Express 3500 Cargo Van Extended Wheel Base

The AWD wheel base is available on Cargo vans that have a 135 inch wheel base. The 155 inch wheel base only offers a 2 wheel drive option at the moment.

Engine Choices

The all wheel drive option is available on the Chevrolet Express 1500 model and comes with a standard Vortec 5.3 L E85 Flex Fuel engine. This comes with a four speed automatic transmission.  The engine has 350 horsepower and 334 ft of torque.

The E85 means that your fuel choice can be a combination of 85% ethanol and 15% gas. To find out if there is a bio fuel station near you visit:

Driving an all wheel drive van allows you to have greater control especially during the winter months.

The battery has 600 cold cranking amps and the alternator has 125 amps. Four wheel disc brakes with ABS control comes as a standard feature on this vehicle.

Trailering Capacity

Many customers like to add a trailering package to their AWD Express van.  This particular model can handle loads up to 6,400 lbs. The axle capacity of this van is 3,700 lbs for the front axle and 4,000 lbs for the rear axle.

The maximum payload for this van is 2,052.00 lbs. It has a gross vehicle weight rating of 7,300.00 lbs.

The inside cargo area measures 270.4 cubic feet and the space between the wheel housing is 52.7 inches for the inside of the van.


Standard features on the Chevrolet AWD Express vans include daytime running lights and front and rear all season tires. Your van also comes with a full size all season spare tire.

Steel wheels and traction control are other standard features. As well Chevrolet places their Stabilitrack system on this vehicle.

Available features if you wish to include them are a third passenger door, power door locks and heated mirrors. There is also the option to have both the driver and passenger exterior mirrors heated. Turn signals can also be integrated into the mirrors at an additional cost.

A radio and CD player are not included as standard features so will have to be added if you wish to use them. An adjustable steering wheel and a power driver seat are other options you may wish to include. It is possible to get your steering wheel wrapped in leather if you find this more comfortable while driving.

A remote vehicle starter, Bluetooth capability and auxiliary audio input jacks are just a few of the other options you have open to you.

Fuel Efficiency

Following are the most current fuel efficiency figures for the AWD Express

EPA Est. Fuel Economy City (Gas) 13 MPG

EPA Est. Fuel Economy Highway (Gas)

17 MPG Fuel Tank Capacity (Approx.) 31 gal

Cruising Range – City (Gas) 403.00 mi

Cruising Range – Hwy (Gas) 527.00 mi

You should now have lots of information on the available and standard features on Chevrolet’s AWD Extended Wheel Base Van. Your next step is to simply choose those features that you need and visit your local dealer.