2008 GMC Envoy | new car review

Posted on Sep 23, 2008 by


The family includes a broad lineup of versatile and highly capable SUVs. The standard Envoy is a five-passenger SUV with two rows of comfortable seats coming in SLE and SLT forms. These are compelling alternatives to the Ford Explorer and other mid-size SUVs. The Envoy comes with a smooth, powerful inline six-cylinder engine that has been suitably tweaked for . For those wanting more room to shift additional passengers, the Envoy XL adds an additional row of seats. To top up the range, the Denali version is the most sophisticated in the lineup.

The list of goodies is impressive with even the base SLE and goes upward in other models.

The GMC Envoy draws its strength from a small block 294hp 4.2-litre V6 engine with shifting tasks entrusted to a 4-speed automatic transmission and an Autotrack 2-speed transfer case. The XL gets the base 4.2-litre V6 as well as GM’s Vortec 344hp 5.3-litre V8 engine equipped with GM’s innovative Displacement on Demand (DOD)  technology for additional fuel efficiency.

The Envoy has dual front airbags and anti-lock disc brakes on all wheels. Optional safety add-ons include front-side airbags.

The GMC Envoy is quite an anomaly in the sense that it quite close to both the bigger Yukon and smaller Captiva in size, with just a few inches differing all three. The repeatedly lipstick lacquered Envoy isn’t meant to be a pretty truck. It’s not that it’s ugly, just dull to the extent of being almost an archetype SUV – big, boxy and vaguely  macho.

Technical Specifications

Engine4.2-litre V65.3-litre V8
Power291 bhp302 bhp
Torque377 Nm447 Nm
Price Range

Starts from UAE Dirhams 109900*



* Prices are indicative and may vary at the time of purchase. All prices are ex-Dubai showrooms. Please check with your local dealer for current prices and offers.


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