GMC Envoy Transmission Fluid

GMC Envoy

The GMC Envoy is a mid-sized SUV that was produced by General Motors from 2002 to 2009. It was offered in both two- and four-wheel drive configurations and came equipped with a variety of engine options, including a 4.2-liter inline-six and a 5.3-liter V8.

The Envoy featured a spacious interior with seating for up to seven passengers and offered a range of luxury features, such as leather upholstery, heated seats, and a Bose sound system. It also had a strong safety reputation, with numerous advanced safety features and a five-star crash test rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Keep your GMC Envoy on the road longer with the help of proper transmission fluid maintenance. Learn more.

What Type of Fluid Does a GMC Envoy Use?

Depending on the transmission the comes in your GMC Envoy, the transmission fluid is pretty consistent. Since the GMC Envoy has a 4l60e transmission, it will take either Dexron 3 or Dexron 6

The great thing about  Dexron transmission fluid is that you can use Dex VI in older GM transmissions that call for Dex III. 

These transmission fluids are common in most GM vehicles. 

GMC Envoy Transmission Fluid Capacity

The fluid capacity of your GMC Envoy depends on what automatic transmission you have. In most cases, your GMC Envoy’s transmission fluid capacity is anywhere from 10-14 quarts. 

Here are the capacities by transmission that come in a GMC Envoy 

  • 4l60e: 11.5 quarts

How To Check GMC Envoy Transmission Fluid

Checking transmission fluid in a GMC Envoy is simple and quick to do. It’s always recommended that you check transmission fluid when the vehicle is on and in park on a flat surface.

transmission fluid on dipstick showing correct levels

How To Add Transmission Fluid To GMC Envoy

Adding transmission fluid to your GMC Envoy is a done by filling transmission fluid through the transmission dipstick tube, which is located on the passenger side near the firewall.  

When adding transmission fluid to your GMC Envoy, it is important to make sure you have the correct level, as mentioned before. 

GMC Envoy Transmission Fluid Change

The beauty of the GMC Envoy like most GM vehicles is that it is easy to maintain, making them great vehicles for the average DIYer.  The GMC Envoy was designed for ease of use, making transmission fluid changes an easy task for the average weekend mechanic. 

This video below shows step by step how to change the transmission fluid on your GMC Envoy.

How Often Should You Change Transmission Fluid In A GMC Envoy?

The common automatic transmission fluid change interval for the GMC Envoy is every 30,000-60,000 miles depending on condition of the fluid.  

For “severe” use such as towing often, hauling heavy weight, or sitting in stop and go traffic, it’s better to change the fluid every 30-45,000 miles. 

The best indicator to determine how often to change transmission fluid in your GMC Envoy is by looking at the transmission fluid every so often to see what condition it’s in. In the fluid color chart below you will see how transmission fluid gets darker over time die to wear and overheating. 

Transmission Fluid Color Comparison chart


GMC Envoy Transmission Fluid Temperature 

The ideal transmission temperature for your GMC Envoy when fully warm is in the 150 – 180 degree range. This is a safe transmission temperature that will allow for tens of thousands of miles of fluid life.  

The transmission temperature chart below shows how long you can expect your GMC Envoy’s transmission to last at a given temperature.

Transmission Fluid Temperature Chart

Get A Transmission Cooler For Your GMC Envoy

Looking to lower the transmission fluid in your GMC Envoy? Install a transmission cooler! Our helpful transmission cooler buyer’s guide gives you all the information you need to install a transmission cooler and find the right one for your needs.

In our recommendation, a medium sized plate and fin or stacked plate style cooler would be best for your GMC Envoy to keep transmission temperatures down.