2008 GMC Yukon XL User Reviews

2008 GMC Yukon XL Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 6 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 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:4.3 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
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"power" 4 reviews
"space" 2 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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elvinadiaz writes:
2008 GMC Yukon XL Denali AWD Review
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5

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6.2L V8, powerful. 19mpg Highway worked great for hauling 7 adults comfortably.  Heated seats and front and rear temperature control.  Front and rear sound system for private listening.  In-Dash and fold down screens for passengers, big and little kids love it. 3rd row removable for hauling and the 2nd row will flip forward for even more space.

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13mpg city driving. Black exterior and interior (just not my favorite color).  Everybody wants to ride in it or drive it.

elvinadiaz
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Impressive, Feel, Look And Performance. — I personally prefer the shorter version, but the XL did not make any noticeable difference in handling. The back-up cameras and automatic tilting side view mirrors when the vehicle is in reverse, enhanced the ability to park this big body where ever it will fit without bumping into anything (curbs, other vehicles or any obstacles). Handles excellent in the snow and ice. Great power off-road and surprising acceleration on any road. No special tires, but didn't matter. Loved the handling in the snow and ice. Never lost control or was concerned about sliding off the road. Really nice on highway, smooth ride,almost entertaining to drive with maps viewable during driving or split screen with map and entertainment at the same time. Hauling Capacity! Example: I bought a King sized bedroom set, minus the bed, I was able to make one trip with 2 large nightstands, vanity with mirror, Chest of drawers with all the seats remaining in the vehicle. I never pulled a trailer with it, but it has manual transmission control capability and trailer towing transmission gearing option on the column. Just a vehicle that is adaptable to my needs whether hauling people or furniture.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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echance17 writes:
2008 GMC Yukon XL SLT-1 1/2 Ton Review
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4

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Awesome safety rating. You can't beat the room.  Handles really well, doesn't feel like a big vehicle.

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20 miles to the gallon on the highway is awesome if you're carrying 5 or more people, but I'm usually traveling alone.  

echance17
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Big Room And Comfort, Sporty Handling Vehicle Doesn't Fell Big At All. — 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've owned and will own another. You can expect to easily get 300,000 miles out of this vehicle with regular service intervals. If you have kids, you can't put them in a safer vehicle.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Denzel writes:
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Its got a high engine capacity with high performance

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Its not boisted plated so there are no protection from bullets

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Its A Great Car But There Are Areas That They Can Improve On.... — CIA offical Patrol Vehicle. Looks great in black. Fast with a 2400cc V8 engine. 5.8L with a massive 398bHp thrust to acccelerate. its 4WD transmission is superb for offroad and dirt tracks. With Brembo brakes will stop the car in under 3.5 seconds. 0-65mPh in 5 seconds.

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

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can2texas writes:
2008 GMC Yukon XL SLE-1 1/2 Ton 4WD Review
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Power and comfort

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Price and MPG

can2texas
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Big Family Tank — 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 practical. My 1/2 SLE 4x4 has plenty of power to pull or tow most boats or trailers. Overall the car is what I needed, only complaint is the resale value is low.

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Kody writes:
2008 GMC Yukon XL SLE-1 3/4 Ton Review
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You can fit all your friends into it

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it eats up alot af gas

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You Can Do Most Anything With It — 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 feel like you own the road.

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Doug writes:
2008 GMC Yukon XL SLT-1 3/4 Ton 4WD Review
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roooooom!

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dont like roooooooom!

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Great Vehicle Way To Go Usa — great quality made usa vehicle! nice trim package, could use less feul but not a deal breaker. the over all appearence is great easy to clean couls use some better moldings. bigger tire would be a plus. forth row seats option could be cool!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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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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