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2002 GMC Envoy SUV

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GMC Envoy Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.2 L Inline 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 270 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/20 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2002 GMC Envoy

  • A vast improvement over the previous version, with a great inline six engine, but it still doesn't measure up to its competitors.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Sharp exterior styling, strong six-cylinder power, attractive interior design.

  • Cons

    Numb steering, plasticky interior pieces, feels tippy in the twisties.

  • What's New for 2002

    Long overdue for a redesign, GMC's all-new Envoy finally gets the goods to compete in the highly competitive midsize SUV segment. An all-aluminum inline six-cylinder engine replaces the aging 4.3-liter V6, and a revised suspension dramatically improves the ride. Unlike the 2000 Envoy that was virtually indistinguishable from its Chevrolet and Oldsmobile siblings, the 2002 model now sports a new look that is unique to the GMC brand.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (18 total reviews)  |  Write a Review


6 years $6k in repairs

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Vehicle: 2002 GMC Envoy SLE 2WD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

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.




Great

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Vehicle: 2002 GMC Envoy SLE 2WD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

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




New suv owner

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Vehicle: 2002 GMC Envoy SLE 2WD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

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




Envoy review

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Vehicle: 2002 GMC Envoy SLE 2WD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

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.

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Vehicle: 2002 GMC Envoy SLE 2WD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

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.




Disappointed

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Vehicle: 2002 GMC Envoy SLE 2WD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

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.



Full 2002 GMC Envoy Review

What's New for 2002

Long overdue for a redesign, GMC's all-new Envoy finally gets the goods to compete in the highly competitive midsize SUV segment. An all-aluminum inline six-cylinder engine replaces the aging 4.3-liter V6, and a revised suspension dramatically improves the ride. Unlike the 2000 Envoy that was virtually indistinguishable from its Chevrolet and Oldsmobile siblings, the 2002 model now sports a new look that is unique to the GMC brand.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
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  • 20
  • highway
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