For other uses, see Lifeguard (disambiguation).
"Look the part of the beach with the rugged, dune-conquering Lifeguard from Declasse. It may not have the best acceleration, but who cares when it comes with a decorative surfboard to better establish your beach cool? And thanks to the tinted windows, you can look authoritative without having to show off that flabby beach bod."
Warstock Cache & Carry description.

The Declasse Lifeguard is an emergency vehicle appearing in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online.


Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

The Lifeguard is a modified version of the Granger used by the Los Santos Lifeguard and patrols the coastline of Los Santos.

The Lifeguard features a yellow body color painted over white (which can be seen when the doors are open), with the text "LIFEGUARD" printed in red on its sides and rear, as well as Los Santos Fire Department markings. The design strongly resembles the California Lifeguard livery.

There are roof racks which hold an unusable surfboard and two rescue cans. The front roof rack also has a Traffic Advisor, which can be activated along with the siren when the horn button is clicked, in the same way as all emergency vehicles with lights and sirens. The Lifeguard also has Light Smoke window tint applied as default.[1]

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Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Overall, the Lifeguard has performance on par to the stock Granger, and slightly below par found on the police equivalents of the vehicle. The vehicle's handling is superior in its class, however, acceleration and top speed are sluggish unlike the rest of the SUV class. The braking tends to fault, and sometimes causes the vehicle to lose some control, especially when already cornering, or attempting to recover after crashing, or even after a control-loss.

The vehicle is powered by what looks like a V8, however, the in-game model is a turbocharged twin-cam inline-4, with a 5-speed gearbox. The vehicle has a RWD drivetrain, in contrast with the stock (and police) variants, which have an AWD layout, making the Lifeguard not as good off-road as its equivalents. Also, unlike all the other variants, the Lifeguard SUV can only carry four people, including the driver. This is due to the roof equipment replacing the roof rails present on all other versions.

According to the green emblems near the rear, the Lifeguard is a hybrid or at least fuel-efficient version of the Granger.

GTA V/GTA Online Overview

Vehicle Statistics - Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
Fuel Tank
Size (litres)
Handling.meta [?]
N/A 87 / 140 5 N/A RWD 2400 / 5291 65
Website Statements [?] / Badges
7.5 Seconds 95 / 152 5 SOHC V8 (Cover)
DOHC Turbocharged Inline-4 (In-game model)
RWD Cannot be observed Cannot be observed
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Grand Theft Auto Online

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For a complete list of the features of the "enhanced" version of Grand Theft Auto V, please see here.

The Lifeguard cannot be modified in Grand Theft Auto V. However, it can in Online, although it does not have access to standard modifications. The Lifeguard is also the most expensive vehicle to insure, costing over $100,000.

Category Modification Cost
Explosives Ignition Bomb $5,000
Remote Bomb $7,500
Loss/Theft Prevention Tracker $2,000
Full Coverage $108,125
Sell Sell Vehicle Cannot be sold

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Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online


Grand Theft Auto V

  • Can be found parked in Del Perro, near the Pier.
  • May be seen patrolling the beach.
  • Parked in random areas around the beach, and at Lifeguard stations.
  • Found at the south end of Vespucci Beach, at a green building. 

Grand Theft Auto Online

  • Can be purchased from Warstock Cache & Carry for $865,000 as part of the GTA Online: The Diamond Casino Heist.
  • The Lifeguard can be used as a "seed vehicle" to spawn another (commonly parked at Lifeguard stations) that can be kept as a personal vehicle. However, the street-found Lifeguard cannot be sold, as its value is beyond $50,000.


Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

  • This vehicle and the Prison Bus are the only law enforcement vehicles where one can play radio stations in Story Mode.
  • On the trunk compartment area, one can see two black cubes mounted on the roof, yet the rearmost side is empty, appearing to be invisible when viewed from behind the vehicle. It is unknown wether the car was intended to feature rear-facing interior lights or these were leftover components from the law enforcement equivalents of the vehicle.

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