GMC's mid-size rear-drive van continues unchanged for 2005 and shares platforms and components with the Chevrolet Astro. It comes powered by a standard 190-horsepower, 4.3-liter V-6 engine that's mated to a four-speed-automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is available for additional traction on slippery pavement. Its ladder-on-frame truck platform enables the Safari to tow a trailer or boat or haul up to 5800 pounds. Buyers can choose a conventional two-piece tailgate or optional horizontal-opening dual rear Dutch doors for greater cargo-loading convenience.
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