2008 GMC Yukon

Overview

The 2008 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL are world-class full-size SUVs that deliver an exceptional combination of power, economy, comfort and safety features. For 2008, Yukon and Yukon XL will be available in the following configurations: 2WD/4WD Yukon, 1/2-ton with seating for five, six, seven, eight or nine. 2WD/4WD Yukon XL,1/2-ton and 3/4-ton with seating for six, seven, eight or nine. Four trim levels: SLE 3SA, SLE 3SB, SLT 4SA and SLT 4SB.

Top Ten Features

  • 1. Best-in-class ride and handling Yukon’s coil-over-shock front suspension, 5-link rear suspension, extensively refined frame, large wheels and tires, wide track and responsive rack-and-pinion steering result in greater handling control, smoother ride and more responsive steering.
  • 2. Segment-leading horsepower The Yukon family’s next generation Vortec V8 engines the 295 hp 4.8L, the 320 hp 5.3L, the 366 hp (L76) 6.0L and the 352 hp (LY6) 6.0L deliver the best combination of power and performance of any full-size SUV.
  • 3. Segment-leading fuel efficiency The 5.3L and 6.0L V8 engines feature segment exclusive Active Fuel Management for increased fuel economy with no sacrifice in power.
  • 4. Best-in-class interior quietness Interior quietness results from the use of sound-deadening materials, strategic driveline/chassis mounting points, quiet powertrain operation, stiff frame design, extensive door-sealing system and an aerodynamic exterior.
  • 5. Structural advancements and safety technologies Yukon’s frame design, enhanced safety cage, and standard dualstage front air bags and head-curtain side air bags improve its crashworthiness. Crash avoidance features include standard StabiliTrak with Proactive Roll Avoidance and ABS. OnStar with AACN is standard on every model.
  • 6. Best-in-class control including best-in-class brakes and standard StabiliTrak Yukon’s wide track combines with a low center of gravity for improved stability. The stiff front frame design, large brakes and standard StabiliTrak (now standard on 1/2-ton and 3/4-ton models) also improve ride and handling.
  • 7. World-class design and refinement Superb fit and finish, aggressive, streamlined proportions and extensive use of premium materials bring Yukon/Yukon XL to an extraordinary level of sophistication and refinement.
  • 8. World-class interior accommodations Premium materials and outstanding craftsmanship distinguish Yukon’s roomy interior. The instrument panel is lower and moved forward to increase the sense of spaciousness. Available amenities include heated second row seats.
  • 9. Industry-exclusive power-release, fold-andtumble second row seats At the touch of a button, the available second row power release fold-and-tumble seats automatically unlatch, fold and tumble forward. The seats are easily returned to position manually.
  • 10. Remarkable cargo-carrying capability and versatility Yukon’s split-folding second and third row seats offer a wide range of cargo- and passenger-carrying configurations. The third row seats fold flat and have wheels on the front edge for easy removal and storage, and are available in 2- or 3-passenger configurations.

Power & Handling

  • Next generation Vortec V8 engines The following advanced technologies are available on select Yukon Vortec V8 engines. - Active Fuel Management - This segment-exclusive system automatically shuts off four cylinders under light load conditions, transforming the V8 into an efficient V4. When full power is needed, all the cylinders are seamlessly reactivated.FlexFuel capability - These engines can run on any combination of gasoline and/or E85 (85% ethanol) fuel. E85 fuel produces fewer carbon dioxide emissions than gasoline.
  • (LY2) Vortec 4.8L V8 engine A capable and economical powerplant. Standard on Yukon 2WD SLE/3SA. 295 hp @ 5600 rpm. 305 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4800 rpm.
  • (LY5) Vortec 5.3L V8 engine with Active Fuel Management Affords the capabilities of a larger V8 while still delivering impressive fuel economy. Standard on Yukon 2WD SLE/3SB and SLT and all 1/2-ton Yukon XL 2WD; available on Yukon 4WD SLE/3SA. 320 hp @ 5200 rpm. 340 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4200 rpm.
  • (LMG) Vortec 5.3L V8 FlexFuel engine with Active Fuel Management Capable of running on any combination of gasoline and E85. Standard on all Yukon 4WD models; available on all Yukon 2WD and 1/2-ton XL 2WD models. 320 hp @ 5200 rpm. 340 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4200 rpm.
  • (LC9) Vortec 5.3L V8 FlexFuel engine with Active Fuel Management A robust, efficient powerplant that is standard on all 1/2-ton XL 4WD models. 310 hp @ 5400 rpm. 335 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4400 rpm.
  • (L76) Vortec 6.0L V8 VVT engine with Active Fuel Management Uses an advanced Variable Valve Timing system to increase performance and reduce exhaust emissions. Available on 1/2-ton XL SLT models. 366 hp @ 5500 rpm. 380 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4300 rpm.
  • (LY6) Vortec 6.0L V8 engine A powerful, heavy duty version of the 6.0L V8 suited for serious towing and hauling. Standard on 3/4-ton XL models. 352 hp @ 5400 rpm. 383 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4300 rpm.
  • 1/2-ton automatic transmissions All 1/2-ton Yukons and Yukon XLs are equipped with a smooth-shifting, electronically controlled 4-speed transmission with tow/haul mode.
  • NEW 3/4-ton automatic transmissions All 3/4-ton XL models are now equipped with a Hydra-Matic 6-speed transmission that provides improved performance launch feel, maximized acceleration and lower engine rpm at highway speeds for reduced engine noise and engine wear, and improved fuel economy. Includes tap-up/tapdown Driver Shift Control, auto grade braking and tow/haul mode.
  • Z82 trailering equipment Includes a weight-distributing hitch platform, 7-wire harness, high capacity air cleaner and auxiliary transmission cooler.
  • Maximum towing (lbs.). Yukon (2WD/4WD) 7500/8200. 1/2-ton Yukon XL (2WD/4WD) 8100/8000. 3/4-ton Yukon XL (2WD/4WD) 9700/9300.
  • Maximum payload (lbs.). Yukon (2WD/4WD) 1830/1773. 1/2-ton Yukon XL (2WD/4WD) 1592/1629. 3/4-ton Yukon XL (2WD/4WD) 2440/2120
  • Class-leading suspensions The coil-over-shock front suspension on 1/2-ton models can be tuned for superior ride and handling on all road surfaces. The refined 5-link rear suspension provides better isolation, ride quality and handling.
  • Premium Smooth Ride Suspension (ZW7) A smooth, comfortable ride with precision handling for normal usage. Standard on 1/2-ton models.
  • Heavy Duty Handling/Trailering Suspension (Z85) Includes retuned shocks, stiffer springs, and 2-stage rear leaf springs with gas shocks for increased roll damping while pulling heavier loads. Standard on 3/4-ton XL models.
  • Off-Road Suspension (Z71) Includes increased rate springs and high pressure shocks, stabilizer bar, chassis component shields, uplevel 17" wheels and on-/off-road radial tires. Available on 4WD Yukon and 1/2-ton XL models with SLT trim.
  • Autoride Suspension Package (Z55) This system automatically senses and responds to different driving conditions by adjusting appropriate suspension damping. The result is enhanced control, higher load capacity and a more comfortable ride. Includes automatic air level control. Available on 1/2-ton SLT models.
  • StabiliTrak with Traction Control Monitors and compares driver steering input vs. vehicle response and makes corrections that help the driver maintain control. Proactive Roll Avoidance further reduces the risk of rollover by managing braking forces and vehicle energy during certain lateral maneuvers. Now standard on all 1/2- and 3/4-ton models.
  • AutoTrac 4WD All 4WD models are equipped with this active transfer case that can automatically transfer up to 100 percent of engine power to the front axle when slippage occurs at the rear wheels.
  • Rack-and-pinion steering Provides solid, precise control and solid, linear performance through corners.
  • Automatic locking rear differential Automatically locks the rear wheels together when slippage is detected. Standard on all models.
  • Wheels and tires. 17" bright aluminum wheels are standard on 1/2-ton SLE models. 17" polished aluminum sport wheels are standard on 1/2-ton SLT models; available on SLE models. 20" polished aluminum wheels are available on all 1/2-ton SLE/3SB and SLT models. 16" 8-lug, polished forged aluminum wheels are standard on 3/4-ton XL. NEW 17" aluminum wheels are available on all 3/4-ton models. P265/70R17 all-season blackwall radial tires are standard on all 1/2-ton models; OWL tires are available. P265/70R17 on-/off-road blackwall radial tires are available on all 4WD 1/2-ton models; OWL tires are available. P275/55R20 all-season blackwall radials are included with the 20" wheels. LT245/75R16E all-season blackwall radial tires are standard on 3/4-ton models; on-/off-road blackwall tires are available. LT265/70R17E all-terrain blackwall radial tires are included on 3/4-ton models with the new 17" wheels.

Comfort And Convenience

  • NEW Convenience Package Includes power-adjustable pedals, Ultrasonic Rear Park Assist, Remote Start System and dual-zone automatic climate control. Available on SLE/3SA and 3SB (except automatic climate control not included on 3SA).
  • NEW Exterior Appearance Package Includes 17" bright aluminum sport wheels, front fog lamps and front recovery hooks (standard on 4WD). Available on SLE/3SA.
  • NEW Preferred Package Includes heated windshield washer fluid system, RainSense wipers and power liftgate. Available on SLT/4SB.
  • Precision-machined quality exterior Yukon boasts a distinctive exterior design with large, rounded headlamps, stacked rear lighting, robust (grab-style) body-color door handles, clean door lines and a sleek, aerodynamic profile.
  • Power liftgate May be opened or closed with buttons on the overhead console and the key fob. Can also be closed with a button located on the bottom edge of the tailgate. Available on SLT/4SB.
  • RainSense windshield wipers Automatically activate when precipitation is detected. Available on SLT/4SB.
  • Heated windshield wiper fluid system Removes layered frost or ice by heating the wiper fluid to 150-175 degrees. Available on SLT/4SB.
  • Large power sunroof Includes pop-up wind deflector to reduce wind noise. Available on SLE/3SB and SLT.
  • Standard full-feature mirrors Heated, power-adjustable, body-color outside mirrors are standard on all models. SLT/4SB models add standard driver-side auto-dimming, integrated turn signal indicators, ground illumination and curb-tilt.
  • Rear Parking Assist Four ultrasonic sensors in the rear bumper detect objects behind vehicle when backing up and activate warning chimes and light. Standard on SLT; available on SLE.
  • Rearview Camera System Utilizes a camera mounted near the license plate and the navigation system screen to display wide rear view when vehicle is shifted into reverse. Available on SLT. (Requires Navigation System.)
  • Best-in-class seat comfort Yukon has the most comfortable seats of any full-size SUV, combining incredible spaciousness and versatility with a more sedanlike look and feel.
  • Standard power seats Include a 6-way power driver seat (SLE, SLT/4SA) or standard 10-way power front buckets with power lumbar, heated front seat cushions and seat backs and 2-position driver side memory (SLT/4SB).
  • New SLE/3SA front seats Custom Cloth front 40/20/40 split-bench now features lockable storage compartments in the seat cushion with a 12-volt power outlet.
  • Second row captain’s chairs Leather appointed, reclining buckets are available on SLT models. Available heated on SLT/4SB.
  • Easy-to-remove third row seats In 2- or 3-passenger configurations.
  • Power release fold-and-tumble second row seats Fold and tumble forward at the touch of a button. Manual return. Available on SLT/4SB.
  • Standard leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel Includes controls for audio, cruise control and Driver Information Center.
  • Power-adjustable pedals Can be positioned for maximum comfort. Standard on SLT; available on SLE.
  • Remote Start System Operates up to 200' away. Standard on SLT; available on SLE.
  • Standard OnStar All SLT models are now equipped with standard OnStar and include a one-year subscription to the OnStar Directions & Connections Plan with Turn-by-Turn Navigation. SLE models remain with the standard one-year subscription to the OnStar Safe & Sound Plan.
  • Standard AM/FM stereo Includes MP3-compatible CD player and eight speakers. An MP3-compatible 6-disc,in-dash CD changer is standard on SLT; available on SLE.
  • Bose Premium speaker system 9-speaker system with subwoofer is standard on SLT/4SB; available on SLE/3SB and SLT/4SA.
  • Navigation systems Two available DVD-based systems include large touch-screen display and provide detailed point-to-point driving routes. One combines with MP3-compatible CD player. The other combines with the CD/DVD Rear-Seat Entertainment System. This year, Hawaii has been added to the map disc. Available on SLT.
  • DVD Rear-Seat Entertainment System Includes CD/DVD player, 8" flip-down widescreen display, two wireless headphones and remote control. Allows three different audio sources to be enjoyed simultaneously through a combination of vehicle speakers, wired headphones and two-channel wireless headphones. Available on SLE/3SB and SLT.
  • XM Satellite Radio Includes 3-month trial subscription. Requires paid subscription after trial expiration. Standard.
    • comparison chart
    • Engine
      Horsepower @ rpm
      Torque (lb.-ft.) @ rpm
    • 5.3L OHV V8 w/ Active Fuel Management; [FlexFuel (S) on 4WD, (A) on 2WD] 320 @ 5200, 340 @ 4200
    • 5.4L SOHC V8, 300 @ 5000, 365 @ 3750
    • 5.6L DOHC V8 FlexFuel 317 @ 5200, 385 @ 3400
    • 5.3L OHV V8 w/ Active Fuel Management;[FlexFuel (S) on 4WD, (A) on 2WD] 320 @ 5200 (2WD); 310 @ 5200 (4WD) 340 @ 4200 (2WD); 335 @ 4400 (4WD)
    • 5.4L SOHC V8 300 @ 5000, 365 @ 3750
    • Engine (A)
      Horsepower @ rpm
      Torque (lb.-ft.) @ rpm
    • 6.0L OHV V8 VVT w/ Active Fuel Management 366 @ 5500, 380 @ 4300
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • Transmission
    • 4-speed auto. w/ tow/haul
    • 6-speed auto.
    • 5-speed auto. w/ tow/haul
    • 4-speed auto. w/ tow/haul
    • 6-speed auto.
    • Max. payload, 2WD/4WD (lbs.)
    • 1830/1773
    • 1822/1895
    • 1407/1326
    • 1592/1629
    • 1697/1745
    • Max. towing, 2WD/4WD (lbs.)
    • 7500/8200
    • 6000/6000; 9200/9000 (A)
    • 9100/9000
    • 8200/8000
    • 6000/6000; 9000/8750 (A)
    • Cargo capacity, 1st/2nd/3rd (cu. ft.)
    • 108.9/60.3/16.9
    • 108.3/55.0/18.6
    • 97.1/56.7/20.0
    • 137.4/90.0/45.8
    • 130.8/85.5/42.6
    • Wheelbase/length (in.)
    • 116.0/202.0
    • 119.0/206.5
    • 123.2/206.9
    • 130.0/222.4
    • 131.0/221.3
    • Front suspension
    • Ind. coil-over-shock w/ stabilizer bar
    • Ind. double-wishbone SLA w/ coil-over-shock and stabilizer bar
    • Ind. double-wishbone w/ stabilizer bar
    • Ind. coil-over-shock w/ stabilizer bar
    • Ind. double-wishbone SLA w/ coil-over-shock and stabilizer bar
    • Rear suspension
    • Live axle w/ 5-link coil spring
    • Ind. multi-link w/ coil-over-shock and stabilizer bar
    • Ind. double-wishbone w/ stabilizer bar
    • Live axle w/ 5-link coil spring
    • Ind. multi-link w/coil-over-shock and stabilizer bar
    • Rear load leveling
    • A
    • A
    • S
    • A
    • A
    • Rear axle
    • Heavy duty locking
    • Non limited-slip
    • 2-wheel (2WD) or 4-wheel (4WD) Active Brake Limited Slip
    • Heavy duty locking
    • Non limited-slip
    • Vehicle stability control
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Roll avoidance system
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • 4WD system
    • AutoTrac
    • Control Trac
    • All-mode 4WD
    • AutoTrac
    • Control Trac
    • Steering
    • Rack-and-pinion
    • Rack-and-pinion
    • Rack-and-pinion
    • Rack-and-pinion
    • Rack-and-pinion
    • Brakes
    • 4-wheel disc w/ ABS, DRP
    • 4-wheel disc w/ ABS, EBD, BA
    • 4-wheel disc w/ ABS, EBD, BA
    • 4-wheel disc w/ ABS, DRP
    • 4-wheel disc w/ ABS, EBD, BA
    • Wheels
    • 17" polished aluminum
    • 17" machined aluminum
    • 20" aluminum alloy
    • 17" polished aluminum
    • 18" chrome-clad aluminum
    • Wheels (A)
    • 20" polished aluminum
    • 18" machined aluminum; 20" chrome-clad aluminum
    • -
    • 20" polished aluminum
    • 20" chrome-clad aluminum
    • Max. seating capacity
    • 9
    • 8
    • 8
    • 8
    • Seat adjustment, driver/front passenger
    • 10/10
    • 10/6
    • 8/6
    • 10/10
    • 10/10
    • 2-position driver memory
    • S
    • A
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Leather-appointed 1st, 2nd row seats
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Heated/cooled front seats
    • S (Heat only)
    • A
    • A (Heat only)
    • S (Heat only)
    • S
    • Heated 2nd row seats
    • A
    • -
    • -
    • A
    • -
    • 2nd row captain’s chairs
    • A
    • A
    • A
    • A
    • A
    • Rear park assist
    • S
    • A
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Rearview camera
    • A
    • A
    • A
    • A
    • A
    • Leather-wrapped steering wheel w/ controls
    • S (Audio/cruise)
    • S (Audio/climate)
    • S (Audio/cruise)
    • S (Audio/cruise)
    • S (Audio/climate)
    • Driver Information Center
    • S
    • Message Center
    • -
    • S
    • Message Center
    • Power-adjustable pedals
    • S
    • A
    • S
    • S
    • A
    • Auto-dimming ISRV mirror
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Power, heated OSRV mirrors
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Remote start
    • S
    • -
    • -
    • S
    • -
    • Power liftgate
    • A
    • A
    • S
    • A
    • A
    • Power sunroof
    • A
    • A
    • A
    • A
    • A
    • Automatic climate control
    • S (Tri-zone)
    • S (Dual-zone)
    • S (Dual-zone)
    • S (Tri-zone)
    • S (Dual-zone)
    • 6-disc CD/MP3 changer
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Speakers
    • 9
    • 6
    • 10
    • 9
    • 6
    • Satellite radio
    • S (XM)
    • A (SIRIUS)
    • S (XM)
    • S (XM)
    • A (SIRIUS)
    • Navigation system
    • A
    • A
    • A
    • A
    • A
    • DVD entertainment system
    • A
    • A
    • A
    • A
    • A
    • Head room, 1st/2nd/3rd (in.)
    • 41.1/39.2/37.9
    • 39.6/39.8/38.3
    • 41.0/40.0/35.9
    • 41.1/38.5/38.1
    • 39.5/39.7/38.0
    • Leg room, 1st/2nd/3rd (in.)
    • 41.3/39.0/25.6
    • 41.1/39.1/37.7
    • 41.8/41.9/32.2
    • 41.3/39.5/34.9
    • 41.1/39.1/37.7
    • Shoulder room, 1st/2nd/3rd (in.)
    • 65.3/65.2/61.7
    • 63.2/63.7/51.9
    • 65.0/64.7/63.7
    • 65.3/65.2/64.7
    • 63.2/63.7/67.1
    • Hip room, 1st/2nd/3rd (in.)
    • 64.4/60.6/49.1
    • 60.2/59.9/50.2
    • 61.3/60.8/48.8
    • 64.4/61.8/49.4
    • 60.2/59.9/51.8
    • Bumper-to-bumper warranty
    • 3/36,000
    • 3/36,000
    • 3/36,000
    • 3/36,000
    • 3/36,000
    • Powertrain warranty
    • 5/100,000
    • 5/60,000
    • 5/60,000
    • 5/100,000
    • 5/60,000
    • Roadside assistance and courtesy transportation
    • 5/100,000
    • 5/60,000
    • 3/36,000
    • 5/100,000
    • 5/60,000
    • Corrosion warranty
    • 6/100,000
    • 5/unlimited
    • 5/unlimited
    • 6/100,000
    • 5/unlimited
    • Dual-stage frontal air bags
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Front passenger sensing system
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Seat-mounted side-impact air bags
    • -
    • S
    • S
    • -
    • S
    • Head-curtain side-impact air bags
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Daytime Running Lamps
    • S
    • A
    • -
    • S
    • A
    • Tire pressure monitor
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • OnStar
    • S
    • -
    • -
    • S
    • -

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