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1998 GMC Envoy

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1998 GMC Envoy Review

Powerful and feature-rich.

Reviewed by Automotive on

Overview

The 1998 GMC Envoy classifies as a midsize SUV manufactured by General Motors. The GMC Envoy initially showed up as a high-end version of the GMC Jimmy lineup. Since the GMC Envoy provides a high-end SUV, it has several extra features that drivers do not get with the GMC Jimmy. The GMC Envoy also looks similar to another SUV manufactured by General Motors, the Chevrolet Blazer.

General Motors introduced the GMC Envoy as a standalone model in 2002 after it phased out the GMC Jimmy. This top-end luxury SUV comprises part of General Motors’ marketing plan to expand the product lineup, which mostly concerns the premium truck division. The GMC Envoy cashes in on the booming SUV market.

The Range

Body Styles: four-door SUV
Engines: 4.3-liter V-6
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: GMC Envoy

What's New

1998 marks the first year for the GMC Envoy. It remains one of the finest luxury SUVs by General Motors.

Exterior

Based on a wheelbase of 107 inches, the GMC Envoy measures 183.8 inches long, 74.7 inches wide, and 71.9 inches tall. Though not breathtakingly beautiful, the 1998 GMC Envoy features a decent exterior design. The exterior boasts of 15-inch alloy wheels, a large grille, dual headlamps, fog lamps, power windows, and intermittent windshield wipers. General Motors also offers an optional power moonroof for the GMC Envoy.

Interior

As a high-end SUV, the 1998 GMC Envoy comes equipped with an impressive list of comfort and convenience features such as bucket seats, a CD changer, leather seating, a power driver’s seat, leather steering wheel trim, automatic climate control, an AM/FM/cassette audio system, Bose Audio, air-conditioning, and several other comfort and convenience features. One of the notable features offered in the GMC Envoy, the OnStar telecommunications system allows the occupants to contact emergency services, enquire about travel conditions, get directions, and even make dinner and hotel reservations.

Performance & Handling

Equipped with a 4.3-liter, V-6 engine that delivers 190 horsepower and 25 lb-ft of torque, the 1998 GMC Envoy offers a solid performance both on the road and offroad, The Envoy includes 15-inch alloy wheels and a four-wheel anti-lock braking system that keep the SUV on track when maneuvering around tight corners.

Safety

The 1998 GMC Envoy comes equipped with a short list of safety features, including power door locks, an anti-theft alarm system, passenger and driver front-seat airbags, and a few other features.

EPA Fuel Economy

GMC Envoy: 16/20 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • GM’s OnStar system
  • Good list of standard features

You Won't Like

  • No option of a V-8 engine

Sum Up

Powerful and feature-rich.

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