2006 GMC Yukon XL Overview

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1500 SL
8 national listings
Avg. Price: $10,686
1500 SL 4WD
Avg. Price: $11,996
1500 SLE
Avg. Price: $12,088
1500 SLE 4WD
Avg. Price: $10,839
1500 SLT
2 national listings
2500 SLE
2500 SLE 4WD
1 national listing
Avg. Price: $11,174

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45 stars

Based on 3 reviews

Huh by PatrickandSamantha
 — Its great! Big and Roomy! A Real Family Vehicle! It even has great pick up when you want it to or need. Looks Nice and Stlyish no minivan here. Gas Mileage is Surprisingly good for such a good vehicle... Read More
Great Family Car by soccermom
 — I miss driving my MDX but the trade off in space is so worth it. Kids don't complain during road trips anymore. I added some chrome accents because I like the look of the Escalade, but love the pric... Read More
Murderus Engine With Plenty Of Tourque And Spacious Entwrior by Hussam
 — Exterior : good headlights and marginal tail lights, big car that needs a lot of thinking before you park anywhaere ! (especially without any sensors) but at least you can park AT the SIDEWALK ! (i've... Read More

2006 GMC Yukon XL Overview

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2006 GMC Yukon XL

Not much changed for the Yukon SUV with the extended wheelbase as GMC anticipated a major redesign for 2007.  The Yukon XL comes in 7 basic trims: SL 1500 2WD, SLE 1500 2WD, SLE 2500 2WD, SL 1500 4WD, SLE 1500 4WD, SLE 2500 4WD, and Denali 4WD.  The 1500's have a 5.3 L, 295 hp V8 engine and the 2500's and Denali have a 6.0 L, 335 hp V8.  All use 4 speed automatic transmission.  

Gas mileage across trims comes out to about 14 mpg in the city and 18 on the highway.  Only the SL 1500 trims lack optional sunroof and navigation system.  The non-Denali trims have 4 doors and seat 9 while the Denali seats 8.  Max towing capacity comes out to 8200, 8500, or 12000 lbs. depending on the trim.  

Overall, drivers like the Yukon XL's powerful V8, roomy interior, and smooth handling.  However, the bulky size makes for tight driving in residential areas.  Despite the occasional issues, reviewers give the Yukon XL a high overall grade for utility and versatility.


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Loose Steering

My steering is very loose. I was told that I probably need shocks and brakes. I have noticed my brakes are a bit soft. But I've also heard I need struts. What's the difference? and do you agree wi...

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2006 Yukon Xl Denali Trade Captain Chairs For 2nd Row Bench

I have Stone Gray captain chairs in great condition and I'm hoping to trade someone for their similar color (or other color) 40/60 split 2nd row. We are adopting kids and need 8 seating capacity inste...

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I Am Looking For 3rd Row Grey Leather Seats For A 2006 Yukon Xl 1500. Colo...

My dog ate my 3rd row seats corner and I am looking to replace it. I would prefer not to spend over $400 including shipping.

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My Headlights Dim When I Roll My Windows Up Or Down. Ive Replaced The Batte...

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My Back Hatch On My 2006 Yukon Xl Won't Lock. All Other Doors Lock, But Ba...

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