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GMC Savana

The GMC Savana was unveiled in 1996 as General Motors' line of full size commercial and passenger vans and was the timely replacement of the Rally Wagon. There will always be a need for large commercial and passenger vans to accommodate various business and industry needs and this durable vehicle fills that need better than most. Significant business dollars are not typically invested in luxury and convenience features for a commercial van to accommodate diverse driver personalities for varied and undetermined or limited amounts of time. Commercial vehicles are designed to safely transport and accommodate cargo and passengers either in combination or exclusively as efficiently, economically and comfortably as economically feasible and rational. That said, this full size GMC van could be outfitted with a wide variety of optional comfort and convenience features should they be desired, with your choice of either a 4.3 liter V6 or 5.7 liter V8 engine.

With little competition in this automotive segment, the Savana was extremely popular. GMC continued to improve upon the original mechanical and cosmetic features of their full size van throughout the years. The automatic transmission was enhanced to provide smoother shifting and greater fuel economy in 1997. In addition, a few more model configurations were added to the lineup, daytime running lights became standard, key fobs were redesigned and chrome plated wheels were added to the list of optional accessories. 1998 models received safety and security upgrades including a pass lock theft deterrent system and a mini module driver side airbag. With sales of the Savana taking the lions share of the commercial van sales, the only changes for 1999 were the addition of new exterior and interior color choices and a slightly upgraded transmission.

The Savana received an increased trailer rating to go along with the improved powertrains for Y2K. Changes for the 2001 model year were mostly applied under the hood with the addition of a Vortec 8100, V8 big block engine. The audio system was also treated to an upgrade as were the door and ignition locks to make them stronger. The 2002 through 2006 model years consistently received upgrades and enhancements including all wheel drive options, anti-lock brakes, StabiliTrack stability control system and a redesigned interior.

The V6 engine was removed from the Savana lineup for the 2007 model year as the 5.3 liter V8 became the standard for the low end models. This commercial van fits the bill if you need a traditional full size commercial van with a strong powertrain and multiple wheelbase and passenger configurations. To help ensure transportation related tasks are accomplished regardless of the weather, the optional all wheel drive will keep the GMC Savana going through inclement weather and rough road conditions.

GMC Savana Reviews by Year

2011 GMC Savana
Stand back and make room for the 2011 GMC Savana! It's a massive people/cargo mover that makes no apologies for taking up the whole road in delivering only 13/17 MPG city/highway. Savana 1500 GMC vans are available rear wheel and all wheel-driven and feature a 135-inch wheelbase. There are two different the engines available, both Vortec. The smaller is a 4.3L 195-horsepower V6. And then there's the 5.3L V8 E85 FlexFuel option that generates 310 horsepower at 5200 RPM and 334 lb-ft of torque at 4500. Either engine you select will be matched with an automatic 4-speed transmission.

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The GMC Savana 1500 van requires 24.3 feet of turning radius, so you might want to step aside when you see one approaching. Its singular invoice price is listed at $26,700 with estimated monthly payments costing about $530. Also remember to consider the cost of effective automobile insurance. A 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty is included. LS and LT trims are offered, both with interior dimensions of:.

40 inches of headroom;. more
2010 GMC Savana
The spacious 2010 GMC Savana is available as a fullsized passenger, cargo or conversion van. They are available in 1500, 2500 and 3500 trim levels and feature two separate wheelbase lengths: 135 inches and 155 inches.
2009 GMC Savana
The 2009 GMC Savana is the GMC version of a cargo van, competing with Ford Express Wagon, Dodge Sprinter Wagon and Chevrolet Express, as well as some foreign vehicles based on the Sprinter.
2008 GMC Savana
Unchanged from 2007, the 2008 GMC Savana is a full-size van which comes with three or four doors. The Savana Passenger comes in 8 models, varying by wheelbase, and can seat up to fifteen passengers.
2007 GMC Savana
The 2007 GMC Envoy has an MSRP ranging from $27,295 to $33,495. The base model SLE comes standard with equipment to handle the use of a trailer. The OnStar service is included and stability control is offered via the StabiliTrak system.
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