Like its corporate sibling, the Chevrolet Suburban, the massive Yukon XL can seat up to nine (though eight-place seating is more common), tow a heavy trailer, and swallow more cargo than can most minivans. Handling is commendable for such a large vehicle, though a wide turning circle hinders parking. Other strengths include comfortable seating and a quiet, well-controlled ride.
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GMC Yukon XL Road Test

Like its corporate sibling, the Chevrolet Suburban, the massive Yukon XL can seat up to nine (though eight-place seating is more common), tow a heavy trailer, and swallow more cargo than can most minivans. Handling is commendable for such a large vehicle, though a wide turning circle hinders parking. Other strengths include comfortable seating and a quiet, well-controlled ride. The XL's standard 5.3-liter V8 is powerful but delivered only 13 mpg overall in our tests. For 2002, models equipped with this engine either meet Ultra-Low Emissions Vehicle (ULEV) guidelines or can use cleaner-burning ethanol-content fuels. A 320-hp, 6.0-liter V8 and full-time AWD are standard on the uplevel Denali version.

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