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2005 GMC Safari
3 Dr SLE AWD Passenger Van Extended

For those looking for minivan space, but need a little more towing power than your average family van, the 2005 GMC Safari offers a powerful engine, all-wheel drive, and up to 5400 pou...

2019 GMC Savana
LS 2500 RWD
Tim O'Sullivan Preview:

The GMC Savana carries over for 2019. Its competitors include the Chevrolet Express and the Nissan NV Passenger. The Savana can seat up to 12 people with the regular wheelbase or up ...

Specs

2005 GMC Safari
3 Dr SLE AWD Passenger Van Extended
2019 GMC Savana
LS 2500 RWD
Powertrain 4-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
AWD
RWD
RWD
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
12 MPG
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Fuel Economy, Highway
16 MPG
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Fuel Tank Volume 27 gal 31 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Compressed Natural Gas
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Diesel
Gasoline
Power
190 hp @ 4,400 RPM
341 hp @ 5,400 RPM
341 hp @ 5,400 RPM
181 hp @ 3,400 RPM
276 hp @ 5,200 RPM
Torque
250 lb-ft @ 2,800 RPM
373 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
373 lb-ft @ 4,200 RPM
369 lb-ft @ 2,000 RPM
298 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
8 cylinders
8 cylinders
4 cylinders
6 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.2:1
9.4:1
9.4:1
16.5:1
11:1
Displacement
4,300 cc
6,000 cc
6,000 cc
2,800 cc
4,300 cc
Bore x Stroke
4 in x 3.48 in
4 in x 3.62 in
4 in x 3.62 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
Leather Seats Optional --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
Cassette Player Optional --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Optional --
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 8 seats 12 seats
Front Legroom 41.6 in 41.3 in
Back Legroom 36.5 in 36.3 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 41.3 cu ft 92.1 cu ft
Standard Payload 1,601 lbs --
Maximum Payload 1,509 lbs 2,595 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity 5,200 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 5,200 lbs 9,400 lbs
Exterior
Length 189.8 in 224.1 in
Width 77.5 in 79.2 in
Height 75 in 84.6 in
Wheelbase 111.2 in 135 in
Bed Length 28.4 in --

Available Options

2005 GMC Safari
3 Dr SLE AWD Passenger Van Extended
2019 GMC Savana
LS 2500 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
  • Enhanced Convenience Package
  • 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
  • Communications Package
  • LPO, Molded Assist Steps
  • Safety Package

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