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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 295 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 13/18 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2005 GMC Yukon XL

  • One of our favorite big SUVs, thanks to strong engines, a smooth ride and excellent functionality and feature content.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Huge interior, strong lineup of V8 engines, available Quadrasteer four-wheel steering system, extensive list of optional features.

  • Cons

    Some cheap interior materials considering the price, bulky size makes it unwieldy for daily use.

  • What's New for 2005

    Revisions for 2005 include a new optional touchscreen navigation system. Rear barn doors are no longer available, as all models now come with an overhead rear liftgate (with separate liftglass).

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Customer Reviews

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2005 denali yukon xl

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Vehicle: 2005 GMC Yukon XL Denali AWD 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 4A)

I purchased this vehicle with 209,254 miles on it for $7,783 + Tax/Title. The interior looks new but the exterior has a few dings and a little rust starting here and there. It Runs & Drives like NEW! Everything works! I burn no oil between oil changes but the rear seal leaks a bit. I purchased this for towing and know a few people who are also driving these GM's with over 200,000 clicks/no problems. These vehicles get driven hard and simply keep going. We tow Ice Houses, Campers, etc. Getting stuck is a regular occurrence. Forward, Reverse, Forward... Stomp it. These things keep going! Add gas & change fluids regularly. Simply AMAZING machines..........




I wish i had came

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Vehicle: 2005 GMC Yukon XL Denali AWD 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 4A)

I bought my vehicle used with a clean vehicle history report. Over 4 months I get ...1) sunroof tracks out. 2)FL tire monitor malfunction, 3)transmission is failing, 4)starter went out, 5) driving lamps work intermittently, 6) check engine light on and computer says its an o2 sensor. Hmmmm which one of several? 7) One of rear seat warmers quit working. I think this earns GM a huge 0 in my book of quality.




Great suv...if you like large

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Vehicle: 2005 GMC Yukon XL Denali AWD 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 4A)

I bought my Denali when it had 92,000 on it. It now has about 102,000 on it and I have had it for about 5 months. I haven't had to do anything to it except a fuel pump and have some interior plastic touched up. No complaints here!! The only downside is 13.4 mpg, but what do you expect when you have a SUV of this size. All in all I think it is a great truck and it can do everything i want it to do, I can take me and 6 people around, pull boats and trailers, go on long trips and not even feel like it was very long. Im very happy with my Denali!




Stability problems

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Vehicle: 2005 GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE 4WD 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A)

Recently, I went to get my vehicle service for an oil change and brake service. I told the service adviser about my stability sensor often comes on and my vehicle is riding off balance, so they check, but didn't find a problem with my vehicle. What can I do? My vehicle was purchased new in 2005 and has 58,000 miles and I didn't have a problem until this situation happen.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Rattle trap

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Vehicle: 2005 GMC Yukon XL Denali AWD 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 4A)

Bought this truck with 28,000 miles. Was great until 40,000. The rear Air spring compressor went out, the factory CD player jammed and had to be replaced, Needed new A/c O-rings, the airbag needed to be serviced, there's a popping noise in the front end now, and the interior is flimsy and cheap. There are tons of wind noise and it seems like there's a new squeak or rattle every month. The fact that i can remove pieces of the interior with my bare hands is downright pathetic.




3/4 ton yukon xl -

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Vehicle: 2005 GMC Yukon XL 2500 SLE 4WD 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 4A)

I've owned this vehicle for about 5 yrs, putting all 96000 miles on it. Only repair items have been to reprogram the transmission (in warranty) and to replace a burned out seat motor. I tow a 7000 lb trailer with it about 10 times a year. When Katrina hit, my wife and I evacuated in only this vehicle with two grown boys, 3 cats, a dog, cat litter boxes, dog pillow, suitcases, computers, game boxes - everything they held dear and drove for 8 hrs on a single tank of gas. Yes, it gets 13mpg, but if you are shopping for a reliable SUV - you won't find any better. I haven't even had to change the brakes!



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What's New for 2005

Revisions for 2005 include a new optional touchscreen navigation system. Rear barn doors are no longer available, as all models now come with an overhead rear liftgate (with separate liftglass).

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 13
  • cty
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  • 18
  • highway
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