In 1996, Chevrolet replaced its aging Vandura cargo and passenger vans with the more modern Express. The Express 1500 is the smallest van in the lineup, and a favorite with plumbers, electricians and others who do on-site work. The 2013 Express carries over from 2012 with a few new options: a rearview camera, rear parking assistant and navigation system.
When purchased as a passenger van, the Express comes in LS or LT trim. Both feature a 5.3-liter V-8 engine that produces 310 horsepower and 334 pound-feet of torque. The LS comes with air conditioning, vinyl seating and an AM/FM stereo; the LT adds cloth seating, keyless entry and cruise control.
Buyers of Express cargo vans choose from two trim levels: Work Van and Upfitter. The former is just as basic as it sounds, with a 195-horsepower 4.3-liter V6, vinyl seats and air conditioning; the latter adds the 5.3-liter V8, power heated mirrors and an AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio system.