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GMC Yukon XL Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 5.3 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 285 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 13/16 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2001 GMC Yukon XL

  • Although it's no longer the biggest sport ute on the block, the all new Yukon XL is easily the best combination of size, power and comfort in a full size SUV.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Unmatched interior space, strong V8-engine lineup, extensive list of available features, standard all-wheel drive on Denali XL, luxurious interior.

  • Cons

    Interior fit-and-finish concerns, standard Yukon XL still too similar to the Chevy Suburban.

  • What's New for 2001

    The Yukon XL gets a new top-of-the-line engine in addition to more horsepower for the 6.0-liter V8. Debuting this year is the Yukon Denali XL, which gets a new engine along with standard all-wheel drive and a host of other new features designed to elevate the top-of-the-line GMC above and beyond its more basic Yukon cousin.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 13
  • cty
/
  • 16
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Great suv

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Vehicle: 2001 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 2WD 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A)

We have owned this truck since 2003 and have driven it far and hard. We currently have 220,000 miles on it and it is still running strong. has plenty of power and we use it to haul our boat a lot. Tough build quality and durability. Only issues we have had is the parking brake light, and the engine knocking a bit but its at 210,000 miles. We do not have the 4x4 but I have a 2003 silverado and the 4x4 has had plenty of issues, so I am assuming this would be true for this model also. However for the two wheel drive nothing drive train related has gone wrong all we do is change oil, brakes, and general maintenance. only issue has been parking break light staying on.




It's been a great ride.

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Vehicle: 2001 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 4WD 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A)

We purchased "Big Blue" new Feb 9 of '01 and with 104K miles on her, I have nothing but good things to say. We have had no mechanical issues at all as I've maintained her by the book. The over all design and the power train really can't be beat and for family vacations as well every day use, it's been the ideal vehicle for us. Our plan is to keep it for another 100K miles as we see no reason to replace it with something similar, when it's still in such great shape!




Dream car

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Vehicle: 2001 GMC Yukon XL 2500 SLE 2WD 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 4A)

I Love this SUV & would never get rid of it if it werent for gas prices. One of the most comfortable & reliable cars ever. Love it! Love it! I always feel safe in it and it is the best on trips! Only had one problem with a fuel pump at the very beginning & had to replace it, but factory refunded my money. Also the emergency brake sticks & have had it in several times for that. Otherwise I really love this SUV!




Worst suv ever

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Vehicle: 2001 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 4WD 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A)

Worst vehicle I have ever bought. Spent a lot of money on this truck. This SUV slips way too much in snow even with 4wd on. I changed the battery on this truck twice, brakes were horrible they couldn't be fixed, and power for this beast needs to be improved. GM dissapointed me. GMC you just fell in the same class as a Ford.




3/4 ton yukon xl w/

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Vehicle: 2001 GMC Yukon XL 2500 SLE 4WD 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 4A)

Interior is awesome, but I have leather. It's hot/cold and your butt doesn't stay in place, it 's slick. Build quality is amazing. Was hit from behind at 35mph (I was at a dead stop) and 1/2 ton Toyota's front end was nearly non existant. My bumper had a slight dent. These are tanks! The transmission slips once in a great while. GM needs to work on that problem. No breakdowns.




Think twice about gmc

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Vehicle: 2001 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 4WD 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A)

My first American vehicle will be my last. We bought this vehicle to tow a camper. We sold the camper so we can get rid of the Yukon before it breaks again. At just over 40,000, I spent nearly $2,000 replacing the motor that controls the 4x4 system. Wait, not only did the motor go out but so did the buttons on the control panel. Although I live in Colorado and do use the 4x4 features, I shouldn't have to spend $2K on a $40K vehicle to replace something that isn't used all that often. If you need room, this vehicle definately has room. I can haul 8 skiers, put their goods in the back and put skis and boards on the roof in a ski box. It takes 8 skiers to pay for the gas.



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Full 2001 GMC Yukon XL Review

What's New for 2001

The Yukon XL gets a new top-of-the-line engine in addition to more horsepower for the 6.0-liter V8. Debuting this year is the Yukon Denali XL, which gets a new engine along with standard all-wheel drive and a host of other new features designed to elevate the top-of-the-line GMC above and beyond its more basic Yukon cousin.

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vernelmay
vernelmay
06-04-2006
I have a 2001 yukon xl. The front end squeaks all the time. I happens when traveling fast or slow, rough or smooth road. Any one help?...


meredith
meredith
10-24-2000
2001 Yukon XL/Suburban. Please continue these...


yukonxlowner
yukonxlowner
11-24-2007
I have a 2001 GMC Yukon XL. It has around 73K miles on it. The brakes squeak almost every time they are applied. I have had them checked at 2 different places and my husband even looked at the pads...



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