1997 Chevrolet Astro Minivan Review | Edmunds.com

1997 Chevrolet Astro Minivan

We didn't find any results. You can try changing your zip code, or check another model year.

We found matches for you!

Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
ADVERTISEMENT
Chevrolet Astro Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.3 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 190 hp @ 4400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/20 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Chevrolet Astro

  • Info is not yet available.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Big inside but small outside, torquey V-6 engine, dual airbags, standard ABS, all-wheel drive

  • Cons

    Fuel economy, aging design, intrusive engine cover

  • What's New for 1997

    Daytime running lights debut, and LT models can be equipped with leather upholstery. Also optional this year is a HomeLink three-channel transmitter. Delayed entry-exit lighting is now standard on all Astro passenger vans. Transmission refinements mean smoother shifts, and electronic variable orifice steering eases steering effort at low speeds.

ADVERTISEMENT
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
/
  • 20
  • highway
Calculate Yearly Fuel Costs
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


1 of 1 people found this review helpful

What's not to like

by on
Vehicle: 1997 Chevrolet Astro LT 3dr Minivan

Of course, there are those who think every vehicle should be custom built to do everything they personally want. They want 50 mpg and capacity to haul the biggest load imaginable. Very good van - built on a truck chassis and the engine has plenty of power to tow a good sized trailer (5,500 lbs). Lots of driver and passenger comforts-armrests, etc. Easy to drive even when towing a big load. It's not a Ford F-350 so don't expect that! Great van, bigger than a mini-van and a lot better.




A great vehicle

by on
Vehicle: 1997 Chevrolet Astro LT 3dr Minivan

This van is a truck, not a car, and has the good and bad points of a truck. As a box on wheels, it is great. It hauls lots of people or stuff and tows a heavy trailer. It is nimble in parking lots and comfortable on the highway. It gets 20 mpg at interstate speeds. It is roomy when compared to other minivans and "big" vehicles like Suburbans. I have put 141,000 miles on my 1986 Astro and 147,000 on my 1997. Both have needed transmission and air conditioner rebuild around 90,000 miles. Otherwise, trouble-free. My '97 looks like new and everything works. This van is unique in size and capability. GM should have updated the Astro instead of discontinuing it.




Totally satisfied with this van!

by on
Vehicle: 1997 Chevrolet Astro LT 3dr Minivan

I put the miles on per year and this van keeps up with them have had no major problems .....power window on drivers side.yes but have found that to be a weakness with chevy's.....mine has 142,000 miles and runs like a clock..if I didn't need more room for my business , would definately get another..will be sad to retire this one.




A real lemon but love

by on
Vehicle: 1997 Chevrolet Astro LT 3dr Minivan

EVERYTHING has been replaced early and often. Maintained by the book at dealership. My 3rd Astro and will likely get another. This must be a lemon but I love it anyway. It's cost a fortune to repair but had extended warranty for alot of the repairs. But can't seem to get out of the dealership for less than $600 a pop. But it's the perfect sized van for my needs! Just wish it was more reliable. Do wish they had a 4th door though.




Piece of junk

by on
Vehicle: 1997 Chevrolet Astro LT 3dr Minivan

Replaced power window motor three time,windshield wiper motor,intake gasket,rear air conditioning hose,fuel gauge sender,cruise control cable and its had a steady miss in overdrive that they never could fix.




97 astro

by on
Vehicle: 1997 Chevrolet Astro LT 3dr Minivan

The Astro has been a good family van. It is big, boxie, and rides like a truck but that is a trade off that is OK with us. We feel safe, have a good view from all of the seats, and have plenty of room for the kids. Have only replaced the alternator and battery. Make sure the doors are closed, with all the interior lights it does not take long to run the battery down. This is more like a truck than a car, but is holding-up better than the smaller mini-vans. We have 60+k after five years and plan on it lasting another five years well past 100k.



ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Full 1997 Chevrolet Astro Review

What's New for 1997

Daytime running lights debut, and LT models can be equipped with leather upholstery. Also optional this year is a HomeLink three-channel transmitter. Delayed entry-exit lighting is now standard on all Astro passenger vans. Transmission refinements mean smoother shifts, and electronic variable orifice steering eases steering effort at low speeds.

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Talk About The 1997 Astro

1997 Chevrolet Astro Discussions See all Started By

cartrouble10
cartrouble10
04-26-2007
My 1997 Astro Van has a problem with the drivers side power window. It used to go up only 2" at a time, not it takes hours to get the window up once it's down. I need to replace the power windo...


jkumpire24
jkumpire24
10-30-2010
I own a 1997 Chevy Astro conversion van with 185,500 miles on it....


moe15
moe15
06-03-2006
I have a seven pin conecton for my trailer and would like to wire my Atro 1997 to pull it. Where can I get step by step instruction to do the wireing install my self...



ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific