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1996 GMC Safari

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1996 XT w/YF7 Extended Cargo Van
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Price:   -  From $18,405
1996 XT w/R9S Extended Cargo Van Price:   -  From $18,662
1996 Base XT Extended Passenger Van Price:   -  From $19,246
1996 Base California Value XT Extended Passenger Van Price:   -  From $20,400
1996 XT w/YF7 All-wheel Drive Extended Cargo Van Price:   -  From $20,605
1996 XT w/R9S All-wheel Drive Extended Cargo Van Price:   -  From $20,862
1996 Base All-wheel Drive XT Extended Passenger Van Price:   -  From $21,446


It probably comes as no surprise that lots of American families are thinking about a new minivan. But it is surprising that so few think about the GMC Safari or its mechanical twin, the Chevrolet Astro. Maybe it's because we've been conditioned to think of minivans as front-wheel-drive vehicles that behave like cars. That's been the ethic since Chrysler invented these versatile station wagon substitutes back in 1984, and Chrysler still owns the segment. Built on a truck-style chassis, the Safari and Astro are rear-drive and not very carlike. But they are robust and rugged, offering a combination of capabilities that most of the smaller, lighter front-drive minivans simply can't handle. The overall package is still well within the minivan size category, but the appetite for hard work exceeds anything in this class.

Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
4.3L V-6 / 190 HP / 250 ft.lbs.
4-spd auto w/OD
Drive Type
Not Available
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
17 / 22 / 19 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
Not Available
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
4.3L V-6 / 190 HP / 250 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
17 / 22 / 19 Mpg
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Spare Tire And Wheel
Fuel Tank
27.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
189.8 "
Exterior Width
77.5 "
Exterior Height
76.2 "
Front Headroom
Rear Headroom
Front Legroom
Rear Legroom
Front Shoulder Room
Rear Shoulder Room
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,885 Lbs.
Wheel Base
111 "
Turning Radius
Exterior Features
Door Count
3 Doors
Lower Accent Two-tone / Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Manual / Dual Power Remote
Front Black
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
Temporary Driver
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
Radio & Infotainment
Am/fm Stereo
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Climate Control
Cruise Control
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
One Touch Open Window
Tinted Windows
Deep / Light
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (front Doors)
Power Outlets
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
60 Months / 100,000 Miles
Accessories Months

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Color: White



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Phone: (951) 372-0354
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