2008 GMC Yukon Hybrid Styling

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The 2008 GMC Yukon Hybrid might not win any awards for groundbreaking exterior styling, but this big SUV still looks good.

For the GMC Yukon Hybrid 2008, GMC designers have done very little to make the vehicle stand apart from the traditional, gas-only GMC Yukon. Cars.com writes "few onlookers will mistake the Yukon Hybrid for anything but a Yukon." ForbesAutos, meanwhile, says that the 2008 GMC Yukon Hybrid shares the regular Yukon's "unashamedly big and broad-shouldered" styling, though it does get a new, "brash front-end treatment." Kelley Blue Book lists these new changes as "a different front end where a lower air damn that reduces drag" comes in to replace "the traditional fog lamps and tow hook openings," and "wide openings in the grille help cool the advanced hybrid power electronics." They also note that the 2008 GMC Yukon Hybrids "delete the standard roof rack side rails and replace the rear liftgate with a one-piece aluminum door featuring a fixed glass window," while "an extended rear spoiler improves aerodynamics, as do the sharp-edged D-pillars." Cars.com also points out that the GMC Yukon Hybrid 2008 sports "lower side cladding and unique 18-inch wheels" that all help to reduce drag and work with the hybrid powerplant to improve fuel economy.

The 2008 GMC Yukon Hybrid might be built to maximize fuel economy, but don't forget about its appealing styling.

Moving inside the 2008 GMC Yukon Hybrid's sheetmetal, reviews read by TheCarConnection.com show that reviewers are very impressed with the overall interior styling of the GMC Yukon Hybrid 2008. Reviewers at Edmunds list the "handsome cabin" on the 2008 GMC Yukon Hybrid as one of the most appealing aspects of the vehicle, while ForbesAutos says that the "GMC Yukon Hybrid's handsome interior includes a two-tone instrument panel with LED-backlit instrumentation" and "chrome trim, and a high center stack for the climate control and audio systems." On the revised center stack, Cars.com finds that the GMC Yukon Hybrid's "center display screen incorporates an animation showing the flow of power through the hybrid drivetrain," and they note "the gauges include a gas mileage meter." Kelley Blue Book adds that "a revised instrument cluster plays home to a unique tachometer designed to inform the driver when the Auto Stop feature engages," which is where "the gasoline engine shuts down and the Hybrid is propelled solely by the electric motors built into its transmission."

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