The main differentiator of the 2006 GMC Savana Cargo 2500 Extended Van is its extra 20 inches of wheelbase, meaning nearly 50 more cubic feet of cargo space (317 cu. ft.). Otherwise, i...
The main differentiator of the 2006 GMC Savana Cargo 2500 Extended Van is its extra 20 inches of wheelbase, meaning nearly 50 more cubic feet of cargo space (317 cu. ft.). Otherwise, it's much like the regular wheelbase 2500. Engine choices start with a 4.8-liter, 285-hp V8, which can be replaced by either a 6.0-liter, 300-hp V8, or a new Duramax 6.6-liter, 250-hp turbodiesel V8 with 460 lb-ft of torque. Stability is helped not only the Stabilitrak system, but by 16-inch wheels with all-season tires, front and rear stabilizer bars, and an independent front and live axle rear suspension. Dual front airbags help earn five stars in crash tests, and 4-wheel disc brakes are complemented by 4-wheel ABS. Options include a locking rear differential, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and mirrors with turn signals.
This is no luxury van. It's a hauler, and so the inside offers only air conditioning, intermittent wipers, power steering, a front power outlet, and cupholders. A radio, cassette, or CD player are extra. A hinged passenger side door can be replaced with a sliding door or 60/40 opening, and a driver's side door is also optional. If you need a little more luxury, you can add power features, a power driver's seat, heated mirrors, cruise control, keyless entry, privacy glass, a remote control, and rear climate control. Equipped with the 4.8 V8, the 2006 Savana Cargo 2500 Extended can haul nearly 10,000 pounds.