The 2016 Chevrolet Express 3500 comes with several optional exterior packages designed to improve your work day. The Express Access package provides easy access to the cargo area, with three side panels with remote-release action. You’ll also receive a remote vehicle starter system with remote keyless entry. When you choose the Express Access Plus package, you can upgrade the appearance of your van with the Enhanced Lighting package, as well as the Chrome Appearance package with sophisticated accents. You’ll also receive heated, power-adjustable black mirrors.
The 2016 Chevrolet Express 3500 van comes with your choice of three engines. You can choose from an impressive standard Vortec 4.8L V8 engine
with sequential electronic fuel injection for smooth and consistent power that returns 285 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. This engine can carry 3,212 lbs. of passengers and cargo inside, and can tow 7,400 lbs. when properly equipped.
In select markets, you can also opt for the 6.0L V8 motor, which runs on compressed natural gas; this engine produces 282 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque, It can carry 6,121 lbs., and use its trailer to tow up to 9,700 lbs.
Finally, you can choose the Duramax 6.6L turbo-diesel V8 engine, which is the most powerful diesel in this class of vehicles. This engine produces 260 hp and an amazing 525 lb-ft of torque, allowing it to tow an astonishing 10,000 lbs. when fully equipped. It also comes with two 770 cold-cranking amp batteries for those days when any other engine would be hard to start.
Each engine is coupled with a standard Hydra-Matic 6-speed automatic transmission, which includes a Driver Shift Control system with Tap-Up/Tap-Down technology and auto grade braking that automatically uses the brakes and engine to slow the vehicle when necessary. You’ll also enjoy a Tow/Haul mode, which adjusts the power flow from the engine to allow you to safely tow and haul large loads.
The Express 3500 Passenger van comes with room for 12 people, and plush seats that are supportive for long or short rides. You can also opt for 15-person seating when you select the extended wheelbase. In addition, you’ll enjoy passenger and rear doors that swing out for easy loading and unloading.
The Cargo van model is available with 5-passenger seating. You’ll have almost 314 cubic feet of storage space for your gear when you purchase the 3500 model.
The 2016 Chevrolet Express Passenger van is the first commercial van in this segment to have 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity available, with enough bandwidth to connect up to seven different smart devices to the Internet. You’ll also enjoy features like a power outlet, perfect for plugging in your equipment or a laptop. You can also take advantage of a navigation radio system or the Chevrolet MyLink system with a 7-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity features, and OnStar basic with a mobile app.
The new Express 3500 van comes with standard safety technologies like a suite of air bags and a tire pressure monitoring system. You can also upgrade to components like a rear vision camera and rear park assist that will make your van easier to maneuver even in tight spaces.
2016 Chevy Express 3500 Reviews
- Car and Driver: “Those who are unimpressed by the wave of Euro-style vans can take solace in Chevrolet’s all-American Express. There’s a choice of wheelbases, payload capacities, and towing up to 10,000 pounds.”
- Auto Trader: “Sitting at the top of Chevy’s full-size-van lineup, the 2016 Chevrolet Express 3500 packs the biggest punch for the commercial user. With the gasoline powertrain, it has 965 additional pounds of payload over its smaller 2500 sibling. The payload comparison when it’s equipped with a diesel engine is even greater. In all, heavy-duty applications are the reason for the Express 3500’s existence.”
- Car Gurus: “When folks talk about a basic full-size passenger van, chances are they’re thinking of the venerable Chevrolet Express.”
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