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2021 Chevrolet Express
2500 LS RWD
Stephen Edelstein Preview:

The Chevrolet Express is a full-size van, sold in both cargo and passenger variants. It’s been around in the same basic form since the 1995 model year, with incremental changes along t...

2003 Dodge RAM Van
1500 Cargo RWD
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Specs

2021 Chevrolet Express
2500 LS RWD
2003 Dodge RAM Van
1500 Cargo RWD
Powertrain
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
RWD
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
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--
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13 MPG
13 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
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15 MPG
15 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 31 gal 31 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Diesel
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
181 hp @ 3,400 RPM
401 hp @ 5,200 RPM
276 hp @ 5,200 RPM
225 hp @ 4,400 RPM
175 hp @ 4,800 RPM
Torque
369 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM
464 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
298 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
295 lb-ft @ 3,200 RPM
225 lb-ft @ 3,200 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
8 cylinders
6 cylinders
8 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
16.5:1
10.8:1
11:1
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Displacement
2,800 cc
6,600 cc
4,300 cc
5,200 cc
3,900 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.7 in x 3.94 in
4.06 in x 3.86 in
3.92 in x 3.62 in
3.91 in x 3.31 in
3.91 in x 3.31 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard --
Curtain Airbags Standard --
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver -- 4 stars
Front Passenger -- 4 stars
Rollover (pre-2011) -- 3 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
CD Player -- Optional
Cassette Player -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Driver Power Seats -- Optional
Interior
Maximum Seating 12 seats 2 seats
Front Legroom 41.4 in 39 in
Back Legroom 36.3 in --
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 92.1 cu ft --
Maximum Payload 2,550 lbs 2,410 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity -- 5,950 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 9,600 lbs --
Exterior
Length 224 in 192.6 in
Width 79.3 in 78.8 in
Height 84.6 in 79.7 in
Wheelbase 135.2 in 109.3 in

Available Options

2021 Chevrolet Express
2500 LS RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Black
  • Red Hot
  • Silver Ice Metallic
  • Summit White

Option Packages

  • Engine, 2.8L Duramax Turbo-Diesel Di 4-Cylinder
  • Engine, 6.6L V8 With Direct Injection
  • Communications Package
  • Enhanced Convenience Package
  • LPO, Molded Assist Steps
  • Safety Package
2003 Dodge RAM Van
1500 Cargo RWD

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