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GMC Envoy Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.2 L Inline 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 270 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/19 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

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…

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Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (158 total reviews)

High mileage envoy

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

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.

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2002 envoy slt 4x4

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

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.

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Very, very dependable!

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

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.

Gas Mileage


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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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I would like to put bigger tires on my 2002 Envoy XL but am not sure how big I can go. Would like to put 255/70 on stock are 245/65. Has anyone tried bigger tires on their Envoy?...

I own a 2002 GMC Envoy. Not sure what happened but all of sudden I can not use my keyless remote to lock or unlock my doors. I checked the batteries and they are not dead, but I can not open the bac...

Starting about a year ago, my 2002 Envoy began to idle very roughly when in drive. Once the engine warms up to the normal operating temperature, the rough idle stops....


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