2005 GMC Envoy XL Denali

At a Glance

Pricing $27,380 - $37,600
Drive Types RWD, 4WD
Engines 4.2l I6, 5.3l V8
Transmissions A4
Fuel Economy 14-16 (city), 20 (highway)

GMC offers the Envoy XL/Envoy Denali XL as extended wheelbase (7-passenger) derivatives of the Envoy/Envoy Denali. Engine choices include a 291-bhp 4.2L I-6 or a 300-bhp 5.3L V-8 (Envoy Denali XL) coupled to a 4-speed automatic. The V-8 is equipped with Displacement on Demand for improved fuel economy. Envoy models are available with 2WD or Autotrac on-demand 4WD. Stabilitrak® stability control is standard and head curtain side airbags are available. The Envoy can tow up to 6,600 lbs. when equipped with the 5.3L V-8. Most other midsize SUVs are equipped with independent rear suspensions and 5-speed automatics, features which put the Envoy at a comparative disadvantage. GMC buyers should look at the new Yukon as a superior alternative.

What Changed:

Stabilitrak becomes standard

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Envoy XL 4.2l I6 (291-bhp) A4 4WD 14/20/17 $29,630
Envoy XL Denali 5.3l V8 (300-bhp) A4 4WD 15/20/17 $37,600
Envoy XL Denali 5.3l V8 (300-bhp) A4 RWD 16/20/18 $35,350
Envoy XL 4.2l I6 (291-bhp) A4 RWD 15/20/17 $27,380