• (5.0) 1 reviews
  • Available Prices: $2,211–$24,147
  • Body Style: Passenger Van
  • Combined MPG: 15-17
  • Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 1-8
  • Cargo Space: 217.3 cu.ft.
2010 Chevrolet Express 1500

Our Take on the Latest Model 2010 Chevrolet Express 1500

What We Don't Like

  • Fuel economy
  • Maneuverability
  • Stability and handling without StabiliTrak
  • Noise
  • Resale value

Notable Features

  • Up to 15-passenger capacity
  • Three duty levels available
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • Choice of many gasoline V-8s
  • Diesel V-8 available in cargo vans
  • StabiliTrak standard on all passenger vans

2010 Chevrolet Express 1500 Reviews

Vehicle Overview
Chevrolet's full-size Express is available as a passenger or cargo van with rear-wheel drive in 1500, 2500 and 3500 duty levels. The Express competes with other full-size vans, including the Ford E-Series and Dodge Sprinter. The GMC Savana is closely related to the Express.

New for 2010
The 4.8-, 5.3- and 6.0-liter engines are E85 compatible, and 2500 and 3500 models get a six-speed automatic transmission and revised rear axles to improve low-end torque and drivability.

Exterior
Express vans are built on a separate box frame. Overall height and length of the Express and its competitors vary among different models, with variables like longer wheelbases and extended roofs. Half-ton Express models get standard 17-inch wheels. Standard flat and convex exterior mirrors on each side provide a wider field of vision.

  • 1500 versions come on a regular-length wheelbase (135 inches)
  • 2500 and 3500 also available in extended-wheelbase form (155 inches)


Interior
A driver information center in the instrument cluster displays instructions for maintenance and warnings when the vehicle's transmission is overheating, or if a situation such as a theft attempt has taken place. A fuel-operated heater is available on vans with the 6.6-liter Duramax diesel engine to quickly heat the interior in cold weather. The system features a self-contained, pressurized auxiliary coolant heater that uses diesel fuel to generate heat.
  • Seating for two in cargo vans
  • Seating for eight, 12 or 15 in passenger vans
  • 60/40-split left-side entry/load door available on regular-length models


Under the Hood
Five available engines range from a 4.3-liter V-6 to a turbo-diesel 6.6-liter V-8. All engines have air-filter and oil-life monitors. The 6.0-liter V-8 has a fast-idle option that makes it easier to run accessories while the vehicle is idling. Vans equipped with the turbo-diesel 6.6-liter V-8 have a standard 3.73 axle ratio and an optional locking rear limited-slip differential.

Properly equipped, the Express can tow up to 10,000 pounds. The heavy-duty G-3500 is available for RV and commercial cutaway applications; it has an even longer wheelbase and a gross vehicle weight rating of up to 14,200 pounds. The 1500 has a GVW of up to 7,300 pounds; it's 8,600 pounds for the 2500 and 9,600 pounds for the 3500.

For 2010, 2500 and 3500 models get a six-speed automatic and revised rear axles that GM says will improve low-end torque and improve drivability.
  • 195-horsepower, 4.3-liter V-6 with 260 pounds-feet of torque
  • 280-hp, 4.8-liter V-8 with 296 pounds-feet of torque
  • 310-hp, 5.3-liter V-8 with 334 pounds-feet of torque
  • 323-hp, 6.0-liter V-8 with 373 pounds-feet of torque
  • 250-hp, turbo-diesel 6.6-liter V-8 with 460 pounds-feet of torque


Safety
Standard in all passenger vans and available in cargo models are side curtain airbags. Passenger models come with electronic stability control with rollover mitigation. Other standard safety features for all models include:
  • Four-wheel-disc antilock brakes
  • Lap/shoulder belts for all center seats


Consumer Reviews

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Great truck. I did all scheduled maintenance

by love Chevy's from JUPITER on December 2, 2017

I took good care of it and she never let me down. From the woods to the office, great truck. Light off road use. I have a Suzuki Samurai to do the heavy off road. Heavy duty towing package with 6.2... Read Full Review

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2010 Chevrolet Express 1500 Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Chevrolet Express 1500 LS

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Chevrolet Express 1500 LS

Overall Rollover Rating
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National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There are currently 4 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,900 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/100,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/100,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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