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2009 GMC Envoy

2008 Ford Explorer

  2009 GMC Envoy 2008 Ford Explorer RWD 4-door V6 XLT Angular Rear Exterior View
MSRP
$30,625
$26,495
Invoice $28,634 $24,771
MPG
City/Highway
14/21 13/20
Rating
6.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line The 2009 GMC Envoy is only somewhat suited to hauling passengers from point A to point B. But if you tow frequently, the Envoy might still make sense. Read Full Review As the perennial best-selling truck-based SUV, the Ford Explorer is still the one to beat. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Reasonably smooth ride
  • Relatively low loading height and step-up for a truck
  • Solid towing ability

Dislikes:

  • Noisy interior, coarse engine sound
  • Doesn’t handle well
  • Not as safe as newer crossover designs
  • Past-its-prime styling

Likes:

  • Independent rear suspension
  • Interior styling
  • Stable handling
  • Power-folding third-row seat

Dislikes:

  • Ride isn't as smooth as car-based crossovers
  • V-6 engine noise
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