1996 Chevrolet Lumina Minivan Review | Edmunds.com

1996 Chevrolet Lumina Minivan

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Chevrolet Lumina Minivan Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.4 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 180 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1996 Chevrolet Lumina Minivan

  • Safety
  • Pros

  • Cons

  • What's New for 1996

    Last year for this van. A 3.4-liter V6 good for 180 horsepower replaces standard and optional V6 engines from last year. Air conditioning, seven-passenger seating and an electronically controlled four-speed automatic transmission are standard.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
/
  • 24
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Durable van

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Vehicle: 1996 Chevrolet Lumina Minivan 3dr Minivan

I purchased this van in 2001 with only 50000 km on it. I have put another 160000 on it since then. We have used it as a daily commuter, vacationing vehicle and transport vehicle to help friends and family move. It has seen its share of use and abuse. I have been diligent with regular maintenance, and for the first 207000 km I have had no problems with the motor or transmission. Just recently at 208000 km the intake manifold gasket has started to leak. Over the years I have replaced the water pump, fuel pump, wiper motor, interior fan motor, and driver's seat cushion/chasis. Breaks and tires are the only other things that I have had to dump money into, but hey, nothing lasts forever!



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Best car i ever owned

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Vehicle: 1996 Chevrolet Lumina Minivan 3dr Minivan

I have owned this mini van since it was new. I am currently considering a new vehicle. I am researching the same car. This car has done everything I have asked of it and then some. It is an extremely versitile vehicle, from hauling 7 people to piles of lumber with seats removed. This car has never left me stranded and the only reason I am considering a new one is mileage.




Very glad i bought my

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Vehicle: 1996 Chevrolet Lumina Minivan 3dr Minivan

5 years ago I saw a 96 Lumina Mini- van.Dark red with the ground effects package. Checked it out and test drove it. I was amazed at the power it had.I think the v6 is 190 hp or so,and it only weighs 3300lbs. It only gets 17mpg around town but I get 25mpg on the highway,with a best of 27.I have driven to Colorado a number of times,with trips to Las Vegas,Phoenix and even a 24 hour drive to Miami and 24 hours back. I drove Phoenix to Albequerque on 1 tank of gas and made it home on 1.That was 1000 miles with one stop! Never had any mech. problems or breakdowns.




Short-lived engine

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Vehicle: 1996 Chevrolet Lumina Minivan 3dr Minivan

I loved this van, but the temperature gauge started going up, so I brought it to a reputable garage, and they told me there were metal filings and antifreeze in the oil and that it needed a new engine. It only had 117,000 miles on it. Because of the design, which makes access to the engine very difficult, it would cost $3000 to repair.



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Excellent van

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Vehicle: 1996 Chevrolet Lumina Minivan 3dr Minivan

This van is an all around great family van!




Good reliable car

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Vehicle: 1996 Chevrolet Lumina Minivan 3dr Minivan

We bought the car used. No major problems with it. Runs good.



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Full 1996 Chevrolet Lumina Minivan Review

What's New for 1996

Last year for this van. A 3.4-liter V6 good for 180 horsepower replaces standard and optional V6 engines from last year. Air conditioning, seven-passenger seating and an electronically controlled four-speed automatic transmission are standard.

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