Chevy Uplander

A Look at the 2008 Chevy Uplander

If you are planning to invest in a 2008 Chevy Uplander, then you should definitely read through this article. Vital information regarding its specifications, features, and safety will be thoroughly discussed here.

What to Expect

In general, the 2008 Uplander is basically a minivan that boasts an evident SUV styling. Chevrolet categorizes it under the crossover sports van.  It comes in 6 lovely colors which include the slate metallic, bordeaux red, medium brown metallic, Silverstone metallic, gold mist metallic, and summit white. In addition to that, the 2008 Uplander model is available in regular and long-extended wheel versions as well as the stripped down cargo version.

Retailing around $21,540 to $29,330, the 2008 Uplander is well-noted for its very reasonable pricing. As compared to its competitors, you can aquire the 2008 Uplander for a few thousand dollars less, which means greater savings for you.

Some of the most notable features of the 2008 Uplander model are as follows:

Exterior details

  • intermittent wipers and rear window defogger
  • power mirrors and cool fog lamps
  • lower anchor and top tethers for children
  • 17-inch alloy wheels (found in LS and LT trim model)
  • dual manual sliding side door along with black handles

Interior details

  • rear seat DVD entertainment system
  • navigation system
  • leather seats with heated front seats
  • remote engine start and overhead console
  • audio controls mounted on the steering wheel

Safety features

  • antilock disc brakes
  • side airbags for front passengers (optional)
  • second-row airbags (available only on LT models)
  • standard OnStar in-vehicle assistance (1-year free subscription)
  • parking assistance
  • rear child safety door locks

Overall Rating

Although the 2008 Uplander received a rather lukewarm review from critics, it is still trying to capture the hearts of the consumers through its superb and high-tech interior features. Many believe that it falls short in a lot of aspects that you’ll look for in a minivan. Reviewers are not very pleased with the performance of the 2008 Uplander. In fact, it was considered as one of its most evident shortcomings. However, Chevrolet tried to address this by introducing a new and powerful engine system —- the 3.9L V6 engine that delivers 240 horsepower. Additionally, passengers are guaranteed to enjoy a smooth and entertaining ride.

Style wise, many critics were really impressed by the interior detailing of the 2008 Uplander. As a matter of fact, it has the nicest interiors that you’ll ever find in a minivan. Moreover, it was intently designed to be more stylish than the average mom-mobile. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have any striking qualities that will set it from the previous Uplander models introduced by Chevrolet.

Other concerns that were raised about the 2008 Chevy Uplander model include the following:

  • unpolished driving dynamics
  • not too impressive drive crash test scores
  • the absence of key features (such as the rear-back up camera)
  • lack of SUV appeal

But despite these bad reviews, Chevrolet is still hoping that the 2008 Chevy Uplander will impress the public through its most noteworthy features as well as its affordable price.

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