For under 20 mpg I could have gotten a used Suburban, almost. There are redundant audio controls on the steering wheel hub. That said, the Uplander's 3. Safety All-disc antilock brakes and daytime running lamps are standard. Front- and second-row side airbags are optional.
The narrowness of the chassis is felt in the lack of elbow and hip room. Pretty tough until now, transmission could be better, but the engine is right on. The doors open on their own. Manufacturer Info Sources: 800-862-4389 -. It drives like a car, and has a lovely long sweep of a dashboard. ColorFilter selectedColorList, 'exteriorColorFilter', 'exteriorColorName', 'Color', 'colors', null ; colorFilter.
It hadles the snow better than my Ford explorer does. I have taken quite a few trips and didn't have any troblems. Foldable convenience trays sit between the first- and second-row seats. In climates where snow, slush or icy roads are a fact of life, we highly recommend it. That quickly, the Uplander will change from one of the least powerful minivans on the market into one of the most powerful. Following on the heels wheels? C on Sat Jul 01 2017 I have four grandchildern and they all have their own seat.
The available onboard inflator generates enough pressure to inflate just about anything. When the third-row bench seat is folded, the seat and storage system line up to create a level load floor. Our test vehicle's finish and build quality matched the best in the class. I have haul things and the auto air bags in the rear come in handy. This technology should deliver a nice, broad power curve, with lots of acceleration-producing torque at all engine speeds. And when it goes toe-to-toe with segment leaders, such as the and , the Uplander has a hard time measuring up. Its old-fashioned cast-iron engine block dates back decades.
It's noticeably restricted by the rear-seat headrests, with a relatively narrow scope. Show full review Vehicle Overview Like other General Motors vans that debuted in 2005, Chevrolet bills the Uplander as a crossover sport van. It should also help optimize fuel mileage. The third-row bench will be no problem for kids through age 15 or 16, even on long drives, but access to the third row is not the best. In addition to these unusual attractions, the Uplander possesses all the core minivan features needed to shuttle kids to school and take long-distance trips, but it just doesn't match the power, refinement, and road manners of the segment leaders.
The seat are so comfortable, the heated seats are great for the winter time. The Side Barrier test simulates an intersection collision between a standing vehicle and moving barrier at 38. Rear passengers can tap PhatNoise for their own programming. Will have to go and buy something to put back there for their drinks. The wheels measure 17 inches in diameter, and. One thing about it, it's kind of hard on tires. I am surprised at all the negative reviews.
However, few minivans deliver as much room or equipment for the money. The dials are sharp and legible, and trimmed with a thin chrome ring that adds a classy touch. Optional side-impact airbags now protect occupants in the first- and second-row seats. Perhaps most annoying is the view through the rear-view mirror. Few absolutely must have power sliding side doors, but they're something we like and are handy in a number of situations. While the Uplander's cabin is good, it's hardly perfect.
Chevrolet offers an optional backseat entertainment system. It can keep certain items out of site, Driving Impressions The big news for the 2006 Uplander comes in the driving category. It won't fool many people. This is true not only of the dynamic aspects such as powertrain performance, ride, and handling, but also of crucial features such as seating convenience. Dual-stage front airbags are capable of primary or secondary deployment, depending on the severity of impact. A commercial cargo version is also available.
The all-wheel-drive version is the more delightful configuration, as it offers fully independent rear suspension with cast aluminum control arms. Overall the vehicle is reliable, safe, and comfortable, you couldn't ask for more than that! Lack just a bit of finishing inside. We expect the bigger engine will deliver real-world mileage comparable to the standard V6. The roof and visors are too low, infringing on one's vision and temperament. The performance is decent, and the interior is fairly quiet and comfortable.