The GMC Yukon XL is one of the biggest SUVs out there, and one of the most comfortable ways to haul eight people and all of their stuff. It's becoming a niche segment, but the Yukon XL is still a major player. That's why it's been heavily revised for 2015 to make it more luxurious, more comfortable and more efficient.
What's New for 2015
Like all other full-size GM SUVs, the Yukon XL gets a new look and numerous mechanical refinements. Engines are a 5.3-liter V8 engine producing 355 horsepower, or a 6.2-liter with 420 horsepower on the top Denali trim.
Choosing Your GMC Yukon XL
A six-speed automatic transmission carries over, and the most fuel-efficient version is rated at 16/23 mpg. Rear-wheel drive is standard, a full-time four-wheel drive system is optional. Seating for nine is available, but most versions seat seven or eight.
Buyers choose from three trim levels:
Only the Denali feels like an SUV costing more than $60,000, thanks to better interior materials and a stronger powertrain. It's worth going for if you're going to spend this much money.