2005 GMC Yukon XL User Reviews

2005 GMC Yukon XL Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Appearance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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"space" 3 reviews
"big space" 3 reviews
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"big car" 3 reviews
"reliable car" 2 reviews
"storage" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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tennisshoes writes:
2005 GMC Yukon XL 4 Dr 1500 SLT 4WD SUV Review
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4

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Plenty of room, comfortable seats, and yes they are leather and heated, selectable 4X4, not one of the AWD versions, good power and the fuel mileage beat the Acura I had. Lots of electronics, Rear DVD of the little one, XM radio, CD etc.

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Computer controls everywhere, heat, air, TPMS, Air bags the list goes on.

tennisshoes
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My Experiment In Technology. — Likes: the comfort, set and forget HVAC, rear heat and A/C, rear DVD, XM radio, Bose speaker system, the cargo room, the size and feel of the rig, the accessories that are available for it. Dislikes: everything is computer controlled, some parts could be made better, dash and control lamps are hard to replace, information center should have instant fuel economy instead of engine hours or timer, gear selector could be brighter.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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jasonh123 writes:
2005 GMC Yukon XL 4 Dr 1500 SLT 4WD SUV Review
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4

Pros

Cargo Space, good ride.

Cons

3rd row is very tight for my teenagers.  Transmission could use another gear or 2.  This issue is somewhat resolved in the 2007-2013 generation with the 6 speed transmission.  The tight back seat issue remains.

jasonh123
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Great Family Truckster — We like this Truck a lot with just a couple of issues. Now that my boys are getting bigger the 3rd row is getting very tight for them on longer trips (mostly a lack of leg & foot room). That being said the cargo space in back is great. The other issue is the 5.3 V8 really bogs down when accelerating with my boat hooked up. Once up to speed it's just fine.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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cwlairs1 writes:
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Longevity.  with over 190,000 still has no issues.  Runs smooth.  Great family vehilce

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none

cwlairs1
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Clear — This has been a great family vehilce. Having a DVD entertainment system has been a plus for long trips. Has been a very dependable vehicle for my wife to drive over 230 miles one way to work. Very safe vehicle.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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ramgarza76 writes:
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3

Pros

It's paid for

Cons

It's old and we keep replacing major part on it now...

ramgarza76
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It Takes Us On The Long Trips Very Well — Love the room it gives us... lots of space... on long trips... Then on short ones there is the gas pig.... thank you It is a wonderful vehicle when the children were younger and needed the room for all their friends... now we still use the room, however the gassssss is a killer

Primary Use: Family transportation

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TGB writes:
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5

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Will carry a big load, great vacation car with extra room on roof rack, kids loved the DVD., we loved the OnStar and XM, great ride and handling

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3rd seat is heavy to remove

TGB
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Great All Around Family Car — We towed this behind our motor home, like it wasn't even there. This gave us extra carrying capacity for antiques hunting. Very comfortable ride and easy to get in and out. The heated seats are a real plus even here in Texas in the winter.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Trent writes:
2005 GMC Yukon XL 4 Dr 1500 SLT 4WD SUV Review
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power, cargo, fuel economy and towing capacity

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The OEM tires suck

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Buy American You Cheap Bastards, I Can't Stand Hundai, Mercedes, Audi ... Rebuild America — Absolutely fantastic rig, only wish the steering wheel radio controls were compatible with newer aftermarket head units. ride comfort is fantastic, fit and finish is above other manufacturers. My rig is quick for as big as it is, put a flowmaster and a cold air intake and hang on.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Tiffany writes:
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Appearance, comfort, room, cost.

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I would like for it to get 35 MPG.

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Overall This Is My Most Favorate Vehicle I Have Ever Owned. It Is Perfect. — I absolutely love my Yukon XL. Its beautiful. It looks like a million bucks. GMC went out of the way to make a great truck. I have a TV which is wonderful for my kids. I have leather seats that are heated. That is wonderful in the winter. I have alot of room for me and my passengers plus I have alot of room left for suitcases for travel. For a big truck my gas milage is reasonable. The same a a mini van and I have a much much better vehicle. Also i have alot of storage inside my truck. The stereo system is rockin and last but certainly not least I love my on star. Maintainence has been routine only. The cars acceleration is satisfactory along with the breaking and handling. I love my truck.

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Nick writes:
2005 GMC Yukon XL 4 Dr 1500 4WD SUV Review
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its really nice, and it feels safe

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its hard to park and it takes up a lot of room

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Big — Its alotta truck with a lot of room, parking is hell, but its got a really nice interior.

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Reviews From Other Years

2000 GMC Yukon XL Reviews

Awesome, If You Have To Money To Fill It. By Gear_headSage

I kept having to bring it into the shop to find out why the "Service 4WD" light kept coming on in the message centre. We finally bought a new 4WD engage switch and changed it out in the driveway of my... Read More

The White Beast By Christina

Performance wise this beast Is hard on the road, it has kick and jump... and has 2 tanks.... :) the body is in great shape and the style is leather, it get 16 mpg and holds it's end of the deal. The s... Read More

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2001 GMC Yukon XL Reviews

My Beast By TonyBaez

I LOVE MY YUKON. Great Vehicle truly rugged and can handle anything thrown its way. Love the room for cargo or hauling. the power is good to know you have at your command. Also the configurations for ... Read More

Big! By Rocky1978

The leather and power everything. It has alot of towing power. Great for family trips with lots of room for everything. You feel very safe in the SUV on the road everywhere you go. People don't pull o... Read More

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2002 GMC Yukon XL Reviews

Wonderful Suv By Grandma96

Loved all the room for traveling with family. Handles great seats clean up so easy, car mates all through the vehicle. Doors open wide for easy access to the very back of the vehicle. 3rd see can be... Read More

2002 Gmc Yukon Xl 4 Dr Denali Awd Suv By DJRCS

This truck is one of two of the best Trucks GM made in 2002! I say one of the best because the other one is the Chevy Suburban! I own both and could not be happier with both of my investments. Read More

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2003 GMC Yukon XL Reviews

Great Room By MJOwen5

Room is great, handling is even better. On trips put a DVD in for the kids and hit the road. Very comfortable even on the longest trips. We did about a 4,000 mile trip and have no complaints. Love it.... Read More

Great Vehicle By mperotti877

Well 2003 still driving, 177,500 miles should tell you this is a well made vehicle. Has held up well, very little rust, problems. Leather Interior has held up extremely well!!! I still love this tr... Read More

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2004 GMC Yukon XL Reviews

Must Have With A Family Of 3-4, Especially With Friends. Great Team Vehicle. By cold_surfer

seems to get a lot of dents. the drivers seat wiring goes screwy and controls operate backwards, alternator surges like crazy, heater control won't shut off heat in the summer so we plumbed in a T-ha... Read More

Proud Of My Denali By BLFriend

I have had several Suburbans and Yukon XLs over the years, with many different seating and power configurations. This is by far my favorite for "on road". The Denali, although the name implies diffe... Read More

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