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For the sports car featured in Grand Theft Auto 2, see Benson.

The Benson is a truck appearing in both the 3D Universe and the HD Universe. It is manufactured by Vapid in the HD Universe.

Design

3D Universe

In Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, the Benson name was applied to a very different type of vehicle: a van. This version of the Benson resembles a 1979 Ford F-Series cube van with a "luton" cargo compartment. In San Andreas, it is available in several different designs, and appears in red and blue body in Vice City Stories.

The Benson in GTA San Andreas has a wrong engine sound, as it makes a heavy truck sound, instead of a light/medium truck sound, which the Yankee incorrectly has.

Grand Theft Auto IV

Manufactured by Vapid in Grand Theft Auto IV, the Benson is much larger. The design of the Benson now takes a much longer appearance and is also much lower down, meaning it is also less likely to roll over in fast cornering. It has a bottler truck body-style, though certain versions (such as the mail truck) don't utilize its initial function. The Benson is heavily based on the International 4700 Delivery Truck Chassis.

Unlike previous versions, the GTA IV Benson has a grille guard. Company logos appearing on the Benson include those of Burger Shot, Cluckin' Bell, Sprunk, Mr. Wong's Laundrette, Post Op, and Truck You!.

Grand Theft Auto V

The Benson returns to Grand Theft Auto V, with an identical design as GTA IV, however, it now sports a larger pushbar, and comes in different liveries. It also sports a rear pallet trolley attached to a rear folding platform which is positioned below the rear hinged door.

Vehicles can be stored and transported in the back of a Benson by driving it up the open door/ramp when lowered. To lower the door/ramp, punch or shoot the top of the Benson's rear. Many vehicles can be transported in this way, although it may be difficult to get the vehicle back out.

Current Design Gallery


Version History Gallery

Performance

3D Universe

Being the smallest cube van between GTA Vice City and GTA Vice City Stories, the Benson has a decent top speed and quick acceleration, and has room for two people including the driver. However, it is prone to flipping over easily on rough terrain and when turning around corners at high speeds. It has no special features. The Benson is quite vulnerable to bullet damage in GTA San Andreas although it can withstand a lot of damage before catching fire.

Players can even do doughnuts in it by steering it in the slightest possible angle (almost straight) and, naturally, putting the virtual foot to the floor. This can be done on the PC by using an analog controller (such as a PS2 controller through a USB converter), but not with the keyboard due to a cap on the number of simultaneous key strokes that can be accepted.

3D Universe Overview


Vehicle Statistics - 3D Universe
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Handling.cfg
N/A 87 / 140 5 Diesel RWD 3500 / 7716
Observed
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto IV

Being an enlarged truck in GTA IV, the Benson obviously suffers from poor steering, as well as a slow acceleration, but far from the worst in the game. However, the truck can achieve fairly moderate top speeds, but it will take ages to get there due to the poor acceleration. In addition, its weight does not help when the player needs to stop the vehicle while it is going high speeds. Also its ability to soak up bullets is an advantage for when the player is attempting to escape gang members or police. Being extremely heavy, the Benson can shove traffic out of its way and keep going with ease.

The badges mark the vehicle as an intercooled truck with a V8 engine. Despite its size, it sports standard disc brakes as oppose to air brakes found on trucks of a similar size, such as the Packer.

GTA IV Overview


Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto IV
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engines Drivetrain
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Handling.dat
N/A 71 / 115 5 N/A RWD 7500 / 16535
Website Statements / Badges
N/A N/A N/A Intercooled V8 (Badging) N/A N/A
Observed
N/A N/A 5 FR DOHC Turbocharged Inline-4 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto V

The Benson in GTA V performs much better than its GTA IV appearance. Its speed seems to to have improved since its last appearance, however acceleration still leaves much to be desired, not to mention the low-geared setup, meaning it takes many shifts before it can finally begin to pick up a great deal of speed, which can be a major downfall on pursuits, even despite its acceleration improvements from its last rendition. Its brute strength can withstand a barrage of bullets, making it a highly durable vehicle. The vehicle weighs slightly less than its previous appearance, but still retains its ability to push vehicles out of the way with relative ease.

The engine model appears to be a twin-cam inline-4 with a fitted turbocharger, despite the badges indicating it has a V8 engine. The Benson's engine sound is shared with the Mule, Police Riot and Stockade, however, the Benson seems to reach higher revolutions than the aforementioned trucks.

GTA V Overview


Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
Handling.meta
N/A 81 / 130 5 N/A AWD
50% FWD
50% RWD
7000 / 15432 80
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A Intercooled V8 (Badging) N/A N/A N/A
Observed
14.2 Seconds 72 / 115 5 F4 Turbocharged DOHC Inline-4 (In-game model) AWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Speed
Acceleration
Braking
Traction

Image Gallery

Grand Theft Auto V

Liveries

3D Universe

Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto V

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto IV

  • A Benson is seen blocking the road at the end of the chase between Ivan and Niko in the mission Ivan The Not So Terrible. The player is able to take it if he can get to it before the driver leaves.

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online

Heists
  • Two blank black Bensons must be acquired during the Series A - Weed heist setup.
Special Cargo
Business Supplies
  • May appear in a Business Supplies Steal Mission as a transport vehicle at numerous drop-off destinations. The player uses Baggers to transport business goods and deliver them to locations where a Benson will be ready to take the Bagger on-board.
Special Vehicle Work

Locations

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto V

Scenarios

The Benson is part of vehiclemodelset "TRUCKS_DELIVERY" which commonly appears driving in and out of alleyways and parking areas.

Scenario: (Benson, GoPostal Boxville, second generation Burrito, Speedo)

Trivia

General

Grand Theft Auto IV

  • If the player drives a Benson, Securicars may eventually appear.
  • Despite claiming to be an intercooled V8 engine, the in-game model is actually a turbocharged 4-cylinder, without an intercooler.

Bugs/Glitches

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

  • If the player finds a way to get up and stand on the hood of a Benson that is being driven by an NPC, and the Benson moves forward, Tommy will fall down into the cab. When he gets up, he will be stuck halfway inside the cab, with his head protruding from the roof. He will not be able to get out unless the Benson crashes, where he will pop out and appear standing on its roof.

References

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