NEW FOR 2013:

- Available rear vision camera, rear park assist, and navigation radio.

For 2013, GMC’s venerable body-on-frame van gets some new available options, such as rear vision camera, rear park assist, and navigation radio.

The Savana is sold as a passenger van or commercial vehicle. The 1500 uses a 5.3-litre V8 engine with four-speed automatic transmission. The 2500 and 3500 use a 4.8-litre V8 with four-speed automatic. Optional engines are a 6.0-litre V8 and 6.6-litre Duramax diesel engine, both with six-speed automatic transmissions.

All are rear-wheel drive, but the 1500 models can be optioned with all-wheel drive. Trim levels on the passenger van are the LS and LT. The 1500 features eight-passenger seating; the 2500 and 3500 models have 12-passenger seating. An available 3500 long-wheelbase model is 15-passenger.

Features on the 1500 SL include 17-inch steel wheels, air conditioning, auxiliary rear heater, OnStar with Turn-by-Turn Navigation, engine block heater, painted bumpers, swing-out side doors, privacy glass, manual mirrors, swing-out rear door, variable intermittent wipers, full-length black vinyl flooring, tire pressure monitoring system, front vinyl-covered bucket seats, and CD stereo with four speakers.

The 1500 SLE adds 17-inch alloy wheels, rear air conditioning, power doors locks with keyless entry, chrome bumpers, electric rear defogger, chrome grille, outside temperature display, auxiliary light package, Bluetooth connectivity, cruise control, carpeting with rubber floor mats, remote starter, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, instrument panel stowage compartment, dual vanity mirrors with passenger side illumination, power windows with driver’s auto-down, cloth seats, CD/MP3 stereo with six speakers, USB port and XM satellite radio.

Available options on the passenger van include all-wheel drive, sliding side door, heated power mirrors, trailer tow package, and power-adjustable front seats.

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