...When it comes to powertrains, few vehicles can match what the Yukon XL brings: a 5.3 L, 310 or 320 hp V8, or a 6.0 L, 352 hp V8 with 4 speed automatic transmission. Expect to get around 14 mpg in the city and 20 on the highway. All trims have 4 doors and seat either 8 or 9. With all seats up, you'll get 45.8 cubic feet in cargo space. Take out the third row and fold down the second row to reach maximum cargo space of 137.4 cubic feet.Overall, drivers agree that the Yukon XL made some positive strides in 2007. Smooth handling, spacious interior, and capable powertrain make the XL worth...
...gasoline or E85 ethanol-based fuel — feature variable-valve timing and a fuel management system that can deactivate four of the eight cylinders when power needs are low. Total output for both motors is 320 hp and 340 pounds-feet of torque. A 6.0-liter V-8 arrives later in 2006. It also features variable-valve timing and cylinder deactivation, and develops 355 hp and 365 pounds-feet of torque. The engine will be optional on the regular-duty (1500 series) Yukon XL SLE and SLT. Heavy-duty (2500 series) versions receive an iron-block edition of the 6.0-liter V-8 that has variable-valve timing...
...I was also hard-pressed to find a good place for my sunglasses. At one point I stored them on top of the center console in a recessed shallow tray, only to find that once I opened the console, everything slid off into the rear. Not good. Also, since the cupholders in the second row are low (hard for restrained children to reach), I wished for additional cupholders on either side of the captain's chairs. I was, however, pleased to see that the third-row passengers had access to four cupholders, plus a tray on either side (great for snacks). Lastly, I was excited to read about the Yukon XL's...
Ford's Raptor is the undisputed king of production off-road truck awesomeness, but it may soon have a challenger, previewed here with the GMC Sierra All Terrain HD Concept... read more December 16, 2010 by Nelson Ireson 4