2014 GMC Savana 1500

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Key Specs

of the 2014 GMC Savana 1500. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Interior space
  • Side curtain airbags
  • V-8 performance
  • Towing capacity
  • Cargo-hauling capacity

The Bad

  • Fuel economy
  • Maneuverability
  • Stability and handling

Notable Features of the 2014 GMC Savana 1500

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

2014 GMC Savana 1500 Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

The Savana full-size van comes in a variety of configurations. It is available in 1500, 2500 and 3500 weight classes; regular- and long-wheelbase form; cargo and passenger versions; and with rear- or all-wheel drive. Five engines are offered. Competitors include the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Nissan NV and Ford E-Series. The Savana is related to the Chevrolet Express.

New for 2014
The cargo model comes as a new Crew Cargo Van with a three-person rear bench seat and a bulkhead that separates the passenger from the cargo area. It is available in 2500 and 3500 form and has fixed full-body windows, swing-out passenger-side doors and side curtain airbags.

New to passenger vans are standard power windows and locks.

Exterior Highlights

  • 17-inch wheels on 1500, with 16-inch wheels on the 2500 and 3500
  • 135- or 155-inch wheelbase
  • Swing-out rear doors
  • Sliding or swing-out side doors

Interior Highlights

  • Cargo vans seat one, two or five
  • Passenger models seat eight, 12 or 15
  • Vinyl or cloth seats
  • Air conditioning
  • Available remote start
  • Available Bluetooth connectivity

Under the Hood

  • 195-horsepower, 4.3-liter V-6 gas engine
  • 285-hp, 4.8-liter V-8 that can run on gas or E85 ethanol
  • 310-hp, 5.3-liter V-8 that can run on gas or E85
  • 324-hp, 6.0-liter V-8 that can run on gas or E85
  • Compressed natural gas version of the 6.0-liter V-8 makes 279 hp
  • 260-hp, turbo-diesel 6.6-liter V-8
  • 10,000-pound maximum towing capacity (2500 and 3500)
  • Four- or six-speed automatic transmission
  • Availab...
Vehicle Overview

The Savana full-size van comes in a variety of configurations. It is available in 1500, 2500 and 3500 weight classes; regular- and long-wheelbase form; cargo and passenger versions; and with rear- or all-wheel drive. Five engines are offered. Competitors include the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, Nissan NV and Ford E-Series. The Savana is related to the Chevrolet Express.

New for 2014
The cargo model comes as a new Crew Cargo Van with a three-person rear bench seat and a bulkhead that separates the passenger from the cargo area. It is available in 2500 and 3500 form and has fixed full-body windows, swing-out passenger-side doors and side curtain airbags.

New to passenger vans are standard power windows and locks.

Exterior Highlights

  • 17-inch wheels on 1500, with 16-inch wheels on the 2500 and 3500
  • 135- or 155-inch wheelbase
  • Swing-out rear doors
  • Sliding or swing-out side doors

Interior Highlights

  • Cargo vans seat one, two or five
  • Passenger models seat eight, 12 or 15
  • Vinyl or cloth seats
  • Air conditioning
  • Available remote start
  • Available Bluetooth connectivity

Under the Hood

  • 195-horsepower, 4.3-liter V-6 gas engine
  • 285-hp, 4.8-liter V-8 that can run on gas or E85 ethanol
  • 310-hp, 5.3-liter V-8 that can run on gas or E85
  • 324-hp, 6.0-liter V-8 that can run on gas or E85
  • Compressed natural gas version of the 6.0-liter V-8 makes 279 hp
  • 260-hp, turbo-diesel 6.6-liter V-8
  • 10,000-pound maximum towing capacity (2500 and 3500)
  • Four- or six-speed automatic transmission
  • Available heavy-duty locking rear differential
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive

Safety Features

  • All-disc antilock brakes
  • Three-row side curtain airbags (passenger vans)
  • Electronic stability system
  • Available backup camera
  • Available rear parking sensors

 


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What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Best vehicle I've ever owned

by Cheryl from Kenna, West Virginia on July 5, 2015

I mainly bought this vehicle for hauling produce to the farmers market. After having to drive it this past winter because of the roads, I wish I had bought one a long time ago just for personal use. ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2014 GMC Savana 1500 currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2014 GMC Savana 1500 has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranties

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New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    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 warranty

    6 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    172-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Savana 1500 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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