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2009 GMC Envoy
Denali
Michael Perkins Review:

Time is running short for GMC's Envoy, and it looks like 2009 will be ...

The Good: The 2009 GMC Envoy’s top-tier suspension and engine make for a complet...

The Bad: While it’s expected that the top-of-the-line trim will be an upgrade f...

2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The midsize Ford Explorer has been around for nearly 30 years and was most recently redesigned in 2011. That year the SUV traded its truck-based construction and straightforward, uprig...

Specs

2009 GMC Envoy
Denali
2020 Ford Explorer
AWD
Powertrain 4-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
4X2
AWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
15 MPG
16 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
21 MPG
23 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 22 gal 19.2 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Gasoline
Power
300 hp @ 5,200 RPM
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Torque
321 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
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Cylinders
8 cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.9:1
12:1
10:1
Displacement
5,300 cc
3,300 cc
2,300 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.78 in x 3.62 in
3.56 in x 3.41 in
3.45 in x 3.7 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver 3 stars --
Front Passenger 4 stars --
Side Driver 5 stars --
Side Rear Passenger 5 stars --
Rollover (pre-2011) 3 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional --
Leather Seats Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
CD Changer Optional --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 7 seats
Front Legroom 41.4 in 43 in
Back Legroom 37 in 39 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 43.7 cu ft 18.2 cu ft
Standard Payload 1,389 lbs --
Maximum Payload 1,389 lbs --
Standard Towing Capacity 6,100 lbs --
Maximum Towing Capacity 6,600 lbs 5,300 lbs
Exterior
Length 191.6 in 198.8 in
Width 74.7 in 89.3 in
Height 71.9 in 69.9 in
Wheelbase 113 in 119.1 in
Bed Length 39.7 in --

Available Options

2009 GMC Envoy
Denali
2020 Ford Explorer
AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Agate Black Metallic
  • Blue Metallic
  • Iconic Silver Metallic
  • Magnetic Metallic
  • Oxford White

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