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Overview of 2012 Chevrolet Express Cargo 1500 AWD By Eric Tallberg
The only all-wheel-drive-equipped (AWD) work van in Chevy’s Express lineup is the 2012 Express Cargo 1500 AWD. This full-size, 2-passenger hauler flaunts rear swing-out cargo doors, a passenger-side rear access door, 270.4 cubic feet of cargo area behind the vinyl-clad front seats, 17-inch steel wheels, a trip computer and air conditioning, all standard. Two speakers and phone pre-wiring, meantime, are its only concessions to entertainment and communications needs.
If a few more accommodations to comfort and utility are desired, there are a number of options for this AWD worker. The Express Access Package offers side access compartments with remote-opening doors, remote engine start and keyless entry, with the Enhanced Lighting Package adding dash and cabin lighting. The Chrome Appearance Package, meanwhile, adds chrome accents outside, while the Convenience Package throws in power windows and door locks and can be combined with two Power Packages for heated, power-adjustable, turn-signal-integrated outside mirrors. An available 3.73 rear axle ratio, heavy-duty locking rear differential and a heavy-duty trailer-towing package are all options, as is a rear driver’s-side swing-out access door. Further options available for the 2012 Express Cargo 1500 AWD include tilt-wheel steering, cruise control, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, Bluetooth-integrated OnStar Directions and Connections with Emergency Services and a single-CD player with AM/FM stereo.
In a departure from its rear-wheel-drive (RWD) sibling, the 2012 Express Cargo 1500 AWD boasts a standard 5.3-liter ethanol-capable (FFV) V8 powerplant that again mates with the standard 4-speed automatic transmission. This combo is good for 310 hp and 334 lb-ft of torque to the tune of 13 mpg city/17 highway. Towing is maxed out at 6,400 pounds with the proper equipment, and the AWD system is managed by a viscous limited-slip center differential.
Safety-wise, look for 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS) in the 2012 Express Cargo 1500 AWD, as well as traction and stability control. Front head airbags are also standard, as are daytime running lights, dusk-sensing headlights and a vehicle antitheft system.
This overview covers the 1500 AWD trim only.
Please see our 2012 Chevrolet Express Cargo Overview for more information.
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