Express WT RWT 2500 Extended Wheel Base
If you are looking for a Chevy van that has tons of cargo room then the Express 2500 with an extended wheel base could be the correct option for you. This model is very popular for many tradesmen and easily allows you to transport tools, ladders and other equipment to and from various job sites.
The extended wheel base model of the 2500 has a generous 284.4 cubic feet of cargo space available. Whereas the regular model has only 239.7 cubic feet of room while this is still generous more of course is better if you have lots of tools to carry around. Chevy has made this large area very accessible by installing side cargo doors which swing out. This allows you to load and unload heavy, large objects easily.
Chevrolet offers an Access Package which allows you access to your tools and materials without every going into your vehicle. This is a very handy area to store frequently used tools and other items.
Performance for the 2500
The standard engine on the extended wheelbase model is a Vortec 4.8L E85 Flex Fuel V8 engine. You do have the option of upgrading to a 5.3L V8 or the 6.0L V8 engine if you prefer.
The transmission for the Express 2500 is a six speed Hydra Matic with the overdrive being electronically controlled automatically. The 2500 model comes equipped with an internal transmission oil cooler.
Other performance features on the Express 2500 is a tap up/tap down driver shift control and auto grade braking. The driver has access to an information center which notifies them of scheduled maintenance requirements. In addition this info center gives the driver tons of additional features and best of all is that it comes standard on the 2500 model.
Chevrolet has not left their Express vans out of the technology arena by a length. One great feature that Chevy has installed on their cargo vans is Chevrolet Wi-Fi by Autonet Mobile. This accessory must be installed by a qualified Chevrolet dealer. Once installed it provides the user with access to the internet. The range is currently up to 150 ft from the van.
The internet connection can actually support several devices at one time. This allows multiple users to access the internet at the same time. It also helps to turn your Chevrolet Express 2500 into a mobile office. Allowing you to call for inspections, arrange permits and more while out on location.
The 2500 also comes with Bluetooth capabilities and has Sirius Satellite Radio installed. The Bluetooth allows you to control your cellular device directly from your steering wheel so you can end a phone call without your hands ever leaving the wheel.
As you can see the Chevrolet 2500 with extended wheel base provides you with the ultimate of storage capacity. This van really makes a great work truck and it might be worth your while to get the Access Package for convenience at any on site location.
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