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Used 2015 Chevrolet Express 3500 Cargo

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Pros

If you prefer the tried-and-true, the 2015 Chevy Express is for you. Its traditional van profile means it can fit more easily into spots with lower overheads, such as parking garages, it can be upfitted to suit just about any need and it’s available with a powerful Duramax turbodiesel V8.

Cons

If your van is your workshop, and you need to stand upright, one of the tall-roof models (Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Nissan NV, Ford Transit or Ram ProMaster) will be a better choice. If, on the other hand, you don't need maximum hauling space, something smaller, such as the Ford Transit Connect or Chevrolet City Express, might be more suitable.

What's New For 2015

The changes to the Chevrolet Express for 2015 for both the Cargo and Passenger versions are minimal. There are some sound-system upgrades with digital AM/FM radios with auxiliary ports, a 110-volt power outlet and side-cut keys are standard, there is some LED lighting and you can pretty it up with a couple of new exterior colors.

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Used 2015 Chevrolet Express 3500 Cargo Expert Review

Whether it's hauling a lot of people, a lot of stuff or various combinations of the two, the 2015 Chevrolet Express Van has a proven track record as a known commodity. There are much newer and larger alternatives, including the Nissan NV, Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Ford Transit and Ram ProMaster. But none of them have the hauling power offered by the Express Van's Duramax turbodiesel V8. Passenger versions can be outfitted to seat up to 15 people, or the Cargo version offers up to 285 cubic feet of space. Thanks to the aftermarket "upfitter" industry, the 2015 Chevy Express can be equipped to suit an extremely wide range of applications, such as for plumbers, electricians, florists or delivery.

Driving the Used 2015 Chevrolet Express 3500 Cargo

Driving the 2015 Chevy Express will be, for almost all van buyers, a familiar experience with no surprises. For a big vehicle the Express drives as expected, with predictability and stability but also with, understandably, some potential awkwardness in maneuvering in tight spots. But, a buyer of a full-size van should understand all that right up front. A big point of driving satisfaction with the Express would be equipping it with the engine appropriate to its use. While the 4.8-liter V8 will be just fine for a lot of lighter loads, if the Express is going to be asked to carry more weight, or pull a trailer of any size, things will be much more satisfactory with either the 6.0-liter gas V8 (also available to run on compressed natural gas, or CNG) or the 6.6-liter Duramax turbodiesel V8.

Favorite Features

6.6-liter DURAMAX TURBODIESEL V8
If you’re planning on using a van to not only haul stuff inside but also pull a hefty trailer, the 6.6-liter Duramax turbodiesel engine, with 525 lb.-ft. of torque, is a monster powerplant in the large van class. It might be reason enough, by itself, to swing the purchase decision.

CAPABILITY
Thanks to its range of strong engine offerings and its rugged construction, the Chevrolet Express can haul a lot of stuff inside or tow up to 10,000 pounds. It's available in a wide variety of configurations and prices, has an extensive availability of upfitter accessories and offers exceptional flexibility.

Used 2015 Chevrolet Express 3500 Cargo Interior

The 2015 Chevy Express is a vehicle for serious work and the interior reflects that honorable purpose. In the Cargo version there are reasonably comfortable seats for the driver and one passenger and the rest is a big box waiting whatever can fit inside. At this point many Express owners head straight to the appropriate upfitter, where the interior can be configured to suit practically any need imaginable. The Passenger version can be equipped more sumptuously, if sumptuous fits in the van world, with enough seating for up to 15 people, carpeting, rear air conditioning, navigation and all the rest of the usual and expected accessories and available options.

Used 2015 Chevrolet Express 3500 Cargo Exterior

The Chevy Express, in either Cargo or Passenger versions, has been around for years and its shape is a familiar one. It’s a box with rounded corners and is not unattractive; in fact, it looks about as good as might be reasonably expected. Even though the vast majority of Expresses on the road are white, it is actually available in a pretty wide assortment of colors. The exterior choices are few, but include sliding or split swing-out side doors and rear doors with or without windows. Obviously, Passenger models have windows along both sides. Anything else that changes on the exterior will be up to the owner.

Used 2015 Chevrolet Express 3500 Cargo Standard Features

Remember when a radio was an optional luxury item? Chevrolet does, and it still is on the base Chevy Express Cargo Van. Along with a blank spot where the radio should be, the Cargo Van gets vinyl floors and seat upholstery, air conditioning and a step-in rear bumper. Frills are not part of the deal, though the Passenger Van jazzes things up with carpeting and cloth seats. All 2015 Chevy Express models get stability control, 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes and dual front airbags. Passenger vans feature side-curtain airbags covering the first three rows.

Used 2015 Chevrolet Express 3500 Cargo Options

If you want anything beyond the four-wheeled transportation-and-cargo module that's the basic 2015 Chevrolet Express Cargo Van, you'll have to hit the options list. Luckily, it's pretty long. You can get navigation, Bluetooth, and backup sensors and a backup camera, and the most recent version of OnStar. There are also choices of engines, either the 2500 or 3500 series, two different body lengths, and various options packages. Passenger versions start with a higher equipment level than Cargo models, but otherwise the options packages are largely the same.

Used 2015 Chevrolet Express 3500 Cargo Engine

The base engine for the 2015 Chevy Express is the proven 4.8-liter V8 of 285 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. It’s acceptable for lighter loads. For carrying heavier cargo, or for more strenuous work, there’s the optional 6.0-liter V8 with 329 horsepower and a very healthy 373 lb-ft of torque. The 6.0-liter engine is also available to operate on compressed natural gas (CNG). At the top is the available 6.6-liter Duramax turbodiesel V8, delivering 260 horsepower and an extremely capable 525 lb-ft of torque. Properly selecting the appropriate engine for the vehicle use should lead to a high degree of ownership satisfaction.

4.8-liter V8
285 horsepower @ 5,400 rpm
295 lb-ft of torque @ 4,600 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 11/17 mpg

6.0-liter V8
329 horsepower @ 5,400 rpm
373 lb-ft of torque @ 4,400 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 11/16 mpg

6.0-liter V8 CNG
282 horsepower @ 4,800 rpm
320 lb-ft or torque @ 4,400 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: N/A

6.6-liter turbocharged diesel V8
260 horsepower @ 2,800 rpm
525 lb-ft of torque @ 1,600 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: N/A

How Much Does the Used 2015 Chevrolet Express 3500 Cargo Cost?

Pricing for the 2015 Chevrolet Express Van varies widely depending on the trim level. A base cargo van starts at about $29,000, while the diesel-powered LT model of the extra-length Passenger Van will be over $50,000. Options can add up surprisingly quickly as well, although we're guessing most fleet buyers – plumbers, electricians, cable TV servicers, heating and air conditioning repair – don't load up on frivolous extras. Prices are always changing, so before signing the final purchase be sure and check the KBB Fair Purchase Price to determine what buyers in your area are actually paying. Over time, the 2015 Chevrolet Express Van is expected to hold its value well, but there are new challengers in the van business and that could mean some unpredictability in the residual values.

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Used 2015 Chevrolet Express 3500 Cargo Consumer Reviews

4.3 

Overall Rating

5 star

57%

4 star

25%

3 star

8%

2 star

4%

1 star

5%

Value
4.3 
Performance
4.4 
Quality
4.3 
Comfort
4.4 
Reliability
4.4 
Styling
4.3 

WetlandGuy
03/31/2019
2007 Chevrolet Express 1500 Passenger

"Why did Chevrolet quit making this van in AWD?!"

All-Wheel drive is absolutely excellent.
Starting to rust out in places.
I really like my All-Wheel Drive 2007 Chevy Express passenger van. It's been very handy when moving my kids around the country, take vacations, or towing. It's been very dependable, although after 12 years it's starting to show rust in the body and I've had one of the side doors replaced and painted after rust penetrated the exterior sheet metal. Headlight buckets and parking brake cable replaced due to rust/corrosion. This full sized AWD van is absolutely excellent in snow and blizzard conditions. I've had it in the rocky mountains going up/down mountain passes in terrible weather and it performs excellent. It's really a shame that Chevrolet quit making the Express in AWD after the 2014 model year. It gets around 15-16 mpg on the highway with the 5.3L V8 flex-fuel engine. (I would buy another one if I could)Read less
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Sherman
02/28/2018
2001 Chevrolet Express 2500 Cargo

"Well cared for - long distance miles - new tires"

good service or local travel vehicle
van is 17 years old.
well cared for with regular oil changes - maintenance - new tires - most miles are long distance - very little local driving.
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truckguy
12/19/2017
2013 Chevrolet Express 3500 Cargo

"overall great dependability"

Durability, cost of ownership, dependability
outside mirrors, doors
I have owned over 20 of these vehicles and would recommend it over any other full size van. Great durability and power. Not the best for large people (I am 6 foot 4 inches tall) but the best I have found of the full size vans. The worst features are the outside mirrors and the cargo doors, be ready to replace the plastic clips that hold the latch actuator rods. Overall, everyone of these vans I have owned has passed 250,000 miles. Of all the vans I have owned, I have only replaced two batteries, one water pump, 1 transmission and multiple door clips.Read less
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kojak
01/12/2017
2005 Chevrolet Express 2500 Cargo

"m"

ariginal drive-train, trustworthy,looks almost-new
minor dings/on rocker panel,one paint flak-off
this vehicle has been my only personal one and also my bread winner in a long distance (low USA 28 states, light cargo independent owner/ operator delivery van.seldom used in metropolitan or stop and go short mileage trips -since payload was rewarded by miles per run. this was fitted with a dept of trans.sleep area for nights in vehicle, thereby allowing rest in a close to home-type envirn. w/in a quality, insulated room-like peaceful and clean. We become friends because our years spent in close contact.Have reinvested the best in quality care and prudential maintenance.Read less
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ajay
09/26/2016
2005 Chevrolet Express 2500 Cargo

"Dependable Vehicle."

Dependable with decent fuel mileage.
Purchased this 2005 Express Van new and have no regrets at all. Dependable and fuel mileage is O.K. With no mechanical problems at 84000 miles this van is just getting broken in good. My plan is to sell it as I am retired and closed my carpet cleaning business. Would buy another in a heartbeat if the need should arise.
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2015 Chevrolet Express 3500 Cargo Specs & FeaturesBased on lowest-priced style.

Technology

  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Hands Free Phone
  • Navigation System
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Telematics / Communication Systems
  • Remote Engine Start
  • USB Port

Entertainment

  • AM/FM Radio
  • MP3 Player
  • Satellite Radio
  • CD Player

Seating

  • Optional Seating Capacity - 5 passenger
  • Cloth Seats
  • Leatherette/Vinyl Seats
  • Power Driver's Seat

Comfort & Convenience

  • Front & Rear Air Conditioning
  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Power Locks

Fuel Economy

  • EPA Class - Vans, Cargo Type

Performance

  • Horsepower - 329 hp
  • Horsepower RPM - 5400 rpm
  • Stroke - 3.62 inches
  • Torque - 373 foot pounds
  • Torque RPM - 4400 rpm

Interior

  • Cup Holder
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • 12V Power Outlet
  • Compass
  • Power Outlet
  • Steering Wheel Controls
  • Tilt Steering Wheel

Exterior

  • Alloy Wheels
  • Conventional Spare
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Number of Doors - 3 doors
  • Power Mirrors
  • Privacy Glass
  • Roof Rails
  • Side Steps
  • Spare Tire Type - Conventional
  • Tires / Wheel Size - LT245/75R16E
  • Upgraded Wheels
  • Wheel Type - Steel
  • Sidewall Description - BSW

Warranty

  • Basic Miles - 36000 miles
  • Basic Years - 3 years
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Miles - 100000 miles
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Years - 6 years
  • Powertrain Miles - 100000 miles
  • Powertrain Years - 5 years
  • Roadside Assistance Miles - 100000 miles
  • Roadside Assistance Years - 5 years

Mechanical

  • Alternator Amps - 105 amps
  • Alternator Amps - 145 amps
  • Axle Ratio - 3.42
  • Brakes: Front - Disc
  • Brakes: Rear - Disc
  • Braking System - F&R Anti-Lock
  • Drivetrain - RWD
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Engine Type - Flexible Fuel
  • Power Steering
  • Tachometer
  • Transmission Type - Automatic
  • Cylinders - 8 cylinders
  • Displacement - 6.0 liter
  • Bore - 4.00 inches
  • Compression Ratio - 9.4
  • Fuel Induction - Sequential Fuel Injection
  • Total no. valves - 16 valves
  • Valve Train - Overhead Valve
  • Engine Branding - VORTEC (GM only)
  • Engine Configuration - V
  • Max Engine Speed - 5600 rpm
  • # of Speeds - 6 speed
  • Overdrive - w/Overdrive
  • CID - 366 cubic inches
  • CCAs (Cold Cranking Amps) - 600 amps
  • CCAs (Cold Cranking Amps) - 770 amps
  • Recommended Fuel - Regular
  • Transmission Sub-Type - Heavy Duty
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Locking Rear Differential
  • Parking Assist System

Dimensions, Weights & Capacities

  • Curb Weight - 5627 pounds
  • Fuel Capacity - 31.0 gallons
  • Head Room: Front - 39.8 inches
  • Height - 84.1 inches
  • Leg Room: Front - 41.3 inches
  • Max Seating Capacity - 5
  • Minimum Ground Clearance - 7.7 inches
  • Overall Length - 244.1 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Front - 68.8 inches
  • Standard Seating Capacity - 2 passenger
  • Towing Capacity, Maximum - 10000 pounds
  • Trunk or Cargo Capacity - 313.9 cubic feet
  • Turning Diameter - 54.5 feet
  • Wheel Base - 155.0 inches
  • Payload Capacity - 3951 pounds
  • GVWR - 9600 pounds
  • Payload Designation - 1 ton
  • Width without mirrors - 79.2 inches
  • Cargo behind last seat - 284.4 cubic feet
  • Hip Room: Front - 65.5 inches
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2015 Chevrolet Express 3500 Cargo Safety

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2015 Chevrolet Express 3500 Cargo Safety Technology
  • Child Door Locks
  • Child Seat Anchors
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Emergency & Security Services
  • Front Head Curtain Airbag
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Rear View Camera

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2015 Chevrolet Express 3500 Cargo Rankings

Horsepower
282 HP
Consumer Ratings
4.3 Rating
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