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Body style: Van
Segment: Large MPV

The Savana 3500 was the classic utility van that proved to be successful as an MPV as well.

With room for up to 15 passengers on its extended-wheelbase variant.

The car's origin dated back in 1976 and the basic vehicle remained the same. It was built on a ladder-chassis, with a solid axle in the back and independent front suspension. It featured standard electronic stability control.

The 2013 Savana 3500 was available with a slightly redesigned front fascia. The big headlights were positioned high so they were protected in the event of a minor parking crashes. A big, sliding, door was available on the right side, to ease the access inside the vehicle. Twin-doors on hinges were placed in the rear.

Inside, the Savana 3500 offered room for 15 passengers as standard, with two trim levels: LS and LT. For the front passengers, the former three passengers bench-seat was deleted and only the two individual seats were offered. The classic dashboard was big, high, and flat as in most of the utility vans. But when compared to that, the passenger version had new amenities on it. From the multiple-zone climate control system to the new audio system which includes CD/MP3, a USB port, and navigation system. For the utility van, the 3500 offered 800 lbs (362 kg) of GVWR over the Savana 2500. It could tow up to 10.000 lbs (4535 kg).

It was offered with three engine versions: the standard 4,8-liter V8 gasoline, followed by 6.0-liter V8 gasoline, and the heavy-duty 6.6-liter Duramax turbodiesel.

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GMC Savana 3500 2013 - Present
  2 gasoline engines
  • 4.8L V8 Vortec (4x2)
  • 6.0L V8 Vortec (4x2)
  1 diesel engine
  • 6.6L V8 Duramax (4x2)
  1 natural gas engine
  • 6.0L V8 SFI CNG (4x2)
brochures (download)
GMC Savana 3500 Brochure

GMC Savana 3500 4.8L V8 Vortec (4x2)

ENGINE SPECS  –  4.8L V8 Vortec (4x2)
Cylinders
8
Displacement
4752 cm3
Power
213 KW @ 5400 RPM
289 HP @ 5400 RPM
286 BHP @ 5400 RPM
Torque
260 lb-ft @ 2800 RPM
353 Nm @ 2800 RPM
Fuel System
Direct injection
Fuel
Gasoline
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated discs
Rear
Discs
DIMENSIONS
Length
224.1 in (5692 mm)
Width
79.2 in (2012 mm)
Height
84.6 in (2149 mm)
Wheelbase
135 in (3429 mm)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
5206 lbs (2361 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
9600 lbs (4354 kg)

GMC Savana 3500 6.0L V8 Vortec (4x2)

ENGINE SPECS  –  6.0L V8 Vortec (4x2)
Cylinders
8
Displacement
5998 cm3
Power
255 KW @ 5400 RPM
347 HP @ 5400 RPM
342 BHP @ 5400 RPM
Torque
373 lb-ft @ 4400 RPM
506 Nm @ 4400 RPM
Fuel System
Direct injection
Fuel
Gasoline
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated discs
Rear
Discs
DIMENSIONS
Length
244.1 in (6200 mm)
Width
79.2 in (2012 mm)
Height
84.5 in (2146 mm)
Wheelbase
135 in (3429 mm)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
5206 lbs (2361 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
9600 lbs (4354 kg)

GMC Savana 3500 6.6L V8 Duramax (4x2)

ENGINE SPECS  –  6.6L V8 Duramax (4x2)
Cylinders
8
Displacement
6554 cm3
Power
194 KW @ 3100 RPM
264 HP @ 3100 RPM
260 BHP @ 3100 RPM
Torque
525 lb-ft @ 1600 RPM
712 Nm @ 1600 RPM
Fuel System
Direct injection
Fuel
Diesel
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed manual
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated discs
Rear
Discs
DIMENSIONS
Length
224.1 in (5692 mm)
Width
79.2 in (2012 mm)
Height
24.5 in (622 mm)
Wheelbase
135 in (3429 mm)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
5987 lbs (2716 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
9600 lbs (4354 kg)

GMC Savana 3500 6.0L V8 SFI CNG (4x2)

ENGINE SPECS  –  6.0L V8 SFI CNG (4x2)
Cylinders
8
Displacement
5998 cm3
Power
210 KW @ 4800 RPM
286 HP @ 4800 RPM
282 BHP @ 4800 RPM
Torque
320 lb-ft @ 4400 RPM
434 Nm @ 4400 RPM
Fuel System
Direct injection
Fuel
Natural Gas
TRANSMISSION SPECS
Drive Type
Rear Wheel Drive
Gearbox
6-speed automatic
BRAKES SPECS
Front
Ventilated discs
Rear
Discs
DIMENSIONS
Length
244.1 in (6200 mm)
Width
79.2 in (2012 mm)
Height
84.5 in (2146 mm)
Wheelbase
135 in (3429 mm)
WEIGHT SPECS
Unladen Weight
5206 lbs (2361 kg)
Gross Weight Limit
9600 lbs (4354 kg)
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