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For the ice-cream version of the Boxville, see Mr Tasty.
"Make your deliveries in rain or shine, snow or sleet, but not high winds because this guy can barely get around corners without taking a tumble."
Post OP variant, Warstock Cache & Carry webpage.

The Boxville is a multi-stop truck or walk-in delivery van featured in both 3D Universe and HD Universe. It's manufactured by Brute in the HD Universe.

Design

3D Universe

The Boxville has a rather boxy design in all of its appearances, and most closely resembles a Chevrolet or GMC Step Van that ranges from the late 1970s to the early 1990s.

The Grand Theft Auto: Vice City and Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories rendition is very bulky and large with small thin wheels, with different paint job conditions (being the Vice City model with the most faded paint job at the bottom). The San Andreas rendition, however, has a slightly curved roof and a smaller front fascia, as well as a cleaner paintjob.

HD Universe

The Boxville still assumes some of the influences from the GMC Step Van, but unlike the 3D Universe renditions, it is less bulkier, resulting in a light and versatile vehicle. It is still the heaviest delivery van in all the GTA games.

The Boxville now includes a bit rounded bodywork, smaller frontage and a bigger front bumper, while the rear bumper is now a step-side bumper for the cargo doors. This model, unlike previous renditions, does not "cut" the driver's compartment and the cargo compartment. Instead, features a small corridor that leads to the cargo compartment.

In Grand Theft Auto IV, all Boxvilles are not operated by a specific company, as all of them are blanks in the city. However, there are clean and "vandalized" variants, which the later one features a graffiti over the lower section of the side panels.

For Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online, the Boxville suffered a significant overhaul, as there are no longer vandalized versions and several companies uses these vehicles. For example, variants of the Boxvilles used by Los Santos Department of Sanitation and Los Santos Department of Water & Power can be found at streets or near their respective facilities in GTA V. This variant features 4 strobe lights that can be activated, as well as several objects, such roof frames, piping and two stacks of cones at the front.

A Boxville with a unique Post OP livery was added in Grand Theft Auto Online through the Heists Update. It appears during the Pacific Standard - Vans heist setup mission, and is unlocked after its completion.

Current Design Gallery

Version History Gallery

Performance

3D Universe

The Boxville's speed and handling is mostly the same as any large vehicle, with a top speed leveling off at around 111 miles per hour[citation/verification needed]. Due to its large size and weight, it suffers from poor steering and handling, and its tires lose grip with the road much easier. Because of its high center of gravity, it is prone to tipping over if driven on rough, uneven terrain. However, its large size can be used as an advantage; It can easily ram smaller cars off the road.

The Boxville in GTA San Andreas has a horn nearly identical to the Mafia Sentinel, Sentinel XS and the Vice City rendition of the Sabre.

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 5500 / 12125
Observed
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto IV

The Boxville in GTA IV has poor performance in most areas. The vehicle itself is extremely heavy, negating its ability to accelerate and maintain a reasonable speed, let alone gather a high top speed. The vehicle has slow handling, however, due to the weight and sheer size, it is able to ram other vehicles, especially compact cars and sedans, off the road. The truck has reasonable brakes, but are still mediocre and often fail to stop the vehicle in reasonable time.

The vehicle is powered by what sounds like a low-revving, low power 6-cylinder engine, with a high displacement, however, the in-game engine model is a twin-cam turbocharged Inline-4, in a front engine, rear wheel drive configuration. The engine is coupled up to, evidently by sound, a low-geared 5 speed transmission.

The Boxville has a tendency to fall over in sharp turns. This is a "huge" flaw, since the vehicle is used as a getaway vehicle in some missions throughout the series.

GTA IV Overview


Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto IV
Acceleration
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(FWD / RWD / AWD)
Mass
(kg / lbs)
Handling.dat
N/A 68 / 110 5 N/A RWD 3000 / 6614
Website Statements / Badges
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed
N/A N/A 5 FR Turbocharged Inline-4 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed

Grand Theft Auto V

The Boxville returns to GTA V mostly unchanged. The van returns with the exact same engine layout, albeit with more detail. The vehicle's performance specifications and overall speed remain unchanged, however, due to GTA V's new handling physics, the vehicle turns much quicker, with much better, stiffer suspension, which benefits in acceleration and braking rates, however, the vehicle is still extremely heavy and therefore outweighs the aforementioned benefits.

In the enhanced version, the engine sound is now changed. Instead of sharing the engine sound of the Mule, it now occupies an engine sound similar to taht of the Surfer.

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.dat
N/A 62 / 100 4 N/A RWD 5500 / 12125 75
Website Statements [?] / Badges
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Observed / First-Person Speedometer (Enhanced version)
16.4 Seconds 80 / 128 4 FR Turbocharged Inline-4 (In-game model) RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Boxville-GTAV-RSCStats
Speed
Acceleration
Braking
Traction

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Variants

Burglary Boxville

GTA San Andreas features a specialized variant of the Boxville, referred officially as a Boxville, named internally in game files as a "boxburg" (a possible short form of "Boxville Burglary"), and unofficially dubbed the "Boxville Black" or "Black Boxville". The differences from a standard Boxville include its unique dark gray body color and a quieter engine (using the same engine noise as the Pony). The van is integral to the game's burglary sub-missions that take place at night, and is prominently used in one mission where Carl Johnson has to steal Colonel Fuhrberger's weapons for Ryder before sunrise.

Mr Whoopee

Main article: Mr Whoopee

Ice cream variant found in 3D Universe.

Mr Tasty

Main article: Mr Tasty

Ice cream variant found in Grand Theft Auto IV. It replaces the Mr Whoopee in HD Universe.

Alphamail

Main article: Alphamail

A variant bearing Alpha Mail liveries with improved performance. Only available in Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars.

Taco Van

Main article: Taco Van

Modified Boxville intended to sell tacos in GTA V. It is much larger than the usual Boxville.

Special Variants

  • A Boxville with a unique Humane Labs and Research livery appears during the BZ Gas Grenades heist Setup mission (story mode) and the Humane Raid - Deliver EMP heist setup mission (online). In story mode, it can be stolen during the mission and stored in safehouse garages only if the gas grenades are picked up first and then, the van stolen. This variant can also be selected in the Content Creator.

Prominent Appearances

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Locations

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Standard Boxville

  • Commonly spawns in industrial districts and seaports in major cities, as well as rural areas.
  • A black Boxville parked occasionally in front of Bio Engineering building in Montgomery, Red County (Not available on PC).
  • Sometimes seen in the parking lot behind the Well-Stacked Pizza in Blueberry and Red County (Not available on PC).
  • Can be found with full immune in the mission T-Bone Mendez.

Burglary Boxville

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • As already mentioned, the Post-OP Boxville can be purchased for $45,000 in GTA Online, after completing Pacific Standard - Vans.
  • The standard Boxvilles are extremely rare, if not impossible, to appear in GTA Online.

Rewards

Grand Theft Auto IV

  • After collecting all thirty cars for Stevie, he agrees to purchase cars from Niko Bellic, with the Boxville fetching $1,800.

Trivia

General

  • The Boxville can be found in Rockstar North's Manhunt, as well as a police utility van for the Carcer City Police Department that resembles the same vehicle.
  • The Boxville plays the following radio stations by default when entered:
  • A white Boxville can be found in Rockstar Vancouver's Bully. It is a parked vehicle and plays no part in the storyline.
  • Claude Speed is seen using a vehicle similar to a Boxville in the short film for GTA 2.
  • The Boxville features standard car-style cab doors in the GTA series as opposed to their real life counterpart which are sliding doors.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

  • The Boxville in GTA San Andreas has 2 models, they both look the same but have a different engine sound.

Grand Theft Auto IV

  • The Boxville has a unique NPC that drives it. It is usually a delivery man character.

Grand Theft Auto V

  • In the BradyGames guidebook for GTA V, the Boxville is listed twice.

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