The boxy American-sized van is giving way to something with a distinctly global flavor: the 2017 Chevrolet City Express van. Basically a Nissan NV200 with some Chevy styling cues, the City Express now puts Chevrolet in direct competition with the Ford Transit Connect and Ram ProMaster City. The City Express’ compact size makes it easier to maneuver in increasingly crowded urban settings, yet its tall profile provides a surprisingly large cargo bay for carrying everything from packages to toolboxes. With no passenger version, the Ford and Ramvans still have a leg up on the City Express, but for those needing a fuel-efficient, affordable van in a tidy size, Chevy’s 2017 City Express work van checks all the right boxes.
For 2017, Chevrolet has shuffled some of the 1LS’s optional equipment requiring customers who want Bluetooth connectivity to opt for a larger group of options including cruise control, rear privacy glass and rear-park assist.