Research 1997 Chevrolet Venture specs for the trims available. Choose the desired trim / style from the dropdown list to see the corresponding specs.

3dr Reg WB


Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) 8.86 X 1.77
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Brake Type Power
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.94 X 1.27
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) Yes

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 86.1
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 42.8
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 126.6
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 45.8
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 48.3
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) 50.5
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 18.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 50.7
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) 16.3

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 12.73
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.23


Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 105
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600


SAE Net Torque @ RPM 205 @ 4000
Fuel System SFI
Displacement 3.4L/207
Engine Type Gas V6
Engine Order Code LA1
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 180 @ 5200

Exterior Dimensions

Wheelbase (in) 112
Liftover Height (in) 24.0
Rear Door Opening Width (in) 51.4
Rear Door Opening Height (in) 40.7
Min Ground Clearance (in) 8.3
Track Width, Rear (in) 63.3
Track Width, Front (in) 61.5
Height, Overall (in) 67.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.0
Length, Overall (in) 186.9

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 20

Interior Dimensions

Third Shoulder Room (in) 60.1
Third Hip Room (in) 48.3
Passenger Capacity 7
Third Leg Room (in) 34.0
Third Head Room (in) 38.8
Second Hip Room (in) 60.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 61.9
Second Leg Room (in) 36.9
Second Head Room (in) 39.3
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 59.8
Front Leg Room (in) 39.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) N/A


EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 25


Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.05
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.8
Steering Type Power w/Reduced Effort
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) 40.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.6


Body Style 3 Door
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Venture


Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 32
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Trailing Arm
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 25
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.34
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 1.42


Rear Tire Order Code XPU
Rear Tire Size P215/70R15
Front Tire Size P205/70R15
Front Tire Size P215/70R15
Spare Tire Order Code
Rear Tire Order Code
Front Tire Order Code
Front Tire Order Code XPU
Spare Tire Size T125/70R15
Rear Tire Size P205/70R15


Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 3500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 350
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) N/A


Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.57
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.92
Trans Description Cont. Again Electronic
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD,
Trans Type 4
Trans Order Code MX0
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.29
Clutch Size (in)
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.38
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)


EPA Classification 2WD Special Purpose

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3671


Spare Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 15 x 4.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Material Steel