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Specs, Warranty & Reliability

The table below shows all 1996 Chevrolet Astro specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1996 Chevrolet Astro warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.

1996 Chevrolet Astro Base Rear-wheel Drive Cargo Van1996 Chevrolet Astro Base Rear-wheel Drive Extended Passenger Van1996 Chevrolet Astro Base California Value Model Rear-wheel Drive Extended Passenger Van
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  • Overview
    MSRP *$18,592$19,176$20,135
    Invoice *$16,825$17,354$18,826
    Engine4.3L V-6 190 HP 250 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpm4.3L V-6 190 HP 250 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpm4.3L V-6 190 HP 250 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpm
    Transmission4-spd auto w/OD4-spd auto w/OD4-spd auto w/OD
    Fuel Economy City17.0 mpg16.0 mpg16.0 mpg
    Fuel Economy Hwy22.0 mpg20.0 mpg20.0 mpg
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/3,60036/36,00036/36,000
  • Powertrain
    Engine4.3L V-6 190 HP 250 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpm4.3L V-6 190 HP 250 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpm4.3L V-6 190 HP 250 ft.lbs. @ 2,800 rpm
    Transmission4-spd auto w/OD4-spd auto w/OD4-spd auto w/OD
    Alternator100 ampStandard:100 ampAvailable:105 ampStandard:100 ampAvailable:105 amp
    Battery600 amp600 amp600 amp
    Axle RatioStandard:3.23Available:3.733.42Standard:3.23Available:3.733.42Standard:3.23Available:3.42
    Recommended Fuel Typeregular unleadedregular unleadedregular unleaded
    Fuel Tank27.0 gal.27.0 gal.27.0 gal.
    Drive Typerear-wheelrear-wheelN/A
    Limited Slip DifferentialAvailable:limited slip differentialAvailable:limited slip differentialN/A
  • Steering and Suspension
    Front Anti-Roll Barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll bar
    Rear Anti-Roll BarN/AAvailable:rear anti-roll barN/A
    Brakesfront disc/rear drumfront disc/rear drumfront disc/rear drum
    Front TiresStandard:P215/75PR15.0BSWAvailable:P215/75PR15.0BSW ASP215/75PR15.0OWL ASP215/75PR15.0WSW ASStandard:P215/75PR15.0BSWAvailable:P215/75PR15.0OWL ASP235/65PR15.0OWL ASP215/75PR15.0WSW ASP597/65PR15.0OWL touringStandard:P215/75PR15.0BSWAvailable:P215/75PR15.0OWL AS
  • Seating and Interior
    Seating CapacityN/AStandard:5Available:78Standard:8Available:7
    Front Seat Typebucketbucketbucket
    Front ArmrestsAvailable:centerAvailable:centercenter
    Front Driver Seat Direction Controls2-wayStandard:2-wayAvailable:6-way2-way
    Front Passenger Seat Direction ControlsN/AStandard:2-wayAvailable:6-way2-way
    Rear SeatsN/AStandard:50-50 benchAvailable:50-50 bucketStandard:50-50 benchAvailable:50-50 bucket
    Rear Child SeatsN/AAvailable:2N/A
    Third Row SeatsN/AAvailable:50-50 bench50-50 bench
    Seat TrimvinylStandard:vinylAvailable:clothcloth
    Door TrimN/Acloth w/carpet lowercloth w/carpet lower
    Floor MatsN/AAvailable:rubber front & rearrubber front & rear
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    Roof FeaturesN/AAvailable:roof rackroof rack
    Vanity MirrorsN/AAvailable:dual illuminateddual illuminated
    Glove Boxglove boxglove boxglove box
    Dome LightAvailable:dome lightN/AN/A
    Reading LightsAvailable:frontAvailable:frontfront
    Overhead ConsoleN/AAvailable:fullfull
    Seatback StorageAvailable:1Available:11
    Cargo NetN/AAvailable:cargo netcargo net
    Cargo LightN/Acargo lightcargo light
    Front Air Conditioningmanualmanualmanual
    Rear HeaterAvailable:auxiliary rear heaterAvailable:auxiliary rear heaterN/A
    RadioAM/FM stereoAM/FM stereoAM/FM stereo
    Cruise ControlAvailable:cruise controlAvailable:cruise controlcruise control
    Door LocksAvailable:powerAvailable:powerpower
    Trunk/Hatch/Door ReleaseAvailable:keyfobAvailable:keyfobkeyfob
    Oil Pressure Gaugeoil pressure gaugeoil pressure gaugeoil pressure gauge
    Volt Gaugevoltmeter gaugevoltmeter gaugevoltmeter gauge
    Steering Wheel MaterialN/AAvailable:leatherAvailable:leather
    Front WindowsAvailable:powerAvailable:powerpower
    Rear WindowsAvailable:slidingfixedpowermanual ventedN/AN/A
    Quarter Vent Rear WindowsAvailable:fixedmanual ventedN/AN/A
    Tinted WindowsAvailable:deepAvailable:deepAvailable:deep
    Front Windshield Wipersvariable intermittentvariable intermittentvariable intermittent
    Rear Windshield WiperAvailable:variable intermittentAvailable:variable intermittentAvailable:variable intermittent
    Rear DefrosterAvailable:rear defrosterAvailable:rear defrosterAvailable:rear defroster
  • Safety
    Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
    Front Impact Airbagsdriver and passengerdriver and passengerdriver and passenger
  • Dimensions and Capacities
    Door Count5 doors5 doors5 doors
    Exterior Length189.8 "189.8 "189.8 "
    Exterior Width77.5 "77.5 "77.5 "
    Exterior Height75.9 "75.9 "75.9 "
    Wheelbase111 "111 "111 "
    Gross Vehicle Weight Rating5,600 lbs.5,950 lbs.5,950 lbs.
    Curb Weight3,998 lbs.3,398 lbs.3,398 lbs.
    Max Trailer Weight5,500 lbs.5,500 lbs.5,500 lbs.
  • Exterior Features
    Rear Step Bumperrear step bumperN/AN/A
    Bodyside MoldingsAvailable:coloredAvailable:blackcoloredblack
    Bodyside CladdingN/AAvailable:coloredAvailable:colored
    Grille MoldingsAvailable:blackN/AN/A
    PaintN/AStandard:monotoneAvailable:lower accent two-tone with stripelower accent two-toneStandard:monotoneAvailable:lower accent two-tone
    Exterior Mirrorsdual manualStandard:dual manualAvailable:dual power remotedual power remote
    TraileringAvailable:heavy dutyN/AN/A
    Trailering HarnessAvailable:trailering harnessAvailable:trailering harnessAvailable:trailering harness
    Trailering HitchAvailable:trailering hitchAvailable:trailering hitchAvailable:trailering hitch
  • Warranty
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/3,60036/36,00036/36,000
    Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles72/100,00072/10,00072/10,000
    Roadside Assistance Months/Miles36/3,60036/36,00036/36,000
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Safety Rating

Below is the 1996 Chevrolet Astro safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.
StyleFrontal Rating
Side Rating
  Safety data is not currently available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For a list of safety-related features, please check the Specs section.

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