2013 GMC Savana 1500

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$25,750

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2013 GMC Savana 1500
2013 GMC Savana 1500

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Interior space
  • Standard side curtain airbags (passenger vans)
  • V-8 performance
  • Towing capacity
  • Cargo-hauling capacity

The bad:

  • Fuel economy
  • Maneuverability
  • Stability and handling

3 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Our 2013 GMC Savana 1500 trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Five available engines
  • Can carry up to 15 people
  • Three duty levels
  • Compressed natural gas version
  • RWD or AWD

2013 GMC Savana 1500 review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

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-Benz Sprinter, Nissan NV and Ford E-Series. The Savana is related to the Chevrolet Express.
New for 2013
GMC adds three new options to the Savana for 2013 with a backup camera, rear park assist and a navigation radio available for both cargo and passenger vans.
Exterior
The Savana 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

Interior
Depending on the configuration, Savana passenger vans can carry eight, 12 or 15 people. Cargo vans seat a maximum of two people. Interior features include:

  • Vinyl or cloth seats
  • Standard air conditioning
  • Available remote start
  • Available dealer-installed Wi-Fi internet 
  • Available Bluetooth cellphone connectivity
  • Available power seats
  • Available bulkhead dividers (cargo vans)

Under the Hood
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
  • Flex-fuel 280-hp, 4.8-liter V-8 with 295 pounds-feet of torque
  • Flex-fuel 310-hp, 5.3-liter V-8 with 334 pounds-feet of torque
  • 324-hp, 6.0-liter V-8 with 373 pounds-feet of torque
  • 279-hp, 6.0-liter V-8 with 320 pounds-feet of torque (compressed-natural-gas 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

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior design 4.3
  • Performance 4.3
  • Value for the money 4.0
  • Exterior styling 4.3
  • Reliability 4.0

Most recent consumer reviews

4.1

Great second vehicle

First time pick up truck buyer but has meet all of my expectations. Almost a car like ride, decent mileage for the size and maintenance costs were no greater than a standard size car. Hauling capabilities and 4 wheel drive are a definite plus.

5.0

Conversion Van

Love my conversion Van! There is nothing better as far as I am concerned! They are comfortable and roomy! This is my third one!

4.0

love it

it is a very good car. with amazing features and tons of room it can carry 15 passengers ! people can move around comfortably. and might even feel at home

See all 3 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by GMC
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
36 months/36,000 miles
Corrosion
36 months/36,000 miles
Powertrain
60 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/100,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)
Powertrain
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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