2019 GMC Savana 2500

Original MSRP Range
$31,900 - $34,900
Available Style(s)
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2019 GMC Savana 2500

What We Like

Affordability; large covered cargo area; available 4-cylinder turbodiesel

What We Don't

Hasn't been completely redesigned since the 1990s; low roof with no higher option; thirsty V8s; sloppy driving dynamics


What's New in the 2019 GMC Savana 2500?

Available forward-collision warning with lane-departure warning; available theft-alert notification (with OnStar). See the 2019 GMC Savana models for sale near you

Which Savana 2500 is the Best?

Beyond price and decent towing capability, there's not much to recommend the 2019 GMC Savana 2500. Rival vans have simply surpassed it in design and engineering. If we did buy a Savana, we'd stick with basic models, adding a few options as needed.  Find a GMC Savana 2500 for sale

How Much Does a 2019 GMC Savana 2500 Cost?

Like its Chevrolet Express mechanical twin, the 2019 GMC Savana 2500 is offered in two distinct models, including a cargo van (available with a regular or extended wheelbase) with no rear seats and a passenger van with seats. Opting for the extended wheelbase will set you back another $1,860. Cargo models come in only one trim, while the Savana Passenger van is separated into LS and LT models.

Choose the Savana 2500 Cargo ($32,390) and you shouldn't expect much more than the basics. That means vinyl seating, manual air conditioning, an AM/FM stereo with an auxiliary port, hill-start assist, a backup camera, OnStar and little else. That's right -- no power accessories. With that said, drivers who want those items can order them from the options list.

Step up to a Savana Passenger LS ($36,095) and you add a few more items. Most notably, that includes 12-passenger seating, but the Savana LS also adds power door locks, cruise control, a 110-volt outlet and standard Wi-Fi to the Cargo model's basic equipment list. Standard seating capacity is 12 in a 2-3-3-4 arrangement. The longer Savana 3500, reviewed separately, can seat 15.

Topping the 2019 GMC Savana 2500 range is the Passenger LT ($37,695), which adds cloth upholstery, a compass, remote keyless entry, rear air conditioning and exterior chrome accents.

In addition to standard equipment, GMC offers a long list of options. They range from simple items such as power mirrors and windows to upscale features such as an IntelliLink touchscreen and rear park assist. For 2019, forward-collison warning with lane-departure warning are also available.

Savana 2500 Trims

VanOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Savana Cargo Van RWD 2500 135'$31,900 / $29,7944 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder / 8 Cylinder276N/A6-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD
Savana Cargo Van RWD 2500 155'$33,800 / $31,5694 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder / 8 Cylinder276N/A6-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD
Savana Passenger RWD 2500 135' LS$34,900 / $32,5964 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder / 8 Cylinder276N/A6-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD
Savana Passenger RWD 2500 135' LT$34,900 / $32,5964 Cylinder Turbo / 6 Cylinder / 8 Cylinder276N/A6-Speed Shiftable Automatic / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD
GMC Savana 2500 Safety

Is the 2019 GMC Savana 2500 a Safe Car?

Standard safety equipment includes antilock disc brakes, stability control, a backup camera, front-side airbags and side-curtain airbags that cover the first three rows. Blind spot monitoring, forward-collision warning with lane-departure warning and rear parking sensors are options.

The Savana has not undergone third-party crash testing.

Rollover Rating

Original Warranty

Basic3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain5 Years/60,000 Miles Qualified Fleet Purchases
Corrosion3 Years/36,000 Miles
Rust-Through6 Years/100,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance5 Years/60,000 Miles Qualified Fleet Purchases
Maintenance1 Year/1 Visit

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
  • Smoker's Pkg
  • Convenience Pkg
  • Trailering Equipment
  • Appearance Pkg
  • Cold Climate Pkg
  • Cold Climate Pkg
  • Glass
  • Convenience Pkg
  • Payload


2019 GMC Savana 2500 vs the competition

2019 Ford Transit -- Ford's new full-size van is offered in cargo and passenger configurations. Unlike the Savana, it boasts several fuel-efficient engine choices, modern driving dynamics, tall roof heights and high-tech optional extras.

2018 Ram ProMaster -- Ram's latest take on the full-size van offers huge capability, whether you're hauling people or large items. With diesel engines and European design, the ProMaster's fuel economy is also much better than the Savana's figures.

2018 Nissan NV -- Most like the Savana in purpose, this truck-based van offers better driving dynamics, more body-style choices and a more modern design.

Used Mercedes-Benz Sprinter -- The Sprinter offers impressive capability and efficiency in a considerably more modern package than the Savana 2500, but it's also more expensive. You can consider a used model, keeping in mind it was also sold as the Freightliner Sprinter.

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