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Pros: The sound sysstem and the On Star proved useful
Cons: Missed the front seat width that was great in the Suburban
Advice: Test drive and talk to other owners of this vehicleJust purchased a 2005 Envoy SLE XL with 16,000 miles on it. The main use is to tow my 25' camping trailer weighing 5000lbs. Have already completed one 2000 mile trip and I am completely satisfied with the performance of this vehicle and its ability to tow the trailer without problems of any kind. The 4.2 engine did a superb job and the compfort of the vehicle was excellent. I have 12 years of experience towing with a GMC Suburban and I believe the Envoy is, and will be a better tow vehicle, delivering better gas mileage.
Pros: It is a very nice vehicle
Cons: The windows whistle very bad when driving on interstate
Advice: Make sure you test on interstate while wind is blowing.It wasn't on the lot at the time we test drove vehicles. It came right off the truck and we bought it. We only test drove the Envoy & the Yukon.
Pros: The XM Radio
Cons: Airbag light on the Rearview Mirror
Advice: Careful with the Ultra Soft leather!I just bought the 06' Denali last month, this is my second Envoy, the first was an 02' SLT. I loved the first one so much that I had to have another one, especially when I saw the Denali! I really like the new V8, it has a lot of power, and the gas mileage is pretty good too. I took it on a road trip the other day, and it practically drove itself! They have made the seats more comfortable on the new ones, the leather is soo luxurious.
Pros: Smooth ride and style!
Cons: You may want to treat it more like a car than an SUV. This Denali isn't going trail hunting.
Advice: Give it serious consideration. Dollar for dollar, the value exceeds the mid-sized imports.I spent a lot of time researching new SUVs. I was trading an '03 Land Rover Discovery and wasn't sure what to expect. I had it narrowed to the GMC and a Toyota 4Runner Limited. Honestly, the feel of the vehicle and the extra bells and whistles on the GMC Denali made it the clear favorite. Both vehicles have much smoother rides than I expected. The GMC has eight-way power seats for both the passenger and driver. Toyota only offers it for the driver. The GMC also has a larger, more powerful V8 engine. And the GMC has a nicer selection of toys/features. Given the extra switches, buttons, etc., you may want to consider buying an extended warranty to cover everything door-to-door. With Toyota's well-earned reputation, I've never figured out why it only offers a 3 year/36,000 mile warranty. The GMC ride is smooth, quick, and the interior materials are as high a quality as I've seen. The 4Runner is a terrific truck. And therein lies the difference. I wanted something with more style. Add XM satellite radio and OnStar to the package, and the Toyota just couldn't measure up. Now, I'd probably take the Limited 4Runner offroad in places I wouldn't take the Denali. But then if pure offroad performance is what I wanted, I would have kept the Land Rover! By the way, I also drove the Toyota Sequoia V8 Limted. I was disappointed. It felt and drove like a large family. van. Granted, the eventual trade-in value won't be what the Toyota has. But I don't care. The Denali version of the GMC is plush! And for the first 350 miles, I've been quite happy.
Pros: can't think of one
Cons: dashboard electronics
Advice: test drive a jeep as wellTook delivery two days ago and thoroughly dislike this vehicle. The seatbelts are awkward to reach and are very uncomfortable on my shoulders (i'm 6'1'). The symbols for the electronics are foreign, and difficult to access, being only on the steering wheel. While all passengers can individually control their temperatures and music, there are no hooks for your jacket. I was forced to take many features I don't use and didn't want because they were part of 'packages'. The yellow airbag indicator is on the rear view mirror and is always illuminated, which I find distracting and potentially dangerous while driving at night.
Pros: Confort and style
Cons: Storage up front
Advice: This vehicle is great, you will like driving it and it's almost as easy to get into the rear seat as a mini van and looks much better.After two mini vans my wife never thought she would want anything else. She loves this envoy and I liked the Denali version for the styling. The v8 has lots of power and fair gas milage. The only item that would be nicer is a little bit more storage somewhere between the seats or ?