Kelley Blue Book Value®
$10,639 - $28,689
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Tested
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
14 City / 18 HWY
Horsepower
195-300
Seats
1-2
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$10,639 - $28,689
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Not Tested
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
14 City / 18 HWY
Horsepower
195-300
Seats
1-2

2006 Chevrolet Express Van Owner Reviews

4.2

15 Reviews

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Chevy Express: Good on space; not so good on gas

The Chevy Express 3500 van accommodates up to 12 people (including the driver). It has a room 30 gallon gas tank and gets, on average, about 14.5 mpg. The Express van is a rear-wheel drive vehicle, which makes it less than ideal for winter driving, but the vehicle's weight and size offsets some of the maneuverability disadvantages. The Express features three removable bench seats in the back and two bucket seats in the front. The bench seats are fairly easy to remove from the van by pulling the metal pins that hold it to the van's floor and carrying them out the back or side doors, which is great for expanding the mediocre cargo space that's available when all the seats are in place. The 2006 model does not have head rests in the back seat, which we don't prefer, as taller passengers are more at risk of neck injuries in the event of a road accident. The Express van has double doors in the back, and the seam of the doors runs right down the middle of the rear window, obstructing the rear view. In fact, the van has several blind spots due, in part, to its size, and in part to the shape and locations of windows. Backing out of parking spaces is difficult due to the visibility issues. As far as performance goes, the Chevy Express contains a v8 engine with lots of get-up-and-go (as long as you're ok with burning gas faster). The Express van could do with more storage space and more cup holders, but all in all, if you're needing passenger space, it's a reliable van that gets you where you're going. Just brace yourself for the gas bill.

- Kari B

Chevy work van - good for hauling my tools around.

I used this as a work van while working as a carpenter and handyman. I can get lots of my tools and equipment inside and also am able to attach a lot of these to the walls of the van so that they have a permanent place. It does not have great gas mileage but is dependable most often. As soon as I start getting my social security will probably get an SUV and trade the van in since I do not work anymore.

- Mike G

A great work van - comfortable seats and handles amazingly well in the snow.

This van has very comfortable seats; little sitting fatigue on long trips. Haven't had any particular problems with it mechanically, just wearing parts. The back seats have been removed to accommodate shelving for my work tools and supplies. The access from either side of the van works well for me. The traction in the snow is very good; a must where I live.

- Chris L

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Key Specs

Category Name: Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$10,639 - $12,628
$21,645 - $28,689

Horsepower

Horsepower
300 hp
195 - 300 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
Vortec 6000 V8 SFI (300 HP [223.8 kW] @ 4400 rpm 360 lb.
VORTEC 6000 V8 SFI
Vortec 4300 V6 MFI (195 hp [145.4 kW] @ 4600 rpm 260 lb.
Vortec 4800 V8 SFI (285 HP [212.6 kW] @ 5200 rpm 295 lb.
Vortec 5300 V8 SFI (295 HP [220 kW] @ 5200 rpm 335 lb.
Vortec 6000 V8 SFI (300 HP [223.8 kW] @ 4400 rpm 360 lb.
VORTEC 4300 V6 MFI
VORTEC 5300 V8 SFI
VORTEC 4800 V8 SFI
VORTEC 6000 V8 SFI
DURAMAX 6600 TURBO DIESEL V8
AMBULANCE PACKAGE
HOTEL SHUTTLE PACKAGE
Interior Features

Category Name: Convenience & Comfort

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows
Optional
Optional

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Optional
Optional

Privacy Glass

Privacy Glass
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Category Name: Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.3 in.
41.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.2 in.
40.2 in.

Cargo Volume

Cargo Volume
225.1 cu. ft.
225.1 - 261.6 cu. ft.

Category Name: Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Optional

AC

AC
Optional
Optional

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Optional

Category Name: Seats

Passengers

Passengers
1
1 - 2

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Optional
Exterior Features

Category Name: Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel

Category Name: Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
135 in.
135 - 155 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
49.2 ft.
43.4 - 54.5 ft.

Width

Width
79.4 in.
79.4 in.
Mechanical Specs

Category Name: Engine & Performance

Horsepower

Horsepower
300 hp
195 - 300 hp

Torque

Torque
360 ft. lbs.
260 - 460 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
400 .lbs
400 .lbs

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Optional

Limited Slip Differential

Limited Slip Differential
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
8 Cylinders

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive

Category Name: Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
31 gal.
31 gal.

Combined

Combined
Unknown mpg
15 - 19 mpg

City

City
Unknown mpg
14 - 15 mpg

Highway

Highway
Unknown mpg
18 - 20 mpg

Category Name: Transmission

Overdrive

Overdrive
Optional
Optional
Safety Features

Category Name: Features

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional

Category Name: Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Optional

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Optional

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
Not Tested

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
Not Tested

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety