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2009 GMC Yukon XL Sport Utility

2WD 4dr 1500 SLE w/3SA

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2009 GMC Yukon XL Sport Utility

Benefits of Driving a 2009 GMC Yukon XL Sport Utility

GMC's 2009 Yukon pairs sturdy, capable truck underpinnings with more modern car-like interiors and features and they stand out for their comfortable ride and decent handling. With the addition of the new Hybrid model, trailer towing need not exclude fuel economy.

What's new for 2009?

For 2009, the GMC Yukon and its larger sibling, the Yukon XL, see few changes. The Yukon gets a new 6-speed transmission.

Model Strengths

  • Towing and hauling ability
  • spacious interior
  • compliant ride and handling relative to other large SUVs
  • fuel-efficient new hybrid model.

Model Review

The 2009 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL, which share underpinnings with the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, are lines of full-size sport-utility vehicles that are very similar, but the Yukon XL model is 20 inches longer.

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Overview

The GMC Yukon XL is GMC's version of the Chevy Suburban. As its name suggests, the XL is extra-long, 20 inches longer than the standard-length Yukon. Like Suburban, Yukon XL is offered in half-ton or three-quarter ton capacities, and also the luxurious Denali that encroaches on Cadillac Escalade.

The Yukon XL is a great choice for a big family towing cars, boats, horses, and travel trailers. Maximum towing capacity is 8100 pounds on 1500 and 9600 pounds on the 2500; subtract 1500-2500 pounds if the Yukon is fully loaded. With its long wheelbase and heavy-duty construction, the Yukon XL is a stable platform for towing while offering the interior cargo advantages of a full-size SUV. The standard 5.3-liter V8 can be upgraded to a 6.0-liter V8, the only size offered on 2500-series, and Denali uses a 403-hp 6.2-liter V8.

The Yukon XL seats six to nine people, depending on configuration. There are many vehicles that seat seven people without taking up so much space to do it, but few with so much room left over for cargo.

The optional leather seats are comfortable while the third row is vinyl in deference to (probably sloppy) riders. The driver sits way up high and feels like he or she is master or mistress of his or her domain. The pedals adjust for long or short legs. The instruments and gauges are best-in-class, elegantly clean yet very functional. Interior small items storage is intelligently designed and all over, including a huge center console.

Those in the second row will find a lot of leg room. Heated bucket seats with a center console between them are available for the second row, turning them into first-class accommodations; and there is an optional power folding option, making it easier for third-row passengers to climb in. There's even decent legroom and good headroom in the third row.

At the top of the line is the Yukon XL Denali. The Denali is almost a separate breed. It has its own engine, a 6.2-liter V8 rated at 403 horsepower and 417 pound-feet of torque. The Denali is offered with 2WD or all-wheel-drive for inclement weather but not serious off-road use. The Denali comes standard with the AutoRide active electronic suspension, which is optional on the regular Yukon XL.

A liftgate is available that raises and lowers under power, a Bose sound system, a navigation system, and a DVD rear-seat entertainment system are available. Rearview cameras are standard with navigation and available for others with display in inside mirror.

For 2009 all Yukon XL's get a six-speed automatic transmission, OnStar 8.0, Bluetooth, and available features such as an integrated trailer brake controller, XM radio NavTraffic, and Side Blind Zone Alert. Denali adds a power adjustable steering column and available heated/cooled front seats. The Yukon XL was completely redesigned for 2007.

Yukon XL competes for shoppers with the Chevy Suburban (essentially same equipment and pricing), Ford Expedition EL, and if cargo space isn't as important as tow rating the Toyota Sequoia. Denali XL alternatives include the Lincoln Navigator L, Cadillac Escalade ESV, Mercedes-Benz GL450, and BMW X5 4.8i.

Model Lineup

The 2009 GMC Yukon XL comes in SLE1, SLE2, SLT1, and SLT2 trim levels and half-ton (1500 series) and three-quarter ton (2500 series) carrying capacities. The Yukon XL SLE (2WD $41,225/4WD $44,065) and the better-equipped SLT ($43,315/$41,810) offer a choice of V8 engines, including flex-fuel versions of the Vortec 5.3-liter V8 that can run on E85 ethanol (which drops EPA ratings from 14/20 to 10/15). Whether iron or aluminum block and flex-fuel or not, each 5.3 makes 310 horsepower and 335 pound-feet of torque. A 6.0-liter V8 with variable valve timing, delivering 366 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque is optional for these 1500-series models ($1,095). The Yukon XL's available four-wheel drive includes a full-time position that can be used on dry pavement and has low-range gearing. All Yukon XL and Denali models use a six-speed automatic transmission.

Virtually ever major mechanical component, including the engine, transmission, axles, suspension, steering, brakes, wheels and tires is different on the 2500-series Yukon XL. The SLE 2WD 2500 ($39,585), SLE 4WD 2500 ($45,685) and the SLT 2WD 2500 ($46,895) and 4WD SLT 2500 ($49,740) come only with a 352-hp 6.0-liter V8 with 383 pound-feet of torque, a six-speed automatic, and rear or 4WD.

Also offered are the luxurious 2WD Denali ($52,850) and AWD Denali ($55,935). The Denali's all-wheel-drive system lacks low-range gearing. The Denali models come with a 6.2-liter V8 that produces 403 horsepower and 417 pound-feet of torque, six-speed automatic transmission and GMC's Autoride active electronic suspension. Denali AWD EPA numbers are 12/19 on gasoline and 9/14 on E85.

They all have a tow/haul mode which reduces upshifting and downshifting, and also shifts quicker, so the transmission doesn't work so hard when pulling a big load. Transmission oil temperature is part of the instrumentation (along with a tire-pressure monitor).

The SLE1 standard equipment includes cloth upholstery; dual-zone manual climate control; auxiliary rear AC; AM/FM/CD/MP3/XM six-speaker stereo; Bluetooth; cruise control; OnStar Safe & Sound with one year subscription; driver information center; power windows/locks/heated mirrors with manual folding; leather-wrapped, tilt steering wheel with audio controls;; 40/20/40 split front bench seat; six-way power driver's seat; 60/40 split folding second-row bench seat; 50/50 third-row split folding seat; automatic headlights; roof rails; side steps; locking rear differential; three power outlets; P265/70R17 all-season tires on bright aluminum wheels; tow package (receiver hitch, seven-pin wiring harness); intermittent rear wipe/wash; and floor mats. 4WD models also get an aluminum-block engine, 3.42:1 axle ratio, and front tow hooks.

Major options for the SLE1 are a $1060 Convenience package (adjustable pedals, remote start, rear park assist, rearview camera), fog lamps and tow hooks for 2WD ($190), CD changer audio upgrade ($295), integrated trailer brake controller ($200), and towing cooler package ($230).

SLE2 (about $900 above SLE1) adds rear audio controls with headphone jacks (you supply headphones), power front bucket seats and center console, power outlets, fog lamps, tow hooks, and center roof rails.

SLT1 models add to SLE2 three-zone automatic climate control, Bose audio system, auto-dimming inside mirror, rear park assist, remote start, adjustable pedals, and universal remote. At the SLT level you can upgrade to Autoride suspension with rear self-leveling ($1120), the 6-liter engine ($1095) and second-row bucket seats ($590).

SLT2 (roughly $800 above SLT1) adds leather upholstery (vinyl third row), more adjustable front seats, two-person driver memory, heated front and second row seats, and power folding mirrors w/signals and parking tilt-down. Options include virtually anything not standard, including navigation, rear seat entertainment, and moonroof ($4790 as the Sun/Entertainment/Destination package), third row screen ($600), Preferred package (rain-sensing front wipers and power liftgate, $675), 20-inch wheels ($1795-1995), rearview camera in mirror ($450), and power release second-row bench ($425).

Denali models come fully loaded, with a wood and leather-wrapped, heated, power-tilt steering wheel; heated first- and second-row seats; 12-way power front seats with lumbar adjustment; memory for the driver's seat and mirrors; power-folding second-row seats; removable three-passenger split-folding third-row seat; power-folding exterior mirrors with integrated turn signals, driver's side auto-dimming and reverse tilting; rain-sensing wipers with heated washers; power liftgate; roof rack, Autoride suspension with rear load-leveling; Bluetooth; 10-speaker Premium Bose Centerpoint Surround Sound System; 403-hp 6.2-liter engine; added noise insulation and cooling capacity; and 20-inch wheels and tires (18-inch wheels are available for a $995 credit, for poor roads, tire chains, etc.).

Since a Denali has features like an SLT2 and then some, factory options are limited to those in the Sun, Entertainment and Destinations Package ($4,790, or separately), Side Blind Zone Alert ($500), and heated/cooled front seats ($650). The integrated trailer brake controller is not listed among Denali options, and the tow rating is less than a 2WD XL 1500.

Regardless of model options are often interdependent with ifs, ands, or buts. For example, a 6-liter upgrade ($1095) usually requires Autoride suspension ($1120) as well.

Safety equipment on all models includes dual frontal airbags, head-protecting curtain side airbags, four-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes with electronic proportioning, and StabiliTrak, GM's electronic stability control with anti-rollover mitigation and traction control. Options include rear park assist, two rearview camera choices, and on Denali, Side Blind Zone Alert. Side airbags are not available. The XL earned the maximum five stars in the government's head-on crash tests.

Walkaround

The 2009 GMC Yukon XL is the Extra Long version, about 20 inches longer than a Yukon. It's the twin to Chevy's Suburban, where the Yukon plays twin to the Tahoe.

The Suburban and Yukon XL are familiar vehicles on the road. They share sheetmetal styling but differ in details like the grille, bumpers and lamps. These are big boxes but quite smooth, rather like an ocean liner's long flat sides and tapered ends. The Denali XL adds some of the bling found on Cadillac's Escalade ESV.

The running board/side steps are integrated and unobtrusive, extending no farther than necessary, with a black grippy coating; powered retractable steps are available on some models. The tinted glass behind the C-pillar is expansive, and adds to both appearance and function. The front end has a clean appearance, with beefy block-like headlamps over a front bumper fascia. Doors close with a reassuring thud.

Wheels change perceptions of the XL, the standard aluminum wheel a nice piece for look and function. For 2009 a chrome-clad 20-inch wheel is available but this merely adds a chrome-plated plastic cover to an existing wheel and could fall off or pack snow and muck depending on how you abuse your truck. Dealers offer a host of dress-up items, including wheels up to 22-inch.

The rear window opens separately, which is convenient for loading lighter bags and cargo. The larger liftgate is aluminum and balanced, upgradeable to power for those accustomed to a push-button world. Roof racks can carry unwieldly items that aren't too heavy, but be sure to load with the hatch open or after the cargo area is filled so the roof load doesn't interfere with the open hatch.

Interior Features

The Yukon XL is comfortable for long tows or major outings. It's a carefree feeling to drive down the highway in one of these, riding high with all the comforts, including the optional Bose sound system. The seats are comfortable and easy to adjust; in some cases the seat cushion is electrically adjusted and the backrest is manual. Like most large SUVs, the front row has plenty of head and leg room.

The instrument panel and center stack are elegant and worthy of a higher-end vehicle. The Denali model is richer still, with a wood and leather-wrapped steering wheel, nuance leather darker wood trim than the other models. On all models the steering wheel is net perfectly ahead of the driver, something to consider if you frequent a chiropractor.

We found the touch-screen radio/navigation system easy to use, easier to operate than in many upscale cars, like those German brands with a singular circle logo, for example. We set the radio stations we liked and could quickly switch from favorite XM to AM to FM stations with the push of a single button; many vehicles require switching bands, then switching stations. The system warned of traffic incidents 19 miles ahead in our direction of travel, and has five groups of favorite stations for user assignment.

The switchgear is simple, and the instrumentation is clean. The console is huge, with a deep storage box and a tray on top. The glovebox is large. Two cupholders are provided in a removable tray forward of the console and they work very well. There's another cupholder in each door pocket. A slot in the dash just left of the turn signal is perfect for coins or toll-road tickets. The pedals are adjustable, to accommodate short and tall drivers with the press of a button.

For reversing into tight confines, avoiding backing over a person, pet or play-toy, or easier trailer hitching, two rearview camera systems are offered. One is integral with the navigation system and the image appears on the nav screen; the other shows the image on the inside-rearview mirror, so you get side-by-side near and far views to the rear.

The Yukon XL can seat six, seven, eight or nine passengers, depending on the seats selected. Our SLT had the second-row bucket seats, with room for seven, in a two/two/three configuration.

The second row offers good room, nearly matching the front. Second-row passengers in bucket seats have their own console, with an elbow tray, o cupholders each, audio controls and if equipped, the DVD screen overhead; the bench-seat second-row may be ordered with power releases to fold. With the touch of a button on the instrument panel or C-pillar, the seatbacks fold flat against the lower cushions, and then the seats flip up against the backs of the front seats.

The third row 50/50 seat has three seatbelts and two headrests. If you want to carry long items down one side the rear row becomes a one person seat; most vehicles with a third-row seat split it 60/40 so you can carry six people plus long pieces. The third-row seats fold easily but not flat into the floor like most of the competition; for a longer flat cargo floor the third row must be taken out (and these aren't light baby seats) and left behind.

Head room in the third row is good, and leg room is okay (34.9 inches); the Expedition EL and Navigator L have a distinct advantage here because of their independent rear suspension. There is a great view through the wraparound glass, so it doesn't feel cramped or claustrophobic back there. Third-row climate control vents are inconveniently located in the headliner over the heads of the second-row passengers, but they can be aimed rearward toward the third-row passengers' knees. The second-row passengers have their own vents in the headliner, too, over their laps.

Cargo space is where the Yukon XL excels. There's 137.4 cubic feet of storage behind the front seats, with the second row folded and third row removed. Even with all seats in place, there's still 45.8 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third row. However, it's a nuisance to remove the third row for optimal storage space.

The lift-over height at the rear bumper is relatively high, about the same as a pickup, so it's not easy to climb up into the cargo compartment to reach things, especially since there are no grab handles.

Driving Impressions

The GMC Yukon XL is for sportsmen and owners of race cars, boats, horses, or travel trailers who need the people or lockable cargo capacity of a full-size SUV instead of the open bed of a pickup truck.

GM's trusty 5.3-liter Vortec V8 is the standard choice and it's a good one, making 310 horsepower and 335 pound-feet of torque; smooth and not too raucous, though not as torquey as the Expedition's 5.4 or Sequoia's new 5.7-liter V8 are also quite impressive.

And for 2009 all Yukon XL's compete on a level playing field with Expedition, Navigator and so on because a six-speed automatic transmission is standard across the range. Fifty percent more gears offers better fuel economy or better performance, usually both since peak performance is infrequently called for. The differences will be more pronounced when towing, and we would choose the no-charge 3.42:1 axle ratio if we planned on anything more than lightly-loaded flat-terrain highway cruising.

If you need more power for towing with your 1500, the optional 366-hp 6.0-liter V8 boasts 376 pound-feet of torque, and the extra power comes with only a nominal dent in fuel economy.

If you have a trailer of 6500-7000 pounds or more and plan on towing with the Suburban full of gear and people, best to consider the 2500 XL. It has a heavy-duty 6-liter V8 with a bit less horsepower but more torque, stronger axles and transmission, stouter steering, suspension and brake systems and truck-service wheels and tires. It is for all intents and purposes a �-ton pickup with a nine-seat body on top. Also noteworthy to travelers, the 2500-series has a much larger fuel tank (39 gallons versus 31.5) so its effective range is superior to the 1500.

You can also opt for the Denali XL, with its Corvette-related 6.2-liter engine making 403 hp and 417 pound-feet of stump-pulling twist. Denali tow ratings are the lowest in the XL line and there is no 4WD version for off-road use; it's more likely employed as a six-seat fashion accessory or alpine limousine.

Active Fuel Management is standard on the 5.3-liter V8 and the 6.0-liter V8 in 1500 models. AFM shuts down four of the eight cylinders when they're not needed to save fuel. But at this size and weight all the cylinders are needed most of the time so the fuel saved is limited. A Yukon/Tahoe Hybrid, or BMW X5 or Mercedes GL320 diesel are the only three-row SUVs with decent fuel economy, and there is no Hybrid Yukon XL.

Ride quality in the Yukon XL is excellent, overall. Even when the optional 20-inch wheels are chosen, the suspension deals deftly with road imperfections and potholes but you feel them more. We prefer taller tires on our trucks, however. The Yukon XL is very stable, though it wallows a bit on undulating freeways. Autoride, the optional rear self-leveling and active suspension, electronically adjusts to the road as read by sensors. It reduces body lean in corners, rough road busy-ness and nose-dive under hard braking.

The 1500's rack-and-pinion steering feels fairly direct, though as in other big SUVs it is a bit slow; the 2500 series steers like a new pickup, a bit heavier but confidence inspiring. Also like all large SUVs, the Yukon XL is prone to body lean in turns and doesn't respond well to quick changes of direction. It's a full-size truck (think three tons, higher center of gravity) and needs to be driven accordingly and with respect for others, not like it's a sports car.

Hard crosswinds can blow it around. Driving in an 25-mph crosswind on the freeway at 75 miles per hour, our Yukon XL swayed all over the road, because of its billboard-like profile. Tires, and whether or not you have Autoride or a 2500, will both alter this behavior, and it isn't unique to the Yukon XL among big boxes.

The brakes are all vented discs with antilock, and perhaps the biggest improvement in this generation Yukon. New for 2009 is an integrated trailer brake controller that gives excellent control and eliminates any installation hassles; we would spend the $200 even if we didn't currently own a trailer.

Summary

The GMC Yukon XL, like the Chevy Suburban, continues to be a fine choice for use as a family tow vehicle. The engines and transmissions work well and the rugged chassis gives the XL ability to travel without roads. The interior ambiance is inviting, there is plenty of room inside and enough features to please any class of buyer. If you need the seats but not max cargo or towing capacity, or the rugged 4WD system, consider vehicles like the GMC Acadia.

NewCarTestDrive.com correspondent G.R. Whale reported from Los Angeles, with Sam Moses in Portland, Kirk Bell in Chicago.

Model Line Overview
Base Price (MSRP)
$41,225
Model lineup:
GMC Yukon XL 2WD SLE 1500 ($41,225), 4WD SLE 1500 ($44,065); 2WD SLE 2500 ($42,845), 4WD SLE 2500 ($45,685); 2WD SLT 1500 ($45,315), 4WD SLT 1500 ($48,150), 2WD SLT 2500 ($46,895), 4WD SLT 2500 ($49,740); 2WD Denali ($52,850), AWD Denali ($55,935)
Engines:
310-hp 5.3-liter V8; 366-hp 6.0-liter V8 (1500); 352-hp 6.0-liter V8 (2500); 403-hp 6.2-liter V8 (Denali)
Transmissions:
6-speed automatic
Safety equipment (Standard):
dual frontal airbags, three-row curtain side airbags with rollover sensors; LATCH child safety seat anchors, tire pressure monitor, ABS with electronic proportioning, electronic stability program with anti-rollover mitigation and traction control (StabiliTrak)
Safety equipment (Optional):
rear park assist, rearview camera, Side Blind Zone Alert
Basic warranty:
3 years/36,000 miles
Assembled in:
Arlington, Texas
Specifications As Tested
Model tested (MSRP):
GMC Yukon XL SLT1 1500 2WD ($45,315)
Standard equipment:
leather upholstery; three-zone climate control with rear controls; front tow hooks;, front bucket seats (power driver); front center console; Bose AM/FM/MP3 stereo with 6-CD changer; rear seat audio controls and outputs; cruise control universal garage door opener; fog lights; remote engine starting; power adjustable pedals; rear park assist; driver information center; power windows, locks and mirrors; heated exterior mirrors; leather-wrapped, tilt steering wheel with audio controls; auto-dimming inside mirror; 60/40 split folding second-row bench seat; third-row 50/50 split folding seat (vinyl); automatic headlights; roof rails; side steps; locking rear differential; three power outlets; tow package with hitch, seven-pin wiring harness, two-inch receiver and electric brake control harness; OnStar assistance with one year subscription
Options as tested:
Sun, Entertainment, & Destination package ($4790) includes AM/FM/CD/DVD with MP3 audio, navigation, DVD rear entertainment, rearview camera, moonroof; second-row bucket seats ($590); P275/55R20 tires on polished aluminum wheels ($1,795)
Destination charge:
950
Gas Guzzler Tax:
N/A
Price as tested (MSRP)
$53,440
Layout:
rear-wheel drive
Engine:
5.3-liter 16-valve V8
Horsepower (hp @ rpm):
310 @ 5200
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm):
335 @ 4400
Transmission:
6-speed automatic
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:
14/20 mpg.
Wheelbase:
130.0 in.
Length/width/height:
222.4/79.1/76.8 in.
Track, f/r:
68.2/67.0 in.
Turning circle:
43.0 ft.
Seating capacity:
7
Head/hip/leg room, f:
41.1/64.4/41.3 in.
Head/hip/leg room, m:
38.5/61.8/39.5 in.
Head/hip/leg room, r:
38.1/49.4/34.9 in.
Cargo volume:
137.4 cu. ft.
Payload:
N/A
Towing capacity:
8100 lbs.
Suspension F:
independent, coil springs, antisway bar
Suspension R:
solid axle, five-link, coil springs
Ground clearance:
8.9 in.
Curb weight:
5621 lbs.
Tires:
P275/55R20
Brakes, f/r:
vented disc/vented disc with ABS and electronic brake proportioning in.
Fuel capacity:
31.5 gal.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

Driver Crash Grade
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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std

Road Visibility

Fog Lamps Opt
Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Opt
Intermittent Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Rear Parking Aid Opt
Back-Up Camera Opt
Handsfree Wireless Std

Security

Alarm Opt
Anti-theft System Std
Telematics Opt
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Original Warranty
An original warranty is the warranty associated with a vehicle when it is brand new. In addition to the original warranty, select items, like tires, are typically covered by respective manufacturers. Also, an act of Federal law sometimes provides protection for certain components, like emissions equipment.
The original warranty is often broken down into multiple sections, including:
Basic Warranty:
Typically covers everything except for parts that wear out through normal use of the vehicle. Examples of non-covered items are brake pads, wiper blades and filters.
Drivetrain Warranty:
This warranty covers items the basic warranty does not protect. Wear and tear items such as hoses will not be covered, but key items like the engine, transmission, drive axles and driveshaft often will be.
Roadside Assistance:
The level of service differs greatly with this warranty, but many manufacturers offer a toll-free number that helps provide assistance in case you run out of gas, get a flat tire or lock your keys in the car.
Corrosion Warranty:
This warranty focuses on protecting you from holes caused by rust or corrosion in your vehicle's sheet metal.
Please check the owner's manual, visit a local dealership or look at the manufacturer's website to learn more about the specifics of the warranties that apply to a vehicle.

Basic 3 Years/36,000 MilesDrivetrain: 5 Years/100,000 MilesCorrosion: 6 Years/100,000 MilesRoadside Assistance: 5 Years/100,000 Miles

GMC Certified Pre-Owned Warranty  help
Certified Pre-Owned Warranty
To be eligible for Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) status, vehicles generally must be recent models with relatively low mileage. CPO vehicles must also pass a detailed inspection, outlined by the manufacturer, which is measured by the number of inspected points.
Warranty coverage can vary from one manufacturer to the next. While most certified pre-owned programs transfer and extend the existing new car warranty terms, others offer a warranty that simply represents an additional year and mileage value. Always check with the manufacturer for the specific warranties they offer.
Common features and benefits of Certified Pre-Owned warranties include:
Age/Mileage Eligibility
To even be considered for certification, a car must be a recent model year and have limited mileage. The exact requirements are established by individual manufacturers.
Lease Term Certified
Some manufacturers offer certified pre-owned cars for lease. The length of the lease is often shorter than a new car lease, but it will cost you less.
Point Inspection
These inspections entail a comprehensive vehicle test to ensure that all parts are in excellent working order. The point inspection list is simply a numbered list of exactly what parts of the car are examined. While many inspections range from a 70- to 150-point checklist, most are very similar and are performed using strict guidelines. Ask your local dealer about specific details.
Return/Exchange Program
Some manufacturers offer a very limited return or exchange period. Find out if you will get the sales tax and licensing/registration fees back should you return or exchange the car.
Roadside Assistance
Most certified pre-owned programs offer free roadside service in case your car breaks down while still under warranty.
Special Financing
Reduced-rate loans are available through many certified pre-owned programs. Manufacturer-backed inspections and warranties help eliminate the risks involved with buying pre-owned, so buyers who qualify can take advantage of the great offers.
Transferable Warranty
When a new car warranty transfers with the certification of the car and remains eligible for the next owner, it is known as a transferable warranty. Once the original transferable warranty expires, an extended warranty takes effect.
Warranty Deductible
This is the amount for which you are responsible when repair work is performed under the warranty. Some manufacturers require a deductible while others don't, so always ask.

2-year/24,000-Mile¹ CPO Scheduled Maintenance Plan.

12-Month/12,000-Mile² Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty.

5-year/100,000-Mile³ Powertrain Limited Warranty for model years up to 2014.

¹Covers only scheduled oil changes with filter, tire rotations and 27 point inspections, according to your vehicle's recommended maintenance schedule for up to 2 years or 24,000 miles, whichever comes first. Does not include air filters. Maximum of 4 service events. See participating dealer for other restrictions and complete details.

²Whichever comes first from date of purchase. See participating dealer for limited warranty details.

³Whichever comes first from original in-service date. See participating dealers for limited warranty details.
Age/Mileage Eligibility 2009-2014 model year / Under 75,000 miles
Lease Term Certified No
Point Inspection 172-Point Vehicle Inspection and Reconditioning
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Return/Exchange Program 3-Day 150-Mile Satisfaction Guarantee
Roadside Assistance Yes
Transferrable Warranty Yes
Warranty Deductible $0

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