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2005 Chevrolet Uplander Minivan

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Chevrolet Uplander Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.5 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 200 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/21 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2005 Chevrolet Uplander

  • Although the Uplander features a slick interior and distinctive styling, it doesn't have the on-road finesse of its minivan competitors.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Smooth ride and handling, lots of nifty interior storage spaces, innovative multimedia storage system, available all-wheel-drive.

  • Cons

    Engine power and refinement not up to class leaders, no side curtain airbags.

  • What's New for 2005

    The Uplander is an all-new "crossover sport van" that has roots in the Chevrolet Venture minivan.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


4 of 5 people found this review helpful

Worst vehicle i've ever owned

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Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Uplander LT AWD 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

Having driven Chevy’s my entire life, it’s safe to say I’ll never own another after this experience. I’m convinced that anyone who has anything positive to say regarding this vehicle must be a representative of GM. I have countless small complaints (doors not working properly, door panel coming off, dvd not working etc) but I’ll stick with the major issues. At 40,000, the engine blew because the timing belt sprocket came off the crank shaft - $6000. Last week the driveshaft literally fell out of the transmission - $1100. These problems are unheard of for a vehicle with less than 50,000 miles. Mind you, this vehicle is used primarily by my wife for trips to the grocery store, not offroading.




Buyers beware!

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Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Uplander LT AWD 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

Buyer's beware! I brought this fairly new, only 37000 miles on it. The gas gauge never works, the car only starts when it wants to, the rear passenger door tries to open when you are driving and won't close when you want it to, the radio controls are hit or miss, oh yeah and my transmission went at 45,000 miles! I am stuck with this heap and the Subaru dealer that sold it to me told me I should have bought a Subaru. I am a Nissan girl and will get rid of this as soon as I can! Don't buy this unless you like being stranded!




High upkeep costs

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Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Uplander LT AWD 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

This is my 3rd Chev. minivan & 5th new Gm vehicle purchased--and last. The mileage is good--21-27mpg--but the seats are uncomfortable & the center folding console is useless. DVD is nice. Brakes & rotor need replacing ever 6 months. I've had to replace both wheelbearings & front stabilizer arms & 4 new tires, & I never drive on gravel or inner city. I want my Lumina van back, they have gone downhill in quality ever since & the company doesn't care.




Worst car i ever owned.

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Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Uplander LT AWD 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

This car is the biggest piece of junk GM ever made. In the 1.5 years I owned it it has had 8 things wrong with it. The dealer had to turn 3 rotors because they were warped. Then the had to replace the front rotors again because they warped again. They had to replace the rear hatch struts since the door would not stay open. They had to replace the radio since the volume control on the steering wheel would jump two to three positions up or down. The dealer had to replace the altenator because the lights would randomly get brighter and darker. The car randomly stalls, dealer doesn't find anything wrong. The DVD player skips on any DVD, new or old. Dealer can't find out what is wrong.




Wish for better mileage

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Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Uplander LT AWD 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

Overall I am satisfied with the Uplander. I have had the exterior molding rust (its plastic.. go figure) The miles per gallon was rated at 19/26 and I get no where near that. Definitely a gas guzzler. Very disappointed with the mileage. Comfortable, the heated seats are great for someone with back problems. Husband is diabled and is easy to get in and out of the car for him. The rear seats are hard to put in the upright position. One thing that I would fix is that is nearly impossible to see to the rear passenger side to look for oncoming traffic with the seat in the upright position.




Mel uplander

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Vehicle: 2005 Chevrolet Uplander LT AWD 4dr Minivan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)

Went to buy a Suburban and saw this . Had more usable room and priced much lower. So far runs great and handles very good.



Full 2005 Chevrolet Uplander Review

What's New for 2005

The Uplander is an all-new "crossover sport van" that has roots in the Chevrolet Venture minivan.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
/
  • 21
  • highway
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