2008 GMC Yukon Denali 4WD 5SA
There are 12 user reviews for the 5SA trim shown below
- #1 Comfort, #2 Appearance, #3 Safety
- #1 Fuel Economy - but not as bad as I expected, #2 3rd row seats still difficult to remove
I've been driving my 2008 4WD Dark Slate Metallic with Black interior Denali for a month now. I didn't think I'd ever drive anything as "fancy" as a Denali but GMC was having 0% financing plus we got a great deal so we couldn't pass it up. I traded a 2005 Chevy Tahoe - which I loved driving. Even though the Tahoe was equipped with the Autoride, the Denali is 100x better driving. It's just so smooth. Even though I'm a woman and don't usually notice these things, the exhaust sounds so cool.
The navigation and DVD are very easy to use. Nice improvements from the 2005. I don't like that there aren't any controls on the DVD in the rear. They either have to use the remote or have driver or front passenger do it. Minor complaint. I do like that you can watch the movie on the Nav screen while the truck is in park.
My Tahoe had arm rests in the front seats - this doesn't. The center counsel is raised so you can rest your arm there, but the arm rest was definitely better. Again, minor complaint. I like that the rear captain's chairs recline (not flat but enough for a 9 year old to get super comfy). I think I could easily do a cross-country trip and not tire of the comfort.
The third row still doesn't fold flat. It is much easier to get in and out but they are still SUPER heavy. I try to keep them in or out - too bulky to have to move around a lot.
This truck is sharp looking too. I just like looking at it - inside and out. My personal challenge is to keep it clean with the two savages I like to call my 6 and 9 year old I tow around with me.
Fuel economy isn't as bad as I thought it would be. It's a touch worse than my Tahoe, but that was selective 4WD while this is all-time 4WD. I do a combination of highway and city driving (I put 1400 miles on in the month I've had it) and have averaged 17 MPG.
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