2001 GMC Yukon XL Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2001 GMC Yukon XL - Road Test Specs

2001 GMC Yukon XL SUV

(5.3L V8 4x4 4-speed Automatic)


Model year2001
ModelYukon XL
Base MSRP$37,983
As-tested MSRP$43,090


Drive type4WD
Engine typeV8
Displacement (cc/cu-in)5.3
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)285 @ 5,200
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)325 @ 4,000
Transmission type4-speed automatic


Steering typepower steering
Tire size, frontLT245/75R16E
Tire size, rearLT245/75R16E
Brakes, frontfront and rear ventilated disc

Track Test Results

0-60 mph (sec.)8.7
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)16.6 @ 83.4
60-0 mph (ft.)137
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)57.2
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)42.3

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsThe best run was achieved by manually shifting the transmission at 5,800 rpms. This engine is strong and well suited to the weight of the vehicle.
Braking commentsABS system was excellent, period. Very little ABS system noise, good stability and short (relatively speaking), distances.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)85
Temperature (°F)56
Wind (mph, direction)9 mph

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)Auto 14/16 Manual /
Edmunds observed (mpg)14
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)32.5

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)5,113
Length (in.)219.3
Width (in.)78.9
Height (in.)75.7
Wheelbase (in.)130
Legroom, front (in.)41.3
Legroom, rear (in.)38.6
Headroom, front (in.)40.7
Headroom, rear (in.)39.4
Seating capacity9
Cargo volume (cu-ft)45.7
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)132


Bumper-to-bumper3 years / 36,000 miles
Powertrain3 years / 36,000 miles
Corrosion6 years / 100,000 miles
Roadside assistance3 years / 36,000 miles


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard
Head airbagsNot Available
Antilock brakesStandard
Traction controlNot Available
Stability controlNot Available
Emergency assistance systemOnStar
NHTSA crash test, driverGood
NHTSA crash test, passengerGood
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot Tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceAverage

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