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2004 GMC Safari vs. 2006 GMC Envoy

To start off, 2006 GMC Envoy is newer by 2 year(s). Which means there will be less support and parts availability for 2004 GMC Safari. In addition, the cost of maintenance, including insurance, on 2004 GMC Safari would be higher. At 4,294 cc (6 cylinders), 2004 GMC Safari is equipped with a bigger engine. In terms of performance, 2006 GMC Envoy (291 HP) has 100 more horse power than 2004 GMC Safari. (191 HP) In normal driving conditions, 2006 GMC Envoy should accelerate faster than 2004 GMC Safari. With that said, vehicle weight also plays an important factor in acceleration. 2006 GMC Envoy weights approximately 642 kg more than 2004 GMC Safari. So despite on having greater horse power, its additional weight may have an impact towards its acceleration in comparison.

Because 2006 GMC Envoy is four wheel drive (4WD), it will have significant more traction and grip than 2004 GMC Safari. In wet, icy, snow, or gravel driving conditions, 2006 GMC Envoy will offer significantly more control. With that said, do keep in mind that many other factors such as speed and the wear on your tires can also have significant impact on traction and control. Let's talk about torque, 2006 GMC Envoy (377 Nm) has 38 more torque (in Nm) than 2004 GMC Safari. (339 Nm). This means 2006 GMC Envoy will have an easier job in driving up hills or pulling heavy equipment than 2004 GMC Safari.

Compare all specifications:

2004 GMC Safari 2006 GMC Envoy
Model Safari Envoy
Year Released 2004 2006
Body Type Van SUV
Engine Position Front Front
Engine Size 4294 cc 4163 cc
Engine Cylinders 6 cylinders 6 cylinders
Engine Type V in-line
Horse Power 191 HP 291 HP
Torque 339 Nm 377 Nm
Engine Bore Size 102 mm 93 mm
Engine Stroke Size 88 mm 101.9 mm
Drive Type Rear 4WD
Number of Seats 2 seats 5 seats
Number of Doors 3 doors 4 doors
Vehicle Weight 1793 kg 2435 kg
Vehicle Length 4830 mm 4870 mm
Vehicle Width 1980 mm 1900 mm
Vehicle Height 1910 mm 1830 mm
Wheelbase Size 2830 mm 2880 mm
Fuel Consumption City 14.7 L/100km 15.7 L/100km
Fuel Consumption Overall 13.1 L/100km 13.1 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 102 L 83 L


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