GMC Yukon XL Models and Yukon XL History

The 2001 Yukon XL allowed GMC the first opportunity to expand the Denali premium name beyond the shorter-wheelbase Yukon structure. 219.3 inches in length, the long luxury-trimmed sport utility vehicle maintained a tough truck appearance and capacities. Standard equipped with full-time all-wheel drive, the ride of the 2001 GMC Yukon XL Denali operates on a suspension incorporating Auto Ride Control. Generating 320 horsepower and 365 pound-feet of torque, a 6.0 Vortec V-8 engine powering the 2001 Yukon XL Denali included a high-capacity air cleaner. The powerplant was linked to a four-speed automatic transmission with overdrive and a Tow/Haul mode.


An auxiliary transmission oil cooler proved ideal for protecting the gearbox against the work of pulling up to 8,400 pounds. With leather seating for up to eight passengers, the 2001 Yukon XL Denalis interior amenities included an 11-speaker sound system featuring a six-disc in-dash CD changer, power windows and keyless entry. For 2003, the Yukon XL Denali became a recipient of General Motors Stabilitrak electronic stability control in addition to enhancements to braking. For 2005, engine power from the 6.0-liter V-8 engine was elevated to 335 horsepower. Redesigned for the 2007 model year, the GMC Yukon XL Denali received an all-new front end complete with the chrome mesh grille associated with the Denali.


The 2007 GMC Yukon XL Denali received propulsion from an all-new 6.2-liter Vortec V-8 engine matched with a six-speed automatic transmission. The new engine produced 380 horsepower and 417 pound-feet of torque but boasted improved efficiency thanks to variable valve timing. The 2009 model of the Yukon XL Denali received available Side Blind Zone Alert system, third-row DVD entertainment system and a rear-view camera system.


New and Used Yukon XL Prices, GMC Yukon XL Model Years and History

The Yukon XL is one of GMC’s largest and most luxurious vehicles
The large size Yukon XL has room for you and your entire pack, and doesn’t trim back on amenities or tech features.
The Yukon XL is a big and as bold as luxury, full-sized SUVs come.
Completely redesigned for 2015, the truck-based GMC Yukon XL provides room for up to nine passengers with superior towing abilities.
The extended length variant of the Yukon, the 2014 GMC Yukon XL is a full-size SUV available in standard and luxury Denali trim levels.
Now available with new exterior paint options, the 2013 GMC Yukon XL is an extended length full-size SUV available in standard and luxury Denali trim levels.
The long wheelbase model of a full-sized sport utility vehicle, the 130-inch wheelbase 2012 GMC Yukon XL also features massive V-8 power.
More than 14 inches longer in wheelbase length than the standard Yukon, the 2011 GMC Yukon XL's big stature is powered by one of two V-8 engines.
The 2010 GMC Yukon XL is a full-size SUV with seating for up to nine passengers and a longer wheelbase than the standard Yukon for added comfort and cargo space.
An excellent choice for large families, the 2009 GMC Yukon XL is a full-size SUV with maximum seating, towing and cargo capabilities.
The 2008 GMC Yukon XL is a large SUV with an increased wheelbase compared to the standard Yukon, resulting in increased cargo capacity.
Take the standard Yukon and increase the wheelbase for more cargo room and you have the luxury 2007 GMC Yukon XL SUV.
If the standard Yukon doesn't have enough cargo space, opt for the full-size 2006 GMC Yukon XL which stretches the wheelbase for more room in the back.
Extending the wheelbase of a standard Yukon, the 2005 GMC Yukon XL expands its seating capacity to make room for nine passengers while also expanding the available cargo room.
With seating available for up to nine passengers, the 2004 GMC Yukon XL rides on a longer wheelbase than the standard Yukon giving it more interior volume.
Riding on a longer wheelbase than the standard Yukon, the 2003 GMC Yukon XL adds more cargo room for greater hauling options.
Stretching the wheelbase of a standard Yukon yields the 2002 GMC Yukon XL which seats nine passengers and still has lots of room left over for any cargo you need to haul.
The 2001 GMC Yukon XL is the extended wheelbase version of the standard Yukon, which helps it expand seating capacity to fit nine passengers.
If you need more room than the standard Yukon has to offer, the 2000 GMC Yukon XL is just the thing, thanks to a longer wheelbase which allows seating for up to nine passengers.