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How Much Does a GMC Savanna Cargo Van Cost?

GMC Savanna Cargo Van Car Prices


The 2011 GMC Savana cargo van was designed with one purpose in mind: moving you and a substantial amount of your gear around. This full-size van has enough room to house the tools and materials you need for a job, and with a few tools of its own, including a lineup of powerful engines, available all-wheel drive, and a number of working-man friendly configurations, the Savana cargo van is a top choice for those who need to take care of business on the go.

2011 GMC Savana Cargo Van MSRP
1500 Regular Wheel Base 4.3L V6 $24,860
1500 Regular Wheel Base 5.3L V8 $29,910
2500 Regular Wheel Base 4.8L V8 $25,980
2500 Regular Wheelbase 6.6L V8 Diesel $37,975
2500 Extended Wheel Base 4.8L V8 $27,840
2500 Extended Wheel Base 6.6L V8 Diesel $39,835
3500 Regular Wheel Base 4.8L V8 $29,300
3500 Regular Wheel Base 6.6L V8 Diesel $41,295
3500 Extended Wheel Base 4.8L V8 $30,185
3500 Extended Wheel Base 6.6L V8 $42,180

Body Styles and Trim Levels

GMC has provided a number of different configurations for its 2011 Savana cargo vans, including standard wheelbase (135 inches), extended wheelbase (155 inches), 1500 (1/2 tom), 2500 (3/4 ton), and 3500 (1 ton).

Only one trim level, the WT (WorkTruck) is offered. Standard equipment includes 17-inch steel wheels, A/C, front vinyl bucket seats, two 12-volt power outlets, a 60/40 split swing-out passenger side door, an audio system with radio provisions, a theft-deterrent system, and a tow/haul mode selector on the instrument panel. Available upgrades include a rear heater and air-conditioner, Convenience Packages (including power window and door locks, tilt steering and cruise control), a rear-window defogger, keyless entry with remote access, OnStar, a Power Package (with Convenience Package features plus exterior heated, power-adjustable mirrors), remote vehicle starter, cloth seats, an Ambulance Package, a chrome appearance package, a sliding passenger side door, wing-out driver side 60/40 split door, a Hotel Shuttle Package, the Savana Pro Package and the Savana Pro Plus Package (including an enhanced lighting package, chrome exterior accents, painted wheels, and manual-folding, power-adjustable heated exterior mirrors), an AM/FM stereo with CD/MP3 player, XM Radio, Bluetooth for phones You can also choose to have your Savana cargo van fitted with storage racks for your job-specific cargo needs.


The GMC Savana cargo van offers a number of engines. Standard on the 1500 rear-wheel drive model is a 4.3-liter, 195 horsepower Vortec V6 matched with a 4-speed automatic transmission. A 5.3-liter, 310 horsepower Flex Fuel (able to run off of a combination of ethanol and gasoline) V8 (also with a 4-speed automatic), is standard on all-wheel drive 1500 models and optional on 2500 and 3500 models. Other available engines include a 4.8-liter, 280 horsepower FlexFuel V8, a 6.0-liter, 323 horsepower FlexFuel V8, and a 6.6-liter, 260 horsepower Duramax turbo diesel V8 (all with six-speed automatic transmissions). Properly equipped, a GMC Savana cargo van has a maximum payload of 4,187 pounds and a maximum towing capacity of 10,000 pounds.


Styling is about what you'd expect for a box on wheels. Standard equipment includes a black-painted front and rear bumper with step pad, a black composite grille, daytime running lights, light-tinted windows, and manual-adjust black side mirrors. A number of side and rear-door configurations are available, and you can also choose glass windows over standard cargo panels (including a full body window package) as well as an available chrome appearance package.


The Savana's interior is utilitarian, with its voluminous cargo capacity (203 cubic feet in the regular wheel base and 237 cubic feet in the extended wheel base) taking precedence over creature comforts. But the front cabin, with nice materials, an attractive instrument cluster, and intuitive switches and controls, certainly provides enough comfort to get you to and from the worksite. Room for two up front is all you get in any model, but available reclining bucket, power-adjustable seats are a nice upgrade.


While the GMC Savana is unquestionably a huge, commercial-use vehicle, it will probably exceed your expectations of how a vehicle of this size and dimensions should drive. The steering and brakes in particular are responsive, which you will no doubt appreciate when you're hauling and/or towing a heavy load. The van also has a solid ride quality thanks to front independent coil springs and rear multileaf springs. Handling varies depending on how weighed-down the Savana is, but even with a full load, it behaves quite well.


Standard safety equipment includes front airbags and four-wheel antilock brakes. Optional are side head curtain air bags and OnStar with Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Roadside Assistance, and other services.

For those who need massive amounts of cargo space and towing ability the 2011 GMC Savana cargo van is an ideal vehicle. With its powerful engines, wheelbase options, and multiple package and configuration offerings, The Savana cargo could just become your most valuable crew member.

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