The 240-horsepower 3.9L V6 is offered through the entire 2008 Chevrolet Uplander lineup, paired only with a four-speed automatic transmission. The engine has variable valve timing and active intake technology, and can be run of flex-fuel. The 3.9L engine brings an EPA highway estimate of 23 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 models. 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.
The Uplander is available in regular or extended wheelbases in base LS trim, and in extended wheelbase in an upscale LT trim. The LT 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.
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, auxiliary input jack and premium front and rear coaxial speakers
Seats, 7-passenger, front bucket removable second row modular bucket seats (2 without armrests) and third row 50/50 split-folding bench
Visors, driver and front passenger vanity mirrors
Storage, open, located below instrument panel
Steering column, Tilt-Wheel
Steering wheel, urethane
Instrumentation with coolant temperature, trip odometer and tachometer
Tire Pressure Monitoring System
Windows, power front with driver Express-Down
Windows, manual rear quarter vent
Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection and delayed locking
Remote Keyless Entry, programmable
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. Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance and Remote Door Unlock success varies with conditions. OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics available on most 2004 MY and newer GM vehicles. Diagnostic capability varies by model. Visit onstar.com or call 1-888-466-7827 for system limitations and details.)
Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, PASS-Key III
Air conditioning, single-zone manual
XM Satellite Radio. With a wide variety of programming, XM has something to excite any driver. Whether you want to be entertained or informed, to laugh, think, or sing, XM has the perfect channel for you - coast-to-coast, and in digital-quality sound. 3 trial months - no obligation (Available in the 48 contiguous United States. Required $12.95 monthly subscription sold separately after 3 trial months. All fees and programming subject to change. Subscription subject to customer agreement. For more information, visit gm.xmradio.com.)
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
Lighting, interior, overhead second row
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