Currently the only Express Cargo van to offer AWD is the 1500 model. The standard engine included in this model is the Vortec 5.3L E85 Flex Fuel engine with a four speed automatic transmission. The transmission in this model offers a Tow/Haul mode.
One of the options that is available for the 1500 AWD model is that of offering two wheel base lengths. The regular wheel base and the extended wheel base model.
Other options to choose from are to add a trailer package to this van. If winter driving conditions are a fact of life you may wish to install a rear window defogging kit and get heated exterior mirrors. This type of mirror can be installed on both the driver and passenger side and can have turn signals integrated.
Front air conditioning is included for the summer as well as driver and passenger air bags. Power windows, doors and locks are all available if you wish to upgrade. As well having a tilt steering wheel is available.
The braking system on the AWD Regular Wheel Base Cargo van is as follows:
- Brakes- are power, hydraulic four-wheel ventilated disc brakes
- Four-wheel antilock, with Dynamic Rear Proportioning
- Front rotor diameter and thickness is 12.8 x 1.5 inches
- Rear rotor diameter and thickness is 13.0 x 1.1 inches
As this is an all wheel drive cargo van Chevrolet uses all season tires and includes a full size spare tire for you.
The 1500 Express AWD is a very basic van but it can be modified to suit your needs. You can get a roof ladder system installed and a hood protector to help reduce the number of bugs becoming trapped in your radiator.
Before going out to purchase this van you should take the time to look at what features you would like to include in your package. Making a list is a great idea so you don’t forget anything.
By using the Chevrolet website you can build your own vehicle and see what the total price will come too. This can be a huge help as you might find it worth buying a 2500 model instead as many more standard features are included.
But if you really want an AWD van then you will have to stick with the 1500 model and add the features you wish. With a little thought and price comparisons you should have no problems coming up with an AWD Cargo van that includes all your required features and still comes in within budget.
Don’t forget if you need extra help in choosing the exact features you want visit either your local Chevrolet dealer or consult their website.