If you need to transport more passengers than even a large SUV will carry, you need a 2015 GMC Savana Passenger Van, which can seat 8, 12, or even 15 people. Come see all the GMC trucks and vans at Gainesville Buick GMC, in the heart of Gainesville, FL. Our inventory is packed with all the popular models and colors, and we are easy to get to from Lake City, Newberry, Ocala, or Palatka.
The Ford Transit Wagon Van is also a credible people mover, but it lacks the heavy duty truck parts the Savana is built with.
Every Savana van comes standard with V8 power, and you can choose from gasoline, compressed natural gas, or diesel fuel. Ford has no V8, only regular or turbo V6 engines, and a turbodiesel 5-cylinder. Go with the standard 4.8-liter gas V8 in the Savana and you get 35 lb-ft more torque than 3.7-liter V6 in the Transit. If you prefer a turbodiesel the Transit’s 5-cylinder only has 185hp and 350 lb-ft of torque, which is blown away by the Savana’s 260hp and 525lb-ft.
Standard seating in the Savana is for 12 passengers, with the option of removing the last row and still having room for 8 and cargo. The most you can seat in the standard length Transit is 10, with an optional extra seat, standard seating is for just 8.The Savana 15 passenger version is an extended wheelbase, but to get 15 in the Transit you need the extended wheelbase and extended body. The 15 passenger Savana is nearly 20 inches shorter overall, which makes it much easier to park and maneuver.
Vehicles like these get used a lot and rack up a lot of miles on the road. GMC has the Savana covered with 2 years/24k miles of free scheduled maintenance at any GMC dealer, plus 5 years/100k miles of roadside assistance. The Transit does not have a maintenance plan, and only offers5 years/60k miles of roadside coverage. GMC gives you 5 years/100k miles or powertrain coverage too, 40k more miles than Ford.View Inventory