The GMC Savana does nothing really out of the ordinary when driving. It drives like a van, an honest true to type cargo hauler. The suspension is firm in order to accommodate a high payload (a maximum 3 234lbs in the 2500 SWB, and 4 192lbs in the 3500 SWB), with the 3500 firming things up further still. Unladen, the ride is a bit choppy, but as the pounds pile in, so the ride settles and becomes more pliant. Noise, vibration, and harshness levels are decently impressive with few rattles making their way through the cabin. But handling isn’t a word you’d associate freely with the Savana – steering is slow and indirect, and lacks any feeling of precision. Combine that with its sheer size, even in standard wheelbase version, and maneuverability takes a serious knock – making it problematic to handle in tight loading zones or parking lots.