2008 GMC Savana Cargo Trims and Specs

Air Conditioning Front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: deactivation switch
Audio System Antenna Type: mast · 2 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 12.0 · Front brake width: 1.14 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 13.0 · Rear brake width: 1.18 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Floor Material: rubber
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cupholders: front · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Retained accessory power · Storage: door pockets
Doors Rear door type: barn · Side door type: passenger-side hinged swing-out
Driver Seat Manual adjustments: 4
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.42
Engine Battery: 600 CCA
Exterior Features Front bumper color: black · Grille color: black · Mirror color: black · Rear bumper color: black
Headrests Front headrests: integrated, adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2
Instrumentation Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: manual · Inside rearview mirror: manual day/night
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4
Seatbelts Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: vinyl
Security Engine immobilizer
Spare Tire Mount Location: underbody
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Steering Steering ratio: 17.2 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0
Suspension Front Arm Type: short and long arm (SLA) · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: leaf springs · Rear Suspension Classification: solid live axle · Rear Suspension Type: multi-leaf · Stabilizer bar(s): front
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims Spare tire size: full-size matching · Wheels: steel
Windows Front wipers: intermittent
Price $22,640 MSRP
Body Style Van
Engine 4.3L 195 hp V6
5.3L 301 hp V8
Seating 2
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
20MPG highway
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$22,640
Invoice$20,716

Transmission Options

Drivetrain RWD
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
15MPG city
20MPG highway
4-Speed Automatic
Fuel Economy
14MPG city
18MPG highway

Safety

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

Amenities

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

Engines

4.3L 195 hp V6
Power 195 hp @ 4,600 RPM
Torque 260 lb-ft @ 2,800 RPM
5.3L 301 hp V8
Power 301 hp @ 5,200 RPM
Torque 325 lb-ft @ 4,400 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 Volume204 cu ft
Standard Payload2,306 lbs
Maximum Payload2,306 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity4,300 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity5,900 lbs
The half-ton 2008 GMC Savana Cargo 1500 is a rear-wheel drive utility van powered by a 4.3-liter, 195-hp V6 with 260 ft-lbs of torque at 2800 RPM. Paired with a 4-speed automatic, it ra... Read More
The half-ton 2008 GMC Savana Cargo 1500 is a rear-wheel drive utility van powered by a 4.3-liter, 195-hp V6 with 260 ft-lbs of torque at 2800 RPM. Paired with a 4-speed automatic, it rates 15/20 mpg and can tow up to 5900 pounds with the available tow package. A 5.3-liter, 301-hp V8 that offers 325 ft-lbs of torque is optional. Available only with the 135-inch wheelbase, cargo capacity tops out at 267 cubic feet, accessed through rear barn doors. Washable rubber flooring is standard.
The 2008 Savana Cargo 1500 focuses more on function than comfort, but it does come standard with power steering, air conditioning, intermittent wipers, a radio, a tachometer, a security system, and a revised trip computer. The vinyl seats can be replaced with cloth. Other options add power windows, locks, and heated mirrors with turn signals, tilt steering, cruise control, remote entry, a CD player, and rear climate control.
Riding on a front independent and solid live axle rear suspension, the van drives like the large truck it is. A new tire monitor measures pressure in the 16-inch wheels with all-season tires (and a full-size spare). Other safety features include 4-wheel disc and ABS brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, and dual front airbags, with the option to add side head airbags. The 2008 Savana Cargo seats two with two front power outlets up front. A swing-out side door is standard, but can be switched for an optional sliding door. A driver's side swing-out door is also available. A locking rear differential, roof lights, chrome grille and bumpers, and a breakdown warning kit are all offered.
Adds to 1500:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: deactivation switch
Audio System Antenna Type: mast · 2 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 12.8 · Front brake width: 1.5 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 13.0 · Rear brake width: 1.1 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Floor Material: vinyl
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cupholders: front · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Retained accessory power · Storage: door pockets - front
Doors Rear door type: barn
Driver Seat Manual adjustments: 4
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.73
Engine Auxiliary Engine Cooler · Battery: 600 CCA
Exterior Features Grille color: black · Mirror color: black
Headrests Front headrests: integrated, adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2
Instrumentation Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Lights Daytime running lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: manual · Inside rearview mirror: manual day/night
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4
Seatbelts Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: vinyl
Security Engine immobilizer
Spare Tire Mount Location: underbody
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Steering Steering ratio: 17.2 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0
Suspension Front Arm Type: short and long arm (SLA) · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: leaf springs · Rear Suspension Classification: solid live axle · Rear Suspension Type: multi-leaf · Stabilizer bar(s): front
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims Spare tire size: full-size matching · Wheels: steel
Windows Front wipers: intermittent
Price $23,575 MSRP
Body Style Van
Engine 4.8L 279 hp V8
6.0L 323 hp V8 Flex Fuel Vehicle
6.6L 250 hp V8 Diesel
Seating 2
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$23,575
Invoice$21,271

Transmission Options

Drivetrain RWD
4-Speed Automatic
4-Speed Automatic
4-Speed Automatic

Safety

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

Amenities

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

Engines

4.8L 279 hp V8
Power 279 hp @ 5,200 RPM
Torque 294 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
6.0L 323 hp V8 Flex Fuel Vehicle
Power 323 hp @ 4,600 RPM
Torque 373 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
6.6L 250 hp V8 Diesel
Power 250 hp @ 3,200 RPM
Torque 460 lb-ft @ 1,600 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 Payload3,262 lbs
Maximum Payload3,262 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity6,300 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity10,000 lbs
Moving up to the heftier 2008 GMC Savana Cargo 2500 gets you a more powerful engine and greater towing capacity. A 4.8-liter, 279-hp V8 is standard, putting out 294 ft-lbs of torque at ... Read More
Moving up to the heftier 2008 GMC Savana Cargo 2500 gets you a more powerful engine and greater towing capacity. A 4.8-liter, 279-hp V8 is standard, putting out 294 ft-lbs of torque at 4500 RPM. The extra power means you can tow up to 10,000 pounds with the optional tow package. Also available are a 6.0-liter, 323-hp V8 with 373 ft-lbs of torque, and a 6.6-liter, 250-hp turbodiesel V8 with 460 ft-lbs of torque. All come with a 4-speed automatic.
The 2008 Savana Cargo 2500 rides on the same 16-inch wheels with all-season tires as the 1500. The rear-wheel drive utility van offers a few more features, such as daytime running lights and automatic halogen headlamps. New this year is a tire pressure monitor. This joins other safety equipment, including 4-wheel disc and ABS brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, side impact beams, and dual front airbags. Side head airbags, mirrors with turn signals, halogen headlamps, a breakdown kit, locking rear differential, and rooftop lights are also available. The van earns five stars in frontal crash tests.
Seating two in one row of bucket seats, the 2008 Savana Cargo 2500's 135-inch wheelbase holds up to 267 cubic feet in the cargo area. The floor is lined with a rubber mat. Rear barn doors and a 60/40 hinged passenger side door provide access, with the opportunity to add a sliding side door or a driver's hinged door. Barebones equipment includes air conditioning, power steering, an updated trip computer, intermittent wipers, a security system, radio, tachometer, and two front power outlets and cupholders. Optional packages add power features, remote entry, heated mirrors, cloth seats, a CD player or CD changer, chrome exterior trim, splash guards, and tilt steering.
2500 Ext.
Original MSRP: $24,720
7 national listings
Adds to 1500:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: deactivation switch
Audio System Antenna Type: mast · 2 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 12.8 · Front brake width: 1.5 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 13.0 · Rear brake width: 1.14 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Floor Material: rubber
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cupholders: front · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Retained accessory power · Storage: door pockets
Doors Rear door type: barn · Side door type: passenger-side hinged swing-out
Driver Seat Manual adjustments: 4
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.73
Engine Auxiliary Engine Cooler · Battery: 600 CCA
Exterior Features Front bumper color: black · Grille color: black · Mirror color: black · Rear bumper color: black
Headrests Front headrests: integrated, adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2
Instrumentation Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: manual · Inside rearview mirror: manual day/night
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4
Seatbelts Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: vinyl
Security Engine immobilizer
Spare Tire Mount Location: underbody
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Steering Steering ratio: 17.2 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0
Suspension Front Arm Type: short and long arm (SLA) · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: leaf springs · Rear Suspension Classification: solid live axle · Rear Suspension Type: multi-leaf · Stabilizer bar(s): front
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims Spare tire size: full-size matching · Wheels: steel
Windows Front wipers: intermittent
Price $24,720 MSRP
Body Style Van
Engine 4.8L 279 hp V8
6.0L 323 hp V8 Flex Fuel Vehicle
6.6L 250 hp V8 Diesel
Seating 2
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$24,720
Invoice$22,619

Transmission Options

Drivetrain RWD
4-Speed Automatic
4-Speed Automatic
4-Speed Automatic

Safety

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

Amenities

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

Engines

4.8L 279 hp V8
Power 279 hp @ 5,200 RPM
Torque 294 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
6.0L 323 hp V8 Flex Fuel Vehicle
Power 323 hp @ 4,600 RPM
Torque 373 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
6.6L 250 hp V8 Diesel
Power 250 hp @ 3,200 RPM
Torque 460 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM

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 Volume237.3 cu ft
Standard Payload3,053 lbs
Maximum Payload3,053 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity6,100 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity10,000 lbs
With 20 more inches in the wheelbase (155 inches), the 2008 GMC Savana Cargo 2500 Extended can carry a total of 317 cubic feet -- 50 more than in the 135-inch wheelbase version. However... Read More
With 20 more inches in the wheelbase (155 inches), the 2008 GMC Savana Cargo 2500 Extended can carry a total of 317 cubic feet -- 50 more than in the 135-inch wheelbase version. However, it also enlarges the turning radius by seven inches to 54 inches. Powered by a 4.8-liter, 279-hp V8 with a 4-speed automatic, the rear-wheel drive van averages 15/20 mpg and can tow up to 10,000 pounds with the available trailer hitch. Other available V8s are the 6.0 turbodiesel, with 250-hp and 460 ft-lbs of torque, and the 6.6, 323-hp with 373 ft-lbs of torque.
The utility van seats two, with two doors and rear barn doors to the cargo area. A swing-out 60/40 hinged passenger door is standard, but can be supplemented by a driver's swing-out door or replaced with a sliding door. The cargo area features a rubber mat and light. Power steering, air conditioning, a radio, intermittent wipers, a tachometer, security system, two front power outlets, and a revised trip computer are all standard on the 2008 Savana Cargo 2500 Extended. A tire monitor is new this year, joining 4-wheel disc and ABS brakes, dual front airbags with passenger deactivation, 16-inch wheels, automatic headlights, dual rearview mirrors, and daytime running lights. Together, these safety features earn the van five stars in frontal impact tests. Side head airbags, mirrors with turn signals, a heavy duty locking rear differential, and roof lights are available.
More comfort options come in the form of full power features, remote entry, a 6-way power driver's seat, cruise control, tilt steering, rear climate control, heated mirrors, a compass, and a choice of CD player or various CD changers. Upgraded cloth can replace the vinyl upholstery. On the exterior, chrome bumpers and a grille are optional, as are splash guards, and tinted glass. Another nice add-on is a breakdown warning kit with reflectors.
Adds to 1500:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: deactivation switch
Audio System Antenna Type: mast · 2 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 12.8 · Front brake width: 1.5 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 13.0 · Rear brake width: 1.1 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Floor Material: vinyl
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cupholders: front · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Retained accessory power · Storage: door pockets - front
Doors Rear door type: barn
Driver Seat Manual adjustments: 4
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.73
Engine Auxiliary Engine Cooler · Battery: 600 CCA
Exterior Features Grille color: black · Mirror color: black
Headrests Front headrests: integrated, adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2
Instrumentation Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Lights Daytime running lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: manual · Inside rearview mirror: manual day/night
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4
Seatbelts Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: vinyl
Security Engine immobilizer
Spare Tire Mount Location: underbody
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Steering Steering ratio: 17.2 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0
Suspension Front Arm Type: short and long arm (SLA) · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: leaf springs · Rear Suspension Classification: solid live axle · Rear Suspension Type: multi-leaf · Stabilizer bar(s): front
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims Spare tire size: full-size matching · Wheels: steel
Windows Front wipers: intermittent
Price $26,580 MSRP
Body Style Van
Engine 4.8L 279 hp V8
6.0L 323 hp V8 Flex Fuel Vehicle
6.6L 250 hp V8 Diesel
Seating 2
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$26,580
Invoice$24,321

Transmission Options

Drivetrain RWD
4-Speed Automatic
4-Speed Automatic
4-Speed Automatic

Safety

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

Amenities

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

Engines

4.8L 279 hp V8
Power 279 hp @ 5,200 RPM
Torque 294 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
6.0L 323 hp V8 Flex Fuel Vehicle
Power 323 hp @ 4,600 RPM
Torque 373 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
6.6L 250 hp V8 Diesel
Power 250 hp @ 3,200 RPM
Torque 460 lb-ft @ 1,600 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 Payload4,147 lbs
Maximum Payload4,147 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity6,200 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity10,000 lbs
The 3500 in the 2008 Savana Cargo 3500 name designates its one-ton status, which means a heavier, more solid utility van on the road. Like the other trims, the 3500 rides on a front ind... Read More
The 3500 in the 2008 Savana Cargo 3500 name designates its one-ton status, which means a heavier, more solid utility van on the road. Like the other trims, the 3500 rides on a front independent and solid live axle rear suspension and 16-inch steel wheels with all-season tires. The regular 135-inch wheelbase offers a 267 cubic foot cargo space and one row of seats with over 40 inches of legroom. A side hinged passenger door and rear barn doors open onto the cargo hold, and a driver's side hinged door and sliding passenger door can be added.
Under the hood of this rear-wheel drive van sits a standard 4.8-liter, 16-valve V8 that puts out 279-hp and 294 ft-lbs of torque. It is paired only with a 4-speed automatic. Also available are a 6.6-liter, 323-hp V8 and a 6.0-liter, 250-hp turbodiesel V8. Fuel economy averages 12/16, and towing power tops out at 10,000 pounds with the optional trailer wiring. Standard features are minimal -- power steering, air conditioning, a radio, a trip computer, tachometer, intermittent wipers, vinyl seats, a security system, two front power outlets and three cupholders. You can add power windows, locks, and mirrors with turn signals, heated mirrors, cruise control, a CD player or CD changer, 6-way power driver's seat, a compass and temperature display, rear climate control, remote entry, and tilt steering. On the outside, roof lights, chrome trim, tinted windows, and splash guards are available.
For five-star frontal crash ratings, the 2008 Savana Cargo 3500 has the 4-wheel disc and ABS brakes, electronic brakeforce distribution, and dual front airbags to thank. Also standard are automatic halogen lamps, daytime running lights, and a new tire monitor. Side head airbags, a heavy-duty locking rear differential, and a breakdown kit with reflectors are other options.
1500 AWD
Original MSRP: $27,430
Adds to 1500:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: deactivation switch
Audio System Antenna Type: mast · 2 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 12.0 · Front brake width: 1.2 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 13.0 · Rear brake width: 1.1 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Floor Material: rubber
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cupholders: front · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Retained accessory power · Storage: door pockets
Doors Rear door type: barn · Side door type: passenger-side hinged swing-out
Driver Seat Manual adjustments: 4
Drivetrain 4WD Type: full time · Axle ratio: 3.42 · Center differential: viscous · Limited slip differential: center
Engine Battery: 600 CCA
Exterior Features Front bumper color: black · Grille color: black · Mirror color: black · Rear bumper color: black
Headrests Front headrests: integrated, adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2
Instrumentation Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Lights Daytime running lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: manual · Inside rearview mirror: manual day/night
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4
Seatbelts Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: vinyl
Security Engine immobilizer
Spare Tire Mount Location: underbody
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Steering Steering ratio: 17.2 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0
Suspension Front Arm Type: short and long arm (SLA) · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: torsion bars · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: leaf springs · Rear Suspension Classification: solid live axle · Rear Suspension Type: multi-leaf · Stabilizer bar(s): front
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims Spare tire size: full-size matching · Wheels: steel
Windows Front wipers: intermittent
Price $27,430 MSRP
Body Style Van
Engine 5.3L 301 hp V8
Seating 2
Fuel Economy
13MPG city
17MPG highway
Drivetrain AWD

Price

MSRP$27,430
Invoice$25,098

Transmission

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

Safety

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

Amenities

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

Engine

5.3L 301 hp V8
Power 301 hp @ 5,200 RPM
Torque 325 lb-ft @ 4,400 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 Payload2,021 lbs
Maximum Payload2,121 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity6,500 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity6,500 lbs
The 2008 GMC Savana Cargo 1500 AWD is the only trim in this lineup that comes with all-wheel drive capability. This system features a center limited slip differential, but is not meant ... Read More
The 2008 GMC Savana Cargo 1500 AWD is the only trim in this lineup that comes with all-wheel drive capability. This system features a center limited slip differential, but is not meant for off-roading. It works with the front independent and solid live axle rear suspension and 16-inch steel wheels with all-season tires to help reduce road slippage and provide more secure handling. The only engine option for the 2008 Savana Cargo 1500 AWD is the 5.3-liter V8, which delivers 301-hp and 325 ft-lbs of torque. A 4-speed automatic is the only transmission. The extra AWD weight reduces fuel economy to 13/17 mpg. A locking rear differential can be added.
4-wheel disc and ABS brakes, dual front airbags, and a new tire monitor help earn five stars in frontal crash tests. Side head airbags are optional, as are mirrors with turn signals. The van seats two, with 267 cubic feet of cargo space, accessed through both the rear barn doors or the passenger swing-out door. A sliding door and driver's swing-out door can be added. Updates to the dash include a revised trip computer. Power steering, a radio, air conditioning, intermittent wipers, two front power outlets, and a security system are all standard, but there are plenty of options. These add a 6-way power driver's seat, full power features, remote entry, tilt steering, cruise control, a CD player, heated mirrors, and rear climate control.
To add a bit more style and aggressiveness, a chrome package dresses up the grille and bumpers, and rooftop lights are also available. With the optional tow package, the 2008 Savana Cargo 1500 AWD ups towing power to 6500 pounds.
3500 Ext.
Original MSRP: $27,515
5 national listings
Adds to 1500:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Front air conditioning · Single front air conditioning zones
Airbags Dual front airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: deactivation switch
Audio System Antenna Type: mast · 2 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 12.8 · Front brake width: 1.5 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 13.0 · Rear brake width: 1.1 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Floor Material: vinyl
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with storage · Cupholders: front · Power outlet(s): 12V front · Power steering · Retained accessory power · Storage: door pockets - front
Doors Rear door type: barn
Driver Seat Manual adjustments: 4
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.73
Engine Auxiliary Engine Cooler · Battery: 600 CCA
Exterior Features Grille color: black · Mirror color: black
Headrests Front headrests: integrated, adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2
Instrumentation Warnings and reminders: low fuel level
Lights Daytime running lights
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: manual · Inside rearview mirror: manual day/night
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 4
Seatbelts Seatbelt pretensioners: front
Seats Front seat type: bucket · Upholstery: vinyl
Security Engine immobilizer
Spare Tire Mount Location: underbody
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Steering Steering ratio: 17.2 · Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0
Suspension Front Arm Type: short and long arm (SLA) · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: leaf springs · Rear Suspension Classification: solid live axle · Rear Suspension Type: multi-leaf · Stabilizer bar(s): front
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims Spare tire size: full-size matching · Wheels: steel
Windows Front wipers: intermittent
Price $27,515 MSRP
Body Style Van
Engine 4.8L 279 hp V8
6.0L 323 hp V8 Flex Fuel Vehicle
6.6L 250 hp V8 Diesel
Seating 2
Drivetrain RWD

Price

MSRP$27,515
Invoice$25,176

Transmission Options

Drivetrain RWD
4-Speed Automatic
4-Speed Automatic
4-Speed Automatic

Safety

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

Amenities

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

Engines

4.8L 279 hp V8
Power 279 hp @ 5,200 RPM
Torque 294 lb-ft @ 4,500 RPM
6.0L 323 hp V8 Flex Fuel Vehicle
Power 323 hp @ 4,600 RPM
Torque 373 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
6.6L 250 hp V8 Diesel
Power 250 hp @ 3,200 RPM
Torque 460 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM

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 Payload3,958 lbs
Maximum Payload3,958 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity6,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity10,000 lbs
With the 2008 GMC Savana Cargo 3500 Extended comes a 155-inch wheelbase, 20 inches more than in the regular 3500. This means cargo capacity jumps 50 inches to 317 cubic feet in this rea... Read More
With the 2008 GMC Savana Cargo 3500 Extended comes a 155-inch wheelbase, 20 inches more than in the regular 3500. This means cargo capacity jumps 50 inches to 317 cubic feet in this rear-wheel drive utility van. The cargo area comes standard with rubber flooring and is accessed through rear barn doors or a passenger side 60/40 hinged door. A driver's side hinged door and sliding passenger door are optional. Despite the extra space, the 2008 Savana Cargo 3500 only seats two in front row bucket seats.
The one-ton van is powered by a 4.8-liter, 279-hp V8 and 4-speed automatic with overdrive. More powerful engine options include the 6.0-liter turbo V8 with 250-hp and 460 ft-lbs of torque, or the 6.6-liter V8 with 323-hp and 373 ft-lbs of torque. The 4.8 V8 provides 10,000 pounds of towing capability. A trailer hitch is optional. Riding on 16-inch wheels with all-season tires, the 2008 Savana Cargo 3500 Extended gets a new tire monitor this year. Other safety equipment includes 4-wheel disc and ABS brakes, dual front airbags, automatic headlights, and daytime running lights. For a little extra, you can add mirrors with turn signals, a breakdown kit, roof lights, and a heavy duty locking rear differential.
To maintain its work-like status, convenience features are kept to a minimum. Air conditioning, a radio, two front power outlets, intermittent wipers, a security system, power steering, and a tachometer are all standard. A nice touch is a revised trip computer and a security system. Upgradable options include a full power setup, 6-way power driver's seat, remote entry, heated mirrors, tilt steering, rear climate control, cruise control, and a CD player or CD changer. Cloth can substitute for the vinyl upholstery, and a chrome grille and bumpers dress up the exterior. Splash guards are also available.