2019 GMC Savana Cargo, Passenger Van

The 2019 GMC Savana offers two versions – passenger or a cargo van. Either way, this is one of the best solutions to move objects or transport people. For 2019 season only minor updates are taking place. Cosmetic modifications will make this minivan more appealing. On the other hand, the functionality is in the first place, as always.

Maximum GCWR of both versions is 16,000 pounds. Also, the same engine lineup is offered for passenger and cargo van. Styling and dimensions are also identical. The only thing that will make them different is interior layout and purpose. Also, Cargo Van will get the closed box, while rear seats on the Passenger Van will get windows.

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2019 GMC Savana Passenger Van

The 2019 GMC Savana Passenger Van can take 12 or 15 occupants. Buyers can select regular or extended wheelbase. The first model offers 216 cubic-feet of space, while the bigger one comes with 253 ft3.  Unfortunately, the 2019 Savana Passenger does not offer all-wheel drive. Only RWD setup is available. Also, it is coming in LS as the base trim. The other possibility is to purchase Savana LT.  Three standard colors and three premium are carried over from its predecessor.

2019 GMC Savana Cargo Van

The regular wheelbase of the 2019 GMC Savana Cargo Van is offering more interior space. There is 240 cubic-feet available for items. On the other hand, the extended wheelbase adds 45 ft3 to this amount. Again, all three engine options are using the rear-wheel drive only. The Cargo Van has one trim level only but offers an extra color scheme for the interior.

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2019 GMC Savana Specs

Under the hood of the 2019 GMC Savana is a 4.3-liter V6 engine. It is ready to deliver 275 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. As said, the minivan is using an RWD setup and power from the engine to wheels is transferred through an eight-speed automatic gearbox.

A six-speed transmission is power router for the second gasoline engine. It is a huge 6.0-liter V8. This one offers the best output in the entire family. With it, owners of the 2019 GMC Savana can count on 340 hp and 375 lb-ft of torque. However, the downside of this engine is its fuel economy. The vehicle consumes 12/16 mpg in city/highway ride.

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The last and the most fuel-friendly option is turbodiesel engine. This is a 2.8-liter Duramax unit that can make 180 hp. But, its strength is twisting power reaching 370 lb-ft. As the base V6 petrol engine, diesel drivetrain sends its power to rear wheels through an eight-speed transmission.


The 2019 GMC Savana might not offer plenty of trim levels, but it is because the van is packed well right from the start. The Passenger version is comfortable and modern thanks to the latest infotainment accessories. Wi-Fi hotspot and advanced safety features are standard for every Savana you opt for. Climate control is available for rear seats, leather is wrapping a steering wheel, and you can always use myGMC app for smartphones. Whatsoever, a six-inch touchscreen with navigation is there. Passenger Van can take 12 or 15 occupants, depending on wheelbase length.

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2019 GMC Savana Price

Cargo Van is a cheaper version. Well, there we won’t find so many infotainment features and rear seat climate control, though. It starts at $31,000. Passenger model has more options and it costs $1,000 more than its predecessor. In 2019 we will be able to purchase Siena van for $34,000. Unfortunately, there is no AWD versions again, so fans looking for such feature can look elsewhere. We can recommend Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. Furthermore, Ford Transit is another excellent alternative, with its special compact model Transit Connect.