2012 Chevrolet Express Passenger Van

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SPECIFICATIONS

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

Overview

Models:

Chevy Express: full-frame G-Series eight-, 12-, 15-passenger and cargo van (8-, 12-passenger w/ H-Series), RH sliding or swing-out 60/40 doors or optional LH swing-out 60/40 doors, (G-Series available as RV & commercial cutaway)

Body style / driveline:

Cargo and passenger van (RH sliding or swing-out 60/40 doors or optional LH swing-out 60/40 doors on cargo van, front-engine, rear-wheel drive

Construction:

Full frame

EPA vehicle class:

Full-size van

Manufacturing location:

Wentzville, Mo.

Key competitors:

Ford E-Series, Dodge/Freightliner Sprinter


Engine

 

4.8L V-8
(L20)

5.3L V-8
(LMF)

Type:

4.8L V-8

5.3L V-8

Displacement (cc / cu in):

4807 / 294

5328 / 327

Bore & stroke (mm / in):

96 x 83 / 3.78 x 3.27

96 x 92 / 3.78 x 3.62

Block material:

Cast iron

Cast iron

Cylinder head material:

Cast aluminum

Cast aluminum

Valvetrain:

OHV, two valves per cylinder

OHV, two valves per cylinder

Ignition system:

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

Electronic spark control, composite distributor, platinum-tip spark plugs

Fuel delivery:

Sequential fuel injection

Sequential fuel injection

Compression ratio:

9.5:1

9.5:1

Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm):

280 / 208 @ 5200

310 / 224 @ 5200

Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm):

296 / 396 @ 4600

334 / 439 @ 4500

Recommended unleaded fuel:

Regular unleaded or E85 (passenger or cargo only)

Regular unleaded or E85

Maximum engine speed (rpm):

5600

5600

Emissions controls:
Note: Full-body vans have three-way converters; Cutaways have dual converters

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)

2500/3500:
15 / 23 / 18

1500:
2WD:
17 / 24 / 19
AWD:
17 / 23 / 19

L/100km (city / hwy / combined)

2500/3500:
19.1 / 12.1 / 16.0

1500:
2WD:
16.8 / 11.9 / 14.6
AWD:
16.5 / 12.1 / 14.5

 

Engines cont’d

 

6.0L V-8
(L96)

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):

323 / 241 @ 4600

260 / 194 @ 3100

Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm):

373 / 504 @ 4400

525 / 727 @ 1600

Recommended unleaded fuel:

Regular unleaded or E85 (passenger or cargo only)

Diesel B20 capable

Maximum engine speed (rpm):

5600

3450

Emissions controls:

Note: Full-body vans have three-way converters; Cutaways have dual converters

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)

2500:
14 / 22 / 17
3500:
14 / 22 / 17

3500:
N/A

L/100km (city / hwy / combined)

2500:
19.9 / 12.8 / 16.7
3500:
20.3 / 12.9 / 17.0

3500:
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

H1500

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) torsion bars, 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

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 (all models):

Power, rack and pinion

Power, rack and pinion

Integral power

Integral power

Steering ratio:

17.2:1

17.2:1

17.2:1

17.2:1

Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock:

3

3

3

3

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

135-in WB:
13.2 / 43.4
155-in WB:

135-in WB:
13.2 / 43.4
155-in WB:

135-in WB:
15 / 49.2
155-in WB:
16.6 / 54.5

135-in WB:
15 / 49.2
155-in WB:
16.6 / 54.5


Brakes


Type:

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

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

 

7300-lb. GVWR

8,600-lb. GVWR

9,600-lb. GVWR

10000-14200-lb. GVWR

Rotor diameter x thick (mm / in)

front:
305 x / 12 x 1.14 29
rear:
330 x / 13 x 1.18 30

front:
325 x / 12.8 x 1.5 38
rear:
330 x / 13 x 1.14 29

front:
325 x / 12.8 x 1.5 38
rear:
330 x / 13 x 1.14 29

front:
325 x / 12.8 x 1.5 38
rear:
345 x / 13.5 x 1.6 40

Total swept area (sq cm / sq in):

front:
1378 / 214
rear:
1526 / 237

front:
1584 / 246
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 Regular

G2500 Regular

G3500 Regular

G3500 Extended

Wheelbase (mm / in):

3434 / 135

3434 / 135

3434 / 135

3940 / 155

Overall length (mm / in):

5696 / 224

5696 / 224

5698 / 224

6188 / 244

Overall width (mm / in):

2012 / 79.2

2012 / 79.2

2012 / 79.2

2012 / 79.2

Overall height (mm / in):

2126 / 83.7

2071 / 81.5

2071 / 81.

2108 / 82.8

Track (mm / in):

front:
1730 / 68.1
rear:
1719 / 67.7

front:
1730 / 68.1
rear:
1719 / 67.7

front:
1730 / 68.1
rear:
1719 / 67.7

front:
1730 / 68.1
rear:
1719 / 67.7

Min. ground clearance (mm / in):

front:
202 / 8
rear:
188 / 7.4

front:
207 / 8.2
rear:
180 / 7.1

front:
279 / 11.0
rear:
180 / 7.1

front:
223 / 8.8
rear:
195 / 7.7

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

Passenger:
738 / 29.1

Passenger:
738 / 29.1

Passenger:
705 / 27.8

Passenger:
764 / 30.1

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

Passenger, front door:
449 / 17.7
Passenger, side door:
465 / 18.3

Passenger, front door:
492 / 19.4
Passenger, side door:
502 / 19.8

Passenger, front door:
492 / 19.4
Passenger, side door:
502 / 19.8

Passenger, front door:
492 / 19.4
Passenger, side door:
502 / 19.8

Curb weight (kg / lb):

Passenger:
2507 / 5226

Passenger:
2753 / 6070

Passenger:
2761 / 6087

Passenger:
2906 / 6406

 

Interior

 

G1500 Regular

G2500 Regular

G3500 Regular

G3500 Extended

Seating capacity (std / opt)

 

 

 

 

Passenger van:

8

12 / 8

12 / 8

12 / 15

Headroom (mm / in)

 

 

 

 

Front row

1013 / 39.8

1013 / 39.8

1013 / 39.8

1013 / 39.8

Middle (first row):

976 / 38.4

976 / 38.4

976 / 38.4

976 / 38.4

Middle (second row):

978 / 38.5

978 / 38.5

978 / 38.5

978 / 38.5

Rear (12-pass):

973 / 37.6

973 / 37.6

973 / 37.6

Rear (15-pass):

954 / 37.6

Legroom (mm / in)

 

 

 

 

Front: 1050 / 41.3

1050 / 41.3

1050 / 41.3

1050 / 41.3

Middle (first row):

922 / 36.3

922 / 36.3

922 / 36.3

922 / 36.3

Middle (second row):

929 / 36.6

929 / 36.6

929 / 36.6

929 / 36.6

Rear (12-pass):

929 / 36.6

929 / 36.6

929 / 36.6

Rear (15-pass):

866 / 34.1

Shoulder room (mm / in)

 

 

 

 

Front:

1749 / 68.8

1749 / 68.8

1749 / 68.8

1749 / 68.8

Middle (first row):

1742 / 68.6

1742 / 68.6

1742 / 68.6

1742 / 68.6

Middle (second row):

1670 / 65.8

1670 / 65.8

1670 / 65.8

1670 / 65.8

Rear (12-pass):

1755 / 69.1

1755 / 69.1

1755 / 69.1

Rear (15-pass):

1597 / 62.9

Hip room (mm / in)

 

 

 

 

Front:

1663 / 65.5

1663 / 65.5

1663 / 65.5

1663 / 65.5

Middle (first row):

1667 / 65.6

1667 / 65.6

1667 / 65.6

1667 / 65.6

Middle (second row):

1607 / 63.3

1607 / 63.3

1607 / 63.3

1607 / 63.3

Rear (12-pass):

1668 / 65.7

1668 / 65.7

1668 / 65.7

Rear (15-pass):

1597 / 62.87

 (Passenger)

6122 / 216.2

6122 / 216.2

6122 / 216.2

7160.7 / 252.9

Width between wheelhousings (mm / in)

Passenger:
1280 / 50.4

Passenger:
1280 / 50.4

Passenger:
1280 / 50.4

Passenger:
1280 / 50.4

Load floor length (mm / in)

 

 

 

 

Behind 1st row seat, Passenger:

3205 / 126.2

3205 / 126.2

3205 / 126.2

3710 / 146.0

Behind 2nd row, Passenger:

2264 / 89.13

2264 / 89.13

2264 / 89.13

2769 / 109.0

Behind 3rd row, Passenger:

1452 / 57.16

1452 / 57.16

1452 / 57.16

1957 / 77.0

Behind 4th row, Passenger:

1143 / 45.0

Behind 5th row, Passenger:

342 / 13.5

Interior height (mm / in)

Passenger:
1316 / 51.8

Passenger:
1316 / 51.8

Passenger:
1316 / 51.8

Passenger:
1316 / 51.8

 

Weight and towing ratings

 

G1500 (135-in. WB)

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

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

Max. GVWR (kg / lb)

Passenger van:
3311 / 7300

Passenger van:
3901 (135-in.) / 8600

Passenger van:
4354 / 9600 (w/ 6.0L)
4354 / 9 600 (w/ 6.6L)135-in
4491 / 9900 (w/ 6.6L) 155-in

Max. payload (kg / lb)

Passenger van:
781 / 1722

Passenger van:
1224 / 2700 (135-in.)

Passenger van:
1570 / 3461 (135-in.)
1425 / 3142 (155-in.)

Max. trailer towing (kg / lb)

Passenger:
2812 / 6200

Passenger:
4445 / 9800

Passenger:
4400 / 9700 (135-in. w/ 6.0L)
4491 / 9900 (135-in. w/ 6.6L)
4218 / 9300 (155-in. w/ 6.6L)
4400 / 9700 (155-in. w/ 6.6L)

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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