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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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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 275 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 14/19 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2005 GMC Envoy

  • A solid effort from GMC, but it still falls short of more well-rounded midsize SUVs like the Ford Explorer and Toyota 4Runner.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Extensive list of available options, strong six-cylinder engine, user-friendly interior design.

  • Cons

    Numb steering, some low-grade interior pieces, sloppy handling around corners.

  • What's New for 2005

    For 2005, seating has been restyled and boasts comfort and quality improvements. A touchscreen DVD-based navigation system is now available. Among the new options are an audio system with CD/MP3 compatibility and full-length side curtain airbags (which replace last year's front-seat side airbags). A top-rung Denali trim is available, and includes distinctive trim, leather seating and a 5.3-liter V8 engine as standard equipment.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 14
  • cty
/
  • 19
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Envoy is better than benz.

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

I have owned my Gmc Envoy for about two years now. I bought it used with 33,000 miles on it. This SUV has so much power. I love looking at the cars in my review mirror after I have left them in the dust. My envoy has been very reliable. I hear so much about how mercedes has gone down in quality. Well with the envoy you get the upscale look with great power style and comfort. Buy an envoy you will be happy.




Best truck ever.

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

I Love my GMC ENVOY. This is the best SUV ever. I have owned this SUV for almost three years now I bought it used in 2008 and I have not had any problems. It still drives smoothly and it looks great. I love my envoy so much. I love to let the windows down and turn up my Bose sound system. I guarantee you this SUV will last longer than most new Mercedes. If your looking for a great SUV go with the envoy. The v6 engine is very very powerful. This SUV goes so fast when needed. I am very happy with this SUV. I wish they kept the envoy nameplate the Acadia should be the new envoy.




Disappointed

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

I have always wanted an SUV and when I test drove this one I loved it. Reviewed everything inside and out and was impressed with the vehicle and the price. I had minor problems that got replaced in the first year or two - seal around the doors, light switch inside, seal around license place frame all covered under warranty and with purchasing a new vehicle you have to work out the bugs. Anyways in my 5th year of owning it the idle pulley went out and now the bearings in the water pump which is very disappointing. After reading other reviews what else is going to go wrong. My next vehicle will definitely not be a GMC.




Awesome

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

Got this vehicle in May of '08, can't be happier. Has the power I need, the 4wd option is great, and when I drive it nice I have gotten 23mpg with it. If you complain about the mileage, be easy on it. When I drive hard I still can get over 15mpg with it. Overall, the best decision I have ever made was to purchase this vehicle. Good Bose sound system, perfect amout of room, and overall an awesome vehicle!




Better than what i expected

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

Bought this Envoy used at 48K miles. So 10K miles later no complaints. Easier to drive than most other SUV's. Good acceleration, however don't expect a lot of MPG if you tend to speed. Though looking at these other reviews I get about 19mpg on this with normal driving.




Happy driver

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

Drive mostly around town and occassional highway trips. Handles very well for a 4WD SUV and is excellent on the highway. Ride is more car-like than Tahoes I have ridden in. I'm very happy with this vehicle after 40,000 miles and will keep it several more years.



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Full 2005 GMC Envoy Review

What's New for 2005

For 2005, seating has been restyled and boasts comfort and quality improvements. A touchscreen DVD-based navigation system is now available. Among the new options are an audio system with CD/MP3 compatibility and full-length side curtain airbags (which replace last year's front-seat side airbags). A top-rung Denali trim is available, and includes distinctive trim, leather seating and a 5.3-liter V8 engine as standard equipment.

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Talk About The 2005 Envoy

2005 GMC Envoy Discussions See all Started By

jojo19
jojo19
03-16-2008
I own a 2006 GMC envoy Denali and A few days ago I noticed the floor in the driver side to be soaked.We had rain bur the windows were closed.I purchased a GMC envoy in 2005 and the same thing happen...


fire93
fire93
04-23-2009
I have a 2005 Envoy 4.2 I6. About 2 years ago we had the ECM replaced with our extended warranty because it was throwing codes. Just recently it started to throw codes. I hooked the computer up to it,...


deadwood
deadwood
06-25-2004
Check it out at www.gmc.com/envoydenali...



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