The GMC Envoy has a good basic design with roomy, quiet accommodations and a compliant ride. But handling is less than agile overall and sloppy at the limit. Braking isn't very good, either. We also found the front-seat-mounted safety belts uncomfortable. Stability control was made standard for 2006, which improves handling considerably in emergency situations.
Alerts
There are 5 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.
Fuel Economy & Emissions
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
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Owner Reports

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Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Reliability Trouble Spots
Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS standard. Side air bags available until 2004. Head protection air bags available from 2005, standard from 2008. ESC standard from 2006.
Road Test

The GMC Envoy has a good basic design with roomy, quiet accommodations and a compliant ride. But handling is less than agile overall and sloppy at the limit. Braking isn't very good, either. We also found the front-seat-mounted safety belts uncomfortable. Stability control was made standard for 2006, which improves handling considerably in emergency situations.

Seating
2 front, 3 rear
Drive Wheels
4WD, Rear
Warranty
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 4-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 4.2-liter 6 (291 hp)
  • 5.3-liter V8 (300 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2007 GMC Envoy owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Bushings

"Replaced 1 Aframe bushing. Replaced 2 rear suspension bags due to a sagging problem."

Anonymous, FL (2007 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)
Electronic or air suspension

"The rear suspension uses air bags. They started leaking. Factory bags were >$300 EACH. Found aftermarket bags for <$200 each. Did the installation myself - a piece of cake!"

Anonymous, AB (2007 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)

"Front A frame bushing and rear suspension airbags"

Anonymous, FL (2007 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)

"air leaks out of rear suspension. have not found leak yet"

Anonymous, PA (2007 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)

"Factory installed rear suspension air bags replaced because of air leak. Cost around $600"

Anonymous, CA (2007 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)
Shocks or struts

"they lose air overnight"

Anonymous, FL (2007 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)
Tie rods

"This Envoy eats tie rod ends for breakfast. This is the 3rd or 4th time they've been replaced due to wear. I do not believe it is caused by poor driving."

Anonymous, (2007 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Front outer Tie rods were worn and required replacement"

Anonymous, WI (2007 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)

"A tie rod was replaced by the previous owner in 2012. We had them and the ball joints replaced in 2015. This vehicle is driven on the street and rarely driven off road"

Anonymous, MI (2007 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Loose intake manifold bolts and 1 other easily fixed issue via google researsh"

Anonymous, FL (2007 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Evaporative control Solenoid malfunctioned. Had to have replaced to pass emissions test"

Anonymous, TX (2007 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor)

"Intermittent sensor issue with fuel evap recovery sensor causing check engine soon light to come on. Has been going on for the past several years. Many mechanic checks came back with no trouble found. Finally replaced the sensor which seemed to solve the problem but after about 9 months, captured another trouble flag for the same issue"

Anonymous, AZ (2007 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"It is P0496 Evap Emission System High . Will replace part"

Elizabeth V., NY (2007 GMC Envoy 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"engine light on, chugging sound, sluggish acceleration"

Anonymous, NJ (2007 GMC Envoy 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"throwing a code that appears to be a leak in the Evap system and appears to be a vac leak on the fuel sending unit"

Anonymous, NH (2007 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Seals and/or weather-stripping

"Driver side front axle seal has had to be replaced twice in 80,000 km, no other axle seals had an issue"

Brandon J., AB (2007 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Squeaks or rattles

"General squeaks and rattles I assume to be associated with the age of the vehicle"

Brandon J., AB (2007 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Car rattles more than it should."

Steven T., WA (2007 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)

"It sounds like a tail pipe or muffler is loose and makes a noise when going over a bump"

Anonymous, TN (2007 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Wind noise

"We get a fair amount of wind noise on the driver’s side. Weather stripping is failing."

Steven T., WA (2007 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Gauges

"fuel gauge was not working until gas tank float was replaced"

William K., CT (2007 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)
Heated or cooled seats

"After very frequent use, 230,000 km and 10 years, the seat heater on the driver's side finally failed. Dealer replacement of the element was reasonably priced"

Anonymous, AB (2007 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)
Tire pressure monitor

"Tire pressure monitor quit working on one tire only. Not worth fixing it because I can check easily with a manual pressure gauge. It is just a nuisance to have it displayed very time I drive."

Anonymous, OH (2007 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Warning lights

"Light with picture of engine stayed lit. No problem with engine."

Carol J., SC (2007 GMC Envoy Denali 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Wiper motor or washer

"Washer quit working. Problem with switch not the motor. Gradually wiper speeds went out until only the fast speed still worked. Repaired by replacing the multi-function switch on the column. It is very expensive, over $400 parts and labor."

Anonymous, OH (2007 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

What Owners Say

Thermostat

"Water pump replaced but did not have thermostat. Still having problems and took to have checked by different repair shop. Thermostat was not working stuck open"

Anonymous, TX (2007 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Water pump

"Had to replace the water pump"

Anonymous, UT (2007 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Water pump failure at over 120000 miles. Replaced"

Anonymous, NY (2007 GMC Envoy 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"The water pump was loose and worn; it was replaced in 2015"

Anonymous, MI (2007 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Found large puddle of liquid in garage. Had car towed to dealer and they replaced the water pump"

Anonymous, NE (2007 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

4WD/AWD components

"became uundrivable"

G J., WY (2007 GMC Envoy SLT 5.3-L V8)

"awd actuator needed replacing"

Anonymous, WY (2007 GMC Envoy SLT 5.3-L V8)
Differential

"We only found out about the differential because a bearing went out"

Anonymous, IN (2007 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Stability control (ESC)

"Failed sensor"

Anonymous, CT (2007 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Traction control

"The speed sensor in the right rear wheel would indicate a problem then go away. They found a code indicating the problem, replaced the sensor and it is fine now. Also the starter died after 135,000 miles, but that is pretty good to last that long"

Anonymous, MA (2007 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Normal routine brake wear

"Veh is stored from Oct. to May. We are both retired and this is our second veh used for the summer in Maine. Also easier to fit in tighter places to park."

Anonymous, ME (2007 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Again, same as Yucon. Brakes were found to need replacement when rotors were machined."

Anonymous, TN (2007 GMC Envoy SLT 5.3-L V8)
Rotors

"Rotors were worn beyond life; replaced all four rotors with new parts"

Anonymous, MI (2007 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"Same as the Yukon. Pulsating upon braking."

Anonymous, TN (2007 GMC Envoy SLT 5.3-L V8)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

A/C compressor

"Hasn't worked in 18 months, have attempted to have it repaired but it doesn't last"

Anonymous, (2007 GMC Envoy Unsure 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Automatic climate control

"outside air temperature sensors quit working properly causing the A/C to think it was below freezing and therefore the A/C would not cool."

Anonymous, FL (2007 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Blower (fan) motor

"The fan controller that sits in the airway failed and all functioning of the AC/heat system stopped!"

Anonymous, WA (2007 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Refrigerant leaks

"recharged system with leak stop 134a"

Anonymous, PA (2007 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Gear selector or linkage

"The gear selector cable broke, but it was able to be repaired quickly"

Anonymous, TX (2007 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

"gear selector cable"

Ralph B., FL (2007 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Slipping transmission

"At a stop sign, the vehicle would not move in forward gears. Was able to reverse it and get out of the roadway. Towed to dealer where it was repaired"

Anonymous, NE (2007 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

CD player

"Quit working"

Mark C., KY (2007 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)
In-dash navigation system (GPS)

"GPS is dependent on CD player. CD player quit working, therefore rendering GPS disk inoperable"

Mark C., KY (2007 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)
Speakers

"Speakers in the Back no longer working. has a short."

Anonymous, ME (2007 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Engine computer

"Doesn't want to reset on its own"

Anonymous, UT (2007 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)
Engine mounts

"Mounts wore out and were replaced"

Anonymous, TX (2007 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Exhaust manifold

"Exhaust manifold gaskets leaked air causing the "check engine" light to come on."

Anonymous, FL (2007 GMC Envoy SLT 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Engine rebuild or replacement

"THE ENGINE BLEW UNEXPECTEDLY."

John C., LA (2007 GMC Envoy 4.2-L 6 Cyl)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Spark plugs or wires failure

"Misfiring caused by old spark plugs"

Anonymous, FL (2007 GMC Envoy Denali 5.3-L V8)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

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