2008 Chevrolet Uplander

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Key Specs

of the 2008 Chevrolet Uplander. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Passenger space
  • Cargo capacity
  • Sliding side doors

The Bad

  • No AWD
  • No side curtain airbags

Notable Features of the 2008 Chevrolet Uplander

  • Electronic stability system
  • Satellite radio
  • Regular- and extended-length models
  • SUV-like styling cues
  • 3.9-liter V-6

2008 Chevrolet Uplander Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview
Chevrolet's Uplander minivan receives some minor equipment revisions for 2008, including the addition of standard XM Satellite Radio and an auxiliary input jack for MP3 players. The Uplander is in the same market segment as the Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna and Chrysler Town & Country.

Chevrolet bills the Uplander as a crossover sport van. Though it has sport utility vehicle styling cues, its seven-passenger seating capacity, low step-in height and sliding side doors mean it isn't far removed from the minivans that GM has offered for years. The company hopes to avoid the minivan's tame image, though. The Uplander is available in regular- and extended-wheelbase models, as well as a cargo van.

The Uplander's DVD entertainment system with a flip-down screen for rear passengers has a larger screen for 2008, now measuring 8 inches. The rear entertainment package is standard on LT models and optional on LS models.

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 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 l...
Vehicle Overview
Chevrolet's Uplander minivan receives some minor equipment revisions for 2008, including the addition of standard XM Satellite Radio and an auxiliary input jack for MP3 players. The Uplander is in the same market segment as the Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna and Chrysler Town & Country.

Chevrolet bills the Uplander as a crossover sport van. Though it has sport utility vehicle styling cues, its seven-passenger seating capacity, low step-in height and sliding side doors mean it isn't far removed from the minivans that GM has offered for years. The company hopes to avoid the minivan's tame image, though. The Uplander is available in regular- and extended-wheelbase models, as well as a cargo van.

The Uplander's DVD entertainment system with a flip-down screen for rear passengers has a larger screen for 2008, now measuring 8 inches. The rear entertainment package is standard on LT models and optional on LS models.

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 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 on a standard 113-inch wheelbase, the Uplander is 191 inches long overall. Extended-length models have a 121.1-inch wheelbase and are 204 inches long overall.


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 on extended-length models is 136.5 cubic feet with the second- and third-row seats folded and 26.9 cubic feet with all the seats up. Regular models have 120.1 cubic feet of total cargo volume; it's 17.7 with the seats up. The rear bench is split 50/50 and covered in soft vinyl.

Optional foldable convenience trays sit between the first- and second-row seats. An overhead rail system contains audio and climate controls, as well as lighting and backseat entertainment system controls. Entertainment options include a DVD system. All 2008 Uplanders come standard with 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. E85-compatible versions of the engine are also 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

Exterior Styling
(3.9)
Performance
(4.0)
Interior Design
(3.6)
Comfort
(3.8)
Reliability
(3.9)
Value For The Money
(4.1)

What Drivers Are Saying

(4.0)

Has always been reliable

by Dwilli922 on June 6, 2018

Great value for a family vehicle that can meet all your transportation needs. Removable seats for extra room to load things. Runs really good and has always started without an issue. Read full review

(3.0)

It?s good It?s damage many time

by Jeremy Serrano from Arecibo, PR on April 2, 2018

The cargos very confortable and spacious but It uses a lot of gasoline and it spends very fast but si very large For parkings an the version that Ihave the equipment is poor Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2008 Chevrolet Uplander currently has 1 recall

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2008 Chevrolet Uplander has not been tested.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Uplander received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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