2005 GMC Savana Cargo Trims and Specs

G1500 Cargo Van
Average Price:$7,616
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel
Convenience Features Center console: front console with storage · Power steering
Instrumentation Clock
Lights Daytime running lights
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: vinyl
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: steel
Windows Front wipers: intermittent
Price $23,635 MSRP
Body Style Van
Engine 4.3L 195 hp V6
5.3L V8
Seating 2
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
18MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$23,635
Invoice$20,003

Transmission Options

Drivetrain RWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
18MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
19MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsOptional
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--
StereoRadio

Engines

4.3L 195 hp V6
Power 195 hp @ 4,600 RPM
Torque 260 lb-ft @ 2,800 RPM
5.3L V8

Dimensions

Maximum Seating2 seats
Fuel Tank Volume31 gal
Front Legroom41.3 in
Back Legroom--
Wheelbase135 in
Length224.1 in
Width79.4 in
Height81.6 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume225.1 cu ft
Standard Payload2,317 lbs
Maximum Payload2,302 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity5,900 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity5,900 lbs
Last updated in 2003, there are few changes to the 2005 GMC Savana Cargo 1500 Van, a rear-wheel drive commercial or fleet cargo hauler, with a towing capacity of 5900 pounds. Available... Read More
Last updated in 2003, there are few changes to the 2005 GMC Savana Cargo 1500 Van, a rear-wheel drive commercial or fleet cargo hauler, with a towing capacity of 5900 pounds. Available only in the regular 135-inch wheelbase, it offers 267 cubic feet of space and one row of seats for two people. A front independent and rear live axle suspension make it sturdy like a truck, and 5-star front crash ratings are due to its dual front airbags (with passenger deactivation), Stabilitrak system, 4-wheel disc and ABS brakes, 16-inch wheels with all-season tires, and front and rear stabilizer bars. A locking rear differential is extra.
This is a work van, not meant for play for family duties, so it only comes with air conditioning, a radio, power steering, and intermittent wipers. The passenger side door swings out, but can be replaced with a sliding door, which is also available for the driver's side. A cargo light is standard for the bed. There is a long list of options, however, including power features, heated mirrors, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, remote entry, rear climate control, and a trailer hitch. The 2005 Savana Cargo 1500 Van is known for its powerful engine and hauling capacity.
Adds to G1500 Cargo Van:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel
Convenience Features Center console: front console with storage · Power steering
Instrumentation Clock
Lights Daytime running lights
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: vinyl
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: steel
Windows Front wipers: intermittent
Price $24,435 MSRP
Body Style Van
Engine 4.3L 195 hp V6
4.8L 285 hp V8
5.3L V8
6.0L V8
Seating 2
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
19MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$24,435
Invoice$20,703

Transmission Options

Drivetrain RWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
19MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
18MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
4-Speed Automatic

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsOptional
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--
StereoRadio

Engines

4.3L 195 hp V6
Power 195 hp @ 4,600 RPM
Torque 260 lb-ft @ 2,800 RPM
4.8L 285 hp V8
Power 285 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque 295 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
5.3L V8
6.0L V8

Dimensions

Maximum Seating2 seats
Fuel Tank Volume31 gal
Front Legroom41.3 in
Back Legroom--
Wheelbase135 in
Length224.1 in
Width79.4 in
Height81.6 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume225.1 cu ft
Standard Payload3,223 lbs
Maximum Payload3,254 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity10,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity10,000 lbs
A functional three-quarter ton cargo hauler, the 2005 GMC Savana Cargo 2500 is a rear-wheel drive, two-seater van with 269 cubic feet of storage capacity and up to 10,000 pounds of towi... Read More
A functional three-quarter ton cargo hauler, the 2005 GMC Savana Cargo 2500 is a rear-wheel drive, two-seater van with 269 cubic feet of storage capacity and up to 10,000 pounds of towing capacity. There are no major changes this year. A 4.8-liter, 285-hp V8 powers the van, but a 6.0-liter, 300-hp V8 is also available. Both come with a 4-speed automatic. 16-inch wheels with all season tires, a pickup-like suspension, 4-wheel disc and ABS brakes, Stabilitrak, and dual front airbags point to 5-star front crash test ratings. The V8 power makes the 2005 Savana Cargo 2500 a capable competitor in the towing field. A trailer hitch is optional, as is an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a locking rear differential, and mirrors with turn signals.
A hinged passenger side door provides access, and a driver's side can be added. Both are available as a 60/40 hinged opening or a sliding door. The cargo area features a light and tie-downs. Air conditioning, a radio, power steering, and intermittent wipers are the basic equipment, but the 2005 GMC Savana 2500 can be outfitted with power features, cruise control, a 6-way power driver's seat, rear climate control, remote entry, and a CD player. Gas mileage is a less than stellar 15/20, but owners love the power and sturdiness of this commercial hauler.
G2500 Cargo Van Extended
Average Price:$7,363
Adds to G1500 Cargo Van:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel
Convenience Features Center console: front console with storage · Power steering
Instrumentation Clock
Lights Daytime running lights
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: vinyl
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: steel
Windows Front wipers: intermittent
Price $25,725 MSRP
Body Style Van
Engine 4.3L 195 hp V6
4.8L 285 hp V8
5.3L V8
6.0L V8
Seating 2
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
18MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$25,725
Invoice$21,573

Transmission Options

Drivetrain RWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
18MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
19MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
4-Speed Automatic

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsOptional
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--
StereoRadio

Engines

4.3L 195 hp V6
Power 195 hp @ 4,600 RPM
Torque 260 lb-ft @ 2,800 RPM
4.8L 285 hp V8
Power 285 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque 295 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
5.3L V8
6.0L V8

Dimensions

Maximum Seating2 seats
Fuel Tank Volume31 gal
Front Legroom41.3 in
Back Legroom--
Wheelbase155 in
Length244.1 in
Width79.4 in
Height82 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume261.6 cu ft
Standard Payload3,002 lbs
Maximum Payload2,084 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity10,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity10,000 lbs
An extra 20 inches in the 155-inch wheelbase means 317 cubic feet of cargo room in the 2005 GMC Savana Cargo 2500 Extended Van. With the optional trailer hitch, the rear-wheel drive va... Read More
An extra 20 inches in the 155-inch wheelbase means 317 cubic feet of cargo room in the 2005 GMC Savana Cargo 2500 Extended Van. With the optional trailer hitch, the rear-wheel drive van can tow up to 10,000 pounds, helped by a 4.8-liter, 285-hp V8 engine and 4-speed auto tran. For more strength, you can opt for the 6.0 liter, 300-hp V8. Access to the cargo area is via the rear barn doors or a passenger side hinged door, which can be supplemented by a driver's side door. Options for these include a manual sliding door or a 60/40 split door. A front independent and rear live axle suspension makes the ride a bit rough, but sturdy, and 16-inch wheels, 4-wheel ABS brakes, daytime running lights, and dual front airbags are standard.
The 2005 Savana Cargo 2500 Extended Van is not about personal comfort, but it does come with air conditioning, power steering, a radio, and intermittent wipers. Add-ons make it more civilized, by including cruise control, power features (and a power driver's seat), a CD player, keyless entry, heated mirrors, mirrors with turn signals, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. A locking rear differential is also available. Though owners complain about the lack of standard features and the cheap-looking material, they like the exterior style of the 2005 Savana Cargo 2500 Extended and the spacious cargo area and hauling capability.
G3500 Cargo Van
Average Price:$7,377
Adds to G1500 Cargo Van:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel
Convenience Features Center console: front console with storage · Power steering
Instrumentation Clock
Lights Daytime running lights
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: vinyl
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: steel
Windows Front wipers: intermittent
Price $27,114 MSRP
Body Style Van
Engine 4.8L 285 hp V8
6.0L V8
Seating 2
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$27,114
Invoice$23,043

Transmission Options

Drivetrain RWD
4-Speed Automatic
4-Speed Automatic

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsOptional
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--
StereoRadio

Engines

4.8L 285 hp V8
Power 285 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque 295 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
6.0L V8

Dimensions

Maximum Seating2 seats
Fuel Tank Volume31 gal
Front Legroom41.3 in
Back Legroom--
Wheelbase135 in
Length224.1 in
Width79.4 in
Height81.6 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume225.1 cu ft
Standard Payload4,130 lbs
Maximum Payload4,130 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity10,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity10,000 lbs
The 2005 GMC Savana Cargo 3500 Van is the one-ton big brother in the lineup, with a 135-inch regular wheelbase that holds up to 267 cubic feet of cargo. The rear-wheel drive commercial... Read More
The 2005 GMC Savana Cargo 3500 Van is the one-ton big brother in the lineup, with a 135-inch regular wheelbase that holds up to 267 cubic feet of cargo. The rear-wheel drive commercial vehicle seats only two in the front seat, and comes minimally outfitted with air conditioning, a radio, intermittent wipers, and power steering. Power comes in the form of either a standard 4.8-liter, 285-hp V8 with 295 lb-ft of torque, or a 6.0-liter 300-hp V8, both matched with a 4-speed automatic.
Security comes in the form of 16-inch wheels with all-season tires, a truck-like suspension, 4-wheel disc and ABS brakes, daytime running lights, and dual front airbags. A locking rear differential is optional, along with an auto-dimming rearview mirror and mirrors with turn signals. An optional trailer hitch helps with towing up to 10,000 pounds. The 2005 Savana Cargo 3500 comes with a passenger side door for interior access, and a driver's side door is also available for dual access. Both come in the form of a 60/40 hinged door or a sliding door. Extras include rear climate control, power features, a 6-way power driver's seat, CD player, heated mirrors, cruise control, and a tilt steering wheel. The van is known for its hauling power and spacious interior, and less for its 15/20 gas mileage and quality interior materials.
G3500 Cargo Van Extended
Original MSRP: $28,014
2 national listings
Adds to G1500 Cargo Van:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel
Convenience Features Center console: front console with storage · Power steering
Instrumentation Clock
Lights Daytime running lights
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: vinyl
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: steel
Windows Front wipers: intermittent
Price $28,014 MSRP
Body Style Van
Engine 4.8L 285 hp V8
6.0L V8
Seating 2
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$28,014
Invoice$23,831

Transmission Options

Drivetrain RWD
4-Speed Automatic
4-Speed Automatic

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsOptional
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--
StereoRadio

Engines

4.8L 285 hp V8
Power 285 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque 295 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
6.0L V8

Dimensions

Maximum Seating2 seats
Fuel Tank Volume31 gal
Front Legroom41.3 in
Back Legroom--
Wheelbase155 in
Length244.1 in
Width79.4 in
Height82 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume261.6 cu ft
Standard Payload3,919 lbs
Maximum Payload3,915 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity10,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity10,000 lbs
Exactly like the regular 3500, except with a 20-inch longer wheelbase and 50 cubic feet more of storage space (a total of 317 cubic feet), the 2005 GMC Savana Cargo 3500 Extended Van is... Read More
Exactly like the regular 3500, except with a 20-inch longer wheelbase and 50 cubic feet more of storage space (a total of 317 cubic feet), the 2005 GMC Savana Cargo 3500 Extended Van is unchanged this year. It is powered by a 4.8-liter, 285-hp V8 or an optional 6.0-liter, 300-hp V8, both with a 4-speed auto tran. The vast cargo area comes with tie-downs and a light, and an optional trailer hitch helps with the 10,000-pound towing capability. Five-star crash ratings are due to the dual front airbags for the two-seater, 4-wheel ABS brakes, 16-inch wheels with all-season tires, and a front independent/rear live axle suspension. Daytime running lights are also standard, and an auto-dimming rearview mirror, mirrors with turn signals, and a locking rear differential can be added to the rear-wheel drive van.
Air conditioning, a radio, power steering, and intermittent wipers are about all you get for the base price, but there are plenty of nice options, such as power features, a power driver's seat, rear climate control, heated mirrors, keyless entry, cruise control, and a CD player. A hinged passenger door to the cargo area can be had as either a sliding door or a 60/40 split, and a driver's side door can also be added. The front bucket seats come standard in vinyl (no one said the 2005 Savana Cargo 3500 Extended Van was about comfort), but cloth ones are available. People buy this van because they need a lot of space and a lot of hauling power, and the 3500 Extended ranks high in both these categories.
G1500 AWD Cargo Van
Average Price:$9,714
Adds to G1500 Cargo Van:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning: automatic climate control · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags
Audio System AM/FM radio
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel
Convenience Features Center console: front console with storage · Power steering
Drivetrain Limited slip differential: center
Instrumentation Clock
Lights Daytime running lights
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: vinyl
Tires and Rims 16 Inch Wheels · Tire type · Wheels: steel
Windows Front wipers: intermittent
Price $28,660 MSRP
Body Style Van
Engine 5.3L 295 hp V8
Seating 2
Fuel Economy
13MPG city
17MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$28,660
Invoice$24,399

Transmission

Drivetrain AWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
13MPG city
17MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side Airbags--
Rear Side Airbags--
Curtain Airbags--
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsOptional
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--
StereoRadio

Engine

5.3L 295 hp V8
Power 295 hp @ 5,200 RPM
Torque 330 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating2 seats
Fuel Tank Volume31 gal
Front Legroom41.3 in
Back Legroom--
Wheelbase135 in
Length224.1 in
Width79.4 in
Height81.6 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume225.1 cu ft
Standard Payload2,012 lbs
Maximum Payload1,998 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity6,500 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity6,500 lbs
Full-time all-wheel drive stands out in the half-ton 2005 GMC Savana Cargo 1500 AWD, a first in its class offering. The AWD is supplemented by a limited slip center differential, and a... Read More
Full-time all-wheel drive stands out in the half-ton 2005 GMC Savana Cargo 1500 AWD, a first in its class offering. The AWD is supplemented by a limited slip center differential, and a locking rear differential can be added. 16-inch wheels with all-season tires help with road grip, and 4-wheel disc and ABS brakes, Stabilitrak, daytime running lights, and dual front airbags win 5-star crash ratings. The all-wheel drive version of the 1500 runs on a 5.3-liter, 298-hp V8 with 330 lb-ft of torque and a 4-speed auto tran.
Features are few, since the van's purpose is commercial-oriented. It holds 267 cubic feet and comes with tie-downs and a cargo light. A passenger hinged door is standard, and a driver's side door can be added. Both can be had as either a 60/40 hinged opening or a sliding door. Air conditioning, power steering, a radio, a clock, and intermittent wipers are included, and options add on power features, a power driver's seat, remote entry, cruise control, a CD player, auto-dimming rearview mirror, turn signals in the mirrors, and a trailer hitch. The 2005 Savana Cargo 1500 AWD is also available as a flexible fuel vehicle.