A huge victory for GM and the USA
Since purchasing it new in May of 2003, we have encountered no problems of any kind with this vehicle.
The best riding, most powerful and responsive mid-size SUV we could find. We test drove a large number of both foreign and domestic SUV's, and could find none that came close to the power, smoothness and solid feel of the Envoy.
The interior is attractive and very well designed for driver convenience and safety. The fit and finish is excellent, and the materials are of good quality and rich feel.
The brakes are incredible. They have saved us from one accident on a rain-slicked road that was almost miraculous. I could not believe how quickly the anti-lock brakes and 17" Michelin tires brought the vehicle to a safe and straight stop, when another motorist pulled out directly in our path. In an identical situation a year later, my "brand-X" vehicle skidded into another vehicle, totalling both of them.
My only complaint with this vehicle is poor fuel mileage. We average 19 mpg. Of course all SUV's get horrendous mileage, so this is to be expected.
I highly recommend the Envoy to anyone looking for a really great mid-sized SUV that outperforms virtually all its competitors, both foreign and domestic.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th May, 2006