The GMC Envoy was a midsize SUV that enabled the drivers to get to their destinations in a speedy manner, all thanks to its 4.2-liter inline six engine and 291 horsepower. If that was not enough, the vehicle engine gave its power smoothly across the rev range and helped the 4,967 lbs. leviathan scoot from zero to 60 mph in less than nine seconds.
This SUV was not just great for family getaways to the mountains or the beach. It was also dependable when it came to towing (6,300 lbs.).
The GMC Envoy was a platform twin to the Chevy TrailBlazer and other vehicles like Oldsmobile, Saab, and Buick models. It was a usual body-on-frame SUV that came in two-wheel-drive and four-wheel-drive configurations.
The SUV was available in different trims such as SLT, SLE, and Denali. The SLE and SLT trims had a typical 285 horsepower 4.2-liter, inline six-cylinder engine. On the other hand, the Denali models were built with a 300 horsepower 5.3-liter V8 engine. Owners of this vehicle also got the usual safety features that include electronic stability control, airbags, and 4-wheel anti-lock brake discs.
There was an unusual model that was launched in the market. The GMC Envoy XUV was sold in 2004 and 2005. Though unusual, people loved this model due to its functionality because it can be used as an SUV and pickup truck at the same time. Even if it didn't create a mark in the consumers or even last for a long time, it was still branded as a multitalented SUV.
There was no GMC Envoy 2001 model. The first generation was sold from 1998 until 2000, whereas the second generation was offered from 2002 to 2009.
It was in 2009 when the GMC Envoy stopped in production. The company closed the plant in Moraine, Ohio last December 23, 2008, which ended all the GMT360 products. In fact, the shutting down of the factory was the subject of the documentary that HBO had done and was entitled
The Last Truck: Closing of a G.M. Plant. It was a very emotional year for the company.