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GMC 8 Passenger SUV Models
There are several GMC SUV models with 8 passenger capacity. They are all slightly different in features and configuration. A family or group considering the purchase of such a vehicle should review the options on each model to determine which vehicles may best meet their particular needs.
The GMC Acadia comes with a 2.6 liter V6 engine in either the front wheel drive or all wheel driver configurations. Fuel economy for both models is similar. The front wheel drive model is estimated to reach 24 miles per gallon on the highway while the all wheel drive model is estimated at 23 mpg. You can choose either model and still have a relatively fuel efficient vehicle.
The Acadia comes with many standard features and options. The 8-passenger seating is available in the SL and SLE models. Air conditioning, XM satellite radio and 6 month On Star service is also standard on all models, including the ST1 and ST2 packages.
Among the other GMC SUV models is the GMC Yukon. It comes with a 5.3 liter V8 engine and 6 speed automatic transmissions. It can achieve highway mileage of up to 21 mpg. The vehicle is available in two wheels and all wheel drive options and includes a heavy duty trailer package on the two wheel drive model, for those of you who enjoy weekend or week long trips with the camper.
The Yukon comes in a few different trim options. The Denali package includes a 6.2 liter engine that can take E85 fuels. The SLT packages includes heated front seat. The basic features include a Sirius XM radio with CD, Bluetooth capability, 6 month OnStar package, and a 9 speaker Bose sound system. The second and third row seats come with a split option for hauling longer objects or materials.
GMC Yukon Hybrid
The GMC Yukon Hybrid comes in a four wheel drive option with a 6.0 liter vortec engine and a 300 volt battery pack located under the second row seating. It also comes with the same standard and optional features of the Yukon along with a console for monitoring fuel and battery usage. The hybrid model also comes with tinted glass, heated mirrors, and 18 inch wheels. Back up assist is included in both the Yukon and Yukon hybrid models. Some competitors of this SUV can you see on 2011 Hybrid SUVs.
GMC Yukon XL 1500
Other GMC SUV models include the Yukon XL 1500 and the Yukon XL 2500. The GMC Yukon XL 1500 is a half ton capacity vehicle with a 5.3 liter vortec engine. It features all of the standard entertainment features of the Yukon and is designed as a family vehicle that offers extreme comfort and a smooth ride. The vehicle is not designed for towing but does include a luggage rack with cross bars as with other Yukon models. Leather seats come standard with the SLT model. The SLE model comes with 3 months of XM radio service.
GMC Yukon XL 2500
The GMC Yukon XL 2500 is also available in SLE and SLT models. It features a 9,600 lb. towing capacity and is ideal for those who enjoy frequent camping trips or who may be into motocross or auto racing. The 2500 comes with all of the standard features of the Yukon. Like the 1500, the SLT model comes with leather seats and the SLE model comes with 3 months of XM radio and heated mirrors. If you want a vehicle that combines heavy duty capabilities with comfort this is the right model to consider.
GMC SUV models come in a wide range of options. You will find hybrid models for families who want fuel efficiency yet still need plenty of seating. Other models are designed for comfort and for hauling.