Minivans: Then and Now

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Then: 2005 Chevrolet Uplander
As crossovers started to take market share from minivans, Chevrolet fought back with the Uplander. The short-lived minivan was billed as a “crossover sport van” and featured SUV-like styling as well as available all-wheel drive. Power came from a 200-horsepower 3.5-liter V6 engine, which was enough oomph to earn Uplander a 3,500-pound tow rating. Seating was available for up to seven, and Chevrolet even made a rear-seat DVD entertainment system standard. When the Uplander was canceled following the 2008 model year, Chevrolet officially pulled out of the minivan market.

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