Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), also known as "sticker" price, is a recommended selling price that automakers give a new car that is above the invoice price paid by the dealer. It is a price that does not include any options that can be added to a particular car style. When shown as a range, the prices are starting MSRPs, without options, for multiple styles for that model.
This price range reflects the Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value for all trim levels, but not necessarily all available options.
The Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value represents the amount an auto dealer might ask for a specific vehicle; the actual sale price will vary. A vehicle's popularity, condition, warranty, color and local market conditions are factors involved in determining a final price. The retail value is not a trade-in or private party value.
The Suggested Retail value assumes that the vehicle has been fully reconditioned and has a clean title history. The Suggested Retail value also allows for advertising, sales commissions, insurance and other costs of doing business as a dealer. Most vehicles offered at this price have passed an inspection, and some may carry a warranty. Vehicle mileage is assumed to be normal or below normal.
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By Rick Popely
December 1, 1999
Vehicle Overview The Envoy, like the GMC Jimmy, is a twin of the Chevrolet Blazer with a few twists. The Envoy is an upscale GMC exclusive that comes only as a four-door with luxury features such as wood interior trim, leather upholstery, heated front seats, a trip computer and a Bose sound system with a CD changer. Oldsmobile offers a model similar to the Envoy as the Bravada.
Interior The Envoy comes standard with leather seats and Zebrano wood accents. The front bucket reclining seats have four-way adjustable headrests; the driver's seat come standard with two-position memory.
Exterior Consumers have a choice of either a liftgate that swings up or a tailgate that drops down. With either, the rear window opens separately and flips up. The spare tire is stored beneath the rear of the vehicle, which has advantages over other options but makes tire changes more awkward.
Under the Hood The Envoy comes standard with with a 190-horsepower, 4.3-liter Vortec V-6 and is the only powerplant available. A full-time 4WD automatic transmission is, again, the only available choice. The Autotrac 4WD can be locked out or locked into a low setting for off-roading.