2006 GMC Yukon XL Overview

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2006 GMC Yukon XL Overview

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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    Yukonxl/sub 2nd Row Bench Wanted

    Im looking to trade or buy a 2nd row 60/40 tan leather bench for a 2006 yukon xl. I have the captain chairs of same color and are in good to very good condition. Thanks Rusty

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    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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    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...

    20 views with 2 answers (last answer about a year ago)

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    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.

    371 views with 6 answers (last answer about a year ago)

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