1999 GMC YukonChange Vehicle
of the 1999 GMC Yukon base trim shown
Everything is shrinking -- cell phones, digital assistants, my bank account . . .
But there are always exceptions. Take trucks.
Trucks and their numbers are growing larger, as are televisions. But, since there's little that's very interesting to watch on the gigantic black box, why not hop in this big box and go driving?
The big container in question is the 1999 GMC Yukon Denali, top dog in the GM full-size truck stable, at least until Cadillac's new Escalade, a Denali clone, comes along. (That's not counting the Suburban, which is in a class by itself.)
What distinguishes this Alaska-sized sport utility visually is front-end sheet metal that's positively shapely. Its bold yet luxurious look leaves little doubt as to this truck's intentions.
Mechanically, this is the Chevrolet Tahoe/GMC Yukon. With a 117.5-inch wheelbase and 201.2-inch length, the Denali is about the dimensions of a full-size car. But with 79 inches of height and 8.6 inches of ground clearance, it seems quite a bit bigger -- although it doesn't seem as high as its main competitor, the Ford Expedition.
But it feels bigger than the Expedition. Certainly when driving it, you're always aware of the amount of vehicle you're handling, something not true of the Ford.
Not to say there's anything wrong with the handling. This Denali delivers a comfy ride for a truck, with decent insulation from road intrusions. There's little side-to-side rocking. Like ... Read more
The Morning Call and Mcall.com's view
Everything is shrinking -- cell phones, digital assistants, my bank account . . . But there are always exceptions. Take trucks. Trucks and their numbers are growing larger, as are ... Read more
Orlando Sentinel's view
So I'm bopping along Park Avenue in ritzy Winter Park comfortably ensconced in what may be the only GMC Yukon Denali on the road in Florida. This summer's strike against ... Read more
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Most ReliableCar That I Have owned.The 2nd Owner
Wife saw it 2002 We bought it.Has been well maintained & driven.Tires recently replaced & fuel pump.Leather interior has no rips or tears.Vey comfortable riding & driving vehicle.Only selling because ... Read full review