All engines team with a four-speed-automatic transmission. I knew in advance that it will be comfortable, roomy but was worried a bit about performance like acceleration, due to its size. Three rows of seats are standard. The first month we had it, we drove cross country through a snow storm to a funeral. Dual-stage frontal airbags are standard, of course, and side-impact airbags are available.
Denali models can be fitted with 20-inch seven-spoke wheels. The Denali has permanently engaged four-wheel drive. Even when fully loaded with people, there's space left over for large amounts of gear. Handling is commendable for such a large vehicle, though parking can be awkward. There is room for everyone with the 3rd row seating. Otherwise, why not get a lighter, more fuel-efficient minivan? For a time, all the gauges would go off and on every few seconds. This is our 2nd Yukon D.
But after time you get used to it. Bucket seats or a three-place bench go up front, and the second row holds two or three people. Almost three years later, now with about 170k miles on it, I still have no regrets and likely will never go back to a smaller vehicle. It's a well-equipped vehicle and a good choice for families of six or more. All our stuff was in the back and we still had a full range of view throu.
Max towing capacity comes out to 8200, 8500, or 12000 lbs. All our stuff was in the back and we still had a full range of view through the windows. Unless you plan to pull that much trailer, however, we recommend the 1500 for its lower cost, better fuel economy, and smoother ride. I Would Buy Another One — I liked pretty much everything about this car. But for those who truly need it, you can't beat it. Trucks have evolved a great deal.
Next, my right rear taillights are bad. The second row held another tall adult, who was plugged into the second receiver for sports news. Denali models — offered only in half-ton form — get a 335-horsepower, 6. Hydroboost brakes provide power assist even if the engine stalls. The non-Denali trims have 4 doors and seat 9 while the Denali seats 8. Most popular is the 1500, the standard light-duty model, rated to tow trailers up to 8400 pounds. Only downfall is getting in and out of the 3rd row.
Other strengths include comfortable seating and a quiet, well-controlled ride. Gas mileage across trims comes out to about 14 mpg in the city and 18 on the highway. After nine years, the paint job still looked great. The kids were in the third row with headsets on, watching a movie. The following review is for a 2005 Model Year. I love the luxory, nice drive it provides. I did not buy new 5 out of 5 stars by Denali fan from Bay Area, California on Fri Apr 15 2011 I've purchased my black Denali in early January with 55K.
All models have a three-place rear bench that folds down and can be removed. Great looks, luxury inside and out, extremely quiet, very spacious, eco friendly. It is essentially a 1500 however, and is not available in the heavy-duty 2500 load rating. Safety Dual-stage occupant-sensing front airbags, antilock brakes and StabiliTrak are standard. We bought ours used and within a month had to replace the alternator no biggie and my wind-shield wipers stopped working.
The kids were in the third row with headsets on, watching a movie. There may be minor changes to current model you are looking at. The repair is costly, so I let it go. The first month we had it, we drove cross country through a snow storm to a funeral. It makes me wonder if all of them are like this or mine was specifically fine tuned by the pervious owner.
The heated seats and the power folding mirrors were my favorite options. Not bad for a car that wasn't garaged. I got 6 months free and kept renewing the subscription Primary Use: Commuting to work We Think This Is The Perfect Family Vehicle And We Know You'll Be Happy If You Purchase One. If you can afford, you owe to yourself to get one. I can only think of a couple of times that we had to put it in the shop! Denali models are equipped with a 335-hp, 6. The second row held another tall adult, who was plugged into the second receiver for sports news. Sometimes they stay on for weeks then turn off.
Almost three years later, now with about 170k miles on it, I still have no regrets and likely will never go back to a smaller vehicle. It is a real workhorse. Full-size rivals include the mammoth Ford Excursion and the Toyota Sequoia. I have only owned Japanese cars in the past and this is my first American made car. It offers comfortable seating for six people and can be equipped to seat up to nine, with nearly enough room to carry that many on a daily basis.