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Used 2014 GMC Savana 1500 Passenger

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Combined Fuel Economy
14 MPG
Horsepower
310 HP
KBB Consumer Rating
4.3 
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Pros

As a daily commuter, the 2014 GMC Savana only makes sense if you either have a huge family or own a little league team, but as a work van, it’s still tough to beat. As easy to drive as it is on the wallet, the versatile Savana is hard to fault.

Cons

If you’re just trying to find a way to move the family, a traditional full-size SUV makes much more sense. And, the Savana’s fuel bills can become quite astronomical, especially with the big V8s.

What's New For 2014

For 2014, the GMC Savana gains standard power windows and door locks. Cut Away 3500/4500 models with the 159-inch wheelbase increase GVWR to 9,900 pounds.

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Used 2014 GMC Savana 1500 Passenger Expert Review

Long the favorite of companies and individuals needing to move big loads, the aging GMC Savana van is still as capable as it is popular. But, the Savana is no longer the best vehicle for the job when it comes to moving people. Newer vans from Nissan and Ford employ all-new architecture offering more interior space and better fuel economy, not to mention a more modern skeleton. But, there are so many things to like about the Savana’s design, chief among them the vast number of aftermarket parts for customization. Sharing its platform with GMC’s full-size pickups, the 2014 GMC Savana comes in a number of sizes and abilities, including a 1-tone 3500 model, a number of engine choices including diesel and CNG and optional all-wheel drive.

Driving the Used 2014 GMC Savana 1500 Passenger

If the last time you remember driving a full-size van was when you were wearing your brand new Rush t-shirt and sporting long hair, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. A substantially stiffened body and improvements in suspension, steering and engine/transmission operations make GMC’s 2014 Savana van as comfortable and easy to drive as any modern full-size pickup or SUV. A high seating position and, on passenger vans, a broad expanse of side glass make for nearly unhampered 360-degree visibility. Cargo vans get big side mirrors to help the driver navigate, as well as available sonar park assist and a rearview camera. As for power, it’s best to have one of the Savana’s available V8 engines under the hood, as the base V6 is not suitable for anything beyond light-duty work.

Favorite Features

SIDE ACCESS
When it comes to gaining access to the Savana’s massive interior, GMC gives owners multiple choices. The standard passenger-side double swing-out doors can be replaced by a sliding door, there’s a GM-exclusive swing-out-doors arrangement available on the driver’s side, and lift-up panels can provide access to side storage bins.

CAPABILITY
Few vehicles can offer the versatility of 15-passenger seating, a tow rating of 9,900 pounds, and a cargo area measuring 284 cubic feet behind the front seats. And the view out over traffic is terrific.

Used 2014 GMC Savana 1500 Passenger Interior

As expected, the Savana’s interior design stresses function over beauty. Sturdy plastics comprise most of the austere dash and door panels, with thick vinyl covering the seats and floor. Gauges in the instrument panel are large and easy to read, and the heating controls and radio are in reasonable reach for the driver. In Cargo Van form, the 2014 GMC Savana is a 2-passenger vehicle with the world’s largest trunk. At the opposite end of the spectrum is the Savana Passenger Van that allows for such luxuries as bench seating, power windows, rear air conditioning and Bluetooth hands-free phone connectivity.

Used 2014 GMC Savana 1500 Passenger Exterior

If the GMC Savana’s exterior styling looks familiar, that may be because the basic box shape hasn’t evolved much in 30 years. It’s a van, after all, so the rolling breadbox shape is what is needed for the interior to be so roomy and versatile. Of course, there are some distinctions, such as the rounded corners, flush headlights and high taillights. Available door configurations include sliding or split swing-out passenger-side doors and GM-exclusive swing-out doors on the driver’s side. Useful exterior accessories include a roof-mounted ladder rack, roof-rack cross-rail system and mudflaps.

Used 2014 GMC Savana 1500 Passenger Standard Features

These are often work vehicles, remember, so the base specification is quite Spartan. The 2014 GMC Savana Cargo Van starts with a V6 engine (4.3 liters, 195 horsepower), air conditioning, power windows and door locks, manual exterior mirrors, and vinyl upholstery and floor covering. The basic Passenger Van takes one step up with a 4.8-liter, 280-horsepower V8 and cloth seat fabric. Full instrumentation and a Driver Information Center (trip computer) are included across the line. Standard safety features include 4-wheel antilock disc brakes, StabiliTrak electronic stability control and dual front airbags (plus head/side-curtain airbags for the first three rows in the Passenger Van).

Used 2014 GMC Savana 1500 Passenger Options

Since standard fare is lean on the GMC Savana, the options list provides a lot of creature comforts and equipment upgrades. There’s a selection of V8 engines (including the 6.6-liter Duramax turbodiesel), an all-wheel-drive system, a towing package, plus such items as cruise control, upgraded audio systems and power windows and locks. Also available are rear-area heating and air conditioning, leather-wrapped steering wheel and six months of OnStar “directions and connections.” Note that the aftermarket offers all manner of specialty equipment, including tool racks and work benches and special-needs mobility provisions, and GM actively cooperates.

Used 2014 GMC Savana 1500 Passenger Engine

With one V6 and five V8s on its roster, the 2014 GMC Savana offers buyers an engine for most any need. On the low end of the range is a 195-horsepower 6-cylinder mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission, which is suitable for light-duty applications but not heavy-duty hauling. For big burdens, the optional 6.6-liter turbocharged diesel V8 is hard to beat, with its massive 525 lb-ft of torque. Between those extremes are 4.8-, 5.3- and 6.0-liter gasoline V8s, and also a CNG (compressed natural gas) conversion for the 6.0 that includes hardened valve seats and a special 3-tank fuel-storage configuration. All of the Savana’s 8-cylinder engines are paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

4.3-liter V6
195 horsepower @ 4,600 rpm
260 lb-ft of torque @ 2,800 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 15/20 mpg

4.8-liter V8
280 horsepower @ 5,200 rpm
296 lb-ft of torque @ 4,600 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 11/17 mpg

5.3-liter V8
310 horsepower @ 5,200 rpm
334 lb-ft of torque @ 4,500 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 13/17 mpg

6.0-liter V8
323 horsepower @ 4,600 rpm
373 lb-ft of torque @ 4,400 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 11/16 mpg

6.0-liter V8 CNG
279 horsepower @ 4,700 rpm
320 lb-ft or torque @ 4,400 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: N/A

6.6-liter turbodiesel V8
260 horsepower @ 3,100 rpm
525 lb-ft of torque @ 1,600 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: N/A

How Much Does the Used 2014 GMC Savana 1500 Passenger Cost?

The 2014 GMC Savana’s Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starts at about $26,000. The standard 3500 Extended Passenger Van has an MSRP around $35,000 (not excessive for a flexible family vehicle) and a fully loaded Savana can top $50,000. The comparable E-Series Ford vans don’t offer the same broad range of choices and prices run in a narrower band between the Savana’s highs and lows. A newcomer to the class is Nissan’s NV – a pretty refined package but without the maximum hauling capacity or options choices – that prices out close to the Savana’s lower-end numbers. Ford’s new Transit also promises to give the Savana a run for its money. For current information regarding what local consumers are paying for Savanas, make sure to check the Fair Purchase Price on KBB.com. Compared to the Ford E-Series, the GMC Savana is expected to maintain more of its value when trade-in time rolls around.

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Used 2014 GMC Savana 1500 Passenger Consumer Reviews

4.3 

Overall Rating

5 star

57%

4 star

28%

3 star

9%

2 star

2%

1 star

4%

Value
4.3 
Performance
4.5 
Quality
4.3 
Comfort
4.4 
Reliability
4.5 
Styling
4.2 

Drew
03/10/2019
2017 GMC Savana 2500 Cargo

"Poor Quality Work Van"

looks good on the side of road
fuel hog, poor quality, poor reliablity.
I purchased a 17 gmc savana cargo brand new off the lot. Last week I had 5900 miles on it, I took it in for an oil change. The check engine light came on as soon as I left the dealership. I drove it back, to find out the coil is gone. They told me they do not have a coil, I have to wait 3-4days. To make matters worse there are 0 loaner vehicles on their lot, due to the fact they have their service department full of 16-18's gmc/chev cars&trucks with similar or other engine trouble. I should have bought the transit cargo van from the ford dealership after all.Read less
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jt
08/23/2017
2013 GMC Savana 1500 Passenger

"comfortable and useful"

well taken care of. Have dealer check records
high top conversion van with tv, seats 7, new tires, power back seat that makes into bed 2 doors on each side, easy removeable captains seats trailer hitch
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gordon
05/06/2016
2003 GMC Savana 2500 Cargo

"AWD is great in the snow."

Mine is AWD
Drive line problems, battery goes dead in a few da
Yes my GMC 2500 Savana is AWD. The transfer case rear drive shaft has ruined bearings twice. build is tinny compared to Ford, but much lighter in weight. Have achieved 18mpg
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ed
04/26/2016
2006 GMC Savana 1500 Cargo

"lousey white paint, GMC won't do anything about it"

good engine, decent transmission.
Cargo door hinges are lousey, not replacable
Overall I wished that I kept my Ford Cargo Van. While the GMC runs well, it's ergonomic set up is sub par. First annoying issue is the doors do not open as far as the Ford, the footing area for the driver is cramped. The ride is good as is the power. Huge gas tank, and milage is around 17mpg, loaded, with a trailer drops milage to 12mpg. Visability is good. White paint started coming off the van in different spots, the hood is devoid of most paint. side door hinges are stiff, feels like they are going to snap off at some point. After owning both Ford and GMC, I'd go with a Ford hands down.Read less
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Bluvypr
10/12/2015
2006 GMC Savana 1500 Cargo

"Good quality van."

Reliable
Hood paint.
I purchase the van in 2006. It is dependable, and reliable. Regular maintenance and clean as with all vans. Front hood does have a paint issue. But other then that is has been a workhorse.
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2014 GMC Savana 1500 Passenger Specs & FeaturesBased on lowest-priced style.

Technology

  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology
  • Cruise Control
  • Hands Free Phone
  • Navigation System
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Telematics / Communication Systems
  • Remote Engine Start
  • USB Port

Entertainment

  • AM/FM Radio
  • MP3 Player
  • Satellite Radio
  • CD Player

Seating

  • Third Row Seat
  • Cloth Seats
  • Dual Power Front Seats
  • Leatherette/Vinyl Seats
  • Power Driver's Seat
  • Power Passenger's Seat

Comfort & Convenience

  • Front & Rear Air Conditioning
  • Front Air Conditioning
  • Power Locks

Fuel Economy

  • EPA City - 13 mpg
  • EPA Class - Vans, Passenger Type
  • EPA Hwy - 17 mpg
  • EPA Combined - 14 mpg

Performance

  • Horsepower - 310 hp
  • Horsepower RPM - 5200 rpm
  • Stroke - 3.62 inches
  • Torque - 334 foot pounds
  • Torque RPM - 4500 rpm

Interior

  • Cup Holder
  • Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Window Defroster
  • 12V Power Outlet
  • Compass
  • Power Outlet
  • Steering Wheel Controls
  • Tilt Steering Wheel

Exterior

  • Alloy Wheels
  • Conventional Spare
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Number of Doors - 3 doors
  • Power Mirrors
  • Privacy Glass
  • Side Steps
  • Spare Tire Type - Conventional
  • Tires / Wheel Size - P245/70R17
  • Upgraded Wheels
  • Wheel Type - Steel
  • Sidewall Description - BSW

Warranty

  • Basic Miles - 36000 miles
  • Basic Years - 3 years
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Miles - 100000 miles
  • Corrosion/Rust Through Years - 6 years
  • Powertrain Miles - 100000 miles
  • Powertrain Years - 5 years
  • Roadside Assistance Miles - 100000 miles
  • Roadside Assistance Years - 5 years

Mechanical

  • Alternator Amps - 125 amps
  • Alternator Amps - 145 amps
  • Axle Ratio - 3.42
  • Axle Ratio - 3.73
  • Brakes: Front - Disc
  • Brakes: Rear - Disc
  • Braking System - F&R Anti-Lock
  • Drivetrain - AWD
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Engine Type - Flexible Fuel
  • Power Steering
  • Tachometer
  • Transmission Type - Automatic
  • Cylinders - 8 cylinders
  • Displacement - 5.3 liter
  • Bore - 3.78 inches
  • Compression Ratio - 9.9
  • Valve Train - Overhead Valve
  • Engine Configuration - V
  • # of Speeds - 4 speed
  • Overdrive - w/Overdrive
  • CID - 323 cubic inches
  • CCAs (Cold Cranking Amps) - 600 amps
  • CCAs (Cold Cranking Amps) - 770 amps
  • Recommended Fuel - Regular
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Locking Rear Differential
  • Parking Assist System

Dimensions, Weights & Capacities

  • Curb Weight - 5718 pounds
  • Fuel Capacity - 31.0 gallons
  • Head Room: Front - 39.8 inches
  • Head Room: Rear - 38.5 inches
  • Height - 82.1 inches
  • Leg Room: Front - 41.3 inches
  • Leg Room: Rear - 36.6 inches
  • Max Seating Capacity - 8
  • Minimum Ground Clearance - 7.1 inches
  • Overall Length - 224.1 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Front - 68.8 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Rear - 65.8 inches
  • Standard Seating Capacity - 8 passenger
  • Towing Capacity, Maximum - 6000 pounds
  • Trunk or Cargo Capacity - 216.2 cubic feet
  • Wheel Base - 135.0 inches
  • Width with mirrors - 79.2 inches
  • Payload Capacity - 1560 pounds
  • GVWR - 7300 pounds
  • Payload Designation - .5 ton
  • Head Room: Center Row - 38.4 inches
  • Leg Room: Center Row - 36.3 inches
  • Shoulder Room: Center Row - 68.6 inches
  • Hip Room: Center Row - 65.6 inches
  • Hip Room: Front - 65.5 inches
  • Hip Room: Rear - 63.3 inches
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2014 GMC Savana 1500 Passenger Safety

Crash Test Rating
Not Available
Frontal Crash
Not Available
Side Barrier
Not Available
Rollover Rating
3 
Side Crash
Not Available
Provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
2014 GMC Savana 1500 Passenger Safety Technology
  • Child Door Locks
  • Child Seat Anchors
  • Driver Airbag
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control
  • Emergency & Security Services
  • Front Head Curtain Airbag
  • Rear Head Curtain Airbag
  • Rear Parking Sensors
  • Rear View Camera

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2014 GMC Savana 1500 Passenger Rankings

Horsepower
310 HP
MPG Combined
14 MPG
Consumer Ratings
4.3 Rating
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