GMC Savana Passenger
Each Savana comes in three trim levels: 1500 at the base, 2500 in the mid-range and the heavy-duty 3500. The 1500 passenger van seats eight, and is available with power doors and locks, rear heat and air conditioning, cruise control and a swing-out storage bin in the console. The 2500 seats twelve and has full-floor carpeting and remote keyless entry. The 3500 can be had with seating for twelve or fifteen and rear air-conditioning vents are standard.
The 135-inch, short-wheelbase, rear-wheel-drive 1500 is powered by a 5.3L V8 and 4-speed automatic. In all-wheel-drive configuration, a 5.3L V8 rated at 310 hp and 334 lb-ft of torque is the base engine, paired with a 4-speed automatic. On the 2500, a 4.8L Vortec V8 FlexFuel unit producing 280 hp and 295 pound-feet of torque is standard, and a 6.0L V8 is optional. Each is mated to a heavy-duty 6-speed automatic. The 3500 comes with the choice of 4.8L or 6.0L V8 or an optional 6.6L Duramax turbodiesel.
Anti-lock brakes are standard, as are 4-wheel disc brakes, StabiliTrak stability control, traction control, tire-pressure monitoring and driver and passenger airbags.
The availability of Bluetooth hands-free connectivity is new this year, as well as an audio system USB port.