Used 2005 GMC Safari Cargo

2005 GMC Safari Cargo
List Price Estimate
$3,682 - $5,561

Pros & Cons

  • Lots of cargo space with reasonable exterior dimensions, high towing ability, torquey V6.
  • Poor fuel economy, intrusive engine cover makes for small footwells, overall lack of refinement.
GMC Safari Cargo years

Edmunds' Expert Review

A workhorse minivan designed for contractors rather than families.

2005 Highlights

No major changes for the Safari Cargo Van this year.


Overallundefined / 5

Consumer reviews

There are no consumer reviews for the 2005 GMC Safari Cargo.

Trending topics in reviews

    Features & Specs

    Rwd 3dr Minivan features & specs
    Rwd 3dr Minivan
    4.3L 6cyl 4A
    MPG 15 city / 20 hwy
    Seats 2
    4-speed automatic
    190 hp @ 4400 rpm

    AWD 3dr Minivan features & specs
    AWD 3dr Minivan
    4.3L 6cyl 4A
    MPG 14 city / 18 hwy
    Seats 2
    4-speed automatic
    190 hp @ 4400 rpm

    See all Used 2005 GMC Safari Cargo features & specs


    NHTSA Overall Rating

    The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.

    Frontal Barrier Crash RatingRating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver3 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
    Side Crash RatingRating
    OverallNot Rated
    Side Barrier RatingRating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
    Combined Side Barrier & Pole RatingsRating
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
    RolloverNot Rated
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

    IIHS Rating

    The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.

    Side Impact TestNot Tested
    Roof Strength TestNot Tested
    Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    IIHS Small Overlap Front TestNot Tested
    Moderate Overlap Front Test


    Is the GMC Safari Cargo a good car?

    The Edmunds experts tested the 2005 Safari Cargo both on the road and at the track. You probably care about GMC Safari Cargo fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Safari Cargo gets an EPA-estimated 15 mpg to 17 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Safari Cargo has 170.4 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a GMC Safari Cargo. Learn more

    Is the GMC Safari Cargo reliable?

    To determine whether the GMC Safari Cargo is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Safari Cargo. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Safari Cargo's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

    Is the 2005 GMC Safari Cargo a good car?

    There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2005 GMC Safari Cargo is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2005 Safari Cargo is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

    How much should I pay for a 2005 GMC Safari Cargo?

    The least-expensive 2005 GMC Safari Cargo is the 2005 GMC Safari Cargo Rwd 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $22,930.

    Other versions include:

    • Rwd 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $22,930
    • AWD 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $25,430
    Learn more

    What are the different models of GMC Safari Cargo?

    If you're interested in the GMC Safari Cargo, the next question is, which Safari Cargo model is right for you? Safari Cargo variants include Rwd 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A), and AWD 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A). For a full list of Safari Cargo models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

    More about the 2005 GMC Safari Cargo

    Used 2005 GMC Safari Cargo Overview

    The Used 2005 GMC Safari Cargo is offered in the following submodels: Safari Cargo Minivan. Available styles include Rwd 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A), and AWD 3dr Minivan (4.3L 6cyl 4A).

    What do people think of the 2005 GMC Safari Cargo?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2005 GMC Safari Cargo and all its trim types. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2005 Safari Cargo.

    Edmunds Expert Reviews

    Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2005 GMC Safari Cargo and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2005 Safari Cargo featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

    Our Review Process

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    We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

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    Should I lease or buy a 2005 GMC Safari Cargo?

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