1996 GMC Safari AWD (cargo) MPG and Fuel Economy

On this page, you will find a complete guide to the miles per gallon and fuel efficiency data for the 1996 GMC Safari AWD (cargo).

The 1996 GMC Safari AWD (cargo) runs on regular gasoline and is in the Vans car class.

Whether you are considering a purchase of the car, or just wanting to find out how economical and environmentally friendly (or un-friendly) your 1996 GMC Safari AWD (cargo) is, we have the information you need.

🛣 How Many Miles per Gallon (MPG) Does a 1996 GMC Safari AWD (cargo) Get?

First off, the most commonly asked question. A 1996 GMC Safari AWD (cargo) gets up to 15 miles per gallon in the city, and 20 miles per gallon on the highway.

The combined average MPG for the 1996 GMC Safari AWD (cargo) is 16 miles per gallon.

💵 What is the Average Yearly Fuel Cost for a 1996 GMC Safari AWD (cargo)?

The estimated fuel costs for the 1996 GMC Safari AWD (cargo) is $3,900 per year.

That value has been estimated by government regulators based on 15,000 miles driven per year, using regular gasoline, and a split of 55% city driving and 45% highway driving.

If you were to compare a 1996 GMC Safari AWD (cargo) to an average vehicle over 5 years, you will spend $8,000 more on fuel.

🛢 How Many Barrels of Petroleum Does a 1996 GMC Safari AWD (cargo) Consume?

The 1996 GMC Safari AWD (cargo) will consume roughly 19 barrels of petroleum per year, using the standard estimate of 15,000 miles per year.

The majority of the world's petroleum is sourced from countries like Saudi Arabia, Russia, Iraq, and the United States.


The table below covers all of the miles per gallon, engine specifications, and emission details we have for the 1996 GMC Safari AWD (cargo).

City MPG 15
Highway MPG 20
Combined MPG 16
Save/Spend vs Average Car Spend $8,000
Fuel Cost $3,900
Fuel Type 1 Regular
Barrels of Petroleum 19
Drive 4-Wheel or All-Wheel Drive
Cylinders 6
Transmission Automatic 4-spd
Vehicle Class Vans
Start/Stop? No
Supercharged? No
Turbocharged? No

Related GMC Models from 1996

If you're interested in other GMC models from 1996, you can find them in the table below. You can click the model link to find miles per gallon and emission information for that model.


Ratings were provided by the manufacturer to the U.S. Department of Energy, which is where we sourced the data. Be advised that manufacturers may have upgraded, downgraded, or changed these ratings following the compilation of this data.

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