The Chevy Express nameplate has been in production for nearly three decades, originally replacing the Chevrolet Van in 1996. Now, we’re taking a closer look at the latest 2023 model year, with a focus on the 2023 Chevy Express towing capacities.
As in years past, the 2023 Chevy Express is available in multiple configurations and with multiple powertrain options. Under the hood, customers can specify the Chevy Express with one of two gasoline-fueled engines, including either the naturally aspirated 4.3L V6 LV1 gasoline engine, or the naturally aspirated 6.6L V8 L8T gasoline engine. Critically, the latest 2023 model year drops the 2.8L I4 LWN turbodiesel Duramax engine offered previously.
Specs for the naturally aspirated 4.3L V6 LV1 gasoline engine include 276 horsepower at 5,200 rpm and 298 pound-feet of torque at 3,900 rpm, plus direct injection, variable valve timing, and an aluminum block. Output is directed through the GM eight-speed automatic transmission.
Meanwhile, the naturally aspirated 6.6L V8 L8T gasoline engine is rated at 401 horsepower at 5,200 rpm and 464 pound-feet of torque at 4,000 rpm. However, rather the GM eight-speed automatic that connects to the V6, output from the V8 is sent through the GM six-speed heavy-duty transmission.
Both configurations include a 3.42 axle ratio, with rear-wheel drive offered as the exclusive drive type.
The Chevy Express is also offered in a number of different body configurations, including as a Cargo van and as a Passenger van, as well as a regular wheelbase and extended wheelbase configuration. The Express is also offered in a cutaway body configuration.
With all of that now covered, let’s take a closer look at the 2023 Chevy Express towing capacities:
2023 Chevy Express Towing Capacities
|Model||4.3L V6 LV1||6.6L V8 L8T|
|Axle Ratio||Max Trailer Weight (lbs / kg)||Axle Ratio||Max Trailer Weight (lbs / kg)|
|Express Passenger 2500 Regular Wheelbase||3.42||6,700 / 3,039||3.42||9,600 / 4,355|
|Express Passenger 3500 Regular Wheelbase||3.42||6,700 / 3,039||3.42||9,600 / 4,355|
|Express Passenger 2500 Extended Wheelbase||3.42||6,300 / 2,858||3.42||9,200 / 4,173|
|Express Cargo 2500 Regular Wheelbase||3.42||7,400 / 3,357||3.42||10,000 / 4,536|
|Express Cargo 2500 Extended Wheelbase||3.42||7,100 / 3,221||3.42||10,000 / 4,536|
|Express Cargo 3500 Regular Wheelbase||3.42||7,400 / 3,357||3.42||10,000 / 4,536|
|Express Cargo 3500 Extended Wheelbase||3.42||7,200 / 3,266||3.42||10,000 / 4,536|
As we can see, the highest 2023 Chevy Express towing capacity available is 10,000 pounds, as offered by Express Cargo models equipped with the 6.6L V8 L8T gasoline engine. The lowest Chevy Express towing capacity is 6,300 pounds, as offered by Passenger 2500 Extended Wheelbase models equipped with the 4.3L V6 LV1 gasoline engine.