2007 GMC Envoy Review

May 23, 2023
David Sunnyside

2007 gmc envoy review

When GMC revived the Envoy name in 2002, it was for a new midsize SUV that looked like a corporate twin to the Chevrolet TrailBlazer. Although the two share similar mechanical hardware, the Envoy differentiated itself with altered exterior styling, a more upscale interior and added standard features. Unfortunately, the Envoy was never quite able to match the capabilities of class standouts such as the Ford Explorer/Mercury Mountaineer twins and Toyota 4Runner. On the plus side, a roomy cabin with plenty of cargo space, a capable towing capacity and peppy performance made the Envoy an acceptable choice for those seeking an affordable off-roader.

A 4.2-liter inline-six or a 5.3-liter V-8 powers the regular and SLT trim levels, while the Denali gets a 6.2-liter V-8 with GM's Active Fuel Management system to maximize efficiency by shutting off four of its cylinders when it's not needed. Either way, the Envoy offers a comfortable ride and plenty of cargo space for five people. The optional rear-seat DVD player helps keep passengers entertained on long trips.

Reliability Score

With the recommended maintenance schedule, most 2007 gmc envoy owners should be able to get up to 200,000 miles out of this rugged SUV without any major problems. However, a number of common issues have plagued this model in the past, including electrical failures (rear window defroster/defrosting, power windows/switches, air conditioning, door locks/keys), transmission issues, axle/front/rear differential and issues with the fuel gauge/fuel pump.

The most significant change for 2007 was the deletion of the long-wheelbase, seven-passenger Envoy XL trim. The remaining five-passenger models receive a new roof rack, a tire-pressure monitor and the addition of a standard rear-seat DVD player.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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