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By Cars.com Staff
January 17, 2012
The Savana is available in quarter-ton, half-ton and one-ton weight classes, in regular- and long-wheelbase form with five engine choices. Competitors include the Mercedes Sprinter, Nissan NV and Ford E-Series. The Savana is related to the Chevrolet Express.
New for 2012 Compressed-natural-gas models can have a three-tank fuel tank setup, but there are no other significant changes for 2012.
Exterior The Savana's front end has a trapezoidal grille with a large GMC badge and upscale reflector headlights. Regular-length passenger and cargo vans can be fitted with a 60/40-split left-side entry and loading door. Side access panels, which offer access to either side of the van, feature remote releases and are available on work-oriented models. Exterior features include:
Standard 17-inch steel wheels on 1500, with 16-inch steel wheels on the 2500 and 3500
Optional 17-inch aluminum wheels on 1500
Swing-out rear doors
Available sliding passenger-side door
Available Chrome Appearance Package
Interior Depending on the configuration, Savana passenger vans can carry eight, 12 or 15 occupants. Cargo vans seat a maximum of two people. Interior features include:
Available remote start
Available dealer-installed Wi-Fi internet
Available Bluetooth cellphone connectivity
Standard air conditioning
Available power seats
Vinyl or cloth seats
Available bulkhead dividers (cargo vans)
Under the Hood Light-duty G1500 vans have rack-and-pinion steering, while G2500 and G3500 vans have integral power steering. The rear suspensions use a semifloating axle with leaf springs and gas shocks. The Savana can be equipped with one of five engines. Rear- and all-wheel-drive models are available. Mechanical features include:
195-horsepower, 4.3-liter V-6 with 260 pounds-feet of torque (cargo vans)
Flex-fuel 280-hp, 4.8-liter V-8 with 296 pounds-feet of torque
Flex-fuel 310-hp, 5.3-liter V-8 with 334 pounds-feet of torque
Flex-fuel 323-hp, 6.0-liter V-8 with 373 pounds-feet of torque
280-hp, 6.0-liter V-8 with 320 pounds-feet of torque (compressed-natural -as model)
260-hp, turbo-diesel 6.6-liter V-8 with 525 pounds-feet of torque
Fast idle option on 6.0-liter V-8 allows heavy-duty accessory usage at idle
Four- or six-speed automatic transmission
Available heavy-duty locking rear differential
Safety Twelve- and 15-person models have three-layer glass that helps reduce the risk of ejection during an accident. Standard safety features include:
All-disc antilock brakes
Three-row side curtain airbags (passenger vans)
Electronic stability system
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