• (4.5) 6 reviews
  • Available Prices: $6,087–$14,795
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 17-18
  • Engine: 300-hp, 5.3-liter V-8 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Seats: 5
2009 GMC Envoy

Our Take on the Latest Model 2009 GMC Envoy

What We Don't Like

  • Fuel economy
  • Aging platform

Notable Features

  • Side curtain airbags
  • Fuel-saving cylinder deactivation in V-8 models
  • RWD or 4WD
  • Standard stability system

2009 GMC Envoy Reviews

Vehicle Overview
GMC revived the Envoy name for 2002 on a new midsize SUV related to the Chevrolet TrailBlazer. All models are available in rear- or four-wheel-drive powertrains. The Envoy comes with an inline-six-cylinder engine, while the high-end Denali edition gets its own V-8 powertrain with cylinder deactivation. Competitors include the Ford Explorer, Jeep Grand Cherokee and Toyota 4Runner. The Envoy can seat five people.

New for 2009
There are no significant changes for the 2009 GMC Envoy.

Exterior
A shield-shaped convex grille, wedged headlamps and boldly defined character lines help the Envoy fit in with GMC's 'professional grade' theme. The upscale Denali edition also features a honeycomb grille with an integrated air dam to channel air to the engine. The Envoy measures 191.6 inches in length and 74.7 inches wide, similar to the 4Runner and Explorer but wider and longer than the Grand Cherokee.

  • Chrome bodyside moldings
  • Standard 17-inch aluminum wheels
  • Optional 18-inch high-polished forged-aluminum wheels
  • Two-wheel-drive Envoy Denali gets 20-inch polished-aluminum wheels
  • Available assist steps


Interior
The Envoy has reclining front buckets and a split, folding rear bench seat. Interior appointments in the Denali version include leather seats with French-seam stitching. All Envoys come with standard quiet packaging, which includes a laminated windshield and strategically placed sound insulation material.

Cargo volume behind the back seats measures 43.7 cubic feet. With the bench folded down, the Envoy offers 80.1 cubic feet of cargo space, which is similar to the Explorer but more than the 4Runner's 75.1 cubic feet and the Grand Cherokee's 67.4 cubic feet.
  • Standard leather-wrapped steering wheel
  • Standard cruise control
  • Optional power-adjustable pedals
  • Optional Bose audio and navigation system
  • New Bluetooth phone connectivity


Under the Hood
All Envoys come with a four-speed automatic transmission. Envoys are available with rear-wheel drive or Autotrac four-wheel drive, which incorporates a two-speed transfer case. The only engine offered is an inline-six-cylinder; Denali trims come with an upgraded V-8.
  • 285-horsepower, 4.2-liter inline-six-cylinder (276 pounds-feet of torque)
  • 300-hp, 5.3-liter V-8 (321 pounds-feet of torque) featuring cylinder-deactivation technology, which increases fuel economy by shutting off four cylinders at highway speeds
  • Air-adjustable load-leveling suspension system (Denali edition)
  • Engine block heater (optional on four-wheel-drive models)


Safety
No side-impact thorax airbags are offered, but side curtain airbags for the first and second rows can sense an impending rollover and deploy. Standard safety features include:
  • Side curtain airbags for first and second rows
  • Four-disc antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system
  • Traction control


Consumer Reviews

(4.5)

Average based on 6 reviews

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Cberns17

by Cberns17 from Cornelius, NC on June 24, 2017

Hate to sell but don't need car anymore. It's is one of the most comfortable, easy to drive cars I ever had. Great size, great shape and low miles.

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2009 GMC Envoy Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on GMC Envoy Denali

Head Restraints and Seats
P
Moderate overlap front
A
Side
M

IIHS Ratings

Based on GMC Envoy Denali

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
P
Overall Rear
P
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
A

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
A
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
M
Structure/safety cage
A

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
A
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
P
Overall Side
M
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
M
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on GMC Envoy Denali

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on GMC Envoy Denali

Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/100,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/100,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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