The great thing about our GMC YukonXL is we have room for the book bags, sports equipment bags, grocery and friends! We never have to tell someone we don't have room. However, we end up driving more than we would like to. We purchased this vehicle with 14,000 miles and the ride is wonderful. We previously bought Suburbans and the difference is unbelievable. The GMC is has a better ride and the interior and exterior appointments are much nicer. However, it rattles and squeaks a little more than I like. For all the comfort I turn the radio up. The kids can watch a DVD while we listen to XM radio. The GMC is the way to go!
Hubby surprised me with my pre-owned '03 model. Interior paint/finish on dash has an area flaking off. Weird! Went from a Caddy Seville SLS to this, so comfort and handling was important. On the comfort side, the XL is spacious and seating is pretty well, but not as many adjustments as the Caddy. Need to be able to adjust the seats lower with more tilt for shorter folks. It handles well, but almost too sensitive in the steering. I could see some major over-correction problems with even the most seasoned driver. I pull a two-horse trailer, and rate it adequate for that, due to sense of power strain and some instability even with equalizer bars
Better seating adjustments, and interior finish work. More stability for towing.
We love our Yukon XL. This is our fourth one. We've owned a '99, '01, '03 Yukon, and this one - the XL. Traded the shorty two months later for the longer wheel base. It has a smooth, quiet ride. Dependable. It feels safe on the freeways, and handles very well for large vehicle. I wish there was a way to get better "in town" gas mileage - avg 14 mpg. Highway gets 20 mpg. It pulled our RV with little effort - never knew it was there! We love the large cargo area. It hauls luggage, bikes, and anything else you need. I highly recommend SLT model - all the bells and whistles are fantastic.
Heated seats, fold-in mirrors, sunroof, six disc CD, adjustable pedals, great tow package, onboard computer, steering wheel controls, homelink, XM, OnStar, horsepower & comfy seats!
Better mileage - find some way to keep the horses and tow capacity and use gas more efficiently.
Fun vehicle. Eats gas but is great for the kids to watch DVD's, and I hook up the Xbox sometimes. Easy turning radius. Headlight went out at 55k. Jack is terrible. Overall a good buy but at $52k a bit pricey. Terrible keyless system. Mine has died at least a dozen times.
DVD and electronic closing of side mirrors.
Bigger screen on DVD. Keyless closing of back trunk.
I'll preface this by 2 things. 1-I've never
owned an American car & 2-I'm coming from
a Lexus to a GMC. I bought the car for my
wife and kids-we needed the room which is
great. I like all the space and the captains
chairs for car seats. The interior is nice but
not great but again I bought for the space.
Gas mileage stinks but I knew that going in.
I like the styling. I've been a little
disappointed with the service from the
dealership, but not a huge concern.
Because I've nevered owned an American
car I bought the extended warranty. I bought
this car off a one year lease with 27k miles
on it. All in all after 4 months of ownership
I'm pleased with it. Handles great on the
TV/DVD which was aftermarket (perfect for
roadtrips for kids). Space for multiple car
seats and adults. Power for the size of car.
Heated seats are powerful, better than my
Lexus. Rear AC/Heat
Gas mileage. Quality of dash. Add
automatic/one touch windows up. Heated
seat controls, can't see them when they are
on, need to angle them for better viewing.
Better quality stereo controls. Captains
chairs in middle row need more leg room
and should be all leather. Back side are