Express 3500 Regular Wheel Base

The Chevrolet Express WT RWT 3500

The Chevrolet Express 3500 is the heavy duty version of this popular van. Because of this there are more options available for you to choose from. This allows anyone to customize this van into the major work horse vehicle you truly need to get the job done.

Engine Options

The Chevrolet Express 3500 comes with the option of a diesel engine. A Duramax 6.6L Turbo Diesel V8 with 250 horsepower and 460 lb of torque per foot. Other engine options include the flex fuel engine with a Vortec 6.0L and 323 horsepower and 373 lb of torque per foot.

The standard engine is a Vortec 4.8L Flex Fuel engine with280 horsepower and 260 lb of torque per foot.

The transmission is a heavy duty Hydra-Matic six speed one. It is electronically controlled and has automatic overdrive.


The Cargo volume on the Express 3500 is 225.1 for the regular van and 261.6 for the extended model. The gross vehicle weight is 8,600 lbs and the fuel tank holds approximately 31 gallons.  The base payload is 5,152 lbs for the 159 inch wheelbase model. The 177 inch wheel base jumps to 7,105.

This model has seating for two people and has dual rear loading doors. The passenger door is a standard side swing out one.

Interior Features

Single zone manual air conditioning comes standard with the 3500. Side window defoggers are another practical inclusion which is standard.  Interior options include the Convenience Package for power windows and door locks and the options for Tilt Wheel steering and cruise control.

The inside seats are vinyl front reclining bucket seats. If you prefer cloth bucket seats this can be ordered as an option.

Safety and Security Features

The standard airbags for the Chevrolet Express 3500 model are driver and right front passenger air bags.  The battery has rundown protection and comes with 600 cold cranking amps.  The brakes on this model are four wheel disc ABS brakes. Another great standard feature is the Pass Key theft deterrent system. Remote keyless entry is an available upgrade.

Available Accessories

As we mentioned earlier the Express 3500 has plenty of accessories available making your van the complete work vehicle. Here is a list of the accessories which can easily be installed by your local Chevrolet dealer:

  • Bulkhead Divider Package
  • Cargo Lamp Package
  • Hitch Ball Assembly
  • Molded Hood Protector
  • Roof Mounted Ladder Package
  • Security Screen Package for the rear door windows

At the time of writing this article the Chevrolet Express 3500 is available in the following color choices:

  • Sandstone Metallic
  • Graystone Metallic
  • Dark Blue Metallic
  • Dark Green Metallic
  • Sheer Silver Metallic

The above color choices involve an extra cost.

No cost colors include:

  • SummitWhite
  • Black
  • Victory Red

If you are seriously considering purchasing the Express 3500 for your business then take a good look at all the options you have available to you. You should have no issues putting together a complete requirement list before visiting your local dealer.