The 2009 GMC Yukon XL SLE-1 1/2 Ton is the base trim for the Yukon XL model line, but it comes with a bevy of comforts and technologies, as you might expect with an MSRP of $41,225. The SLE-1 1/2 Ton is powered by a 5.3-liter, 310-horsepower V8 capable of 335 lb-ft of torque and paired with a six-speed, heavy-duty, electronically controlled transmission with overdrive, tow/haul mode, and tap up/down shifting. It gets 14 city/20 highway mpg. Performance features include a heavy-duty locking rear differential, aluminized stainless-steel muffler and tailpipe, StabiliTrak stability control system with traction control, GMC’s Premium Smooth Ride Suspension Package (coil over shock with stabilizer bar in the front and multilink with coil springs in the rear) and heavy-duty trailering equipment that includes a trailer hitch platform, seven-wire harness with independent fused trailering circuits mated to a seven-way sealed connector, and 2-inch trailering receiver. The SLE-1 1/2 Ton has a maximum payload of 1,592 pounds and a maximum towing capacity of 5,600 pounds.
The interior features cruise control, air conditioning with dual-zone manual climate control, auxiliary rear air conditioning and heating, Bluetooth, one-year of OnStar's Safe and Sound Plan, power programmable locks with lockout protection, three 12-volt outlets, a rear window defogger, tilt steering column, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and cruise controls, a 40/20/40-split three-passenger front bench with six-way power driver's seat adjuster, a 60/40-split second-row bench, a 50/50-split removable third-row bench, and an eight-speaker AM/FM/CD stereo with Radio Data System, speed-sensitive volume, TheftLock, and a three-month trial of XM Satellite Radio.
Exterior highlights for the SLE-1 1/2 Ton include body-color side moldings, front and rear fascia and assist steps, a chrome grille, gray air dam, black luggage rack with side rails, power heated body-color mirrors with manual folding, Solar-Ray deep-tinted glass, and halogen headlamps with automatic exterior lamp control.