The 2008 GMC Yukon XL Denali is available in two trim levels – 2WD & AWD – with a standard 380 horsepower 6.2-liter gas-powered V8 with a 6-speed overdrive-enabled automatic transmission. With four doors and seating capacity for up to eight passengers, the GMC Yukon XL Denali offers excellent hauling and towing capabilities, as well as a long list of luxury equipment, including dual zone climate control, cruise control, keyless entry, a navigation system, heated lumbar seats, full power accessories, an AM/FM/CD/MP3/Satellite audio system, fog lamps and ABS brakes.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.