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2005 GMC Envoy Denali Rwd 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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I purchased the Envoy XL (SLT V8) in March 05 and have covered 2800 mi mostly around town. We recently had twins, and now with 4 kids total needed an SUV. I like the quite ride, and have upgraded the rear sway bar for better handling (highly recommended). The V8 has good power and sounds good too, but idles a little rough compared to others. My main concern is with the build quality of the vehicle. The paint job is very poor(Carbon gray) and also I have a warped/distorted windshield. The A/C performance in hot/humid weather is useless below 1500-2000 RPM. MPG is 11-12 around town! These issues will be brought up at the first service. Check out trailvoy.com if you have an Envoy/Trailblazer.


Best Features

V8 power, air suspension, quiet ride around town, nice dash layout, pretty good seat comfort, handles quite well overall (well worth spending the $200 for a better rear swaybar).


Worst Features

A/C, stereo, suspension settings need tweaking like on the Saab SUV (same basic vehicle), build quality overall needs to be as good as the Japanese cars/trucks if there are to claim "professional grade".


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2005 Envoy Denali XL
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2005 GMC Envoy Denali 4WD 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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We have had this truck for one month now and love it. There is plenty of room for the three kids and it drives like a dream. I was nervous about moving from a wagon to an SUV, but the Envoy XL is so easy for me to handle...it drives more like a car than a truck. The third row of seats is large enough for adults so plenty of room for the kids as they grow. There are so many conveniences for the driver: the passenger side mirror automatically adjusts during back-up, can set pedals for comfort, the seats are super comfortable. The best thing is that it is not guzzling a lot of gas...the Displacement on Demand must be working!


Best Features

Quiet interior when driving. Power stays on auxiliary for 10 minutes after shut off so you can listen to music w/o running down the battery, can close windows, sun roof if you forget without turning the car back on. Head curtain air bag gives peace of mind. Nav system is easy to use & acts as a phonebook!


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By charle a duke
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2005 GMC Envoy SLE Rwd 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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This is my second GMC Envoy purchased since it was first introduced. The 2005 offers exellent ride qualities and performance. The 4.2l i6 is smooth and quiet with acceptable fuel economy. The Bose sound system eliminates any wind/road noise that may exist. The self leveling rear suspension works great, but the compressor sounds somewhat strange while outside the running vehicle. I have changed the SLE grille to 2006 Denali version for an added styling que. GM has done a great job as far as I'm concerned. Due to a hard to find package I was trying to locate, I compared the Ford Explorer and found that the Envoy is by far the best bargain in its class.


Best Features

Silky smooth engine, Bose sound system


Worst Features

Take out some of the boat like handling that SUV`s demonstrate


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By Michael Milbourne
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2005 GMC Envoy SLT 4WD 4dr SUV (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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My wife brought this automobile home from the dealership. At first look I wasn't impressed at all. Then I got in and drove. WOW, I was impressed. Satellite radio, leather, sunroof, adjustable pedals, and nice ride. I had rented a Ford Escape for a recent trip to Fla. and was glad to turn it in when the trip was over, but I really liked the Envoy. I find myself finding excuses to drive it. And the GM incentives (employee pricing) made it a no-brainer. I would buy another tomorrow if something happened to this one.


Best Features

Satellite radio, leather seating, CD Changer, adjustable pedals, rear seat adjustments for audio and comfort, memory seats.


Worst Features

I would like to see a little more substantial console set-up.


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By cowboy
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2005 GMC Envoy Denali 4WD 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A)


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Marshmallow springs, licorice whip sway bars...maybe with hot fudge it would be a treat, but for driving down the interstate or up a two-lane mountain road, this thing is scary.


Worst Features

Badge-engineer a 4Runner, Explorer, Durango, or whatever.


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