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2004 GMC Envoy XUV

  • 2004 GMC Envoy XUV Base Sport Utility

    Base Sport Utility

    • MAX MPG
      19
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      275/275
    • ENGINE
      4.2L I6
    • MSRP
      $31,325
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2004 GMC Envoy XUV Review

Seats five and offers plenty of cargo space; the competition doesn’t stand a chance.

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Overview

The 2004 GMC Envoy XUV starts as an all-new vehicle for this model year. It’s based on the Envoy XL edition and offers a new cargo hold. Thanks to some truly unique designs, the Envoy XUV offers an all-weather cargo space with a power-sliding rear roof. This unique design limits the XUV to five passengers however. Those looking for more passenger room may want to consider a more conventional SUV. This model proves ideal for the buyer looking for more cargo space than normal SUVs and unique options. It also boasts an impressive powertrain and nice handling.

The Range

Body Styles: midsize SUV
Engines: 4.2-liter six-cylinder
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: GMC Envoy XUV SLE, GMC Envoy XUV SLT

What's New

For 2004, the GMC Envoy XUV starts as an all-new model based on the Envoy XL. Some marked differences appear between the two models, however. The Envoy XUV does away with the third-row seating and instead offers a reconfigurable cargo hold. The cargo area fares well in any weather thanks to the Envoy XUV being equipped with a fold-down mid gate and a power-sliding rear roof section. These changes add up to create a unique vehicle without an equal.

Exterior

From the outside point of view, the 2004 GMC Envoy XUV looks much like its sibling, the Envoy XL. It looks like an attractive SUV with plenty of character. It has a roof rack, modern, clean lines down the sides, and an assertive front end and grille. The front end and grille recall the GMC trucks and vans and have the corporate badge placed in the center of the grille. The SLT also adds power mirrors to the list of power accessories. The Envoy XUV comes in several attractive color options including Onyx Black, Carbon Metallic, and Polo Green Metallic just to name a few.

Interior

In both trim levels, GMC tries to create an SUV with plenty of convenience and comfort in the cabin. The SLE offers cloth bucket seats in the front of the cabin with manually adjustable lumbar support for the driver’s seat. The back seat folds. The rear of the cabin also comes equipped with its own ventilation ducts for the comfort of the back-seat passengers. Power windows and door locks provide standard equipment as well. Storage can be found in the overhead storage compartment, as well as in the center console and front door pockets. Air-conditioning and cruise control come standard too, while the leather steering wheel adds a touch of class.

On the SLT GMC offers leather bucket seats in the front. Both the driver’s and the front-passenger’s seat have multi-level heating, height adjustment options, and power-adjustable lumbar support systems.

Performance & Handling

Fitting in with its unique body design and capabilities, the 2004 GMC Envoy XUV has plenty to offer. Even the most demanding driver finds it exciting enough in terms of acceleration and merging. The engine responds well to higher speeds. Note that the driver and passengers often feel every bump along the way. Interestingly enough, it’s not an unpleasant ride. The handling feels nice and the steering only needs a light touch. In some ways, it drives more like a car than an SUV.

Safety

In addition to all of the other standard features, the 2004 GMC Envoy XUV comes equipped with plenty of safety features. The XUV includes four-wheel anti-lock brakes as well as a front and rear ventilated braking system. It comes well-equipped for families, incorporating child seat anchors and rear-door child safety locks. Cornering lights and daytime running come standard as well. Both the front and the rear of the XUV include height-adjustable headrests to limit the likelihood of head or neck trauma in the event of an accident.

EPA Fuel Economy

GMC Envoy XUV: 15/20 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Clean interior design
  • Flexible cargo area
  • Impressive six- or eight-cylinder options

You Won't Like

  • Awkward exterior proportions
  • Soft suspension
  • Some poor-quality interior materials
  • Steering could be better

Sum Up

Seats five and offers plenty of cargo space; the competition doesn’t stand a chance.

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