The 2008 GMC Yukon Denali is a four door, eight passenger luxury SUV with excellent handling, a spacious interior and above-average cargo room. Available in two models - the 2WD and the AWD - the Yukon Denali features a 380 horsepower 6.2-liter gas-powered V8 with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Yukon Denali comes nicely equipped with plenty of luxury amenities, including dual zone climate control, heated lumbar seats, navigation, AM/FM/CD/MP3/Satellite and keyless entry.Read more Read less
The big news for 2008 is that a new Hybrid model, with GM's new 2-Mode hybrid system and a fuel economy improvement of up to 25 percent, joins the Yukon lineup. Otherwise, as the Yukon was completely redesigned for 2007, changes are relatively minor. The 6.0L V8 has been fitted with the active fuel management system, which helps save fuel, and a six-speed automatic transmission and StabiliTrak stability control are now standard on XL 2500 models. 17-inch wheels are now available on the XL2500. Also, head-curtain side impact air bags are now standard on all models, the base SLE model now comes with a 40/20/40-split front bench seat, and there are two new exterior colors this year: Stealth Gray Metallic and Sonoma Red Metallic for the Yukon, and Red Jewel Tintcoat and Dark Slate Metallic for the Denali.
Range of engines and equipment; plush interior; reassuring ride; new fuel-efficient Hybrid model.
The new Yukon family, which was introduced last year, can fill a wide range of roles, domestic or professional, with its capable packaging and tow rating of up to 9700 pounds. It also has a much more stylish, accommodating interior than the vehicle that preceded it--and much of the full-size truck competition--along with a nice, smooth ride. For 2008, the new Hybrid model presents an alternative for those who would prefer a full-size SUV but are torn about the fuel economy.