Used 2005 Chevrolet Venture

2005 Chevrolet Venture
List Price Estimate
$2,075 - $3,134

Pros & Cons

  • Carlike ride and handling, power-sliding doors, eight-passenger seating option, available DVD entertainment system.
  • Flimsy modular seats, poor interior fit and finish, ABS not standard, coarse engine character, mixed crash test results.
Chevrolet Venture years

Edmunds' Expert Review

Not terribly refined, but loaded with value, the Chevy Venture is a solid minivan if you don't need all the latest features and gadgets.

2005 Highlights

The regular wheelbase and all-wheel-drive Ventures are history, leaving the extended-length front-wheel-drive model as the sole option.


Overallundefined / 5

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2005 Chevrolet Venture.

5 star reviews: 44%
4 star reviews: 36%
3 star reviews: 8%
2 star reviews: 8%
1 star reviews: 4%
Average user rating: 4.1 stars based on 25 total reviews

Trending topics in reviews

  • comfort
  • interior
  • spaciousness
  • fuel efficiency
  • value
  • appearance
  • infotainment system
  • doors
  • maintenance & parts
  • road noise
  • lights
  • climate control
  • sound system
  • engine
  • cup holders
  • brakes
  • ride quality
  • warranty
  • transmission
  • seats
  • dashboard
  • reliability & manufacturing quality
  • safety
  • handling & steering

Most helpful consumer reviews

3.5 out of 5 stars, 2005 Venture

We were in a rollover accident with our Chevy Venture. The van rolled over 4 times according to witnesses, and my 2 children and I walked away from the accident. You could see the obvious crumple zones, and while I did hit my head on the roof, it did not cave in at all. Instead it bowed out like a cone, like it was supposed to. I was very happy with the crash performance, and while I don't plan to get hit again like that (!), we did go out and buy another new Chevy Venture to replace the totalled one.

3.875 out of 5 stars, Nice family van -- so issues

Got my van in Dec. 2009. I travel 12 miles on mostly a hilly expressway and get between 25 -26.5 per trip. Problems I've had are the horn stops working because of a fuse. I replace it and then 2 months later it blows again. Also I wanted to get bucket seats for the middle row but Chevy changed the seat design on the 2005. As a result you can only interchange these seats with another 2005 and they are IMPOSSIBLE to find. I've been trying for over a year. I have a side and middle seat and they are not comfortable on long trip. But I am happy with the van, rights nice, rattles a little but no major problems after 143,000 miles. I would buy another Venture only with bucket seats.

2.75 out of 5 stars, Bland/Average Van

Average van, bland styling, brakes are weak,no storage pockets on the back of the front cap't seats,only one power sliding door,noisy cabin,no cassette player, not enough cup holders for middle row,DVD hard to reach/see when cup holders are being used,rear wiper streaks/doesn't work in cold weather. I thought I would get better gas milliage with such a small V6 engine. All in all this van is O.K, not bad, not impressive, just average.If you don't want to spend a lot of money on an import, this van would be a good deal.

4.25 out of 5 stars, Happy to be in the 2000'S Vehicles
E. Georgia Fox,

I recently owned a 96 Ford Explorer 4 WD and wanted to upgrade my vehicle. I wanted a van and checked out our local car dealer for the first time. He gave me a good deal on my Ford and introduced me to a Venture Van! I loved it the minute I seen it, took it for a drive. I am a person who prays for guidance, pray for safe trip in the 4 directions while I drive and pray for my vehicle, that it runs good and takes me where I need to go! Today, I just purchased a used one! I still cannot believe I am driving a vehicle in the 2000's catagory! I am a person who buys what I can afford. I don't want car payments, as long as it runs good for me. I am blessed and thankful.

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Features & Specs

LS Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan features & specs
LS Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan
3.4L 6cyl 4A
MPG 17 city / 24 hwy
Seats 7
4-speed automatic
185 hp @ 5200 rpm

Plus Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan features & specs
Plus Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan
3.4L 6cyl 4A
MPG 17 city / 24 hwy
Seats 7
4-speed automatic
185 hp @ 5200 rpm

LT Entertainer Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan features & specs
LT Entertainer Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan
3.4L 6cyl 4A
MPG 17 city / 24 hwy
Seats 7
4-speed automatic
185 hp @ 5200 rpm

Cargo Van Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan features & specs
Cargo Van Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan
3.4L 6cyl 4A
MPG 17 city / 24 hwy
Seats 3
4-speed automatic
185 hp @ 5200 rpm

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NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Driver4 / 5
Passenger4 / 5
Side Crash RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Side Barrier RatingRating
OverallNot Rated
Driver5 / 5
Passenger4 / 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 RestraintNot Tested
IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
Moderate Overlap Front Test


Is the Chevrolet Venture a good car?
The Edmunds experts tested the 2005 Venture both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Chevrolet Venture fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Venture gets an EPA-estimated 19 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that carrying capacity for the Venture ranges from 140.7 to 31.5 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 Venture. Learn more
Is the Chevrolet Venture reliable?
To determine whether the Chevrolet Venture is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Venture. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Venture's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more
Is the 2005 Chevrolet Venture a good car?
There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2005 Chevrolet Venture is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2005 Venture 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 Venture?

The least-expensive 2005 Chevrolet Venture is the 2005 Chevrolet Venture Cargo Van Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $23,165.

Other versions include:

  • LS Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $26,835
  • Plus Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $23,365
  • LT Entertainer Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $30,760
  • Cargo Van Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $23,165
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What are the different models of Chevrolet Venture?
If you're interested in the Chevrolet Venture, the next question is, which Venture model is right for you? Venture variants include LS Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A), Plus Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A), LT Entertainer Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A), and Cargo Van Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A). For a full list of Venture models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2005 Chevrolet Venture

Used 2005 Chevrolet Venture Overview

The Used 2005 Chevrolet Venture is offered in the following submodels: Venture Minivan. Available styles include LS Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A), Plus Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A), LT Entertainer Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A), and Cargo Van Fwd 4dr Ext Minivan (3.4L 6cyl 4A).

What do people think of the 2005 Chevrolet Venture?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2005 Chevrolet Venture and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2005 Venture 4.1 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 Venture.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

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

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Should I lease or buy a 2005 Chevrolet Venture?

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