2009 New York Auto Show: 2009 GMC Yukon Denali Hybrid
by KBB.com Editors | April 9, 2009 7:27 AM
Hybrid owners love showing off their environmentally conscious green machines, but when it comes to capability there usually isn't much to crow about. With the arrival of the 2009 GMC Yukon Denali Hybrid, team green can now lay claim to bragging rights at both the pump and the Home Depot. Sharing the same two-mode electric/gasoline hybrid system as the 2008 GMC Yukon Hybrid, the Denali offers seating for eight, can tow up to 5,800 pounds and achieves an impressive 21 mpg in city driving. Unlike the humbler Yukon, the Denali Hybrid lavishes its occupants in luxury trappings, including 12-way heated/cooled front seats, heated second-row bench seat, premium Bose sound system and in-dash navigation with rear back-up camera. In fact, there are only three options available: a sunroof, blind-zone alert mirrors and a rear-seat entertainment system. Arriving in showrooms this May, look for pricing to start around $60,000 for the two-wheel-drive Denali and $62,000 for the four-wheel drive variant, with a possible hybrid vehicle tax credit of up to $2,200.