Chevrolet Express Cargo Van - 2015

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Overview

Models:

Chevrolet Express 2500 Series & 3500 Series cargo van; 135-inch wheelbase and 155-inch wheelbase

Body style / driveline:

RH sliding or 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 Transit; Ram ProMaster/Mercedes Sprinter; Nissan NV 2500/3500

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Engines

 

4.8L V-8 (L20)

6.0L V-8 (L96 / LC8)

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

Type:

4.8L V-8

6.0L V-8

6.6L V-8

Displacement (cu in / cc):

293 / 4807

366 / 5967

403 / 6599

Bore & stroke (in / mm):

3.78 x 3.27 / 96 x 83

4 x 3.62 / 101.6 x 92

4.06 x 3.90 / 103 x 99

Block material:

cast iron

cast iron

cast iron

Cylinder head material:

cast aluminum

cast aluminum

cast aluminum

Valvetrain:

OHV, two valves per cylinder

OHV, two valves per cylinder

OHV, four valves per cylinder

Ignition system:

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

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

fast-heating glow plugs

Fuel delivery:

sequential fuel injection

sequential fuel injection

direct injection diesel with high-pressure common rail

Compression ratio:

8.8:1

9.4:1

16.0:1

Horsepower
(hp / kW @ rpm):

285 / 213 @ 5400

329 / 245 @ 5400 – gas
282/ 210 @ 4800 - CNG

260 / 194 @ 2800

Torque
(lb-ft / Nm @ rpm):

295 / 400 @ 4600

373 / 506 @ 4400– gas
320 / 434 @ 4400 -CNG

525 / 712 @ 1600

Recommended fuel:

regular unleaded

regular unleaded

diesel B20 capable

Maximum engine speed (rpm):

5600

5600

3450

Emissions controls:

 

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

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)

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Transmission

 

Hydra-Matic 6L90 

Type:

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

Gear ratios (:1)

 

First:

4.03

Second:

2.36

Third:

1.53

Fourth:

1.15

Fifth:

0.85

Sixth:

0.67

Reverse:

3.06

Final drive ratio (:1):

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

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Chassis/Suspension

 

G2500

G3500

Front:

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

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

Rear:

two-stage, semi-elliptic multi-leaf springs and semi-floating rear axle

two-stage, semi-elliptic multi-leaf springs and semi-floating rear axle

Steering type:

integral power

integral power

Steering ratio:

17.2:1

17.2:1

Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock:

3

3

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

49.2 / 15 (135-in. WB)
54.5 / 16.6 (155-in. WB)

49.2 / 15 (135-in. WB)
54.5 / 16.6 (155-in. WB)

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Brakes

Type:

G2500

G3500

 

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:

12.8 x 1.5 / 325 x 38

12.8 x 1.5 / 325 x 38

  Rear:

13 x 1.14 / 330 x 29

13.5 x 1.6 / 345 x 40

Total swept area
(sq in / sq cm):

245 / 1584 (front)
237 / 1526 (rear)

245 / 1584 (front)
TBD (rear)

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Wheels/Tires

 

G2500

G3500

Wheel size & type:

16-inch steel

16-inch steel

Tires:

LT245/75R16E all-season steel-belted radials

LT245/75R16E all-season steel-belted radials

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Dimensions

Exterior

 

G2500

G3500

Wheelbase (in / mm):

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

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

Overall length (in / mm):

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

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

Overall width (in / mm):

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

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

Overall height (in /mm)

84.6 / 2148 (135-in.)
84.3 / 2142 (155-in.)

84.5 /2146 (135-in)
84.1 / 2136 (155-in)

Track (in / mm)

 

 

  Front:

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

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

  Rear:

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:

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

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

  Rear:

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):

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:

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

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

  Side door:

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

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

 

Interior

 

G2500 Regular Length

G3500 Extended Length

Seating capacity
(std / opt):

2 / 1

2  / 1

Seating capacity – Cargo Crew Van:

5

5

Headroom (in / mm):

39.8 / 1013

39.8 / 1013

Legroom (in / mm):

41.3 / 1050

41.3 / 1050

Shoulder room (in / mm):

68.8 / 1749

68.8 / 1749

Hip room (in / mm):

65.5 / 1663

65.5 / 1663

Cargo volume
(cu ft / liters):

239.7 / 6787

284.4 / 8054.3

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

TBD

TBD

Width between wheelhousings (in / mm):

52.7 / 1338

52.7 / 1338

Load floor length behind seats (in / mm):

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 (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

 

G2500

G3500

Curb weight (lb / kg):

5387 / 2443 (135-in.)
5600 / 2540 (155-in.)

5433 / 2464 (135-in.)
5627 / 2552 (155-in.)

Max. GVWR (lb / kg):

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

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

Max. payload (lb / kg):

3191 / 1447 (135-in.)
2978 / 1350 (155-in.)

4145 / 1880 (135-in.)
3951 / 1792 (155-in.)

Max. trailer towing
(lb / kg):

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

 

4.8L V-8

6.0L V-8

Duramax 6.6L

Engine oil (qt / L):

6 / 5.6

6 / 5.6

10.4 / 9. 8

Cooling system (qt / L):

13.4 / 12.7

14.4 / 13.6

19.9 / 18.9*

Fuel tank (gal / L):

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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