2004 Chevrolet Venture

  • 2004 Chevrolet Venture Base Extended Passenger Minivan

    Base Extended Passenger Minivan

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      3.4L V6
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  • 2004 Chevrolet Venture Base Passenger Minivan

    Base Passenger Minivan

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      3.4L V6
    • MSRP
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2004 Chevrolet Venture Review

Great for vacations and taking the kids to soccer practice.

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The 2004 Chevrolet Venture minivan seats up to seven people. It manages to combine value, comfort, and versatility into one drivable vehicle. Its best feature remains the ability to create storage space to correspond with the cargo you need to transport. The second and third row seats allow you to lower them on one side to create a long space for items like skis, or you can create an open area by lowering all of the seats. The comfortable seats, roomy interior, and optional entertainment features make this car suitable for long drives with your family.

The Range

Body Styles: minivan
Engines: 3.4-liter V-6
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: Chevrolet Venture Plus, Chevrolet Venture Cargo Van, Chevrolet Venture LS, Chevrolet Venture LT Entertainer

What's New

Chevrolet axes the Value Van and Warner Brothers Edition for 2004. New options for the LS and LT include satellite radio and an upgraded stereo/MP3 system. The LT Entertainment trim offers an optional Sport Package. All-wheel drive allows you to get the DVD Entertainment package standard. The Leather Seating Package includes a power passenger seat and heated front seats. The LS offers captain’s chairs.


The exterior standard features for the 2004 Chevrolet Venture include power steering, 15-inch steel wheels, intermittent windshield wipers, swing-out rear quarter windows, and a rear lift door. The LS trim adds all-season tires, and the Cargo Van adds privacy glass and a rear defogger. The LT Entertainment Package adds power heated mirrors.

The exterior of this car looks unremarkable. It seems utilitarian with the exception of the bright metal grille. This car seems more concerned with getting you to your destination than your desire to look stylish while getting there. It makes a good choice for families that need a degree of practicality.


Standard interior equipment for the 2004 Chevrolet Venture includes cloth bucket seats, cruise control, power accessories, a 12-V front outlet, a tilt steering wheel, air-conditioning, a four-speaker stereo system, and a third row seat. The LE Entertainment package adds a six-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, premium cloth upholstery, captain’s chairs for the front seats, a reclining and folding second row seat, a manual-folding split-bench seat in the third row, a rear heater unit, dual-zone air-conditioning, a leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel with mounted audio controls, a trip computer, a DVD player, a video monitor with a remote control, audio/video connectors, four-speaker stereo system with an in-dash CD player, and a radio data system.

The 2004 Chevrolet Venture seats up to seven passengers. The cabin feels spacious with plenty of head and leg room for the front passengers. Legroom for the second-row passengers lacks a little. The seats feel comfortable and supportive. The split seatbacks for the second and third rows allow you to create storage space as needed. As you can customize your storage space, you can also customize your digital entertainment. Owners can operate the DVD player, CD player, and the radio simultaneously. Three auxiliary jacks allow you to connect camcorders, digital music players, and video games.

Performance & Handling

The 2004 Chevrolet Venture employs a 3.4-liter V-6 that produces 185 horsepower and 210 lb-ft of torque. Front drive and a four-speed automatic transmission come standard. The chassis comes equipped with a MacPherson front strut and torsion beam rear suspension system.

This car offers a very smooth, quiet ride. The suspension has been tuned for comfort rather than performance driving and bumps get absorbed well. Wind, road, and engine noise seems pleasantly muted. The Venture comes equipped with an all-wheel-drive system called the Versatrak and rear parking assist. The rear park assist provides a warning if something blocks your path, and it helps you navigate tight parking spaces.


Standard safety equipment for the 2004 Chevrolet Venture Plus includes vented front disc and rear drum brakes along with daytime running lights. You can get the optional side-impact airbags. The Cargo Van adds a four-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS), front head protection for the driver, side-impact airbags, and electronic brake force distribution. You can opt for traction control on all models.

EPA Fuel Economy

Chevrolet Venture Plus: 17/24 mpg city/highway
Chevrolet Venture Cargo Van: 17/24 mpg city/highway
Chevrolet Venture LS: 17/24 mpg city/highway
Chevrolet Venture LT Entertainer: 17/24 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Smooth ride
  • Power sliding rear doors
  • Seats up to seven passengers
  • Customizable storage options
  • Optional DVD entertainment package

You Won't Like

  • Mediocre interior materials
  • Mediocre finish and trim

Sum Up

Great for vacations and taking the kids to soccer practice.

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