2000 Chevrolet Express 3500

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Key Specs

of the 2000 Chevrolet Express 3500. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
    Passenger Van
  • Combined MPG:
    16 Combined MPG
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-wheel Drive
  • Cargo Space:
    267.3 cu.ft.
  • Seating:
    1-15 Seats
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2000 Chevrolet Express 3500 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview
Express is the full-size van at Chevrolet and a twin of the GMC Savana. Express comes in passenger and cargo versions and is sold in unfinished form to van converters. Two sizes and five engines are available, and all models have a full frame and rear-wheel drive.

Exterior
Regular Express models have a 135-inch wheelbase and are 219 inches overall. Extended models are 20 inches longer in both dimensions.

Short or long, choices in side and rear doors are the same. Buyers can choose from two swing-out passenger-side doors or a single sliding door (a no-cost option). At the rear, all models have two doors that open 180 degrees to the sides. A rear defogger is a new option on models with rear windows (which are optional on cargo models).

Interior
On cargo models, the standard accommodations are two front bucket seats. The only option is to remove the passenger seat, which eliminates the passenger-side-impact airbag as well.

Passenger models can be furnished to seat as few as five people and as many as 15. Regular-size models can hold up to 12 people with two front buckets, two three-place benches and a four-seat bench in the rear. A third three-place bench seat is optional on the extended model to increase capacity to 15.

By removing all seats except the front buckets, regular-size models can hold 267.3 cubic feet of cargo and extended models offer 317 cubic feet — more than twice as much as Chevy’s front-drive Venture minivan.

Under the Hood
When it comes to en...
Vehicle Overview
Express is the full-size van at Chevrolet and a twin of the GMC Savana. Express comes in passenger and cargo versions and is sold in unfinished form to van converters. Two sizes and five engines are available, and all models have a full frame and rear-wheel drive.

Exterior
Regular Express models have a 135-inch wheelbase and are 219 inches overall. Extended models are 20 inches longer in both dimensions.

Short or long, choices in side and rear doors are the same. Buyers can choose from two swing-out passenger-side doors or a single sliding door (a no-cost option). At the rear, all models have two doors that open 180 degrees to the sides. A rear defogger is a new option on models with rear windows (which are optional on cargo models).

Interior
On cargo models, the standard accommodations are two front bucket seats. The only option is to remove the passenger seat, which eliminates the passenger-side-impact airbag as well.

Passenger models can be furnished to seat as few as five people and as many as 15. Regular-size models can hold up to 12 people with two front buckets, two three-place benches and a four-seat bench in the rear. A third three-place bench seat is optional on the extended model to increase capacity to 15.

By removing all seats except the front buckets, regular-size models can hold 267.3 cubic feet of cargo and extended models offer 317 cubic feet — more than twice as much as Chevy’s front-drive Venture minivan.

Under the Hood
When it comes to engines for the Express, Chevrolet believes in offering the right tool for a variety of jobs. The base engine for regular-size models is a 200-horsepower 4.3-liter V-6, while a 5.0-liter V-8 with 220 horsepower is optional.

A 255-horsepower 5.7-liter engine is standard on extended passenger models and optional on cargo vans. A 7.4-liter V-8 with 290 horsepower, as well as a diesel 6.5-liter V-8 with 195 horsepower, are optional on heavy-duty models (three-quarter and one-ton payloads). With all engines, a four-speed automatic transmission is standard. Antilock brakes are standard on all models.

Trailer-towing limits range from 4,700 pounds on regular-size models with the V-6 to 10,000 pounds on heavy-duty extended models with the 7.4-liter V-8.

 
Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2000 Buying Guide

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Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Express 3500 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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