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Body style: Van
Segment: Medium SUV

Part SUV and part minivan, the Uplander was a special cross-over vehicle that mixed a 4x4 with an MPV.

The result was a good recreational vehicle equipped with ah option for an all-wheel-drive system.

The Uplander was not the most successful story in GM history. It lived for only three years and despite its good intentions, it was sold in a very small number when compared with the high hopes of its parents.

For the Uplander, GM used an evolution of the U-body platform. It was the same used for the Pontiac Aztek which, surprisingly, was sold in higher numbers than the Uplander. It featured a simple, somehow dull, exterior appearance, with a classic MPV styling and sliding doors in the rear. The big tailgate in the back could have been used as an umbrella since it was big enough to host a small gathering underneath.

Inside, the Uplander was available with up to seven seats. The rear bench could have been split into 60/40 ratios and extend the trunk space or use it as a tent. The dashboard was inspired by a regular sedan, with a rounded instrument cluster and four dials inside. The steering-column mounted gear-selector allowed free passage from left to right, with the seats moved back.

The Uplander was offered with a choice of two V6 engines mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission. For a 2005 model-year vehicle, that was outdated. There was a so-called “Hybrid” version, which could have run with both gasoline and ethanol. It wasn't a true, electric-gasoline hybrid. The all-wheel-drive traction system was offered only in 2005 and 2006.

CHEVROLET Uplander 2004 - 2009 7 Photos
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CHEVROLET Uplander 2004 - 2009
  2 gasoline engines
  • 3.5L V6 4AT (203 HP)
  • 3.9L V6 4AT (243 HP)
  1 hybrid engine
  • 3.9L FlexFuel V6 4AT (243 HP)

CHEVROLET Uplander 3.5L V6 4AT (203 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.5L V6 4AT (203 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
3498 cm3
Power
149 KW @ 5200 RPM
203 HP @ 5200 RPM
200 BHP @ 5200 RPM
Torque
220 lb-ft @ 4400 RPM
298 Nm @ 4400 RPM
Fuel System
Electronic Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
25.1 gallons (95.0 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/60 R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
204.4 in (5192 mm)
Width
72 in (1829 mm)
Height
72 in (1829 mm)
Front/rear Track
62.4/62.9 in (1,585/1,598 mm)
Wheelbase
121.1 in (3076 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.7 in (170 mm)
Cargo Volume
135.3 cuFT (3831 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4464.4 lbs (2025 kg)

CHEVROLET Uplander 3.9L V6 4AT (243 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.9L V6 4AT (243 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
3880 cm3
Power
179 KW @ 6000 RPM
243 HP @ 6000 RPM
240 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
240 lb-ft @ 4800 RPM
325 Nm @ 4800 RPM
Fuel System
Electronic Injection
Fuel
Gasoline
Fuel capacity
25.1 gallons (95.0 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/60 R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
204.4 in (5192 mm)
Width
72 in (1829 mm)
Height
72 in (1829 mm)
Front/rear Track
62.4/62.9 in (1,585/1,598 mm)
Wheelbase
121.1 in (3076 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.7 in (170 mm)
Cargo Volume
135.3 cuFT (3831 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4085.9 lbs (1853 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
17 mpg US (13.8 L/100Km)
Highway
25 mpg US (9.4 L/100Km)
Combined
21 mpg US (11.2 L/100Km)

CHEVROLET Uplander 3.9L FlexFuel V6 4AT (243 HP)

ENGINE SPECS  –  3.9L FlexFuel V6 4AT (243 HP)
Cylinders
V6
Displacement
3880 cm3
Power
179 KW @ 6000 RPM
243 HP @ 6000 RPM
240 BHP @ 6000 RPM
Torque
240 lb-ft @ 4800 RPM
325 Nm @ 4800 RPM
Fuel System
Electronic Injection
Fuel
Hybrid
Fuel capacity
25.1 gallons (95.0 L)
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Front Wheel Drive
Gearbox
4-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated Discs
Rear
Discs
TIRES SPECS
Tire Size
225/60 R17
DIMENSIONS
Length
204.4 in (5192 mm)
Width
72 in (1829 mm)
Height
72 in (1829 mm)
Front/rear Track
62.4/62.9 in (1,585/1,598 mm)
Wheelbase
121.1 in (3076 mm)
Ground Clearance
6.7 in (170 mm)
Cargo Volume
135.3 cuFT (3831 L)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
4085.9 lbs (1853 kg)
FUEL ECONOMY (NEDC)
City
17 mpg US (13.8 L/100Km)
Highway
25 mpg US (9.4 L/100Km)
Combined
21 mpg US (11.2 L/100Km)
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