2004 GMC Safari Overview


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2004 GMC Safari Overview

2004 GMC Safari

A truck-based minivan, the 2004 GMC Safari remains unchanged from 2003.  Available as a two-seater cargo van, with 170 cubic feet of room, or an 8-seater passenger van with removable second and third row seats and 41 cubic feet of space, the 2004 Safari offers an alternative to SUVs for drivers needing more functional cargo capacity.  The minivan is offered in either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive, with a 4.3-liter, 190-hp V6 engine that delivers 250 lb-ft of torque.  A 4-speed automatic transmission features a tow/haul mode, and the sturdy van is rated to tow up to 5400 pounds.

The Cargo van is oriented towards functionality rather than passenger comfort.  Though both trims come with ABS brakes, dual front airbags, a radio, and air conditioning, the Passenger van is more people-oriented, offering full power features, cruise control, and automatic headlights.  Leather seats, a trip computer, and a power driver's seat are optional only on the Passenger Safari.  A third row of seating in the Passenger van is optional.  The Cargo can be outfitted with many of the standard features found on the Passenger van if you need to work in more comfortable surroundings.  There is a sliding door on the passenger side, and the dual rear cargo doors can be outfitted to open as one unit with the rear window or separately.

The 2004 Safari does well in NHTSA crash tests, earning five stars in side impact tests, but only three in frontal impact.  It gets a poor rating from the Insurance Institute.  Owners buy the minivan for its spacious interior and ability to hold a huge amount of cargo.  A roof rack is optional for even more versatility.  Downsides include terrible fuel economy, cramped front legroom, and a bland interior.


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