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2008 GMC Yukon Overview

The 2008 GMC Yukon made headlines with General Motors' announcement that the beefy full-size SUV would be available for the first time in a hybrid version. That two-mode hybrid-drive model will ship to dealers late in 2007; it's touted as offering a 25% improvement in fuel efficiency, as well as reduced hydrocarbon emissions.

Apart from that innovation, the '08 Yukon continues basically unchanged from the 2007 version. And why should GM tinker with a good thing? The 2007 design overhaul, with its stiffer frame, nimbler steering, and more responsive suspension, struck a chord with buyers. If you want a great big wagon, but don't want to have to wrestle it around turns, the 2008 Yukon may be for you. Its power steering has drawn raves from reviewers and drivers alike.

And the '08 Yukon certainly packs a lot of muscle. With a top towing capacity of 7,700 pounds (with optional equipment) and seating for up to nine adults, this is a lot of truck.

GMC offers the 2008 Yukon in four trim levels: The SLE1, with a 4.8-liter, 290-horsepower V8 engine, and the SLE2, with 320 horses under the hood, are comfortably equipped; the SLT1 adds a number of luxury touches to its 320 horsepower and 340 lb.-ft. of torque; and the SLT2 is tricked out with all the bells and whistles imaginable.

When it comes to fuel efficiency, the 2008 Yukon is on par with the other vehicles in its class: 16 mpg city, 22 mpg highway are the EPA's estimates. The Yukon is available right now in E85 ethanol Flex-Fuel configurations, and we'll see how well the hybrid versions perform later this year.

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Clock Doesn't Work

I recently replaced the fuel pump. While doing the repair, I disconnected the battery. It was disconnected for around 24 hours. Since reconnecting the battery, everything works except the clock. Rad...

2008 Yukon Denali Issues

Hi! I have a 2008 Yukon Denali that has been having what seems to be an electrical issue for the past 4 months. We have check all wiring, replaced the BCM, positive and negative cables, starter. Al...

SUV Teen

The SLT trim Is sooo much more better then SLE it WAY more packages like the floor protection package the sun and entertainment packages it has leather seat upholstery reclining second-row seats h...

My 2008 Yukon Denali Rear Gate Will Open Part Way Electronically Then Close...

The rear tail gate will open about 1/4 of the way then close. I can hold the door and raise it by hand but it will not stay open. Any suggestions?

Swapping Parts

Will parts off my 04 Yukon fit on my 08 Yukon?