The Uplander is a new crossover vehicle that combines the
abilities of a rugged SUV with those of a van and a sedan.
With a lineage like this, it is easy to see why the makers
at Chevrolet are so excited about the 2005 Chevy Uplander.
Offered in a surprising amount of configurations for its
debut year, the Uplander's versatility is on further display
in showrooms around the country. For busy families, it is
a must see.
While front-wheel drive is standard, the Versatrak all-wheel-drive
system is available on uplevel LT models, giving the crossover
sport van even more capability. GM's exclusive Versatrak
all-wheel-drive system is lightweight, quiet and efficient.
If one or both front wheels lose grip, the Versatrak system
goes into action automatically, with no buttons to push
or levers to throw. The system makes maximum use of the
traction available by not only transferring torque from
front to rear, but also from side to side between the rear
The 2005 Chevy Uplander is available with front-while drive
or all-wheel drive in base, LS and LT trims.
The 2005 Chevy Uplander is able to seat seven and accommodate
a number of cargo items. Both the second and third-row seats
fold flat, allowing owners to move big, bulky items with
There are plenty of standard comfort features with the
Uplander. They include air conditioning, power windows and
door locks, a tilt-adjustable steering column and an AM/FM
stereo with CD and MP3 player.
17-inch wheels and tires are standard. Gray molding covers
the rocker panels and extends to the lower front and rear
The V6 engine under the new Chevy Uplander's hood is a 3.5-liter
model. It can generate 200 horsepower at 5200 rpm and 220
lb-ft of torque at 4400 rpm. Coupled to this is GM's proven
Hydra-Matic 4T65-E electronically controlled automatic overdrive
In addition to Versatrak, the 2005 Chevy Uplander also
is offered with StabiliTrak, GM's advanced Vehicle Stability
Enhancement System. StabiliTrak assists the vehicle in maintaining
the driver's intended path by applying a brake force at
any corner of the vehicle independent of the driver's use
of the brake pedal.
Safety and Security
All seven seating positions have three-point safety belts.
The Uplander also has pretensioners in the front safety
belt system that deploy at the same time as the frontal
airbags to take up slack in the safety belt webbing.
Seat-mounted side-impact airbags are optional.