2009 GMC Envoy

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2009 GMC Envoy

Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

Rear-wheel drive



The good:

  • Performance
  • Ride comfort
  • Steering feel
  • Quietness

The bad:

  • Fuel economy
  • Aging platform

4 trims

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Notable features

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

2009 GMC Envoy review: Our expert's take

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.

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

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)

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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior 4.1
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value 4.3
  • Exterior 4.2
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews


It will probably out live me.

Best vehicle l have ever owned. Very little had to be repaired or replaced so far. I keep up the maintenance, such as oil changes & check ups etc. Always reliable for home town driving or across the state trips. Best investment l ever made in a vehicle.


This car rides so smooth

This is a Beautiful car. I feel like I'm floating on the river when I'm driving. It has enough room for all of my grandchildren.


Very comfortable ride and very dependable

This is my second Envoy. Bought the first one when they first came out in 2001 and sold it in 2011. Bought the second one in 2011 and I just listed it for sale. Thats 17 years of driving an Envoy and i was never left broke down on the side of the road. Great vehicle. Hope the Acadia can live up to that!

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by GMC
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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