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2005 GMC Safari Cargo
3 Dr STD AWD Cargo Van Extended
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$26,170
2019 GMC Savana Cargo
2500 Extended RWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$34,348
2 listings nationwide

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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...

2019 GMC Savana Cargo
2500 Extended RWD
Tim O'Sullivan Preview:

The GMC Savana Cargo van has been helping people get work done for more than 20 years. For 2019, it carries over. The van comes with a choice of two wheelbase lengths: the regular whe...

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."
2019 GMC Savana Cargo
2500 Extended RWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2005 GMC Safari Cargo
3 Dr STD AWD Cargo Van Extended
2019 GMC Savana Cargo
2500 Extended RWD
Powertrain 4-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
RWD
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
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Diesel
Compressed Natural Gas
Gasoline
Power
190 hp @ 4,400 RPM
341 hp @ 5,400 RPM
181 hp @ 3,400 RPM
341 hp @ 5,400 RPM
276 hp @ 5,200 RPM
Torque
250 lb-ft @ 2,800 RPM
373 lb-ft @ 4,200 RPM
369 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM
373 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
298 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
8 cylinders
4 cylinders
8 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
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9.4:1
16.5:1
9.4:1
11:1
Displacement
4,300 cc
6,000 cc
2,800 cc
6,000 cc
4,300 cc
Bore x Stroke
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4 in x 3.62 in
3.7 in x 3.94 in
4 in x 3.62 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 41.3 in
Back Legroom -- --
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- 284.4 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,659 lbs 3,022 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity 5,500 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 9,800 lbs
Exterior
Length 189.8 in 244.1 in
Width 77.5 in 79.2 in
Height 75 in 84.3 in
Wheelbase 111.2 in 155 in

Available Options

2005 GMC Safari Cargo
3 Dr STD AWD Cargo Van Extended
2019 GMC Savana Cargo
2500 Extended RWD

Exterior Colors

  • Cardinal Red
  • Dark Sky Metallic
  • Marine Blue Metallic
  • Onyx Black
  • Quicksilver Metallic
  • Summit White

Option Packages

  • Audio System, 6.5" Diagonal Color Touch Screen Navigation With GMC Infotainment System, Am/FM Stereo With CD Player
  • Engine, 2.8L Duramax Turbo-Diesel, Di, 4-Cylinder
  • Engine, 6.0L V8 SFI Gaseous CNG/LPG Capable
  • Engine, Vortec 6.0L V8 SFI Flexfuel
  • Air Conditioning, Rear
  • Auxiliary Heat Generator, Fuel-Operated.
  • Cargo Liner, Spray-In
  • Cargo Package
  • Communications Package
  • Enhanced Convenience Package
  • Hotel Shuttle Package, Incomplete Vehicle
  • LPO, Bulkhead Divider
  • LPO, Bulkhead Divider With Door
  • LPO, Molded Assist Steps
  • LPO, Swing Out Ladder Rack
  • Safety Package
  • Seating Arrangement, 5-Passenger, Savana Crew Van Package

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