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2012 Chevrolet Express Cargo Van

3500 Extended Wheelbase Rear-Wheel Drive

Quick Specs

Gas/Ethanol V8
280 HP
HD Automatic
Rear Wheel Drive
2 Adults
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1MSRP does not include destination and handling
2Based on 2010 EPA mileage estimates, reflecting new EPA fuel economy methods beginning with 2008 models. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.
Rear Door TypeDual Swing-out
DrivetrainRear Wheel Drive
Trans Order CodeMYD
Trans Type6
Trans Description Cont.HD Automatic
First Gear Ratio (:1)4.03
Second Gear Ratio (:1)2.36
Third Gear Ratio (:1)1.53
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)1.15
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)0.85
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)0.67
Reverse Ratio (:1)3.06
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)105
Maximum Alternator Watts- TBD -
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)4300
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)6084
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)3173
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)2394
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)9600
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)13000
Suspension Type - FrontCoil Spring
Suspension Type - RearHypoid Multi-Leaf
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)4300
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)6084
Axle Type - FrontIndependent
Axle Type - RearFull-Floating
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)4300
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)6084
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear3.42
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)- TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)- TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)1.38
Front Tire Order CodeXLP
Rear Tire Order CodeYLP
Spare Tire Order CodeZLP
Front Tire SizeLT245/75R16E
Rear Tire SizeLT245/75R16E
Spare Tire SizeLT245/75R16E
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)2205
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)3042
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)- TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front- TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear- TBD -
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare- TBD -
Steering TypePwr-Assisted
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center17.2
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock17.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)54.5
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)- TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)31
Fuel Tank LocationMid-frame
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)155.0
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)244.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)79.2
Height, Overall (in)82.8
Overhang, Front (in)39.7
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)- TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)27.8
Ground Clearance, Front (in)8.8
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)7.7
Rear Door Opening Height (in)49.4
Rear Door Opening Width (in)57.0
Side Door Opening Height (in)47.9
Side Door Opening Width (in)44.1
Step Up Height - Front (in)20.3
Step Up Height - Side (in)20.8
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity2
Front Head Room (in)39.8
Front Leg Room (in)41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)68.8
Front Hip Room (in)65.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score1
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year- TBD -
Engine Order CodeL20
Engine TypeGas/Ethanol V8
Fuel SystemElectronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM280 @ 5200
SAE Net Torque @ RPM295 @ 4600
Engine Oil CoolerYes
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)- TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)- TBD -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)- TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)13.6
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)5000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)7100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)1065
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)10000
Brake TypePwr
Brake ABS System4-Wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or )Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)12.8 x 1.5
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)13.0 x 1.1
Front Wheel Size (in)16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Size (in)16 x 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)16 x 6.5
Front Wheel MaterialSteel
Rear Wheel MaterialSteel
Spare Wheel MaterialSteel
Frame TypeLadder
Side Door TypeSwing-out
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)173.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)146.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)- TBD -
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)52.7
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)53.4
Vehicle NameChevrolet Express Cargo Van
Body Style3500 Cargo Van 155" WB
Body CodeZW9
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