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

Nice, but watch the problems - OIL CONSUMPTION

By on Monday, January 14, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 44,500

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"I own a 2007 XL 4x4, SLE, the base model and purchased it new. Its now 5.5 years old & it has 44,000 miles. The BAD: The first 3 years were pretty flawless but around 30k miles things reall started acting up. Oil consumption.... about 1qt per 1,000 miles! That's acceptable to GM!! 1qt per 750 miles is when they will do something about it but only after a drawn out oil consumption test. I had internal door handles replaced a couple times beause of a bad mold. Chrome would peal off and create sharp edges almost cutting fingers. Cosmetic issues included chrome wearing off the front hood trim,exterior door moldings faded as if they had no clearcoat, rims all had spots of corrosion, and the rear liftate had corosion forming at the seams under the gate. GM resolved all but the oil consumption issue at no cost to me which was great. The latest issue is failure of the rear speakers. Only the speakers up front work. This is probably an amp failure which seems pretty common according to forums. The GOOD: It is a very comfortable vehicle to drive and nice to tow with.(up to about about 5,000 lbs. It is reaonably peppy with the 5.3 considering its size. I wish mine had the 6 speed tranny which came later. Mine seems geared just a little too high especially in 3rd and overdrive, but that is probably why it can get 20-21 on the highway if you drive smartly. (It probably would do better if it wasn't burning oil like a 2 stroker!) 19mpg on the Hwy is pretty easy to achieve unless you really have a lead foot. Expect 12 to 14mpg around town. I don't think any vehicle can beat the room. The third row seating is useable for adults, but better suited to the younger crowd. Even with the third row seats in use, it still has a lot of storage space. With good tires, it goes like a tank in the snow. At 44k, it still has the original Good Year Wranglers on it and it could probably reach 50k on them (if I keep the vehicle.) Overall, this is probably a better vehicle than what I have experienced, but this is my second bad one and cannot see myself buying another yukon or suburban because of it. Definitly stay away from the 2007 5.3L engine! That year is what seemed to be plagued by the oil consumption issue and my biggest disspointment in this vehicle BY FAR. Shame on GM for not standing behind their most expensive vehicles! They're probaly losing me and I've always been a GM fan all my life. I hate to say it but mine may be traded on an import. Cheers!"

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Great vehicle, no problems to report

By on Tuesday, April 3, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 70,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "great to drive and very comfortable."

Cons: "a little thirsty."

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

"I really enjoy this vehicle. A great, comfortable ride with all the extras. A little thirsty but what the heck."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Perfect vehicle for long trips carrying the family

By on Wednesday, February 19, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 45,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "Comortable ride, handles great"

Cons: "Getting less miles to the tank with E85 fuel"

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

"This is a great vehicle for taking long trips with the family comfortably. At first, I was a little hesitant purchasing this vehicle (I had no idea how to use all of the "bells and whistles") but once I got accustomed to all of them, it was the best purchase I have ever made. Features that I loved the best were the heated and cooled seats, heated steering wheel, navigation, OnStar and XM/Sirius radio. I also liked that it is a Flex Fuel vehicle and I have the choice to use E85 or regular fuel. This comes in handy when you are traveling and are having a difficult time finding gas stations that do not carry more than 10% ethanol fuel."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

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