GMC Yukon XL 1500

GMC Yukon XL 1500

About GMC Yukon XL 1500

The GMC Yukon is a full-size, 3-row SUV that is the sibling to the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban. 2014 marks the last model-year for the current version ahead of the completely revamped 2015 Yukon. Because of this, the 2014 lineup will have a shorter production run. Though an all-new model is in the works, the current GMC Yukon still offers a lot of vehicle for the money. With seating for up to nine, an extended-length version available and 4-wheel drive (4WD) also an option, the Yukon and the larger Yukon XL hold their own against rivals such as the Ford Expedition, Toyota Sequoia and Nissan Armada. When dressed in premium Denali form, the Yukon can even give a Cadillac Escalade a run for its money.

2014 GMC Yukon XL 1500
What's new for 2014?
2014 GMC Yukon XL 1500

With the all-new 2015 GMC Yukon around the corner, the 2014 model carries over virtually unchanged except for a new exterior paint color – Deep Indigo Metallic. The slow-selling hybrid version has officially gotten the ax, and the 2500 3/4-ton model has also exited the lineup.

2013 GMC Yukon XL 1500
What's new for 2013?
2013 GMC Yukon XL 1500

The 2013 GMC Yukon carries over unchanged except for a new exterior color (Champagne Silver Metallic) and the ability to use powertrain grade braking in normal transmission mode to reduce brake wear when going downhill.

2012 GMC Yukon XL 1500
What's new for 2012?
2012 GMC Yukon XL 1500

The 2012 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL receive some minor upgrades and equipment. A heated steering wheel is now available on SLT trims (except for 2500 models), and heated front seats are made standard on all SLTs. A third-row screen is added to Yukon XL models with the rear-seat DVD entertainment package, and trailer sway control and hill start assist are added to the StabiliTrak stability control system. The Denali trims gain side blind zone alert as standard equipment.

2011 GMC Yukon XL 1500
What's new for 2011?
2011 GMC Yukon XL 1500

The latest edition of the GMC Yukon XL arrives with an updated version of OnStar, including six months of complimentary enrollment in the Directions and Connections plan.

2010 GMC Yukon XL 1500
What's new for 2010?
2010 GMC Yukon XL 1500

New for 2010 is OnStar 8.2 with long range remote and traffic control, a center console-mounted USB port and enhanced battery charger for some handheld devices. Under the Yukon's hood, the 5.3-liter V8 is now E85 compatible, while the big Yukon Denali's 6.2-liter V8 gains Active Fuel Management cylinder deactivation. Other mechanical changes include a new 3.08 rear axle on Denali for improved fuel economy and an available two-speed transfer case on four-wheel-drive models.

2009 GMC Yukon XL 1500
What's new for 2009?
2009 GMC Yukon XL 1500

Content levels increase across the board with a new six-speed transmission standard on all trims. New options include Bluetooth hands-free communication, a rear back-up camera with rearview-mirror view screen and a third-row DVD system. Exclusive to the Denali are optional heated and cooled seats and the Side Blind Zone Alert system.

2008 GMC Yukon XL 1500
What's new for 2008?
2008 GMC Yukon XL 1500

Head-curtain airbags are standard on all models, while 2500 models receive StabiliTrak stability control.

2007 GMC Yukon XL 1500
What's new for 2007?
2007 GMC Yukon XL 1500

In the new family of more powerful V8 engines, an Active Fuel Management system switches automatically between eight- and four-cylinder operation (depending upon conditions) to reduce fuel consumption, and the Stabilitrak stability-control system now includes rollover mitigation.

Consumer Reviews

I have had it for 5 mon.

By on Thursday, January 31, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 28,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"It is a great car. No doubt. I bought it in October of 2012. It is a 2012 modle. I got the SLT 4X4 modle. The gas is tough, but I need a Car this big since I have 4 kids. My family gave it the nickname "couches on wheels" Do to how spacious and comfortable it is. It is the best Car I have ever had. The only problem I have had with it is the trunk. It makes noises. We took it back to the shop. They said the brackets were lose. We had had no further problem with it. I would reccomend this car to many people. It is very trustfull."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

2007 GMC Denali AWD

By on Monday, October 22, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 90,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Comfort, electronics, look, sound, seating, engine"

Cons: "Fuel, cost & transmission (sometimes jumpy)"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Owned for 2 years now. Pros: Great SUV feel Interior is well appointed and holds up well: leather, electronics, navigation, rear sensors, sound-system (Bose), etc are all GREAT Love the exterior looks and stock exhaust sound (opinion) Fits plenty of people comfortably (6-7 adults) Engine is more than adequate Moderate: Road noise isn't too loud or too quiet Cons: Fuel consumption Cost to purchase Often jumpy transmission"

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Simply the best vehicle I have ever owned

By on Wednesday, October 3, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 86,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Comfort, safety, excellent handling"

Cons: "Could have better city MPG. Highway MPG at 19 is"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"After owning over 100 vehicles combined, this is simply the best all around vehicle I have ever had."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Advertisement
Thanks for Supporting
Kelley Blue Book.
We deliver up-to-date car values, expert reviews and unbiased reporting at no
cost to you. To do this, we display ads from only trusted automotive partners.

To continue on our site, simply turn off your ad blocker and refresh the page.