6. 2013 GMC Savana 1500
Is there a better way to incorporate the word “van” into a vehicle name? The GMC Savana wins the “Best Automotive Pun Award.” Perhaps only the Dodge Caravan tops it.
This rugged box on wheels is ready for heavy-duty hauling. It can take just about anything a general contractor, plumber or heating-and-cooling technician can throw at it. Folks in trades like these purchase the Savana by the gross. Perhaps they’re cheaper by the dozen?
The base engine in the entry-level 1500 model is a 4.3-liter V6 that puts out a measly 195 horsepower with 260 lb-ft of torque. Further reducing performance is an antiquated four-speed automatic transmission. Thankfully three different gasoline V8s are offered as is a Duramax diesel for serious work. Adding even more capability all-wheel drive is also available.
The most affordable GMC Savana starts at right around $27,000.