2002 GMC ENVOY

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220,663 Miles
58,741
Miles above average

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Mileage: 220663
Color: Other
Body Style: Other
Transmission: 4-speed Automatic
Engine Type: 4L NA I6 double overhead cam (DO
Drive Train: 4WD
Fuel: Unknown
Location: Fort Wayne, IN

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This 2002 GMC Envoy SLT is proudly offered by Grote Automotive Inc. This versatile SUV is perfect for families or contractors with its oversized cargo area, exceptional horsepower and option upgrades. Want to brave the road less traveled? You'll have the 4WD capabilities to do it with this vehicle. Gently driven doesn't even begin to explain how lovingly cared for this ultra-low mileage vehicle has been. This is about the time when you're saying it is too good to be true, and let us be the one's to tell you, it is absolutely true. Bank Financing Available! We Offer Low Credit Union Interest Rates For Marginal and Low Credit Scores! Go To Our Site To Apply Now! Call or stop in today!


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SUSPENSION:FRONT:CONTROL ARM:LOWER ARM

VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES. UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES THE FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARM BRACKETS MAY FRACTURE. THIS FRACTURE COULD RESULT IN SEPARATION OF THE FRONT LOWER CONTROL ARM FROM THE FRAME.


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Overall Rating
4.2
  Based on 160 reviews

Junk, plain and simple, AVOID THEM.

1
Citizen Z on 07/18/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1 Safety Rating: 3 Technology Rating: 3 Value Rating: 1

This is a classic "throw away" vehicle, it is not built to last longer than the factory warranty period. When it does have a failure it is always Major and cost a fortune to fix. With 150,000 it needs a new engine, the VVT solenoid and sprocket have both been replaced, the oil pressure sending unit has been replaced (it still will not hold oil pressure at idle), the oil pan seal (silicon, no gasket) is a $500 repair, the valve cover gasket is a $400 repair, front wheel bearings fail every 50,000 miles and are a $500 job, the transmission slams into gear after coasting for a bit which makes me suspect that it is failing too. It averages 8-13 miles per gallon, which is beyond a gas guzzler. The check engine light is always on for something different(not a "loose gas cap") and the cruise control will not work if the check engine light is on. It rattles, creaks, pops, squeaks, and has major major wind noise. Fix one thing, and something else fails within a couple of weeks.

Benjamin Iowa State

5
Benjamin on 02/13/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

Attractive features: This 2002 GMC envoy (blue) with just less than 150,000 miles and 270-horse power has several features which drivers of all ages would find appealing. This vehicle includes 5 available seats, 2 front heated seats, an automatic transmission, and a 6-cylinder engine that offers a quiet and comfortable ride. The dash interior comes with a stock CD changer; two power outlets, no sunroof included in the specific model, but does come included with power-adjustable seats. Review: I have no problem giving this vehicle five stars out of five stars. This early 2000’s model gives back seat riders a great amount of legroom, and is a wonderful vehicle to take the whole family in on long car rides. In between the two front seats there’s two cup holders. The back seat also includes two pull down cup holders that will hold any size cup or drink. I purchased this SUV with just over 100,000 miles on it and I’ve never purchased a more reliable vehicle. This vehicle has never been in an accident and does have two dents in the rear trunk door; otherwise there is no cosmetic damage. The SUV comes with a ball and hitch and is very good for towing. When not towing, this vehicle will get around 22 miles to the gallon. When towing, depending on the size of your load, the vehicle can get anywhere from 13 to 18 miles per gallon. The four-wheel drive comes in very handy if you live in an area where it snows in the winter and even without the four-wheel drive on, it does pretty well in snow. The size of this vehicle is smaller than your standard pickup truck, yet big enough to haul a trailer or small family with room to spare. The back seats fold down to allow the entire trunk to become open which you can use to transport numerous items that wouldn’t fit otherwise. Many consumers worry that the SUV is a 6 cylinder and not a V-8. In my opinion, the 6 cylinder has enough power and as a result, produces an extremely smooth ride. The main console is a bit undersized but the vehicle has no other major inconveniences. Although this model was discontinued in 2009, I wouldn’t hesitate to purchase another one with less mileage on it.

High Mileage Envoy

3.8
khill23 on 04/06/2014

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

I have a 2002 GMC Envoy with 270,000 miles. I have had for 4 years and have had no major problems with the motor or tranny. I have had to replace the valve cover gasket, rack and pinion steering, ignition coil packs, front hub assembly on both sides, windshield wiper motor, rear shocks, air shocks (once and the second time I put on springs), air compressor, starter, and water pump. However, those go out on most makes around 200,000 miles I would assume. the four wheel drive was awesome for one bad winter, but has recently stopped working electrical problem or actuator switch I am guessing ,So I would have to say for 270,000 miles and having no engine or tranny problems I cant complain.

2002 Envoy SLT 4x4

4.6
jens923 on 10/30/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I purchased my 2002 Envoy SLT new in Sept 2001. After a little over 10 years on the road, I am still driving it and am still pleased with the truck. I currently have 89,000 miles on mine. I replaced the original brakes earlier this year after the truck had over 80,000 miles. The engine still runs like new and the auto transmission shifts very smoothly. The truck rides well and is comfortable. I plan on keeping my Envoy and have no desire to trade it in on anything new.

Very, very dependable!

4.8
swkntexas on 06/25/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I am the second owner of my 2002 Envoy. Bought it in 2006 with 52k miles. It presently has 110k and had never once needed repairs. I've had to replace the battery and tires, but those are expected repairs. Yesterday, I took it in for the 90k service and also requested a complete check of all parts, engine and otherwise. The original rotors and brake pads were due for replacement - but, I was told they could last another 2,000 miles. The serpentine belt had minor cracks, and was told it would last a few thousand more miles. Needless to say, I replaced all that was found after looking at the old parts myself. After 110k there have been no major mechanical problems. Very impressed.

I MISS MY ENVOY

4.6
klr4isu on 12/06/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought my Envoy in 07 before gas prices went all nuts. I ended up trading it for a foreign piece of crap that now burns oil at less than 75k miles! I WANT MY ENVOY BACK!!! :( I was actually in a pretty scary accident in the Envoy and walked away without a scratch. Did a 360 on black ice going up a hill (didn't have 4WD on because I didn't think it was slick out). The Envoy had some pretty bad body damage but was 100% by the time my body shop guy got done with it and it ran like a dream the entire time I had it. Only issue was a fan belt (I think that's what it was called) that needed replaced for $400. Sounded like I was driving a semi when it went out! :)

Nothing but problems

3.6
emelton on 03/23/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I have a 2002 Envoy SLT beautiful with all the bells and whistles. I have had nothing but problems since I purchased the truck in 2004 with 30k miles. It has been at the dealership 18 times in the last 3 years. I am finally getting it fixed for the last time to trade it off. So many problems too many to mention. It has been a money pit for me.

Reliable

4.3
kww8732 on 08/08/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I've never had any problems with this vehicle with the exception of several minor recalls. I've been very happy with this SUV. Have averaged about 17 miles/gallon of mixed driving with 16 in the city and 21 on the highway.

easy now

4.5
chris on 08/03/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 5

Love the GMC Envoy. 02' couple of things! great seating, comfy ride, Bas location was the cup holders in front passengers and the rearview mirror, Had to replace all ball joints, and bushings, now the water pump needs replaced, Also the mirrors make a whistling noise when driving. Other than that vehicle is great.. routine maintenance is all that's had to be done. no major engine problems. knock on wood..

This vehicle saved our lives

4.9
mommyof2boys on 02/19/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We bought our Envoy when I was expecting our 2nd child. I am so thankful we did. In December of this past year we were in an accident. My Envoy was totaled but we all survived. My 4 year old had to have 3 stitches above his eye and my 7 year old walked away without a scratch. I had internal bruising from the airbag. We hit at 50MPH. It was a front impact then the other car spun around hitting my 4 year old directly in his door. This vehicle crumbled, but the inside structure stayed perfectly intact. Only 1 door would open. It was a bad wreck. We knew we wanted another vehicle like this and searched until we decided on an 06 Trailblazer EXT. I pray it's as good as the Envoy.

Buy the Extended Waranty

3.4
Laura on 08/25/2008

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

First off this Envoy was the upgraded Denali version, which right off, was alittle more added to the price tag. I just traded this in after 3 years, and within this past year I had to have 3 tie rod ends, yes that is 3. Why do you ask, because I needed another "knuckle" replaced at 88,000. The first one was replaced at 47,000 just before my warranty ran out. The leather seats started to "wear off" at 15,000. This vehicle was in the dealership so much, they knew me by name. The dealer also never heard of replacing the knuckle, again, until they met me. I was getting about 20 mpg which isn't bad, and it never left me stranded. I just feel this truck had way too many issues for the money

So far so good

4.3
Ed on 08/14/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought a 2002 Envoy SLT at 93K miles. So far I've put 3K miles on it and have been very pleased. I use it mainly for towing a travel trailer and with the powerful V6 it does a good job. Interior is great, very comfy leather seats and I love the stereo. The ride is smooth and great acceleration. Gas mileage (without towing) is surprisngly good too. Highway only driving is about 22MPG, city about 15. Not great but not bad for a powerful SUV. I was hesitant to buy a used GM vehicle. But so far after 3 months and 3K miles driven, I'm happy with the purchase.

Great SUV 2003 GMC Envoy

4.9
Dick on 07/22/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Best vehicle I've ever owned, it now has 135,000 miles on it. The brakes and tires have lasted more than 60,000 miles, I'm on my second set of each now. The only thing I've had to replace is the water pump at 120,000 miles, not bad at all. I get 16 to 18 mpg city and up to 24 mpg on the highway. It's a very comfortable ride and a very useful vehicle. I will buy another one when or if it finally gives up.

Best Vehicle Investment I've Made

4.3
dingo6120 on 02/15/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I purchased this vehicle when there were no others on the road. I was 1st impressed with its individual styling. Very soon after I was delighted with its interior appointments and comfort. I now have 125,000 miles and still no mechanical issues what-so-ever! This SUV (other than gas) has been the most inexpensive vehicle 2 own. I am not even close to looking 4 another SUV because most, even 5yrs later, are not as well appointed as mine. Neither do they have the comfort I am used to. The power I get from this inline V6 is remarkably strong. I can drive in any situation w/confidence enough to lead the pack if the law would let me. I hope to keep my great looking GMC 4 another few year

2002 GMC Envoy SLT

4
mike h. on 12/18/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a big, nice riding, nice handling, very comfortable vehicle. The leather seats are plush, and the climiate control features are easy to use and nice. My wife loves the heated seats in the winter. You sit up high and can see very well out of all windows in this truck. Problems, well it has the famous GMC Envoy piston slap...tick, tick, tick..when you start it up. Espeically annoying noise in the winter when the noise is louder. Also make sure you own a gas station before buying an Envoy. 12- 14 mpg/city if you are lucky.

6 years $6k in repairs

2.5
goingforeign on 12/17/2007

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 2

This vehicle was excellent over the first 100k miles. After which, I've had to replace the transfer case at a total cost of $1500. The airbag system failed due to a faulty modulator & master control switch and is $1400 to replace. I'm now at 205,000 miles and have to get the rear differential rebuilt for a cool $1700, along with a failed control module adding another $700. All of this combined with several other trim and mechanical failures have me up in arms. I might as well have a car payment with as much as this is costing in repairs. I drive the heck out of this vehicle, but have the fluids checked/replaced on a monthly basis along with other scheduled/required maintenance. This stinks.

Best I have owned

4.8
driver on 08/14/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Overall, very satisfied. I travel a lot on business and put 25-30 thousand miles a year on my car. Biggest problems: replaced compressor at 60K miles and at 90K a brake caliper fell off and damaged the rim. No complaints otherwise. It is the most comfortable and smoothest ride I have owned, surpassing my '93 Buick Lesabre. With 4WD it will go anywher I need it to go in any weather. And the versatility of an SUV body is great. Good sound system and A/C. Good driver visibility.

A long 5 years

3.5
Maryland on 07/30/2007

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought this in late 2002 new with a custom Denali grille. I had to choose between the Envoy, Acura MDX and Honda Pilot. I decided I did not want to buy that Asian rubbish and went for the Envoy. At 4500 miles I had severe engine failure. I needed a rental for four months. After that, everything was fine. On premium gas all I was got 11mpg! The interior is not that functional especially the seatbelts. Windnoise is tremendous. Ride is very comfortable though. I would not consider it a bad experience, I would gladly take this over an Asian car. I finally traded it in for a BMW X3 which is also a great car.

GMC's Number 1

4.9
Bubba692007 on 07/15/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased my Envoy two years ago and am totally in love with it. I keep up with the maintenance myself at home. I have yet to have a problem with it. It has been a totally reliable vehicle for me and my family. In two years I have not had to fix anything on it other than a door that was damaged in an accident. It rides like a dream and is very comfortable for me, my wife and daughter. The amount of room in it is for the most part more than we need. I can see still having enough room if we were to have another child as well. I am a die hard GM fan, its in my blood and the Envoy has reassured me that i will always ride with GM products. It is well worth the money.

Can't beat it!

4.9
Debbie on 07/08/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Going from a Acura sports car, to a GMC Envoy, I was impressed. Both had the power and comfort I needed and enjoy. The kids like that they can listen to their own music from the back, when they forget to bring something along for the journey. It's very open and roomy I don't feel closed in like some SUV's. I don't have a blind spots, and the sunroof is perfect for more openness. Testing other mid size SUV's, I'm happy to say.... this was a perfect choice.

Nice vehicle

4.8
JAY on 06/25/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It has been a reliable and especially comfortable vehicle for me. You could not ask for more options with the SLT package.

Pleased since I bought it.

4
smavrides on 02/19/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought the vehicle 3 months ago and haven't had to look back since. The vehicle has been reliable with virtually no problems aside from basic wear and tear. I've put a little over 5,000 miles on it since I bought it and it was well worth it. I recommend it.

I'm buying another one

4.4
Randy on 04/24/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My wife rarely let me drive it! We sold it due to an overseas job transfer but we're returning in July '06 and have already contacted the dealer to get another one. We had some trouble with the A/C however, the dealer fixed it pretty quickly. With the current high fuel costs, I'll get a REAL good deal this year. The '02 SLT was nimble and quick. We averaged 18mpg over 2 years. Not too terrible for a 275hp truck but always room to improve.

I love this car!

4.8
mcalister on 01/17/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My 2002 4WD Envoy SLE has over 116,000 miles on it and has been a true champ. My family and I have given this car quite a workout...it never has time to rest! It plows through all weather, and is easy to handle. I feel very confident driving in severe rain with the AWD feature, and love the fact that I can switch between 2 and 4 wheel drive while in motion. I have had absolutely no mechanical problems with this car, but have been meticulous with regular maintenance such as oil changes, etc. I did not have any sign of brake wear until 114,000...the bulk of the miles on this car have been highway miles.The engine is responsive and gives me more than the power I need to merge, pass, & have fun!

2002 GMC Envoy

4.5
cyberjax21 on 08/20/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've truly enjoyed my Envoy. It's true as they say "It's not more than you need, just more than your used to". For the first few months I didn't even realize it had a built in air compressor with hose. The comfort factor is amazing, it rides just like a car thanks to the air ride suspension. The power is great! I've had just 2 problems with the vehicle. The 4 wheel drive kept automatically shifting itself into geer. We went through 3 tries at the dealership until it was fixed. The 2nd problem was that the air compressor went out on my first use. Since it's been replaced neither problems have reoccured.

Envoy Nightmare

3.6
K Cooper on 08/09/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

I have had my Envoy since Oct. of 2002 and now have just under 50,000 miles on it. I love the way it looks, rides and performs, however I have had way too many problems to list. Engine failure at 5,500 miles, transmission at 48K along with the rear differential. GM has covered most of the repair costs but the down time and reliability isn't good. Hopefully they have worked out the bugs for the 05's and 06's.

Good SUV

4.3
bking on 06/20/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

I put 33k on this vehicle a year and have not had a problem. I have only had to put tires on it and a couple of smaller items. It rides as smooth as it did when it came off the showroom floor. It has been an excellent vehicle.

Sharp looking SUV

4.5
Kevin R. on 06/04/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

At first I thought the vehicle was a nightmare due to 3 problems in the first week, 4wd selector switch, squeaking sound from the front hood latch, and the brakes were after market at 30,000 miles- Do yourself a favor and demand factory brake pads or you will sound like a bus when you stop. Other than the first week I have enjoyed my Envoy SLT 4WD. It is by far the nicest looking SUV on the road, and has the power of an 8 cyl. Looks like an Escalade on a diet.

Massive engine failure

2.9
rondagerk on 05/21/2005

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I love the way my Envoy handles, but I hate the 15 miles per gallon. I had a massive engine failure at 37,000 miles and had to have new engine put in. I would not buy another, and do not feel like I got my $38,000 worth.

Bring on the foreign cars!

4
japanese4me on 02/20/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Owned this vehicle since it was new and have had many little problems with it. The A/C went out for a week, the brake rotors were changed twice (covered by warranty), rubber casings around windows began to wilt, and there were countless factory recalls. I just traded the vehicle in with 7,500 miles (2/2005) and was only able to get $13,000 for a $39,000 vehicle! According to KBB, the most I could have got would be $16,000. Very dissapointed. Stay away from this SUV unless you get it for a really good price and own a gas station.

Never, ever again

3.1
vhanek on 11/29/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 1

Thanks to my cheap mentality I was looking for cheap, nice, quality SUV. I purchased used 2002 GMC Envoy with 50,000 miles on it for "only" $17,000. What a mistake! This truck has terrible wind noise around its doors. It literally souds like driving with an open window. The wipers don't work well in cold weather. The heat stops working from time to time. The engine makes unhealty noises. The memory mirrors never go back to their set positions. The heated mirror function does not work. I get a maximum of 18 mpg on the highways. This truck is vibrating at highway speeds. I've only had it for a few months and I an already looking to sell it even if I have to lose money. If you read this review because you are considering buying one, please, think again.

GMC Envoy Minor Annoyances

3.1
driver48 on 11/27/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 4

The electronics on the GMC Envoy are not to be trusted. I have had two warranty repairs of the electronic dashbord. The mirrors have been never been right. I have had them in five times an the "curb view" still does not work correctly.

Very comfortable

4.3
Dancer1 on 10/29/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Both my wife and I are senior citizens, have back problems, have long legs and require seats that fit our bodies. I also do a lot of highway driving and need comfortable seating. The Envoy has the longest seat of any midsize suv (21.5 inches) fits our bodies better than any other SUV and is very comfortable. I have logged over 80,000 miles in my Envoy and changed the tires at 63,000, still have the original brakes and have not had to have it tuned. I am now getting ready to trade it in for a new 2004 Envoy SLT.

Great Car

5
Todd Gluski on 09/22/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Early on there were some minor issues with the vehicle. Since then this is the best vehicle I have ever owned.

Road Tested

4
JR in PA on 08/18/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought this vehicle when it first arrived to the showroom. The styling and extras were what caught my attention but now, 3 years later, I am pleasently surprised by the reliability I have had with the vehicle. Over 70,000 miles and no problems. Only routine maintanence and I just recently replaced the original tires. GMC made a truly nice midsize SUV that will last.

Encvoy -- a delight to own and drive

4.8
JP Hoover on 08/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned an Envoy for nearly three years and as a former Bronco and Toyota owner I remain as pleased with it as when we bought it. I has plenty of power, rides like my brothers 03 Cadillac, and handles better than most other 4x4s. Except an inconvienent front cup holder (in front of the shift) and a gas tank that is too small (18 gal), it a treat to drive or ride in on long trips whether on long straight-aways in Arizona and Texas, the rolling hills and curves of Oklahoma and Arkansas, or the twisting mountain roads of Colorado. The GMC Envoy is a definite "two thumbs up" vehicle!!

great

5
k9kibbles on 06/01/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

great vehicle, love to drive, great price, will by again, cant get enough of my envoy

New SUV Owner

4.8
tjanvrin on 05/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This vehicle is very good overall. It has great handling and ride comfort. I have been extremely pleased with my Envoy.

Gets me anywhere in style

4.8
Yoga skier on 05/08/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I ski the Colorado Rockies & actually use this SUV for what it was intended. Skiing in the winter, getting to trail heads in the summer. Totally dependable after 2 years & 23k. performance is good considering what kind of vehicle this is. Gas milage is reasonable at 18.5 combined city/mountain, 23 highway. Very comfortable. I am very satisfied and would recommend this truck.

Ray's SUV

4.8
Ray Helms on 05/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned this vehicle for two and one half years and have driven it 37000 miles. It has performed exceptionally well in every respect.I have not been disapppointed in any way.

Great SUV

4.9
danshaffer on 04/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great SUV, fun to drive, good quality. An overall great SUV to own. Would like to keep it forever.

Envoy Review

4.8
Joe Envoy on 03/12/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have driven this vehicle for 36000 miles. It provides a good ride and reasonably decent handling. The inline six has plently of power for towing and going. The transmission shifts smoothly and firmly. The interior provides plently of room for dogs, suitcases and general gargo hauling. This SUV is comfortable, quiet and a joy to travel in.

Good, but could be better.

3.8
harrydownsouth on 03/05/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 4

I am a commuter who drives 35 miles each way for work. I like the size of the car and that it has room to carry most items but is small enough to look sporty and it gets acceptable gas mileage. The interior is fine except for one area, its arm rests are hard plastic and are very uncomfortable during long drives. The model has had several recalls, none of which were serious for me. I am able to use regular gas without problem. I am concerned about the long term expectency of the aluminum alloy engine. GMC did OK but the hard plastic arm rests and the recalls make me think they were not as professional as they claimed and could be better.

Needs alot of work

2.3
beachbun on 02/20/2004

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

If i had read the reviews before hand I would never got one. The engine blew at 7000 miles and continued to give me problems after being replaced. The ses light is always on with the reduced power light on also. The transmission blew at 18000 miles and was replaced.The car has been in the shop over 50 days.I am in the process of trying to get GM to buy back the car. Never another ENVOY.Its just one thing after another the rear window has leaked since my purchase and has been replaced.Many other problems also but I don't have enough space. GM should fix problems not run from them as they have.

disappointed

3.1
wally42 on 02/19/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

This SUV has good features for the price. It is comfortable to drive and all the switches and controls are within easy reach. Does not corner well. There has been numerous rattles and noises. The fit is poor. I would not buy this if I had to do it over again. Plastic trim is hard to keep clean. Too bad, could have been a nice truck.

GMCEnvoy

3.6
Bosco 39 on 02/08/2004

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Gas tank to small therefore need extra stops at gas stations to refill. Have I known about the gas tank size and miles/gal I probably would have gone to another SUV. I am geting around 18 miles/gal when new I was geting 20 to 21 miles/gal. Have taken it to dealer and he can't solve the problem. Front trim does not have enough fasteners so it makes noise on rough roads.

Great Vehicle

4.6
Rahn on 01/21/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My family loves this vehicle. The teenagers are always asking to take it instead of their own cars because it's "cool" to their friends. The styling--both interior and exterior-- wear very well. I still look at other Envoys driving by and think how nice they look. The vehicle is very comfortable. The driving position is excellent. Long trips go by effortlessly. MPG is a little weak at about 17.5 MPG average for highway and city driving. This is a definite recommend to buy.

Immensely Disappointed

3
02 Envoy Owner on 01/10/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

Purchased loaded SLT/4WD vehicle hoping the quality of this American made SUV would finally challenge it's foreign competitors.BOY WAS I WRONG!At 20,000 miles, Continual transmission problems,shifts into neutral while driving, quite unnerving experience at highway speeds,fails to shift into reverse.Dozen visits to dealer for trans alone.Heating/air cond,control modules,actuator motors,rear dif,lifter noise,seat belts,air suspension,and electronic problems.Horrendous exterior wind noise at highway speeds.Vehicle computer fails to indicate faults.If you enjoy problems,this ones for you. BMW X5 here I come !

Still Loving It!

4.4
Clarissa_57 on 12/17/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

So far, I have been very happy with my Envoy. It handles exceptionally well in all weather and especially in high wind compared with other SUV's and cars I have owned. The gas mileage leaves much to be desired, but that is expected with an SUV of this size. I love it's looks, it is exceptionally comfortable and offers more options than other SUV's previously looked at.

Not so good

2.1
hlj on 12/03/2003

Performance: 1 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 2

In to the dealer for sensors in AC, Emissions system, and a couple other minor problems. Performance reminds me of driving a Japanese SUV instead of American Iron. Should have got a 5.3 V8 as is in my Sierra or better yet, a Yukon. I call this my "Graco" (baby carriage).

the power of the envoy

4.8
rockinbigc on 11/28/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

after 3 years of the Jimmy this was a definate improvement. Drives like a car and has the same power.More room especially for tall drivers and passengers. If you are short get the optional power driver's seat.

Envovy XL

4.9
Hawkclark on 11/25/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Good vehicle. Feels solid and has provided a really quiet ride. V8 engine delivers good pick-up. Like the roominess plus the interior finish is nice. Even though its a truck based vehicle, vehicle delivers a smooth ride.

Lemon

2.5
mike288 on 11/22/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

I bought in June 2001. One of the first of a new model. Bad idea... Have had many problems in the shop many times... A/C still doesn't work right. Cools great when moving but if i'm stopped i.e. traffic, light etc. it stops cooling. Brutal in Boston traffic in the summer! Poor quality workmanship... Does look nice though but now that it's out of warranty I'm getting rid of it. Oh one of the other many problems is t he mirrors they never worked right even after to new motors.. memory!

lots of shop time

3.3
Yankee on 10/09/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

Within the past two years and 30,000 miles: Transmission started clunking because of a leak due to a bad seal (repaired). No 4WD due to a bad computer (replaced). No go due to a bad battery (replaced). No go due to a bad starter (replaced). Brake pulsation due to corroded rotors (all four replaced!) Roof rack came loose, door weather seals came loose. Disappointing fuel milage. Hate the front seat belts (they won't release).

Excellent Quality / Reliability!

4.9
David K. on 09/21/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

30000 trouble free miles. Excellent build quality and functional design. This has been a great all-around vehicle. Averaged 18.5 miles per gallon.

excellent

4.6
b1b on 09/12/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I do not like up and down adjustment on seats

Ready to Go

4.1
GeorgeTanya on 09/11/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 4

This truck is comfortable, dependable and attractive. The engine is powerful and runs cool all day at freeway speeds, even in the southwest desert region.

02 Envoy a nice surprise

4.4
Steve101 on 09/01/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Overall a very nice vehicle. 02 Engine warranty extended to 7yr 100,000 for specific problems.

Learned the hard way on new vehicle

2.6
ENVOY IS A LOSS on 08/28/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 3

Kick myself for buying this expensive SUV. It looks great, is comfortable, but the service aspect is horrible. 1.5 years and 10 trips to service. GM should be paying me for my time at this point. A/C broken, Constant Rattles under, Squeeks, Parts wearing out. I didnt pay 30k + to have to deal with this...foreign suv's here I come. Dont forget. Gas tank, size of a geo metro! Cup holder, not enough and in worst possible places.

Overall, a good thing

4.4
meqa on 08/20/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love the look (inside & out) of my 2003 Envoy. The gas mileage is alright. However, coming from a 2000 Expedition, I miss the room. We only have two kids so the room is adequate, but I miss the width of the Expedition. But I do have a lot of trunk space now. I get a lot of compliments on the look of my Envoy. I also love driving with the sunroof open, the Bose stereo on and the woodgrain look accents and the leather interior. It is indeed a fine looking vehicle. I have read reviews about the ride being like that of a truck, but I think the ride is pretty smooth. Overall, I think the Envoy is a good thing!

Not happy

3.5
GMaxson on 08/19/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

We've had nothing but problems with the driver 1 and 2 mirror settings working correctly. It has been in at least 6 times for this and has never been fixed. We also get a clunking noise from the rear differential that they can not diagnose. This vehicle is about 20 months old and has been into the shop at least 10 times.

Excellent SUV

5
dvtester on 08/08/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Having owned several SUVs, I am glad to say this one is the best I have driven. The 6 cylinder engine has the power of a V8, yet much smoother. It handles well, but has some body roll when cornering. However this is to be expected of a large vehicle. I have to agree with many of the comments that the personalization buttons don't belong on the steering wheel, dedicate them for CD functions. I have had some problems with the memory features, and had to turn them off.

A GMC YUCKVOY

2.5
Yuckvoy on 08/02/2003

Performance: 2 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

HATE IT, HATE IT, HATE IT !!!!!, OK I'll give the style and looks an 8. I should have stuck with a foreign manufactures vehicle and not gone back to American made. Bad gas mileage, too many recalls, too many times in the shop. A/C has never worked properly when you first start the vehicle and 3 dealers have no clue how to fix it. More paint chips than chips ahoy cookies

Great Vehicle!

5
Parrot Head on 07/31/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great vehicle & fun to drive!

Don't Make My Mistake

2.9
Tom Simon on 07/30/2003

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I like the styling & handeling of the vehicle. Quality wise, it's the worst vehicle I've owned since my 1974 Maverick. I've had more things replaced/repaired then I have space to list in this review. GMC customer service say's there sorry. Dealer say's there sorry. I don't think either are as sorry as I am for buying the heap of scrap.

NEW ENGINE AT 3000 MILES

2.8
PHANTASM on 07/23/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

I BOUGHT THIS ENVOY IN JULY 2001, THE DEALERSHIP HAS HAD IT IN THEIR GARAGE AS MUCH AS IT HAS BEEN IN MINE. AFTER 6 MONTHS AND 3000 MILES GM FINALLY DECIEDED TO PUT A NEW ENGINE IN AFTER FINDING 2 DEAD CYLINDERS, NOT TO MENTION THE COUNTLESS TIMES IT HAS BEEN IN FOR GAGE PROBLEMS,BUMPER,ELECTRICAL,THE DEALER HAD IT FOR 5 MONTHS WAITING FOR GM TO DECIDE WHAT TO DO! AFTER BEING A LOYAL GM FAN FOR 17 CARS, NO MORE GM. THAT WAS MY LAST ONE!!!!

reliability?

4.5
robdale/dlandry29 on 07/21/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I have owned my Envoy since April 2002 and have loved the way it handled and it's reliablity. My transmission began making noises a month ago and went totally out the other day leaving me stranded. It was towed to the dealership and they replaced the valve body. I have always felt safe and depended on my Envoy. Now I am considering trading it in on another type SUV all together. My dream SUV has become a potential nightmare!

Nice Product!

4.3
Doug Adams on 06/23/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

After a year of owning this SUV, we are pleased overall. Very comfortable to drive, average mileage. I have owned Expedition, Explorers, etc. and am pleased to move back to GM. I'm having a little difficulty adjusting to size after Expedition. Only one small problem in a year (leaking water). Good performance in the 6 cyl engine! Very quiet to drive. Would recommend this vehicle to anyone.

Good by GM

2.3
port1988 on 06/19/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

I have bought 8 new vehicles in the last 5 years, 3 of them from GM , all of them have been nothing but trips back to the Dealer. My new Envoy $37,325 peice of junk, wipers stopped working twice in the middle of a snow storm (replaced censor) the front bumper had to be reattached the AC stopped working. The rattles underneath sound like the truck is old. (4800)The front drivers seat Squeeks and now a recall that the engine block could crack and the electrical system (dash board) could fail, Two recalls in the same month. I have only 4800 miles on this truck and I just sold it for a TOYOTA, never again GM.

Envoy

3
DGF on 06/06/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 4

Quality of products used for the interior are poor. Handeling is poor.

excellent

4.5
april ravipong on 05/28/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I love my Envoy. It is very spacious, and I can manage the vehicle very well. The style of the vehicle is good. Not to big and not to little.

Best Ride So Far

4.5
Hornedfrog on 05/15/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I have owned many types of automobiles. 68 Corvette Convertible, 91 Lincoln Continental, 93 Toyota Camry V6, and I traded a 99 Jimmy SLT in for the Envoy. This is the best ride I have ever experienced. The Engine is strong across the band width and quite. The ride is as smooth if not smoother then the Continental and it has a turn radius so small (my wife’s Rav 4 does not turn as tight) it is scary. The only complaint I have is the fuel tank size and I wished I had waited for the XL for the extra people hauling. I have not had one problem and believe it or not, not a single GM rattle has popped up. So far this SUV has been flawless.

my toy envoy

4.6
gtb32 on 05/11/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

iv always drive sedans ,this is my first time in suv ,so its been almost two year"s this june. love to drive it im retired and take all over town.so let me say love to drive .

Great vehicle !

4.1
dbriggs on 05/04/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I love everything about this vehicle I have owned it for a year now bought it brand new and I have had no problems with the vehicle its a beautiful suv and I have no complaints other than the gas tank is to small the gas tank is a minor inconvienience but I can live with it !

Very Comfortable SUV, car like ride

4
Jenvoy03 on 04/29/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Its a big vehicle but drives like a car. I have had Ford Explorers a 94. and 97 and they were very truck like. GM always have seats that I feel are very comfortable and this SUV is no exception. I have the SLT 2 wheel drive, with running boards, sun roof, side air bags, Bose system. Big roomy vehicle. I came out of a 2003 Acura TL type S, I figured out I wasn't the sports car type plus I found the TL lacking in quality contrary to their reputation. The GMC seems to have built very well. My only problems so far was chattering wiper blades, dealer replaced under warranty, and a defective switch in A/C that caused it to work intermittenly. Dealer fixed.

Edmonds Doesn't Get It

5
ThumbsUp on 04/23/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It is strange that the review put forth by Edmonds for the 2002 Envoy was replete with accolades for design, performance, comfort, style, etc. Indeed, it was most deserving of the 2002 SUV of the year award. Their review for the same vehicle in 2003 seems to indicate that it is a much lesser product. Apparently the minor change to the taillight and a 5 HP increase destroyed their vision for 2003. Also contrary to Edmonds opinion, I have had a number of favorable comments on the leather interior. Guess I am just too easy to please.

GREAT TRUCK/SUV

5
LRLUV2US on 04/05/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I CAN TELL YOU SO FAR SO GREAT!!!!! :) I LOVE THE WAY MY NEW ENVOY DRIVES I BOUGHT IT A YEAR OLD AND THE PERSON WHO OWNED IT BEFORE ME TOOK CARE OF IT LIKE A BABY.... AND THE DVD/TV IS A GOD SEND WITH KIDS!!!:) THIS CAR IS GREA AND I HAVE BEEN HAPPY WITH IT..

02 Envoy SLT

4.9
dane on 03/30/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great truck, most riders compare it to the MB and BMW X5.

lemon

2.5
mike gas on 03/10/2003

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

So far my truck has been in the shop a total of 14 times. 2x's for bad transfer cases and 4x's for the mirror memory mod.Very unhappy with the truck and with GMC because they are not standing behind their prod. I also had a faulty seal on the windshield and a kinked gas line. There has also been other problems and the list goes on and on. I just wish GMC would do the right thing which their not beause I have made repeated calls to cust. service and have received no response.

No regrets

4.6
JayDee on 02/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded in a Ford Expedition for the Envoy - no regrets. The Envoy rides great, is the right size, and is much more comfortable on long trips. We haul lots of "stuff" and a big labrador in the back, and have plenty of room. Unlike some other reviews, I am getting 23 mpg on the highway at 75 mph, compared to 16 mpg for the Expedition. For a 4000 lb. plus car, that's not too bad. So far, no problems with the car. I do think GM builds a "looser" car than Ford or Chrysler, which I think are "tighter". But I had GM products before, so was aware of that up front. All in all, we really like our Envoy, and would recommend it to others.

Nice Drive but..........

3
Seadog on 01/29/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

Since purchasing our 2002 Envoy over 14 months ago, I would say it has been a pleasure to drive.The only thing I don't really care for is the computer controls on the steering wheel. BUT, the quality and break downs have been more than one would expect. I have had my Envoy in the dealership to replace the following failed items. 1. Rear air suspension 2. Front bumper brackets 3. Memory module for seats and mirrors 4. 4 wheel drive module 5. Horn I am still waiting for some more parts to come in for some of these repairs. I plan to sell or trade in my Envoy as soon as these are fixed.

Best SUV I've had yet

4.6
Bernard Gonda on 01/19/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I have had MPVs, Blazers, and Explorers but nothing matches the ride I get from this SUV. My wife and I prefer to travel in it over our Bonneville. I have only had one problem with it. Recently the load levelers failed because the check valve on the compressor broke. This was remedied by the dealer in 4 hours.

Good Start

4.4
a name on 01/17/2003

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The Envoy was my choice because of comfort and ride. I owned a 1993 Ford Exporer but the 2002 Explorers had hard seats and a rough ride. Also I didn't like the 3 bucket rear seat the came out with. I was very happy with my 1993 Explorer but Ford needs to address comfort with the new Explores. My disapointments with the Envoy are, When you put the back seat down you can't but the front seat back the way I like to ride. Had rattles, and I don't like the rain sensitive windshild wipers. I also don't like the auto dimming rear view mirror. The cargo space is also smaller than the explorer was. Sound proofing is also disapointing

What Gives

2.9
samo on 01/12/2003

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

I purchased my 2002 GMC Envoy SLT in 11/2002. It has made over 12 visits to my local dealer in a year. My memory mirrors, never remember. My seat tried to kill me by going fully forward while I was driving. There is a constant squeak coming form the dash, exterior temperature sensor broke, rear wiper and defroster broke, I could go on. I will never, give another GM car a chance to make me bitter. $35,000 and it can't stay out of the shop for 30 days. Also, what gives with the horrible road holding performance? This thing handles like a wet pig. Honestly, I fully regret purchasing this automobile, and will probably not own it for much longer.

Nice Vehicle

4.9
retiredand lovingit on 01/07/2003

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Car has been very reliable and gets fair gas millage. We have been on several long trips and have found the ride very comfortable, and the interior space adequate for 4 adults

Envoy for sale !

3
JTEnvoy on 12/17/2002

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

These are the most uncomfortable seats ever! What about the 16 gallon tank? great idea! After 500 miles, the check engine light Then 1,000 miles later, the driver seat started coming apart. Then my family noticed that the passenger doors had to be slammed in order to close properly. GMC fixed the seat, could not fix the doors. Until once again something went wrong. The driver side seat belt became jammed. I brought it in again! They now have a new one on order for me. Wonderful right? I have more.... Now, EVERY DAY at 1800 RPM's, the engine makes a "whinning" type sound This is not normal. I'm done with this LEMON.....It's now for sale.

NOT SO PROFESSIONAL GRADE

3.4
envoyjewel on 12/13/2002

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 2

Ive had my envoy for a year now, and it has been in the shop more times than Ive ever visited a dealer in my whole life with other cars. Ive had noise problems, fan clutch problems, loud noise in the motor area, it turned off on me on the freeway. Ive also had sensor lights for SERVICE ENGINE and AIRBAGS come on a couple of times. I also wonder if the paint quality is not that great. I have more chips on this brand new car, than on my previous 13year old car.

GREAT VEHICLE

4.8
SJS on 11/29/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

BEST ALL AROUND VEHICLE FOR FAMILIES SMALL AND LARGE. THIS SUV HAS MET ALL MY EXPECTATION AND BEYOND. IT IS A GREAT VEHICLE.

Worth The Money

4.4
Barrraco on 11/16/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Love this truck. It is roomy, comfortable and fun to drive. Doesn't drive like a truck, but more like a car. Had my Envoy for almost a year and no big problems. Had one recall, no big deal. The dealer fixed it and treated me very, very well. Expected problems with them , but had none. Gas milage sucks. I would buy it again and recommend it to everyone.

Great Idea, built on a Friday

2.8
Moquin on 11/08/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

We have had a lot of problems with this vehicle. From the windows getting scratched from opening and closing them to the power mirrors not going into place or moving on their own. The rear passenger window had to be fixed/would not open. The hatchback handle has been replaced. The rear end differential ruptured and needed to be replaced.

final fix

4.4
ron jones on 10/23/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

The only thing we did not like about the vehicle was that the passenger's seat belt would always lock up and not release. The dealer fixed this with a seat belt extension.

GMC Envoy Review

4.9
D.C. on 10/23/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great SUV! Love the stereo system,and having kids the DVD system dramatically reduces the "Are we there yet?" questions.

Love my ENVOY.

4
Barbara Sarco on 10/11/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I have 24,000 miles on my Envoy. On long trips its a dream (speaking from experience with toy. 4 runner that shook my liver out) Comfortable ride. Great exterior looks.

Buy Buy Buy

5
malibuss on 10/10/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great handleing and driving vehicle. Tows a trailer with ease and still stops great. Great performance and great build quaility. I cant wait to get a 2003 XL for the extra room.

can you say lemon?????

2.5
sugarmag on 10/04/2002

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

$32,000 down the drain!!!! have been working the last few weeks trying to get a buyback from GMC. this suv has been in the shop at least once a month since i bought it...all for the same problem. they can not seem to fix the problem (service engine light is on) i've drove a loaner for 8 days in 3 weeks....picked it up again today. im tired of spending at least one day a week at dealer... i spent over 32,000 on a car i expect it to work! i expect that they will know how to fix it. i would NEVER EVER buy another GMC again.

Totally Disatisfied!!!!!!!!!!!

1.8
James Mello on 09/23/2002

Performance: 1 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 1

Totally disatisfied with our 2002 SLT Envoy. We have had recalls on the fuel filter, transmission, transmission locked into gear, Air conditioner works when it wants to and a repeating noise in the front end that the dealership can not fix.

We LOVE this SUV

4.9
Hardhwak on 09/19/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We LOVE this SUV. We have had it over a year and have had no significant problems with it. Yes, a few little minor issues arose, but those were taken care of quickly and easily by our dealer. If it were stoled or destroyed tomorrow, we would get another one just like it.

2002 Envoy

4.6
jdp on 09/16/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Excellent towing vehicle. 4.2L inline 6 engine puts out much more horsepower than its predecessor - the 4.3L V6

So far, so good

4.4
bigtalllefty on 09/12/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After 11 months of ownership, complaints are minor. Top of seat back is too low for 6'5" driver. With tilt steering wheel in comfortable position, can't read speedometer (blocked by top of steering wheel). Initially, fuel economy was horrid; improved to reasonably close to EPA ratings after a few thousand miles. CD/cassette stereo and limited slip only options on our Envoy. No mechanical problems. Don't break a fancy headlight: cost a fortune to replace! Oil changes are expensive: SEVEN quarts of oil!

BUY ONE NOW!!! YOU'LL LOVE IT!!!!!

5
SKIP on 09/10/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

THIS IS ABSOLUTELY THE BEST VEHICLE I HAVE EVER OWNED! I HAVE HAD ABSOLUTLEY NOTHING TO COMPLAIN ABOUT IN THE SEVEN MONTHS OF OWNERSHIP. I WORK IN THE AUTO MOTIVE FIELD AND AM VERY PARTICULAR ABOUT CERTAIN THINGS. I SEE THE REVIEWS ON OTHER MAKES IE: BMW X5 4.6is AWD WITH A 340 HP MOTOR THAT HAS A MAXIMUM TOWING CAPACITY OF 6000 LBS. MY LITTLE INLINE SIX IS RATED @ 6100 LBS!! THE ENVOY IS BIGGER INSIDE AND OUT YET HAS A CURB WEIGHT THAT'S 224 LBS LESS, HAS A LONGER WHEELBASE , BUT HAS A TIGHTER TURNING RADIUS!! SURE IT'S NOT GERMAN ENGINEERED ALL THIS AND I STILL SAVED $35,000 OVER THE BEEMER. AM I A HAPPY CAMPER??? YOU BET!!!-

Tons of Fun

4.9
Eagle400 on 09/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

XL is super. Have justs returned from trip to Florida for a month. 950 miles each way and drove straight thru with comfort. Pulled 6x12 trailer back fully loaded with furniture and no effort. 4000 miles so far and many "nice suv" comments.

SUV of the year

4.6
KenB on 08/24/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great power and with good MPG. Getting 20MPG and that's with the 4.10 gears. 4WD is excellent in snow even with factory tires. Interior styling rivals the Infiniti and Lexus SUV's at a lower price. Only problem so far is memory mirrors that can't find the same position twice. I will probably purchase a second one this year for my wife.

Lousy suv

1.9
duped on 08/21/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

Having driven this car for 20k miles,I'm getting rid of it. It is very uncomfortable, has poorly designed interior features, handles slugglishlyt and is lousy in deep snow and offroad. Many things have broken, fallen off, or were installed incorrectly. Quality is poor for the hefty price. Never again!

best buy

4.6
budl on 08/04/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Ihave driven Mercedes, Lexus, and Land Rover of simular trim level and quality and find none to do the job as well for the price. I have yet to see a 42,000 dollar lexus pull a 3 ton trailer!

ENVOY GMC

4.6
MULL on 07/30/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

THE STYLING IS GREAT INSIDE AND OUT. I HAD A 99 JIMMY BEFORE AND IT IS A DEFINETE IMPROVEMENT. I DO WISH THERE WERE SIDE POCKETS ON THE REAR DOORS AND THAT THE OUTSIDE TEMP WAS ON THE REAR VIEW MIRROR. ANOTHER SUGGESTION WOULD BE THE HEADS UP DISPLAY LIKE SOME OTHER GM VEHICLES. THE POWER IS IMPORVED AND WITH THE ALLWHEEL OPTION, THE HANDLING IS VERY GOOD.

envoy

4.4
williav on 07/28/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

This vehicle is one the best driving suv's I have rented several types 6 different models and this drives like a luxury car.

Overall

3.4
Paul Johnson on 07/24/2002

Performance: 2 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 2 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I find the MPG very dissapointing. The tank is too small for this MPG. Light trailer pulling (under 2,000 lbs)VERY disappointing. Like a dog...passing gear most of the time. A 6,000 lb hitch is a joke for this poor power plant. Style,design and comfort is great.

What a fun machine!!!

4.8
Larry406 on 07/19/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My wife and I bought this for traveling and we are very happy with it. It is so easy to drive and so comfortable. If you need to pass there is plenty of power to do so. Gas milage is good to. Traveled to Canada going 75 and 80 miles per hour and got 22 miles per gallon.

Great Car!

4.9
tladavid on 07/19/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We just purchased the vehicle and love it. The on star system is wonderful.

Stunning piece of work!

4.6
Elphyn on 07/16/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've been driving only Toyota products since 1980, but I fell in love with this vehicle at first sight (at a 7 Eleven gas pump). So, not to be fooled by a pretty face, I read everything I could find on it. It seemed my American-built vehicle had finally arrivedt. I got the SLT with plenty of options (Bose system, sunroof, polished wheels, etc.) I love the look, the feel, the ride, the leather smell and the entire package. It's the best I've ever had. I visited a few dealers before I found the exact vehicle I wanted, but none compared to Moore. Everyone, was eager to please and got me in and out in a big hurry, without trying to push anything on me I didn't want.

We are testing Envoys for GMC

3.4
GCrim on 07/13/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

I was seriously considering buying an Envoy XL but the problem I have with American manufacturers, GMC included, is the fact they offer a new designed vehicle to the public for us to test it. We are paying to test vehicles for them. Has anyone wondered why Honda and Toyota have such high quality vehicles? Envoy's get bad gas mileage, small fuel tank, wind noise, rattles, too much body roll in turns, etc.. Even the Idler Arm brackets that control the steering were breaking causing loss of control and possible crashes. Foreign mfgr's test their vehicles first before selling them, therefore they are quality deluxe! I'm reluctant to buy an Envoy now.

loved it, now just like it

4.4
LAE on 07/13/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I bought my Envoy SLT in Jan 2002. It is loaded. We really shopped around and I liked the looks and ride of it the best. It is a real fun car to drive and handles well. Have almost 7k miles with a few problems and holding my breath. Love the seat recall as my husband is taller than me, Bose system is great! Like the dash, very functional.Smoothest ride around.Turning radius is great.

Credit where it's due

4.3
John Chang on 07/05/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

First off, Edmunds has an axe to grind against GM, and I can't fathom their poor review of this vehicle. This is a superb vehicle, and compares well against the truck-based and cross-over midsize SUVs. It looks sharp outside, drives strongly and smoothly and securely, and has a great looking interior. I have put on 11,000 miles in less than 5 months, and I have no reliability problems with this vehicle.

So far so good... Love my Envoy

4.9
John26830 on 07/03/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Only have had it a short time but love all aspects of it, Test drove 5 other suv's and this one fits my needs, The deal went smooth and I will watch out for the things others have been having trouble with, but none so far, Power and the handling are as expected, interior is very comfortable,The standard options are aplenty.

Jakes review

4.8
Jake Blazsek on 07/02/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The best vehicle i have ever owned. Pick-up is excellent.

Love My Envoy!

4.6
envoyowner on 06/24/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a true luxury SUV for the same price as the mediocre ones. You get features with this vehicle that I couldn't have even imagined a few years ago. We love the memory seats and mirrors! We have had no problems like those mentioned by others...maybe GM has worked out the bugs on the later models. I also drove the Durango, and this SUV is much more refined and a lower price! I feel like a millionaire driving it...no wonder it beat out even the Mercedes SUV in the motortrend competition!

ok by me

4.1
luvmyenvoy on 06/21/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

overall i love it.

GMC ENVOY Best SUV on Market

4.8
Frank J. Schmidt on 06/18/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Having owned 5 Ford Explorer SUV's, the GMC ENVOY was a surprising improvement, both in performance and reliablity. My last Explorer SOHC, blew the engine from the bad timing chain. I need an SUV, so I looked at them all. The GMC had this new in line six @270hp, more powerful than all the V8 on the market. Hydro formed framing makes this a very solid vehicle. Pulling power is more, corning is less than every other SUV. Trans is smooth, rides like a car. Love it.

7 months later and still happy

4.9
TLCollins on 06/15/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I purchased the SLT with all of the bells and whistles. 15,000 miles later, and I am still whistling! I have extremely satisfied with my Envoy. The only repairs (other than routine) were to replace the pump in the load leveling suspension. The bad pump was replaced in a day, and I was on my way. Smooth ride, expected fuel mileage, lots of extras....looks great!

THIS ENVOY IS TIGHT.....

5
S.Fla. Envoy SLT on 06/11/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have to admit this is the best, most technologically advanced vehicle I have ever seen GM produce. Black, Dark Pewter leather, 4wd, running boards and 1SK-Professional Technology Package. The factory DVD player is awesome. The Bose system really sounds great. The vehicle handles great with the load leveling system. The quality of this vehicle is first class. I've owned it since Sept, 2001 with no problems at all. I always look forward to driving it. I get a lot of compliments where ever I go.

BUYERS BEWARE

2.6
Marc Ferguson on 06/02/2002

Performance: 1 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 1

The GMC Envoy is great, so we though. Our Envoy is now 11 months old with 11900 miles on it. It is NOT reliable at all. its in the shop for the second time this week for the same problem. It doesnt start, and when it does, the headlight sprayers spray by themselvs, the clock resets and the engine was roaring and the car would NOT accelerate. Decreased Engine power light comes on and we can NOT drive it at all. The electronic mirrors that adjust to your driver settings never work, the door locks have broken several times, and the suspension is pretty bad at times. Overall, the car is VERY unreliable

I love my truck

4.8
KLS on 05/31/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The best vehicle I've ever owned. Comfortable, stylish, nice ride, better turning ratius then the past years! I love it.

2002 envoy

4
Carly on 05/28/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Wish for 20 less horsepower in exchange for better gas mileage.

Enjoying my SUV

4.9
eyedoc on 05/24/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Purchased my SLE in Feb 02, May 24 and 13000 miles later, no problems. Ride quality is really very good, sight lines are good also and the overall size is just right for my needs. Gas milage could be better 14city,19 hwy. I have the air ride and the tow package which makes a soft ride and good around town response. Have read many reviews from others, they all complain about the 4WD models and the SLT with the mirrors and the extra stuff you get with leather, seems the extras break. The SLE is basic and dependable so far, so purchase one with running boards, chrome wheels, sunroof and enjoy.

GMC Envoy

4.8
mjlmii on 05/24/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Very comfortable and easy to drive. several comfort items are nice surprises. great off road, with plenty of power and grip in the slick stuff.

I really thought I'd miss my Saab....

4.5
Patrick Smith on 05/24/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Had 300 miles on it when I bought it (claimed a dealer trade, but more likely the sales manager using it. In one week I've intentionally put another 650 miles on it in anticipation of a long highway trip (sideline: I've always believed for the first 1K miles you shouldn't drive at sustained high speeds while the engine wears in - any mechs. or engs. out there who can verify or debunk?). Except for crummy gas mileage I love everything about this truck so far. I switched from a Saab, so I was accustomed to performance and have not been disappointed.

So Far So Good

4.9
Tom Davison on 05/18/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am very pleased with the performance of this SUV. It is very powerful and has excellent handling characteristics. The ride with the air suspension is superb. It turns on a dime and is easy to park. The bose stereo is the best I have heard in a car. I have not experienced any of the problems that I have read posted here as of yet. My Envoy was delivered with no defects. I am averaging 17.5 miles per gallon in mostly city/sometimes highway driving.

Great Buggy

4.5
clancy on 05/13/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Great drive, good looks, plenty of power, and all kinds of neat bells and whistles.

Would I buy another? NOT

3.6
envoyenvy1 on 05/02/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

Sorry I don't buy the first year vehicle excuse. This is a bad reason for poor quality build. While I like the vehicle overall, there have simply been too many problems. weather trim falling off, transmission problems, incredible wind noise problems, etc...and a geat deal of excuses from GM. Oh it's suppose to make that much wind noise...Right I'm sure the designers set out to accomplish that very fact!

The BEST SUV

5
Fourroses on 04/28/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the best vehicle I have ever owned and have bought many new vehicle such as Cadillac, Reatta, etc. There are absolutely none that can compare to the ride, comfort, handling, and options of 2002 GMC Envoy. This Envoy had every available option and would not own any SUV on the market today.

Fun Car

4.3
Direct52 on 04/25/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Purchased in October 2001. Have decent fuel mileage of 19mpg. Mirrors never return to the preset position and seats frequently do not. Cup holders are poorly placed and there is just not enough front seat storage. Compressor failed with 10000 miles on car. Having said all this negative stuff, the car has outstanding styling and is fun to drive. The extras (Note taking, homelink, bose stereo, etc) make it a lot of fun. All in all a good car.

Better than Jeep

4.5
lubnag on 04/18/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

It's a great truck overall. Fun to drive, love the horse power and handle of this truck. Specially the look, make everyone take a second look when drove by them. The 6 disc BOSE system is awsome, plennty of power.

New Envoy

4.5
JMITCH on 04/11/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Plenty of fun power. Nearly 20K miles and no problems. A real winner

2002 GMC Envoy SLT

4.8
2002slt on 04/11/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The redesign has been long overdue. I think it's 100% better than my old '98 Bravada. It handles much better in the Chicago snow, and has 80 more HP! The only gripe I have is with the rear plastic frame on the hatch\tailgate. It expands when the sun hits it and scrapes away some of the paint on the metal panel it's connected to. It's only noticeable if you're looking for it. Also, it leaves the primer, so no worries about rust. This SHOULD be solved soon. The new models now have a gasket installed between the two. It's by far the best vehicle I've owned.

I Like it

4
Seadog on 04/11/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Great SUV, one of the best I have ever owned.

Past Grand Cherokee and Explorer Owner

4.8
JPK on 04/04/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We just bought our truck a week or so ago and really like it a lot. After having a Jeep for 3 years and an Explorer prior to that, this is definetly the nicest of the 3...We also looked closely at the TrailBlazer but this one just seemed a little bit nicer and road a little smoother.

Inside road noise annoying

3.9
Georgia Tuchscherer on 04/04/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

My only complaint with my Envoy is that you can hear the road noise penatrate through the vehicle. It sounds like the tires or wind blowing though the rear windows. We also have an air leak on the drivers window. You have to crank up the radio to tune out the noise.

Great Vehicle So Far

5
le on 03/31/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just took delivery of a new Envoy. Last vehicle was a GMC Denali which traveled 35000 miles in 14 mo. It's a tough act to follow, but I must say in a lot of ways it's a better vehicle. I've put 1000 miles on it so far with no problems. Much better gas milage,almost as much pick-up and very comfortable. Actually the Envoy has more leg room in it than the Denali. I'm very impressed so far!!!

I'll take it

4.8
Scubadog on 03/31/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Have had mine for 11 months now, and the only two problems were the suspension recall (in effect before I took delivery, so mine was fixed before I got it), and a recall to reprogram the transfer case that took less than 20 minutes. Excellent to drive, all features (mine's a loaded SLT) work as designed, plenty of power, and no problem with Chicago winters. One annoyance, the side-view mirrors reset themselves to a different location each day, despite the fact that I'm Driver #1 in the program / key fob and the only one driving it.

Happy I Changed

4.6
GAYLE on 03/31/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Glad I made the move from Jeep Grd Cher to GMC. Almost didn't get another SUV. Hope quality continues - no problems in 2300 miles.

behind the mask

4.4
Zorro on 03/30/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I assume you are looking here because you are considering an Envoy..well I snuck in here as I own the Envoy twin, the Olds Bravada..5700 carefree miles and the 60,000 mile warrranty is the Big difference over the Envoy, not to mention the Olds dealers are selling them at invoice since they aren't as popular nameplate as GMC "suv of the year"..You'll love the ride and quietness over the Explorer!

Envoy - Great Vehicle

4.9
JonRein on 03/27/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This vehicle is the best vehicle that we have ever owned. It has great features and good ride with plenty of power. It is loaded with options and is very luxurious.

Excellent Balance

4.5
jackjrp on 03/24/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Not perfect but it dusts the competition. Especially quiet at cruise and a ride that equals/exceeds all competition. Inline six has a nice sound but not as wonderful as all the magazines portend...again, though, better than the competition (though not up to BMW standards).

Recommend the new GMC Envoy

4
TomRector on 03/20/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I previously had a 1996 Chevrolet Blazer and moving up to the new Envoy was a great choice for me. I considered the Dodge Durango and Land Rover Discovery. I also, looked at the TrailBlazer, just to compare before I bought the Envoy and found that the Envoy came with more standard options, for your money. So far, after having the vehicle for 3 weeks, I've only one problem, the OnStar had to be re-programmed since OnStar could not establish a connection with my vehicle. The Envoy rides smooth and has great accelleration and power.

professional yes

4.9
cstock on 03/18/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

now have 6000 miles, very happy, great interior, lots of power, looks good, no problem with build quality, so far so good.

ENVOY WINS OVER HESITANT SUV CONVERT

4.8
funits on 03/18/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Being reluctant to buy an SUV (though I needed one -- living on a dirt road hill in NH), I am pleasantly impressed with my 2002 4WD SLT Envoy. It has matched feature for feature my previous Audi/VW cars -- auto climate control, rain sensing wipers, excellent stereo/CD, excellent seats (power/heated in front), excellent motor/power, smooth transmission, good brakes, lots of cargo space. Though a truck, it handles well and I am comfortable driving the Envoy on highways and "twisty" back roads (though some reviews said the vehicle is "tippy", I find it stable). So far the build and functional quality of the Envoy has been fine. If you need an SUV, check out this one.

I really can't complain!

4.3
Tony E. on 03/18/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I've just put my first 300 miles in my Envoy. I love all the features it has. My daughter just wished it had rear seat center arm rest thar my previous SUV had. I feel so comfortable on the plush leather seats. The power 6cylinder is there when I need it. I get nothing but compliments when people see it. It looks nothing like a "boxy" American cars. I also purchased the 4/60,000 mile top-of-the-line ext. warranty just in case.

Update

4.5
tgold on 03/17/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

I gave a review earlier loving my GMC Envoy SLE 4WD, I do still love it but after driving it for about 1,200 miles my gas line disconnected while driving on a busy highway. Luckily I pulled over in the breakdown lane. The problem was easily fixed but should never have happened. I consider this pretty serious and hope it is not an indication of other problems. Will keep you updated. Also, rear passenger does not shut as easily as others.

For fun buy the Envoy!

4.6
Rodney Maerz on 03/16/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I think this is a good bang for the buck. The outside appearance is classy. Body and frame are well built for a smoothe quiet ride. The interior is the most comfortable of all we test drove (Lexus RX300, Mercedes ML320, BMW X5). The only thing lacking in this vehicle is front seat cup holders (2) and easy to reach storage. Don't let that keep you from owning this magnificent SUV!

After 1 month some observations

4.1
kvilleboy on 03/10/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Offers comfort, power, utility, & style. Seats are comfortable & it is easy to get into and out of. Bose sound system is great. Air suspension is very smooth & bumps are well damped. Avg 18-19 mpg. When started cold, there's a slight hesitation /flat spot on acceleration, that goes away quickly. Passenger cabin heats more quickly in morning. Quality control at GM is better than it used to be, but they still have a lot to learn.

Wish It would work

2.9
Envoy_User on 03/10/2002

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

When traveling over 60 mph My truck has alot of wind noise. The biggest problem I have is the ABS, Break light, and Traction Off light will come on while driving about 4 times a week. I keep hearing a rattle from the passenger side of the truck that the dealer cannot find. When the truck is running right I do enjoy the ride even though I only get between 12 and 15 miles per gallon on the high way.

Looks can be deceiving!

4
Cordova Dave on 03/06/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

On-Star stopped working, at night lights would dim to less than 30% if AC, radio, windows were used. Cracked oil pan lost 6 quarts of oil, nice addition to drive way! Transmission made lots of noise but went nowhere. The lights are fixed, the transmission works better, and On-Star works. 4 months later, engine seal is badly leaking. I have no faith in my dealership and GMC as a company. I think they employ the Cro-Magnon man to build their SUVs.

Beautiful Ride

4.9
Spratke on 03/05/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Enjoy each time I step in and turn the key.

Never buy American Again!!!

3.1
Never Again GMC on 03/03/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

I looked at every make and model of SUVs, and sadly ended up with the Envoy. We did not even have the vehicle 24 hours and the power seats stopped working. Then we had to return to the dealership twice because the engine was leaking oil. Third, the weather stripping in the rear doors fell completely off. Fourth, the cruise control went out. This also caused the tail/brake lights to short out. Finally, we had to take it back because the windows did not seal properly.

Beats the Explorer by 1.1 mile

4.5
Polu on 03/02/2002

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Envoy obviously has the zest when accelerating, but did not feel too responsive in city stop and go. There is also a noticeable body lean driving around corners. However, overall performance, handsome looks, and the loaded features out weights all this; especially the Explorer.

Envoy Rocks!

4.9
adadude on 03/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This vehicle is wider and taller than the prior model year, and the interior is as comfortable as you could ever expect in an SUV. The performance is fantastic, given the inline 6's output above even the V8's offered in this class. Turning radius is astonishingly small. The inline six allows this as the engine takes less room than a "V" configuration. I recommend the Envoy. The SLT model has every luxury appointment you could ask for, shy of an LCD screen navigation system.

2002 GMC Envoy SLT 4WD

5
sam martien on 03/01/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great Engine, great electronics. Smooth quiet ride. Fun to drive.

luv my truckette

5
tallgrass on 02/26/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

took this suv off the floor and drove for 2300 miles in 5 days. Mileage as high as 23.5 and low of 18.4 with a strong head wind. Came from a suburban since '86 and was sceptical. Other than storage room, it is great for the 2 of us. Love the gadgets, ride and comfort. It has everything but the dvd and we took the mood roof. Rides great, quiet and very good torque.

Terrific Vehicle- I recommend

4.9
Tgold on 02/26/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought the GMC Envoy SLE several weeks ago and love driving it more each day. It's very comfortable and has plenty of power...gas mileage around town seems to suffer...definitely better on the highway.

Envoy Piston problems???

3.3
newbee envoy owner on 02/05/2002

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

Just a few weeks into buying an envoy, the piston cracked and the whole engine and new style of piston had to be replaced. 2 weeks in the shop already. Anyone else had this problem? Like the truck, except the cheap fake wood grain dash.


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