GMC Savana

BASE PRICE RANGE: $25,500-$36,000*
BODY TYPE: Full-size Van

WHAT'S NEW: The Duramax diesel is available on 3500 passenger vans. In 2010, the gas V-8s became E85-capable and a remote-start option was added to the options mix. The 2500 and 3500 models now feature GM's six-speed Hydra-Matic transmission standard, and their axle ratios are revised for improved low-end torque and slightly better highway mpg.

COOL FACT: A Compressed Natural Gas version of the Vortec 6.0L V-8 is now available as a $15,910 option.

SUM UP: Not bad for hauling humans.
RATING: ***


2011 GMC Savana
Base Engine 4.3L/195-hp OHV V-6
Optional Engine 4.8L/280-hp OHV V-8; 5.3L/310-hp OHV V-8; 6.0L/323-hp OHV V-8; 6.6L/365-hp t-diesel OHV V-8
Drivetrain Front engine, RWD/AWD, 4A/6A
0-60 MPH 9.4-12.0 sec*
Seats/Foldway 8-15/none
EPA city/hwy fuel econ 10-15/16-20 mpg (gas only)
Basic warranty 3 yrs/36,000 miles
Safety ABS: S; Stab: S; Trac: S; Airbags: 2
*Estimated