2020 GMC Savana Cargo Van

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2020 GMC Savana Cargo Van Review: It's Time To Retire

The beauty of a cargo van is that, unlike other cars, it doesn't really have to keep up with the times; as long as it's reliable and carries all the tools and deliveries it needs to, most will be happy. Enter the 2020 GMC Savana Cargo Van; an ancient fossil stuck in a time capsule as old as Jerry Maguire and the Clinton presidency. This van features a dated interior, less than impressive handling, and little modern tech to speak of but still gets a few things right. Its 341-horsepower V8 engine provides workmanlike performance and a decent towing capacity of up to 10,000 lbs. Competitors such as the Ford Transit Cargo Van are much easier to live with and are safer too, but the Savana is still a capable contender. The question on everyone's lips is how long GMC can get away with selling this old-timer?

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2020 GMC Savana Cargo Van Changes: 🚙What's the difference vs. 2019 GMC Savana Cargo Van?

Unsurprisingly, GMC hasn't made any significant changes to the Savana Cargo Van for 2020. In fact, there haven't been any major revisions - aside from engine changes - since the 'mid-cycle refresh' in the US in the year 2003. Worse still is that this first generation of the GMC Savana nameplate will likely stick around for a lot longer, as its predecessor survived three decades before being fully redesigned.

Pros and Cons

  • Versatile range of engines
  • Massive towing capacity
  • Affordable price tag
  • Solid reliability
  • No high-roof option
  • It feels as old as it looks
  • Basic interior
  • Restrictive bulge between the driver and passenger
  • Thirsty fuel economy

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2020 GMC Savana Cargo Van Trims

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Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
2500
4.3L V6 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
$32,500
3500
4.3L V6 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
$35,600
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2020 Savana Cargo Van Exterior

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Dimensions

  • Length 224.1 in
  • Wheelbase 135.2 in
  • Height 84.8 in
  • Max Width 79.3 in

2020 Savana Cargo Van Performance

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Engine and Transmission

  • Engines
    2.8L Turbo Inline-4 Diesel, 4.3L V6 Gas, 6.0L V8 Gas, 6.0L V8 Vortec®
  • Transmissions
    6-Speed Automatic, 8-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain
    RWD

2020 Savana Cargo Van Interior

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Seating and Interior Space

  • Seating capacity
    2-seater
  • Front Leg Room 41.4 in
  • Front Head Room 40.9 in

2020 Savana Cargo Van Trunk and Cargo Space

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2020 Savana Cargo Van Safety and Reliability

Warranty

  • Basic:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Note:
    Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years \ 100,000 Miles
  • Rust-Through:
    6 Years \ 100,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance Note:
    Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years \ 100,000 Miles
  • Maintenance Note:
    1 Year \ 1 Visit

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

NHTSA safety ratings are not available at this time.

Verdict: 🏁Is the 2020 GMC Savana Cargo Van a good van?

If this vehicle were in any other class, it would have been retired to the great car heaven, but seeing as the GMC Savana Cargo Van is simply a big box with wheels, it has managed to cling on and still enjoys decent sales to this day. From the outside-in, there is no hiding the fact that this cargo van is ancient. It drives like an old van and offers about as much in-car tech as a Saturn V rocket. More importantly, it fails to provide the same amount of cargo space as its more modern rivals that boast multiple body configurations, which is a crucial failing; after all, that's its sole purpose. One of the Savana Cargo Van's few redeeming features is its excellent range of engines, including a turbodiesel and large-capacity V8 motor. While the $32,000 starting price of the 2020 GMC Savana Cargo Van might seem appealing, competitors such as the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter and Ford Transit are infinitely better to live with daily. We'd suggest looking in that direction.

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