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2003 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 275 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/20 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2003 GMC Envoy

  • A solid effort from GMC. Still falls short of best midsize SUVs, though.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Plenty of cool options, strong six-cylinder power, attractive interior design.

  • Cons

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

  • What's New for 2003

    For 2003, Envoy buyers are able to order certain options individually, rather than as part of an equipment package, adding potential savings and increased flexibility. The sport-ute's already powerful Vortec 4.2-liter inline six also gets a slight bump in horsepower, up from 270 to 275, and Envoys now boast a new four-position headlamp switch that permits drivers to turn off the vehicle's daytime running lamps and automatic headlamps when necessary. Additionally, the Envoy gets a larger fuel tank that holds 22 gallons. Previously standard side airbags are now optional, while autodimming side mirrors and the rear seat overhead compartment have been deleted.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Do not keep after 150,000

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Vehicle: 2003 GMC Envoy SLT Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

SUV was purchased in Aug 2003, it presently has 203000 miles 90% percent highway driving; no serious problems in the first 3 1/2 years, in the last year, replaced air conditioning compressor; transfer case; transimission; alternator; front wheel bearings; front differential and more.




Florida envoy slt

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Vehicle: 2003 GMC Envoy SLT Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

SLT/2WD has been a great option for 4 years now. Oil and tires changed/rotated every 3000 miles. 48000 now on original tires! Battery went Dixie after 38 months. Trip gas mileage has been respectable with the vehicle loaded at 22-26 MPG. All in all have been very happy with our Envoy!




Be careful!

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Vehicle: 2003 GMC Envoy SLT Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

The seats on this car, while attractive, are very stiff and not comfortable on long trips. The biggest problem, however, has been the noise - sounds like there is a valve "tapping". Local dealers have claimed that they don't hear the noise and that nothing is wrong. I will be stuck at time to trade/unload! Stereo has been replaced a couple of times. There were 2 recalls from the factory. Seatbelts also stick!




Great suv - best of

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Vehicle: 2003 GMC Envoy SLT Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

No complaints here. I bought the SLT because the difference in comfort and trim level/options was far superior to the SLE. The vehicle has many features and options but is very intuitive. Some of the questions asked on the survey ask questions only appropriate of a sports car and that is the only reason why it did not get a 10 from me. The Envoy is positively the first in class having it all; comfort, style, and performance. The gas mileage isn't great, but is good for a truck-based SUV. I would recommend this vehicle to friends/family.




Gas mileage suck, so suck!

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Vehicle: 2003 GMC Envoy SLT Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

Inside comfortable, ride as an premium car. But gas mileage 12.1 M/gallon, Sticker says 15-21, what a lie!!! Turn and accelarate sluggish, 4X4 can't back up while turn! But price can't beat. I paid $26800 brand new with leather,sunroof,running board, side airbag,etc. Think twice if you really need a heavy truck like this for your day-to-day life. Then consider budgets.




Outstanding

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Vehicle: 2003 GMC Envoy SLT Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

This is my wife's car but I really envy her being able to drive it every day. This vehicle is a pleasure to drive and enjoy. Great ride and very quiet. We had an Expedition before and this is a big step up in comfort, handling and build quality. Everything works flawlessly. Will not go back to Ford for this type of vehicle.



Full 2003 GMC Envoy Review

What's New for 2003

For 2003, Envoy buyers are able to order certain options individually, rather than as part of an equipment package, adding potential savings and increased flexibility. The sport-ute's already powerful Vortec 4.2-liter inline six also gets a slight bump in horsepower, up from 270 to 275, and Envoys now boast a new four-position headlamp switch that permits drivers to turn off the vehicle's daytime running lamps and automatic headlamps when necessary. Additionally, the Envoy gets a larger fuel tank that holds 22 gallons. Previously standard side airbags are now optional, while autodimming side mirrors and the rear seat overhead compartment have been deleted.

Talk About The 2003 Envoy

Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
/
  • 20
  • highway
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