Used 2008 GMC Yukon XL

$10,995 - $17,499
2008 GMC Yukon XL

2008 Highlights

Side curtain airbags are standard on all Yukon XLs. A six-speed automatic transmission and stability control are now standard on 3/4-ton (2500) models. Turn-by-turn navigation is added to OnStar on the SLT and Denali trim levels.


  • Seating for up to nine passengers, only slightly less interior space than the Astrodome, smooth road manners, attractive interior with quality materials, powerful 6.2-liter V8 in the Denali.


  • Third-row seat doesn't fold flat, 5.3-liter V8 struggles with hefty loads, portly curb weight dulls handling.

Used 2008 GMC Yukon XL for Sale

GMC Yukon XL 2008 Denali 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl 6A) Onyx Black Ebony premium leather144,071 miles
Used 2008GMC Yukon XLDenali
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XL Denali 4WD, Loaded w/ Navigation, Heated Seats, Back Up Camera, Bose Sound, DVD Entertainment System, Chrome Rims, Tow Package w/ Electric Brake, Park Sensors, 3rd Row Seats, VA Inspected, Financing Available - Call Now 703-665-2124 Some of the cars are at a satellite storage place. PLEASE CALL BEFORE COMING - in order to have the car ready for you. Call or text 703-665-2124 for more info or set up an appointment !

GMC Yukon XL 2008 Denali 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl 6A) Onyx Black Ebony premium leather197,202 miles
Used 2008GMC Yukon XLDenali
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VA inspection passed! Drives excellent..2008 GMC YUKON XL DENALI 4X4 with powerful Vortec 6.2L Variable Valve Timing V8 SFI (380 hp engine and driven 197202 miles!You can always call or text at (703) 763-4428 for quick answers to your questions..For appointments only: We are available until 7:30 pm Monday to Saturday . We are open on Sundays 11 AM - 4PM. Please call us prior to your visit...Terms of Sale Overview: We reserve the right to end this listing at anytime should the vehicle no longer be available for sale and sales prices are subject to change without notice.Fees and Taxes: All vehicles sold are subject to $495 dealer processing fee. This represents the costs incurred with inspecting, cleaning, and adjusting vehicles. This fee also covers preparation of all documents, as well as all costs incurred with shipping of paperwork. Buyers are responsible for all state, county, city taxes and fees, as well as title/registration fees in the state that the vehicle will be registered. Accepted Payment Type: Cash, certified check, bank transfers, EFT or 3rd-party financing.WARRANTY: Please call us about warranty details. Different terms may be applied which is dependent on the millage , year and make of the car. Warranty is applicable when full/advertised price is paid when purchasing the car. FINANCING:If you have a job we can assist with financing (bad or good credit).Interest rates may vary and related to your credit and income.Please note, processing fee, DMV fees and taxes are not included in the price.. Older (more than 10 years old) and certain high maintenance luxury vehicles can not be applied for. Please, contact us prior submitting credit application on any vechicle if you have a question.Millage : Millage on the odometer may be higher than you see on the ads

GMC Yukon XL 2008 Denali 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl 6A) 107,774 miles
Used 2008GMC Yukon XLDenali
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Summit White Ebony vinyl112,298 miles
Used 2008GMC Yukon XLSLE 1500
Est.Loan: $292/mo
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2008 GMC Yukon XL SLT 1500 4X4 3RD ROW SEAT!!! DVD!!!! LOADED!!!!

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Used 2008GMC Yukon XLSLE 1500
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Silver Birch Metallic Ebony premium leather167,983 miles
Used 2008GMC Yukon XLDenali
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Used 2008GMC Yukon XLSLE 1500
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Stealth Gray Metallic Light Titanium premium cloth187,558 miles
Used 2008GMC Yukon XLSLE 1500
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Summit White Light Titanium premium cloth161,519 miles
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Onyx Black Ebony vinyl189,931 miles
Used 2008GMC Yukon XLSLE 1500
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This 2008 GMC Yukon XL 4dr SLT 1500 features a 5.3L 8 Cylinder 8cyl Flex Fuel engine. It is equipped with a 4 Speed Automatic transmission. The vehicle is Onyx Black with a Ebony Leather Interior Leather interior. - **Shop where the dealers shop, No dealer license necessary** All Vehicles subject to prior sale. Prices exclude taxes, tags, MSI, Processing and freight charges, and most aftermarket rims. *Some exclusions apply. See store for details. -

Onyx Black Ebony premium leather103,753 miles
Used 2008GMC Yukon XLDenali
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Edmunds' Expert Review

It doesn't have a fold-flat third row and it sure is gigantic, but the 2008 GMC Yukon XL is an excellent choice for large families who need a full-size SUV with maximum seating, towing and cargo capacities.

vehicle overview

The real Yukon is a pretty XL place. It's bigger than California, has a much larger population of moose than people and was founded by huge, burly men who survived the long trek north seeking furs and Klondike gold. The 2008 GMC Yukon XL is only slightly smaller than Rhode Island, can sustain a population of up to nine passengers (but probably no moose) and is typically driven on long treks collecting children from school and seeking furniture from Ikea. Plus, its high-end Denali trim level is named after a mountain in Alaska, which is right next to the Yukon Territory. So basically, the similarities are endless.

After a complete redesign last year, the Yukon XL receives very minor changes for 2008, with the addition of standard side curtain airbags being the most significant. Otherwise, the same attractive, thoroughly competent full-size SUV remains, providing a comfortable highway cruiser for families who need XL amounts of passenger, cargo and towing capacity.

The XL Denali is a luxuriously appointed trim level that, in terms of equipment, slots between the Yukon XL SLT trim level and the Cadillac Escalade ESV. From its chrome grille that resembles the head of a Braun electric razor to its available 20-inch wheels, the Denali also slots in between those two models when it comes to grabbing the attention of fellow motorists. For those who need the utility of a three-row SUV but want more power and luxury without the Escalade's more ostentatious style, the XL Denali is a good choice.

Few vehicles can match the Yukon XL's nine-passenger maximum capacity and 46 cubic feet of cargo space with all rows of seats in their upright and locked position (except for maybe its Chevy Suburban twin). Furthermore, with up to 9,700 pounds of towing capacity, this big GMC is ready for just about anything you can attach to its hitch. The 2008 GMC Yukon XL is a solid pick for those who need this type of vehicle size and utility, but it may be worth checking out other full-size SUVs like the Ford Expedition EL, which features more adept on-road manners and a fold-flat third-row seat.

trim levels & features

The 2008 GMC Yukon XL full-size SUV is available in 1500 (half-ton) and 2500 (3/4-ton) models, and available in a base SLE trim level that can be upgraded with an SLT package. The top-shelf Denali is only available in 1500 form. Most folks should be happy with the well-stocked SLE. It comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, running boards, a cloth interior, power accessories, keyless entry, a 40/20/40-split front bench seat (with six-way power driver seat), dual-zone manual climate control, rear seat air-conditioning, a trip computer and an eight-speaker audio system with a CD player and satellite radio. The SLT package adds leather seating, tri-zone automatic climate control, a six-CD changer, power adjustable pedals, remote vehicle starting and rear parking assist. The Denali adds a unique grille, 18-inch alloy wheels, heated front and second-row seats and a premium Bose sound system with a six-CD changer.

Options for the standard Yukon include 20-inch wheels, heated seats, a sunroof, a power liftgate and rear park assist (SLE). Options for all trims include a navigation system, power-folding second-row seats, a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, a rearview camera and a power liftgate. Options for the Denali include a heated steering wheel and 20-inch wheels.

performance & mpg

GMC offers four V8s on the Yukon XL. Standard on the Yukon XL 1500 (half-ton) is a 5.3-liter V8 that makes 320 horsepower and 340 pound-feet of torque. Equipped with GM's cylinder-deactivation technology, this V8 provides better than normal fuel efficiency with a 14 mpg city/19 mpg highway rating for 2008. A 6.0-liter V8 that pumps out 366 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque is optional with the Yukon XL 1500 SLT package. Both 1500 engines are matched to a four-speed automatic. For the 2500 model, the standard engine is a 6.0-liter V8 mated to a six-speed automatic that packs 352 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque. The Yukon XL Denali features a 6.2-liter V8 (380 hp and 415 lb-ft) paired to a six-speed automatic transmission with a manual-shift mode. Two-wheel- and four-wheel-drive versions of the Yukon XL are available, except on the Denali, which is equipped with an all-wheel-drive system that doesn't have low-range gearing. Towing capacities for the regular Yukon XL range from 7,100 pounds on the 1500 2WD to 9,700 pounds for the 2500 2WD.


Stability control (dubbed StabiliTrak) with a rollover sensor is standard, as are antilock disc brakes, side curtain airbags and the OnStar telematics system. In government crash tests, the 2008 GMC Yukon XL was awarded five stars for protecting the driver and passenger in a frontal collision.


For such a big truck, the 2008 GMC Yukon XL is fairly quick, particularly in Denali guise. However, the 5.3 V8 version doesn't feel nearly so quick when carrying a load of passengers, and dipping into the power will quickly pull mileage down to the low teens. Its handling is more composed and its ride is smoother than past Yukons, but with its hefty curb weight, the Yukon XL doesn't feel particularly nimble around corners. We found the related Chevy Tahoe to be bested by the Ford Expedition in this regard, and it's a safe bet the Yukon XL would be equally outdone by the Expedition EL. However, when aimed for the horizon on an interstate, there aren't many better cruisers than the 2008 Yukon XL. The cabin is quiet at speed, and the ride is comfortably controlled over bumps.


Like the rest of GM's full-size SUVs and trucks, the Yukon XL's interior is a marked improvement over past versions. Materials are good, fit and finish is well executed and controls are logically placed. Depending on how you equip the XL, it can seat anywhere from five to nine people -- a total surpassed only by full-size vans. Cargo capacity is also immense, with a maximum of 137.4 cubic feet -- a full 40 cubes larger than a Nissan Armada and a few more than the Ford Expedition EL. Although the Yukon XL's second row is available with a power-folding feature, the optional third-row seats (which can seat either two or three people) must be removed manually to optimize cargo space. Based on our experience, those dense seats feel like they're constructed of depleted uranium, and removing them requires not only a strong back but the ability to wrestle them from deep inside the interior.

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Features & Specs

Denali 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl 6A)SLE 1500 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 4A)SLE 1500 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A)Denali 4dr SUV (6.2L 8cyl 6A)SLE 2500 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 6A)SLE 2500 4dr SUV 4WD (6.0L 8cyl 6A)SLE 2500 4dr SUV w/3SA (6.0L 8cyl 6A)SLE 1500 4dr SUV 4WD w/3SA (5.3L 8cyl 4A)SLE 2500 4dr SUV 4WD w/3SA (6.0L 8cyl 6A)SLE 1500 4dr SUV w/3SA (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic4-speed automatic4-speed automatic6-speed shiftable automatic6-speed automatic6-speed automatic6-speed automatic4-speed automatic6-speed automatic4-speed automatic
Fuelgasflex-fuel (FFV)gasgasgasgasgasflex-fuel (FFV)gasgas
Horsepower380 hp @ 5500 rpm310 hp @ 5200 rpm320 hp @ 5200 rpm380 hp @ 5500 rpm352 hp @ 5400 rpm352 hp @ 5400 rpm352 hp @ 5400 rpm310 hp @ 5200 rpm352 hp @ 5400 rpm320 hp @ 5200 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

Top Consumer Reviews

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Consumer Rating

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After a month, we had to replace the alternator and water pump. Within the first year, we had several electrical problems, including navigation, faulty fuel sensor gauge, turn signal didn't make noise, we were driving the car but it registered to be in Park, we put the car in Park but it kept rolling forward, power seats shuttered as we moved them, power folding 2nd row didn't always work. Additionally, windows shook excessively, brakes made noise after a few thousand miles, the power liftgate made strange loud noises. We got rid of this piece of junk after only 11 months of owning it.
Great Family car
This is the best driving car I have ever had. It is wonderful for trips for families that have more than 4 people. While the gas mileage is not great. I get 18 miles on the highway fully loaded with cargo going 75 MPH with cruise control on. This is not much worse than our old minivan. The AWD makes you feel like you are glued to the road. The optional rear camera is a must. It makes backing out a snap. The turning radius is as good as any sedan. No joke. The interior looks like a Lexus and there is a ton of room. This car is identical to the Escalade except for the grade of leather.
Let's Do It Again!
After having had wonderful experiences with our last two GMC's, my wife decided she wanted the same. The 6.2 V8 is absolutely a pleasure to both drive and listen to. Unfortunately, it is a little thirsty. When it comes to style, I love the look of the 20" chrome wheels, and the chrome trim.
Used 2008 GMC Yukon XL Overview

The Used 2008 GMC Yukon XL is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include Denali 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl 6A), SLE 1500 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 4A), SLE 1500 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 4A), Denali 4dr SUV (6.2L 8cyl 6A), SLE 2500 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 6A), SLE 2500 4dr SUV 4WD (6.0L 8cyl 6A), SLE 2500 4dr SUV w/3SA (6.0L 8cyl 6A), SLE 2500 4dr SUV 4WD w/3SA (6.0L 8cyl 6A), SLE 1500 4dr SUV w/3SA (5.3L 8cyl 4A), and SLE 1500 4dr SUV 4WD w/3SA (5.3L 8cyl 4A).

What's a good price on a Used 2008 GMC Yukon XL?

Save up to $300 on one of 10 Used 2008 GMC Yukon XL for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $9,495 as of 07/21/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from 1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2008 GMC Yukon XL trim styles:

  • The Used 2008 GMC Yukon XL SLE 1500 is priced between $10,995 and $17,499 with odometer readings between 0 and 187558 miles.
  • The Used 2008 GMC Yukon XL Denali is priced between $9,495 and $16,977 with odometer readings between 107774 and 197202 miles.

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