New 10 Passenger Vehicles For 2011
What Are 10 Passenger Vehicles?
When you are looking at purchasing a 10 passenger vehicle, you are typically looking at purchasing a full size van or a full size extended passenger van. Full size vans often seat 7-8 comfortably, but there are some excellent 10 passenger vehicles in the 2011 market that can easily, and comfortably seat 10 – 15 passengers. You might think that having a large vehicle such as a 10 passenger vehicle means that you have to have a gas hog, or skimp on style. However, the following two 10 passenger vehicles are functional and pleasing on many levels for the new and used vehicle buyer.
What Are The Most Popular 10 Passenger Vehicles?
Coming in tops because of pricing, a history of solid performance, features, and customer satisfaction are the Chevy Express and Ford E-150 (formerly the Econoline series). Whether you are looking at full size passenger vehicles to seat your large family, accommodate your business, or to transport clients, these two popular 10 passenger vehicles from Chevy and Ford are sure to meet your transportation needs while being the ultimate in style, performance, and safety. The 2011 Chevy Express 1500 and the 2011 Ford E-150 are both 10 passenger vehicles that can accommodate up to 15 passengers in comfort.
Both of these extended van models have a long standing history of performance, year after year with new fuel economy and safety features added each year. Both of these extended van models are popular for family vehicles, as well as fleet vehicles where 10 passenger vehicles or larger accommodations are needed. Read on to learn more about these two popular extended size passenger and fleet vans.
2011 Chevy Express 1500
The Chevy Express series full size passenger van is one of the most anticipated 10 passenger vehicles to hit the market in 2011. EPA fuel economy is rated at 13 – 15 miles per gallon in the city, with up to 17 – 20 miles per gallon highway driving. The 2011 Chevy Express 1500 is available with a 195-hp, 4.3-liter V-6 engine for regular fuel, or a 310-hp, 5.3-liter V-8 flexible E-85 engine for fuel economy.
The Chevy Express series has remained one of Chevy’s most popular full size vans, with seating capacity up to 15. Because of its popularity, the 2011 Chevy Express 1500 is one of the 10 passenger vehicles being released in a wide range of colors. With catchy names like Woodland Green, Wheatland Yellow, Victory Red, and Tangier Orange, the 2011 Chevy Express 1500 offers a color for every taste. More traditional passenger van drivers may appreciate Summit White, Doeskin Tan, or Black. However, the 2011 Chevy Express 1500 also has a great selection of metallics that hide dirt and road wear easily while looking great. You can choose from Sheer Silver Metallic, Sandstone Metallic, Graystone Metallic, and for the more adventurous, you can also order these 10 passenger vehicles in Dark Green Metallic and Dark Blue Metallic.
The starting MSRP for the 2011 Chevy Express 1500 is between $24,860 – $32,970 depending on features and upgrades. For a more extensive review of the 2011 Chevy Express 1500, please visit http://www.cars.com/chevrolet/express-1500/2011/. You can also view information on the 2010 Chevy Express series directly at the official Chevy website at http://www.chevrolet.com/express/.
Edmunds.Com Review: Chevy Express Series
At http://www.edmunds.com/chevrolet/express/review.html, there is a comprehensive overview of the Chevy Express series. The review covers the vehicle from 2006 through 2010 and gives a good insight into the quality and performance of these 10 passenger vehicles and why individuals and business owners alike keep coming back year after year to purchase the next model. You can learn about the benefits of purchasing new extended capacity passenger vans in the Chevy Express series, or why used passenger vehicles may be a viable option for you.
2011 Ford E-150
The 2011 Ford E-150 series 10 passenger vehicles are another highly anticipated model of full size extended van. The 2011 Ford E-150 may be more familiar to you as the Econoline Van, as this was the prior name of this series of vehicle from Ford. The 2011 Ford E-150 10 passenger vehicles are available with flexible E-85 engines in a 225-hp, 4.6-liter V-8 or 225-hp, 5.4-liter V-8 configuration.
Although not available in green, the body color of the 2011 Ford E-150 10 passenger vehicles has many options and metallics similar to the 2011 Chevy Express 1500. Available body paint choices include the standard School Bus Yellow, which is popular in Fleet 10 passenger vehicles, as well as the always popular Oxford White, Vermillion Red, and Black. Like the 2011 Chevy Express 1500, the 2011 Ford E-150 comes in a variety of metallic color paints. You can choose from Steel Blue Metallic, Royal Red Metallic, Dark Blue Pearl Metallic, Pueblo Gold Metallic, or Ingot Silver Metallic. Of the metallic choices, the 2011 Ford E-150 in Pueblo Gold Metallic or Ingot Silver Metallic is the best bet for still looking clean even after dusty road conditions. Interior color options include easy to clean Medium Pebble, or the darker Medium Flint.
The starting MSRP for the 2011 Ford E-150 is between $25,840 – $30,425 depending on features and upgrades, making it similar to the 2011 Chevy Express 1500. For a more extensive review of the 2011 Ford E-150, please visit http://www.cars.com/ford/e150/2011/. You can learn more about the 2010 Ford E-150 series 10 passenger vehicles at http://www.fordvehicles.com/trucks/eseries/.
Edmunds.com Review: Ford Econoline Series
At http://www.edmunds.com/ford/econolinewagon/review.html, you can read the review of the Ford Econoline series 10 passenger vehicles, which are what the 2011 Ford E-150 evolved from. This review covers the years from 2004 – 2010 and details the main features of this passenger vehicle series. Edmunds feels that the Chevy Express series has the Ford Econoline, and subsequent Ford E-150 series as its main competitor. The two vehicles compare closely in pricing, safety ratings, passenger capacity, and comfort, but the review offers information that may help you decide which of these two very popular 10 passenger vehicles is the best choice for you.