Performance-wise, the GMC Savana Cargo Van will deliver what is expected of a workhorse. There are six available engine choices available to select from for the potential buyer. The list of engine choices includes Vortec 4.3L, V6, Vortec 4.8L, V8 (FlexFuel), Vortec 6.0L V8, Vortec 6.0L V8 Compressed Natural Gas, Vortec 5.3L V8 (FlexFuel), and Duramax 6.6L V8 Turbo Diesel. If the FlexFuel engines are chosen, this means that the van can run on gasoline and on E-85, a more environmentally conscious option. A blend of ethanol and gasoline comprise E-85, and in turn can reduce the production of harmful carbon dioxide emission and at the same time boost the performance of the vehicle.
Another important feature that comes with the GMC Savana Cargo Van is the addition of AWD as an option, at least for the half ton model. Thanks to this technology, the Savana Cargo Van can easily tackle a variety of road conditions. The result is an excellent driving experience, with better traction and control. When it comes to hauling cargo, buyers can be ready to use the cargo van with confidence on and off the road. The Savana Cargo Van features a Cargo Van Tow/Haul Mode that appoints the automatic transmission of the van with the dual mode shift program that can help prevent searching between gears when you are navigating hills and roads with changing elevations. When it comes to safety and technology, the GMC Savana Caravan makes buyers feel at ease on the road. The ONSTAR technology is present on this vehicle, a technology that ensures drivers will be safe in the event of collisions. Every Savana Cargo Van comes with a 6-month plan, which includes Automatic Crash Response that activates in the event of a crash. The system makes a call for help even if the driver cannot physically do so. The van is properly secured with head level side curtain airbag technology.