2008 GMC Yukon XL Overview

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1500 SLE-1
Avg. Price: $17,867
1500 SLE-1 4WD
Avg. Price: $18,226
1500 SLE-2
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Avg. Price: $17,828
1500 SLE-2 4WD
Avg. Price: $20,710
1500 SLT-1
Avg. Price: $19,908
1500 SLT-1 4WD
Avg. Price: $20,546
1500 SLT-2
Avg. Price: $18,585
1500 SLT-2 4WD
Avg. Price: $20,996
2500 SLE-1
2500 SLE-1 4WD
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You Can Do Most Anything With It by Kody
 — its my mothers car. it is the most amazing car to drive. it has amazing performance and handles great for a huge suv. It eats up alot of gas but it is so much fun to drive because it makes you fee... Read More
Big Room And Comfort, Sporty Handling Vehicle Doesn't Fell Big At All. by echance17
 — You can't beat the performance, handling, and economy of the variable displacement engine (swaps between 4 and 8 cyclinders depending on demand) of a Yukon XL/Chevy Suburban. This is the third one I'... Read More
Big Family Tank by can2texas
 — This is a great car for moving lots of people or towing. If you want top of the line interiors look elsewhere, GMC uses a lot of plastic and leatherette. However the interiors are spacious and practic... Read More

2008 GMC Yukon XL Overview

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2008 GMC Yukon XL

If it works for t-shirts, it works for SUVs. The 2008 GMC Yukon XL is an Xtra Large SUV that seats 8-9 passengers in three rows. It comes in both half-ton 1500 and three-quarter ton 2500 versions in five separate trims -- SLE, SLE-1, SLE-2, SLT-1, and SLT-2. Got that straight? All trims are offered in either rear-wheel or automatic all-wheel drive with low-range gearing for off-road performance.

After a total overhaul in 2007, the 2008 Yukon XL gets some powertrain changes. Standard engine is a 5.3-liter, 320-hp V8 (310-hp in AWD versions), but the XL 2500 models get a new 6.0-liter, 366-hp V8. Both engines feature cylinder deactivation, cutting of four of the eight cylinders to improve on fuel economy, which averages a less than stellar 14/20 mpg. A 4-speed automatic with overdrive is standard, but a new 6-speed automatic is paired with the 6.0 V8. Electronic stability control is newly standard on 2500 models for 2008, and the driver information center received some revisions.

The powerful SUV comes standard with traction and stability control, ABS brakes, 17-inch wheels, and dual front and side curtain airbags for all three rows. The optional backup sensors and rearview camera help clear up visibility problems that come naturally with full-size SUVs. The third row is removable and the second row folds nearly flat, to expand the 45.8 cubic foot cargo area to 137 cubic feet. Power features, cruise control, a CD player, and three-zone climate control start you out in the SLE trims, while leather upholstery and heated seats get added further up the line.

Last year's apperance updates (chrome trim, flush interior controls and exterior lights) have improved the overall style, creating a sleeker profile. Consumers notice the improved stability and quieter ride, but mostly love the interior space and V8 power. Cramped legroom in the rear seats and a non-folding third row are major complaints, along with the difficult maneuverability. They don't call it XL for nothing.


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2008 Gmc Yukon Xl Electrical Issues.

For some reason the car sometimes goes dead after you turn it off as if the battery were dead. I can always tell when it is going to happen because the radio will turn off as soon as you turn the engi...

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I have grey leather, 2nd row power fold buckets I want to trade for 2nd row power fold 60/40 bench seat. My seats are like new have very little use. I am in Indianapolis. Cell 317-695-2203 dpolk1950@...

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Mpg For 3/4 Yukon Xl? How Much Worse Than 1/2 Ton With 5.3 Liter Engine. ...

3/4 ton has new engine and 6 speed transmission and weighs about 600 lbs than the 1/2 ton version. Dealer tells me the 3/4 has heavier frame, bigger axels, etc. Trying to decide between the two as I...

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