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2005 GMC Envoy

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One of the best mid-sized SUVs out there
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By Sniles32
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2005 GMC Envoy SLE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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Had my Envoy less than one month, but thus far it is performing wonderfully. Acceleration is much speedier than expected, and the ride is smooth, particularly when compared to the Jeep I traded in for this. Yes, the gas mileage isn't stellar, but what SUV (excluding hybrids) has great gas mileage? It's right on par with similiar vehicles, so don't let people fool you when they say it gets bad gas mileage. The handling is a bit mushy -- definitely watch it on corners -- and the backseats don't fold completely flat for loading, and there isn't much center console space, but all in all this is an excellent SUV for the money and I look forward to driving it for many years to come.


Best Features

Smooth ride, lower lumbar support on driver's seat, daytime running lights, fog lights, higher vantage point


Worst Features

Better designed center console space with more room, fold flat seats for cargo!


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Lost the Suburban
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By GM GUY
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2005 GMC Envoy SLE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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Got really freaked last year when gas started towords $3. We had a '99 4WD GMC Suburban (which I loved), but at $132 a tank twice a month, we figured get rid of it while we could. We wanted a Highlander at first but it was major small on the inside. Then because a GM dealer was nearby we pop'd in to look at the Envoys. After having test drove Highlanders, Hyundai Santa Fe's and Pathfinders we were pleasantly surprised by the Envoy. The interior and ride were far superior to all the other SUV's we test drove, and quite! That in addition to the ride and power sold us. Room was an issue after having had a Suburban but we have adapted nicely.


Best Features

Ride, low road noise, handlng, comfort. 4x4, white body, with blackwalls and rims. Looks goooood when its washed.


Worst Features

Compared to my suburban gas mileage is great but not what I expected. If I keep my foot out of it and only use the AC when I really need it, I can squeeze 15 mpg in town out of it. Highway will net you 20 on average. If you jackrabbit start, like the accelerator and AC be ready for 12- 13mpg.


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Gas Hog
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By The Ward's
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2005 GMC Envoy SLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


Review

While the GMC is a sharp looking SUV, the gas consumption is terrible. No where near the quote on the window sticker. And for the amount you pay, you'll have to choose between the payment or the gasoline. Just make sure you check out the service dept. of the dealership. All that is promised in the sales pitch isn't necessarily going to be full filled by the service dept.


Best Features

6 DISC CD changer, easy 4WD access, heated seats, power sunroof.


Worst Features

Better gas mileage and more accurate window sticker information. More storage, better cup holders.


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Fun to drive
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By rainney22
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2005 GMC Envoy SLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


Review

This SUV is fun to drive and comfortable. Very stylish with nice luxury options. Smooth ride. I would highly recommend to anyone on the market for an SUV.


Best Features

Heated leather seats, sunroof, power memory driver seat, auto on/off headlights


Worst Features

Updated look of console (radio, climate control), better dash materials, better gas mileage


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Female Point of View
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By DMT
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2005 GMC Envoy SLE Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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As a short female, this vehicle isn't totally adaptable to my size, but it does have great handling abilities. I have owned SUV's for years and this is very comparable to the top of the line Jeep I used to own. It has tricks and gadgets that even fascinate my husband. I am glad I own this vehicle.


Best Features

Automatic headlights


Worst Features

The seat is clearly designed for long legged men, maybe some modification for women drivers could be made.


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