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The Savanna is a four-door convertible lowrider in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

The Savanna is based on a 1964 Chevrolet Impala with the rear resembling a 1963 Chevrolet Biscayne with some elements of the Impala. The Savanna is one of the two four-door lowriders featured in the game and while normally appears with only an open top, the car can be modified in Loco Low Co. to feature a permanent hard-top or a soft convertible roof.

Being a lowrider, the Savanna can be used in the lowrider competion if hydraulics are equipped.


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

The Savanna's main merit is its speed, with fairly good acceleration to complement this. However, cornering is exceptionally poor due to the car being noticeably rear-heavy, especially when applying power. With power being applied, the car's front wheels struggle to gain any traction, and turning becomes a very difficult chore, especially when compared to the visually-similar Blade, which is far better balanced and has great cornering ability. Like the Blade, the car's brakes are very sensitive, giving it very responsive stopping power at any speed. However, the driver risks spinning out in handbrakes turn.

As a four-door car, the Savanna is rather suitable for drive-bys and transporting gang members. However, the car can be blown up by shooting its rear license plate.

GTA San Andreas Overview

Vehicle Statistics - 3D Universe
(0-60 mph in Seconds)
Top Speed
(mph / kmh)
Gears Engine Drivetrain
(kg / lbs)
N/A 99 / 160 4 Petrol RWD 1500 / 3307
N/A N/A N/A N/A RWD Cannot be observed


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

Possible combinations of modifications that can be given to the Savanna at Loco Low Co.

Upgrades can only be made at the Loco Low Co. garage.

Type Upgrades Cost
Paint Jobs Paintjob 1 $ 500
Paintjob 2 $ 500
Paintjob 3 $ 500
Colors Car Color 1 $ 150
Car Color 2 $ 150
Roof Hardtop $ 3380
Softtop $ 3290
Front Bumper Chromer Bumper $ 2200
Slamin Bumper $ 2080
Rear Bumper Chromer Bumper $ 2175
Slamin Bumper $ 2095
Exhausts Chromer Exhaust $ 1650
Slamin Exhaust $ 1590
Side Skirts Chrome Strips $ 830
Wheels Classic $ 1620
Dollar $ 1560
Twist $ 1200
Wires $ 1560
Trance $ 1350
Cutter $ 1030
Rimshine $ 980
Virtual $ 620
Access $ 1140
Car Stereo Bass Boost $ 100
Hydraulics Hydraulics $ 1500
Nitro 2x Nitrous $ 200
5x Nitrous $ 500
10x Nitrous $ 1000

Notable Owners

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Special Variants

  • Cesar Vialpando owns a bright red Savanna with red seats. Hydraulics are a randomity in the missions it appears in, as with all Savannas. The license plate reads "LVA4L" (like Sweet's license plate reads GROVE4L), standing 'Los Varrios Aztecas For Life', referring to the Varrios Los Aztecas, Cesar's gang. The car appears in most of the missions Cesar appears in, and at one point during the mission Photo Opportunity, CJ drives the car to Angel Pine.
  • In the mission Cesar Vialpando, there are three uniquely colored Savannas. They are colored Turquoise and White, Red and Turquoise, Light Blue and Red, Yellow and Purple. These cars can also be seen anytime you start the mission Lowrider Challenge.

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas



  • The 1962-1964 Impalas, which is the base model of the car, were very popular with Black and Latino gangs & rappers throughout the 90's, seen in countless West Coast Rap videos (e.g. "Boyz In The Hood" by Eazy-E) and hood films with the 1964 model widely known as a "64" (Six-Foe).
  • The name "Savanna" is likely a reference to the Chevrolet Impala, as the animal of that name is found in the savanna biome.
  • There is a real life vehicle produced by GM with the model name GMC "Savanna". There is no relationship to the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Savanna though, because the GMC Savanna is a panel van modeled after the Chevy Express.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

  • The default radio station in the Savanna is Radio Los Santos.
  • In the beta version of the game, the Savanna was a coupe, resembling the Blade. It also had a different grille, looking more akin to the 1963 Impala.[1]
    • The beta Savanna serves as the Savanna's cutscene model. This can be clearly seen in Ice Cold Killa.
  • If a roof is installed on the car, whether it is a hard top or a soft top, the head of the passenger(s) in the back seat will clip through the roof.
  • Anytime when starting Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, in the intro movie, one of the clips shows a Savanna toggling its hydraulics.