Why the Chevy Express Cargo Van is One of the Most Underappreciated Vehicles

January 15th, 2016 by

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The 2016 Chevy Express offers what you’d normally expect from a cargo van: plenty of cargo room and a dependable engine. However, the vehicle offers so much more, making it one of the most underrated vehicles on the market.

Continue reading to learn why this commercial Chevy truck is one of the most underrated on the market…

Powerful Engine

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When people look at the hulking cargo van, they’re not expecting much power under the hood. However, the Chevy Express delivers a powerful system and dependable mechanics, resulting in a surprisingly enjoyable ride.

The 6.6-liter Turbo-Diesel V8 engine features a pair of 770 cold-cranking amp batteries, resulting in 525 pounds-feet of torque and 260 horsepower. The engine is partnered with the Hydra-Matic six-speed automatic transmission, a system that includes the brake-improving Tap-Up/Tap-Down Driver Shift Control technology.

Innovative Technology

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Customers may expect little technology inside a cargo van, assuming that vehicle was designed primarily for bussing around cargo… not for commuting and entertaining its occupants. Luckily, the Chevy Express offers some innovative technology, highlighted by the MyLink seven-inch touchscreen. Using Bluetooth technology, drivers can seamlessly integrate their phone with the system, allowing them to make calls and send texts. The system also features a navigation system (assuring that you’ll always find your way to your next job), as well as USB connectivity, meaning you can listen to your favorite songs via your MP3 player.

If you need to do work while on the road, you’ll have no issues connecting with the internet in the Express. A 120-volt power outlet will help power all of your electornics, and the 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot means you’ll constantly be connected to the internet.

Dependable Safety Features

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Considering the size of the Chevy Express, you’ll naturally feel pretty secure. When you take into account the design and included safety features, you’ll practically feel invincible. The steel design of the cargo van will absorb the majority of impact in a collision, and all the vans occupants will be protected by the multiple air bags placed throughout the cabin.

You might feel a bit uneasy when you’re driving a giant cargo van down a steep hill. The engineers accounted for this, as the transmission will adapt to slow down the vehicle in these situations. The Express will also include the Trailer Sway Control (allowing the driver to manipulate their hauled cargo) and the StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System (assists in keeping your van on its intended path).

Finally, the vehicle is equipped with the OnStar Automatic Crash Response technology. If you get in an accident, an OnStar Advisor will contact the driver and send emergency personnel if necessary.

 

Best of all? The Chevy Express is an affordable option, coming in at $30,595. The Express Passenger comes in at $37,500 and the Express Citaway starts at $32,020.

You get a vehicle with unmatched cargo space and a powerful engine, as well as technology that’s often reserved for smaller trucks. For all of these reasons (and a whole lot more), the 2016 Chevy Express is certainly one of the most underrated vehicles on the market.