2017 Chevrolet Express Cargo Van vs. 2017 Ford Transit
2017 Chevrolet Express Cargo
2017 Ford Transit
You need a van that can take on any job, so chances are that you have the 2017 Chevy Express Cargo Van at the top of your list. With an abundance of space and efficient power, this van can transform your work days with its reliability and versatility. To really see how it stands out, we’ve put it against a popular competitor, the 2017 Ford Transit. Compare the two vans below, then stop by our showroom in Florence to meet the new Chevy Express Cargo Van in person today!
You need dependability and power when you invest in a work van, and that’s exactly what the 2017 Chevy Express will give you. Under the hood, a 4.8L V8 engine is standard, developing up to 285 hp and taking charge of the road. You’ll also have the option of upgrading to the even more powerful 6.0L V8 Vortec Engine that generates 342 hp and 373 lb.-ft. of torque. Additionally, there’s a brand new Duramax Turbo Diesel option.
The Ford Transit offers three engines as well, but each one comes up short of the power of the 2017 Chevy Express. The 3.7L V6 engine that’s standard only yields 275 hp. The next step up is the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine that has a huge disparity in power as it only generates up to 310 hp.
Inside of the new Chevy Express, you’ll be pleased to have up to 284 cu. ft. of cargo volume to manage everything you need to bring along for the ride. IT doesn’t stop there though. An available 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot allows you to transform your work van into a mobile office, keeping you connected on the go. Power outlets and an available navigation system also make it easy to stay on track.
The Ford Transit does offer a comparable infotainment system, but it unfortunately lacks the unique capability of turning your work van into an office with a high-speed internet connection. For those looking to use their van for business needs, this can be a serious deficit.
You’re likely using your cargo van as a vehicle for your income, which is why the price you pay for your initial investment is so important. As the 2017 Chevy Express offers so many standard features, its low starting price makes it an even better steal than the numbers alone reflect:
- 2017 Chevy Express: MSRP starting at $30,745
- 2017 Ford Transit: MSRP starting at $31,610
Driver Assistance Features
Advanced technology helps you make better driving decisions and get to your destination with less chance of an accident. That’s why the 2017 Chevy Express offers so many of the most innovative technologies available to help you on your busy routes. Rear Park Assist and the Rear Vision Camera make it easy to maneuver the van without damage, and cruise control is also available for your ease on the highway.
The Ford Transit offers a rearview camera. A lane departure alert indicator is available at an additional cost, though there is no equivalent to rear park assist that you can add on to the cargo van.
In addition to yourself or your employees, you’ll also be driving around a lot of important cargo and tools in your van. The 2017 Chevy Express provides you with a standard anti-theft protection system that is only an available upgrade for an additional cost on the Ford Transit.
It’s hard to compete with all that OnStar has to offer with the 2017 Chevy Express, giving you features like automatic crash response, crisis assist, emergency services, remote door unlock, and more! All of these are accessible from your touchscreen display that’s connected to Chevy MyLink services.
At the head of the vehicle, you’ll also have daytime running lights that turn on automatically to help other drivers see you on cloudy or foggy days. The 2017 Ford Transit lacks this option.
See How the 2017 Chevy Express Stacks Up Against the 2017 Ford Transit in Person Near Covington and Florence Today
Meet us at Tom Gill Chevrolet to explore the 2017 Chevy Express Cargo van to compare it to competitors like the 2017 Ford Transit and to see all that it has to offer your business. You’ll find our dealership at 7830 Commerce Drive in Florence, KY, southwest of Covington on I-71. You can reach us at 855-977-0189. Our sales specialists would love to answer your questions about the utility and features of the new Chevy Express. You can also leave a message online if you’d like to have us call you with more information!