2024 GMC Savana Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

GMC Savana Model Review

GMC Savama

Key Features

  • Starting at $40,700 MSRP*
  • Standard 4.3-liter V6 engine producing 276 horsepower and 298 lb-ft of torque, or available 6.6-liter V8 producing 401 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque
  • Seating configurations that can accommodate up to 15 passengers
  • Up to 283.6 cubic feet of cargo space
  • Up to 7,400-pound towing capacity
  • Available HVAC system auxiliary provisions
  • Standard Rear auxiliary heater and air conditioning for Passenger models
  • Standard Rear Vision Camera
  • Solar-Ray® light-tinted glass
  • Available Rear Park Assist

GMC Savana

About The GMC Savana

The mousetrap is the example we always use for a machine that can’t be improved upon, but GMC Savana should probably be in second place. A reliable engine that makes great torque, a huge cargo area, and a great towing capacity are the ingredients to a great van, and the Savana has been setting the standard for this formula for many years. While competitors might try to reinvent the van, the Savana sticks to the classic formula, and that’s what makes it the most cost-effective way of moving cargo and/or people that you can buy. Available in both Cargo and Passenger configurations, as well as Regular and Extended wheelbase configurations, the Savana is highly adaptable to whatever you need it for. There’s no better commercial van than the Savana, for the same reason why there’s no better mousetrap.

What The Critics Say

“The capable 2023 GMC Savana is the right tool for the job if your business needs a truck-like work van with impressive towing and payload capabilities.” — Kelley Blue Book

“Some things exist for certain reasons, clinging to a defining quality over time. That's the GMC Savana's story: it's long been regarded as a tool–both a thing used by craftsmen to support their trade and a simple, cost-efficient way to move people. It's lived in this space for over a decade, solidifying its existence as a frugal workhorse.” — Car & Driver

GMC Savana Features

GMC Savana

Superior Capability

The Savana comes standard with a 4.3-liter V6, certainly one of the largest gasoline V6s available. This is because it’s an engine architecture that produces a lot of low-end torque, exactly what you want for hauling cargo or a large number of people. This standard engine produces 276 horsepower and 298 lb-ft of torque, but those who are planning on hauling especially heavy things and want more power can move up to the available 6.6-liter V8. Once again, this is a big displacement for low-end torque, and it makes 401 horsepower and 464 lb-ft of torque. An advanced 8-speed automatic transmission delivers this power smoothly, and helps with fuel economy as well. This is good, but the up to 283.6 cubic feet of cargo space in the back means that you can carry a lot of heavy equipment, even more if you take advantage of the up to 7,400 pounds of towing capacity offered with the Savana.

GMC Savana Interior

Endlessly Configurable

It’s the ability to adapt the Savana to whatever task you need it for that has cemented the Savana as a mainstay of commercial vehicles. The entire idea behind the Savana is that it maximizes interior space and utility. Cargo variants can opt for rubberized-vinyl floor covering or a spray-in cargo liner like you would get in a pickup bed. And if you need more space, you can even opt for the Extended wheelbase. For the back door, you can choose from 60/40 split doors or a sliding door, and GMC even offers different levels of tint for the windows. There’s an available security screen, to help keep your cargo safe, and an available assist step to make getting in and out easier. For those who really need to customize, you can even buy a cutaway version of the Savana, leaving the bare chassis on the back for further personalization.

GMC Savana

Advanced Technology

The styling of the Savana might not have changed much in its nearly three decades of production, but that doesn’t mean that the van staple hasn’t evolved over the years. For instance, the Savana now has Stabilitrak®, to help with traction, and a tow/haul mode to manage shift points while towing. There is even Hill Start Assist and an automatic locking rear differential. Available OnStar can help you manage your vehicle fleet, and the theft alarm can send you a text message when it’s triggered. If you have a fleet of vans, and some might be driven by employees who don’t have a ton of experience driving something this size, there is the Rear Vision Camera to give them a hand while backing up, and Rear Park Assist for a bit more help. Helpful things for less experienced drivers, and they can potentially save you a lot of money in the process.

Trims & Specs

GMC Savana Passenger


(Available in Regular or Extended Wheelbase)

  • Starting at $44,900 MSRP*
  • Standard 4.3-liter V6
  • Seating configured for 12 or 15, depending on wheelbase
  • Rear auxiliary heater and air conditioning
GMC Savana Cargo


(Available in Regular or Extended Wheelbase)

  • Starting at $40,700 MSRP*
  • Standard 4.3-liter V6
  • Up to 283.6 cubic feet of cargo space
  • Max towing capacity of 7,400 pounds

*The Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price excludes destination freight charge, tax, title, license, dealer fees, and optional equipment. Dealer sets final price.