As a previous owner of a 99 Durango
with all the toys. I found My 02 Denali
XL to be more enjoyable to drive. The
fuel milage was the same with the 6
liter Yukon as it was with my much
smaller 5.2 liter Durango. The ride is
super and I love my Yukon from the
roomy trunk to the leather interior
with the Bose audio system, all the way
up to the 6 liter engine that pulls my
ski boat with not even a wimper.
Gotta be that 6 liter and auto ride, I
thought I was buying a new Durango
with a HEMI until I wanderd onto a GMC
lot and test drove a Yukon!!!
The steering wheel audio controles are
not as easy to use as the Durango. Buy
hey, thats about it!!
This SUV has been great and the braking
system is much improved over our 99
The one major flaw we have found is
that the front seats DO NOT fully
recline. This SUV is used on long
trips and we find this to be highly
annoying. We dislike this flaw so much
that we will not buy another Yukon XL
if this has not been changed when we
buy another SUV in a couple of years.
Exterior looks and roominess.
Front seats need to fully recline.
Interior needs to be less plastic.
$42,000+ is a lot of money to pay to
get a plastic interior.
No problems in 24k. Tows 5500lb
trailer well. Very nimble handling
for a large vehicle. Outstanding
acceleration. Ride is excellent and
comfortable. Tremendous difference in
ride/handling from 96 & 99 Suburbans.
Fuel economy 16-17hwy/12city.