Do you find yourself attracted to the reasonable size and off-road ability of the Chevrolet TrailBlazer, but feel your position in life requires you to drive something a bit more upscale? Well, you're in luck, because that's exactly what you'll find in the 2009 GMC Envoy and Envoy Denali. Though identical to the TrailBlazer under the skin, the Envoy visually excels beyond its Chevrolet counterpart with its upscale exterior, plush interior and, for those who can afford the extra premium, high-end Denali trim package. The Envoy is extremely flexible, offering a choice of six- or eight-cylinder engines with two-wheel or four-wheel drive. When equipped with the V8 and the optional tow package, the Envoy can pull up to 6,600 pounds.
"I have had this car for about 4 years now...bought it new in 2006. This was the first SUV I have owned and it took me 6 months of research and shopping around to finally decide. I have put about 74,000 miles on it and still runs great. We have taken it across the US quit a few times with no problem whatsoever. The only things we have had a problem with were the fuel gauge and a bearing under the hood...both of which were covered under warranty. At about 25,000 was the repair for the gauge and at 72,000 for the bearing. (Thank God for extended warranties.) Neither of which made it impossible to drive the car.
The only thing I didnt like was the loud humming noise the car would produce in idle and while accelerating...but come to fine out that is common and it is because of the bearing under the hood needing to be replaced. So for those of you who may have this similar problem that could be the reason for it. Another is the gas mileage is not the greatest but the car is so comfy to travel in that it makes up for it.
Those of you looking to purchase an Envoy I would say go for it...I have the XL which has been taken away and Replaced with the Acadia but the 5 seater is still out there. If looking for a 7 seater I would say go for the Acadia...that is also a good vehicle to own.
I have absolutely no regrets in the purchase of this vehicle.... it fits my family of 6 great and I couldnt ask for more."
"Pro's: exterior styling, 4WD,adjustable pedals, highway handling,great sight lines, upgraded interior, lots of room for cargo and passengers, satellite radio and ONSTAR,running boards, inline-6 gives V8 power; dashboard controls are very driver friendly, plenty of rear seat room
Average gas mileage, seats could be a little more comfy, cup holders are not located coorectly, should have redesigned console for accessiblity and storage,"