Bought my 2010 Yukon XL after much research and investigation. Had a bad experience years ago with a GM product and was nervous to purchase another even with access to GM employee discount. After several test drives and reading good press regarding much improved quality and design I decided to take a chance on my silver 2010 SLE with the exact features I was looking for: SLE-2, cloth buckets, ext appearance pkg, conv pkg, tow pkg, and integrated trailer brake. So far the truck is perfect and drives like a dream. Plenty of power and tons of utility. I have owned full size pickups for years so the mileage with this XL is phenomenal compared to them. The family and I could not be happier.
Ride quality. Quiet cabin. Bose sound. 2nd row audio and climate controls for the kids. Quality interior build quality and materials. Reverse camera built into review mirror. Standard 17" wheels for great ride, towing and off- road performance. Cargo capacity. Nicer front end styling than Suburban.
Throttle tip-in is a little mushy and the otherwise excellent 6-speed auto transmission seems to hunt a bit during initial acceleration unless you floor the pedal. Halogen projector headlamps would be an appreciated standard feature or nice addition to the exterior appearance or convenience packages
Rock solid SUV - Paid $59k for loaded vehicle with AWD. While its not a 760LI, it is very comfortable, loaded with many features that you would find in the BMW, plus a few more that I like much more - the USB, the room, the ride - everything but the mileage is perfect. Its $10-30k less than comparable vehicles without aas much room. Denali badge comes with nice features, interior quality could be nicer, still less fancy materials than Cadillac or foreign car, but it's an elegant beast none the less and great for my bull mastiff.
USB hookup for Bose Removable 3rd row Handling Power 2nd and 3rd row DVD for when the seats are in
Carpet and door quality lacking Factory floor mats are really cheap for $60k car- replaced immediately with Weathertech setup Not a great deal of storage room considering tire is underneath on the outside
We ordered the Yukon XL the way we wanted it and are quite pleased with the ride handling low noise level. We got the SLT, SLT 2, Z71 plus the Red Tintcoat with Ebony interior. We have two large German Shepherds we travel with so buying a Yukon was no brainer. Used the USAA Buying Service and got a excellent deal. Compared Suburban LT to Yukon XL SLT and prefer the Yukon to Suburban based on the options available. Did not buy DVD or GPS system as they are way overpriced. We also opted to purchase the GMPP but shopped around to find the best price. No regrets about buying the Yukon XL it definitely satisfies our needs quite well.
Great bucket seats, Bose Speaker System the ability to plug iPhone or iPod and play all my songs, Bluetooth capability. The ride and low noise level are real pluses. Style and color red tintcoat are also pluses. Air conditioned seats of all things pretty cool.
Off the 6.0 as an option with the Z71. Upgrade the 5.3 hp even more or go to the 5.7 as the base engine.