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2012 GMC Yukon XL Denali SUV

2012 GMC Yukon XL Review

(0 Stars)  For when big isn't big enough.

Reviewed by Automobile Magazine on

Overview
GMC's Yukon XL, like its Chevrolet Suburban sibling, is a remnant of an earlier age when size mattered and fuel economy didn't. Still, it does a great many things well, and it continues to sell. Like the Yukon, the Yukon XL was last redesigned for the 2007 model year, which in automotive terms is a very long time ago. The Yukon XL is powered by the same line of V-8 engines as its little brother, but its longer wheelbase means that it has more cargo-carrying capacity. Like its slightly smaller sibling, the Yukon XL's first two rows can be configured to carry either two or three passengers, and a third-row bench has three seating positions. With both the second and third rows folded, the Yukon XL's voluminous cargo area measures out to 137.4 cubic feet. The interior is not extravagant, but it's comfortable and has many modern amenities, such as trizone air-conditioning, a USB port, satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, and a six-month subscription to OnStar. The upmarket Denali model adds wood paneling, leather, navigation, a touch-screen display, and a Bose surround-sound system. The Denali comes with a penalty in maximum towing capacity, however: non-Denali models can cart up to 1700 more pounds than their glitzier sibling can.

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2012 Yukon XL Denali Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 6.2L Vortec V 8 OHV with variable valve timing and two valves per cylinder
E85 / premium unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 9 MPG city, 13 MPG highway, 10 MPG combined and 310 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
31.0gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 403 hp @ 5,700 rpm; 417 ft lb of torque @ 4,300 rpm
Secondary fuel economy:

'12 GMC Denali SUV Standard Equipment

  Climate Control  
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Rear Air Conditioning
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Rear Heater
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Trunk/Liftgate
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Vehicle Information Center
  Drive  
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Electronic Transfer Case
  Exterior  
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Privacy Glass
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Rear Fixed Glass Liftgate
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Roof Rail
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Side Steps
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Adjustable Pedals
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Auto Dimming Mirrors
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Auto Tilt Down Mirrors
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Driver Air Bag
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors
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Memory Mirrors
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Parking Distance Control
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Rear View Camera
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Dual Power Seats
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Folding Rear Seat
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Heated Front Seats
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Heated Rear Seats
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Leather Seats
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Memory Seat
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Third row seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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GPS/Satellite Communication
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
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Navigation System
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Voice Activated Controls
  Tires and Wheels  
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Full Spare Tire
  Trucks and Towing  
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Engine Oil Cooler
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Tow Hooks
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Trailer Harness
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Trailer Hitch
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Transmission Oil Cooler
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