1997 Safari

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1997 GMC Safari

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Our Take on the 1997 GMC Safari

GMC's all-wheel-drive Safari minivan may be built on a truck, but it's outfitted as nicely as a car. That's a combination some folks prefer.

From a functional perspective, it works pretty much the same as other minivans. Once you're behind the wheel it feels much the same, too, except you sit higher. The interior seemed smaller and tighter than its car-oriented competitors such as the Chevy Venture or Dodge Caravan. Yet, with quad bucket seats, leather upholstery, overhead console and a long list of power equipment, it was plush.

Because it is tall, getting in requires the Safari two-step: first the running board, then the floor. Front-seat legroom suffers some because the engine sits... Read More