(3.0) 4 reviews
MSRP: $2,624$9,088
Body Style: Passenger Van
Combined MPG: 15-19
Drivetrain: All-wheel Drive
Seats: 1-8
Cargo Space: 41.3 cu.ft.
2005 GMC Safari

Our Take on the 2005 GMC Safari

Our Take

Like the similar Chevrolet Astro, the Safari is GMC's long-lived midsize van; both date back to 1985. The truck-based Safari remains available in passenger- and cargo-carrying versions and can be equipped with rear- or all-wheel drive. Base, SLE and upscale SLT trim levels of the Safari pass... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Ride comfort
  • Handling
  • Wet-weather traction with RWD
  • No side-impact airbags
  • Resale value

Notable Features

  • 190-hp, 4.3-liter V-6
  • Available AWD
  • Choice of rear-door layout
  • Tow/haul transmission mode
  • Available Cargo Van


Consumer Reviews


Average based on 4 reviews

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GMC Safari fan

by RonK from Carson City, NV on November 23, 2014

I own a 2001 GMC Safari AWD SLT that has 143,000 miles on it. It has been very reliable and gets >17.5 mpg doing package delivery in northern Nevada. It drives well, feels planted on the road and is r... Read Full Review

10 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

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