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GE 1997 Chevrolet Astro

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Specs, Warranty & Reliability

The table below shows all 1997 Chevrolet Astro specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1997 Chevrolet Astro warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.

1997 Chevrolet Astro Base Rear-wheel Drive Cargo Van1997 Chevrolet Astro Base Rear-wheel Drive Passenger Van1997 Chevrolet Astro Base All-wheel Drive Cargo Van
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  • Overview
    MSRP *$19,054$19,638$21,254
    Invoice *$17,243$17,772$19,234
    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 mpg16.1 mpg16.1 mpg
    Fuel Economy Hwy23.0 mpg20.9 mpg20.9 mpg
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
  • 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 amp100 amp
    Battery600 amp600 amp600 amp
    Axle RatioStandard:3.23Available:3.733.42Standard:3.23Available:3.733.42Standard:3.42Available:3.73
    Recommended Fuel Typeregular unleadedregular unleadedregular unleaded
    Fuel Tank25.0 gal.25.0 gal.25.0 gal.
    Exhaustpartial stainless steelpartial stainless steelpartial stainless steel
    Drive Typerear-wheelrear-wheelfull-time all wheel
    Locking Hub ControlN/AN/Apermanent
    Limited Slip DifferentialAvailable:limited slip differentialAvailable:limited slip differentialAvailable:limited slip differential
  • Steering and Suspension
    Front SuspensionN/AN/Atorsion
    Front Anti-Roll Barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll bar
    Front Springscoilcoiltorsion bar
    Front Torsion BarN/AN/Afront torsion bar
    Rear Anti-Roll BarN/AAvailable:rear anti-roll barN/A
    Rear Springsleafleafleaf
    SteeringN/Are-circulating ballN/A
    Brakesfront disc/rear drumfront disc/rear drumfront disc/rear drum
    Vented Disc BrakesN/AfrontN/A
    Wheels15.0 " painted styled steelStandard:15.0 " painted styled steelAvailable:15.0 " silver aluminum15.0 " painted styled steel
    Front TiresStandard:P215/75SR15.0BSW ASAvailable:P215/75SR15.0WSW ASP215/75SR15.0OWL ASStandard:P215/75SR15.0BSW ASAvailable:P215/75SR15.0WSW ASP215/75SR15.0OWL ASP235/65SR15.0BSW performanceStandard:P215/75SR15.0BSW ASAvailable:P215/75SR15.0WSW ASP215/75SR15.0OWL AS
    Spare Tire and Wheelcompact steelcompact steelcompact steel
  • Seating and Interior
    Seating Capacity2Standard:5Available:782
    Front Seat Typebucketbucketbucket
    Front HeadrestsfixedStandard:fixedAvailable:adjustablefixed
    Front ArmrestsN/AAvailable:driver and passengerN/A
    Front Driver Seat Direction Controls4-wayStandard:4-wayAvailable:8-way (4-way power)4-way
    Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls4-wayStandard:4-wayAvailable:8-way (4-way power)4-way
    Rear SeatsN/AStandard:removable benchAvailable:removable bucketremovable 40-20-40 benchN/A
    Rear HeadrestsN/AadjustableN/A
    Rear Child SeatsN/AAvailable:2N/A
    Rear ArmrestsN/AAvailable:centerN/A
    Third Row SeatsN/AAvailable:removable benchremovable 40-20-40 benchN/A
    Third Row ArmrestsN/AAvailable:mounted on seat outboard onlycenter with storage mounted on seatcenter with storage mounted on seat outboard onlyN/A
    Seat TrimStandard:vinylAvailable:clothStandard:vinylAvailable:premium clothleatherclothStandard:vinylAvailable:cloth
    Door TrimN/Acloth w/carpet lowerN/A
    Headlinerfront clothfull clothfront cloth
    Floor Trimvinyl/rubbercarpetvinyl/rubber
    Floor MatsN/AAvailable:rubber front & rearN/A
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    Roof FeaturesN/AAvailable:roof rackN/A
    Vanity MirrorsN/AAvailable:dual illuminatedN/A
    Auxiliary VisorsN/AdualN/A
    Rearview Mirrorday-nightday-nightday-night
    Glove Boxlockinglockinglocking
    Dome Lightdome lightdome lightdome light
    Reading LightsAvailable:frontAvailable:front & rearfrontAvailable:front
    Overhead ConsoleN/AAvailable:full with storageN/A
    Cup HolderN/Afront and rearN/A
    Seatback StorageAvailable:2Available:2Available:2
    Door Binsdualdualdual
    Underseat TrayN/AAvailable:frontN/A
    Cargo Floor TrimN/AcarpetedN/A
    Trunk Lid TrimN/AStandard:plasticAvailable:carpetN/A
    Cargo NetN/AAvailable:cargo netN/A
    Cargo Lightcargo lightcargo lightcargo light
    Front Air Conditioningmanualmanualmanual
    Rear Air ConditioningN/AAvailable:rear air with separate controlsN/A
    Rear Heat DuctsN/Aunderseat ductsN/A
    Rear HeaterAvailable:auxiliary rear heaterAvailable:auxiliary rear heaterAvailable:auxiliary rear heater
    RadioStandard:AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scanAvailable:AM/FM stereo, seek-scanStandard:AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scanAvailable:AM/FM stereo, seek-scanclockStandard:AM/FM stereo, clock, seek-scanAvailable:AM/FM stereo, seek-scan
    Radio Theft DeterrentAvailable:radio theft deterrentAvailable:radio theft deterrentAvailable:radio theft deterrent
    Cruise ControlAvailable:cruise controlAvailable:cruise controlAvailable:cruise control
    Door LocksAvailable:powerStandard:manualAvailable:powerAvailable:power
    Remote Keyless EntryAvailable:keyfob (all doors)Available:keyfob (all doors)Available:keyfob (all doors)
    Trunk/Hatch/Door ReleaseAvailable:powerAvailable:keyfobpowerAvailable:power
    Rear Child Safety Door LocksN/Arear child safety door locksN/A
    Power Outlets343
    Garage Door OpenerN/AAvailable:HomeLink Wireless Control SystemN/A
    Instrument Displayanaloganaloganalog
    Oil Pressure Gaugeoil pressure gaugeoil pressure gaugeoil pressure gauge
    Water Temp Gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gauge
    Volt Gaugevoltmeter gaugevoltmeter gaugevoltmeter gauge
    Exterior TemperatureN/AAvailable:exterior temperatureN/A
    Trip Odometertrip odometertrip odometertrip odometer
    Steering WheelN/AAvailable:tiltN/A
    Steering Wheel MaterialN/AAvailable:leatherN/A
    Front WindowsAvailable:powerStandard:manualAvailable:powerAvailable:power
    Rear WindowsAvailable:fixedmanual ventedmanual ventedAvailable:fixedmanual vented
    Quarter Vent Rear WindowsAvailable:fixedmanual ventedmanual ventedAvailable:fixedmanual vented
    Tinted WindowsStandard:lightAvailable:deepStandard:lightAvailable:deepStandard:lightAvailable:deep
    Front Windshield Wipersvariable intermittentvariable intermittentvariable intermittent
    Rear Windshield WiperAvailable:fixed intervalAvailable:fixed intervalAvailable:fixed interval
    Rear DefrosterAvailable:rear defrosterAvailable:rear defrosterAvailable:rear defroster
    Rear Windshield TypeAvailable:flip-upventedAvailable:flip-upventedAvailable:flip-upvented
  • Safety
    Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
    Daytime Running Lightsdaytime running lightsdaytime running lightsdaytime running lights
    Center High Mounted Stop Lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop light
    Front Impact Airbagsdriver and passengerdriver and passengerdriver and passenger
  • Dimensions and Capacities
    Door Count3 doors3 doors3 doors
    Maximum Cargo Volume170.4 cu.ft.170.4 cu.ft.170.4 cu.ft.
    Exterior Length189.8 "189.8 "189.8 "
    Exterior Width77.5 "77.5 "77.5 "
    Exterior Height76.0 "76.0 "76.0 "
    Wheelbase111 "111 "111 "
    Front TreadN/A65 "N/A
    Rear TreadN/A65 "N/A
    Turning RadiusN/A19.8 'N/A
    Gross Vehicle Weight Rating5,600 lbs.5,950 lbs.5,850 lbs.
    Curb Weight3,885 lbs.4,120 lbs.4,172 lbs.
    Front Gross Axle Weight Rating2,800 lbs.2,800 lbs.3,050 lbs.
    Rear Gross Axle Weight Rating3,150 lbs.3,150 lbs.3,150 lbs.
    Payload1,668 lbs.1,752 lbs.1,668 lbs.
    Max Trailer Weight5,500 lbs.5,500 lbs.5,000 lbs.
    Drag Coefficient.38.38.38
    Front Legroom41.6 "41.6 "41.6 "
    Rear LegroomN/A36.5 "N/A
    Front Headroom39.2 "39.2 "39.2 "
    Rear HeadroomN/A37.9 "N/A
    Third Row HeadroomN/AAvailable:38.7 "N/A
    Front Hiproom65.0 "65.0 "65.0 "
    Rear HiproomN/A50.9 "N/A
    Third Row HiproomN/AAvailable:57.1 "N/A
    Front Shoulder Room64.0 "64.0 "64.0 "
    Rear Shoulder RoomN/A67.1 "N/A
    Third Row Shoulder RoomN/AAvailable:67.1 "N/A
    Interior Cargo Volume170.4 cu.ft.41.3 cu.ft.170.4 cu.ft.
    Interior Cargo Volume w/Seats FoldedN/A104.4 cu.ft.N/A
  • Exterior Features
    Rear Step Bumperrear step bumperrear step bumperrear step bumper
    Bodyside CladdingAvailable:body-coloredAvailable:body-coloredAvailable:body-colored
    Grille MoldingsStandard:coloredAvailable:chromeStandard:coloredAvailable:chromeStandard:coloredAvailable:chrome
    PaintN/AStandard:monotoneAvailable:monotone with stripeN/A
    Exterior Mirrorsdual manualStandard:dual manualAvailable:dual power remotedual manual
    TraileringAvailable:class not available heavy dutyAvailable:class not available heavy dutyAvailable:class not available heavy duty
    Trailering HarnessAvailable:trailering harnessAvailable:trailering harnessAvailable:trailering harness
    Trailering HitchAvailable:trailering hitchAvailable:trailering hitchAvailable:trailering hitch
  • Warranty
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
    Major Components Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
    Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles72/100,00072/100,00072/100,000
    Roadside Assistance Months/Miles36/36,00036/36,00036/36,000
    Accessories Months/Miles96/80,00096/80,00096/80,000
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Safety Rating

Below is the 1997 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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