Gmc Savana Vans

Written by Patricia Tunstall
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GMC Savana vans come in cargo and passenger models, some of which have all-wheel drive (AWD) and left-side swingout doors. These General Motor vans are one of many popular brand-name vehicles used for luxury vans by Star Craft, Regency, and other famous van conversion companies. GMC Savana vans have a variety of sizes and lengths: the half-ton 1500s are only manufactured in regular length, but the three-quarter-ton 2500s and the one-ton 3500s are produced in regular or extended length.

Standard on all models are two, swing-open rear cargo doors, and either 60/40 doors on the passenger side or a sliding door. Recent options include the 60/40 doors on the driver side. These roomy vans are designed to haul a lot of cargo or many people. The regular-length passenger vans seat eight-12 people; the extended length seats 12-15.

GMC Savana Vans Are Versatile

Cargo versions have two front bucket seats, and the windows in the passenger van are replaced with metal side and rear panels. An automatic transmission is standard, as is the V6, 4.3 liter engine. For more power, V8s come in 4.8, 5.3, and 6.0 liters. Standard equipment includes four-wheel ABS (anti-lock braking system), and all models now come with four-wheel disc brakes.

The GMC Savana vans are full-size vans, which makes them ideal for conversion to family and luxury vans because of their roominess. In this way the Savana is similar to the Ford Econoline, which is famous for its large interior space. The Savana also has many characteristics in common with its Chevy counterpart, the Express.


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