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