Used 2008 GMC Yukon XL SUV

2008 GMC Yukon XL
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2008 GMC Yukon XL

Pros

  • 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.

Cons

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

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GMC Yukon XL 2008 Denali 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
124,629 miles
Used 2008
GMC Yukon XL
Denali
(1)
AUTO WISE
4.8 mi away
List$13,790
Est.Loan: $282/mo
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Yukon Denali 4WD, Navigation, Back Up Camera, Heated Seats, Third Row Seating, Moonroof, DVD Entertainment System, Tow Package, Upgraded Sound, Tan Leather Interior, Good Service History, VA Inspected, Financing Available - Call Now 703-665-2124 PLEASE CALL BEFORE COMING - in order to have the car ready for you. Call or text 703 388 8047 for more info or set up an appointment !
GMC Yukon XL 2008 SLE 1500 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
145,447 miles
Used 2008
GMC Yukon XL
SLE 1500
Certified Car Center
16.1 mi away
List$12,965
Est.Loan: $265/mo
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$300 Below Market
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LOOK NO MORE FOR THAT PERFECT RELIABLE FAMILY ONE OWNER SUVPLEASE STOP BY AND LOOK AT THIS SUPER CLEAN 2008 GMC YUKON-XL LOADED WITH;**ONE OWNER** **3RD ROW SEAT** **RUNNING BOARDS** **SUNROOF**  **BLUETOOTH** **ALLOY WHEELS** **ALL POWER OPTIONS** **AUX JACK** AND MORE. VA INSPECTED FULLY SERVICED AND BACKED BY A WARRANTY AT OUR ASKING PRICE PLUS $395 PROCESSING FEE. Open Mon-Sat 10:00 to 7:30 PM and Sun. 12:00 to 4:00 PM. Internet Prices are based on cash or cashier's check. Our Internet price does not include a $395 Processing fee Tags title and FINANCE FEES!
GMC Yukon XL 2008 SLE 1500 4dr SUV 4WD w/3SA (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
80,700 miles
Used 2008
GMC Yukon XL
SLE 1500
(6)
Farrish Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram
16.2 mi away
List$18,795
Est.Loan: $342/mo
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$300 Below Market
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CLEAN AUTO CHECK REPORT, LEATHER, LOCAL TRADE-IN, POWER SUNROOF/MOONROOF, 4WD, SLT-1 Marketing Option Package. SLT-1 Marketing Option Package, Premium Smooth Ride Suspension Package, 4WD, 17' x 7.5' Bright Aluminum Sport Wheels, 3.73 Rear Axle Ratio, 3rd row seats: split-bench, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, 8 Speakers, ABS brakes, Adjustable pedals, Air Conditioning, AM/FM radio: XM, AM/FM Stereo w/6-Disc In-Dash/XM Satellite, Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror, Automatic temperature control, Bodyside moldings, Bumpers: body-color, CD player, Compass, Delay-off headlights, Driver door bin, Driver vanity mirror, Dual front impact airbags, Electronic Stability Control, Floor Console, Front anti-roll bar, Front Bucket Seats, Front Center Armrest, Front dual zone A/C, Front fog lights, Front reading lights, Front Reclining Bucket Seats, Front wheel independent suspension, Fully automatic headlights, Garage door transmitter, Heated door mirrors, Illuminated entry, Low tire pressure warning, Occupant sensing airbag, Outside temperature display, Overhead airbag, Overhead console, Panic alarm, Passenger door bin, Passenger vanity mirror, Power door mirrors, Power driver seat, Power passenger seat, Power steering, Power windows, Radio data system, Rear air conditioning, Rear anti-roll bar, Rear audio controls, Rear Parking Sensors, Rear reading lights, Rear seat center armrest, Rear window defroster, Rear window wiper, Remote keyless entry, Roof rack: rails only, Security system, Speed control, Split folding rear seat, Spoiler, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Tachometer, Tilt steering wheel, Traction control, Trip computer, Ultrasoft Leather Appointed Seat Trim, Variably intermittent wipers, Voltmeter, and XM Satellite Radio. White Diamond Tricoat 2008 GMC Yukon XL SLT 1500 4WD 4-Speed Automatic with Overdrive Vortec 5.3L V8 SFI Flex Fuel 80700 is 59598 miles below market average! Farrish of Fairfax, Stop Clicking and come see us Today!!!
GMC Yukon XL 2008 Denali 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
119,590 miles
Used 2008
GMC Yukon XL
Denali
WBM of Arlington
23.3 mi away
List$15,795
Est.Loan: $288/mo
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GMC Yukon XL 2008 SLE 1500 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
179,303 miles
Used 2008
GMC Yukon XL
SLE 1500
Prestige Motor Company in Temple Hills
33 mi away
List$10,995
Est.Loan: $225/mo
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GMC Yukon XL 2008 Denali 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
123,502 miles
Used 2008
GMC Yukon XL
Denali
(2)
Car Legends
36.8 mi away
List$16,375
Est.Loan: $298/mo
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GMC Yukon XL 2008 SLE 1500 4dr SUV 4WD w/3SA (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
112,298 miles
Used 2008
GMC Yukon XL
SLE 1500
Classic Motors
45.3 mi away
List$15,999
Est.Loan: $292/mo
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$300 Below Market
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2008 GMC Yukon XL SLT 1500 4X4 3RD ROW SEAT!!! DVD!!!! LOADED!!!!
GMC Yukon XL 2008 SLE 1500 4dr SUV 4WD w/3SA (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
110,854 miles
Used 2008
GMC Yukon XL
SLE 1500
(1)
Heritage Volkswagen Parkville
56.9 mi away
List$15,987
Est.Loan: $291/mo
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*** DVD ENTERTAINMENT *** POWER SUNROOF *** HEATED LEATHER SEATING *** THREE ROWS *** 4 WHEEL DRIVE *** ALLOY WHEELS *** Triple Zone Climate Control, Parking Sensors, Satellite Radio with CD, Bose Speakers, Steering Wheel Controls, Cruise, Power Liftgate, Side Steps and Much More... *Your additional costs are sales tax, tag and title fees for the state in which the vehicle will be registered, any dealer-installed options (if applicable) and a $299 dealer processing fee (not required by law). Prices are subject to change, and prior sales are excluded from these offers. While every reasonable effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, we are not responsible for any errors or omissions contained on these pages. Please verify any information in question with the dealer.
GMC Yukon XL 2008 SLE 1500 4dr SUV 4WD w/3SA (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
135,343 miles
Used 2008
GMC Yukon XL
SLE 1500
Joe Bowman Chevrolet
84.3 mi away
List$14,556
Est.Loan: $297/mo
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GMC Yukon XL 2008 SLE 1500 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
147,035 miles
Used 2008
GMC Yukon XL
SLE 1500
(2)
M.W. Auto Sales
96.2 mi away
List$12,995
Est.Loan: $266/mo
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GMC Yukon XL 2008 SLE 1500 4dr SUV w/3SA (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
151,269 miles
Used 2008
GMC Yukon XL
SLE 1500
Altech Cars
8.8 mi away
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GMC Yukon XL 2008 Denali 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
222,899 miles
Used 2008
GMC Yukon XL
Denali
Winegardner Buick GMC of Prince Frederick
58.1 mi away
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GMC Yukon XL 2008 Denali 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
166,405 miles
Used 2008
GMC Yukon XL
Denali
Select Cars of Thornburg
58.4 mi away
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GMC Yukon XL 2008 Denali 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
164,680 miles
Used 2008
GMC Yukon XL
Denali
(5)
Jones Buick GMC
94.4 mi away
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GMC Yukon XL 2008 Denali 4dr SUV AWD (6.2L 8cyl 6A)
164,504 miles
Used 2008
GMC Yukon XL
Denali
Certified Car Center
16.1 mi away
List$14,965
Est.Loan: $306/mo
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LOOK NO MORE FOR THAT PERFECT RELIABLE FAMILY SUV FULLY LOADED BLACK ON BLACK WITH 4 NEW TIRES! PLEASE STOP BY AND LOOK AT THIS SUPER CLEAN 2008 GMC YUKON XL DENALI  FULLY  LOADED WITH **4 NEW TIRES** **NAVIGATION** **BACKUP CAMERA** **TVDVD** **LEATHER** **3RD ROW SEAT** **HEATED SEATS** **SUNROOF**  **BLUETOOTH** **ALLOY WHEELS** **ALL POWER OPTIONS** **AUX JACK** **TOW PACKAGE** AND MORE. VA INSPECTED FULLY SERVICED AND BACKED BY A WARRANTY AT OUR ASKING PRICE PLUS $395 PROCESSING FEE. Open Mon-Sat 10:00 to 7:30 PM and Sun. 12:00 to 4:00 PM. Internet Prices are based on cash or cashier's check. Our Internet price does not include a $395 Processing fee Tags title and FINANCE FEES!
GMC Yukon XL 2008 SLE 1500 4dr SUV 4WD w/3SA (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
134,178 miles
Used 2008
GMC Yukon XL
SLE 1500
Joe Bowman Chevrolet
84.3 mi away
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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.

2008 GMC Yukon XL configurations

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.

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.

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.

Safety

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.

Driving

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.

Interior

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.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2008 GMC Yukon XL.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Lemon?
Mom of Many,11/18/2009
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
Good Truck,09/10/2008
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!
SmokeyTA,09/28/2008
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.
I think that I have a lemon and I am so sad.
vgfree,09/12/2011
We bought a 2008 Yukon XL for the first time. We have always had Chevy Suburbans. We were told that this was a higher quality vehicle. Since 2009 we have had issues with a grinding noise when the engine was warm from the sun and we started it up. The first time in 2009 we changed out the AC Compressor. The next year we had a cilindar collapse 11,000 miles later, we had the same cilindar collapse. Luckily "The Plaza" in Omaha Nebraska covered the problem again when we were over the 100, 000 mile warranty. We now have a oil leak. We have heard from Hiley that as soon as we fix this we will be okay. We have heard this before. I am sad because I loved my Yukon XL. It didn't love me!
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Features & Specs

MPG
12 city / 18 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
380 hp @ 5500 rpm
MPG
14 city / 19 hwy
Seats 7
4-speed automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
310 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
14 city / 20 hwy
Seats 7
4-speed automatic
Gas
320 hp @ 5200 rpm
MPG
12 city / 19 hwy
Seats 7
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
380 hp @ 5500 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover3 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

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Used 2008 GMC Yukon XL SUV Overview

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

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