GMC Envoy Models and Envoy History

In 1998, the GMC Envoy was introduced as a luxury version of the mid-sized sport utility Jimmy. Standard equipped with four-wheel drive the 1998 GMC Envoy was powered by a 4.3-liter Vortec V-6 engine connected to a four-speed automatic transmission. Lavishly equipped, the 1998 Envoy included four-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock braking system, 15-inch alloy wheels, leather seating and a six-speaker stereo system as standard equipment.


A complete change to the positioning of the Envoy occurred in 2002. GMC’s all-new mid-sized sport utility vehicle dropped the Jimmy name in the United States resulting in the broad promotion of the Envoy name. Based on a new platform with the choice of two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive variants, the 2002 GMC Envoy line-up was powered by a 4.2-liter Vortec V-6 featuring variable valve timing. Initially generating 270 horsepower, later model years resulted in 285 horsepower being coaxed from the six-cylinder engine. Eight-cylinder power debuted with the conventional wheelbase Envoy for 2005 as a high-end Denali version was added. A 300-horsepower, 5.3-liter V-8 engine using Displacement on Demand technology was standard with the 2005 GMC Envoy Denali.


Other features on the Envoy Denali included rain-sensing windshield wipers and a wood grain and leather interior. Enhancements to safety on the GMC Envoy resulted with the addition of standard Stabilitrak electronic stability control and OnStar in 2006. For 2008, side curtain airbags were added to all models. Reflecting a changing trend in the North American automobile market, the truck-based Envoy faded after the 2009 model year as the GMC Acadia crossover filled the product void.

New and Used Envoy Prices, GMC Envoy Model Years and History

A midsize SUV with a comfortable ride, the 2009 GMC Envoy offers the luxurious Denali trim in addition to two other styles.
A SUV with seating for seven, the 2008 GMC Envoy is available in a four different trim choices up to the Denali which is powered by a 300hp 5.3L V8.
The 2007 GMC Envoy is a five-passenger SUV available with 2WD or 4WD and a V6 or V8 engine to choose from.
The 2006 GMC Envoy is a mid-size SUV with seating for five passengers and it is available with a V6 or V8 and a choice between 2WD or 4WD.
The smallest SUV in the GMC lineup, the 2005 GMC Envoy seats five passengers, is available with 2WD or 4WD, and comes very well equipped.
The 2004 GMC Envoy is a five-passenger SUV that comes standard with a 275 hp six-cylinder and can be purchased with 2WD or 4WD.
The 2003 GMC Envoy is a mid-size SUV that seats up to five passengers and is powered by a 4.2L six-cylinder which generates 275 hp.
A five-passenger SUV with loads of cargo space, the 2002 GMC Envoy is equipped with a 270 hp 4.2L six-cylinder engine.
The 2000 GMC Envoy is a mid-size SUV similar to the Chevrolet Blazer, but loaded with more standard features.
The 1999 GMC Envoy is a mid-size premium SUV that comes standard with AWD and a 190 hp 4.3L V6 engine.
A mid-size premium SUV, the 1998 GMC Envoy seats five passengers and comes standard with 4WD.