1999 Chevrolet Astro Trims and Specs

Passenger Van Extended
Original MSRP: $21,547
2 national listings
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Convenience Features Power steering
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Third Seat · Upholstery: cloth
Tires and Rims 15 Inch Wheels · Tire type
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Tinted
Price $21,547 MSRP
Body Style Van
Engine 4.3L 190 hp V6
Seating 8
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
18MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$21,547
Invoice$18,962

Transmission

Drivetrain RWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
18MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsOptional
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--
StereoRadio

Engine

4.3L 190 hp V6
Power 190 hp @ 4,400 RPM
Torque 250 lb-ft @ 2,800 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating8 seats
Fuel Tank Volume25 gal
Front Legroom41.6 in
Back Legroom36.5 in
Wheelbase111.2 in
Length189.9 in
Width77.5 in
Height74.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume41.3 cu ft
Standard Payload1,764 lbs
Maximum Payload1,764 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity5,500 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity5,500 lbs
Chevrolet upgraded its 1999 Astro STD (base model) with cloth bucket seats, tinted glass, and daytime running lights now standard (along with air conditioning, an anti-lock braking syst... Read More
Chevrolet upgraded its 1999 Astro STD (base model) with cloth bucket seats, tinted glass, and daytime running lights now standard (along with air conditioning, an anti-lock braking system, and so on). Options include an overhead console, alloy or chrome wheels, a garage door opener, and running
boards.
People who own 1999 Chevrolet Astro STDs tend to rave about the vehicle, mainly its capacity for holding people or stuff, its towing capacity, and its Dutch doors offering easy loading. Some say they have mechanical and other problems, including fast-wearing brakes and electrical failures.
LS Passenger Van Extended
Original MSRP: $22,770
1 national listing
Adds to Passenger Van Extended:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System Cassette · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Convenience Features Cruise control · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Roof Roof rack
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Third Seat · Upholstery: cloth
Security Power door locks
Tires and Rims 15 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: chrome
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass
Price $22,770 MSRP
Body Style Van
Engine 4.3L 190 hp V6
Seating 8
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
18MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$22,770
Invoice$17,851

Transmission

Drivetrain RWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
18MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Optional
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player

Engine

4.3L 190 hp V6
Power 190 hp @ 4,400 RPM
Torque 250 lb-ft @ 2,800 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating8 seats
Fuel Tank Volume25 gal
Front Legroom41.6 in
Back Legroom36.5 in
Wheelbase111.2 in
Length189.9 in
Width77.5 in
Height74.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume170.4 cu ft
Standard Payload1,713 lbs
Maximum Payload1,764 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity5,500 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity5,500 lbs
The Chevrolet 1999 Astro LS is the mid-level Astro, between the base (STD) and the luxury (LT) trims. The 1999 Astro LS is available in two-wheel (rear-wheel) drive (2WD or RWD) or all-... Read More
The Chevrolet 1999 Astro LS is the mid-level Astro, between the base (STD) and the luxury (LT) trims. The 1999 Astro LS is available in two-wheel (rear-wheel) drive (2WD or RWD) or all-wheel drive (AWD).
The 1999 Chevy Astro LS comes with an overhead console and trip computer as standard equipment, along with power exterior mirrors, cruise control and the like. Running boards, two-tone paint, and a garage door opener are among the options, as well as heated, reduced-glare mirrors.
'99 Chevy Astro LS owners say it is roomy, comfortable, and (per many reviews) very dependable. Some complain of many breakdowns, minor and major, even when the van has less than 50,000 miles on it.
AWD Passenger Van Extended
Original MSRP: $23,847
Adds to Passenger Van Extended:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Convenience Features Power steering
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Third Seat · Upholstery: cloth
Tires and Rims 15 Inch Wheels · Tire type
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Tinted
Price $23,847 MSRP
Body Style Van
Engine 4.3L 190 hp V6
Seating 8
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
18MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$23,847
Invoice$21,043

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
18MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsOptional
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--
StereoRadio

Engine

4.3L 190 hp V6
Power 190 hp @ 4,400 RPM
Torque 250 lb-ft @ 2,800 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating8 seats
Fuel Tank Volume25 gal
Front Legroom41.6 in
Back Legroom36.5 in
Wheelbase111.2 in
Length189.9 in
Width77.5 in
Height74.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume41.3 cu ft
Standard Payload1,667 lbs
Maximum Payload1,667 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity5,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity5,000 lbs
Chevrolet's 1999 Astro STD AWD (base model, all-wheel drive) is much the same as the RWD version of the same. Chevrolet introduced a new transfer case on its AWD 1999 Astros, which shif... Read More
Chevrolet's 1999 Astro STD AWD (base model, all-wheel drive) is much the same as the RWD version of the same. Chevrolet introduced a new transfer case on its AWD 1999 Astros, which shifted control from the rear wheels to the front
upon sensing tire slippage, thus improving driver control.
AWD Astros are always heavier than their two-wheel-drive counterparts, thus getting worse gas mileage. One owner review said that the AWD is reputed to be less reliable than RWD, and added, "My friend, who owns a 1999 AWD Astro, reports after driving mine that it handles much better on the road."
LS AWD Passenger Van Extended
Original MSRP: $24,570
1 national listing
Adds to Passenger Van Extended:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System Cassette · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Convenience Features Cruise control · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Roof Roof rack
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Third Seat · Upholstery: cloth
Security Power door locks
Tires and Rims 15 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: chrome
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass
Price $24,570 MSRP
Body Style Van
Engine 4.3L 190 hp V6
Seating 8
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
18MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$24,570
Invoice$20,023

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
18MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Optional
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player

Engine

4.3L 190 hp V6
Power 190 hp @ 4,400 RPM
Torque 250 lb-ft @ 2,800 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating8 seats
Fuel Tank Volume25 gal
Front Legroom41.6 in
Back Legroom36.5 in
Wheelbase111.2 in
Length189.9 in
Width77.5 in
Height74.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume170.4 cu ft
Standard Payload1,715 lbs
Maximum Payload1,667 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity5,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity5,000 lbs
The 1999 Chevrolet Astro LS AWD featured an improved all-wheel drive transfer case, which transferred power from the rear wheels to the front instantly upon sensing wheel slippage. ... Read More
The 1999 Chevrolet Astro LS AWD featured an improved
all-wheel drive transfer case, which transferred power from the rear wheels to the front instantly upon sensing wheel slippage.
Aside from the improved traction in snow or wet weather, and the weight and reduced towing capacity of the AWD, it is the same as its RWD counterpart. Owner reviews tend to echo those for the '99 Chevy Astro LS RWD.
LT Passenger Van Extended
Original MSRP: $25,863
Adds to Passenger Van Extended:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System Cassette · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Center Console · Cruise control · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Overhead console · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Driver Seat Power adjustments
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Roof Roof rack
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Third Seat · Upholstery: cloth
Security Power door locks
Tires and Rims 15 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass · Rear defogger
Price $25,863 MSRP
Body Style Van
Engine 4.3L 190 hp V6
Seating 8
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
18MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$25,863
Invoice$17,851

Transmission

Drivetrain RWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
18MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Optional
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player

Engine

4.3L 190 hp V6
Power 190 hp @ 4,400 RPM
Torque 250 lb-ft @ 2,800 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating8 seats
Fuel Tank Volume25 gal
Front Legroom41.6 in
Back Legroom36.5 in
Wheelbase111.2 in
Length189.9 in
Width77.5 in
Height74.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume170.4 cu ft
Standard Payload1,713 lbs
Maximum Payload1,764 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity5,500 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity5,500 lbs
The Chevrolet Astro LT, the Astro's luxury trim, got an upgraded automatic transmission (4-speed) in 1999. Also in 1999, Chevy Astro LT overhead consoles, complete with trip computers, ... Read More
The Chevrolet Astro LT, the Astro's luxury trim, got an upgraded automatic transmission (4-speed) in 1999. Also in 1999, Chevy Astro LT overhead consoles, complete with trip computers, were now standard. A roof rack, dual airbags, power exterior mirrors and driver's seat, and leather steering wheel trim were also among the standard equipment. For some reason, a rear-window defroster was also standard on the two-wheel drive LT, but optional on the AWD.
Options included a new exterior stripe design available in three colors; running boards; heated, reduced-glare side mirrors; chrome wheels; and a camper/towing package, to name a few.
Some owners love the 1999 Chevy Astro LT, and say it's comfortable, spacious, peppy, and dependable. Others say it spends way too much time (and money) in the shop for a host of problems (brakes, electrical system, etc.).
LT AWD Passenger Van Extended
Original MSRP: $28,163
Adds to Passenger Van Extended:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System Cassette · AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Power
Comfort Features Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cruise control · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · Overhead console · Power steering · Steering wheel: tilt-adjustable
Driver Seat Power adjustments
Lights Daytime running lights · Exterior entry lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power
Roof Roof rack
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Third Seat · Upholstery: cloth
Security Power door locks
Tires and Rims 15 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: alloy
Windows Front wipers: intermittent · Power windows · Privacy glass
Price $28,163 MSRP
Body Style Van
Engine 4.3L 190 hp V6
Seating 8
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
18MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$28,163
Invoice$20,023

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
18MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Optional
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, Cassette Player

Engine

4.3L 190 hp V6
Power 190 hp @ 4,400 RPM
Torque 250 lb-ft @ 2,800 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating8 seats
Fuel Tank Volume25 gal
Front Legroom41.6 in
Back Legroom36.5 in
Wheelbase111.2 in
Length189.9 in
Width77.5 in
Height74.9 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume170.4 cu ft
Standard Payload1,715 lbs
Maximum Payload1,667 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity5,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity5,000 lbs
Chevrolet redesigned its AWD transfer case for its 1999 Chevrolet Astros. The new system transfers power from the rear wheels to the front, improving traction and driver control, whenev... Read More
Chevrolet redesigned its AWD transfer case for its 1999 Chevrolet Astros. The new system transfers power from the rear wheels to the front, improving traction and driver control, whenever it senses wheel slippage.
The 1999 Chevy Astro LT AWD is almost identical to the Astro LT 2WD. For some reason, a rear window defroster was standard on the 2WD version but was an option on the LT AWD. The AWD handles snow and rough roads better than the 2WD, but is heavier, has less towing capacity, and gets poorer fuel economy than the 2WD.
Owners rave about the handling of the 1999 Chevrolet Astro LT AWD, as well as its comfort and roominess. However, many owners say it has its share of mechanical problems, including the brakes and electrical system.