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Old 11-23-2018, 08:03 PM
 
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Trying to Google the difference between a Chevy Express and GMC Savannah. Mostly web sites selling them etc or saying they're the same van? Any van gurus here to clarify for this ol' gal?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 11-23-2018, 08:21 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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Trying to Google the difference between a Chevy Express and GMC Savannah. Mostly web sites selling them etc or saying they're the same van? Any van gurus here to clarify for this ol' gal?

Thanks in advance!
Same van the differences are mostly cosmetic with a different badge is all really now getting a 1500 or the 2500HD/3500HD their is a difference in payload and towing capabilities which are pretty much the same as their full size Light truck and Heavy Duty PU truck line up.
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Old 11-24-2018, 06:13 AM
 
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I think the main difference is that the Chevy van comes from the Chevy dealer, while the GMC comes from the Buick one.
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Old 11-24-2018, 06:49 AM
 
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There are some weird differences in connectors between GMC and Chevrolet, seen this firsthand.. Shop was trying to put a GMC engine in a Chevy, (Yukon XL drivetrain into Suburban if I remember right.) ran into a lot of weird issues with different shape and style connectors, also different bolts ....... Not sure if they ever got it, but, made me remember that "Swapping GMC with Chevy and vice versa aint so straightforward."

Not to mention, all sorts of strange "differences" when I tried to shop GMC stuff for my Blazer. (GMC called it the "Jimmy.")

Now, Chevy to Chevy or GMC go GMC, cool.....

GMC = slightly more upscale, the differences are subtle but on something like the van, may have issues with interchange.
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Old 11-24-2018, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Riverside Ca
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Trying to Google the difference between a Chevy Express and GMC Savannah. Mostly web sites selling them etc or saying they're the same van? Any van gurus here to clarify for this ol' gal?

Thanks in advance!
Same van with different front end treatment. GMC is supposed to be more upscale
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Old 11-24-2018, 09:13 AM
 
Location: Lee County, NC
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They're the exact same van. Same engine, same transmission, same frame, even the same interior other than the airbag cover.

They come off the same assembly line, one right behind the other, just like a Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra or Chevy Tahoe and GMC Yukon.
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Old 11-24-2018, 02:27 PM
 
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Thanks! Interesting... thought I also came across someone saying the Savannah is only sold in Canada???
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Old 11-24-2018, 02:30 PM
 
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Thanks! Interesting... thought I also came across someone saying the Savannah is only sold in Canada???

Possible a GMC was made in Canada, while a Chevy was made in Morraine, Ohio...


Hey, if the van doesn't have those weird/strange interchange issues a Suburban/Yukon XL and a Blazer/Jimmy do, great.
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Old 11-24-2018, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Lee County, NC
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Thanks! Interesting... thought I also came across someone saying the Savannah is only sold in Canada???
Nope, they're both sold on both sides of the border.

https://www.gmc.com/vans/savana-cargo-van

https://www.gmccanada.ca/savana-cargo-van.html
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Old 11-24-2018, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Louisville KY
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Savana has the better looking rear end, that's about it.
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