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2005 SAFARI – THE PROFESSIONAL GRADE MIDSIZE VAN FOR WORK AND FAMILY TRANSPORTATION

New for 2005
* No new features for 2005

Commercial customers lòòking for a midsize van wîth the largest standard engine in its class – along wîth the most torque, ample horsepower and loads of cargo capacity – need look no further than GMC Safari. Its professional grade attributes also make Safari an ideal choice for active families.

Versatility

Versatility is Safari's middle name. It's available as a seven- or eight-passenger van or as a cargo van, and adeptly meets those diverse needs. For families on the go, Safari delivers 170.4 cubic feet (4,825L) of cargo capacity wîth the center row and rear seats removed. With only the rear seats removed, cargo capacity is an impressive 104 cubic feet (2,945L) – the interior volume of a typical midsize sedan. (concept carz) Even wîth all seats in place, Safari provides 41.3 cubic feet (1,170L) of cargo capacity.

The interior volume dimensions are even more impressive for Safari's commercial customers: 47.2 inches (1,199 mm) cargo area height, 51.6 inches (1,311 mm) between the wheelhousings, 98.6 inches (2,504 mm) load floor length (measured at the floor to the back of the front seats), extending to 126 inches (3,200 mm) when measuring all the way to the console.

Commercial and passenger Safari vans are available in rear- or all-wheel drive, providing an added level of safety and performance.

Power

Safari's power is derived from its standard Vortec 4300 4.3L V-6 engine delivering 190 horsepower (142 kw) at 4400 rpm and 250 lb.-ft (339 Nm) of torque at 2800 rpm. That's the most torque and one of the highest horsepower ratings in Safari's class. The Vortec 4300 is mated to the Hydra-Matic 4L60-E four-speed, electronically controlled automatic wîth overdrive. This combination enables Safari to tow trailers weighing up to 5,400 pounds (2,452 kg). All models feature 16-inch wheels and P215/70R16 all-season steel belted radial tires, wîth aluminum wheels standard on all uplevel SLE and SLT models.

Enhanced safety features

Safari cabins provide smooth surfaces and energy-absorbing foam attached behind trim panels, moldings, the headliner and all other vital areas to protect occupants from potential head injuries.

A standard four-wheel ABS braking system featuring four-wheel power discs, a highly responsive Hydroboost hydraulic assist power brake booster and GM's Dynamic Rear Proportioning provides quick, controlled stops and additional safety alerts. The brakes provide excellent pedal feel, including reduced pedal effort and travel, and quieter operation and significantly longer pad life. Compared to earlier systems, the Safari brakes provide:

* Shorter stopping distances
* More stopping power for high-deceleration stops
* A reduction in maximum pedal force and pedal travel during high deceleration stops and also during normal deceleration
* ABS software wîth ability to recognize a half-system failure, such as that caused by a leaking brake line; during half-system operation, the red BRAKE telltale is illuminated and the ABS module engaged in half-system operation.
* Highly audible warning chimes to alert drivers of a failure or malfunction in the braking system and the need for repair. Chimes are activated whenever the red BRAKE or amber ABS telltale is illuminated.
* More reserve power assist for braking under specific conditions; the system will continue to provide sufficient power assist to stop the van, if the engine stalls or is turned off.

Safari also protects its passengers and cargo wîth such features as standard driver and front-passenger air bags, child security sliding door, battery rundown protection and the PASSLock theft-deterrent system. A lockout provision also prevents the driver door from locking if the key is inadvertently left in the ignition.

Value

To deliver the most value to Safari owners, options may be ordered individually, rather than in equipment groups, enabling customers to tailor Safari to their personal requirements. Passenger Safari models are available in base, SLE and SLT trim levels; the cargo van is available in base trim.

Source - GMC
 
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