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2007 Chevrolet Uplander Cargo Review

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As Chevrolet's only minivan, one would expect the Uplander to be a standout. It isn't. Newer vans from Honda, Chrysler and Kia provide more interior room, more powerful engines and more safety features. The Uplander is not without its own merits, however, and does offer some admirable features. The interior is one of the nicest you'll find in any minivan, and includes a long list of standard features belying the vehicle's starting price near $20,000. Later in the model year, fleet customers can opt for a Flex Fuel V6, which runs on E85 ethanol. Chevrolet also offers a number of mobility options, including the Sit-N-Lift second-row mobility seat that rotates and extends outward to make it easier for those with mobility difficulties to get into and out of the vehicle, a very thoughtful feature.

You'll Like This Car If...

In the world of minivans, the Chevrolet Uplander slots squarely into the entry-level family hauling segment. Priced competitively and loaded with standard features, the Uplander is well-suited to the needs of small families.

You May Not Like This Car If...

Though it can seat seven, the Uplander's narrow design makes it a bit tight in the areas of hip and shoulder room. Like its cousins from Pontiac, Saturn and Buick, the Chevrolet Uplander does not offer flush-folding seats or side-curtain airbags for the rear-most passengers.

What's New for 2007

The 3.9-liter V6 is now standard on all trims, as are new 17-inch wheels. StabiliTrak becomes standard on the extended-length models.

Driving the Uplander Cargo
Driving Impressions

The Chevrolet Uplander's 240-horsepower 3.9-liter V6 is a vast improvement over the previous 3.5-liter engine. It offers excellent low-end torque and passing power as well as smooth and vibration-free operation....

... The front-wheel-drive layout works well for this type of vehicle, providing good traction in rain and snow. The new V6 increases the Uplander's tow rating to 3,500 pounds. Steering and braking have been greatly improved over GM's last generation of minivans, on which the Uplander is based. The smaller size and narrow footprint might make the Uplander a little easier to maneuver than the larger offerings from Nissan, Chrysler and Honda.

DVD Entertainment System
The optional DVD entertainment system is attached to a set of overhead-mounted rails, allowing you to add movable modules for extra storage.

Remote Start
Optional remote start lets you start the vehicle from as far away as 500 feet.

2007 Chevrolet Uplander Cargo Details
Interior

GM says it is dedicated to improving the interior quality of its cars, and the Chevrolet Uplander proves it. French-stitched seams on the door panels and seats, a gorgeous dash and instrument cluster design and a hefty dose of sound deadening insulation make life with the Uplander a thoroughly pleasant experience. Although the narrow interior feels a bit cramped with three abreast, those who can get by with second-row captain's chair seating should find the Uplander quite livable. A host of nice features such as DVD entertainment and the PhatNoise 40-gigabyte media storage system go a long way toward keeping the kids occupied.

Exterior

The Chevrolet Uplander's long hood and added C-pillar are intended to make it look more like an SUV than a minivan. Although the sliding side doors betray the Uplander's minivan origins, the overall look is quite appealing. The Uplander offers some distinct advantages over the traditional SUV, such as its low step-in height and easily accessible roof rack. Chevrolet has added larger 17-inch wheels to give the Uplander a sportier appearance, another nice touch not found on the average minivan.

Notable Equipment
Standard Equipment

The Uplander comes standard with a 3.9-liter V6, four-speed automatic transmission, front air conditioning, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS), OnStar, overhead console storage, power locks, power windows, rear defroster, dual sliding side doors, automatic headlamp control, dual power mirrors, AM/FM stereo with MP3-compatible CD player, tilt wheel and full wheel covers.

Optional Equipment

Options include an extended-length model, sport suspension, dual heated power mirrors, PhatNoise entertainment system, power sliding side doors, flip-down DVD player with rear audio controls, second-row captain's chair seating, first and second-row side-impact airbags, cruise control, StabiliTrak (standard on extended length models), remote start, heated leather seats and a tow package.

Under the Hood

The Chevrolet Uplander's 3.9-liter engine is well suited for work in the minivan environment. Equipped with variable valve timing and GM's active intake technology, the 3.9-liter V6 is capable of delivering nearly 90-percent of its power between 1800 and 5800 rpm. Available later in the model year on fleet vehicles only, the Flex Fuel technology allows the Uplander to run on a gasoline/ethanol mix. Ethanol is a domestically produced, renewable energy source made from corn, and because it burns cleaner than gasoline, the lower emissions can help reduce the build-up of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

3.9-liter V6 Flex Fuel
240 horsepower @ 6000 rpm
240 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4800 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 13/19 (E85), 18/25 (Gasoline)

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2007 Chevrolet Uplander Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
6.2
Out of 10

Based on 418 Ratings for the 2005 - 2008 models.

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  • Value
    6.5/10
    Quality
    6.4/10
  • Reliability
    6.9/10
    Performance
    6.8/10
  • Comfort
    7.1/10
    Styling
    7.1/10

great car very reliable

By on Wednesday, May 11, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 59,100

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "great car"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I bought my car as new eight years ago and except maintenances nothing was done on the car. I have regular minivan(not extended)and still very roomy and easy to find parking in NY"

1 person out of 2 found this review helpful

Very Impressive Van

By on Tuesday, December 01, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 64,876

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have changed and check the filters and oil. this year added a new battery and put on new tires. Everything works well and drives very smooth."

20 people out of 22 found this review helpful

After 248000 our Uplander still runs very good.

By on Tuesday, July 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 248,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Long lasting, good driving, comfy for family"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Few mechanical issues until just recently. First 150,000 almost no problems. Performed regular maintenance. Tranny went out after 150K, but mechanic thought it was due to driving into the wind much of the time. Engine strong, but uses about 1/2 to 3/4 quart oil between oil changes. Drive mostly highway. Had to use cruise control because would not notice if going 80 mph, because of smooth ride. Pretty comfortable for family of seven even when kids started getting big. Little issues with cd player and electronic key system. I really like this mini van, it has lasted a long time and got us through Montana winters with good front wheel drive."

18 people out of 23 found this review helpful

Horribly unreliable product

By on Monday, June 29, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 140,000

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
1/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
2/10
Styling
2/10
Comfort
4/10

Pros: "Comfortable, cheap, space"

Cons: "Unreliable, unsafe, lacks quality, mediocre drive"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"I have had this car for quite some time and all I want to do is get rid of it. Since our purchase in 2005, we have had to have work done on the transmission, the rear seat does not fold up and we have no idea what's wrong with it, the transmission slips constantly causing the car to violently jolt whenever I accelerate after being stopped, the paint flakes, everything in the interior breaks, the MANUAL sliding door is broken and takes all muscle capability, and the power locks are broken. The safety features are atrocious and almost nonexistent on this and I don't trust it to save my life in a crash. I am very dissatisfied with the 2006 Uplander and I want it to finally die soon."

13 people out of 25 found this review helpful

Best car I ever owned.

By on Saturday, June 13, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 143,100

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "seats 7 or hauls lots of stuff - easy to see out"

Cons: "Cruise control works but needs to be "played with""

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"Never had any problems with this car. Love the way it sits and rides. I drive over 800 miles every time I see my children and they think I should have something with less mileage so they don't worry about a breakdown when I'm that far away from anyone that could help."

9 people out of 14 found this review helpful

Best van ever owend

By on Thursday, April 23, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 68,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "They don't make this any more. So sad.."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Good gas mil too for a van. It's been a great van Someone who get's this van will be very happy with it, as we were."

8 people out of 12 found this review helpful

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