2003 GMC Safari Passenger

2003 GMC Safari Passenger Rebates and Incentives

Prices and Incentives

Dealer Price:
$23,690 - $25,690

Original MSRP:
$21,439 - $23,249

NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS
Overall Safety Rating

Frontal crash ratings:
Driver: *  *  *  Passenger: *  *  *  * 

Side crash ratings:
Driver: *  *  *  *  *  Rear Passenger: *  *  *  *  * 

Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA ROLLOVER RESISTANCE RATING: *  *  * 

The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating essentially measures vehicle characteristics of center of gravity and track width to determine how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).
See all Safety Rating Results
2003 GMC Safari Passenger Review
"Upgraded brakes and revised pricing headline GMC's version of the Chevrolet Astro for 2003. Safari comes in one body length with passenger-side sliding door, plus 4.3-liter V6, automatic transmission with Tow/Haul mode, and rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. For 2003, some items in the uplevel SLE and SLT packages become stand-alone options. All models seat eight on two front buckets and two 3-place rear benches; 2nd-row buckets are optional. Available are side-by-side rear cargo doors or optional Dutch doors with separate-opening upper glass. Like Astro, Safari also offers a 2-seat Cargo Van. Antilock brakes are standard, but now include 4-wheel discs (vs. front only), plus front/rear brake-force proportioning. Traction control and side airbags are unavailable. In other news, all Safaris go from 15- to 16-inch wheels, with optional alloys for SLE and SLT, and interiors get smoother trim surfaces with energy-absorbent backing designed to reduce head injuries. Safari and Astro are America's only truck-based minivans, with a basic design that dates from the 1980s."
Warranty Information
Basic: 3 Years/36,000 Miles
Recalls Issued
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID 03V328
Number of Units Affected 41,477
Summary Some of these minivans have an interference condition between the lower ball joint rubber boot and the steering knuckle (both left and right sides), which could result in cutting of the boot that is intended to seal the ball joint. If the lower ball joint boot were cut, contamination from the road (salt, dirt, water, etc.) could enter the ball socket area of the ball joint causing the joint to wear out too quickly. The steering knuckle could separate from the lower control arm, dropping down the affected corner of the vehicle. The coil spring would push the control arm down into contact with the ground, creating a drag that would slow the vehicle. The driver could have difficulty in maintaining the directional control of the vehicle. In addition, the affected wheel assembly could separate from the vehicle if forces resulting from the wheel's dragging action were sufficient to fracture the tie rod end and upper ball joint connections. Separation of the wheel assembly would also sever...
Remedy Dealers will replace the steering knuckles. The manufacturer has reported that owner notification is expected to begin during the first quarter of 2004. Owners may contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, or GMC at 1-866-996-9463.
Dates of Manufacture March 2002 - June 2003
Manufacturer Recall Number 03044

2003 GMC Safari Passenger Models & Prices

2003 GMC Safari Passenger BASE
Dealer Price Dealer Invoice Pricing Estimated Payments
Ext 111" WB RWD $23,690 $21,439 $350 / Month*
Ext 111" WB AWD $25,690 $23,249 $379 / Month*

2003 GMC Safari Passenger Features and Standard Equipment

EMISSIONS CERTIFICATION Features
BASE
LEV certified (4.3L engine/4-speed auto trans)
EPA FUEL ECONOMY RATINGS Features
BASE
City 14/hwy 17 (4.3L engine/4-speed auto trans)
City 16/hwy 20 (4.3L engine/4-speed auto trans)
EXTERIOR Features
BASE
Body, rear cargo panel doors, & sliding passenger side cargo doors
Bumpers, front & rear, painted body-color, rear step-inc: pad
Glass, complete body window package-inc: swing-out glass for side sliding- door window & driver side front quarter window
Glass, Solar-Ray deep tinted (all windows except light tinted glass on windshield, driver & front passenger)
Grille, molded w/chrome accents
Headlamps, dual halogen composite-inc: flash-to-pass feature & automatic lamp control
License plate attachment, front
Mirrors, outside rearview, foldaway, power, black, below eye-line
Wipers, intermittent, front wet-arm w/pulse washers
INTERIOR Features
BASE
Air conditioning, front manual
Assist handles, front passenger & sliding door pillar
Cigarette lighter, on engine cover console
Convenience package, power windows & door locks
Convenience package, Tilt-Wheel & cruise control
Cupholders, in-dash, center & rear
Floormats, color-keyed, rubberized vinyl, removable, for all seating areas
Glovebox, lockable, in front of engine cover
Heater & defogger-inc: front & side window defoggers & rear passenger heating ducts
Instrumentation, analog-inc: speedometer, odometer w/trip odometer, fuel level, voltmeter, engine temperature & oil pressure
Lighting, interior, dome lamp, door handle-activated delayed illuminated entry lamps, front & middle entry-inc: adjustable reading, rear dome & dome defeat switch
Lighting, interior, dual reading
Power outlets, auxiliary, covered, 2 on engine cover in front, plus lighter, 12-volt
Seating, 8-passenger, custom cloth trim, front buckets, reclining w/inboard armrests, map pockets, manual driver lumbar support, head restraints w/ center & rear row removable benches
Sound system, ETR AM/FM stereo-inc: seek-and-scan & digital clock
Storage bin, in driver side center & rear quarter panels
Theft-deterrent system, PASSLock
Visors, padded, driver & passenger side w/vinyl trim & dual vanity mirrors
Warning tones, headlamp on, key-in-ignition, driver safety belt unfasten, turn signal on
MECHANICAL Features
BASE
All-wheel drive
Alternator, 105 amps
Battery, heavy-duty, 600 cold-cranking amps-inc: rundown protection & retained accessory power
Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
Engine, Vortec 4300 V6 MFI (190 HP [141.7 kW] @ 4400 rpm, 250 lb.-ft. [339.5 N-m] @ 2800 rpm)
Exhaust, aluminized stainless-steel muffler & tailpipe
GVWR, 5900 lbs. (2676 kg)
GVWR, 6100 lbs. (2767 kg)
Rear axle, 3.42 ratio
Rear-wheel drive
Steering, power
Suspension, front, independent coil spring
Suspension, front, independent torsion bar
Suspension, rear, single-stage spring, steel
Tire, spare, compact, mounted w/wheel under floor & winch-type carrier located under floor
Tires, P215/70R16, all-season, blackwall
Tow/haul mode selector, at center of shift lever
Trailering wiring harness, 6-wire
Transfer case, AWD electronic automatic system
Transmission, 4-speed automatic, electronically controlled w/overdrive
Wheels, 4 - 16" x 6.5" (40.6 cm x 16.5 cm) styled steel, painted-inc: center caps & steel spare
SAFETY Features
BASE
Air bags, frontal, driver & right front passenger
Door beams, steel-side

2003 GMC Safari Passenger Options and Addition Equipment

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS Options
BASE
AIR CONDITIONING, REAR
ASSIST STEPS, MOUNTED BETWEEN FRONT & REAR WHEELS AT BOTTOM OF ROCKER PANEL (N/A W/1SA Preferred Equipment Group)
ASSIST STEPS, MOUNTED BETWEEN FRONT & REAR WHEELS AT BOTTOM OF ROCKER PANEL (N/A w/1SA Preferred Equipment Group) (w/Z82 HD Trailering Equipment REQ: ZP7 7-Passenger Seating)
CARGO CONVENIENCE NET, IN REAR COMPARTMENT AREA
COLD CLIMATE PACKAGE -inc: engine block heater
CONSOLE, OVERHEAD, 2 STORAGE COMPARTMENTS, GARAGE DOOR OPENER COMPARTMENT, 4 MAP READING LAMPS, DOME LAMP, ELECTRONIC COMPASS, OUTSIDE TEMPERATURE READOUT & TRIP ODOMETER (REQ: DH2 Visors) (N/A w/1SA Preferred Equipment Group)
DEALER AUTHORIZES ORDER RELEASE
HEATER, REAR, AUXILIARY
ILLINOIS COST SURCHARGE
KEYLESS ENTRY, REMOTE -inc: 2 transmitters & remote panic button
LUGGAGE RACK, ROOF-MOUNTED, BLACK, ADJUSTABLE
NEW JERSEY COST SURCHARGE *Required on all vehicles to be registered in New Jersey*
SOUND SYSTEM FEATURE, REAR AUDIO CONTROLS -inc: headphone jacks (headphones not included) (REQ: 1SD or 1SE Marketing Option Pkg)
TRAILERING EQUIPMENT, HEAVY-DUTY -inc: trailering hitch platform & 8-lead wiring harness
VISORS, PADDED, DRIVER & PASSENGER SIDE W/CLOTH TRIM, EXTENDERS, ILLUMINATED VANITY MIRRORS, & AUXILIARY VISORS (REQ: DK8 Overhead Console)
AXLE Options
BASE
REAR AXLE, 3.42 RATIO (STD)
REAR AXLE, 3.73 RATIO
BODY CODE Options
BASE
BODY, REAR CARGO PANEL DOORS, & SLIDING PASSENGER SIDE CARGO DOORS (STD) (N/A W/1SD or 1SE Preferred Equipment Group)
BODY, REAR DUTCH DOORS, & SLIDING PASSENGER SIDE CARGO DOORS -inc: electric release, rear-window wiper/washer & (C49) Defogger, rear-window, electric
DIFFERENTIAL Options
BASE
DIFFERENTIAL, LOCKING, HEAVY-DUTY, REAR
NO LOCKING DIFFERENTIAL
EMISSIONS Options
BASE
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, CALIFORNIA, NEW YORK, VERMONT, MASSACHUSETTS OR MAINE (for vehicles ordered by dealers in states of California, New York, Vermont, Massachusetts or Maine w/ Federal emissions) (REQ: FE9 Emissions)
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, FEDERAL (for vehicles ordered by dealers in Federal emission states w/California, New York, Vermont, Massachusetts or Maine emissions; may also be used by dealers in states of California, New York, Vermont, Massachusetts or Maine to order different state-specific emissions) (REQ: NG1, NE1, or YF5 Emissions)
EMISSIONS, CALIFORNIA STATE REQUIREMENTS
EMISSIONS, FEDERAL CLEAN AIR (for use by central fueled fleets in federally mandated non-attainment areas) Note: Option (VCL) Emissions, Federal Clean Air must be ordered to receive the (LEV) Emissions, California emission compliance - HD certification. If (VCL) Emissions, Federal Clean Air is not ordered, the vehicle will be produced w/the base (FE9) Emissions, Federal requirements & will not be (LEV) Emissions, California
EMISSIONS, FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS
EMISSIONS, MASSACHUSETTS OR MAINE STATE REQUIREMENTS *Must be ordered in ME, MA*
EMISSIONS, NEW YORK OR VERMONT STATE REQUIREMENTS *Must be ordered in NY, or VT*
ENGINE Options
BASE
ENGINE, VORTEC 4300 V6 MFI (190 HP [141.7 KW] @ 4400 rpm, 250 lb.-ft. [339.5 N-m] @ 2800 rpm) (STD)
GVWR Options
BASE
GVWR, 5900 lbs. (2676 kg) (STD)
GVWR, 6100 lbs. (2767 kg) (STD)
PAINT Options
BASE
SOLID PAINT (STD)
TWO-TONE PAINT (N/A w/1SA Preferred Equipment Group)
PREFERRED EQUIPMENT GROUP Options
BASE
BASE PREFERRED EQUIPMENT GROUP -inc: base vehicle only (STD)
SLE PREFERRED EQUIPMENT GROUP -inc: rear dutch doors w/rear window defogger, remote keyless entry, 16" x 7.0" brushed aluminum wheels w/steel spare wheel, ETR AM/FM stereo w/CD player & cassette, overhead console, cloth trim visors, rear air cond, 6-way pwr driver seat, luggage rack *NET*
SLE PREFERRED EQUIPMENT GROUP -inc: remote keyless entry, 16" x 7.0" brushed aluminum wheels w/steel spare wheel, ETR AM/FM stereo w/CD player *NET*
SLT PREFERRED EQUIPMENT GROUP -inc: rear dutch doors w/rear window defogger, remote keyless entry, 16" x 7.0" brushed aluminum wheels w/steel spare wheel, ETR AM/FM stereo w/CD player & cassette, rear audio controls, overhead console, cloth trim visors, rear air cond, 6-way pwr driver seat, luggage rack Homelink universal transmitter, leather wrapped steering wheel, body-side stripe *NET*
RADIO Options
BASE
SOUND SYSTEM, ETR AM/FM STEREO (REQ: 1SA Marketing Option Pkg)
SOUND SYSTEM, ETR AM/FM STEREO W/CD PLAYER & CASSETTE -inc: seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, speed-compensated volume, TheftLock, & 8-speakers (REQ: 1SC, 1SD or 1SE Preferred Equipment Group)
SOUND SYSTEM, ETR AM/FM STEREO W/CD PLAYER -inc: seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, speed-compensated volume, random select, & 8-speakers (REQ: 1SA or 1SC Preferred Equipment Group)
SEAT TRIM Options
BASE
CUSTOM CLOTH (STD) (N/A w/1SE Preferred Equipment Group)
LEATHER APPOINTED SEATING SURFACES (REQ: 1SE Preferred Equipment Group)
SPECIAL CLOTH (REQ: 1SE Preferred Equipment Group)
SEATING ARRANGEMENT Options
BASE
SEATING, 7-PASSENGER, LEATHER APPOINTED SEATING SURFACES, FRONT BUCKETS, RECLINING w/inboard armrests, map pockets, manual driver lumbar support, adjustable head restraints, plus 2 center reclining buckets & a rear passenger removable bench, fold-down center console w/convenience tray & dual cupholders (REQ: 1SE Preferred Equipment Group & __2 Leather Seating Surface)
SEATING, 7-PASSENGER, SPECIAL CLOTH TRIM, FRONT BUCKETS, RECLINING with inboard armrests, map pockets, manual driver lumbar support, adjustable head restraints, plus 2 center reclining buckets & rear passenger removable bench, fold-down center console w/convenience tray & dual cupholders (REQ: 1SE Preferred Equipment Group & __H Special Cloth)
SEATING, 8-PASSENGER, CUSTOM CLOTH TRIM, FRONT BUCKETS, RECLINING w/inboard armrests, map pockets, manual driver lumbar support, head restraints w/center & rear row removable benches (STD)
SEATING, 8-PASSENGER, LEATHER APPOINTED SEATING SURFACES, FRONT BUCKETS, RECLINING w/inboard armrests, map pockets, manual lumbar support, adjustable head restraints, center & rear passenger removable benches, fold-down center console w/convenience tray & dual cupholders (REQ: 1SE Preferred Equipment Group & __2 Leather Seating Surfaces)
SEATING, 8-PASSENGER, SPECIAL CLOTH TRIM, FRONT BUCKETS, RECLINING w/inboard armrests, map pockets, manual lumbar support, adjustable head restraints, center & rear passenger removable benches, fold-down center console w/convenience tray & dual cupholders (REQ: 1SE Preferred Equipment Group & __H Special Cloth)
TIRES Options
BASE
TIRES, P215/70R16, ALL-SEASON, BLACKWALL (STD)
TRANSMISSION Options
BASE
TRANSMISSION, 4-SPEED AUTOMATIC, ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED W/OVERDRIVE (STD)

2003 GMC Safari Passenger Technical Specifications

Brakes
BASE
Brake ABS System 4-wheel
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x 1.14
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8 x 0.79
Cargo Area Dimensions
BASE
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 51.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft) 170.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft) 104.4
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft) 41.3
Engine
BASE
Displacement 4.3L/262
Engine Type Gas V6
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 190 @ 4400
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 250 @ 2800
Exterior Dimensions
BASE
Height, Overall (in) 75.0
Wheelbase (in) 111.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 77.5
Fuel Tank
BASE
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 27
Steering
BASE
Steering Type Pwr
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 40.5
Tires
BASE
Front Tire Size P215/70R16
Rear Tire Size P215/70R16
Transmission
BASE
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Auto w/OD
Trans Type 4
Vehicle
BASE
Front Head Room (in) 39.2
Front Leg Room (in) 41.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 64.0
Passenger Capacity 7
Second Head Room (in) 37.9
Second Leg Room (in) 36.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 67.1

2003 GMC Safari Passenger Safety Features

Safety Features
Air bags, frontal, driver & right front passenger
Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
Door beams, steel-side
News Reports & Reviews
NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS
NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS

Frontal crash ratings:
Driver: *  *  *  Passenger: *  *  *  * 

Side crash ratings:
Driver: *  *  *  *  *  Rear Passenger: *  *  *  *  * 

Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA ROLLOVER RESISTANCE RATING: *  *  * 

The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating essentially measures vehicle characteristics of center of gravity and track width to determine how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).