2008 GMC Yukon Overview


Looking for a Used Yukon in your area?

CarGurus has 17,156 nationwide Yukon listings starting at $2,500.

Average user score
4.9 5 stars
Based on 14 reviews

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.


What's your take on the 2008 GMC Yukon?

2008 GMC Yukon Top Comparisons

Users ranked 2008 GMC Yukon against other cars which they drove/owned. Each ranking was based on 9 categories. Here is the summary of top rankings.

2008 GMC Yukon vs:

    Have you driven a 2008 GMC Yukon?  
    Rank This Car

    Cars compared to 2008 GMC YukonPeople researching a 2008 GMC Yukon contacted a dealer about


    Looking for a Used Yukon in your area?

    CarGurus has 17,156 nationwide Yukon listings starting at $2,500.

    Have questions?   Ask a question

    GMC Yukon Questions

    2008 Gmc Yukon Denali

    Hi, I have a 2008 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2 L V8. After replacing a oxygen sensor, belts, Spark plugs, air filter vent valve, harness. It threw another code 2 codes P069E and P0191 all having to do with Fu...

    11 views with 1 answer (last answer about a week ago)

    Yukon 2008 Engine Problems

    My car was xceleatratoring while in parked does anyone know why? Then when I moved it to drive it didn't want to give it gas

    2 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 weeks ago)

    Gas Problem

    I have a 08 Yukon every time I put gas in it takes a minute to start

    7 views with 2 answers (last answer 3 weeks ago)

    Air Conditioner In 2008 Yukon Litterally Blew Up ( Sounded Like A Gun Shot)...

    sitting , idleing at a walmart in Florida, with air on waiting for family, - heard a huge bang and water vapour escaped in a cloud for 30 seconds. this truck has a front and back air con , the back o...

    7 views with 1 answer (last answer 3 weeks ago)

    Looking For A 3rd Row Seat That Will Fit Into A 08 Yukon..what Other Seats ...

    4 views with no answers yet