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2011 GMC Savana Technical Specifications
Overview
Models: Chevy 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.
Engines
  4.3L V-6 (LU3) 4.8L V-8 (L20) 5.3L V-8 (LMF)
Type: 4.3L V-6 4.8L V-8 5.3L V-8
Displacement (cu in / cc): 262 / 4293 294 / 4807 327 / 5328
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
Block material: cast iron cast iron cast iron
Cylinder head material: cast iron cast aluminum cast aluminum
Valvetrain: OHV, two valves per cylinder OHV, two valves per cylinder OHV, two 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
Fuel delivery: sequential fuel injection sequential fuel injection sequential fuel injection
Compression ratio: 9.2:1 9.5:1 9.5:1
Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm): 195 / 145 @ 4600 280 / 208 @ 5200 310 / 224 @ 5200
Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm): 260 / 353 @ 2800 296 / 396 @ 4600 334 / 439 @ 4500
Recommended unleaded fuel: regular unleaded regular unleaded or E85 (passenger or cargo only) regular unleaded or E85
Maximum engine speed (rpm): 5600 5600 5600
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
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
Passenger: N/A 17-Nov 13 / 17
  6.0L V-8 (L96) Duramax 6.6L V-8 turbo-diesel (LGH)
Type: 6.0L V-8 6.6L V-8
Displacement (cu in / cc): 366 / 5967 403 / 6599
Bore & stroke (in / mm): 4 x 3.62 / 101.6 x 92 4.06 x 3.90 / 103 x 99
Block material: cast iron cast iron
Cylinder head material: cast aluminum cast aluminum
Valvetrain: OHV, two valves per cylinder OHV, four valves per cylinder
Ignition system: coil near plug, platinum-tip spark plugs, low resistance spark plug wires fast-heating glow plugs
Fuel delivery: sequential fuel injection direct injection diesel with high-pressure common rail
Compression ratio: 9.4:1 16.0:1
Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm): 323 / 241 @ 4600 260 / 194 @ 3100
Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm): 373 / 504 @ 4400 525 / 727 @ 1600
Recommended unleaded fuel: regular unleaded or E85 (passenger or cargo only) diesel B20 capable
Maximum engine speed (rpm): 5600 3450
Emissions controls: three-way catalytic converter, exhaust gas recirculation, PCV, evaporative collection system catalytic converter, exhaust gas recirculation; diesel particulate filter system (DPF), selective catalyst reduction (SCR)
Note: Full-body vans have three-way converters; Cutaways have dual converters
EPA-estimated fuel economy (mpg city / hwy)
Cargo: N/A N/A
Passenger: 16-11 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. (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. GVWR 8,600-lb. GVWR 9,600-lb. GVWR 10000-14200-lb. GVWR
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 H1500 G2500 (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