2009 GMC Yukon XL Values
For 2009, GMC Yukon XL standard features include a 6-speed automatic transmission, Bluetooth connectivity, XM Real Time Traffic system and more new wheel options. Most Yukon XLs come standard with a 5.3L V8 that boasts 310 hp and 335 lb-ft of torque. Optional for the 1500 SLT is a 6.0L V8 that exudes 366 hp and 376 lb-ft of torque. All 1500 engines are paired with a new 6-speed automatic transmission. Yukon 2500 models come with a 6.0L V8 rated at 352 hp and 382 lb-ft of torque, paired to a 6-speed automatic geared for enhanced towing capability. Fuel-mileage ratings stand at 14 mpg city/20 mpg hwy and 16 mpg combined for the Yukon with the 5.3L V8 2WD power train. As for safety features, stability control with a rollover sensor is standard on the Yukon XL, as are antilock disc brakes, side curtain airbags and OnStar. With an up-to-nine passenger seating capacity, the Yukon XL is about as full-size and heavy-duty as you can get in a large SUV, with all of the towing and cargo capacity most families would ever need.Read more Read less
For 2009, the GMC Yukon and its larger sibling, the Yukon XL, see few changes. The Yukon gets a new 6-speed transmission. Bluetooth hands-free connectivity is now standard on Yukon, with several minor options changes, package reshuffles and a few new exterior colors now available on both models as well.
Towing and hauling ability; spacious interior; compliant ride and handling relative to other large SUVs; fuel-efficient new hybrid model.
GMC's 2009 Yukon pairs sturdy, capable truck underpinnings with more modern car-like interiors and features and they stand out for their comfortable ride and decent handling. With the addition of the new Hybrid model, trailer towing need not exclude fuel economy.