How reliable is a GMC Envoy?

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How reliable is a GMC Envoy?

It rides wonderfully and is very reliable for the most part. Although, I wouldn’t purchase the 2005 or 2006 Envoy again. The 2006 has at least been recalled for faulty headlight problem and not the recall for the 2005 light problem.

How many miles do GMC Envoys last?

With proper maintenance it can last from 150,000 to over 400,000 miles. Without proper maintenance You will be like to get between 75,000 to 100,000 out of it. To properly take care of the Envoy You should follow the recommended maintenance schedule for the vehicle which should be listed in the owner’s manual.

What kind of engine does a 2008 GMC Envoy have?

inline six-cylinder Vortec
Under the hood, the 2008 GMC Envoy SLE and SLT models pack a 4.2-liter inline six-cylinder Vortec engine that puts out 291 horsepower and 277 pound-feet of torque.

What was the last year GMC Envoy was made?


GMC Envoy
Production 1997–2008
Model years 1998–2000 2002–2009
Assembly United States: Moraine Assembly (Moraine, Ohio) United States: Oklahoma City Assembly (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) (XL and XUV models only)
Body and chassis

Why did GMC stop making the Envoy?

GM first eliminated the seven-passenger GMC Envoy XL in 2006. It discontinued the Chevy Trailblazer EXT SUV at that time too as gasoline prices inched toward $3 a gallon, stalling SUV sales. GM said it will cut production of five sedans in 2019: Chevrolet Impala, Cruze and Volt, plus Buick LaCrosse and Cadillac CT6.

Are GMC Envoys good in snow?

The Envoy is stable, dependable and with automatic or full time 4 wheel drive it plows through snow and ice covered roads well. Most of the time it turns around in the drive with 5-6 inches of fresh snow without 4 wheel drive engaged.

What transmission does a 2008 GMC Envoy have?

four-speed automatic transmission
All models come with a four-speed automatic transmission. Safety features include GM’s StabiliTrak electronic stability control and 4-wheel disc brakes. The GMC Envoy is a versatile, sophisticated, and highly capable SUV.

Is a 2008 GMC Envoy rear wheel drive?

Envoys have either rear-wheel drive or Autotrac four-wheel drive, which incorporates a two-speed transfer case. All-disc antilock brakes, electronic stability control and side curtain airbags and a tire pressure monitoring system are standard.

Do GMC Envoys have transmission problems?

They’re often easy to notice. 2006 GMC Envoy transmission problems can show up as shifting delays, grinding or jumping during acceleration, a feeling of shakiness, or whistling noises and a burning smell coming from under the hood.

Are GMC Envoys good vehicles?

The Envoy is without doubt the best vehicle I have owned in nearly 50 years of driving. It retains good resale value, has good gas mileage; some of the best towing capability for it’s class, and has been extremely reliable. I now have 127,000 miles on it and have looked for a low mileage 2009 SLT as a trade…

What’s the tow rating for a 2008 GMC Envoy?

In’s opinion, the 2008 GMC Envoy’s ride is quite soft, but can be bouncy on the roughest roads; its handling isn’t very crisp or secure, either. Both engines can be equipped with either rear- or four-wheel drive. The Envoy’s maximum tow rating is 6,600 pounds.

What kind of rating does GMC Envoy get?

In National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash tests, the 2008 GMC Envoy earned five stars (the best possible) for its protection of front and rear passengers in the side-impact test. That agency’s frontal-impact tests resulted in a subpar three-star rating for the driver and a four-star rating for the front passenger.

How old is the 2008 GMC Envoy SLT?

We purchased our 2008 GMC Envoy SLT with 10,000 miles on it and one year old. Now we have over 250,000 on it and would not trade it for anything new and free. The best way to describe the old school, body on frame, straight six SUV is SOLID.

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