The Yukon XL 1500 seats seven to nine passengers depending on seating options and is rated to tow as much as 8,400 pounds, enough to tow cars, boats and horses. The Yukon XL 1500 is powered by a standard 5.3-liter V-8 and the Denali trim, which boasts a 6.0-liter V-8, is equipped with a six-speed automatic. Drive trains include both two and four wheel drive. Four-wheel discs with ABS and dynamic brake proportioning promise good braking performance under all conditions, regardless of load. Hydroboost brakes provide power assist even if the engine stalls. Dual-stage frontal airbags are standard, of course, and side-impact airbags are available. Yukon XL comes with a tire-pressure monitor.Changes for 2006 are minimal.