2023 Chevy Express Gets Significant Price Increase Over 2022 Model11
The 2023 Chevy Express arrives as the twentieth model year for the van, debuting only a few changes and updates compared to the preceding 2022 model year. Among those changes is new pricing, with the latest 2023 model year ushering in a significant price increase.
As it turns out, the 2023 Chevy Express is actually $5,200 more expensive than equivalent 2022-model-year vehicles. This price increase was applied across the board, and affects all trim levels and configurations. Part of the $5,200 increase is down to a $100 increase for the destination freight charge (DFC), which rises from $1,695 to $1,795.
As such, the least-expensive 2023 Chevy Express on offer, specifically the Work Van trim level in the Cargo 2500 Regular Wheelbase configuration with the naturally aspirated 4.3L V6 LV1 gasoline engine under the hood, is priced at $39,895. Meanwhile, the most-expensive 2023 Chevy Express on offer, specifically the LT trim level in the Passenger 3500 Extended Wheelbase configuration with the naturally aspirated 6.6L V8 L8T gasoline engine under the hood, is priced at $49,490. Note that both prices include the DFC.
Check out the table below for a more complete breakdown of the latest 2023 Chevy Express pricing, including all available trim levels and configurations. Note that prices include DFC:
|Trim Level||Configuration||Powertrain||2023 MSRP + DFC|
|Work Van||Cargo 2500 Regular Wheelbase||4.3L V6 LV1||$39,895|
|Work Van||Cargo 2500 Regular Wheelbase||6.6L V8 L8T||$41,665|
|Work Van||Cargo 2500 Extended Wheelbase||4.3L V6 LV1||$41,795|
|Work Van||Cargo 2500 Extended Wheelbase||6.6L V8 L8T||$43,565|
|Work Van||Cargo 3500 Regular Wheelbase||4.3L V6 LV1||$42,995|
|Work Van||Cargo 3500 Regular Wheelbase||6.6L V8 L8T||$44,765|
|Work Van||Cargo 3500 Extended Wheelbase||4.3L V6 LV1||$43,795|
|Work Van||Cargo 3500 Extended Wheelbase||6.6L V8 L8T||$45,565|
|Work Van||Cutaway 3500 139-Inch Wheelbase||4.3L V6 LV1||$36,795|
|Work Van||Cutaway 3500 139-Inch Wheelbase||6.6L V8 L8T||$38,490|
|Work Van||Cutaway 3500 159-Inch Wheelbase||6.6L V8 L8T||$37,795|
|Work Van||Cutaway 3500 177-Inch Wheelbase||6.6L V8 L8T||$38,295|
|Work Van||Cutaway 4500 159-Inch Wheelbase||6.6L V8 L8T||$40,095|
|Work Van||Cutaway 4500 177-Inch Wheelbase||6.6L V8 L8T||$41,095|
|LS||Passenger 2500 Regular Wheelbase||4.3L V6 LV1||$44,095|
|LS||Passenger 2500 Regular Wheelbase||6.6L V8 L8T||$45,790|
|LS||Passenger 3500 Regular Wheelbase||4.3L V6 LV1||$45,295|
|LS||Passenger 3500 Regular Wheelbase||6.6L V8 L8T||$46,990|
|LS||Passenger 3500 Extended Wheelbase||4.3L V6 LV1||$46,095|
|LS||Passenger 3500 Extended Wheelbase||6.6L V8 L8T||$47,790|
|LT||Passenger 2500 Regular Wheelbase||4.3L V6 LV1||$46,195|
|LT||Passenger 2500 Regular Wheelbase||6.6L V8 L8T||$47,890|
|LT||Passenger 3500 Regular Wheelbase||4.3L V6 LV1||$46,995|
|LT||Passenger 3500 Regular Wheelbase||6.6L V8 L8T||$48,690|
|LT||Passenger 3500 Extended Wheelbase||4.3L V6 LV1||$47,795|
|LT||Passenger 3500 Extended Wheelbase||6.6L V8 L8T||$49,490|
As for the powertrain specs, the 2023 Chevy Express offers just two engine options, with the 4.3L V6 LV1 gasoline engine rated at 276 horsepower at 5,200 rpm and 298 pound-feet of torque at 3,900 rpm, and the 6.6L V8 L8T gasoline engine rated at 401 horsepower at 5,200 rpm and 464 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm. The 4.3L V6 LV1 connects to the GM 8-speed automatic transmission (RPO code M5U), whereas the 6.6L V8 L8T connects to the GM 6-speed automatic transmission (RPO code MYD).
As GM Authority covered previously, the 2023 Chevy Express no longer offers the 2.8L I4 LWN turbodiesel Duramax engine.
Under the skin, the 2023 Chevy Express once again rides on the GMT 610 platform, with production taking place at the GM Wentzville plant in Missouri. The Chevy Express Cutaway is produced by Navistar at a separate facility in Ohio.
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I guess its been 20 years since the last MCE, but the Express has really been in production with minimal changes since 1995. The last full redesign of the full size van platform was for the 1996 model year. That being said, working at a small business with a fleet of these things, the price increases are highway robbery. GM knows that as these are almost exclusively sold to fleets, they can practically charge what they want for one of these ancient and archaic vans. Business’ have standardized on these vans for decades, as one wears out, they just get replaced with a new one. The fit and finish on these vans has been very poor over the previous couple of years, and they are nearly indistinguishable from the 10+ year old vans they are replacing. If you can even find one to purchase, there’s nothing like spending $40K+ to drive home from the dealership in an identical POS that you drove to the scrap yard in the previous day.
The price increase is the natural order of things.
Companies that run fleets need to pay more for fuel these days compared to just 2 or 3 years ago. Materials cost more. These companies need to pass the price increases on to their customers if they want to stay in business. Every thing becomes more expensive. The cycle feeds itself. The inflation wheel turns.
Our dealership has to pay $41,000 for 2020-2021 Express Cargo vans from auction w/ 11k-25k miles on them (former Uhaul vans w/ V6s). After shop costs, auction and transport fees, etc. we’ve got to price them at $44k and be happy to make maybe $1500 profit.
Why shouldn’t GM raise prices on them when the demand outpaces the supply?
The only way this stops is if demand slows significantly which is where interest rate hikes come in. Make it worthwhile for the public to save, not spend, and things may settle back down.
Of course, that downturn in consumer demand will also hurt businesses that run fleets as much or more than the increased costs of the vans…
The 6.6 V8 is not available to order except for cutaways. No cargo or passenger vans can get the 8 cylinder engine. This chart is misleading. Please do your homework.
The article had nothing to do with Availability or Ordering Constraints. It merely stated the pricing difference between the 2022s and the 2023s…..
I can’t believe this. I expected the price to remain the same or even go down a little but $5000?? That could buy my gas for the rest of my life for it. It’s priced the same as the updated new generation RAM van now that I have been considering it as an alternative. Don’t really like it but I also don’t like getting RIPPED off.
I wasn’t expecting a price increase this large. In fact, I was expecting the price to go down a little. It’s priced in the same range as a Dodge RAM now. It was the van I am considering as an alternative if I can’t (for some reason) obtain the GMC van. Don’t really like the Dodge RAM but I also don’t like getting RIPPED OFF!
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GM is doing what everyone else is doing, taking advantage of the pandemic. Typical GM, there is no reason for a $5200 price increase on a tired old platform that should have been retired years ago. GM is raising prices because they can. GM’s greed is going to catch up with them. Society is already on the edge when it comes to these outrages vehicle prices. Let the automakers continue these price increases, eventually people will stop buying these overpriced tin wagons and buy used, and much less often. Any excuse they could use to raise prices. I saw this coming when greedy GM raised the price of the C8 Z06 by $40K instead of $20K. I can also tell you ever time GM can get out of a warranty repair they’ll do it! What’s interesting about these vans was that for many years the vans had substandard paint. After four years the paint started to come off in sheets and GM refused to assist their customers. Next time you see a GM van, especially a white one, take a good look, more than likely the paint is peeling off while GM screws it customers.
I have ABSOLUTLY noticed the peeling paint on the gmc and chevy vans ! I live in R.I. so its not the intense heat of the south.
Price increase justified GM and Marry Barra needs to make profits or the company is doomed. GM fanboys open your wallets thank you
Dealers say they cannot order these vans, that they are not being made now and haven’t had a new one to sell in a year. Yet GM jacks the prices up on them significantly. We hear through this GM website that the vans probably will be discontinued for 2025. This website, for all it’s information spewed out on these vans, never mentioned the new 6.6 liter V8 was only available on the cargo van and not the passenger vans. I want to convert the passenger van to an RV van with seating for 7. Only the body on frame GM vans had this 7 passenger configuration w/ room for bathroom, shower, sink, microwave etc. through Airstream 10 years ago. I thought they definitely needed the larger V8 with all it’s torque to motivate these heavy vans. What is GM doing??