The Express and its GMC cousin, the Savana, have been around relatively unchanged for longer than almost any other vehicle on the market. Buying one of these vans today lands owners with something that looks a lot like it did in the late 1990s. Technology and safety equipment have been updated since then, but the basic shape is the same.
Both the Chevy and the GMC were recently updated with a new 2.8-liter Duramax diesel. The Express can be ordered as either a Cargo or Passenger Van. Cargo vans leave the factory with a 4.3-liter V6 as standard equipment but can be upgraded with either a 6.0-liter V8 or the new diesel powertrain.
As a work vehicle, the Express is a barebones platform that can be customized in a number of ways. Safety features like forward collision alerts and blind-spot monitors can be added in packages, and the cargo area can be upgraded with special floor liners, a bulkhead, and climate controls.
The Express competes with its sister van, the GMC Savana, as well as the Ford Transit and Ram ProMaster. Pricing should stay close to $33,000 for the new year.