Used 2008 GMC Envoy SUV
GMC Envoy SUV
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Do you find yourself attracted to the reasonable size and good fuel economy 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 2008 GMC Envoy. 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 tow up to 6,600 pounds.
You'll Like This Car If...
If you need a big SUV but can't make the Yukon's size or price fit your driving needs, the 2008 GMC Envoy holds the answer. It has excellent front-and rear-seat legroom, lots of headroom and a fair amount of cargo space.
You May Not Like This Car If...
The 2008 GMC Envoy is a well-rounded SUV, but some observers think that the lack of independent rear suspension is a detriment.
What's New for 2008
The 2008 Envoy now features XM Satellite Radio as standard equipment, along with head-curtain side airbags.
On the road, you'll find the 2008 GMC Envoy's ride to be extremely comfortable, with a firm suspension that soaks up most road imperfections before they ever reach the passenger compartment. Extreme lean and dive are kept in check by the complex five-link rear suspension and double A-arms up front. Though the Envoy exhibits some body lean in sharp turns, it does so gradually and never imparts the feeling of being top-heavy. This may be the Envoy's greatest attribute. It offers a car-like ride but still has the ground clearance and suspension settings to take it far off-road.
Adjustable Foot Pedals
The optional power-adjustable foot pedals make finding a comfortable driving position a breeze.
The Envoy's optional rear-seat DVD player is a great way to keep the kids amused on long trips.
The Envoy's interior is typical GMC: simple and clean. The seating is firm, and the instrument panel controls are handsomely adorned with wood trim and sturdy black plastic. Backlit power-window buttons and steering wheel-mounted controls are two of the Envoy's finer features - details too often overlooked by other manufacturers. Safety features include standard head-curtain side airbags for front- and rear-seat outboard passengers. The airbags are tied to an advanced rollover detection system capable of determining if and when deployment is necessary. Unfortunately, with the discontinuation of the larger XL versions, the Envoy no longer offers the option of a third-row seat, limiting its passenger capacity to five persons.
The 2008 GMC Envoy strikes a rugged yet refined pose that seems equally comfortable off-road or at valet parking. Tall doors make it easy to get in without bumping your head, and there's enough glass around the sides to give the driver a good 360-degree view. The Envoy's generous ground clearance creates a high step-in height, but not so extreme it requires the use of a grab handle. The Envoy features a lift-up rear window, which allows placing smaller items inside the cargo hold without having to open the full tailgate. Although the Envoy design has been around a few years, it still looks good, especially in Denali form.
Notable Standard Equipment
The 2008 GMC Envoy SLE features a powerful in-line six-cylinder engine, dual-zone manual air conditioning, four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes (ABS), Stabilitrak, illuminated entry, keyless remote, cruise control, tire pressure monitoring system, power liftgate release, dual power mirrors, AM/FM stereo with CD, head-curtain side airbags, XM Satellite Radio, rear window wiper/washer and aluminum wheels. The SLT model adds a garage door opener, heated mirrors, eight-way power driver's seat and the TravelNote digital recorder. The Denali trim features a V8 engine, revised grille and front bumper, heated leather seats, power-adjustable passenger seat and 18-inch polished aluminum wheels.
Notable Optional Equipment
Options for the Envoy include four-wheel drive, a 5.3-liter V8, power moonroof, rear DVD entertainment system, limited-slip rear differential, rear load-leveling suspension, locking rear axle, navigation, 20-inch wheels (Denali), and power-adjustable foot pedals.
Under the Hood
The 4.2-liter in-line six-cylinder engine is all the Envoy needs, unless it will be towing something really big. The Vortec 4200 engine is very impressive and offers the pulling power of a small V8 without the added thirst for fuel. The 5.3-liter V8 delivers a little more horsepower and a usable increase in torque, and at lower engine speeds, and its Active Fuel Management technology helps improve highway fuel economy by cutting fuel to four of the eight cylinders when they're not all needed.
4.2-liter in-line 6
285 horsepower @ 6000 rpm
276 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4800 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 14/20 (2WD), 14/20 (4WD)
300 horsepower @ 5300 rpm
321 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 14/20 (2WD), 13/19 (4WD)
A two-wheel-drive 2008 GMC Envoy SLE's Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starts a little over $27,500, while the SLT trim starts around $31,500. A fully-loaded four-wheel drive Denali tops out just over $40,000. To help you make your best deal, be sure to arm yourself with the Fair Purchase Price before you start negotiations - it shows the typical transaction prices consumers are paying for their cars in your area. As for resale, the Envoy does not hold its value as well as the Toyota 4Runner, Volkswagen Touareg2 or Acura MDX. With the exception of the Denali, the Envoy six- and eight-cylinder models mirror the Ford Explorer and trail slightly behind the Dodge Durango in projected resale values.
GMC Envoy Consumer Reviews
November 21, 2018
I'm amazed at how reliable "she" still is. No trouble, whatsoever, aside from general maintenance over all these years.
May 07, 2018
Great Tow Vehicle not so great back seats
My wife and I purchased this SUV to tow our 5,000 pound camper. Ours has the straight six and it tows quite well. Towing over the...
October 05, 2017
One owner car
I bought this car new. I am the only one to have ever owned this car. The maintenance has always been done. I simply wanted a new car....
September 28, 2017
very good condition;loaded with all the goodies
wifes car only drive around town.Health has gone bad and not able to drive anymore,have no need for two vehicles.Has been a very...
November 10, 2016
Very reliable vehicle.
I personally love the Envoy. It is a very reliable vehicle and comes with a lot to offer, like heated seats. It is spacious and runs...
June 20, 2016
I've owned my Envoy for 9 years already and haven't had any issues with it. I've been in two "t-bone" accidents and no major damage was...
June 10, 2016
Excellent SUV, with over 177,000 miles.
Second owner since 22k miles. SLT model with 4 wheel drive. Normal friction items replaced, brakes, tires. The fan clutch was replaced....
February 01, 2016
Reliable and great in snow
Bought my Envoy with 75,000 miles and now have 211,000. This has been a great SUV. Normal replacement of tires, filters, spark plugs,...
January 22, 2016
This has been a great vehicle
bought it used with 85,000 on it. practically no major repairs. starts every day even at 20 below zero. very reliable suv.
January 01, 2016
Good Mid-Sized SUV
I have the 2008 Denali 4x4 that I purchased new. I needed something to replace our S10 Blazer and it had to be something that could tow...