The GMC Texas
The GMC Texas
Dainty is not a word that will ever be associated with the Yukon or its twin, the Chevrolet Tahoe. Fresh from a complete overhaul, GMC's super-sized SUV is hitting nearly all the right buttons. Back in 1992, the then new Yukon and revised Blazer (changed to Tahoe in 1995) landed with a resounding "BANG" when General Motors launched them on the market. At that moment, General Motors found instant success with the arrival of the new truck; success that still continues today.
The first generation was so popular that GM only made changes for the 2000 model year after an 8 year run; why fit it if it ain't broke, right? The revised 2000 full-size SUV picked up where the old left off and added smooth more handsome lines, extra touches of luxury and a severely improved ride.
Late last year, GM unleashed their best-looking and most sophisticated pair of big SUVs ever. From the onset, the 2007 Yukon and Tahoe's shape had matured to a level of elegance mixed with assertiveness that was sure to please. And it does. The Yukon looks friendlier than its Tahoe brethren but it certainly is not cute. My tester featured the massive 20" polished wheels that simply gave the truck perfect poise and a serious dose of mafioso.
Covered in Onyx Black, the Yukon makes a statement without saying a word (good or bad, it is up to you). I especially like GM's decision to limit the chrome ornamentations; the black window surrounds, door handles and mirrors accented only by chrome trim around the grille look all business. If I was to pick between the Yukon and Tahoe based on looks, I would select the Chevy; there is just something about the Bowtie...
Hit or miss interior
The Yukon is quite the looker inside and out; it is carefully assembled with choice materials as well. I have nothing negative to bring forth concerning the layout of the controls. The dash is uncluttered and easy to navigate. What is wrong then? The HVAC buttons are tiny; turning the A/C or the defrost on requires super vision and excellent hand-to-eye coordination. On another note, satellite radio is the way to go especially when heard through the SLT's Premium Bose audio system.
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