Truck Trend is the source for official specifications, payload, towing capacity, and other information that matters to real truck users. Check out the latest info for the 2010 GMC Savana passenger and cargo van. The Savana has five engine options; 4.3L V-6, 4.8L V-8, 5.3L V-8, 6.0L V-8, and the Duramax 6.6L V-8 turbo-diesel, with a four-speed electronic automatic with overdrive and torque converter or six-speed heavy-duty electronic automatic with overdrive and torque converter transmission.


2010 GMC Savana Technical Specifications
Overview
Models: GMC Savana: full-frame G-Series eight-, 12-, 15-passenger and cargo van (8-, 12-passenger w/ H-Series), RH sliding or swing-out 60/40 doors or optional LH swing-out 60/40 doors, (G-Series available as RV & commercial cutaway)
Body style / driveline: cargo and passenger van (RH sliding or swing-out 60/40 doors or optional LH swing-out 60/40 doors on cargo van, front-engine, rear-wheel drive
Construction: full frame
EPA vehicle class: full-size van
Manufacturing location: Wentzville, Mo.
Key competitors: Ford E-Series, Dodge/Freightliner Sprinter
Engines
  4.3L V-6 (LU3) 4.8L V-8 (L20) 5.3L V-8 (LMF) 6.0L V-8 (L96) Duramax 6.6L V-8 turbo-diesel (LMM)
Type: 4.3L V-6 4.8L V-8 5.3L V-8 6.0L V-8 6.6L V-8
Displacement (cu in / cc): 262 / 4293 294 / 4807 327 / 5328 366 / 5967 403 / 6599
Bore & stroke (in / mm): 4.00 x 3.48 / 101.6 x 88 3.78 x 3.27 / 96 x 83 3.78 x 3.62 / 96 x 92 4 x 3.62 / 101.6 x 92 4.06 x 3.90 / 103 x 99
Block material: cast iron cast iron cast iron cast iron cast iron
Cylinder head material: cast iron cast aluminum cast aluminum cast aluminum cast aluminum
Valvetrain: OHV, two valves per cylinder OHV, two valves per cylinder OHV, two valves per cylinder OHV, two valves per cylinder OHV, four valves per cylinder
Ignition system: composite distributor, platinum-tip spark plugs, low-resistance spark plug wires composite distributor, platinum-tip spark plugs, low-resistance spark plug wires electronic spark control, composite distributor, platinum-tip spark plugs coil near plug, platinum-tip spark plugs, low resistance spark plug wires fast-heating glow plugs
Fuel delivery: sequential fuel injection sequential fuel injection sequential fuel injection sequential fuel injection direct injection diesel with high-pressure common rail
Compression ratio: 9.2:1 9.5:1 9.5:1 9.4:1 16.8:1
Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm): 195 / 145 @ 4600 280 / 208 @ 5200 310 / 224 @ 5200 323 / 241 @ 4600 250 / 186 @ 3200
Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm): 260 / 353 @ 2800 296 / 396 @ 4600 334 / 439 @ 4500 373 / 504 @ 4400 460 / 624 @ 1600
Recommended unleaded fuel: regular unleaded regular unleaded or E85 (passenger or cargo only) regular unleaded or E85 regular unleaded or E85 (passenger or cargo only) Diesel (B20 available for fleet and government)
Maximum engine speed (rpm): 5600 5600 5600 5600 3450
Emissions controls: three-way catalytic converter, exhaust gas recirculation, PCV, evaporative collection system three-way catalytic converter, exhaust gas recirculation, PCV, evaporative collection system three-way catalytic converter, exhaust gas recirculation, PCV, evaporative collection system three-way catalytic converter, exhaust gas recirculation, PCV, evaporative collection system catalytic converter, exhaust gas recirculation
Note: Full-body vans have three-way converters; Cutaways have dual converters
EPA-estimated fuel economy (mpg city / hwy)
Cargo: 15/20 N/A 13 / 17 N/A N/A
Passenger: N/A N/A 13 / 17 N/A N/A
Transmissions
  Hydra-Matic 4L60 Hydra-Matic 6L90
Type: four-speed electronic automatic with overdrive and torque converter six-speed heavy-duty electronic automatic with overdrive and torque converter
Gear ratios (:1)
First: 3.06 4.03
Second: 1.63 2.36
Third: 1:00 1.53
Fourth: 0.67 1.15
Fifth: -- 0.85
Sixth: -- 0.67
Reverse: 2.29 3.06
Final drive ratio (:1): 3.42 std. with 4.3L, 5.3L; 3.73 opt. with 5.3L 3.42 std., 3.73 opt. (4.8L and 6.0L); 3.54 (6.6L)
Chassis/Suspension
  G1500 H1500 G2500 (135-, 155-in WB) G3500 (135-, 155-in WB)
Front: independent short/long arm (SLA) coil springs, 33-mm stabilizer bar Independent short/long arm (SLA) torsion bars, 33-mm stabilizer bar independent short/long arm (SLA) coil springs, 35-mm stabilizer bar independent short/long arm (SLA) coil springs, 35-mm stabilizer bar
Rear: two-stage, semi-elliptic multi-leaf springs and semifloating rear axle two-stage, semi-elliptic multi-leaf springs and semifloating rear axle two-stage, semi-elliptic multi-leaf springs and semifloating rear axle (depending on the GVW) two-stage, semi-elliptic multi-leaf springs and semifloating rear axle
Steering type (all models): power, rack and pinion power, rack and pinion integral power integral power
Steering ratio: 17.2:1 17.2:1 17.2:1 17.2:1
Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock: 3 3 3 3
Turning circle, curb-to-curb (ft / m):
135-in WB: 43.4 / 13.2 43.4 / 13.2 49.2 / 15 49.2 / 15
155-in WB: - - 54.5 / 16.6 54.5 / 16.6
Brakes
Type: Hydroboost four-wheel disc, four-wheel ABS with Dynamic Rear Proportioning Hydroboost four-wheel disc, four-wheel ABS with Dynamic Rear Proportioning Hydroboost four-wheel disc, four-wheel ABS with Dynamic Rear Proportioning Hydroboost four-wheel disc, four-wheel ABS with Dynamic Rear Proportioning
  7300 lb GVW 8,600 lb GVW 9,600 lb GVW 10000-14200 lb GVW
Rotor diameter x thick (in / mm)
Front: 12 x 1.14 / 305 x 29 12.8 x 1.5 / 325 x 38 12.8 x 1.5 / 325 x 38 12.8 x 1.5 / 325 x 38
Rear: 13 x 1.18 / 330 x 30 13 x 1.14 / 330 x 29 13 x 1.14 / 330 x 29 13.5 x 1.6
345 x 40
Total swept area (sq in / sq cm):
Front: 214 / 1378 246 / 1584 245 / 1584 245 / 1584
Rear: 237 / 1526 237 / 1526 237 / 1526 TBD
Wheels/Tires
  G1500 G2500 (135-, 155-in WB) G3500 (135-, 155-in WB)  
Wheel size & type: 17-inch steel 16-inch steel 16-inch steel  
Tires: P245/70R17 all-season steel-belted radials LT245/75R16E* all-season steel-belted radials LT245/75R16E all-season steel-belted radials  
*Standard on all G2500, except cargo van with 7,300-lb GVWR, which has a standard LT245/75R16E


2010 GMC Savana Dimensions & Capacities
Exterior
  G1500 Regular G2500 Regular G3500 Regular G3500 Extended
Wheelbase (in / mm): 135 / 3429 135 / 3429 135 / 3429 155 / 3937
Overall length (in / mm): 224 / 5691 224 / 5691 224 / 5691 244 / 6199
Overall width (in / mm): 79 / 2007 79 / 2007 79.4 / 2017 79.2 / 2012
Overall height (in / mm): 81.6 / 2072 81.6 / 2072 83.1 / 2110 82.7 / 2100
Track (in / mm):
Front: 67.8 / 1721 67.8 / 1721 67.9 / 1725 68.0 / 1727
Rear: 67.8 / 1721 67.8 / 1721 67.8 / 1722 67.7 / 1719
Min. ground clearance (in / mm):
Front: 8 / 202 8.2 / 207 11.0 / 279 8.8 / 223
Rear: 7.4 / 188 7.1 / 180 7.1 / 180 7.7 / 195
Ground to top of rear load floor (in / mm):
Passenger: 29.1 / 738 29.1 / 738 27.8 / 705 30.1 / 764
Cargo: 28.4/ 721 25.1 / 637 27.8 / 705 27.8 / 707
Step-in height (in / mm):
Passenger, front door: 18.1 / 459 19.0 / 483 21.5 / 547 26.8 / 681
Passenger, side door: 21.1 / 536 21.1 / 536 20.3 / 515 29.1 / 739
Cargo, front door: 18.1 / 459 18.8 / 478 20.5 / 521 20.6 / 523
Cargo, side door: 21.1 / 536 18.0 / 457 19.5 / 495 19.6 / 498
Curb weight (lb / kg):
Cargo: 4845 / 2198 5017 / 2276 5427 / 2462 5625 / 2552
Passenger: 5258 / 2385 N/A 6015 / 2728 6333 / 2873
Interior
  G1500 Regular G2500 Regular G3500 Regular G3500 Extended
Seating capacity (std / opt)
Passenger van: 8 N/A 8-12 12-15
Cargo van: 1-2 1-2 1-2 1-2
Headroom (in / mm)
Front: 39.8 / 1013 39.8 / 1013 39.8 / 1013 39.8 / 1013
Middle (first row): 38.4 / 976 N/A 38.4 / 976 38.4 / 976
Middle (second row): 38.5 / 978 38.7 / 984 38.5 / 978 38.5 / 978
Rear (12-pass): -- N/A 37.7 / 957 37.7 / 957
Rear (15-pass): -- -- -- 37.7 / 957
Legroom (in / mm)
Front: 40.4 / 1026 40.4 / 1026 40.4/ 1026 40.4 / 1026
Middle (first row): 34.2 / 865 N/A 34.2/ 865 34.2 / 865
Middle (second row): 37.2 / 946 N/A 37.2 / 946 37.2 / 946
Rear (12-pass): -- N/A 39.8 / 1010 39.8 / 1010
Rear (15-pass): -- -- -- 36.4 / 925
Shoulder room (in / mm)
Front: 68.8 / 1748 68.8 / 1748 68.8 / 1748 68.8 / 1748
Middle (first row): 68.9 / 1750 N/A 68.9 / 1750 68.9 / 1750
Middle (second row): 68.6 / 1744 65.9 / 1675 68.6 / 1744 68.6 / 1744
Rear (12-pass): -- N/A 68.3 / 1734 68.3 / 1734
Rear (15-pass): -- -- -- 62.7 / 1593
Hip room (in / mm)
Front: 65.5 / 1664 65.5 / 1664 65.5 / 1664 65.5 / 1664
Middle (first row): 66.0 / 1675 N/A 66.0 / 1675 66.0 / 1675
Middle (second row): 64.4 / 1635 N/A 64.4 / 1635 64.4 / 1635
Rear (12-pass): -- N/A 59.6 / 1515 59.6 / 1515
Rear (15-pass): -- -- -- 63.2 / 1605
Cargo volume (cu ft / liters)
Behind front seat: 204 / 5776 204 / 5776 204 / 5776 237.3 / 6719
Width between wheelhousings (in / mm)
Cargo: 50.8 / 1290 50.5 / 1282 50.4 / 1280 50.8 / 1290
Passenger: 50.0 / 1271 N/A 50.5 / 1282 50.5 / 1282
Load floor length (in / mm)
Behind 1st row seat, Cargo: 127.6 / 3240 127.8 / 3246 121.6 / 3089 142.6 / 3622
Behind 1st row seat, Passenger: 126.3 / 3208 126.3 / 3208 126.3 / 3208 142.6 / 3622
Behind 2nd row, Passenger: 107.7 / 2735 107.7 / 2735 87.8 / 2231 109.4 / 2778
Behind 3rd row, Passenger: 75.7 / 1922 75.7 / 1922 55.8 / 1418 77.4 / 1966
Behind 4th row, Passenger: -- -- -- 45.6 / 1159
Behind 5th row, Passenger: -- -- -- 12 / 306
Interior height (in / mm)
Cargo: 51.9 / 1318 51.9 / 1318 51.9 / 1318 51.9 / 1318
Passenger: 51.9 / 1318 N/A 51.9 / 1318 51.9 / 1318
Capacities
  G1500 Regular G2500 Regular G3500 Regular G3500 Extended
GVWR (lb / kg)
Passenger van (std): 7300 / 3311 8600 / 3901 9600 / 4354 9600 / 4354
Cargo van (std): 7300 / 3311 8600 / 3901 9600 / 4354 9600 / 4354
Payload, base (lb / kg)
Cargo van: 2359 / 1070 3204 / 1453 4151 / 1883 3944 / 1789
Passenger van: 1689 / 766 2482 / 1126 3436 / 1559 3112 / 1412
Trailer towing max. (lb / kg)
Passenger: 6200 / 2812 9600 / 4355 9900 / 4491 9900 / 4491
Cargo: 6700 / 3039 10000 / 4538 10000 / 4538 10000 / 4538
Fuel tank (gal / L): 31 / 117 31 / 117 31 / 117 31 / 117
Maximum tongue weight: trailer tongue weight should be 10-15 percent of the total loaded trailer weight, up to 1,000 pounds (450 kg). Weight-carrying hitch limit on a 4,000-lb (1,814 kg) trailer is 400 pound (181-kg) tongue weight. Weight-distributing hitch and sway control required for greater than 4,000-pound (1,814-kg) trailer weight.
  4.3L V-6 4.8L V-8 6.0L V-8 Duramax 6.6L
Engine oil (qt / L): 4.5 / 4.2 6 / 5.6 6 / 5.6 10.4 / 9. 8
Cooling system (qt / L): 12.6 / 11.9 13.4 / 12.7 14.4 / 13.6 19.9 / 18.9*
*Cooling capacity higher with fuel-operated heater.

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