• (3.0) 2 reviews
  • MSRP: $4,553–$6,525
  • Body Style: Passenger Van
  • Combined MPG: 16
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Seats: 1-15
  • Cargo Space: 267.3 cu.ft.
2000 GMC Savana 2500

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Vehicle Overview
Savana is a full-size van that duplicates the offerings in the Chevrolet Express lineup. Savana comes in two sizes, passenger and cargo versions, and five engine choices. All versions of the Savana, which is built from a full-frame truck design, have rear-wheel drive.

Regular-size models have a 135-inch wheelbase and overall length of 219 inches. Extended models are 20 inches longer in both dimensions.

Rear doors that swing open 180 degrees are standard on all models. Swing-out side doors on the passenger side also are standard, and a sliding door is a no-cost option. A driver-side sliding door is not offered on Savana or Express.

Regular-size passenger models come standard with seats for eight (two front buckets and two three-place bench seats), but seats for five are optional and a four-passenger rear bench seat can be added to boost capacity to 12. On extended models, seats for 12 are standard and seats for 15 are optional.

Buyers of cargo models have two choices: standard front buckets and the option to remove the passenger seat (and the passenger-side-impact airbag).

Under the Hood
Engine choices start with a 200-horsepower 4.3-liter V-6, the standard engine on regular-size models. Two V-8s are optional on regular-size models, a 5.0-liter with 220 horsepower and a 5.7-liter with 255 horsepower. On extended models, the 5.7-liter V-8 is standard. A 7.4-liter V-8 with 290 horsepower and a diesel 6.5-liter V-8 with 195 horsepower are optional on heavy-duty models (three-quarter and one-ton payloads).

With all engines, a four-speed automatic transmission is standard. Antilock brakes are standard on all models. Trailer-towing limits range from 4,700 pounds on regular-size models with the V-6 to 10,000 pounds on heavy-duty extended models with the 7.4-liter V-8.


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Consumer Reviews


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Holds up pretty well

by David from Ohio on September 23, 2009

Best van for the money. Thats why every where you look you see a Gmc van.I did some reseach before buying this van and it had a rating of 4.5.

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2000 GMC Savana 2500 Safety Ratings

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There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $5,000 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

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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.


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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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