Used 2005 Chevrolet Astro

2005 Chevrolet Astro
List Price Estimate
$2,299 - $3,472

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.
Chevrolet Astro years

Edmunds' Expert Review

Other than its ability to mimic an SUV in terms of towing ability and cargo space, there's not much about the Astro van that makes it a viable choice over its numerous competitors.

2005 Highlights

No significant changes for the Astro this year.


Overallundefined / 5

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2005 Chevrolet Astro.

5 star reviews: 78%
4 star reviews: 22%
3 star reviews: 0%
2 star reviews: 0%
1 star reviews: 0%
Average user rating: 4.8 stars based on 18 total reviews

Trending topics in reviews

  • comfort
  • reliability & manufacturing quality
  • interior
  • handling & steering
  • spaciousness
  • seats
  • fuel efficiency
  • towing
  • brakes
  • road noise
  • climate control
  • ride quality
  • appearance
  • driving experience
  • warranty
  • wheels & tires
  • maintenance & parts
  • engine
  • transmission
  • doors
  • off-roading
  • value

Most helpful consumer reviews

4.125 out of 5 stars, Does Well for what it was designed for

Okay, so I have only had this van for a few months, but I have had experience with other Astros, as well as other brands for comparision. For what the Astro was designed for it does it well. It's not overly stylish, but it is very funtional. Has adequate power delivery, although not refined. Handles like a van, not a BMW. Rides like a truck, not a Buick, but it will haul people and trailers. It will also get decent fuel mileage. Makes a great work truck and can take the abush and punish usually associated with work trucks.

5 out of 5 stars, Chevy Astro Van is awesome!
Rwd 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A)

Bought my 2005 Astro cargo van years ago, it now has almost 200,000 miles on it and it's still going strong. This van handles the road excellently, anti-lock brakes are very quick to respond and it will stop on a dime! It's braking power has rescued me several times now. It has handled great in all weather conditions, rain/snow/sleet. Love the roomy cargo space, it never lets me down when I need to haul a load. Bucket seats are very comfortable, but I wish the instruments were in easier reach. Overall my Astro has been a a very reliable and strong little powerhouse.

4.875 out of 5 stars, Only one with a full frame

Long term experience very good. Holds up very well. Built like a tank. Has steel reinforcement behind plastic bumpers. Only item replaced: Alternator.

4.875 out of 5 stars, Second Astro Owned

This is my second Astro. The first I drove 230,000 miles with little maintenance. This is longer but handles nicely I put Mogg idler arms on the 1991 that greatly improved the steering and handling. I plan to do it on the 2005 in a year or so. I now have 40000 miles on the 2005. I drive these vans from SC to Yellowstone Natl. Park and on to Phoenix and back. I pull a midsized bass boat for short 20 or 50 trips. We especially like the fold down bench seats for the second and third row seats. We throw coats and etc. over the first folded down bench. I have driven Toyota vans but this Astro will outdrive it hands down with a lot of hauling space.

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Features & Specs

Rwd 3dr Minivan features & specs
Rwd 3dr Minivan
4.3L 6cyl 4A
MPG 14 city / 20 hwy
Seats 8
4-speed automatic
190 hp @ 4400 rpm

AWD 3dr Minivan features & specs
AWD 3dr Minivan
4.3L 6cyl 4A
MPG 12 city / 16 hwy
Seats 8
4-speed automatic
190 hp @ 4400 rpm

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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
Driver5 / 5
Passenger5 / 5
Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
Front SeatNot Rated
Back SeatNot Rated
RolloverNot Rated
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 a good car?
The Edmunds experts tested the 2005 Astro both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Chevrolet Astro fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Astro gets an EPA-estimated 14 mpg to 16 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 has 41.3 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. Learn more
Is the Chevrolet Astro reliable?
To determine whether the Chevrolet Astro is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Astro. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Astro's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more
Is the 2005 Chevrolet Astro a good car?
There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2005 Chevrolet Astro is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2005 Astro 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?

The least-expensive 2005 Chevrolet Astro is the 2005 Chevrolet Astro Rwd 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $24,430.

Other versions include:

  • Rwd 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $24,430
  • AWD 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $26,430
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What are the different models of Chevrolet Astro?
If you're interested in the Chevrolet Astro, the next question is, which Astro model is right for you? Astro variants include Rwd 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A), and AWD 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A). For a full list of Astro models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2005 Chevrolet Astro

Used 2005 Chevrolet Astro Overview

The Used 2005 Chevrolet Astro is offered in the following submodels: Astro Minivan. Available styles include Rwd 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A), and AWD 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A).

What do people think of the 2005 Chevrolet Astro?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2005 Chevrolet Astro and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2005 Astro 4.8 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 2005 Astro.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2005 Chevrolet Astro and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2005 Astro 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.

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Should I lease or buy a 2005 Chevrolet Astro?

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