Interior

Base-model SL G1500 vans have vinyl high-back front buckets and a pair of rear bench seats for eight-passenger capacity. A dozen people fit into the G2500/3500 vans, seated on twin three-passenger benches in the middle two rows and a four-passenger bench in the way back. Seating for 15 is an option for the extended-length G3500 by adding another bench seat. Cargo vans come only with the two front bucket seats, and the passenger seat can also be removed. Cloth upholstery replaces vinyl in the SLE series, which also adds such extras as a tilt steering wheel and cruise control.

A new family of radios operates with Radio Data Systems (RDS) technology, which permits the selection of stations by program type and even the possibility of traffic and weather reports.

Special features on the new SLT luxury van include two 6.8-inch flip-down video screens for family entertainment, independent audio controls in each row, Bose 12-speaker premium sound and two wireless headphones. The exterior of this upscale model gets specific body-color components.

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    Storing Radio Stations
    Drivers are encouraged to store the radio station while the vehicle is parked; see Defensive Driving on page 9‑3. Tune to stored radio stations using the presets, favorites button, and steering ...

    Driving with the Blind Spot Mirror
    Actual Mirror View 1. When the approaching vehicle is a long distance away, the image in the main mirror is small and near the inboard edge of the mirror. 2. As the vehicle gets closer, the imag ...

    Environmental Concerns
    • Always use established trails, roads, and areas that have been set aside for public off-road recreational driving and obey all posted regulations. • Do not damage shrubs, flowers, trees, or gra ...