For 2007, a new 240-horsepower 3.9L V6 is offered through the entire Chevrolet Uplander lineup, paired only with a four-speed automatic transmission. The engine has variable valve timing and active intake technology for improved performance and fuel economy versus the previous 3.5L engine. The new 3.9L engine brings an EPA highway estimate of 25 mpg highway.
The Uplander has sportier handling than many vans due to an independent strut suspension in front with stabilizer bar and automatic load-leveling shocks in back, which help stability when cornering on rough surfaces.
Four-wheel anti-lock brakes are standard, and the StabiliTrak stability control system is now standard on all extended-length models (it remains optional on the base, standard-length model). First and second row seats get side-impact air bags for outboard positions. All Uplanders also now feature the Advanced Automatic Crash Notification, which helps make crash data quickly available to emergency call centers.
The Uplander comes with seating for up to seven; second-row seats can fold and tumble forward against the front seats, and third row seats are split 50/50 for combinations of passengers and cargo. The third row can be folded to provide a flat floor, or be removed altogether. The interior has a unique overhead-rail system that allows snap-in storage or accessory modules for CD storage, for instance.
XM satellite radio is available with any of the audio systems, and with the available flip-down DVD entertainment system, occupants can listen to as many as three audio sources simultaneously. There's also a Mobile Digital Media System, supplied by PhatNoise, which includes a 40-gigabyte, USB-interface hard drive cartridge that installs overhead to allow the storage of thousands of songs, tens of movies, or a combination of both. It also has built in games and can allow viewing of digital images.
The Uplander is available in regular or extended wheelbases in base LS trim, and in extended wheelbase in several steps of upscale LT trim. The LT1 includes 17-inch alloy wheels, heated outside mirrors, a power-sliding passenger-side door, cruise control, rear auxiliary air conditioning, and the overhead rail system. The LT2 adds upgraded second-row captain's chairs, rear parking assist, and the rear DVD entertainment system; LT3 models leather upholstery, heated front seats, dual-zone air conditioning, the PhatNoise system, and various interior and cargo accessories.
Seats, 7-passenger, front bucket, removable second row modular bucket seats (2 without armrests) and third row 50/50 split-folding bench
Storage, open, located below instrument panel
Steering column, Tilt-Wheel
Steering wheel, urethane
Instrumentation with coolant temperature, trip odometer and tachometer
Windows, power front with driver Express-Down
Windows, manual rear quarter vent
Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection and delayed locking
OnStar, 1-year of Safe and Sound plan. Includes Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, Emergency Services, Roadside Assistance, Remote Door Unlock, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands-Free Calling, AccidentAssist, and Remote Horn & Lights (OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics available on most 2004 MY and newer GM vehicles. Diagnostic capability varies by model. Visit onstar.com for system limitations and details.)
Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, Pass-Key III
Air conditioning, single-zone manual
Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback, seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), automatic volume, TheftLock and premium front and rear coaxial speakers
Audio system feature, 8-speaker system
Cup holders, dual front and single third row when ordered with Base Cloth
Power outlet, front auxiliary, 12-volt
Visors, driver and front passenger vanity mirrors
Lighting, interior, overhead second row
EPA FUEL ECONOMY RATINGS
City 18/hwy 25 (3.9L engine/4-speed auto trans)
City 18/hwy 25 (3.9L FlexFuel engine/4-speed auto trans w/gas)
City 13/hwy 19 (3.9L FlexFuel engine/4-speed auto trans w/E85 gas/ethanol mix)
Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
Air bags, dual-stage frontal, driver and right-front passenger (Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your childs age and size, even in vehicles equipped with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the vehicles Owners Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)
LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
Door locks, rear child security
Traction control, all-speed (Available separately when (R8E) StabiliTrak, not desired.)