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

Review of the 2007 GMC Envoy

  • Strong performance, a roomy cabin and plentiful features are strong points for the 2007 GMC Envoy, but mediocre handling and interior materials prevent it from truly challenging the class leaders.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Strong engine lineup, comfortable ride, plenty of features, simple controls

  • Cons

    Numb steering, low-grade interior materials, sloppy handling around corners

  • What's New for 2007

    Changes for the 2007 GMC Envoy are minimal and consist of the addition of a standard tire-pressure monitor and the shuffling of features for the various option packages. The long-wheelbase, seven-passenger Envoy XL is dropped from the lineup.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

2007 envoy 6 cycl

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Vehicle: 2007 GMC Envoy SLE 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

There is no label for XT, SLE, or the other ID for the same 6 cyclinder Envoy. The 6 cyclinder provides the power and towing ability, gas mileage that I expected. I get 18 city 21 on level highway. With 3 people ski gear, driving up mountains in thinner air it drops to 15.5 - 17MPG and that is with 4 snow tires. With 1 person and reducing weight by never carrying over 1/2 tank of gas and 35 PSI in the summer tires the mileage goes up. Loosing 4-6 MPG and gaining the power and towing ability for mulch, logs, motor boat is worth it. The Suburu and Toyota Highlander's rating was false. with the weight of people, air drag it proved to be 25 MPG, never in the 30's.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Gas gauge issue

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Vehicle: 2007 GMC Envoy SLE 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

I have reviews several reviews and know that I am not the only one experiencing this issue. I have a 2007 Envoy and have had issues with the gas gauge for a few months now. The gas meter will indicate that I am empty but I will have gas in the tank. I have determined that once i get about 1/2 a tank it tells me i am empty. Are thier any plans on recalling this problem that several of us are experiencing?

2007 gmc envoy fuel gauge

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Vehicle: 2007 GMC Envoy SLE 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

I have driven (and love) my 2007 Envoy. The truck is so comfortable & it has been 100% reliable for me. I currently have 35,600 original miles on it. It is a total disappointment to me that GMC refuses to pay for a replacement fuel gauge. I sure can't afford to pay half ($325.00) for a new gauge anymore then anyone else can. I tried to appeal to GMC because I am 60 years old & on Social Security Disability, but to no avail. The company evidently does not care what sort of "American made (???)" parts suppliers it deals with. So for now, with gas at $3.95/gallon, I just top off the tank every 5 days. I hope that at some point, a GMC executive drove the Envoy & ran out of gas.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful


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Vehicle: 2007 GMC Envoy SLE 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

I am so angry right now. My 2007 Envoy has 45,000 miles. At 34,000 miles the fuel guage stop working (i had it fixed $800 because I have small children and did not want to be standed with them). At 45,000 my battery, alternator and now the computer just went so nothing will blow out the vents, In the past 3 weeks I have put $1,000 into the car. My husband would not consider buying a foreign car but we might be changing our mind.

Not your quiet ride

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Vehicle: 2007 GMC Envoy SLE 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

I bought this SUV because I was really drawn to the style and outside appearance of the vehicle I also fell in love with the interior. I have leased Nissan vehicles in the past and my husband talked me into looking at GMC. I thought it was everything I wanted in an SUV so we purchased the SUV instead of leasing. I travel on the highway 90% of the time and I was so disappointed in the wind noise of this vehicle I knew something had to be wrong. Why would you make such a classy vehicle and forget about quality. After taking it to the dealership three time we were told nothing is wrong with the vehicle that is just the quality of GMC.

Better than the 2007 toyota

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Vehicle: 2007 GMC Envoy SLE 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)

I was very hesitant to purchase the Envoy because I was driving an extremely reliable 2007 Toyota FJ Cruiser at the time. The FJ Cruiser was a fun vehicle to own, but there were a lot of design flaws I could not get past. Most of all, the suicide doors made it very difficult for people to get in and out of the back seat. The Envoy provides such a quiet and comfortable ride. My wife and I carpool to work most of the week, and we look forward to our morning and afternoon drives in our Envoy. I am fairly sure that the next car I purchase will also be a General Motors vehicle. I encourage anyone that is shopping for a safe and comfortable SUV to test drive the Envoy.

Full 2007 GMC Envoy Review

What's New for 2007

Changes for the 2007 GMC Envoy are minimal and consist of the addition of a standard tire-pressure monitor and the shuffling of features for the various option packages. The long-wheelbase, seven-passenger Envoy XL is dropped from the lineup.


The GMC Envoy nameplate dates back to the late 1990s when it debuted as a luxury trim level of the now defunct GMC Jimmy. A few years later, GMC ditched the Jimmy name completely and introduced the all-new Envoy. A corporate twin of the Chevrolet TrailBlazer, the two midsize SUVs share much of their mechanical hardware. The differentiation comes about mainly through the Envoy's altered exterior styling, more upscale interior and additional standard features.

Now in its sixth year, the current Envoy is still an attractive SUV in terms of design and features. It follows the traditional approach to SUV design, which means it has a truck-based ladder-frame chassis and either rear-wheel drive (2WD) or four-wheel drive (4WD) with low-range gearing. Luxury and performance features, such as a navigation system, DVD system and stability control are fully up to date. For power, the truck has either an inline six-cylinder engine or a larger V8, and either one is suitable for towing trailers or boats.

Though competent, the 2007 GMC Envoy ultimately doesn't measure up to its competitors. While its handsome styling and roomy interior may attract consumers, GMC needs to sweat the details a little more. Straight-line performance is satisfying thanks to the powerful engines and alert transmissions, but there should be a better balance between cushy ride quality and confident handling; specifically, the Envoy should lose some of the former to gain some of the latter. And although the cabin, with its convincing faux wood trim and metallic accents, appears to be nicely finished at first blush, closer scrutiny reveals lower-grade plastics fitted to the dash and door panels. The midsize SUV class is populated with extremely capable vehicles. Compared with such standouts as the Ford Explorer/Mercury Mountaineer twins and the Toyota 4Runner, the Envoy earns only "also-ran" status.

Body Styles, Trim Levels, and Options

The 2007 GMC Envoy is a midsize SUV that seats five and comes in three trim levels: SLE, SLT and Denali. SLE versions come with 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone manual air-conditioning, a CD player, full power accessories, keyless entry and OnStar telematics. Envoy SLT models have additional luxury features including a power driver seat with memory, a trip computer, automatic climate control, leather seating and steering-wheel-mounted audio controls. The Denali adds unique trim inside and out, as well as 18-inch alloy wheels, power-adjustable pedals, heated seats, power passenger seat and a Bose audio system.

One can upgrade the SLE by way of various option packages, such as the SLE-2 package that includes an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a power driver seat, a roof rack, an overhead console and power-folding heated side mirrors. The Sun and Sound Package (also available on the upper trims) adds a Bose audio system with a six-disc CD changer and a sunroof. Many of the additional standard features on the SLT and Denali can also be fitted to the SLE. Optional on all trims are a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, XM satellite radio and the sunroof. Only the SLT and Denali are eligible for a load-leveling rear suspension and a navigation system.

Powertrains and Performance

A 4.2-liter inline-6 powers the SLE and SLT trims. Rated at 291 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque, this engine outguns most of its competitors' V8s, let alone their V6 offerings. Stepping up to the Denali means getting a 5.3-liter V8 that pumps out 302 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque. Either way, a smart four-speed automatic delivers firm, precise gearchanges and buyers have a choice of either two- or four-wheel drive. Properly equipped, the six-cylinder Envoy can tow 6300 pounds, while the V8 can tow up to 6600 pounds.


Four-wheel antilock disc brakes and stability control are standard on all Envoys, while full-length head curtain airbags are optional. When equipped with the optional airbags, the 2007 GMC Envoy earned five stars (the best possible) for its protection of front and rear passengers in NHTSA's side-impact test. Frontal-impact tests resulted in a three-star rating for the driver and four stars for front-passenger protection. The IIHS rated GMC's midsize SUV "Marginal" (second lowest) after conducting its frontal offset crash test.

Interior Design and Special Features

Inside, the Envoy's cabin offers plenty of room for five adult passengers. Brushed nickel accents grace the console and instrument panel, and wood accents add a touch of class to the uplevel Denali trim. Materials quality has improved over the years, but unfortunately, cheap plastic still dominates the dashboard and door panels. The 60/40-split rear seats fold for cargo-loading flexibility; with the seats folded, the Envoy has a maximum cargo-carrying capacity of 80 cubic feet.

Driving Impressions

On the road, the Envoy delivers a well-cushioned ride that most shoppers will like. Unfortunately, the steering offers little in the way of road feel, and handling is sloppy around corners due to the overly soft suspension. Off-road, the Envoy is capable of tackling the moderate terrain owners are likely to encounter while accessing trailheads and campsites. Ultimately, the most enjoyable aspect of the 2007 GMC Envoy is its peppy performance that comes by way of its brawny engine lineup.

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Gas Mileage


  • 14
  • cty
  • 20
  • highway
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