2015 GMC Yukon XL Denali 4WD 6.2 L V8 Review
2015 GMC Yukon XL Denali 4WD
Initial intimidation regarding Big Den’s massive size fades with each day
and mile as we realize the beauty of bountiful dimensions put to fruitful
use. This truck is quick on its feet, roomy inside, and capable of hauling
or towing nearly everything that isn’t bolted down. Not to mention some
things that are secure. As a race- or project-car mover, it’s superb. As
a family carrier, it’s a favorite. And what the 6.2-liter V-8 lacks in
camshaft and multivalve sophistication, it more than makes up in smoothness
and cruising fuel efficiency. http://autoblackzone.com/
With winter setting in, we were nervous about obtaining a permanent fix for
the transfer case’s reluctance to shift out of four-wheel-drive
high-range mode into ordinary rear-wheel drive. But in early November, GM
finally issued revised transfer-case control software and our local dealer
downloaded and installed the fix during a regular service stop (oil change,
tire rotation). We’re hopeful that the issue is finally behind us.
Nothing new, and now that the four-wheel-drive system has been addressed,
hopefully nothing old. We have spent $580.26 thus far to fix a cracked
windshield at roughly 15,000 miles.
With the beginning of the school year, family trips hither and yon came to
an end and Big Den has been stuck with daily commuting and weekend
mall-crawling service. The one exception was a trip to Michigan’s Upper
Peninsula for an early November hunting expedition. The final tally: a duck
population reduced by 36 fowl and all hunters returned home unscathed.
Months in Fleet: 7
Current Mileage: 20,596 miles Average Fuel Economy: 17 mpg
Fuel Tank Size: 31.0 gal Fuel Range: 530 miles
Service: $140.77 Repair: $580.26
2015 Chevy Suburban 1500 / GMC Yukon XL 1500 | Frontal Crash Test | CrashNet1
2015 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 / GMC Yukon XL 1500
Overall Safety Rating: 4 Stars
Frontal Crash Rating: 4 Stars (Driver: 4, Passenger: 4)
Side Crash Rating: 5 Stars (Driver: 5, Passenger: 5)
Side Pole Crash Rating: 4 Stars
Combined Side Barrier and Pole Rating: (Driver: 5, Passenger: 5)
Rollover Rating: 3 Stars
Risk of Rollover: 20.3%
NHTSA - New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), Frontal Test:
Crash test dummies representing an average-sized adult male and a
small-sized adult female are placed in the driver and front passenger
seats, respectively, and are secured with seat belts. Vehicles are crashed
into a fixed barrier at 35 mph (56.3km/h), which is equivalent to a head-on
collision between two similar vehicles each moving at 35 mph.
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