For a lot of businesses, the vehicles that make up their fleet are among the most important pieces of equipment they own – allowing employees to get to where they need to go. Commercial vans can be particularly vital to a wide range of different companies in various industries, as they allow for the easy transportation of both cargo and passengers. The 2021 Chevy Express is the latest model of one of the finest commercial vans available, giving you excellent power and performance. Best of all, it is available as either a cargo or passenger model, so you can get exactly what you need for your business.
With seating for up to 15 people and rear air conditioning, the passenger model of the Chevy Express is a fantastic choice if you need a van to get people around town. While SUVs have certainly become a popular option for light-duty transportation, and they can be a luxurious ride, if you need to have a practical solution for transporting a dozen people, then a van is hard to beat. Plus, the features of the Express ensure you have plenty of space for your passengers and any equipment or luggage you may need to load up with too.
Meanwhile, the cargo model of the 2021 Chevy Express is a terrific choice if you need to be able to transport equipment, supplies, or deliveries in the back of your van. Three different engines are available, so you can get exactly the right amount of power to meet your needs, along with two different wheelbase lengths to let you really customize your vehicle. You can also choose from two weight ratings – either the 2500 or 3500, to provide you with the power, weight rating, and payload capacity you need to get the job done. No matter what you are looking for in a van, here at DePaula Chevrolet, we can help you find exactly what you need.
If you are looking for a commercial van for transporting a large number of passengers, then the 2021 Chevy Express is a fantastic option. The passenger model has two different trims available, both of which can come with any of the three available engines, so you are not limited by your decision on trim. Instead, the trim really lets you choose the kinds of features you want within the van and the options available.
The standard LS trim features vinyl seats with high backs and individual armrests. It has a rubberized vinyl floor covering that ensures good traction and is easy to clean, with standard instrumentation and air conditioning, including rear air conditioning. The LS also has 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot functionality, making it easy to stay in touch with drivers and giving passengers internet connectivity. If you choose the LT trim, then you get cloth seats for added comfort, with standard 12-person seating. The LT also features remote keyless entry, cruise control, and additional features like a rear auxiliary heater, front and side window defoggers, and more.
No matter which trim you choose, it will have standard seating for up to 12 passengers in a four-row configuration that features front bucket seats, two rows of three-person bench seats, and a fourth row with a four-person bench seat. Choosing the extended wheelbase version will give you the option of an additional row with a three-person bench seat for a total seating capacity of 15 passengers.
If you need a van for transporting equipment, supplies, materials, or deliveries, then the 2021 Chevy Express cargo model is the way to go. Rather than filling the main area of the van with seating, like the passenger model, this one is open to give you as much interior space as possible. And best of all, there are a number of upgrades and options available to let you really use that space efficiently.
There is a single trim available for the cargo model, the WT trim, which starts you off with all of the essentials. This includes air conditioning and standard vinyl front bucket seats, though cloth seats are available. The cargo model features a rubberized black vinyl floor covering that provides you with good traction and is easy to clean, along with an auto-dimming rearview mirror and several power outlets throughout the interior. You also get interior lighting and six cargo tie-downs behind the front seats to help you secure any items that you need to transport.
You can really take the cargo model further with a number of available options, including cruise control, great safety features like rear park assist and a blind zone alert, and remote start with remote keyless entry. There is an available leather-wrapped steering wheel with mounted controls and available Bluetooth connectivity for streaming audio from your phone or other devices. A swing-out door on the side is standard, though a sliding door is available, plus you can choose from numerous cargo storage shelves and compartments from Chevy to really let you take advantage of all of the interior space.
Whether you are interested in a cargo or passenger version of the 2021 Chevy Express, you have two different models to choose from. The 2500 is the lighter of the two, though it is by no means a light-duty van, and is a great choice if you do not need a high amount of payload capacity. With the 2500, you get up to 16,000 lbs of gross combined weight rating and up to 8,600 lbs of gross vehicle weight rating. The cargo version of the 2500 has a maximum payload of up to 3,280 lbs, while the passenger version can have up to 2,550 lbs of payload capacity.
By comparison, the 3500 is a more powerful model designed to handle heavier loads, particularly inside. With the 3500, you get up to 16,000 lbs of gross combined weight rating – just like the 2500 – but up to 9,900 lbs of gross vehicle weight rating. If you choose the cargo version of the 3500, then you can get up to 4,280 lbs of payload capacity, while the passenger version can have up to 3,540 lbs of maximum payload.
You have three different engines to choose from with the 2021 Chevy Express, which lets you get exactly the right amount of power for what you are looking for. One particularly nice thing with the Express is that all three engines are available on both the passenger and cargo versions, regardless of which trim you choose. So you never have to miss out on power and performance, simply because you did not need some particular interior features.
The standard engine for the Chevy Express is a 4.3L V6 engine that offers up to 276 hp and up to 298 lb-ft of torque. This comes paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission that features a tow/haul mode to make towing easier. If you are interested in a diesel engine, then there is a 2.8L Duramax Turbo-Diesel available, which offers up to 181 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. This also comes paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission and provides up to 7,000 lbs of maximum towing capacity.
However, for the highest level of power available, consider the 6.6L V8 engine, which delivers up to 401 hp and up to 464 lb-ft of torque. This comes with a 6-speed heavy-duty automatic transmission, which is perfect for handling heavy loads and gives you up to 10,000 lbs of maximum towing capacity. Such a powerful engine could certainly be greater performance than you are looking for, but if you want to be able to pull a trailer full of supplies, equipment, or materials behind your van, then it is a great choice.