2000 GMC Yukon XL 1500
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2000 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Review
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The 2000 GMC Yukon XL 1500 is a brand new vehicle, but was previously known as the Chevrolet Suburban. The influence can easily be recognized, but this is a different vehicle altogether. It takes much of its underpinnings from the Suburban as well as the Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks with its truck-like styling. However, the automaker adds its own style touches to the front and the back.
Engines: 5.3-liter V-8
Transmissions: four-speed automatic
Models: GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLE, GMC Yukon XL 1500 SLT
The 2000 GMC Yukon XL 2500 receives improvements to its design with a complete facelift; it gets a new engine, style, and interior features.
The 2000 GMC Yukon XL 1500 measures 219.3 inches from front to back. Access to the interior comes through four doors and a back gate that is available as two swing-out cargo doors or an aluminum gate. It looks much like a pickup truck with a bed cover permanently welded to the back due to the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups influence.
The interior of the 2000 GMC Yukon XL 1500 is bigger and space is better for the passengers, but there is less cargo room available. In fact, it loses 11 cubic feet of storage space in the interior, making it smaller than much of the competition. However, that doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot of room. With the second and third row seating removed, it can hold a 4 x 8 piece of plywood flat on the floor. Seating is available for nine passengers. New optional features also include two bucket seats in the front and two bucket seats in the second row, which cuts passenger capacity down to seven. The spare tire that was once kept inside the cargo area is moved to the underside.
The GMC Yukon XL 1500's standard features includes a center an rear bench seat, keyless entry system, lighted entry system, overhead console, front and rear air-conditioning, a tachometer, cloth seating, front split bench seat, power driver’s seat, power passenger’s seat, cruise control, power steering, tilt steering wheel, leather steering wheel trim, power windows, privacy glass, power locks, an auto-dim rear view mirror, and an AM/FM audio system.
Performance & Handling
The 2000 GMC Yukon XL 1500 comes equipped with a 5.3-liter, V-8 engine that produces 285 horsepower at 5200 rpm and 325 lb-ft of torque at 4000 rpm. Both engines run on regular unleaded fuel. Moreover, a lot of improvements were introduced to the engine, and towing capacity was increased to 9000 pounds. Handling and stability was improved by introducing a wider track and a shorter turning diameter to the steering system. The body is 23 percent stiffer, which keeps it from bouncing along every bump. A front independent suspension bar and self-leveling coil underpinnings give consumers a great level of comfort when driving in most conditions. Also introduced is speed proportional steering, a system that adjusts the steering tension according to the speed.
The 2000 GMC Yukon XL 1500 comes equipped with four-wheel anti-lock brakes, daytime running lights, driver and passenger front airbags, fog lights, and front side airbags. The NHTSA gave four out of five stars for passenger and driver safety.
EPA Fuel Economy
GMC Yukon XL 1500 four-wheel drive: 12/15 mpg city/highway
- Better engines
- Roomier interior
- Smooth ride
You Won't Like
- Boring style
- Cheap plastic materials
- Too big for urban driving
One of the best.
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