The 2009 Chevrolet Express is essentially three vans in one. It is able to hold up to fifteen passengers, so it is a perfect fit for businesses that need to transport lots of people at one time. It is also quite capable of hauling equipment, as it is quite spacious. Finally, it can provide the amenities of home, as it can be equipped with a plush captain’s chair cover, a built-in refrigerator, and even a sofa bed.
This model is quite contemporary, as it has rounded edges, flush side glass, and high-mounted side taillights. The configuration options include one-ton, half-ton, and quarter-ton. The cargo van models can be equipped with several rear-door options and external compartments so the van is very easy to enter and exit.
The Chevy Express’ interior got a major makeover in the 2008 edition, as the old steering wheel, message center, window switches and dash controls were all updated or replaced. In the 2009 model, there are new fabrics on the seats, providing a little more comfort to your ride. In addition, there are big glass side panels to help you have a more panoramic view of the road. Add in the tinted glass to keep prying eyes from seeing anything, and you have a vehicle ready to hit the road.
The standard version of the Express Van 1500 includes a 195-horsepower 4.3-liter V6 engine, while the standard version of the Passenger Van has a more powerful 5.3-liter V8 engine. Both models have four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes, tire-pressure monitor, air conditioning, and swing-out side doors. The Passenger Van also has StabiliTrak stability control for a smoother ride.
Options include all-wheel drive, a 323-hp 6.0-liter V8 engine, a 6.6-liter turbo-diesel engine (only for the 2500 and 3500 models), and a FlexFuel 5.3-liter V8 engine. You can also choose heated power mirrors, six-way power driver’s seat, aluminum wheels, rear air conditioning, and power windows.
The 2009 version can handle light loads, but if you’re looking to haul heavier loads, one of the stronger engines would be your best bet. Conversely, the Express Van does provide the best fuel economy because of its less-powerful engine. Ultimate towing prowess goes to the Duramax turbo-diesel option, as it can provide up to 460 pound-feet of torque.
The 2009 Chevrolet Express 15-passenger Van provides good fuel economy and decent torque. It is not meant to be a hauling machine however, but you have options to upgrade the vehicle to be much more powerful. This model even has a turbo-diesel engine to make it the ultimate towing machine. On the interior, it can be spacious enough to accommodate up to fifteen passengers, it can carry a great deal of equipment thanks to that spacious room, or it can provide the comfortable amenities of home such as a refrigerator and bed. The Chevy Express can be the ultimate travel companion no matter what your occupation or work involves.
Check out all of the Chevrolet Express models to see which one fits your lifestyle and needs best.