The 2009 Yukon XL Denali is equipped with a 6.2L V8 engine leveraging 403 hp and 417 lb-ft of torque. The XL Denali has the new standard 6-speed automatic transmission that is included across the board and comes with either a 2- or all-wheel-drive system. Fuel economy for the Denali is 12 mpg city /19 mpg hwy and 14 mpg combined. Boasting seating for nine, the Denali features a 3-passenger 50/50 bench seat that takes third row position. Denali standard features include a wide array of safety, entertainment, comfort and convenience elements you would expect in a top-of-the-line luxury SUV. Options for the Denali include updated body-side molding, heated and cooled seats, a choice of 20- and 22-inch wheel styles, a heated steering wheel and a blind-spot alert system. Other creature comforts include luxury interior appointments designed and crafted with the highest quality materials.Read more Read less
For 2009, the GMC Yukon and its larger sibling, the Yukon XL, see few changes. The Yukon gets a new 6-speed transmission. Bluetooth hands-free connectivity is now standard on Yukon, with several minor options changes, package reshuffles and a few new exterior colors now available on both models as well.
Towing and hauling ability; spacious interior; compliant ride and handling relative to other large SUVs; fuel-efficient new hybrid model.
GMC's 2009 Yukon pairs sturdy, capable truck underpinnings with more modern car-like interiors and features and they stand out for their comfortable ride and decent handling. With the addition of the new Hybrid model, trailer towing need not exclude fuel economy.