The 2014 Chevrolet Express comes in two main configurations, five available engines, rear-wheel drive (one engine can be paired with all-wheel drive), and a four-speed automatic (the bigger engines get a heavy duty six-speed). Buyers of the Express Cargo can choose between the regular 135-inch and extended 155-inch wheelbase models, 7,300 pounds GVWR on the 1500, 8,600 pounds GVWR on the 2500, and up to 9,900 pounds GVWR on the 3500 with the diesel, and a trailer rating of up to 10,000 pounds on 2500 and 3500 models. The Express Cargo in the 155-inch wheelbase can be equipped with an express crew package that includes seating for five. The Express Passenger also comes in standard and extended wheelbase, and can accommodate eight people in its standard arrangement (two buckets in front, and two benches for three behind) and up to 15 people in the long wheelbase (2-3-3-3-4 seating configuration).
The base engine is a 4.8-liter V-8 that makes 280 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque, and has not been rated by the EPA for fuel economy.