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2016 GMC Savana Cargo: Overview

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ADDITIONAL MODEL INFORMATION

author photo by Doug DeMuro June 2016

What's New For 2016?

Although passenger versions of the Savana have added some equipment for the latest model year, the 2016 GMC Savana Cargo is unchanged.

What We Like

Huge interior; mechanically simple; reasonably priced

What We Don't

Outdated, both inside and out; gas mileage could be better; rivals offer more equipment and configurations

Overview

There are two ways you can get a 2016 GMC Savana: as a Passenger model, with seating for up to 15 people, or as a Cargo version. The latter option includes only two front seats; think of the rest of the van as an enclosed pickup bed capable of hauling just about anything. This overview applies to the Savana Cargo.

The GMC Savana Cargo comes in two grades. The base-level 1500 model was phased out after 2014, leaving only the more capable 2500 and 3500 versions. Each boasts a tougher chassis, more power and an available extended wheelbase.

Standard on both the 2500 and 3500 is a 280-horsepower 4.8-liter V8. Two V8 engines are optional: a 6.0-liter that makes 329 hp and, exclusive to the 3500, a 6.6-liter turbodiesel that makes 260 hp and 525 lb-ft of torque. While Savana 2500 and 3500 models only offer rear-wheel drive, they come in two sizes: regular and extended length. Regular models can carry around 240 cu ft. of cargo, while the extended-length Savana offers 284.4 cu ft. of space.

Inside a Savana Cargo, you'll find few frills. Standard features include only simple items like a radio and air conditioning, while base models don't even come with power windows. However, many features are available on the Savana's options list, including a navigation system, a rearview camera and parking assist.

A base-level 2016 GMC Savana Cargo 2500 starts at around $30,600 with shipping. For a 3500, expect a starting price of around $34,000. It takes an extra $1,900 to upgrade either model to a long-wheelbase version. Rival vans include the Ford Transit, the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, the Nissan NV and the RAM ProMaster. Alternatively, drivers can also check out the Chevrolet Express, which is mechanically identical to the Savana.

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