Chevrolet Venture Models and Venture History

Following the space age designed Lumina APV minivan, Chevrolet decided to go for a more conventional shape for 1997. The family-oriented Chevrolet Venture was offered as a regular 112-inch wheelbase as well as an extended length model presented on the 120-inch wheelbase. For 1998, the Chevrolet Venture minivan came with optional dual rear passenger sliding doors. Driver and passenger side sliding doors became standard after the 2000 model year. A power-operated sliding door system was optional on the Venture. Powered by a 3.4-liter V-6 engine, the Chevrolet Venture’s power was initially 180 horsepower. From 1999 to 2005, the Venture’s six-cylinder powerplant produced 185 horsepower.


Throughout production of the Chevrolet Venture, engine power was channeled through a four-speed automatic transmission. Originally offered only as a front-wheel drive vehicle, the 2002 Venture added the option of VersaTrak all-wheel drive. With both engines, the Venture’s average fuel economy was over 21 miles per gallon. Offered in seven and eight-passenger interior configurations, the base Chevrolet Venture came with standard features that include air conditioning, anti-lock brakes, front and front-side airbags and power door locks. On select 2000 to 2003 Venture models, the Chevrolet Venture was offered with a Warner Bros.


Edition package. Along with special exterior and interior trim pieces such as unique badging incorporating Bugs Bunny, the Warner Bros. Edition Venture minivan featured an enriched cabin. A rear seat entertainment system, wireless headphones and leather seating were included standard on the Chevrolet Venture through the Warner Bros. Edition model. The Chevrolet Venture’s final year of production was 2005 consisting of a reduced trim level line and the presence of an extended-length only body style. During the 2005 model year, Chevrolet refreshed their family minivan and reintroduced it as the Uplander.

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

A five passenger minivan, the 2005 Chevrolet Venture has run its course for Chevy and is being replaced by the Uplander.
The 2004 Chevrolet Venture is a seven-passenger minivan that is offered with FWD or AWD, and keyless entry as a standard feature.
A minivan available with FWD or AWD, the 2003 Chevrolet Venture comes standard with seating for seven, but the available Warner Bros package boosts that up to eight.
A seven-passenger seating capacity and 26 mpg highway fuel economy rating make the 2002 Chevrolet Venture a smart pick in the minivan segment.
Available in standard or extended wheelbase lengths, the 2001 Chevrolet Venture is a well-equipped minivan that can seat seven in standard guise or up to eight with the optional Warner Bros package.
A minivan with seating for up to seven, the 2000 Chevrolet Venture is available with the popular Warner Bros trim package to keep rear seat passengers entertained.
A seven-passenger minivan, the 1999 Chevrolet Venture boasts a 25 mpg highway fuel economy rating thanks to a smooth four-speed automatic transmission.
The 1998 Chevrolet Venture is a seven-passenger minivan which boasts a 25 mpg highway fuel economy and the option of single or dual-sliding side doors.