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

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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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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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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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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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Good looks, roomy, well optioned, and a nice ride for a 4x4.

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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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Reviews From Other Years

2011 GMC Yukon XL Reviews

2011 Gmc Yukon Xl 3/4 Ton 4x4 By jsb4374

Plenty of room, lots of power, nice ride. Poor fuel mileage but did not buy for the mileage. Tows my 33 ft travel trailer nicely. Back seat hard to get into with car seats, buckets would have been b... Read More

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2010 GMC Yukon XL Reviews

Great Family Vehicle By wrunion

The Yukon is a great handling and comfortable car to travel in. I drive from Colorado to Texas a couple times a year and this truck makes it much easier to carry all of the family's stuff and still h... Read More

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2009 GMC Yukon XL Reviews

Love It. By uthej01

It has plenty of get-up and go. I have had it for a year and there are no squeaks or rattles. I have not had any repairs to the vehicle. It is comforatable and quiet. It is great for long family v... Read More

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2007 GMC Yukon XL Reviews

Wonderful Truck For Family By warehouse11

You have to get use to the size of full size SUV Its great for family trip vacation/ camping The truck so smooth riding it like riding in a car long distance trip gas is wonderful very nice on the ro... Read More

"new"est Addition By duanecwhite

Only had it for a couple of days, but so far I certainly can't complain. It has a super-smooth ride, great motor and transmission is doing really well, too. When the kids who hate change want to go ... Read More

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2006 GMC Yukon XL Reviews

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

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

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