Chevrolet Express Cargo Van - 2014

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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/ Transit; RamCV/Mercedes Sprinter; Nissan NV

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Engines

 

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 (cu in / cc):

262 / 4293

293 / 4807

327 / 5328

Bore & stroke (in / mm):

4.00 x 3.48 / 101.6 x 88

3.78 x 3.27 / 96 x 83

3.78 x 3.62 / 96 x 92

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

EPA-estimated fuel economy
(mpg city / hwy):

15 / 20

N/A

13 / 17

 

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 (cu in / cc):

366 / 5967

403 / 6599

Bore & stroke (in / mm):

4 x 3.62 / 101.6 x 92

4.06 x 3.90 / 103 x 99

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

279/ 208 @ 4700 - CNG

260 / 194 @ 3100

Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm):

373 / 506 @ 4400– gas

320/ 452 @ 4400 -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)

EPA-estimated fuel economy
(mpg city / hwy):

N/A

N/A

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Transmissions

 

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)

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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 (ft / m)

 

 

 

135-in. WB:

43.4 / 13.2

49.2 / 15

49.2 / 15

155-in. WB:

54.5 / 16.6

54.5 / 16.6

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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 (in / mm)

 

 

 

Front:

12 x 1.14 / 305 x 29

12.8 x 1.5 / 325 x 38

12.8 x 1.5 / 325 x 38

Rear:

13 x 1.18 / 330 x 30

13 x 1.14 / 330 x 29

13.5 x 1.6 / 345 x 40

Total swept area (sq in / sq cm):

214 / 1378 (front)

237 / 1526 (rear)

245 / 1584 (front)

237 / 1526 (rear)

245 / 1584 (front)

TBD

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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

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Dimensions

Exterior

 

G1500 (135-in. WB)

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

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

Wheelbase (in / mm):

135 / 3434

135 / 3434 (135-in.)

155 / 3940 (155-in.)

135 / 3434 (135-in.)

155 / 3940 (155-in.)

Overall length (in / mm):

224 / 5696

224 / 5696 (135-in.)

244 / 6188 (155-in.)

224 / 5696 (135-in.)

244 / 6188 (155-in.)

Overall width (in / mm):

79.2 / 2012

79.2 / 2012 (135-in.)

79.2 / 2012 (155-in.)

79.2 / 2012 (135-in.)

79.2 / 2012 (155-in.)

Track (in / mm)

 

 

 

Front:

68.1 / 1730

68.1 / 1730 (135-in.)

68.1 / 1730 (155-in.)

68.1 / 1730 (135-in.)

68.1 / 1730 (155-in.)

Rear:

67.7 / 1719

67.7 / 1719 (135-in.)

67.7 / 1719 (155-in.)

67.7 / 1719 (135-in.)

67.7 / 1719 (155-in.)

Min. ground clearance (in / mm):

 

 

 

Front:

8.0 / 202 (2WD)

8.2 / 208 (AWD)

11 / 279 (135-in.)

11 / 279 (155-in.)

8.8 / 223 (135-in.)

8.8 / 223 (155-in.)

Rear:

7.4 / 188 (2WD)

7.1 / 180 (AWD)

7.1 / 180 (135-in.)

7.1 / 180 (155-in.)

7.7 / 196 (135-in.)

7.7 / 196 (155-in.)

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

28.4 / 721 (2WD)

25.1 / 638 (AWD)

27.8 / 707 (135-in.)

27.8 / 707 (155-in.)

27.8 / 707 (135-in.)

27.8 / 707 (155-in.)

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

 

 

 

Front door:

20.4 / 518 (2WD)

20.3 / 516 (AWD)

20.3 / 516 (135-in.)

20.3 / 516 (155-in.)

20.3 / 516 (135-in.)

20.3 / 516 (155-in.)

Side door:

20.6 / 524 (2WD)

20.8 / 528 (AWD)

20.8 / 528 (135-in.)

20.8 / 528 (155-in.)

20.8 / 528 (135-in.)

20.8 / 528 (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

Seating capacity – Cargo Crew Van:

N/A

5

5

Headroom (in / mm):

39.8 / 1013

39.8 / 1013

39.8 / 1013

Legroom (in / mm):

41.3 / 1050

41.3 / 1050

41.3 / 1050

Shoulder room (in / mm):

68.8 / 1749

68.8 / 1749

68.8 / 1749

Hip room (in / mm):

65.5 / 1663

65.5 / 1663

65.5 / 1663

Cargo volume (cu ft / liters):

239.7 / 6787

239.7 / 6787

284.4 / 8054.3

Cargo volume – Cargo Crew Van (cu ft / liters):

N/A

TBD

TBD

Width between wheelhousings (in / mm):

52.7 / 1338

52.7 / 1338

52.7 / 1338

Load floor length behind seats (in / mm):

124.6 / 3165

124.6 / 3165 (135-in.)

146.2 / 3713 (155-in.)

124.6 / 3165 (135-in.)

146.2 / 3713 (155-in.)

Cargo area height (in / mm):

52.9 / 1344

52.9 / 1344 (135-in.)

53.4 / 1356 (155-in.)

52.9 / 1344 (135-in.)

53.4 / 1356 (155-in.)

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Weight and Towing Ratios

 

G1500 (135-in. WB)

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

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

Curb weight (lb / kg):

4918 / 2330(2WD)

5283 / 2396 (AWD)

5387 / 2443 (135-in.)

5600 / 2540(155-in.)

5433 / 2464 (135-in.)

5627 / 2552 (155-in.)

Max. GVWR (lb / kg):

7300 / 3311 (2WD)

7300 / 3311 (AWD)

8600 / 3901 (135-in.)

8600 / 3901 (155-in.)

9600 / 4354 (135-in.)

9600 / 4354 (155-in.)

Max. payload (lb / kg):

2287 / 1037 (2WD)

1995 / 904 (AWD)

3191 / 1447 (135-in.)

2978 / 1350 (155-in.)

4145 / 1880 (135-in.)

3951 / 1792(155-in.)

Max. trailer towing (lb / kg):

6700 / 3039 (2WD)

6500 / 2948 (AWD)

10000 / 4538
(135-in.)

10000 / 4538
(155-in.)

10000 / 4538
(135-in.)

10000 / 4538
(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

Engine oil (qt / L):

4.5 / 4.2

6 / 5.6

6 / 5.6

10.4 / 9. 8

Cooling system (qt / L):

12.6 / 11.9

13.4 / 12.7

14.4 / 13.6

19.9 / 18.9*

Fuel tank (gal / L):

31 / 117

31 / 117

31 / 117

31 / 117

*Cooling capacity higher with fuel-operated heater.
Note: Information shown is current at time of publication.

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