- suv 137,114
- below average 827
- 16,900 fair
- Bremen, IN
- 5 months
- below average 827 suv 137,114 gasoline automatic
2009 gmc yukon review this car review is specific to this model, not the actual vehicle for sale. Towing capacity, comfortable cruising for the whole gang. introductionfaced with rising gas prices and eco-protests, the market for full-size suvs has seen better times. Gmc answered the call for better fuel economy with the 2008 yukon hybrid and xfe models. These deliver among the best in class city and highway epa ratings respectively. the entire gmc yukon lineup was completely redesigned for 2007 and added the hybrid and xfe in 2008, with 2009 seeing more extensive applications of the six-speed automatic transmission, and integrated trailer brake controller, and minor packaging, cosmetic and electronic updates. The yukon shares the same basic platform used for chevy avalanche, suburban and silverado 1500, and tahoe. The yukon has three-row seating standard and can be configured for two to nine occupants. Seating in the first and second rows has plenty of room, but the third row is best left for kids and has to be removed for maximum cargo space. engine choices are all v8s. The popular 5. 3-liter v8 engines (310-320 hp) provide plenty of power and have a system that shuts down half the cylinders under light loads to improve fuel economy. The denali model's 6. 2-liter v8 generates 403 horsepower, making it one of the more powerful offerings in the class. the hybrid powertrain features a 6. 0-liter v8 boosted by two electric motors for truck performance and respectable fuel economy. maximum tow capacity ranges from 8500 pounds (denali 2wd) to 6000 (hybrid yukon 4wd); subtract roughly 1500 pounds for passengers and cargo. ride and handling characteristics are typical of large suvs. The yukon leans in turns and is not agile. The ride quality, on the other hand, is commendable, even with the denali's available 20-inch polished wheels that add a touch of high fashion trendiness. 4wd models use autotrac, a system that can be engaged on dry pavement and also includes low-range gearing. Those who don't tow might be better served by a larger crossover like the gmc acadia. in addition to the tahoe, the yukon is in the same class as the chrysler aspen, dodge durango, ford expedition, lincoln navigator, nissan armada, and toyota sequoia. All are offered with 2wd or 4wd, except the denali, which is 2wd or all-wheel drive that lacks low-range gearing. The sle 4wd 41,765) comes with a 320-hp 5. 3-liter v8 with active fuel management and a six-speed automatic; an e85-capable flex-fuel 5. 3 is available. The package includes a 3. 08:1 axle ratio, light alloy wheels with low-rolling resistance high-pressure tires, lowered suspension, aluminum front control arms and spare wheel, locking differential, and trailering package. top-line denali models 50,135 2wd/$53,130 awd) are the best-equipped yukons. Available only on denali is a side blind zone alert system 500). hybrid models 50,920 2wd/$53,730 4wd) are well-equipped, slotting between slt2 and denali for features and amenities. However, the hybrid does come standard with a 6-liter v8 gas engine and electric drive system contained within the transmission that rate 332 hp and 367 lb-ft of torque, navigation system with rearview camera, locking rear differential, and p265/65r18 low-rolling resistance tires on alloy wheels. It does not have roof rails, fog lamps, tow hooks, or a separately-opening glass on the liftgate. Hybrid mechanicals are warranted for 8 years or 100,000 miles. options are myriad, dependent on model and other equipment, and frequently cheaper by the package. For 2009 navigation 2500) is available on slt1 and it always adds a rearview camera; some models offer a rearview camera with the display in the mirror for yukons without navigation. Other common upgrades include polished aluminum 20-inch wheels 1795-1995); three-zone climate control upgrade 195); and audio system upgrades 295-500). more choices include a moonroof 995); retractable side steps 1095); trailer brake controller 200); rear dvd entertainment 1295); z71 off-road package 1830); second-row bucket seats 490 plus $425 for power release) and engine block heater 75). Optional are rearview cameras, rear park assist, and on denali, side blind zone alert. walkaroundthe gmc yukon and yukon denali feature clean lines with quiet, calm surface planes that minimize the sheer bulk. Tight tolerances between body panels and a thud closing a door invites comparison with the highest quality imports. the one-piece front end presents a friendly, welcoming face but without forfeiting the yukon's presence. The trademark grille with ruby-red logo and lower air intake ensure plenty of engine cooling. door handles bridging deep recesses make for easy gripping in all seasons. Squared-off wheelwells carry forward a yukon signature styling cue. The independently hinged rear window is a nice touch, permitting easy loading of grocery bags and such. the yukon hybrid has several styling cues that distinguish it from the other models. The upper grille is expanded while the lower is smaller and openings that would house fog lights and tow hooks are blocked off. Along the sides, the running boards are reshaped for improved aerodynamics and the wheel flares are slightly reshaped. At the back, the rear pillars, spoiler and center high-mounted stoplight have a unique shape, the tailgate is made of aluminum and has fixed glass, and led taillights rep.
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