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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 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 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


1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Nothing but problems

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

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.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

This vehicle saved our lives

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

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.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

So far so good

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

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.




2002 gmc envoy slt

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

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.



1 of 2 people found this review helpful

Gmc's number 1

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

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.



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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