2008 GMC Yukon vs. Its Competition

2008 GMC Yukon SLE w/3SA
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

If you need a rugged and supremely capable full-size SUV, the 2008 GMC Yukon should be on your list.

The big GMC offers a wider choice of engines than the Ford Expedition, and the differences in performance are notable.

However, the Ford performs well, and TheCarConnection.com's editors appreciate its comparatively more responsive handling.

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Quick Specs
8.4
There's not a better-looking Chevrolet Tahoe than the 2008 GMC Yukon Denali.
7.8
Competitors to the 2009 Nissan Armada offer roomier interiors and better options, but the Armada should be commended for its handsome looks and powerful V-8 engine.
8.2
The 2008 Ford Expedition is a big, capable SUV with a truly useful and convenient third row.
8.2
The 2008 Toyota Sequoia is a capable example of the full-size SUV--in a day where the full-size SUV makes less and less sense.
MSRP From   
$35,345$37,210$31,345$34,150
Gas Mileage   
14 MPG City / 20 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy12 MPG City / 18 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 19 MPG Hwy
Engine   
Gas V8Gas V8Gas V8Gas V8
EPA Class   
N/AN/AN/A2WD Sport Utility Vehicle
Style Name   
2WD 4-Door 1500 SLE w/3SA2WD 4-Door SE2WD 4-Door XLTRWD 4-Door V8 5-Speed AT SR5 (Natl)
Drivetrain   
Rear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity   
6858
Passenger Doors   
N/A4N/AN/A
Body Style   
4 DoorSport Utility4 Door4 Door SR5
Transmission   
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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