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GMC Envoy

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Overview of the GMC Envoy

Learn about the GMC Envoy

Summary

The GMC Envoy is an SUV designed for adventurous drivers. Features like supportive seats and all-wheel drive give this SUV excellent off-road capabilities. Drivers also praise the powerful engine and excellent towing capacity, which ranges from 5,800 to 6,200 lbs depending on the trim level.

Though production ceased in 2009, drivers agree that this vehicle is reliable enough to run well for years to come. It also comes with modern tech features like a remote starter, satellite radio and Bluetooth connectivity.

Safety

Even though the GMC Envoy lacks some of the advanced features found in newer SUVs, its safety credentials are still strong. Later model years around 2005 come with an advanced rollover sensor, which deploys the side airbags in the event your SUV rolls over. Other available options also include anti-lock brakes (ABS), electronic stability control (ESC) and traction control that work together to stop the car skidding when braking suddenly.

Interior

Newer GMC Envoys from 2005 includes a number of interior amenities as standard, including:

  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Cruise control
  • Power locks
  • Power windows
  • Keyless entry
  • Tilt-wheel steering column, to adjustment your steering wheel comfortably

Upgrading to top trim levels adds a DVD entertainment system to keep your passengers engaged on long trips, as well as a premium sound system. Leather seats are also available on the SLT for added comfort and a more refined look.

Technology

The GMC Envoy features a smaller number of tech amenities than many competitors, but in its latest model—the 2009—it still covers the essentials, including:

  • Satellite radio
  • Bluetooth connectivity, to allow connection of phones or other mobile devices
  • In-dash navigation screen
  • Second-row sound control accessories

Older models like the 2003 also kept passenger entertainment in mind, offering a DVD entertainment system in the rear seat and upgraded audio system.

Space

The amount of space varies between models, with five and seven-passenger options available. Seven-seaters are a good choice for large families or drivers with lots to move, but the rear rows are on the smaller side. We recommend that buyers who don’t need that much seating go with the five-seater, which increases head and legroom throughout at the expense of the two extra seats.

The GMC Envoy's cargo space is also impressive. Depending on the year and trim level, you can get between 80 and 107.4 cubic feet of space when the rear seats are folded down. Later models offer 43.7 cubic feet of space even when the rear seats are in use.

Comfort

Thanks to the GMC Envoy’s all-wheel drive, drivers are guaranteed a smooth and stable ride no matter the road conditions. Even when going off-road, the supportive seat structure and excellent suspension keep you and your passengers comfortable. In particular, drivers love the front bucket power seats, finding them comfortable in stop-and-go traffic as well as off-road. If you’re looking for an SUV with lots of storage space that can handle rougher road conditions, the GMC Envoy is a smart buy.

Pros and cons of the GMC Envoy

  • Spacious cabin
  • Two- and four-wheel drive available
  • Strong V8 engines
  • Ceased production in 2009
  • High fuel consumption
  • Sub-standard plastic interior
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Specifications of the GMC Envoy

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5 - 7
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • City consumption14.7 - 17.2 L/100km
  • Highway consumption9.8 - 13.1 L/100km
  • Width1894 - 1897 mm
  • Length4866 - 5293 mm
  • Trunk space594 - 1390 L
  • Cargo space2268 - 3041 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the GMC Envoy

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the GMC Envoy 2002 - 2009 is available in 4 trims:

VL trim features and specs

Available with the VL trim:
  • Spare wheel
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • Power steering
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cornering lights
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
Available with the VL trim:
  • Electronic traction control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Rear-wheel drive
Available with the VL trim:
  • Radio
Available across all trims:
  • CD player
  • Power door locks
1 engine is available with the VL trim:
4.2 L - Gas - 275 hp
City consumption:15.1 L/100km
Highway consumption:10.4 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:638 km

SLE trim features and specs

Available with the SLE trim:
  • 3 climate zones
  • Cargo barrier (optional)
  • Electrically adjustable front seats (optional)
  • Emergency wheel (optional)
  • Leather steering wheel (optional)
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Spare wheel (optional)
  • Tire repair kit (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • Power steering
Available with the SLE trim:
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Roof bars (optional)
  • Roof rails (optional)
  • Short wheel base
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cornering lights
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
Available with the SLE trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Electronic traction control (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Side airbag (optional)
  • Side curtain airbag (optional)
  • Stability control (optional)
  • Tire pressure indicator (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Rear-wheel drive
Available with the SLE trim:
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • Cruise control
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Radio (optional)
  • Satellite radio (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • CD player
  • Power door locks
6 engines are available with the SLE trim:
4.2 L - Gas - 270 hp
City consumption:15 - 15.4 L/100km
Highway consumption:10 - 10.2 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
4.2 L - Gas - 275 hp
City consumption:15.1 - 17.2 L/100km
Highway consumption:10.4 - 11.8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:624 - 725 km
4.2 L - Gas - 285 hp
City consumption:15.2 - 15.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:10.1 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:638 - 643 km
4.2 L - Gas - 291 hp
City consumption:14.8 - 16.5 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.9 - 11.1 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:605 - 703 km
5.3 L - Gas - 290 hp
City consumption:16.2 - 17 L/100km
Highway consumption:12 - 13.1 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:625 - 664 km
5.3 L - Gas - 300 hp
City consumption:15.7 - 16.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:10.2 - 11.8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:646 - 725 km

Denali trim features and specs

Available with the Denali trim:
  • 2 climate zones (optional)
  • 3 climate zones (optional)
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Emergency wheel (optional)
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Spare wheel (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • Power steering
Available with the Denali trim:
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Headlight cleaners
  • Short wheel base
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cornering lights
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
Available with the Denali trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Electronic traction control (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Rain sensor (optional)
  • Side curtain airbag (optional)
  • Stability control (optional)
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Rear-wheel drive
Available with the Denali trim:
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Radio
  • Satellite radio (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • CD player
  • Power door locks
2 engines are available with the Denali trim:
5.3 L - Gas - 300 hp
City consumption:14.7 - 16.6 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.8 - 11.5 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:580 - 760 km
5.3 L - Gas - 302 hp
City consumption:14.8 - 15.4 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.8 - 10.2 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:638 - 664 km

SLT trim features and specs

Available with the SLT trim:
  • 2 climate zones (optional)
  • 3 climate zones (optional)
  • Cargo barrier (optional)
  • Electrically adjustable front seats
  • Emergency wheel (optional)
  • Heated front seats
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Spare wheel (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Electric windows
  • Front seats have lumbar support
  • Power steering
Available with the SLT trim:
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Headlight cleaners (optional)
  • Roof bars (optional)
  • Roof rails (optional)
  • Short wheel base
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Cornering lights
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
Available with the SLT trim:
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Electronic traction control (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Rain sensor (optional)
  • Side airbag (optional)
  • Side curtain airbag (optional)
  • Stability control (optional)
  • Tire pressure indicator (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Rear-wheel drive
Available with the SLT trim:
  • Bluetooth (optional)
  • CD disc changer (optional)
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • MP3-CD player (optional)
  • Navigation system (optional)
  • Radio (optional)
  • Satellite radio (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • CD player
  • Power door locks
6 engines are available with the SLT trim:
4.2 L - Gas - 270 hp
City consumption:15 - 15.4 L/100km
Highway consumption:10 - 10.2 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
4.2 L - Gas - 275 hp
City consumption:15.1 - 17.2 L/100km
Highway consumption:10.4 - 11.8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:624 - 725 km
4.2 L - Gas - 285 hp
City consumption:15.2 - 15.3 L/100km
Highway consumption:10.1 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:638 - 643 km
4.2 L - Gas - 291 hp
City consumption:14.8 - 16.5 L/100km
Highway consumption:9.9 - 11.1 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:605 - 703 km
5.3 L - Gas - 290 hp
City consumption:16.2 - 17 L/100km
Highway consumption:12 - 13.1 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:625 - 664 km
5.3 L - Gas - 300 hp
City consumption:15.7 - 16.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:10.2 - 11.8 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:646 - 725 km

Frequently asked questions about the GMC Envoy

No, GMC does not still make the Envoy. It was initially produced from 1998 until 2000, reintroduced in 2002 and finally retired in 2009.

While the GMC Envoy doesn't have a direct successor, the GMC Acadia—GMC's first crossover vehicle—is seen as an unofficial successor.

Yes, it can be. Both rear-wheel drive and four-wheel drive are available for all GMC Envoy model years and trim levels, making it easy to find your preferred drivetrain.

Standard GMC Envoys have two rows of seating. Drivers who need extra space can opt for the Envoy XL, which features a third row of seats.

The exact price depends on the age of the vehicle, its trim level and the overall condition, with most ranging from $3,000 to $10,000.