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2008 GMC Yukon 4WD Review

 

Off-Road Ready SUV

A three-quarter front view of a gray 2008 GMC Yukon 4WD

In short: A powerful and off-road capable 4WD SUV.


Weighing well over two tons, the Yukon 4WD is a heavy-duty vehicle. This spacious all-wheel drive SUV seats up to nine people and packs 320 hp with its 5.3-liter Vortec V8 engine.

Read a review of the 2009 GMC Yukon Denali Hybrid

Warranty/Service: Three-year/36,000-mile limited warranty; five-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty


QUICK SHEET
Base Price: $39,565 /As tested: $50,860

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front-engine, all-wheel drive, 9-passenger, 4-door SUV

Engine: 5.3-liter Vortec V8
Horsepower: 320 hp @ 5,200 rpm
Torque: 340 lb-ft @ 4,200 rpm
Transmission: 4-speed automatic

Curb weight: 5,527 lbs
Wheelbase:
116 in
Length/Width/Height: 202/79/77 in
Turning circle: 39 ft

Brakes: all-wheel disc with ABS
Suspension:
independent in front, five-link with coil springs in rear
Traction:
all-speed traction control, stability control

0-60 mph: n/a
Top Speed: n/a

EPA City: 14 mpg
EPA Highway: 19 mpg

Safety: dual-stage frontal airbags in front seats with passenger sensing system, head curtain side airbags for all seating rows, tire pressure monitor, daytime running lamps, OnStar

Smog Index: .41

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