Used 2005 Chevrolet Astro Cargo

Pros & Cons

  • Big-van capacity in a small-van package, available all-wheel drive, high towing ability.
  • Engineered in the early '80s, iffy crash test scores, cramped front footwells.
List Price Estimate
$3,890 - $6,099

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Edmunds' Expert Review

If you need a small utility van that's tough enough to handle day after day on the job site, the Astro is about the only game in town.

2005 Highlights

No major changes for the Astro Cargo Van this year.


Overallundefined / 5

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2005 Chevrolet Astro Cargo.

Average user rating: 5.0 stars
2 total reviews
5 star reviews: 100%
4 star reviews: 0%
3 star reviews: 0%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 0%

Trending topics in reviews

  • fuel efficiency
  • wheels & tires

Most helpful consumer reviews

5/5 stars, best van on the road
Rwd 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A)
This is the best van on the road by far better than any other ... Gas mileage can be increased by opting for a K&N air filter .. Replace the 3 1/2 foot muffer with a new modern version and really increase you gas mileage. Keep the motor tuned up and use the long lasting uridium plugs in it .. Move to a 225 16 inch wheel instead of a 215 and go with Michelin xd2's .. Best move I ever made ..
4.75/5 stars, Pays it's own way
Rwd 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A)
This is the third Astro cargo van I've owned. The previous two Astro's I had were work horses that paid their own way. No major mechanical problems, just normal maintenance expense.

Features & Specs

MPG & Fuel
15 City / 20 Hwy / 17 Combined
Fuel Tank Capacity: 27 gal. capacity
2 seats
Type: rear wheel drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
V6 cylinder
Horsepower: 190 hp @ 4400 rpm
Torque: 250 lb-ft @ 2800 rpm
Basic Warranty
3 yr./ 36000 mi.
Length: 189.8 in. / Height: 75.0 in. / Width: 77.5 in.
Curb Weight: 3953 lbs.
Cargo Capacity, All Seats In Place: 170.4 cu.ft.


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Driver3 / 5
Passenger4 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Side Barrier RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
DriverNot Rated
PassengerNot Rated
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front SeatNot Rated
Back SeatNot Rated
Rollover3 / 5
Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating

The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

Side Impact TestNot Tested
Roof Strength TestNot Tested
Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test


Is the Chevrolet Astro Cargo a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2005 Astro Cargo both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Chevrolet Astro Cargo fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Astro Cargo gets an EPA-estimated 15 mpg to 17 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Astro Cargo has 170.4 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Chevrolet Astro Cargo. Learn more

Is the Chevrolet Astro Cargo reliable?

To determine whether the Chevrolet Astro Cargo is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Astro Cargo. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Astro Cargo's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2005 Chevrolet Astro Cargo a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2005 Chevrolet Astro Cargo is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2005 Astro Cargo is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2005 Chevrolet Astro Cargo?

The least-expensive 2005 Chevrolet Astro Cargo is the 2005 Chevrolet Astro Cargo Rwd 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $22,930.

Other versions include:

  • Rwd 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $22,930
  • AWD 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $25,430
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What are the different models of Chevrolet Astro Cargo?

If you're interested in the Chevrolet Astro Cargo, the next question is, which Astro Cargo model is right for you? Astro Cargo variants include Rwd 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A), and AWD 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A). For a full list of Astro Cargo models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

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Used 2005 Chevrolet Astro Cargo Overview

The Used 2005 Chevrolet Astro Cargo is offered in the following submodels: Astro Cargo Minivan. Available styles include Rwd 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A), and AWD 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A). The Used 2005 Chevrolet Astro Cargo comes with rear wheel drive, and all wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 4-speed automatic. The Used 2005 Chevrolet Astro Cargo comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What do people think of the 2005 Chevrolet Astro Cargo?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the Used 2005 Chevrolet Astro Cargo and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the Used 2005 Astro Cargo 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the Used 2005 Astro Cargo.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2005 Chevrolet Astro Cargo and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2005 Astro Cargo featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

Our Review Process

This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

What's a good price for a New Used 2005 Chevrolet Astro Cargo?

Used 2005 Chevrolet Astro Cargo Rwd 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A)

The Used 2005 Chevrolet Astro Cargo Rwd 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $23,670. The average price paid for a new Used 2005 Chevrolet Astro Cargo Rwd 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A) is trending $20,750 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $20,750 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $2,920.

The average savings for the Used 2005 Chevrolet Astro Cargo Rwd 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A) is 87.7% below the MSRP.

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What is the MPG of a 2005 Chevrolet Astro Cargo?

2005 Chevrolet Astro Cargo Rwd 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A), 4-speed automatic, regular unleaded
17 compined MPG,
15 city MPG/20 highway MPG

2005 Chevrolet Astro Cargo AWD 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A), 4-speed automatic, regular unleaded
15 compined MPG,
14 city MPG/18 highway MPG

EPA Est. MPG17
Transmission4-speed automatic
Drive Trainrear wheel drive
Displacement4.3 L
Passenger VolumeN/A
Wheelbase111.2 in.
Length189.8 in.
Width77.5 in.
Height75.0 in.
Curb Weight3953 lbs.

Should I lease or buy a 2005 Chevrolet Astro Cargo?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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