2008 GMC Yukon Denali, Part Three

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Why you should buy this car:
You believe you are, in fact, "Professional Grade." You've got a taste for honeycombed chrome, but not enough to go straight to the level of Cadillac Escalade. Your job requires you to drive around with at least five large men (or women) daily at a time, their various instruments of work with them.

Why you shouldn't:
You are a soccer mom looking for "something with room" or you happen to be anyone else on the face of this earth not included in the description above.

Suitability Parameters:
Speed Merchants: No
Fashion Victims: Yes
Treehuggers: No
Mack Daddies: No
Tuner Crowd: No
Hairdressers: No
Penny Pinchers: No
Euro Snobs: No
Working Stiffs: Yes
Technogeeks: No
Poseurs: No
Soccer Moms: No
Nascar Dads: No
Golfing Grandparents: No

Also Consider:
• Chevy Tahoe
• Toyota Sequoia
• Infiniti QX56
• Ford Expedition
• Lincoln Navigator
• Nissan Armada

• Manufacturer: GMC
• Model tested: Yukon Denali AWD
• Model year: 2008
• Base Price: $50,185
• Price as Tested: $55,750
• Engine type: 6.2-liter Vortec 6200 V8 SFI
• Horsepower: 380 @ 5,700rpm
• Torque: 417 lb/ft @ 4,400 RPM
• Red Line: 6,500 RPM
• Transmission: Hydra-Matic 6L80, 6-speed automatic
• Curb Weight: 5,838 lbs
• LxWxH: 222.4" x 79.1" x 77.1"
• Wheelbase: 116.0"
• Tires: P265/65R18
• Drive type: AWD
• 0 - 60 mph: 8.0 seconds
• 1/4-mile: N/A
• Top speed: 105 MPH
• EPA Fuel economy city/highway: 13/19 MPG
• NHTSA crash test rating: 5 Stars Driver/Passenger/Side Impact


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Rob Emslie

A note, regarding not just this vehicle, but a number of them. The Nav screen should be as close to the windscreen base as possible. Too many have it down in mid-console, making it a long, visual reach to view the screen for Nav, Radio, etc. That's just dumb.