MSRP: $1,017$34,081
Body Style: Passenger Van
Combined MPG: 15-17
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Seats: 1-8
Cargo Space: 92.1 cu.ft.
2012 Chevrolet Express 1500

Our Take on the 2012 Chevrolet Express 1500

Our Take

Chevrolet's full-size Express is available as a passenger or cargo van and is offered in 1500, 2500 and 3500 duty levels. The Express competes with other full-size vans, including the Ford E-Series, Nissan NV and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. The GMC Savana is closely related to the Express.Compr... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Fuel economy
  • Maneuverability
  • Noise

Notable Features

  • Up to 15-passenger capacity
  • Three duty levels available
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Compressed natural gas version
  • Diesel V-8 available

8 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.