2005 GMC Yukon XL 1500
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    $51,935
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    2005 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Review Summaries

    What reviewers liked most about the GMC Yukon XL 1500

    • Despite its considerable bulk, the Denali leaps off the line when accelerating...

      - Canadian Driver
    • Denali's big, pull-type interior door handles... can be used with gloves.

      - Canadian Driver
    • [with Denali] a full-time all-wheel-drive system is standard, a first in this size class.

      - Car and Driver
    • independent torsion bar front suspension and a five-link coil-spring rear setup that delivers a satisfying ride.

      - Edmunds.com
    • Folks who truly need a size extra-large sport-utility will find the Yukon XL hard to beat.

      - New Car Test Drive
    • Generous cross bracing adds stiffness, helping to retain the rigid chassis as well as allowing engineers to design a suspension that soaks up the jarring bumps and craters found on and off road.

      - New Car Test Drive
    • Good brakes are important for a vehicle that weighs more than two tons and is sometimes asked to pull heavy trailers. With the Yukon's redesign came exceptionally good brakes.

      - New Car Test Drive
    • ...now you can even buy the Yukon XL with the same luxurious Denali equipment reserved previously for the shorter-wheelbase Yukon. Denali packs a bigger engine and more sophisticated full-time all-wheel-drive.

      - New Car Test Drive

    What reviewers liked least about the GMC Yukon XL 1500

    • The running board is too narrow to be of much use.

      - Canadian Driver
    • ...we would like to see higher-quality interior pieces and an overall improved level of fit-and-finish...

      - Edmunds.com

    GMC Yukon XL 1500 Comparisons

    • the... Yukon XL/Yukon XL Denali is a little smaller than the Ford Excursion.

      - Car and Driver
    • ...excelled compared to the [V10-powered] Excursion, making it to 60 mph in 9.1 seconds and running the quarter mile in 16.8 at 82.0 mph.

      - Motor Trend
    • While the Yukon can carry a lot of people or a lot of cargo, the Yukon XL can do both at the same time.

      - New Car Test Drive

    Best one-liner about the GMC Yukon XL 1500

    • ...you will hardly need to look for a bigger vehicle, unless you're seriously into procreation.

      - Automobile
    • A revised bumper, grille, running boards, and monochromatic treatment are about as subtle as a 320-pound linebacker.

      - Automobile

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