Chevrolet Lumina Models and Lumina History

The Chevrolet Lumina was introduced as part of an all-new philosophy in car design and technology. Directly completing against the Ford Taurus, the Lumina exhibited a modern style and several desirable attributes for families. The Lumina name was lent to a two-door coupe as well as four-door sedan bodystyle from 1990 to 1994. In 1995, a restyling of the Chevrolet Lumina resulted in the model existing only as a sedan. The 1998 Chevrolet Lumina was presented with base, LS and LTZ trim levels. The base model of the Lumina included anti-lock brakes, dual front airbags, air conditioning and an AM/FM cassette player. Upgrading to the LS model added cruise control remote keyless entry and power windows to the standard features list.


Standard equipped with a 3.1-liter V-6 engine generating 160 horsepower, the 1998 Chevrolet Lumina’s powerplant was matched with a four-speed automatic transmission and achieved up to 29 miles per gallon in highway fuel economy. The 1998 Chevrolet Lumina LS and the luxuriously outfitted Lumina LTZ could be opted with a 3.8-liter V-6. Leather seats, power windows and aluminum wheels were also included with the LTZ trim package. Equipped with standard six-passenger seating, the Lumina presented 15.7 cubic feet of cargo room. For 2000, Chevrolet began to replace the fresher Lumina moniker from their vehicle line-up reintroducing the historic Impala name as the brand’s new family sedan. Available only as a base trim vehicle, the last year of sales for the Chevrolet Lumina in 2001 was focused on fleet customers.

New and Used Lumina Prices, Chevrolet Lumina Model Years and History

Replaced by the Chevrolet Impala in 2000 retail lineup, the V-6 powered Chevrolet Lumina will endure 2001 as a fleet-only offering.
Available with seating for up to six, the 2000 Chevrolet Lumina features sporty styling and a 160 hp 3.1L V6 engine under the hood.
A sporty full-size sedan, the five-passenger 1999 Chevrolet Lumina achieves around 30 mpg on the highway across all three trims; the base, LS, and LTZ.
The 1998 Chevrolet Lumina is a full-size sporty sedan which seats five passengers and achieves around 30 mpg on the highway across all three trims; the base, LS, and LTZ.