2008 GMC Yukon XL Overview

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2008 GMC Yukon XL Overview

If it works for t-shirts, it works for SUVs. The 2008 GMC Yukon XL is an Xtra Large SUV that seats 8-9 passengers in three rows. It comes in both half-ton 1500 and three-quarter ton 2500 versions in five separate trims -- SLE, SLE-1, SLE-2, SLT-1, and SLT-2. Got that straight? All trims are offered in either rear-wheel or automatic all-wheel drive with low-range gearing for off-road performance.

After a total overhaul in 2007, the 2008 Yukon XL gets some powertrain changes. Standard engine is a 5.3-liter, 320-hp V8 (310-hp in AWD versions), but the XL 2500 models get a new 6.0-liter, 366-hp V8. Both engines feature cylinder deactivation, cutting of four of the eight cylinders to improve on fuel economy, which averages a less than stellar 14/20 mpg. A 4-speed automatic with overdrive is standard, but a new 6-speed automatic is paired with the 6.0 V8. Electronic stability control is newly standard on 2500 models for 2008, and the driver information center received some revisions.

The powerful SUV comes standard with traction and stability control, ABS brakes, 17-inch wheels, and dual front and side curtain airbags for all three rows. The optional backup sensors and rearview camera help clear up visibility problems that come naturally with full-size SUVs. The third row is removable and the second row folds nearly flat, to expand the 45.8 cubic foot cargo area to 137 cubic feet. Power features, cruise control, a CD player, and three-zone climate control start you out in the SLE trims, while leather upholstery and heated seats get added further up the line.

Last year's apperance updates (chrome trim, flush interior controls and exterior lights) have improved the overall style, creating a sleeker profile. Consumers notice the improved stability and quieter ride, but mostly love the interior space and V8 power. Cramped legroom in the rear seats and a non-folding third row are major complaints, along with the difficult maneuverability. They don't call it XL for nothing.


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    Power Windows And Seats Not Working

    the battery recently died in my Yukon so I had it jumped and since then both passenger side windows and both front seats and seat heater do not work. I can hear a click when I try the window button b...

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    Need Black Leather Bench For Suburban Or Yukon Xl. Will Trade Captains Chai...

    Looking for black 2nd row bench in leather, will trade captains chairs. I have an 08 Yukon XL. My email is grandriver1968@yahoo.com. I am in Ohio.

    11 views with 4 answers (last answer about a month ago)

    Should I Buy A 2008 Gmc Yukon With Blown Flex Fuel Engine

    Just looking for some advice. I know the owner of this fully loaded Yukon. It has the bad engine and would need a new/used engine installed. My question is should I do this. I've read that you can p...

    36 views with 3 answers (last answer 4 months ago)

    2008 Gmc Yukon Xl Electrical Issues.

    For some reason the car sometimes goes dead after you turn it off as if the battery were dead. I can always tell when it is going to happen because the radio will turn off as soon as you turn the engi...

    5,192 views with 22 answers (last answer 7 months ago)

    2nd Row Buckets For 2nd Row Bench 2008 Yukon Xl Slt

    I have grey leather, 2nd row power fold buckets I want to trade for 2nd row power fold 60/40 bench seat. My seats are like new have very little use. I am in Indianapolis. Cell 317-695-2203 dpolk1950@...

    286 views with 2 answers (last answer 2 years ago)