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Not luxury, but serves a purpose
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By rob_k
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2012 GMC Yukon XL SUV Denali 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl 6A)


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Traded in Toyota Sienna Limited to better accomodate our family - my wife and I plus four young kids. We have 7,500 miles on our 2012 Yukon XL Denali. Price was $60K even before trade, with the additional screen for the third row. Since we bought the car a few months ago, the DVD player has broken (only used it once) and now the back up camera is broken. Suprisingly little knee room for the second row, and less, as expected, for the third row. You can't move the 2nd or 3rd row seat back and forth, like you could in the mini-van. You can turn the Heat/AC for the rear on and off from the front of the car, but you cant control the temperature. Bad idea Regretting this purchase


Best Features

Drives like a vehicle much smaller than its size. Attractive interior and exterior. Very queit and smooth ride. Comfortable seats. OnStar is excellent.


Worst Features

Need temp control for rear zone. Poor quality electronics. Terrible interior organization. Console amounts to one large bucket where you keep your stuff. Have a couple real 110V outlets rather than six poorly placed cigarette type outlets. Need front/back adjustmets for second row. In order to have the Nav map work, you have to have the radio on. Why??? You need to turn the volume down, but leave the radio on.


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Still the "Gold Standard"
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By npdan
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2012 GMC Yukon XL SUV SLT 1500 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A)


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We ventured into the "midsize", or as the Edmunds reviewers say "Perfect size for most"....SUV's. We tested an Acadia, Enclave and ended up buying a new 2011 Lincoln MKT. That didn't last quite a year until we now have found ourselves back into a full sized GMC Yukon XL and we absolutely love all aspects of the vehicle. So comfortable, delightful seats and SPACE. Still hard to beat a full sized vehicle if, like us, you do lots of traveling on the open road. Never attempt to sit in the second row seats of GM's midsize offerings (Traverse, Acadia and Enclave) if you are (1) over 5' tall or (2) over the age of 12! Those have to be the most uncomfortable seats made in a modern vehicle!


Best Features

COMFORT! The seats, front and second row are wonderful. Driving position is excellent and controls are well placed. Visibility from the drivers seat is very good for such a large vehicle and it is a manageable vehicle in city traffic. Much of the vehicle and it's controls are a bit of "old school", but that is not all bad. Everything is solid, simple and straight forward. After the "Lincoln Touch" and Cadillac's new "CUE", something as familiar as the full sized GM SUV's is rather refreshing. If you want a "Techno" vehicle, this isn't it.


Worst Features

Make the third row seat fold flat into the floor. That is one thing that is a bit TOO old school! Otherwise, we are hopeful that GM does not abandon building a full size, body on frame truck based SUV. There is a small, but a very loyal portion of the public that not only need such a vehicle but that also want one. Police departments, Secret Service, railroads, schools, and others really do depend upon such durable and long lasting trucks. Please listen GM.


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Tired of crossovers
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By npdan
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2012 GMC Yukon XL SUV SLT 1500 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A)


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After trying crossovers, we are back to our much loved Suburban/Yukon XL vehicles. Nothing matches these vehicles for comfort, value and modest cost of operation. They are bullet proof and supremely comfortable. I cannot agree with Edmunds suggestion that the midsized Acadia, Enclave or Traverse is a viable replacement. ONLY, if you sit in the front seats. The second row seats in these vehicles are some of the most uncomfortable seats in any vehicle made. And for all this loss of comfort, size and seat comfort, you gain a miseable 1-2 mpg. Not worth it. Before you buy your GM crossover, test drive a new Yukon or Yukon XL back to back with a new Acadia, Enclave or Traverse.


Best Features

Size, comfortable seats and quiet operation. And did I mention LOTS of room!!!!


Worst Features

GM really needs to match the competition with a fold flat three row seat. Also it's time to take the DVD player out of the ceiling and place them in the headrests. But otherwise.....PLEASE do not stop building the truck based body on frame full size SUV such as the Yukon/Suburban. They are such wonderful vehicles.


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