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GMC Envoy XL Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.2 L Inline 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 275 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 13/18 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 13
  • cty
/
  • 18
  • highway
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Review of the 2005 GMC Envoy XL

  • If true seven-passenger capacity and serious cargo space are your top priorities in shopping for a midsize SUV, the Envoy XL has the competition beat. Just make sure you test-drive the well-rounded Ford Explorer and Dodge Durango before making a decision.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Strong six- or eight-cylinder power, clean interior design, plenty of passenger and cargo room.

  • Cons

    Sloppy handling around corners, numb steering, some cheap interior materials.

  • What's New for 2005

    For 2005, seating has been restyled and boasts comfort and quality improvements. A touchscreen DVD-based navigation system is now available. A stereo system with CD/MP3 compatibility and full-length side curtain airbags (replacing last year's front-seat side airbags) are new options this year. A top-rung Denali trim is available, and includes distinctive trim, leather seating and a 5.3-liter V8 engine as standard equipment.

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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


3 of 4 people found this review helpful

2005 envoy xl

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Vehicle: 2005 GMC Envoy XL SLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

Here is something funny! I have a problem with the fuel sending unit. I get it fixed under warranty. I have another problem with fuel sending unit. (Funny right) I have to fix it by myself because it is out of warranty. I have a third problem with fuel sending unit.(Not Funny) I call GM and complain. I write numerous emails. Nothing. I call the dealer to get an answer. Nothing again! They go out of business because of GM closing down dealers.(Great) I get a letter in the mail from another dealership saying they know there is a serious problem with the fuel sending unit and they are willing to pay for half, yes half of their crap sending units! Toyota or Nissan here I come!



4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Love my envoy

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Vehicle: 2005 GMC Envoy XL SLE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

Bought my Envoy brand new in 2005. Was my first car that had EVERYTHING I wanted on it. Absolutely love sunroof and satellite radio. Car has been very dependable. I've only had to replace belt and do routine maintenance. Very comfortable inside - especially on a 13 hr ride on vacation! Would definitely recommend this car! Lots of room for luggage and carrying capacity.




Comfy ride

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Vehicle: 2005 GMC Envoy XL SLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

Great comfortable ride. Very roomy. No mechanical problems since it was purchased.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

2005 envoy

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Vehicle: 2005 GMC Envoy XL SLE Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

Really good experience overall. Only trouble was satellite radio system. We had to change it out under warranty at dealership. No other problems encountered.




2005 envoy xl

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Vehicle: 2005 GMC Envoy XL SLT Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

No major problems w/ vehicle. Only service work done to date was to replace the original radio in dash.




Highway mpg not as promised

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Vehicle: 2005 GMC Envoy XL SLE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

I traded in my 2001 Isusu Trooper anniversary edition for the Envoy XL for the 3rd row and better highway mileage est. of 18 mpg., o4 better than I was getting with the trooper. I drive consistent hwy speeds for 39 miles each way and only maxed out at 14.2 mpg. Anybody else experiencing the same thing? I'm considering having the dealer look at this because that is the claim for city mileage not highway and will trade in the lease for something with better fuel efficiency.



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Full 2005 GMC Envoy XL Review

What's New for 2005

For 2005, seating has been restyled and boasts comfort and quality improvements. A touchscreen DVD-based navigation system is now available. A stereo system with CD/MP3 compatibility and full-length side curtain airbags (replacing last year's front-seat side airbags) are new options this year. A top-rung Denali trim is available, and includes distinctive trim, leather seating and a 5.3-liter V8 engine as standard equipment.

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Talk About The 2005 Envoy XL

2005 GMC Envoy XL Discussions See all Started By

mainer37
mainer37
02-12-2013
Sarah. I bought my 2005 GMC Envoy XL in 2008. One month after I bought it the speedometer stopped working properly. One by one, little by little all the gauges stopped working and as of about a mon...


scottyrock
scottyrock
09-28-2011
the defected fuel lever sensor in my 2005 Envoy XL!...


mooncet
mooncet
06-18-2009
Hey guys. Two months ago I bought a 2005 GMC Envoy XL (not SLT/no security system), 4.2 Liter, In-line 5....



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