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Chevrolet Uplander

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Overview of the Chevrolet Uplander

Learn about the Chevrolet Uplander

Summary

The Chevrolet Uplander was the brand's short-lived entry into the minivan segment in the mid-2000s. It was available for only four years, from 2005 to 2009. Chevrolet predicted the future market's fascination with crossovers, building the Uplander with a raised ride height and optional all-wheel drive system to differentiate it from the competition.

The Uplander offers plenty of space for large families thanks to its standard seven seats, making it an ideal for hauling cargo and sports gear. Some drivers complain that its lack of modern tech can make longer journeys more difficult.

Safety

Unlike most other minivans on the market, the Chevrolet Uplander boasts a more substantial nose like its crossover siblings. This provides a larger crumple zone in the event of an accident, keeping occupants safe. 

Every Chevrolet Uplander comes with an anti-lock braking system (ABS) as standard. This pulses the brakes if it senses too much pressure, ensuring maximum braking performance.

The Uplander features standard airbags for the front two passengers. Optional side airbags are available on select trims from the 2006 model onwards, but only cover the first two rows of passengers.

Interior

Buyers have two choices to start with the Uplander: short or long wheelbase. Both models seat seven, but the latter option increases rear legroom as well as storage space. The middle row features the LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children), making most car seats easy to install.

First and second row passengers enjoy bucket seats, with the option of captain's chairs for the second row. All seats come in cloth, with optional leather available for the first two rows on higher trims.

Technology

All Uplander models come with power door locks and windows, air conditioning and an eight-speaker sound system, featuring AM/FM stereo and a CD/MP3 player.

For an additional price, optional equipment on all four model years includes:

  • An integrated DVD player, with a flip-down screen and the ability to listen to three separate sources at any time through the speakers and the included wireless headphones
  • Rear seat audio controls
  • Optional PhatNoise audio system consists of a 40 GB removable hard drive, which lets drivers store their own media for in-car entertainment

Space

The Chevrolet Uplander interior provides plenty of space, while storage compartments throughout the cabin gives passengers room for their things. Fold-flat third-row seating makes large-item storage possible. Sliding doors on both sides make getting in and out easier, and powered doors are available as an option.

The Chevrolet Uplander is also capable of towing up to 1588 kg when properly equipped.

Comfort

Passengers in any row will enjoy ample legroom and comfortable seating. The high-profile 17-inch tires and raised ride height provide a smooth journey, helping to make long highway drives a breeze. The available all-wheel drive makes the Uplander more capable in inclement weather, though it was discontinued in 2007. The four-speed automatic lacks the gear count and smoothness of modern transmissions, making shifts more noticeable to passengers.

Pros and cons of the Chevrolet Uplander

  • Regular and long wheelbase models available
  • Large cargo capacity
  • 7-passenger seating in LWB vans
  • Ceased production in 2009
  • Side airbags not standard
  • Modest design
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Specifications of the Chevrolet Uplander

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats7
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • City consumption12.9 - 17.8 L/100km
  • Highway consumption8.5 - 11.5 L/100km
  • Width1830 mm
  • Length4849 - 5191 mm
  • Trunk space501 - 762 L
  • Cargo space501 - 3865 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Chevrolet Uplander

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the Chevrolet Uplander 2005 - 2009 is available in 5 trims:

Value trim features and specs

Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the Value trim:
  • Steel wheels
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Sliding door on left hand side
  • Sliding door on right hand side
Available with the Value trim:
  • Side airbag (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
Available with the Value trim:
  • Cruise control (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • CD player
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the Value trim:
3.5 L - Gas - 200 hp
City consumption:13.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:672 - 840 km

LT trim features and specs

Available with the LT trim:
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the LT trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Sliding door on left hand side
  • Sliding door on right hand side
Available with the LT trim:
  • Electronic traction control (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
Available with the LT trim:
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Rear sensors (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • CD player
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
1 engine is available with the LT trim:
3.5 L - Gas - 200 hp
City consumption:13.3 - 13.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.8 - 9.5 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:672 - 840 km

LT1 trim features and specs

Available with the LT1 trim:
  • Electrically adjustable front seats (optional)
  • Multifunction steering wheel (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the LT1 trim:
  • Alloy wheels (optional)
  • Long wheel base
  • Short wheel base
  • Steel wheels
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Sliding door on left hand side
  • Sliding door on right hand side
Available with the LT1 trim:
  • Electronic traction control (optional)
  • Side airbag (optional)
  • Stability control (optional)
  • Tire pressure indicator (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
Available with the LT1 trim:
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • Computer (optional)
  • Cruise control
  • Satellite radio (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • CD player
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
3 engines are available with the LT1 trim:
3.5 L - Gas - 200 hp
City consumption:13.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:672 - 840 km
3.5 L - Gas - 201 hp
City consumption:12.9 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:690 - 863 km
3.9 L - Gas - 240 hp
City consumption:13.1 - 17.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.5 - 11.5 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:690 - 863 km

LS trim features and specs

Available with the LS trim:
  • Electrically adjustable front seats (optional)
  • Multifunction steering wheel (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the LS trim:
  • Alloy wheels (optional)
  • Long wheel base
  • Short wheel base
  • Steel wheels
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Sliding door on left hand side
  • Sliding door on right hand side
Available with the LS trim:
  • Electronic traction control (optional)
  • Side airbag (optional)
  • Stability control (optional)
  • Tire pressure indicator (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
Available with the LS trim:
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • Computer (optional)
  • Cruise control (optional)
  • Satellite radio (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • CD player
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
3 engines are available with the LS trim:
3.5 L - Gas - 200 hp
City consumption:13.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:672 - 840 km
3.5 L - Gas - 201 hp
City consumption:12.9 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:690 - 863 km
3.9 L - Gas - 240 hp
City consumption:13.1 - 17.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.5 - 11.5 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:690 - 863 km

LT2 trim features and specs

Available with the LT2 trim:
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Heated front seats (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Emergency wheel
  • Power steering
Available with the LT2 trim:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Long wheel base
  • Short wheel base
Available across all trims:
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Sliding door on left hand side
  • Sliding door on right hand side
Available with the LT2 trim:
  • Electronic traction control (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Side airbag
  • Stability control (optional)
  • Tire pressure indicator (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Front-wheel drive
Available with the LT2 trim:
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Rear sensors (optional)
  • Satellite radio (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • CD player
  • MP3-CD player
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
3 engines are available with the LT2 trim:
3.5 L - Gas - 200 hp
City consumption:13.3 - 13.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.8 - 9.5 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:672 - 840 km
3.5 L - Gas - 201 hp
City consumption:12.9 - 13.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.7 - 9.5 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:690 - 863 km
3.9 L - Gas - 240 hp
City consumption:13.1 - 17.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:8.5 - 11.5 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:690 - 863 km

Frequently asked questions about the Chevrolet Uplander

The Chevrolet Uplander came exclusively with V6 engines. They came in two sizes depending on trim and model year: a 200 hp 3.5 L and a 240 hp 3.9 L.

The Chevrolet Uplander was a bit of a mixture: It's based off Chevrolet's minivan platform but featured a higher ride height and more crossover-like front end.

When new, the Chevrolet Uplander is listed for around $30,000. Second-hand prices are largely dependant on trim and year, but most will come in under $10,000.

While the Chevrolet Uplander came in front-wheel drive as standard, all-wheel drive was also an option for the 2005–2006 model years.

The Chevrolet Uplander came with seating for seven as standard. This applied to both the short and long-wheelbase models—the latter increased legroom for passengers.