TheCarConnection.com sees overall satisfaction with the 2008 GMC Envoy's outward appearance in reviews across the Web, but some sources have complaints about the interior.
The GMC Envoy was introduced in 2002 and has had few changes in styling since. Calling it an "upscale twin to sister division Chevrolet's TrailBlazer midsize SUV," Edmunds says the Envoy GMC 2008 "takes a trip uptown with fancier styling." Cars.com reports that "a shield-shaped grille helps give the four-door [GMC] Envoy a distinct identity." ConsumerGuide describes the Envoy GMC as having "a traditional truck-type design," and Kelley Blue Book says the GMC Envoy "strikes a rugged yet refined pose that seems equally comfortable off-road or at valet parking."
ConsumerGuide is less impressed with the 2008 GMC Envoy's interior: "mainstream Envoys use unimpressive imitation-wood trim," but nonetheless "are slightly more upscale than similar Chevrolet TrailBlazers for interior décor." Edmunds notes that "brushed metallic [dresses] up the interior" of the GMC Envoy but adds "that luxurious effect is sullied somewhat by the use of low-grade plastics on the dash and door panels." Kelley Blue Book on the other hand had nothing but accolades for the Envoy GMC's interior, describing it as "typical GMC: simple and clean...the instrument panel controls are handsomely adorned with wood trim and sturdy black plastic."