GMC Envoy
Vehicle Make/Model Specifications:
Make: GMC
Model: Envoy
GMC Envoy

The Jimmy was replaced in 1998 by a far superior model. The GMC Envoy is a Sport Utility Vehicle from the GMC marquee of General Motors. It was introduced as a luxury version of the Jimmy for the 1998 model year, the same year the Jimmy was restyled. While the GMC Envoy shares a platform with the Chevrolet TrailBlazer, the styling is quite different. Early versions of the model used the 270 hp (201 kW) Vortec 4200 engine, while later Envoys stepped up to 275 hp (205 kW). To the delight of drivers, this rating grew to 291 hp for the 2006 model year. All Envoys have 4-wheel disc brakes and a Displacement on Demand 5.3 L V8 was used beginning in 2005. Not only is the Envoy popular among consumers, it has been recognized by the automotive press as well. The Envoy was Motor Trend magazine's Sport Utility of the Year for 2002 and the 4200 Vortec I6 engine has been named to Ward's 10 Best Engines list annually since its introduction. One of the most unique elements of the Envoy was the possibility of a useable 3rd row that was comfortable enough for a 6-foot passenger in the 7-passenger Envoy XL version. This was really remarkable and truly unheard of with previous models. This spaciousness is possible because the vehicle is 16 in (406 mm) longer and has a higher roofline, which allows for easier access to the third row of seats. The roof doesn't appear from the outside to be any different and that is attributed to the standard roof racks that hide the extra height. In 2005, a Denali luxury version of the Envoy became available which was a really nicely equipped version of an already impressive automobile. The Envoy Denali features the hallmark bullet pattern grille and an upgraded interior with luxury car-like features such as heated power seats, extensive wood grain trim, and rain-sensing windshield wipers. Prices for the Envoy Denali will run the buyer a little higher and range from $37,145 to $42,750; prices for the Envoy XL Denali are even greater and range from $38,575 to $43,895.

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