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2005 GMC Safari Cargo
3 Dr STD AWD Cargo Van Extended
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$26,170
2005 Chevrolet Astro
Extended AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$27,170
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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2005 GMC Safari Cargo
3 Dr STD AWD Cargo Van Extended

There isn't much to change about the 2005 GMC Safari Cargo Van, a commercial hauler with 170 cubic feet of storage space. It is a functional van with the same dimensions as the Passen...

2005 Chevrolet Astro
Extended AWD

Not much changed for the Chevy Astro passenger van in its last year of production. The Astro passenger van comes in two trims: 2WD and AWD. Both trims have a 4.3 L, 190 hp V6 powertr...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2005 GMC Safari Cargo
3 Dr STD AWD Cargo Van Extended
20
writes:
Used this van as a straight up cargo van, no towing. Capacity of course is limited. But unlike a pick-up, I ne...
Handling Ranked 2016 Chevrolet Express Cargo 2500 RWD worse.
"Pure mass and posture of the Express van over the Safari definitely effects handling. But that is to be expected."
Value Ranked 2016 Chevrolet Express Cargo 2500 RWD better.
"Many features just thru a 9 year evolution of the product make the Express better. Mirrors, AC, transmission, instrumentation information, seats, etc."
2005 Chevrolet Astro
Extended AWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2005 GMC Safari Cargo
3 Dr STD AWD Cargo Van Extended
2005 Chevrolet Astro
Extended AWD
Powertrain 4-Speed Automatic 4-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
14 MPG
12 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
18 MPG
16 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 27 gal 27 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
190 hp @ 4,400 RPM
190 hp @ 4,400 RPM
Torque
250 lb-ft @ 2,800 RPM
250 lb-ft @ 2,800 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
--
9.2:1
Displacement
4,300 cc
4,300 cc
Bore x Stroke
--
4 in x 3.48 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver 3 stars 3 stars
Front Passenger 4 stars 4 stars
Side Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Rear Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats -- Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Optional Optional
CD Changer -- Optional
Cassette Player Optional Optional
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard
Driver Power Seats -- Optional
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 2 seats 8 seats
Front Legroom 41.6 in 41.6 in
Back Legroom -- 36.5 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- 41.3 cu ft
Standard Payload -- 1,509 lbs
Maximum Payload 1,659 lbs 1,509 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity 5,500 lbs 5,200 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 5,200 lbs
Exterior
Length 189.8 in 189.8 in
Width 77.5 in 77.5 in
Height 75 in 75 in
Wheelbase 111.2 in 111.2 in
Bed Length -- 28.4 in

Available Options

2005 GMC Safari Cargo
3 Dr STD AWD Cargo Van Extended
2005 Chevrolet Astro
Extended AWD

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