2005 GMC Envoy

SLE RWD 4-Dr Sport Utility I6 auto trans

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The GMC Envoy was launched for 2002 as an upscale, "professional grade" iteration of the prolific General Motors GMT-360 midsize SUV platform that has spawned the Buick Rainier, Chevrolet TrailBlazer, Oldsmobile Bravada, and most recently, the Saab 9-7x. The Envoy's high feature content, strong powertrains, impressive on- and off-road ability, and varied work talents earned it praise and distinction. For 2005, the Envoy range is expanded with new Envoy Denali and Denali XL models. As with other GMC truck lines, Denali models tout upgraded interior trim and bigger standard engines. Most noteworthy of the Denali add-ons is the 5.3-liter/300-horse V-8. When it comes to fuel efficiency, Displacement on Demand, which deactivates certain cylinders while cruising, compensates for the V-8 XL's weight penalty. Other trim levels are equipped standard with a 4.2-liter inline six-cylinder engine making 275 horsepower. Both powerplants can drive the rear wheels, with part-time four-wheel-drive a desirable upgrade. Unfortunately, 2005 will be the last model year for the transformable Envoy XUV. The idea of an SUV that could turn into a pickup sounded brilliant in theory, but the miniscule bed opening left auto shoppers wondering how many giraffes they would possibly need to haul, and slow sales of this pricey variant have prompted GMC to cancel production.
All Envoys feature dual-stage front driver and passenger airbags. To lessen the possibility of injury caused by deployment, the airbags fire at a reduced rate for modest impacts and more quickly for severe crashes. Side curtain airbags, which protect passengers' heads in a collision or rollover, are optional. Stopping the 4,800-pound SUV are four-wheel disc brakes with dual-piston calipers and ABS. An OnStar system with recently improved voice recognition software comes standard on all models. Conspicuously absent from the options list are stability and traction control. GM remains one of the few manufacturers that don't offer stability control on their midsize SUVs--both Toyota and Ford include it as standard. Thankfully, this feature will be standard equipment on 2006 Envoys.
The GMC Envoy appeals the domestic-vehicle loyalist looking for a right-sized sport/ute with a classy, masculine flavor. Numerous variations allow shoppers to find the right bodystyle and powertrain combination for their needs and budget. The supersized XL bridges the mid- and full-size segments for shoppers who need a third row of seats, but who don't relish the parking and fuel-filling challenges of a true larger-scale vehicle. The Envoy makes easy work of hauling a trailer, with either powertrain. For those with limited towing demands, the six-cylinder provides a good compromise between performance and economy. There are a numerous comfort features to go along with the utility, and the upmarket Denali trim provides an even better dressed interior and abundant convenience gadgets. As the years have passed, the Envoy concedes refinement leadership--especially in its interior--to newer competitors. The Envoy is further hindered by an IntelliChoice Ownership Cost Value Rating that sees most iterations fall between Average and Worse than Average.

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2005 GMC Envoy Specifications

Quick Glance:
Engine
4.2L I6Engine
Fuel economy City:
16 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
21 MPG
Horsepower:
275 hp @ 6000rpm
Torque:
275 ft lb of torque @ 3600rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer RearABS
  • Electronic Traction Control (optional)
  • Electronic Stability Control (optional)
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front (optional)
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation (optional)
Vehicle
36,000 miles / 36 months
Powertrain
36,000 miles / 36 months
Corrosion
100,000 miles / 72 months
Roadside
36,000 miles / 36 months
Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:34:10
Component
VISIBILITY:WINDSHIELD
Summary
CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES FAIL TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 212, 'WINDSHIELD MOUNTING.' THE WINDSHIELD URETHANE BEAD MAY NOT HAVE ADHERED TO THE BODY IN CERTAIN AREAS DURING THE CURE PROCESS.
Consequences
IF A CRASH OCCURS, THE WINDSHIELD MAY NOT BE RETAINED, INCREASING THE RISK OF INJURY TO A VEHICLE OCCUPANT.
Remedy
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE WINDSHIELD FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 10, 2005. OWNERS MAY CONTACT BUICK AT 1-866-608-8080, CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438, OR GMC AT 1-866-996-9463.
Potential Units Affected
17,815
Notes
GENERAL MOTORS CORP.


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:34:30
Component
EXTERIOR LIGHTING:HEADLIGHTS
Summary
CERTAIN MAXZONE HEADLIGHT ASSEMBLIES, DEPO BRAND, P/NO 335-1120L-AS, SOLD FOR USE AS AFTERMARKET EQUIPMENT FOR THE ABOVE LISTED PASSENGER VEHICLES. DURING PRODUCTION THE LAMP HOUSING SHAPE DEFORMED DISTORTING THE ASSEMBLY ANGLE OF THE REFLECTOR AND INFLUENCED THE AIMING POSITION. THESE HEADLAMPS FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.
Consequences
DECREASED LIGHTING VISIBILITY MAY RESULT IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
Remedy
MAXZONE WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER REIMBURSEMENT FOR ANY NONCOMPLIANT HEADLIGHTS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON FEBRUARY 16, 2007. OWNERS MAY CONTACT MAXZONE AT 909-822-3288.
Potential Units Affected
308
Notes
MAXZONE AUTO PARTS CORPORATION


Recall Date
12-31-1969:21:34:21
Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL
Summary
CERTAIN VEHICLES ORIGINALLY BUILT WITH CLOTH SEATS THAT WERE EQUIPPED WITH AN AUTOMATIC AIR BAG PASSENGER SENSING SYSTEM AND LATER REUPHOLSTERED WITH AFTERMARKET LEATHER SEAT COVER KITS ARE INVOLVED. TESTING HAS INDICATED THAT THE AFTERMARKET LEATHER SEAT COVERS CAN CAUSE THE PASSENGER SENSING SYSTEM TO MALFUNCTION.
Consequences
IF THE PASSENGER SENSING SYSTEM MALFUNCTIONS, THE FRONT AIR BAG ON THE PASSENGER SIDE MAY BE DISABLED WHEN IT SHOULD BE ENABLED, OR ENABLED WHEN IT SHOULD BE DISABLED. IN EITHER CASE, IN THE EVENT OF A CRASH THAT REQUIRES AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT, A FRONT PASSENGER'S LEVEL OF INJURY MAY BE INCREASED.
Remedy
BECAUSE A REPLACEMENT LEATHER SEAT COVER THAT IS COMPATIBLE WITH THE PASSENGER SENSING SYSTEM IS NOT AVAILABLE, GENERAL MOTORS (GM) WILL REPURCHASE THESE VEHICLES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS STATED IN GM'S LETTER TO OWNERS. THE RECALL BEGAN ON NOVEMBER 6, 2006. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT GM AT 1-877-477-1022 TO BEGIN THE PROCESS OF REPURCHASING THEIR VEHICLE.
Potential Units Affected
794
Notes
GENERAL MOTORS CORP.


NHTSA Rating Front Driver
3
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
4
NHTSA Rating Front Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
5
NHTSA Rating Rollover
3
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
Marginal
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
IIHS Best Pick
N/R
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Applicable
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R

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