2013 Chevrolet Express 2500

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$27,255

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2013 Chevrolet Express 2500
2013 Chevrolet Express 2500

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Standard side curtain airbags (passenger vans)
  • Interior space
  • Gasoline V-8 performance
  • Towing capacity
  • Cargo-hauling capacity

The bad:

  • Fuel economy
  • Maneuverability
  • Noise

4 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Notable features

  • Newly available backup camera, park assist and navigation radio
  • Up to 15-passenger capacity
  • Three duty levels available
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Compressed natural gas version
  • Diesel V-8 available

2013 Chevrolet Express 2500 review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

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.
New for 2013
New options for 2013 include a backup camera, rear park assist and a radio with navigation.
Exterior
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. Exterior features include:

  • 1500 versions come on a regular-length wheelbase (135 inches)
  • 2500 and 3500 also available in extended-wheelbase form (155 inches)
  • Swing-out rear doors
  • Optional Express Access Package adds three side-panel storage areas
  • Optional Chrome Appearance Package

Interior
A driver information center in the instrument cluster displays instructions for maintenance and warnings, such as if the vehicle’s transmission overheats or if a theft attempt has taken place. A fuel-operated heater is available on vans with the 6.6-liter Duramax diesel engine to heat the interior quickly in cold weather. The system features a self-contained, pressurized auxiliary coolant heater that uses diesel fuel to generate heat. Interior features include:

  • Standard vinyl seats; cloth upholstery optional
  • Optional power front seats
  • Optional backup camera¬†
  • Optional Bluetooth cellphone connectivity
  • Optional CD stereo
  • Optional radio with navigation¬†
  • Optional bulkhead dividers (cargo van)
  • Optional 60/40-split left-side entry/load door for regular-length vans

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 G3500 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. Mechanical features include:

  • 195-horsepower, 4.3-liter V-6 with 260 pounds-feet of torque (cargo van only)
  • 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
  • 280-hp, 6.0-liter V-8 with 320 pounds-feet of torque (compressed natural gas model)
  • 260-hp, turbo-diesel 6.6-liter V-8 with 525 pounds-feet of torque
  • Four- or six-speed automatic transmission
  • 31-gallon fuel tank
  • Optional remote start

Safety
All Express cargo and passenger vans have a standard electronic stability system. Side curtain airbags are standard in all passenger vans and available in cargo models. Other standard safety features for all models include:

  • Four-wheel-disc antilock brakes
  • Lap/shoulder belts for all center seats
  • Optional rear park assist

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 3.0
  • Interior design 3.2
  • Performance 3.5
  • Value for the money 4.0
  • Exterior styling 3.5
  • Reliability 4.0

Most recent consumer reviews

4.1

AWD and cheaper than a truck with similar options.

Reliable, AWD is very capable for bad weather and light offroading, more storage than a pickup with a cap.

1.0

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5.0

Rare hard to find model

Top condition and a great value in America's most popular work vehicle. Carefully driven and quality maintained. Looks,runs, and drives just like a 2017.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Chevrolet
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
36 months/36,000 miles
Powertrain
60 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/100,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)
Powertrain
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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2012

GMC Savana 2500

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