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2009 GMC Envoy Interior Review

Note: This interior review was created when the 2009 GMC Envoy was new.


Interior: 7.7

The 2009 Envoy's interior stands out for its spaciousness. However, it lags behind competitors when it comes to design, materials and road noise.

  • "Some tire noise is audible at highway speeds, though that's drowned out by considerable wind noise, especially from around the sunroof--even when it's closed. Extra sound insulation makes Envoy Denali much quieter in all conditions." -- Consumer Guide
  • "The Envoy's interior is typical GMC: simple and clean. The seating is firm, and the instrument panel controls are handsomely adorned with wood trim and sturdy black plastic." -- Kelley Blue Book


The 2009 GMC Envoy seats five people, and according to most reviewers, head- and legroom are about average. However, there are a few complaints about comfort and lateral support.

  • "Six-footers have ample headroom and knee space, plus adequate foot space despite an uneven floorboard. The split bench seat is comfortable, fairly supportive, and wide enough for three adults with a little squeezing." -- Consumer Guide
  • "The seating position is high, but there's plenty of head- and shoulder room for six-foot-plus drivers." -- Automobile Magazine
  • "An upright, dare we say 'minivan-like,' front bucket had some drivers pining for more lateral support. Comfort for most was achieved with the up/down and lumbar adjustments." -- Motor Trend
  • "The power seats deserve special mention -- the driver's seat especially. I loved it. Unfortunately, my spouse just couldn't seem to get comfortable in the front passenger seat -- not a rare occurrence for her." -- About.com
  • "Although the current Envoy is reasonably roomy, seat comfort has never been a strong point, as both the front and rear seats are light on cushioning." -- Edmunds
  • "Plenty of room and comfort all around make sitting in the Envoy a pleasurable experience, for drivers tall and short. While the front buckets provide more than adequate comfort and support, it should be noted that the rear split-bench seat will surprisingly sit three adults in comfort, even for longer trips." -- Car Gurus

Interior Features

Standard base equipment includes an AM/FM stereo with a CD player, dual-zone climate control, cruise control, power door locks and windows, keyless entry, OnStar services, a tilt-wheel steering column, leather-wrapped steering wheel and front reclining bucket seats. You'll have to upgrade to a higher model to add a rear-seat DVD entertainment system or premium audio system.

  • "Envoy has a user-friendly dashboard with smooth-acting switchgear. The available navigation system is relatively easy to use; it absorbs, but doesn't complicate audio functions." -- Consumer Guide
  • "The Bose stereo in particular received more than its share of logbook praise, with a simple interface, preset equalization settings, and strong, crisp sound that could bring music to life." -- Motor Trend


The 2009 Envoy boasts 43.7 cubic feet of cargo room with the rear seat in use and 80.1 cubic feet with the rear seat folded, which is slightly less than the Ford Explorer's cargo room.

  • "The 60/40 split 2nd row seat with automatic-folding headrests converts easily to provide ample space." -- Consumer Guide

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