2009 GMC Yukon XL



above average
186,861 Miles
Miles above average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 186861
Color: WHITE
Body Style: Suv
Trim Level: Fleet 1500 4WD
Doors: 4
Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic
Location: Junction City, KS
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Option & Equipment

Leather Seats
Power Package
Navigation System
DVD Entertainment System
Suspension Package
Third Row Seating
Premium Wheels
Blind Spot Monitoring
Parking Sensors
Premium Package
Premium Smooth Ride Suspension Package
Heated Seats
Tow Package
Multi Zone Climate Control
Acoustical Package
Backup Camera
SLT Package
Remote Start


[!@@Additional Info@@!]Exhaust Tip Color - Stainless-Steel, Grille Color - Chrome Surround, Mirror Color - Body-Color, Armrests - Front Center, Cargo Area Floor Mat, Floor Mat Material - Carpet, Floor Material - Carpet, Floor Mats - Front, Floor Mats - Rear, Front Air Conditioning, Front Air Conditioning Zones - Dual, Heated Steering Wheel, Steering Wheel Trim - Leather, Third Row Air Conditioning, Adjustable Pedals - Power, Center Console - Dual Level, Center Console - Front Console With Storage, Cruise Control, Cupholders - Front, Cupholders - Rear, Cupholders - Third Row, Memorized Settings - 2 Driver, Memorized Settings - Adjustable Pedals, Memorized Settings - Driver Seat, Memorized Settings - Side Mirrors, Multi-Function Remote - Illuminated Entry, One-Touch Windows - 1, Overhead Console - Front, Power Outlet(S) - 12v, Power Outlet(S) - 12v Cargo Area, Power Outlet(S) - 4 Total, Power Steering, Reading Lights - Front, Rearview Mirror - Auto-Dimming, Remote Engine Start, Steering Wheel - Power Tilt, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls - Audio, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls - Cruise Control, Storage - Accessory Hook, Storage - Front Seatback, Tool Kit, Universal Remote Transmitter - Garage Door Opener, Vanity Mirrors - Dual Illuminating, Front Brake Type - Disc, Front Shock Type - Gas, Front Spring Type - Coil, Front Struts, Front Suspension Type - Upper And Lower Control Arms, Rear Brake Type - Disc, Rear Shock Type - Gas, Rear Spring Type - Coil, 4wd Type - Full Time, Abs - 4-Wheel, Axle Ratio - 3.42, Center Differential - Mechanical, Front Brake Diameter - 13.0, Front Brake Width - 1.18, Front Stabilizer Bar - Diameter 36 Mm, Front Suspension Classification - Independent, Locking Differential - Rear, Rear Brake Diameter - 13.5, Rear Brake Width - 0.79, Rear Suspension Classification - Solid Live Axle, Rear Suspension Type - Multi-Link, Stability Control, Tow/Haul Mode, Traction Control, Alternator - 160 Amps, Gauge - Oil Pressure, Gauge - Tachometer, In-Dash Cd - Dvd Audio, In-Dash Cd - Mp3 Playback, Total Speakers - 10, Warnings And Reminders - Tire Fill Alert, Wireless Data Link - Bluetooth, Driver Information System, External Temperature Display, Headphone Jacks - Rear, In-Dash Cd - 6 Disc, Premium Brand - Bose, Radio - Am/Fm, Satellite Communications - Onstar, Subwoofer - 1, Trip Odometer, Warnings And Reminders - Lamp Failure, Low Fuel, Engine Oil, Coolant, Warnings And Reminders - Turn Off Headlights, Front Fog Lights, Headlights - Auto On/Off, Liftgate Window - Manual Flip-Up, Rear Door Type - Power Liftgate, Spare Tire Mount Location - Underbody, Spare Tire Size - Full-Size, Spare Wheel Type - Steel, Tire Type - All Season, Wheels - Chrome Aluminum, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Power Windows - Remotely Operated, Roof Rack Color - Body-Color, Window Defogger - Rear, Front Wipers - Intermittent, Front Wipers - Rain Sensing, Rear Wiper - Intermittent, Rear Wiper - With Washer, Solar-Tinted Glass, 2-Stage Unlocking Doors, Active Head Restraints - Dual Front, Airbag Deactivation - Occupant Sensing Passenger, Anti-Theft System - Alarm, Anti-Theft System - Audio Security System, Anti-Theft System - Engine Immobilizer, Child Safety Door Locks, Front Airbags - Dual, Parking Sensors - Rear, Side Curtain Airbags - Front, Side Mirror Adjustments - Power, Side Mirror Adjustments - Power Folding, Side Mirror Adjustments - Reverse Gear Tilt, Side Mirrors - Driver Side Auto-Dimming, Side Mirrors - Heated, Side Mirrors - Integrated Turn Signals, Side-Curtain Airbag Rollover Sensor, Driver Seat - Heated, Driver Seat Power Adjustments - 12, Driver Seat Power Adjustments - Height, Driver Seat Power Adjustments - Lumbar, Driver Seat Power Adjustments - Reclining, Front Headrests - 2, Front Headrests - Adjustable, Front Seat Type - Bucket, Front Seatbelts - 3-Point, Passenger Seat - Heated, Passenger Seat Power Adjustments - 12, Passenger Seat Power Adjustments - Height, Passenger Seat Power Adjustments - Lumbar, Passenger Seat Power Adjustments - Reclin

Recalls & Defects

VIN 1GKFK06259R278242 may have been recalled. Check full report for more information


General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2007-2011 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV and Escalade EXT, Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado 1500, Suburban and Tahoe, GMC Sierra 1500, Yukon and Yukon XL vehicles, and 2009-2011 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 and 3500 and GMC Sierra 2500 and 3500 vehicles originally sold, or ever registered, in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (Saipan), and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Vehicles not originally sold or ever registered in these states are not subject to this safety recall but may be covered under recall 16V-383, depending on the vehicle model year and the vehicle's sale and registration locations. These vehicles are equipped with certain air bag inflators assembled as part of the passenger frontal air bag modules, and used as original equipment or replacement equipment. In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the front air bags, these inflators may rupture due to propellant degradation occurring after long-term exposure to absolute humidity and temperature cycling.

Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
  Based on 10 reviews

King of full size SUV's!

Keith Rigsby on 02/15/2017

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

There is no real comparable full size SUV to challenge General Motors, but that hasn't kept GM from continuously improving the Yukon XL. We traded an 2004 Suburban for this brand new and now with 155,000 miles on it, this baby still runs and drives like a new one. Being totally honest, there are two weaknesses for these trucks. 1st is the displacement on demand or active fuel management. This is supposed to increase your gas mileage, but it causes your motor to consume oil after about 60,000 miles or so. And if you're not the type that keeps an eye on your oil level, you can run too low and burn your motor up. I have always kept a close eye on this and finally had the dod deleted and I've had zero problems. My mileage is the same, maybe even a little better, and no more oil consumption. 2nd weakness is the transmission torque converter design. Due to a design issue, these 6 speed trannys will give you problems between 100k and 125k miles. Mine made it to 153k and then it cost approximately $1300 to have the fix done. The good thing is my guy went through the entire tranny and all was good except the torque converter and another part, the name of which slips my mind. A complete rebuild would have cost $2500-$3500, but because my tranny guy is honest, he fixed only what needed fixing. Bad part is that the design flaw is still there and in another 120k miles, I'll be looking at doing it again. Overall, this vehicle is awesome. Still looks good and haven't had any other issues with it except for what I've mentioned. Granted, some people will drive them even when they know there's a problem and this will wind up costing them a lot more in the long run. But for those that get luckier and catch these two issues quickly, this vehicle will give you many, many trouble free miles and will do so efficiently and in style.

Unexplained Sudden Acceleration

emzomarja on 01/14/2013

Performance: 3 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Purchased our vehicle new in 2009. Generally satisfied with the SUV. In December 2012 the vehicle unexpectedly accelerated without explanation. The car was towed to dealer - who could not re-create the defect. The vehicle has a bulletin out on a throttle defect but claim that it is due to a loss of power rather than a sudden acceleration. The manufacturer declined to pay for the cost of analysis of the defect, in spite of the throttle bulletin indicating they will pay the cost of the repair. Have 75K mi. on car but now wrestling with keeping it due to the concern. Expected another 2 years out of the vehicle, especially at this price for car - but now may have to find another option.

Great Size and Power

j_stew on 07/17/2012

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 2 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 2

We bought this vehicle purely for the size and passenger capacity. From that aspect, the vehicle is great - love all the room, the overall design, and general looks of the vehicle. Also love the power and "go anywhere" feel of the vehicle. We have, however, had this car in the shop more than any vehicle we've owned. Constant accessory / electrical issues (power seats, vented seats, heated seats, power door locks, driver air, power mirror). It still looks great and we still enjoy taking it on long trips when it's working, but if there was another good option with this much space and power, we'd take it.

An okay SUV

JustADriver on 01/30/2010

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 2 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 2 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought the 09 to replace my 05. My biggest complaints relate to interior space use usability. There are no storage spaces for things like sunglasses. The 05 wasn't great, but it has thee good storage spaces in the dash. For some reason GMC decided to go with tiny buttons to control climate and radio. It has taken me a while to get used to the new layout, but the buttons are just bad, especially if you have gloves on. I am looking forward to towing my 30' camper. The 05 did well, I hope the 09 does better.

Fun to Drive

Joseph on 01/13/2010

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Bought our Yukon in Sept. to have another towing vehicle and for family trips. Its been great. We are enjoying the cylinder shut down feature (v8 to v4) as it gets mileage around 17 when warmed up. Comfort and ride are great (go for the autoride). Enjoying the dual row heated seats and the autostart. Would like to see more details for the money (blind spot monitoring or mirrors, pin lights for night time cabin lighting, more cubbies for storage). I too would suggest moving the compass/temp back to the center. The overall fit and finish has been very good with only one problem with a plate cover in the inside the door handle. Vehicle has met our needs for volume, handling and comfort.

Great driving vehicle

dash on 10/22/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The handling is great. Great improvement with the Nav-- gives great definition to detail. The heated seats work great. Backup camera gives excellent details to items behind your vehicle and is a great help to hooking up to the boat trailer. Vehicle is a whole lot more than I expected.

Love it

Will on 10/09/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Wife drives an '07 Suburban, and I traded my '08 MDX in on this Denali XL when we had baby #4 (too hard to use the 3rd row). Love the Denali, but have to say the '07 Suburban is faster off the line by a considerable amount, even after giving up about 90 HP. Must be the AWD and 20" wheels on the Denali. And as much as I love the exhaust note on the Denali, some folks may not appreciate that and go for the relatively quiet 5.3L engine in the Suburban or Yukon XL.

Best SUV you'll ever own !!!

Zack Pyles on 09/10/2009

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

We recently bought the 2009 GMC Yukon XL, and we love it, we are very glad we got the XL version also. I would strongly recommend this SUV to anyone who is looking for spacious, comfortable, somewhat luxurious, and fun to drive. We also got the top of the line version and we love the power liftgate, its costs extra but worth it.Does not get as good gas mileage as the Tahoe or the standeder Yukon gets, but its worth it, also It is harder to get into tight parking spaces, and sharp turns, but you get used to it.Overall ,Great SUV.

Large comfortable SUV

Uncle John on 08/22/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just replaced 2007 Suburban LTZ and can't hardly believe the difference. Denali is far more fun and quick. Plan to haul trailer of about 7000lb. So that 6.2L motor will be a blessing. Really impressed by a guy who has had over 80 vehicles from Ferrari to Volkswagon.

Love It!

PeakLover on 06/03/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I recently traded in my 2001 Yukon XL Denali (which I really enjoyed) for a 2009, because I wanted the latest safety features (side air bags, stability control, and digital OnStar). This Denali is well-made (thanks, American auto-workers!) and has many new features (such as rain- sensing blades). Yes, I know it doesn't get the politically-correct mileage (14 in town/17 highway) but at least now I've consolidated down to only one vehicle. I bought now because I assume the now-Government owned GM would force fuel-savings changes into the design that consumers don't want (e.g., no more spare tires).

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