The GMC Savana hasn’t evolved much over the years, and we don’t expect that to change for 2020. The rumor mill is churning with hints of a new all-electric Savana to roll out sometime after 2021 as a replacement for both the Savana and the Chevy Express. Details are scarce on the 2020 models, but the vans are not expected to change much from the current year.
As with most commercial vehicles, the Savana line is segmented into numbered levels that denote capability. In this case, it’s 2500 and 3500, which indicate payload capacity – 3500 has more. Both levels are powered by a 4.3-liter V6 that has 276 horsepower and 298 lb-ft of torque. A 6.0-liter Vortec V8 that has 341 hp and 373 lb-ft of torque is available, as is a 2.8-liter Duramax diesel engine. All are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
Being a cargo van, luxuries are scarce, but things like power windows and door locks, air conditioning, and a 4G LTE hotspot are standard. The vans can be upfitted in a number of ways, including with a Communications Package that has telematics and fleet vehicle tracking functions, a Hotel Shuttle Package, and a Paratransit Package.
The Savana competes with the Ford Transit and Ram ProMaster.