2005 Chevrolet Uplander Overview


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3.65 stars

Based on 7 reviews

Excellent Vehicle by stwisie
 — Braking and handling are great. Acceleration is above average. Fuel economy is better than I expected. The seats fold down and can be removed easily. The traction on slippery roads is very good. Its a... Read More
Great Family Van For Any Road Trip Or Trip To The Grocery Store! by Peter
 — I like the van. Handles well. Drives well. Keeps the kids occupied with the DVD system. Is very smooth and great for long and short rides. I've had very few repairs, like brakes, and they were in... Read More
Great Value by Sloans
 — Great room and great fuel economy for its size. Good performance, good reliability, perfect for a family of 6. No engine, electrical, or transmission issues since buying it new in May 2005. Nice in... Read More

2005 Chevrolet Uplander Overview

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2005 Chevrolet Uplander

With its debut in 2005, the Uplander represented Chevy's inaugural entry into the crossover sport van market.  This model has 6 trims, all equipped with a standard 3.5 L, 200 hp V6 engine with 4 speed automatic transmission.  5 of the 6 trims have 4 doors and seat 7 while the 6th seats 4.

Gas mileage averages out to 18 mpg in the city and 24 on the highway.  Cargo volume behind the third row in the non-Cargo trims comes out to 26.9 cubic feet of space.  Contrary to what you might think, don't count on the Uplander too much for your heavy towing needs.  Max towing capacity on all trims only comes out to 3500 lbs.

Overall, drivers like the Uplander's smooth ride and modern features.  On the other hand, the engine and power don't measure up to the competition and the '05 edition doesn't have side curtain airbags; look for new side impact airbags in '06.  Think of the '05 Chevy Uplander as an interesting debut for a new breed of SUV.


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Chevrolet Uplander Questions


2006 Uplander...got An Error Message ~~ "starting Disabled." How Do We Fix ...

Went to start the car this morning, and it cranked but wouldn't turn over. Next time...nothing. But, now I got an error message that says, "Starting Disabled" ~~ I read the manual, and it said it co...

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Darren Divine

How Do I Check What Part Is Broken With The Gear Shift?

was driving into a parking spot when the van would'nt go into park, then it got stuck in reverse.I put on the emergency brake so the car won't move, shut off the engine now the car won't start. tryi...

190 views with 4 answers (last answer 2 months ago)
Sarah Masem

Air Won't Blow From Face Vents In Rear. Only Blows From Floor Vent

The rear air won't flow (heat or A/C) from the roof vents in the rear of the van. It blows from the floor vents from all settings. It will adjust flow based on setting (1, 2, or 3). I have tried ...

47 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 months ago)

Will Start Up But Dies Out If I Don't Step On The Acclerator

30 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 months ago)
Dena Stelly

Engine Light Flashes And Cruise Control Turns Off

vehicle jerks, engine light flashes then cruise control turns itself off

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