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2004 GMC Safari Minivan


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GMC Safari Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.3 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 190 hp @ 4400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 12/16 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2004 GMC Safari

  • Other than its ability to mimic a SUV in terms of towing ability and cargo space, there's not much about the Safari van that makes it a viable choice over its numerous competitors.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Standard eight-passenger seating, 5,400-pound trailer rating, torquey V6.

  • Cons

    Poor fuel economy, intrusive engine cover makes for small footwells, overall lack of refinement.

  • What's New for 2004

    An Argent grille is now standard on the base model.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (5 total reviews)


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Vehicle: 2004 GMC Safari AWD 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A)

low upkeep costs. parts are cheep, alot of cargo room, good head and body room. Can fit two adults and car seat in same row and still have moving around room, no other mid-sized van has that. 8 passenger spaces with luggage for 8 people inside the van. Can fit 8' 2x4 on floor and 10' on top of dash with all doors closed. 4'x8' plywood fits inside with doors closed.


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Vehicle: 2004 GMC Safari Rwd 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A)

it is the coolest van

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

2nd one i've owned

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Vehicle: 2004 GMC Safari AWD 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A)

This is my 2nd Safari. My husband is driving the other one now. It's a 1996 and I liked it so much I bought another one. It's all wheel drive and available cargo space gives it more bang for the buck compared to other mini vans or suv's when price does matter.

Gas Mileage


  • 12
  • cty
  • 16
  • highway
Calculate Yearly Fuel Costs

Full 2004 GMC Safari Review

What's New for 2004

An Argent grille is now standard on the base model.

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