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GMC Envoy XUV Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.2 L Inline 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 275 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 12/17 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2005 GMC Envoy XUV

  • If you're looking to haul five people and the occasional eight-foot dresser in a midsize SUV, the Envoy XUV has the competition beat -- in fact, there really is no competition.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Strong six- or eight-cylinder power, clean interior design, reconfigurable cargo area.

  • Cons

    Spongy suspension, numb steering, some low-grade interior materials, odd exterior proportions.

  • What's New for 2005

    Seating has been restyled and boasts comfort and quality improvements this year. A touchscreen DVD-based navigation system is now available, and the SLT trim includes burled wood accents inside. A stereo system with CD/MP3 compatibility and full-length side curtain airbags (replacing last year's front-seat side airbags) are also new this year.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


4 of 4 people found this review helpful

Not happy

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

Everything electrical has gone wrong, gas gauge, speedometer, cd player, elec seat control, air conditioner dual accuator replaced both $1900, replaced thermostat and fan clutch, oh and wires were melting behind the controls of the Air Conditioner $490.00. I am the only owner and my miles are only at 55,000




It only happened to you

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

At 40,000 miles my my gas gauge quit working and went I went to the dealer he said it's not a warranty and it would cost me over $600.00 to repair. Then, a week later, my control for my fan went out on the 5th speed and a week later the 4 speed went out. again the dealer seem to very surprised and said wow this never happens either and for 500.00 they could fix the switch. What I find amazing is my wife's van made by Chevrolet has the exact same problem. GMC have to be aware of this problem but they don't care and people wonder why imports are doing well. We also have a 94 Honda in our family with 200,000 miles and we've done nothing except oil changes and tires.




Swiss army knife of suvs

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

I'd seen these for years and finally bought one. Very handy for a pet owner with 2 big dogs. Used the sliding roof several times when getting items home. The cylinder deactivation probably helps some, but not huge. V8, heavy vehicle, & still 19-20 mpg highway - not bad. Plenty of power, even when loaded. Very comfortable on road trips. Tons of interior space, always enough room. No storage compartments in the cargo b/c of hard plastic, so I made a wooden truck box for jumper cables, first aid kit, tie downs, dog ramp, etc... Also, the tailgate won't stay open when swung open like a door and parked on a downhill.




Great suv/truck

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

I bought mine 2 mos. ago (5/09) w/32000 mi. on the clock for 12k. What a buy! What a truck. Can't be beat! Better get one while you can!




Most versatile vehicle i've ever

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

I flew to Alabama from South Texas to get the XUV because it had been discontinued and was hard to find. I will keep my XUV until it dies, because of how versatile it is (SUV/Pickup). Not to mention how enjoyable it is to drive. I've taken it to the Smokey Mtns, the Ozarks as well as traveled home to Wisconsin from deep South Texas without any problems. To me this is the perfect travel vehicle.




Dependable alternative

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

I purchased the XUV after owning a 3/4 ton Avalanche. When gas prices started soaring, I worried about the 8.1L engine, but still wanted the utilitarian rear area. I have the 5.3L DOD (Active Fuel Management) engine and have owned the vehicle for a little over three years. I have had no problems with the vehicle and highly recommend it. I own a 22ft Toy Hauler trailer that weighs in at about 5,600lbs with water and ATV and use the Envoy to tow it. I have towed from Idaho to South Dakota and over 6% or better grades in the mountains around the area, and the truck tows great! This is a great alternative to a 1/2 pickup if you don't need the bed.



Full 2005 GMC Envoy XUV Review

What's New for 2005

Seating has been restyled and boasts comfort and quality improvements this year. A touchscreen DVD-based navigation system is now available, and the SLT trim includes burled wood accents inside. A stereo system with CD/MP3 compatibility and full-length side curtain airbags (replacing last year's front-seat side airbags) are also new this year.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 12
  • cty
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  • 17
  • highway
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