Riding on a longer wheelbase than the standard Envoy, the 2006 GMC Envoy XL has seating for up to seven passengers.
The 2005 GMC Envoy XL extends the wheelbase over the standard Envoy which enables it to fit a third row seat to expand seating capacity to seven passengers.
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An extended wheelbase version of GMC’s newly introduced mid-sized sport utility vehicle, the Envoy XL was designed to seat up to seven passengers. Based on a 129-inch wheelbase (16 inches longer than the basic Envoy), the 2002 GMC Envoy XL stretched to 207.6 inches in overall length. With three rows of seating inside, third-row passenger headroom was maximized by slightly raising the roof height. When the seven-passenger seating is not being fully utilized, the Envoy XL’s interior presented up to 100.2 cubic feet of cargo volume. Dual-zone air conditioning, air filtration system, tilting steering column, cruise control and stereo system with CD player was equipped standard inside all 2002 Envoy XL models.
A rear passenger DVD-based entertainment system with roof-mounted display was optional. A 4.2-liter V-6 engine producing 270 horsepower and 275 pound powered Available with two-wheel drive as well as an Autotrac four-wheel drive system, the 2002 GMC Envoy-feet of torque. Providing an a higher-performing optional powerplant for the 2003 Envoy XL, GMC introduced a 290 horsepower 5.3-liter Vortec V-8 engine ideal for towing loads up to 7,200 pounds. For 2005, the Envoy XL line added a high-end Denali model. The 2005 GMC Envoy XL Denali included a unique chrome mesh grille, body-color running lights, Nuance leather and a Bose audio system.
With the 2005 Envoy XL, the V-8 powerplant added Displacement on Demand technology that intelligently shifted the engine to operate on four cylinders to conserve fuel. After 2006, GMC discontinued the seven-passenger Envoy XL consolidating their mid-sized sport utility vehicle line-up to only the shorter wheelbase Envoy model.