Used 2005 GMC Envoy XUV

2005 GMC Envoy XUV
List Price Estimate
$3,376 - $6,002

Pros & Cons

  • Strong six- or eight-cylinder power, clean interior design, reconfigurable cargo area.
  • Spongy suspension, numb steering, some low-grade interior materials, odd exterior proportions.
GMC Envoy XUV years
GMC Envoy XUV for Sale

Edmunds' Expert Review

If you're looking to haul five people and the occasional eight-foot dresser in a midsize SUV, the Envoy XUV has the competition beat -- in fact, there really is no competition.

2005 Highlights

Seating has been restyled and boasts comfort and quality improvements this year. A touchscreen DVD-based navigation system is now available, and the SLT trim includes burled wood accents inside. A stereo system with CD/MP3 compatibility and full-length side curtain airbags (replacing last year's front-seat side airbags) are also new this year.


Overallundefined / 5

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2005 GMC Envoy XUV.

5 star reviews: 60%
4 star reviews: 32%
3 star reviews: 4%
2 star reviews: 4%
1 star reviews: 0%
Average user rating: 4.5 stars based on 25 total reviews

Trending topics in reviews

  • interior
  • ride quality
  • comfort
  • fuel efficiency
  • handling & steering
  • towing
  • spaciousness
  • appearance
  • seats
  • road noise
  • off-roading
  • maintenance & parts
  • sound system
  • value
  • wheels & tires
  • dashboard
  • engine
  • lights
  • warranty
  • climate control
  • cup holders
  • doors
  • safety

Most helpful consumer reviews

3.75 out of 5 stars, Not Happy
not happy,

Everything electrical has gone wrong, gas gauge, speedometer, cd player, elec seat control, air conditioner dual accuator replaced both $1900, replaced thermostat and fan clutch, oh and wires were melting behind the controls of the Air Conditioner $490.00. I am the only owner and my miles are only at 55,000

4.875 out of 5 stars, Most versatile vehicle I've ever owned

I flew to Alabama from South Texas to get the XUV because it had been discontinued and was hard to find. I will keep my XUV until it dies, because of how versatile it is (SUV/Pickup). Not to mention how enjoyable it is to drive. I've taken it to the Smokey Mtns, the Ozarks as well as traveled home to Wisconsin from deep South Texas without any problems. To me this is the perfect travel vehicle.

2.25 out of 5 stars, It only happened to you
Joel Larson,

At 40,000 miles my my gas gauge quit working and went I went to the dealer he said it's not a warranty and it would cost me over $600.00 to repair. Then, a week later, my control for my fan went out on the 5th speed and a week later the 4 speed went out. again the dealer seem to very surprised and said wow this never happens either and for 500.00 they could fix the switch. What I find amazing is my wife's van made by Chevrolet has the exact same problem. GMC have to be aware of this problem but they don't care and people wonder why imports are doing well. We also have a 94 Honda in our family with 200,000 miles and we've done nothing except oil changes and tires.

4.875 out of 5 stars, If you find one, buy it!

Rides like a dream. Looks exceptional, performs like a top of the line SUV should. Handles great in bad weather. OnStar gives me an added feeling of security, knowing that my wife and children are safe @ all times and just a push button away from help, allows me to rest easy. Sheer comfort! A joy to drive and plenty of room for all of us and our things. Towing capabilities are huge. I tow a 22 foot fishing boat with no trouble. The sliding rear roof feature has come in handy for my wife a couple times already. Bringing home large trees and shrubs for the garden, and I used it to bring home a new refrigerator. The only knock I could give, the gas mileage could be better.

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Features & Specs

SLT Rwd 4dr SUV features & specs
SLT Rwd 4dr SUV
4.2L 6cyl 4A
MPG 13 city / 18 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
275 hp @ 6000 rpm

SLE Rwd 4dr SUV features & specs
SLE Rwd 4dr SUV
4.2L 6cyl 4A
MPG 13 city / 18 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
275 hp @ 6000 rpm

SLT 4WD 4dr SUV features & specs
4.2L 6cyl 4A
MPG 12 city / 17 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
275 hp @ 6000 rpm

SLE 4WD 4dr SUV features & specs
4.2L 6cyl 4A
MPG 12 city / 17 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
275 hp @ 6000 rpm

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Is the GMC Envoy XUV a good car?

The Edmunds experts tested the 2005 Envoy XUV both on the road and at the track. You probably care about GMC Envoy XUV fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Envoy XUV gets an EPA-estimated 14 mpg to 15 mpg, depending on the configuration. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Envoy XUV has 49 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a GMC Envoy XUV. Learn more

Is the GMC Envoy XUV reliable?

To determine whether the GMC Envoy XUV is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Envoy XUV. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Envoy XUV's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

Is the 2005 GMC Envoy XUV a good car?

There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2005 GMC Envoy XUV is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2005 Envoy XUV is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

How much should I pay for a 2005 GMC Envoy XUV?

The least-expensive 2005 GMC Envoy XUV is the 2005 GMC Envoy XUV SLE Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $29,780.

Other versions include:

  • SLT Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $33,865
  • SLE Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $29,780
  • SLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $36,115
  • SLE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A) which starts at $32,030
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What are the different models of GMC Envoy XUV?

If you're interested in the GMC Envoy XUV, the next question is, which Envoy XUV model is right for you? Envoy XUV variants include SLT Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A), SLE Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A), SLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A), and SLE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A). For a full list of Envoy XUV models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

More about the 2005 GMC Envoy XUV

Used 2005 GMC Envoy XUV Overview

The Used 2005 GMC Envoy XUV is offered in the following submodels: Envoy XUV SUV. Available styles include SLT Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A), SLE Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A), SLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A), and SLE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A).

What do people think of the 2005 GMC Envoy XUV?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2005 GMC Envoy XUV and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2005 Envoy XUV 4.5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2005 Envoy XUV.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

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Our Review Process

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