Used 2015 GMC Savana Cargo Diesel

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2015 GMC Savana Cargo

2015 Highlights

The light-duty 1500 series version of the GMC Savana is dropped for 2015, leaving the remaining Savana lineup available only in 2500 and 3500 rear-wheel-drive configurations. The base V6 and 5.3-liter V8 engines also are gone, as is the availability of a second rear door on the driver side, as GMC streamlines the Savana model range. A couple of new digital radio choices are available, and a 120-volt power outlet is now standard.

Pros

  • Robust V8 engines all around
  • hefty towing capacity.

Cons

  • Less interior space than newer competitors
  • no tall-roof option
  • low-grade cabin plastics.

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GMC Savana Cargo 2015 2500 3dr Van (4.8L 8cyl 6A)
51,747 miles
Used 2015
GMC Savana Cargo
2500
List$18,000
Est.Loan: $328/mo
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GMC Savana Cargo 2015 2500 3dr Van (4.8L 8cyl 6A)
39,563 miles
Used 2015
GMC Savana Cargo
2500
Mr. Car
29.5 mi away
List$21,599
Est.Loan: $393/mo
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GMC Savana Cargo 2015 2500 3dr Van (4.8L 8cyl 6A)
88,560 miles
Used 2015
GMC Savana Cargo
2500
List$18,991
Est.Loan: $346/mo
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GMC Savana Cargo 2015 2500 3dr Van (4.8L 8cyl 6A)
45,201 miles
Used 2015
GMC Savana Cargo
2500
Bay Motors, Inc
55.4 mi away
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2015 GMC Savana Cargo is a willing workhorse for buyers who require the functionality of a full-size van, but more modern competitors could be a better fit for your business.

vehicle overview

The 2015 GMC Savana Cargo is certainly a proven choice for van buyers who require a no-nonsense work vehicle. Thanks to its strong lineup of gasoline and diesel V8s, the Savana (and its Chevrolet twin, the Express) excels at towing and hauling heavy loads. If the utmost in towing or payload capacity isn't the primary requirement for your next cargo van, however, you may find that newer vans with space-optimizing designs and improved fuel efficiency are a better choice for day-to-day use and give you more flexibility for upfits. These newer rivals generally come with a choice of a high-roof body style to maximize interior space and make it much easier to move around inside, and in some cases, even stand upright to work.

Chief among them are the 2015 Ford Transit and 2015 Ram ProMaster cargo vans. Like the Savana, they offer a choice of gasoline or diesel engines (albeit four-cylinders and V6s instead of V8s) and multiple roof height configurations, and they generally return better fuel economy. You'll find excellent maneuverability and road manners with the 2015 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, as well as a smooth diesel V6, but it tends to be at the top of the price scale. Another viable modern van to consider is the 2015 Nissan NV which, like the others, offers two roof heights but lacks a diesel engine option.

For buyers just wanting the basics, though, the 2015 GMC Savana Cargo van remains a solid option, especially if you want the market's mightiest diesel. It's not the most fuel-efficient option nor is it as refined, but it's likely to cost you less up front, potentially making it a bargain.

trim levels & features

The 2015 GMC Savana Cargo is a two-seat, full-size van that comes in two load ratings, the 2500 series and 3500 series. Each comes in two wheelbases: a standard wheelbase of 135 inches and an extended 155-inch wheelbase.

Standard equipment on the Savana Cargo includes 16-inch steel wheels, 60/40-split swing-out right-side doors, air-conditioning, power windows and locks, four interior dome lights, a 120-volt accessory outlet, vinyl upholstery and a trip computer.

Major options include heated power mirrors, a variety of rear door and window configurations, a towing package, rear parking sensors, keyless entry, cloth upholstery, a six-way power driver seat, front passenger seat delete, cruise control, a tilt-only steering wheel, remote ignition, rear auxiliary heater, rear air-conditioning, Bluetooth phone connectivity, GM's OnStar telematics service, a simple two-speaker AM/FM/MP3 sound system and a choice of several upgraded sound systems that incorporate a USB port and satellite radio with a three-month trial subscription. A navigation system and a rearview camera are also available.

performance & mpg

The 2015 GMC Savana Cargo van is sold with a choice of two gasoline V8 engines and a diesel V8.

Starting the engine lineup is a 4.8-liter V8 that develops 285 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Next up is a 6.0-liter gasoline V8 that churns out 329 hp and 373 lb-ft of torque; a compressed natural gas (CNG)-fueled version of the 6.0-liter V8 puts out 282 hp and 320 lb-ft of torque. Both engines send power to the rear wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission. EPA estimated fuel economy with the 6.0-liter V8 is 12 mpg combined (10 city/15 highway).

The top of the 2015 Savana food chain presents a turbocharged 6.6-liter diesel V8 rated at 260 hp and 525 lb-ft of torque; it also is backed by the six-speed automatic transmission.

When properly equipped, both the Savana 2500 and Savana 3500 vans have a maximum towing capacity of 10,000 pounds. Payload capacities range from almost 3,000 pounds to 4,145 pounds for the standard-wheelbase Savana Cargo 3500.

safety

All 2015 GMC Savana Cargo vans have antilock brakes and stability control as standard equipment. Side curtain airbags, a rearview camera, rear parking sensors and OnStar emergency communications are available as options.

driving

Given its traditional body-on-frame architecture, the 2015 GMC Savana Cargo van handles much like a truck. It is not in any way nimble, but its strong engines get it moving without fuss and the automatic transmission is smooth with gearchanges. Newer rival vans are likely to deliver better fuel economy, but if sheer hauling power is needed, the GMC's 6.0-liter V8 and the even stronger 6.6-liter diesel V8 are about the best you'll encounter. The diesel engine generates the most torque in the van segment by a comfortable margin.

If torque for towing and hauling is not your overriding concern and you'll be using your van more for local deliveries in urban areas, you'll want to look at competitors like the Transit or Sprinter, which are noticeably more maneuverable in tight spaces.

interior

The GMC Savana Cargo van's most limiting factor is the fact that it's only available with a standard roof height. High-roof versions of competitor vans are better choices whether you plan on working from the back of your van or just storing more cargo. Apart from that, the Savana's interior is simple and straightforward, with little in the way of trim or other garnish, and finishes are geared toward durability.

You'll find no surprises with the traditional gauges and controls. The wide engine cowling severely restricts legroom for the driver and passenger seats, which is a common annoyance in traditional American vans. Basic amenities such as power mirrors and remote keyless entry are optional, and we'd consider the convenience package, which provides a tilt steering wheel and cruise control, a necessity if the Savana will be used for long-distance travel.

The standard-wheelbase Savana has a maximum of 239.7 cubic feet of cargo space; the long-wheelbase model bumps total capacity to 284.4 cubic feet. A hinged second side door on the passenger side of the Savana is standard, with a sliding door as an option. There is no available second door on the driver side, which might limit utility for some businesses.


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Features & Specs

MPG
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 2
6-speed automatic
Diesel
260 hp @ 3100 rpm
MPG
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 2
6-speed automatic
Diesel
260 hp @ 3100 rpm
MPG
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 2
6-speed automatic
Diesel
260 hp @ 3100 rpm
MPG
N/A city / N/A hwy
Seats 2
6-speed automatic
Diesel
260 hp @ 3100 rpm
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Used 2015 GMC Savana Cargo Diesel Overview

The Used 2015 GMC Savana Cargo Diesel is offered in the following styles: 2500 3dr Ext Van (6.6L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6A), 3500 3dr Van (6.6L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6A), 2500 3dr Van (6.6L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6A), and 3500 3dr Ext Van (6.6L 8cyl Turbodiesel 6A).

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