2012 Chevrolet Express Passenger

SAFE returns.

When you're transporting people for a living, safety is paramount. Express Passenger Van offers standard vehicle safety features-head-curtain side-impact air bags, the StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System, a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (excludes spare tire) and antilock brakes. Enhanced Technology Glass for a quiet ride is standard on 12- and 15-passenger models. And you can easily tailor the Express Van to your exact needs with a choice of 8-, 12- or 15-passenger seating configurations. Your job is to move people safely and comfortably. Ours is to make you comfortable knowing you can.

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1500 (RWD and AWD)
2500 (RWD)
3500 (RWD)
3500 EXT (RWD)


  1500 RWD 1500 AWD
City (gas/FlexFuel1) 13/10 13/9
Highway (gas/FlexFuel1) 17/13 17/12


2500 3500
Cargo volume(cu. ft.)2,3 216.2 216.2 216.2/252.9
Payload (lbs.)3,4 1,791/1,516 2,700 3,461/3,142
Fuel tank (gal. approx.) 31 31 31
Seating capacity 8 8-12 8-12/12-15
Max. trailering (lbs.)5 6,200/6,000 9,800 10,000/9,700


Doors: dual rear-load Standard Standard
Doors: passenger-side sliding Optional6 Optional
Doors: passenger-side 60/40 swing-out Standard Standard
Mirrors, rearview: Black, manual-folding, manual-adjustable Standard Standard
Mirrors, rearview: Black, manual-folding, power-adjustable, heated7 Optional Optional
Mirrors, rearview: Black, manual-folding, power-adjustable, heated with turn-signal indicators7 Optional Optional


Engine: Vortec 4.8L FlexFuel1 V8, 280 hp @ 5200 rpm, 295 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4600 rpm (2500 and 3500 only) Standard Standard
Engine: Vortec 5.3L FlexFuel1 V8, 310 hp @ 5200 rpm, 334 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4500 rpm (1500 only) Standard Standard
Engine: Vortec 6.0L FlexFuel1 V8, 323 hp @ 4600 rpm, 373 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4400 rpm (optional on 2500 and 3500 only) Optional Optional
Engine: Duramax 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8, 260 hp @ 3100 rpm, 525 lb.-ft. of torque @ 1600 rpm (3500 only) Optional Optional
Differential: heavy-duty locking, rear Optional Optional
Tow/Haul mode Standard Standard
Trailering equipment: heavy-duty, with trailer hitch platform, seven-lead trailer wiring harness and seven-pin sealed connector Optional Optional
Transfer case: All-Wheel-Drive (1500 AWD only) Optional Optional
Transmission: Hydra-Matic four-speed, electronically controlled automatic with overdrive and internal transmission oil cooler (1500 only) Standard Standard
Transmission: heavy-duty, Hydra-Matic six-speed, electronically controlled automatic with overdrive and internal transmission oil cooler (2500 and 3500 only) Standard Standard


Air bags:8 driver and right-front passenger Standard Standard
Air bags:8 head-curtain side-impact for first three rows Standard Standard
Brakes: four-wheel disc, ABS Standard Standard
OnStar®:9 Directions & Connections® Plan (standard for the first six months) including Turn-by-Turn Navigation Standard Standard
PASS-Key III theft-deterrent system Standard Standard
StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System Standard Standard


Bluetooth® wireless technology10 for select phones Optional Optional
Climate controls, front: manual Standard Standard
Climate controls, rear: manual Optional11 Standard
Convenience Package: power windows and door locks Optional Standard
Convenience Package: Tilt-Wheel adjustable steering column and cruise control Optional Standard
Defogger: rear-window Optional Optional
Remote Keyless Entry Optional7 Standard
Remote vehicle starter system Optional12 Optional


Vinyl, front reclining buckets Standard Not Available
Custom Cloth, front reclining buckets Optional Standard


AM/FM stereo Standard Standard
AM/FM stereo with CD/MP3 player Optional7 Optional
USB port13, 14 Optional Optional
SiriusXM Radio:14, 15 with three tiral months Optional Optional


16-inch steel with Gray center cap (2500 and 3500 only) Standard Standard16
17-inch steel (1500 only) Standard Standard
17-inch aluminum with chrome center cap (1500 only) Optional Optional


Contour Splash Guards Roof-Mounted Hard Cargo Carrier
Hitch-Ball Assembly Side Window Weather Deflectors
Molded Hood Protector Wheel Lock Kit
  • 1 E85 is a combination of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline. Go to chevy.com/biofuels to see if there is an E85 fuel station near you.
  • 2 With rear seats removed.
  • 3 Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.
  • 4 Maximum payload capacity includes weight of driver, passengers, optional equipment and cargo.
  • 5 Maximum trailer weight ratings are calculated assuming a base vehicle, except for any option(s) necessary to achieve the rating, plus driver. The eight of the other optional equipment passengers and cargo will reduce the maximum trailer weight your vehicle can tow. See your Chevy dealer for additional details.
  • 6 Requires available rear air conditioning.
  • 7 Requires available Convenience Package (power windows and locks.)
  • 8 Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.
  • 9 Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions.
  • 10 Go to gm.com/Bluetooth to find out which phone are compatible with the vehicle. Requires AM/FM stereo with CD/MP3 player and SiriusXM Radio.
  • 11 Requires available auxiliary lighting.
  • 12 Requires available Remote Keyless Entry.
  • 13 Not compatible with all devices.
  • 14 Requires AM/FM stereo with CD/MP3 player.
  • 15 Requires a subscription sold separately by SiriusXM after three-month trial. Available only in the 48-contigiouos United States and Washington, D.C. Visit siriusxm.com for details.
  • 16 Includes chrome center cap on LT models.
  • 17 Some accessories may not be available on all models. See dealer for details.

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