2007 Chevrolet Uplander

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$20,205

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2007 Chevrolet Uplander

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Passenger space
  • Cargo capacity
  • Sliding side doors
  • Optional PhatNoise system

The bad:

  • AWD system no longer available
  • No side curtain airbags

3 trims

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Notable features

  • SUV-like styling cues
  • Standard 3.9-liter V-6
  • Standard electronic stability system

2007 Chevrolet Uplander review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
Chevrolet’s Uplander minivan receives some significant equipment revisions for 2007. The Uplander’s previously optional 240-horsepower, 3.9-liter V-6 is now standard — a much-needed provision, considering most competitors outgunned the Uplander’s previous 200-hp V-6. An electronic stability system is now also standard, but the Uplander’s previous all-wheel-drive option has been discontinued.

Like other General Motors vans that debuted in 2005, Chevrolet bills the Uplander as a crossover sport van. Though it has sport utility vehicle styling cues — with a seven-passenger seating capacity, a low step-in height and sliding side doors — the Uplander isn’t far removed from the minivans that GM has offered for years, but the company hopes to avoid the minivan’s tame image.

The Uplander is related to the Buick Terraza, Pontiac Montana SV6 and Saturn Relay. A cargo van is also offered.

Chevrolet offers an optional backseat entertainment system. Known as Mobile Digital Media Powered by PhatNoise, the system can store hours of music or movies on a wallet-size 40-gigabyte hard-drive cartridge.

Dealers can install a Sit-N-Lift power seat that rotates and extends outward, operating via a hand-held remote control.

Exterior
The Uplander’s squared-off front fascia features a large grille with a horizontal band. Chrome accents are used on the grille. Chevrolet says special exterior moldings enhance the Uplander’s “SUV-like character.”

Wide, prominent C-pillars are exposed, which is considered another SUV styling cue. The wheels measure 17 inches in diameter, and the optional roof rack has satin-finished side rails. Automatic rear load-leveling shock absorbers are installed. Riding a 121.1-inch wheelbase, the Uplander is 204 inches long overall and 72 inches tall.

Interior
Seven occupants fit inside the Uplander, which features three rows of seats. The second- and third-row seats can be folded and removed. Bucket seats are standard in the second row, while larger captain’s chairs with integrated armrests are optional. A second-row bench seat is not available. Uplevel models feature leather upholstery, and heated cushions are optional.

The Uplander also features a flexible rear cargo system that has three dividers. When the third-row bench seat is folded, the seat and storage system line up to create a level load floor. Total cargo volume is 136.5 cubic feet with the second- and third-row seats folded and 26.9 cubic feet with all the seats up. The rear bench is split 50/50 and covered in soft vinyl.

Foldable convenience trays sit between the first- and second-row seats. An overhead rail system contains integrated audio and climate controls, lighting and the backseat entertainment system. Entertainment options include a DVD system and XM Satellite Radio.

Under the Hood
A 3.9-liter V-6 generates 240 hp and 240 pounds-feet of torque. It teams with a four-speed automatic transmission. Later on in the year, E85-compatible versions of the engine will be available.

Safety
All-disc antilock brakes and daytime running lamps are standard, as is an electronic stability system. Optional side-impact airbags are installed in the first- and second-row chairs, but three-row side curtain airbags are not available.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 3.9
  • Interior design 3.8
  • Performance 4.1
  • Value for the money 3.9
  • Exterior styling 4.2
  • Reliability 3.7

Most recent consumer reviews

4.0

Value alternative to the "best" minivans

We bought our '07 LS used in 10/2007; now has 237000 miles on it. Has had an AC compressor (228000 mi), transmission (189000 mi), fuel pump (165000 mi), radiator (162000 mi), and front wheel bearings (115000 mi). It's roomy (I'm 6'3"), and performs reasonably well. Despite all the room for cargo, one minor disappointment is the inability to place a 4' x 8' sheet of plywood behind the first row because there are only 93" on the floor with the rear door closed. It has hauled practically everything else though; we added an eighth seat (only works without captain's chairs on second row) to carry one more passenger and have carried car parts, furniture, appliances, building supplies, etc. in it without seats and the second row console (aftermarket accessory) installed. In addition, it's towed a lot, including a 4700 pound trailer, so it's worked very hard for us. I buy vehicles to keep, so resale value isn't a concern for me, and since I do my own maintenance and repairs this was a no-brainer - especially since it's much less expensive to purchase than the others. When I finally am ready for something else, I'll do as I always have - give it to someone who needs transportation since I've gotten my money's worth from it. If you're not like-minded another van may suit you better.

2.3

Breaks down constantly

I've had this car since 2014. It has cost me an additional $5,000+ in repairs. There's a "brain" in the transmission that goes bad. The gas gauge is very unreliable, never be under 1/4 tank. Now it's got electrical issues, killing the battery repeatedly and blowing blinker bulbs. We've replaced so much. I'm getting ready to get a new car before I've got another $1,000 bill to pay.

3.9

decent van, good mileage, many repairs

This was great for my needs and has been reasonably affordable. more repairs than I wanted but I hope to get 250k miles in it. very comgortable and nice electrics, auto lights etc

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Chevrolet
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)
Powertrain
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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