This model is part of the long lineage of vehicles called suburbans that started in 1935. The GMC Yukon XL 2500 is a ' ton vehicle which comes with a V8 engine. This larger vehicle is a premium GMC vehicle. It is designed for the discerning customer that wants a classy looking larger SUV. This model is about the same vehicle as the Chevrolet Suburban. GM calls this model by different names depending on the brand it is associated with. The designs are very similar as are the features and performance. The Yukon platform is very similar to the Chevrolet Tahoe. The Yukon XL can carry a lot of passengers and cargo at the same time and do it in style. This newest model in the long GM suburban lineup does its heritage proud and carries on the tradition of a fine automobile. This tradition has been in place since the early 1930s.
Measuring 20 inches longer than the standard Yukon (222.4 total), the 2011 Yukon XL 2500 offers three rows of seating for up to nine occupants. With the third row removed and power-folding second-row seats folded flat, maximum cargo volume is a generous 137.4 cubic feet. Inside, the steering wheel is leather wrapped and XM Satellite Radio with real-time traffic reports is standard. Options include an integrated camera located in the rearview mirror, heated and cooled seats and a third-row DVD entertainment system. Exterior features include power heated side mirrors, an optional lift gate and power-operated retractable running boards.
*Driver and passenger 3rd row windows
*Painted front and rear bumpers
*Day time running lights
*Driver and passenger power heated painted door mirrors
*External dimensions: overall length (inches): 222.4, overall width (inches): 79.1, overall height *(inches): 76.8, ground clearance (inches): 9.2, wheelbase (inches): 130.0, front track (inches): 68.2, *rear track (inches): 67.0 and curb to curb turning circle (feet): 43.0
*Complex surface lens halogen bulb headlights
*Luxury trim wood/woodgrain on doors and wood/woodgrain on dashboard
*Driver side and passenger side rear side windows
*Hinge rear window with defogger and intermittent
*Side platform step
*Underbody protection for engine
The mammoth 2011 GMC Yukon XL is offered in half-ton 1500, three-quarter-ton 2500 and high-end Denali models. Closely resembling the Chevrolet Suburban, the 2011 Yukon XL 2500 is available in rear- or four-wheel-drive configurations, while the Denali has a permanent all-wheel-drive system. The 2011 GMC Yukon XL 2500 is powered by a whopping 352-horsepower, 6.0-liter flex-fuel V-8 engine with 382 pounds-feet of torque and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission plus auto-manual mode. If that’s not enough, you can always opt for the 403-horsepower, 6.2-liter flex-fuel V-8 with 417 pounds-feet of torque for optimal power and towing ability.
When properly equipped, the 2011 GMC Yukon XL 2500 can haul up to a truck-like 9,600 pounds and a hydraulic brake booster provides additional pressure to the brakes to assist in stopping the extra weight. An optional towing package includes an integrated trailer brake controller allows for proper brake signaling to a trailer’s brake systems. EPA estimated fuel economy ratings 10 mpg in the city and 15-16 mpg on the highway, which doesn’t include flex-fuel estimates. The 2011 GMC Yukon XL 2500 is closely related to its GM cousin, the Chevrolet Suburban and also competes with the Ford Expedition EL.
A suite of standard safety technologies helps keep occupants well protected. They include front dual-stage airbags with a passenger-sensing system, side curtain airbags with a rollover sensor, four-wheel antilock brakes with hydroboost and an electronic stability system with traction control. A blind spot warning system, rear parking assist and rain-sensing wipers also help keep you and yours as safe as possible.