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Summarization of GMC Safari:

GMC Safari have only one modification of doors quantity:3.
Minimum width of this car is 77.0 mm. in 3dr Minivan (1995), and maximum is 77.5 in 3dr Minivan AWD (1996)
Option SLT 3dr Ext Minivan AWD (1991) have min height 73.0. Option SLE 3dr Ext Minivan (1993) have max height 76.6mm.
Length min of GMC Safari:176.5 in SLE 3dr Minivan (1991). Max length: 189.8.
Years production:1990 - 2005
Price deppend on modification from 23441$ (SLE Rwd 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A) (2001)) to 26430$ (AWD 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A) (2005))
GMC Safari was equipped with only one option of the engine with 6 cylinders.
Min clearance: in option Rwd 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A) (2005) (6.8), max: in option 3dr Minivan (1995)(7.5)

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GMC Safari information:

Have you heard about Chevrolet Astro? Also known by the name GMC Safari, Chevrolet Astro is one of the rear wheel drive vans that were classified under the class mid-sized vans. The GMC Safari was launched in the year 1985 and they soon became a strong competitor to the reputed ones on the roads like Dodge Caravan and Toyota Van. This is something that added to the popularity of these vans and soon saw an increase in its market value. One of the exclusive features that contributed to the popularity of GMC Safari is that apart from available as passenger vans they were also available in the form of cargo vans. These vans were catered from 1985 to 2005 and in these twenty years, there was never a year where the sales were dull. These vans were initially assembled in the factory located in Maryland USA and the body style that it commonly followed was that of a three door van. Throughout the twenty years of its renowned one, each year the company introduced an advanced version of its predecessor. Even though on most of the occasions, the mechanical features were alike, the responsible team ensured that some new changes were added. If you are planning to purchase a minivan and if you don’t mind writing a check for a used minivan, you should definitely consider learning more about the different models of the GMC Safari. Continue reading, to achieve this task.

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1990 GMC

The engine specifications were 4.3 L V six cylinder and the fuel economy of these vehicles were around 15 to 18 gallons per liter. The drive terrain was all wheel drive and the engine which could produce a power of 150 hp was coupled with a four speed automatic transmission.

1991 GMC

The GMC Safari vehicles did not come with many differences when compared to its predecessors, however, these models faced little criticism for not being able to maintain the fuel efficiency level like that of the previous versions. However, all the other mechanical features remained the same. One outstanding or additional feature was the availability of sports suspension.

1992 GMC

The engine and transmission were same when compared to the previous models. What was new with these models was that Dutch doors. You also got a rear defogger or wiper with the models in this period. These models also provided more power than the previous models, thanks to a boosted engine.

1993 GMC

The GMC Safari models were special because the engine was additionally boosted and as a result a 15 hp was added to the total cart. These models also came with automatic transmission which was installed with electronic shift controls. You could also start the engine on second gear. The revamped speedometer showed to 100 mph.

1994 GMC

What’s new with the 1994 GMC Safari was that the driver airbag which was optional in the previous models was made standard. Furthermore, the side door guard beams were made with more strong materials and the air conditioners featured CFC free refrigerant.  Another unique feature was a high mount brake light.

1995 GMC

With the 1995 GMC Safari, you got more power and that too to a rate of 190 hp however, the fuel efficiency was reduced to a maximum of 17 miles per gallon. The metal sheet fitted on the front seat with these models got a facelift and the air conditioning systems were also improved. Another additional feature was a keyless entry option.

1996

The GMC Safari in this year got various facelift in the interior features. One among them was dual airbags. Some of the others were more leg and foot space. These models also came with dual integrated child seats and this signified that the company was giving more priority to the safety features. Child lock, new audio systems with radio etc were some of the other additional features.

1997

This year saw new debuts like illuminated entry as well as day time running lights. The automatic transmission which was common with the previous versions got a complete makeover and it was made smoother. You also had leather seat options with the top end trim levels.

1998

The 1998 GMC Safari did not come with outstanding changes when compared to the previous models. However, you had more options with the color and some transmission refinements were also seen with these models.

1999

With these models you had two exterior paint options and you also had the option to with the body claddings. The outside mirrors together with the wheels got a complete facelift and you also had an auto trac transfer case with these models.

2000

The GMC Safari in 2000 came with some engine refinements and the ABS components. The lighting system together with the other options like power locking and fuel tank got some facelift.

2001

The 2001 GMC Safari came with high output alternators and for enhancing the safety features you had improved door locks and the feature keyless entry was made standard especially on the passenger models. The trim levels were reduced to two for the purpose of reducing build complexity.

2002

The GMC Safari in 2002 came with a multipoint fuel injection which essentially gave the engine a boost and drivability. The bearing life was improved as a result and the performance was outstanding.

2003

The 2003 GMC Safari was not known for uniqueness or additional features when compared with the previous versions. However, the performance kept it on top and you also had some additional features like 16 inch aluminum alloy wheels together with and enhanced braking system.

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2004

The engine and the other mechanical features like transmission etc remained same as the previous models and you could see a drop of fuel efficiency to 16 miles per gallon. But the power rating i.e. 190 hp was an exceptional factor and these models also came with an argent grille which was made standard.

2005

Surprisingly the GMC Safari for 2005 did not come with any changes and still it was widely approved by the masses due to the reputation that it had created over the previous years.

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GMC Safari modifications:

All GMC Safari years
modification price cylinder wheels doors width x length x height clearance

Rwd 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A) (2003 - 2005)

24,430$ 6 rear wheel drive 3 77.5 x 189.8 x 75.0 6.8

AWD 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A) (2003 - 2005)

26,430$ 6 all wheel drive 3 77.5 x 189.8 x 75.0 6.8

SLE Rwd 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A) (2001 - 2002)

24,145$ 6 rear wheel drive 3 77.5 x 189.8 x 75 6.8

SLE AWD 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A) (2001 - 2002)

25,960$ 6 all wheel drive 3 77.5 x 189.8 x 75 6.8

SLE 3dr Minivan AWD (1990 - 2000)

0$ 6 all wheel drive 3 77.5 x 189.8 x 75.0 6.8

SLX 3dr Minivan AWD (1990 - 1998)

0$ 6 all wheel drive 3 77.5 x 189.8 x 75.0 6.8

SLX 3dr Minivan (1990 - 1998)

0$ 6 rear wheel drive 3 77.5 x 189.8 x 75.0 6.8

SLT 3dr Minivan (1990 - 2000)

0$ 6 rear wheel drive 3 77.5 x 189.8 x 75.0 6.8

SLT 3dr Minivan AWD (1990 - 2000)

0$ 6 all wheel drive 3 77.5 x 189.8 x 75.0 6.8

SLE 3dr Minivan (1990 - 2000)

0$ 6 rear wheel drive 3 77.5 x 189.8 x 75.0 6.8

3dr Ext Minivan AWD (1991 - 1994)

0$ 6 all wheel drive 3 77.0 x 186.8 x 76.4 7.5

3dr Ext Minivan (1991 - 1994)

0$ 6 rear wheel drive 3 77.0 x 186.8 x 76.4 7.5

SLE 3dr Ext Minivan (1990 - 1994)

0$ 6 rear wheel drive 3 77.0 x 186.8 x 76.4 7.5

3dr Minivan AWD (1991 - 1996)

0$ 6 all wheel drive 3 77.5 x 189.8 x 76.1 7.5

SLT 3dr Ext Minivan (1990 - 1994)

0$ 6 rear wheel drive 3 77.0 x 186.8 x 76.4 7.5

SLE 3dr Ext Minivan AWD (1990 - 1994)

0$ 6 all wheel drive 3 77.0 x 186.8 x 76.4 7.5

SLT 3dr Ext Minivan AWD (1990 - 1994)

0$ 6 all wheel drive 3 77.0 x 186.8 x 76.4 7.5

3dr Minivan (1991 - 1996)

0$ 6 rear wheel drive 3 77.5 x 189.8 x 76.1 7.5

SLX 3dr Ext Minivan AWD (1990 - 1994)

0$ 6 all wheel drive 3 77.0 x 186.8 x 76.4 7.5

SLX 3dr Ext Minivan (1990 - 1994)

0$ 6 rear wheel drive 3 77.0 x 186.8 x 76.4 7.5

SL 3dr Minivan (1999 - 2000)

0$ 6 rear wheel drive 3 77.5 x 189.8 x 75.0 6.8

SL 3dr Minivan AWD (1999 - 2000)

0$ 6 all wheel drive 3 77.5 x 189.8 x 75.0 6.8

GT Sport 3dr Ext Minivan (1993)

0$ 6 rear wheel drive 3 77.5 x 186.8 x 76.6