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The smartest idea ever
Pros: versatility, handling
Cons: no complaintsTerrific design so good, that we purchased 2, one has the leather package. Converts to a truck, drives like a car. Never understood why production stopped after 2 years. I like GM products and use other types in my business and this one is special.
GMC, same poor performance
Cons: continuaaly fixing itExcellant style and comfort..continual problems with electrical, mechanical comforts..it seems that GM would start to make quality go with the price
Pros: truck like part
Cons: 5 passenger
Advice: not to keep pushing the buttonsI think this is a great family vehicle but too bad it wasnt 7 passenger. But if you have a small family (4) you should definitly get it but if u tow get V8. There great for long trips. Buy one before they are all gone. Later.
Pros: Ride comfort
Advice: Buy it if it fits your needs.This is the most comfortable vehicle we have ever owned. The ride, handling, and power are great. Get the V-8. The mileage is just about equal. It's better than the 6 cylinder on the highway due to the cylinder deactivation. If I were buying a new vehicle today I would buy another Envoy.
Pros: midate with cargo area.
Cons: limited interior colors on xuv
Advice: If you want an xuv buy one soon before theregone.Have 11,700 miles on my 2004 xuv, looking to buy another 2005 xuv. The xuv is a great ideas, only which it would carry a 4x8 sheet of plat wood with the tailer gate closed.
Pros: Plastic in the cargo area.
Cons: Fuel Economy is Terrible/ V6/Not even close to epa rating
Advice: Get 2005 with V8Love most everything about the truck. Is top heavy and you can definitely feel the sway in crosswinds.
Pros: Mid-gate and enclose cargo area
Cons: Quality is still not where it should be for a 2004
Advice: Get the V8.This is a true sport utility vehicle and more manufacturers should follow GM's lead. I bought mine new in February last year and have used it in many different situations. We have two large dogs and are able to leash them in the back cargo area. Since the rear window goes down, they can sniff the air to their hearts content. If they are muddy and wet, they are in the back away from the rest of the family. They love the cold and are able to stay cool in back while we are warm in the cabin. I have hauled drywall, 2X4's and many other materials with my XUV and the midgate and rear tailgate make it very easy to carry whatever you want. I have also found the retractable roof to be very useful when hauling large items. We opted for the 5.3 V8 and I pull a 6000 pound holiday trailer with relative ease. Even in the mountains we can gain speed going up a hill. The ride is superb and quiet and there is power to spare when passing. We average 22 or 23 MPG (Imperial gallons) on the highway which is about 19 mpg in US gallons. City mileage is closer to 16 MPG but I have to admit to having a heavy foot so other drivers may get better mileage. In Edmonton, we get snow and cold for half the year and I find the AWD a little slow to react on the snow and ice with the rear wheels spinning a bit before the front wheels kick in. Off road, the long wheelbase makes for ground clearance that is about the same as a Corvette so it is not for real back country trails. The body has quite a bit of flex over rough ground, especially if the mid-gate window is open. The only real complaint I have is that the quality is not where Nissan or Toyota is. There are a few rattles, the leather seats feel kind of cheap and my rear wiper stopped working a few weeks after I bought it. Still, if you want to pull a heavy trailer and have a couple of big dogs, and a couple of kids, there is no competition. GM has done a poor job of advertising this vehicle and if more people knew just how useful it is, GM would sell a lot more. I used to have a full size truck with a canopy but it was tough to park, the back window was always dirty from winter driving and the canopy caused blind spots when changing lanes. I looked at a small pick up but they don't have enough power to pull a trailer. I considered the Ford Sport Track but the box is too small to carry anything bigger than a suitcase plus I would still need a canopy and there is limited access to the rear from the cabin. The XUV solves all of these problems and gives all the utility and power of a full size pick-up with the advantages of a mid-size SUV. I expect to keep this one for a long time.