2003 GMC Envoy SLE 4.2 liter, 6 cyclinder from North America


The envoy has been a reliable, comfortable and fun vehicle


Steering wheel began to squeak in very cold weather, <10 degrees in the first two months.

When using my right turn signal, my hazards came on at about 20,000 miles.

Minor recalls have been satisfactorily addressed including windshield wiper module and tail lights.

General Comments:

Overall it has been a solid SUV.

I have driven the vehicle from New York State to Utah and back. Went over the continental divide 3 times. The vehicle kept pushing on without any hesitation with two passengers, 6 weeks of gear, two bicycles and a full cargo carrier on the roof.

Found it to have a very comfortable ride, plenty of space for storage, good acceleration and mostly responsive.

Weak areas include: braking distance, visibility in the front seat with difficulty seeing traffic lights when first in line because the profile needs to be taller or the seat lower, evasive steering and fuel economy.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th February, 2005

2003 GMC Envoy XL SLT 5.3 from North America


Best high-end SUV on the market, hands down


The service 4x4 indicator light came on at 10 000 km, but didn't come back on again later. It has still not come back on.

Otherwise, nothing to note.

General Comments:

I recently went to Florida from Ontario with this SUV, which my Dad bought himself. This was the first serious trip with the car. I have to say that it was the most comfortable ride ever. We hit some serious flakes north of Syracuse and switched it to 4x4 hi and it handled it like nothing. This thing has all the bells and whistles that enhance the driving experience. The stereo, leather seats, heated seats, multi adjustable power seats...etc. Even in the middle row, I found it comfortable except one complaint about poor road visibility. You have to look down to see the road ahead, otherwise you see the hood of the truck. This may not bother anybody else however. Another gripe I have about it, this is with every SUV, is the mileage. The best we got on the trip was 21 mpg. This obviously accounted for the most expensive part of the trip. We should have taken my KIA down and gotten twice the mileage; but then again it wouldn't have been half as comfortable.

I think the ON STAR is cool, but we never would need it except for the first aid bit or if the car gets stolen. We'll see if my dad renews in a year. I'm guessing not.

Otherwise a good buy for SUV types

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th April, 2004

9th Aug 2004, 07:08

Hey, it's me who wrote the original comment. I have a few updates.

Over the past few months, I think every trouble icon on the dash has had a chance at blinking, each of which has required a trip to the dealer. One episode involved the low engine power light coming on which necessitated driving back 50km at 20km/h. Another trip involved changing of the fan clutch. You get the point. The truck has been into the dealer 5 or 6 times since about a year, each requiring part changes and expensive (warranty covered) work. I think the dealership is praying until 60000km when the warranty is up and we're left with this lemon to fix ourselves. Buyer beware of the 2003 Envoys. If anybody else has had these problems with their Envoys, I'd be interested in hearing about them.

2003 GMC Envoy LX from North America


Great family truck


On a incline and a snowy day, I put the truck in reverse and four wheel drive to get up the driveway, and the truck wheels locked up. I had to turn the two wheel drive back on before the wheels would unlock.

I also found the entire cabin courtesy lights off when I opened the trucks doors.

General Comments:

Overall I love this truck. I have twins and the roomy truck makes it easy for a mom to put down the third row and change diapers. The leg room was a factor also, and it surpassed our expectations even in the third row!

We are not fond of the seat belts due to the fact that they are not adjustable and cut into our necks.

Steering is very easy, which was a difference in the German cars that we previously owned. I also love the feature on having Onstar on board. Knowing that you will have someone locate your truck when stolen, and also the hands free phone service is wonderful.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd December, 2003