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2005 GMC Safari Cargo
Extended AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$26,170
2021 Chevrolet Express Cargo
2500 Extended RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$40,943
7 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2005 GMC Safari Cargo
Extended AWD

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...

2021 Chevrolet Express Cargo
2500 Extended RWD
Stephen Edelstein Preview:

When it comes to cargo vans, it’s Ford’s game. The Ford Transit is the model to beat in the segment, but that hasn’t stopped General Motors from carrying on with vans from both Chevrol...

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

2005 GMC Safari Cargo
Extended AWD
30
GuruWZNG6 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."
2021 Chevrolet Express Cargo
2500 Extended RWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2005 GMC Safari Cargo
Extended AWD
2021 Chevrolet Express Cargo
2500 Extended RWD
Powertrain 4-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
RWD
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
14 MPG
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Fuel Economy, Highway
18 MPG
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Fuel Tank Volume 27 gal 31 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Diesel
Gasoline
Power
190 hp @ 4,400 RPM
401 hp @ 5,200 RPM
181 hp @ 3,400 RPM
276 hp @ 5,200 RPM
Torque
250 lb-ft @ 2,800 RPM
464 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
369 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM
298 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
8 cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
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10.8:1
16.5:1
11:1
Displacement
4,300 cc
6,600 cc
2,800 cc
4,300 cc
Bore x Stroke
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4.06 in x 3.86 in
3.7 in x 3.94 in
3.92 in x 3.62 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver 3 stars --
Front Passenger 4 stars --
Side Driver 5 stars --
Side Rear Passenger 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Optional --
Cassette Player Optional --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Optional Standard
Power Door Locks Optional Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 2 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.6 in 41.4 in
Back Legroom -- --
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- 283.6 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,659 lbs 3,060 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity 5,500 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 10,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 189.8 in 244.1 in
Width 77.5 in 79.3 in
Height 75 in 84.3 in
Wheelbase 111.2 in 155.2 in

Available Options

2005 GMC Safari Cargo
Extended AWD
2021 Chevrolet Express Cargo
2500 Extended RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Black
  • Red Hot
  • Silver Ice Metallic
  • Summit White

Option Packages

  • Engine, 2.8L Duramax Turbo-Diesel, Di, 4-Cylinder
  • Engine, 6.6L V8
  • Air Conditioning, Rear
  • Auxiliary Heat Generator, Fuel-Operated.
  • Cargo Liner, Spray-In
  • Communications Package
  • Enhanced Convenience Package
  • Hotel Shuttle Package
  • LPO, Molded Assist Steps
  • Safety Package
  • Seating Arrangement, 5-Passenger, Express Crew Van Package

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