Compare 2008 Ford Explorer vs 2009 GMC Envoy

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4WD 4-Door V6 Eddie Bauer
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Explorer 4WD 4-Door V6 Eddie Bauer 13 19 $29,384 $31,565
Explorer 4WD 4-Door V6 Limited 13 19 $32,851 $35,375
Explorer 4WD 4-Door V6 XLT 13 19 $26,881 $28,815
Explorer 4WD 4-Door V8 Eddie Bauer 13 19 $30,576 $32,875
Explorer 4WD 4-Door V8 Limited 13 19 $34,048 $36,690
Explorer 4WD 4-Door V8 XLT 13 19 $28,074 $30,125
Explorer AWD 4-Door V6 Eddie Bauer 13 19 $29,384 $31,565
Explorer AWD 4-Door V6 Limited 13 19 $32,851 $35,375
Explorer AWD 4-Door V8 Eddie Bauer 13 19 $30,576 $32,875
Explorer AWD 4-Door V8 Limited 13 19 $34,048 $36,690
Explorer RWD 4-Door V6 Eddie Bauer 14 20 $27,273 $29,245
Explorer RWD 4-Door V6 Limited 14 20 $30,740 $33,055
Explorer RWD 4-Door V6 XLT 14 20 $24,771 $26,495
Explorer RWD 4-Door V8 Eddie Bauer 13 20 $28,465 $30,555
Explorer RWD 4-Door V8 Limited 13 20 $31,932 $34,365
Explorer RWD 4-Door V8 XLT 13 20 $25,958 $27,800
Explorer Sport Trac AWD 4-Door V6 Adrenaline 13 19 $27,903 $30,015
Explorer Sport Trac AWD 4-Door V8 Adrenaline 13 19 $29,092 $31,320
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2WD 4-Door Denali
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Envoy 2WD 4-Door Denali 14 20 $34,160 $36,535
Envoy 2WD 4-Door SLE 15 21 $28,634 $30,625
Envoy 2WD 4-Door SLT 15 21 $31,303 $33,480
Envoy 4WD 4-Door Denali 14 20 $36,156 $38,670
Envoy 4WD 4-Door SLE 14 20 $30,630 $32,760
Envoy 4WD 4-Door SLT 14 20 $33,300 $35,615
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,384
$34,160
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$31,565
$36,535
Monthly Payment Estimate
$526 / month
$609 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
As the perennial best-selling truck-based SUV, the Ford Explorer is still the one to beat. 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
13 mpg 14 mpg
Highway
19 mpg 20 mpg
Vehicle
Rear Door Type
Liftgate Liftgate
Interior Dimensions
Third Hip Room (in)
NA -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 58.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 41.4
Third Head Room (in)
NA -
Front Hip Room (in)
55.4 55.5
Third Shoulder Room (in)
NA -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.9 37.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.8 40.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
55.5 58.1
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.0 58.5
Third Leg Room (in)
NA -
Second Head Room (in)
38.7 39.6
Exterior Dimensions
Overhang, Front (in)
35.4 - TBD -
Step Up Height - Side (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Door Opening Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in)
31.4 32.1
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in)
193.4 191.6
Side Door Opening Height (in)
NA NA
Ground Clearance, Rear (in)
8.3 - TBD -
Height, Overall (in)
72.8 71.9
Step Up Height - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Rear Door Opening Height (in)
33.7 NA
Overhang, Rear w/bumper (in)
44.3 - TBD -
Wheelbase (in)
113.7 113.0
Ground Clearance, Front (in)
8.3 8.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.7 74.7
Side Door Opening Width (in)
NA NA
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)
45.1 43.7
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 4 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in)
44.9 46.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in)
- TBD - 70.0
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)
85.8 80.1
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in)
NA NA
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)
NA NA
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in)
- TBD - NA
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in)
- TBD - 39.6
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in)
- TBD - 39.7
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.85 x 0.39 12.8 x 0.78
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)
12.01 x 0.43 12.0 x 1.1
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System (Second Line)
NA NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
22.5 22
Fuel Tank Location
Midship NA
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
NA NA
Aux Fuel Tank Location
NA NA
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), At Lock
NA 20.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
38.4 - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), On Center
18.9 20.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.8 36.4
Steering Type
Power Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear
709 - TBD -
Spare Tire Size
P245/65R17 P245/65R17
Front Tire Order Code
TC2 QZD
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs)
1700 1723
Spare Tire Order Code
TC2 ZTM
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front
709 - TBD -
Rear Tire Size
P245/65R17 P245/60R18
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare
709 - TBD -
Front Tire Capacity (lbs)
1700 1673
Rear Tire Order Code
TC2 QZD
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs)
1700 - TBD -
Front Tire Size
P245/65R17 P245/60R18
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 6100
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 500
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
350 915
Fifth Wheel Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
3500 5000
Weight Information
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs)
2960 2950
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs)
8500 11000
Curb Weight - Front (lbs)
2466 2307
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs)
6180 6001
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs)
3400 3400
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs)
2140 2024
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 17 x - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 18 x 8
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.8 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (2nd)
NA NA
Maximum Alternator Watts
1950 NA
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
650 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 145
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V8
Fuel System
SMPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
254 @ 3700 321 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
- TBD - LH6
Displacement
4.0L/245 5.3L/327
Engine Oil Cooler
NA NA
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
210 @ 5100 300 @ 5300
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
13 14
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
19 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 17
Transmission
Transfer Case Power Take Off
NA NA
Trans Power Take Off
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Transfer Case Model
BW-4411 NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.22 3.06
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), Low
2.48 NA
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.54 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Trans PTO Access
NA NA
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Transfer Case Gear Ratio (:1), High
1.00 NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.07 2.29
Drivetrain
4-Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.29 1.63
Trans Order Code
- TBD - M30
Summary
Vehicle Name
Ford Explorer GMC Envoy
Body Code
NA NA
Body Style
4 Door 4 Door
Suspension
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs)
2470 3100
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear
3.55 3.42
Axle Type - Front
Ford SLA Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
32.0 46
Axle Capacity - Front (lbs)
3240 2950
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent SLA Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.77 0.94
Axle Ratio (:1) - Front
3.55 NA
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs)
2200 3400
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
32.0 46
Axle Type - Rear
Ford SLA Semi-floating
Suspension Type - Front
Independent SLA Coil
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.34 1.34
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs)
3600 3200
Frame
Frame Type
Ladder Ladder
Doors
Side Door Type
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 3

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