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2013 GMC Savana 1500 LS

2013 GMC Savana Review

(0 Stars)  Room to haul.

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

New For 2013
LS and LT Savanas get the following options: navigation, rear parking sensors, and a backup camera that will display in the rearview mirror or in the nav screen, if so equipped.
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. 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 serves as the perfect chassis on which to build a conversion van. There are few interior amenities, but the Savana now has available navigation, a rear parking camera, and rear parking sensors. 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 (although the 6.0 can be retrofitted to run on compressed natural gas). 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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2013 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 9 MPG city, 12 MPG highway, 10 MPG combined and 310 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:

'13 GMC 1500 LS Standard Equipment

  Braking and Handling  
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Four Wheel ABS
  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 Windows
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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Privacy Glass
  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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Passenger Air Bag
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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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