Hybrids are taking the market by storm, but they’re not limited to compact designs anymore. The 2008 GMC Yukon Hybrid combines the power and utility of a V8 rig with the fuel efficiency of a Hybrid motor (expected to gain about 25% of fuel economy compared to its standard gas-powered brother), into a popular SUV package that’s sure to please both the efficient and work-minded buyer. Available in two and four wheel drive versions, the Yukon Hybrid sports a 332 horsepower 6.0-liter gas/electric V8 with a 4-speed automatic transmission and 367 lbs.-ft of torque.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.