Resale: $19,653
Value: Above Average Above Average
MPG: 13 city/17 hwy
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2012 GMC Savana 1500 LS

2012 GMC Savana Review

(0 Stars)  Room to haul.

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Overview
The full-size van segment is not one that has seen much innovation in the past several decades, and the GMC Savana is no exception. There is not much to be found in the way of class-leading features or whizbangery here, but then again, there's not much to change: the Savana offers simplicity and competence when hauling is the name of the game. It can be configured to hold up to fifteen passengers, making it an ideal vehicle for transporting a church group or a kids' soccer team, and it offers comfortable leg room even when the number of riders swells into the double digits. Alternatively, the Savana can be had as a cavernous cargo van with up to 284 cubic feet of space behind the front seats and the ability to tow up to 10,000 pounds. The Savana also serves as the perfect chassis on which to build a conversion van. There are few interior amenities, but the Savana comes with a standard AM/FM radio, single-zone air conditioning, and three cupholders. People who buy big vans like this aren't usually that concerned with fuel economy, and that's a good thing, because the Savana isn't particularly fuel efficient, especially with its top-spec V-8 engine. However, the Savana's combination of simplicity and versatility makes it a solid choice for anyone with a lot of people -- or stuff -- to transport.

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2012 Savana 1500 LS Passenger Van Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 5.3L Vortec V 8 OHV and variable valve timing
E85 / unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: Gasoline 10 MPG city, 13 MPG highway, 11 MPG combined and 341 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
31.0gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 310 hp @ 5,200 rpm; 334 ft lb of torque @ 4,500 rpm
Secondary fuel economy:

'12 GMC 1500 LS Standard Equipment

  Climate Control  
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Front Air Conditioning
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Rear Air Conditioning
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Rear Heater
  Convenience  
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Compass
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Privacy Glass
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
  Safety  
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Daytime Running Lights
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Driver Air Bag
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Rear Side Airbag
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Third row seat
  Technology  
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GPS/Satellite Communication
  Tires and Wheels  
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Full Spare Tire
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