2005–2008 (United States)|
2005-2009 (Canada and Mexico)
|Assembly||Doraville, Georgia, United States|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||4-door minivan|
|Layout||Transverse front-engine, front-wheel drive / all-wheel drive|
Buick GL8 First Land
Opel Sintra/Vauxhall Sintra
Pontiac Trans Sport
Pontiac Trans Sport Montana
Pontiac Montana SV6
3.5 L LX9 V6|
3.9 L LZ9 V6
3.9 L LGD V6
|Transmission||4-speed 4T65-E automatic|
113.0 in (2,870 mm) (SWB)|
121.1 in (3,076 mm) (LWB)
191.0 in (4,851 mm) (SWB)|
204.3 in (5,189 mm) (LWB)
|Width||72.0 in (1,829 mm)|
70.5 in (1,791 mm) (SWB)|
72.0 in (1,829 mm) (LWB)
Chevrolet Orlando (Chile and Europe)
Initially marketed alongside the Venture and Astro, the Uplander and its rebadged variants, the Saturn Relay, Buick Terraza, and Pontiac Montana SV6, were manufactured at GM's Doraville Assembly. However, due to low sales, it was discontinued in 2008 and General Motors exited the minivan market. Production ended in September 2008, as well as the closure of the Doraville Assembly plant.
Year to year changes
2005: The Uplander was initially offered with 3.5 L High Value 3500 LX9 V6 generating 200 hp (149 kW) and 220 lb·ft (298 N·m).
2006: A 3.9 L LZ9 V6, with 240 hp (179 kW) and 240 lb·ft (332 Nm) torque, was added as an option. The GM logo was added to the front doors.
2007: The 3.5 L V6 was dropped, leaving the 3.9 L as the base engine. Consequently, the optional AWD system was also dropped, since it could not handle the torque of the 3.9 L engine. A flex-fuel version of the 3.9 L V6 also became available for 2007.
2008: The Uplander's last year for the United States, although production continued for export to Canada and Mexico up to the model year of 2009. The last Chevrolet Uplander rolled off the assembly line on September 26, 2008. The final vehicle (a 2009 Canadian version short wheelbase Pontiac Montana SV6 in Liquid Silver Metallic with a roof rack) rolled off the Doraville assembly line on September 26, 2008.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Chevrolet Uplander has an improved crash test rating than its predecessor, the Venture. The Uplander, Pontiac Montana SV6, Buick Terraza and Saturn Relay earned the highest rating of "Good" in the IIHS offset frontal crash test, but was rated only "Acceptable" and "Poor" in the IIHS side crash test with and without the optional side airbags, respectively.
|Calendar year||US Sales|
- "2005 Chevrolet Uplander". Media.GM.com. August 1, 2004. Retrieved 2009-12-22.
- Roth, Dan (September 29, 2008). "Lights Out: GM Minivan plant closes up shop". Autoblog. Retrieved 2009-12-22.
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