2002 GMC Envoy 2WD Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2002 GMC Envoy - Road Test Specs

2002 GMC Envoy SUV

(4.2L 6-cyl. 4-speed Automatic)


Model year2002
StyleSLT 2WD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)
Base MSRP$32,195
As-tested MSRP$35,420


Drive typeRWD
Engine typeinline 6
Displacement (cc/cu-in)4.2
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)270 @ 6,000
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)275 @ 3,600
Transmission type4-speed automatic


Suspension, frontdouble wishbone
Suspension, rearsolid live axle
Steering typepower steering
Tire size, frontP245/65SR17
Tire size, rearP245/65SR17
Brakes, frontfront and rear ventilated disc

Track Test Results

0-60 mph (sec.)8.3
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.3 @ 83.7
60-0 mph (ft.)133
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)54.8
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)36.4

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsMuch praise has already come for this new engine and we're happy to add to it. With 270 horsepower and 275 pound-feet of torque, this engine is a winner. Our best effort was on the second run with a braking start and the torque converter stalling at 2,300 rpms. The traction control was switched off for a better launch, and the computer shifted right at 6,000 rpm on each shift under full throttle. Manually shifting the transmission on later runs toward the 6,300 rev-limiter provided no increase in performance or decrease in times.
Braking commentsOn our very first run, the brake pedal went to the floor and caught us off guard. We had to move the seat forward for the next run to make sure we were getting all of the braking out of the Envoy that we could. Heavy nose dive was accompanied by a distinct pull to the right that carried us into the next lane. We noted on the drive back to the start that our vehicle did have an off-center steering wheel that could hint that the vehicle's alignment was off, causing the pull. On each of our runs, the braking stayed right in the 130-foot range, so fade was not a issue, and overall, this system does work well providing quick stops for the 4,400-pound vehicle.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)85
Temperature (°F)66
Wind (mph, direction)4 mph

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)Auto 16/22 Manual /
Edmunds observed (mpg)15
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)18.7

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)4,417
Length (in.)191.6
Width (in.)74.7
Height (in.)71.9
Wheelbase (in.)113
Legroom, front (in.)43.1
Legroom, rear (in.)37.1
Headroom, front (in.)40.2
Headroom, rear (in.)39.6
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)39.8
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)80


Bumper-to-bumper3 years / 36,000 miles
Powertrain3 years / 36,000 miles
Corrosion6 years / 100,000 miles
Roadside assistance3 years / 36,000 miles


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard
Head airbagsNot Available
Antilock brakesStandard
Traction controlOptional
Stability controlNot Available
Emergency assistance systemOnStar
NHTSA crash test, driverNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot Tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceAverage

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