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Selected Style 2WD 4-Door SLE
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2WD 4-Door SLE 15 21 $28,634 $30,625
2WD 4-Door SLT 15 21 $31,303 $33,480
2WD 4-Door Denali 14 20 $34,160 $36,535
4WD 4-Door SLE 14 20 $30,630 $32,760
4WD 4-Door SLT 14 20 $33,300 $35,615
4WD 4-Door Denali 14 20 $36,156 $38,670
RWD 4-Door V6 XLT
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
RWD 4-Door V6 XLT 14 20 $24,771 $26,495
RWD 4-Door V8 XLT 13 20 $25,958 $27,800
RWD 4-Door V6 Eddie Bauer 14 20 $27,273 $29,245
RWD 4-Door V8 Eddie Bauer 13 20 $28,465 $30,555
RWD 4-Door V6 Limited 14 20 $30,740 $33,055
RWD 4-Door V8 Limited 13 20 $31,932 $34,365
4WD 4-Door V6 XLT 13 19 $26,881 $28,815
4WD 4-Door V8 XLT 13 19 $28,074 $30,125
4WD 4-Door V6 Eddie Bauer 13 19 $29,384 $31,565
4WD 4-Door V8 Eddie Bauer 13 19 $30,576 $32,875
4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 13 19 $32,851 $35,375
4WD 4-Door V8 Limited 13 19 $34,048 $36,690
AWD 4-Door V6 Eddie Bauer 13 19 $29,384 $31,565
AWD 4-Door V8 Eddie Bauer 13 19 $30,576 $32,875
AWD 4-Door V6 Limited 13 19 $32,851 $35,375
AWD 4-Door V8 Limited 13 19 $34,048 $36,690
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,634
$24,771
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,625
$26,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$510 / month
$442 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC's 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. As the perennial best-selling truck-based SUV, the Ford Explorer is still the one to beat.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 15 mpg 14 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 21 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type Liftgate Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 58.9
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4 42.4
Front Hip Room (in) 55.5 55.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Leg Room (in) 37.0 36.9
Front Head Room (in) 40.2 39.8
Second Hip Room (in) 58.1 55.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.5 59.0
Second Head Room (in) 39.6 38.7
Third Head Room (in) - NA
Third Shoulder Room (in) - NA
Third Leg Room (in) - NA
Third Hip Room (in) - NA
Exterior Dimensions
Step Up Height - Front (in) NA - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Height (in) NA 33.7
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in) - TBD - 44.3
Wheelbase (in) 113.0 113.7
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 8.0 8.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 74.7 73.7
Side Door Opening Width (in) NA NA
Overhang, Front (in) - TBD - 35.4
Step Up Height - Side (in) NA - TBD -
Rear Door Opening Width (in) NA - TBD -
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 32.1 31.4
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 191.6 193.4
Side Door Opening Height (in) NA NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) - TBD - 8.3
Height, Overall (in) 71.9 72.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³) 80.1 85.8
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) NA - TBD -
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 39.6 - TBD -
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 39.7 - TBD -
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³) 43.7 45.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in) NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³) NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) 46.1 44.9
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 70.0 - TBD -
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.8 x 0.78 11.85 x 0.39
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x 1.1 12.01 x 0.43
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line) NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 22 22.5
Fuel Tank Location NA Midship
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location NA NA
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - 38.4
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center 20.4 18.9
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.4 36.8
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Power Rack & Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock 20.4 NA
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear - TBD - 721
Spare Tire Size P235/75R16 P235/70R16
Front Tire Order Code QTM T52
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 1793 1700
Spare Tire Order Code ZNF T52
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front - TBD - 721
Rear Tire Size P245/65R17 P235/70R16
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare - TBD - 721
Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 1793 1700
Rear Tire Order Code QTM T52
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) - TBD - 1700
Front Tire Size P245/65R17 P235/70R16
Trailering
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500 350
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 795 350
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000 3500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5300 3500
Weight Information
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2307 2329
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 10000 8500
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 3200 3340
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2024 2107
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs) 5550 6010
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 2950 2860
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 16 x 7
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 16 x 7
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7 16 x 7
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 13.9 7.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd) NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts NA 1950
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 650
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 150 130
Engine
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 276 @ 4600 254 @ 3700
Engine Order Code LL8 - TBD -
Displacement 4.2L/254 4.0L/245
Engine Oil Cooler NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 285 @ 6000 210 @ 5100
Engine Type Gas I6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 15 14
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 16 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 21 20
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off NA NA
Trans Power Take Off NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 3.06 3.22
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low NA NA
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.54
Trans Type 4 5
Trans PTO Access NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.71
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.29 3.07
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.63 2.29
Trans Order Code M30 - TBD -
Summary
Body Code NA NA
Body Style 4 Door 4 Door
Vehicle Name GMC Envoy Ford Explorer
Suspension
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.42 3.55
Axle Type - Front Independent Ford SLA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) 46 32.0
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 2950 3240
Suspension Type - Rear Coil Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.94 0.77
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front NA NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3200 2200
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) 46 32.0
Axle Type - Rear Semi-floating Ford SLA
Suspension Type - Front Coil Independent SLA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.34 1.34
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 3200 3600
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3100 2470
Frame
Frame Type Ladder Ladder
Doors
Side Door Type NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 3 -
 
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