The 2018 GMC Savana Cargo is a large panel van with two bucket seats and an expansive, configurable cargo area. Like other work vans, the Savana Cargo is offered with several available engines, wheelbases and load ratings. There's only one base trim and a handful of packages that bundle multiple features. Most additional options are offered separately.
The Savana Cargo's base Work Van trim is lightly equipped but offers a few features, including vinyl upholstery, a rearview camera, air conditioning, cargo tie-down hooks and LED cargo lighting. There are five primary feature packages: the Convenience package adds a tilt-adjustable steering wheel and cruise control; the Cargo package adds the V8 engine and a spray-in bedliner; the Communications package adds items from the Convenience package, plus the V8 engine, leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth, a CD player and satellite radio; and the Safety package adds items from the Convenience package, the V8 engine, power-adjustable mirrors, rear parking sensors with a backup alarm, and blind-spot monitoring.
The Enhanced Convenience package includes the V8, remote locking and unlocking, remote engine start, heated and power-adjustable mirrors, a trailer hitch and a seven-pin connector. Buyers looking to use the Savana Cargo as a commercial vehicle might also be interested in the Hotel Shuttle package, which adds rear windows and a second row of seating, or the Ambulance package with heavy-duty mechanical parts.
A separate bundle is available that combines a touchscreen interface with Bluetooth, navigation, a CD player and a USB port. If you don't want one of these packages, most of the above options are sold as individual items. Additional available safety systems and creature comforts include cloth upholstery, satellite radio, remote locking and unlocking, a rearview camera and rear parking sensors.
By default, the rear-wheel-drive Savana Cargo is powered by a 4.3-liter V6 producing 276 horsepower and 298 pound-feet of torque. If you need increased towing capacity, consider the 6.0-liter V8 with its 341 hp and 373 lb-ft of torque. For those with an eye on monthly fuel costs, a four-cylinder diesel engine is available; it makes 181 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. Two wheelbase configurations are available, with the longer increasing cargo capacity from 239.7 cubic feet to 284.4 cubic feet. Either can be ordered in 2500 or 3500 load rating.
The 2018 GMC Savana Cargo is priced about the same as other cargo vans, but it is less customizable. Its storage area is smaller than the rest and doesn't offer high roof or extended cargo options. And though it has enjoyed interior and exterior refreshes throughout its lifespan, the Savana is more or less the same since its debut in 1996. In other words, it drives like a big old-school van with few of today's safety and tech features. If you're willing to prioritize its competitive payload and towing capabilities over its deficiencies, be sure to use Edmunds' robust pricing and search tools to find your ideal 2018 GMC Savana Cargo.
2018 GMC Savana Cargo Overview
The 2018 GMC Savana Cargo is offered in the following submodels: Van. Available styles include 3500 3dr Van (4.3L 6cyl 8A), 2500 3dr Ext Van (4.3L 6cyl 8A), and 3500 3dr Ext Van (4.3L 6cyl 8A). Savana Cargo models are available with a 0-liter gas engine, with output up to 0 hp, depending on engine type. The 2018 Savana Cargo comes with rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 8-speed automatic. The 2018 Savana Cargo comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 5 yr./ 60000 mi. powertrain warranty.
Is the 2018 GMC Savana Cargo a good car? Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2018 GMC Savana Cargo and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2018 Savana Cargo featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.
Our Review Process All of our reviews are written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.
We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.
How can Edmunds help? Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including rich, trim-level features and specs information like: MSRP, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, heated seating, cooled seating, cruise control, parking assistance, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats ,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, wheel tire, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, engine torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy (city, highway, combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (length, width, seating capacity, cargo space), car safety, true cost to own. Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, fuel economy, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds rating, and color
What options are available on the 2018 GMC Savana Cargo?
Available GMC Savana Cargo 2018 Submodel Types: Van
Available GMC Savana Cargo 2018 Trims: 250035001500