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GMC Yukon XL Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 5.3 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 285 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 12/15 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes
 

Review of the 2002 GMC Yukon XL

  • Not the biggest full-size SUV, but in terms of horsepower, functionality and features, easily the best.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Unmatched interior space, strong V8-engine lineup, extensive list of available features.

  • Cons

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

  • What's New for 2002

    Three-quarter-ton models equipped with the 8100 V8 get the new 4L85 heavy-duty transmission, while the previous 4L80 version also gets…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (53 total reviews)


Best full size ever

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Vehicle: 2002 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 4WD 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A)

I have owned my Yukon for 3 years and 30,000 miles. I love the power, handling and comfort this vehicle offers. I have had to do only regular maintenance which usually includes the front hubs at around 100,000 miles. This thing fits 4 foot by 8 ft sheets of plywood inside and is still is capable of 19 mpg on the highway!I average 16 overall with mostly rural driving in the mountains. This vehicle is just as well built and reliable as my Honda Accord!



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Beast of burden

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Vehicle: 2002 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 4WD 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A)

Bought it new in July 2002. Excellent vehicle, particularly if you do a lot of camping or fishing. GREAT gear space when all seats are in use. Only 1 early problem, parking brake cable stuck under warranty, wearing out parking brake shoes. Only other problem - oxygen sensors went bad at 60,000 miles, too early, perhaps got splashed hard with salt brine or water. Good:The front disc pads lasted 70000 miles, rear disc pads 80000 miles, battery 5 years, changed it when I had the Dexcool coolant changed at 5yrs. Original tires lasted 70000 miles. No problems with A/C or transmission. Overall very reliable. 15mpg city, 14 mpg city when very cold. 20mpg highway at 55-60mph; 18mpg at 70. 17@75.




Too many kids

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Vehicle: 2002 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 4WD 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A)

I needed something that could fit 6 kids and still had the room for other things like a stroller fit for twins and groceries. This is the best vehicle that I have ever owned. The most reliable and definitely the best looking. The gas usage isn't nearly as bad as my friends told me before the purchase. But with this many kids I had no choice and it was a great one



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

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  • 15
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Full 2002 GMC Yukon XL Review

What's New for 2002

Three-quarter-ton models equipped with the 8100 V8 get the new 4L85 heavy-duty transmission, while the previous 4L80 version also gets upgraded with more durable internal parts. A more efficient starter and a stronger steering gear housing have also been added to all gas engines along with flexible fuel capability for the 5300 V8.

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bossmanatl
03-19-2007
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obyone
01-02-2002
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jgmilberg
08-29-2001
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