2008 GMC Yukon Comfort & Quality

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Comfort & Quality

The cavernous 2008 GMC Yukon offers tremendous interior space and some very high-quality interior materials.

The 2008 GMC Yukon offers "rugged and luxurious transportation for up to" nine passengers, according to Edmunds. Kelley Blue Book raves about the "great passenger comfort" and "spacious interior" on the Yukon Denali, and they report "a lower-positioned instrument panel helps add leg space." Furthermore, Kelley Blue Book says that the "front seats gain fore-and-aft and recline travel and second-row seats recline further, too." In the middle row, Edmunds finds that "the plush seats" offer "plenty of back and under-thigh support," while "the third row offers 34.9 inches of legroom, nearly 10 inches more than that of a standard Yukon." ForbesAutos adds that "a two-person third-row seat is standard, and one that fits three occupants is optional," but Cars.com notes "third-row passengers sacrifice headroom and legroom."

Materials quality, passenger comfort, and cargo space are all major pluses on the 2008 GMC Yukon.

Aside from generous passenger space, the GMC Yukon 2008 boasts quite a bit of cargo room, but some reviews read by TheCarConnection.com register complaints in terms of practicality. While Kelley Blue Book says that GMC Yukon 2008 "third-row seats fold flat, tumble forward and are removable," other reviewers, such as those at ForbesAutos, report that "the fact that the third-row seating doesn't fold flat into the floor and must be removed is unfortunate." Once those seats are out of the Yukon Denali XL, though, cargo space is voluminous, and ForbesAutos characterizes it as a "truly mammoth maximum cargo capacity of 137.4 feet." Even without moving the heavy third row, Edmunds states that "there are 45.8 cubic feet available" behind the third row. Cargo space is impressive enough on the base GMC Yukon, but for those who need more, ConsumerGuide divulges that the "XL models are about 14 inches longer in wheelbase, 20 inches longer overall, and have nearly 30 cu ft more cargo volume." Inside the GMC Yukon 2008 cabin, storage space abounds as well, and Kelley Blue Book proclaims "the Yukon's gloveboxes are huge."

One of the areas of focus for the 2007 redesign of the GMC Yukon lineup is interior quality, and the new interior is very high-class indeed. Edmunds says "a tall, well-padded console top and large, cushioned armrests all around keep forearms happy." Cars.com reviewers also find that "higher-quality fixtures include flush-mounted controls, low-gloss materials and chrome instrument surrounds." The only real blemish on the GMC Yukon 2008 interior, according to Edmunds, "is the use of hard plastic for the dash top instead of soft-touch material, though you may only notice that if you tap it, since the graining neatly matches the other surfaces surrounding it." ConsumerGuide appreciates the extra interior attention, though, and reports "materials are generally solid to the touch and assembled with great care to create a high-quality ambiance, even on SLE versions"; they go on to note that "Denalis get added dress-up touches." Aside from materials quality, Edmunds declares that, "as with the exterior," the interior "build quality is solid."

One of the nice aspects of solid build quality is noise suppression, and the 2008 GMC Yukon handles ambient noise as well as any vehicle on the road. Edmunds reviewers report "the quietness of the cabin at speed is eerie for something that looks as aerodynamic as a brick."

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