2012 GMC Savana Cargo

Designed to stay one step ahead in a fast-changing world, the 2012 GMC Savana Cargo Van's innovative engineering breaks barriers and never slows down. Uncompromised strength and uncommon capability are just two of the qualities that set it apart. With an available diesel engine that's the most powerful in its class and the first full-size van in its class to offer all-wheel drive and StabiliTrak, Savana is used to showing the doubters what can be done when you apply professional-grade engineering.

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Specifications

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CARGO VAN MODELS

1500 (RWD and AWD)
2500/2500 EXT. (RWD)
3500/3500 EXT. (RWD)

EPA ESTIMATED FUEL ECONOMY IN MPG

  1500 RWD
VORTEC 4.3L V6
1500 RWD
VORTEC 5.3L V8
1500 AWD
VORTEC 5.3L V8
City/highway (gasoline) 15/20 13/18 13/17
City/highway (E85)1 - 10/13 9/12

MAXIMUM CAPACITIES

  1500
RWD/AWD
2500HD
REG./EXT.
3500
REG./EXT.
Cargo volume (cu. ft.)2 239.7 239.7/284.4 239.7/284.4
GVWR (lbs.)3 7,300 8,600 9,600
Payload (lbs.)4 2,329/2,000 3,222/3,009 4,187/3,992
Fuel tank (gal. approx.) 31 31 31
Seating capacity 2 2 2

CUTAWAY MODELS

139-inch wheelbase
159-inch wheelbase
177-inch wheelbase

MAXIMUM CAPACITIES

  3500
139-INCH
WHEELBASE
3500
159-INCH
WHEELBASE
3500
177-INCH
WHEELBASE
4500
159-INCH
WHEELBASE
Maximum GVWR (lbs.)3 12,300 12,300 12,300 14,200
Base GVWR (lbs.)3 9,900 10,000 12,300 14,200
Maximum payload (lbs.)4 7,277 7,281 7,213 9,156
Fuel tank (gal. approx.) 33 33 33 33
Seating capacity 2 2 2 2

EXTERIOR CARGO VAN FEATURES

Doors: dual rear-load
Doors: passenger-side swing-out

AVAILABLE EXTERIOR CARGO VAN FEATURES

Door: passenger-side sliding (not available with driver-side 60/40 swing-out door)
Door: driver-side 60/40 swing-out (requires regular wheelbase; not available with Duramax 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8)

ENGINE/CHASSIS FEATURES

Engine: Vortec 4.3L V6, 195 hp, 260 lb.-ft. of torque (standard on 1500 RWD)
Engine: Vortec 4.8L V8, 280 hp, 295 lb.-ft. of torque (139-inch and 159-inch wheelbase)
Engine: Vortec 4.8L E85 FlexFuel1 V8, 280 hp, 295 lb.-ft. of torque (2500 and 3500 Cargo Van)
Engine: Vortec 6.0L V8 323 hp, 373 lb.-ft. of torque (177-inch wheelbase)
Tow/Haul mode: includes instrument panel-mounted selector
Transmission: Hydra-Matic four-speed, electronically controlled automatic overdrive with internal transmission oil cooler (1500 Cargo Van)
Transmission: heavy-duty, six-speed, electronically controlled automatic overdrive with internal transmission oil cooler (2500 and 3500 Cargo Van, 139-inch, 159-inch and 177-inch wheelbase)

AVAILABLE ENGINE/CHASSIS FEATURES

Differential: automatic locking rear
Engine: Vortec 5.3L E85 FlexFuel1 V8, 310 hp, 334 lb.-ft. of torque (1500 Cargo Van)
Engine: Vortec 6.0L E85 FlexFuel1 V8, 323 hp, 373 lb.-ft. of torque (2500 and 3500 Cargo Van)
Engine: Vortec 6.0L V8, 323 hp, 373 lb.-ft. of torque (139-inch and 159-inch wheelbase)
Engine: Duramax 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8, 260 hp, 525 lb.-ft. of torque (2500 and 3500 Cargo Van, 139-inch, 159-inch and 177-inch wheelbase)
Trailering equipment: heavy-duty with trailer hitch platform and seven-pin lead harness
Transfer case: All-Wheel-Drive (1500 Cargo Van AWD only)

STANDARD SAFETY AND SECURITY FEATURES

Air bags:5 frontal, driver and right-front passenger6
Air bags:5 head-curtain, side-impact (1500 Cargo Van)
Battery: 600 cold-cranking amps with rundown protection
Brakes: four-wheel disc, ABS
PASS-Key III theft-deterrent system
StabiliTrak® Electronic Stability Control System (1500, 2500 and 3500 Cargo Van)

AVAILABLE SAFETY AND SECURITY FEATURES

Air bags:5 head-curtain side-impact (2500 amd 3500 Cargo Van)
OnStar®:7 with Directions & Connections® Plan for the first six months
Remote Keyless Entry8

INTERIOR FEATURES

Air conditioning: single-zone manual

AVAILABLE INTERIOR FEATURES

Air conditioning: rear (1500, 2500 and 3500 Cargo Van)
Convenience Package: power windows and door locks
Convenience Package: Tilt-Wheel steering column and cruise control
Remote vehicle starter system9
Defogger: side windows
Savana Pro Enhanced Lighting Package: three access panel lights and two interior roof-mounted lights in cargo area (requires regular wheelbase Cargo Van)

SEATING

Vinyl, front reclining bucket seats

AVAILABLE SEATING

Custom Cloth, front reclining bucket seats

AVAILABLE SOUND SYSTEMS

AM/FM stereo
AM/FM stereo with CD player
USB port10 (1500, 2500 and 3500 Cargo Van)
SiriusXM Radio:11 with three trial months (1500, 2500 and 3500 Cargo Van)

WHEELS

16-inch steel with Gray center caps (2500, 3500 Cargo Van)
17-inch steel with Gray center caps (1500 Cargo Van)

AVAILABLE DEALER-INSTALLED GMC ACCESSORIES12

Bulkhead Divider Package Molded Hood Protector
Cargo Lamp Package Roof-Mounted Ladder Package
Hitch Ball Mount Assembly Security Screen Package: Rear-Door Windows
  • 1 E85 is a combination of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline. Go to gm.com/biofuels to see if there is an E85 fuel station near you.
  • 2 Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.
  • 3 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). When properly equipped; includes weight of vehicle, driver, passengers, cargo and optional equipment.
  • 4 Maximum payload capacity includes weight of driver, passengers, optional equipment and cargo. Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.
  • 5 Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.
  • 6 Not available with driver-only high-back bucket seat.
  • 7 Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions.
  • 8 Requires available Convenience Package (power windows and door locks).
  • 9 Requires available Remote Keyless Entry.
  • 10 Not compatible with all devices.
  • 11 Requires a subscription sold separately by SiriusXM after three-month trial. Available only in the 48 contiguous United States and Washington, D.C. Visit siriusxm.com for details.
  • 12 Some accessories may not be available on all models. See dealer for details.
  • 13 Not available with rear body-color halo trim.

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