By KBB.com Editors
The 2010 GMC Savana is a favorite of small business owners and working people everywhere. No pickup or SUV can match the Savana's cargo-hauling capabilities, nor can they be so easily retrofitted to serve specific needs. Be it a rolling carpenter shop or a 15-passenger transport, the Savana serves an important role in an ever-more-mobile society. GMC, however, can no longer afford complacency now that Ford offers the comfortable Transit Connect and a full-size E-Series van that can go toe-to-toe with the Savana.
If you have a business and need a substantial amount of room for tools or storage, the 2010 GMC Savana is hard to top. A choice of two powerful V8 engines on passenger models, a Duramax diesel on certain cargo vans, varied towing ability and optional all-wheel drive make the Savana a suitable choice for business and family use.You May Not Like This Car If...
If you are used to driving a minivan, the Savana may prove to be too much vehicle. The V8 can be fuel-thirsty, especially when the vehicle is loaded with passengers or heavy equipment.What's New for 2010
Changes for 2010 include the addition of E85 compatibility and variable valve timing to the 4.8-liter, 5.3-liter and 6.0-liter V8 engines. Savana 2500 and 3500 models now feature a new six-speed automatic transmission, a revised rear axle ratio and a remote start option on the LT trim.Driving It Driving Impressions
Although hardly the vehicle you'd want for running laps at the race track, the 2010 GMC Savana is not as truck-like to drive as one might expect. GM has paid due diligence to the steering and brakes, giving them a firm feel that instills confidence even when fully loaded. Cornering and braking do differ depending upon cargo weight, but with the heavy-duty upgrades for the brakes, transmission and suspension, the Savana can be outfitted to deal with the heaviest loads and still remain quite comfortable.
Side-access doors allow you to reach tools and equipment without having to climb inside.
Available seating for 15 makes the Savana one of the most desirable commuter vehicles on the road.