)
6188 / 244 (155-in.)

5696 / 224 (135-in.)
6188 / 244 (155-in.)

Overall width (mm / in):

2012 / 79.2

2012 / 79.2 (135-in.)
2012 / 79.2 (155-in.)

2012 / 79.2 (135-in.)
2012 / 79.2 (155-in.)

Overall height (mm / in):

2126 / 83.7

2071 / 81.5 (135-in.)
2108 / 82.8 (155-in.)

2071 / 81.5 (135-in.)
2108 / 82.8 (155-in.)

Track (mm / in)

 

 

 

  Front:

1730 / 68.1

1730 / 68.1 (135-in.)
1730 / 68.1 (155-in.)

1730 / 68.1 (135-in.)
1730 / 68.1 (155-in.)

  Rear:

1719 / 67.7

1719 / 67.7 (135-in.)
1719 / 67.7 (155-in.)

1719 / 67.7 (135-in.)
1719 / 67.7 (155-in.)

Min. ground clearance (mm / in):

 

 

 

  Front:

202 / 8.0 (2WD)
208 / 8.2 (AWD)

279 / 11 (135-in.)
279 / 11 (155-in.)

223 / 8.8 (135-in.)
223 / 8.8 (155-in.)

  Rear:

188 / 7.4 (2WD)
180 / 7.1 (AWD)

180 / 7.1 (135-in.)
180 / 7.1 (155-in.)

196 / 7.7 (135-in.)
196 / 7.7 (155-in.)

Ground to top of rear load floor (mm / in):

721 / 28.4 (2WD)
638 / 25.1 (AWD)

707 / 27.8 (135-in.)
707 / 27.8 (155-in.)

707 / 27.8 (135-in.)
707 / 27.8 (155-in.)

Step-in height (mm / in) - to step assist foot well

 

 

 

  Front door:

518 / 20.4 (2WD)
516 / 20.3 (AWD)

516 / 20.3 (135-in.)
516 / 20.3 (155-in.)

516 / 20.3 (135-in.)
516 / 20.3 (155-in.)

  Side door:

524 / 20.6 (2WD)
528 / 20.8 (AWD)

528 / 20.8 (135-in.)
528 / 20.8 (155-in.)

528 / 20.8 (135-in.)
528 / 20.8 (155-in.)

 

Interior

 

G1500 (135-in. WB)

G2500 Regular (135-in. WB & 155-in. WB)

G3500 Extended (135-in. WB & 155-in. WB)

Seating capacity (std / opt):

2 / 1

2 / 1

2 / 1

Headroom (mm / in):

1013 / 39.8

39.8 / 1013

39.8 / 1013

Legroom (mm / in):

1050 / 41.3

41.3 / 1050

41.3 / 1050

Shoulder room (mm / in):

1749 / 68.8

68.8 / 1749

68.8 / 1749

Hip room (mm / in):

1663 / 65.5

65.5 / 1663

65.5 / 1663

Cargo volume (cu ft / litres):

6787 / 239.7

239.7 / 6787

284.4 / 8054.3

Width between wheelhousings (mm / in):

1338 / 52.7

52.7 / 1338

52.7 / 1338

Load floor length behind seats (mm / in):

3165 / 124.6

3165 / 124.6 (135-in.)
3713 /146.2 (155-in.)

3165 / 124.6 (135-in.)
3713 /146.2 (155-in.)

Cargo area height (mm / in):

1344 / 52.9

1344 / 52.9 (135-in.)
1356 / 53.4 (155-in.)

1344 / 52.9 (135-in.)
1356 / 53.4 (155-in.)

 

Weight and towing ratings

 

G1500 (135-in. WB)

G2500 (135-in & 155-in. WB)

G3500 (135-in. & 155-in. WB)

Curb weight (kg / lb):

2329 / 4919 (2WD)
2396 / 5283 (AWD)

2399 / 5291 (135-in.)
2497 / 5505 / (155-in.)

2445 / 5392 (135-in.)
2525 / 5567 (155-in.)

Max. GVWR (kg / lb):

3311 / 7300 (2WD)
3311 / 7300 (AWD)

3901 / 8600 (135-in.)
3901 / 8600 (155-in.)

4354 / 9600 (135-in.)
4354 / 9600 (155-in.)

Max. payload (kg / lb):

1037 / 2287 (2WD)
904 / 1995 (AWD)

1490 / 3287 (135-in.)
1393 / 3073 (155-in.)

1899 / 4187 (135-in.)
1819 / 4011 (155-in.)

Max. trailer towing (kg / lb):

3039 / 6700 (2WD)
2948/ 6500 (AWD)

4538 / 10000 (135-in.)
4538 / 10000 (155-in.)

4538 / 10000 (135-in.)
4538 / 10000 (155-in.)

Maximum tongue weight:

Trailer tongue weight should be 10-15 percent of the total loaded trailer weight, up to 1,000 pounds (450 kg). Weight-carrying hitch limit on a 4,000-lb (1,814 kg) trailer is 400 pound (181-kg) tongue weight. Weight-distributing hitch and sway control required for greater than 4,000-pound (1,814-kg) trailer weight


Capacities

 

4.3L V-6

4.8L V-8

6.0L V-8

Duramax 6.6L

Fuel tank (L / imp.gal):

117 / 25.73

117 / 25.73

117 / 25.73

117 / 25.73

 

*Cooling capacity higher with fuel-operated heater.

Note: Information shown is current at time of publication.

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