2015 Chevrolet City Express Rated at 25 MPG Combined
Combined Figure Matches Transit Connect, Highway Figure Lower
Chevrolet announced the official EPA figures for the 2015 City Express compact cargo van, with a 24 mpg city and 26 mpg highway rating for a combined rating of 25 mpg. That happens to match the combined rating of the EcoBoost-equipped Ford Transit Connect, which gets 22 mpg city and 30 mpg highway. The highway rating of the 2015 City Express happens to be 1 mpg higher than the 2014 Nissan NV200, the mechanical twin of Chevy’s compact hauler, suggesting the Nissan may also see a slight increase in its fuel economy rating for 2015 model as well.
Fuel economy figures for the 2015 Ram ProMaster City have not yet been announced, but Ram is promising “class-leading” economy, and with its nine-speed automatic transmission, it’s possible the ProMaster City may top the Transit Connect’s 30 mpg highway figure.
Unlike the Transit Connect and the ProMaster City, both of which will be offered in nominal passenger configurations, the City Express, as well as the NV200, will only be sold to consumers as cargo vans. The Nissan NV200 will be sold in a taxi configuration, and despite some back-and-forth legal wrangling, is on track to be New York City’s designated “Taxi of Tomorrow.”
Source: General Motors