The 2015 GMC Savana is one of the last traditional, truck-based, V8-powered vans you can buy, and it is ready to tackle any job. Come talk to our commercial truck and van staff at Gainesville Buick GMC and let us outfit the perfect van for whatever business you are in. Out Gainesville, FL showroom is conveniently located near Palatka, Ocala, Newberry, and Lake City, FL.
The 2015 Ford Transit is a new European-style full-size van that shares almost nothing with the rest of the Ford truck line, so can it really stand up against this true American workhorse?
No matter which Savana you buy, you get a V8 motor, running on gasoline, compressed natural gas, or diesel fuel. The Transit offers a regular or turbo V6, or a diesel 5-cylinder motor. Savana’s base 4.8L gas V8 puts out 35 more lb-ft of torque than the base 3.7-liter V6 in the Transit. The Transit’s turbodiesel 5-cylinder puts out only 185hp and 350 lb-ft of torque, compared to the Savana’s 260hp and 525 lb-ft of torque.
Between the torquey engines and the stout ladder frame, it is no surprise the Savana can tow more than the Transit. Properly equipped the Transit maxes out at 7,000lbs of trailer weight. Outfit your Savana with the tow package and you can safely tow a trailer weighing 10,000lbs.
If you plan on putting a lot of miles on your van for work, you will be happy to know GMC has you covered. For starters, you get 2 years/24k miles of free scheduled maintenance at any GMC dealer. Both Ford and GMC give you 5 years of roadside assistance, but the Ford plan runs out at 60k miles, while GMC will let you go a full 100k. The powertrain coverage from both companies follow the same schedule, with only GMC giving you 5 years/100k miles.
The full-size van with real commercial truck grade running gear has been popular for so long because it works, and the 2015 GMC Savana is the modern 21st-century version. Visit Gainesville Buick GMC in Gainesville, FL and see the complete lineup of GMC trucks and vans available for Palatka, Ocala, Newberry, and Lake City, FL drivers.View Inventory