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2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500

2003 GMC Yukon
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The 2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 is longer and heavier than the regular length Yukon. The XL 1500 gets an increase in strength in addition to its larger frame, more than accommodating the power requirements of owners. Like all 2003 Yukons, the 2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 features a whole array of enhancements, providing greater safety/security, performance, ride, handling, comfort and refinement than customers thought possible.

Available Models
The ½-ton 2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 comes in 2WD and 4WD configurations. It is joined in the XL line by a ¾-ton Yukon XL 2500 model.

Interior Features
Depending on the configuration of first and second row seats (benches with 3-person seating and buckets seats with 2), the 2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 can hold between seven and nine people very easily. There are enough features inside to make the ride comfortable for the driver and all the passengers. Just taking a look at a few confirms this, as the standards list is long and varied: AM/FM CD/cassette player, tri-zone automatic climate control, tilt leather-wrapped steering wheel, cruise control, cloth upholstery, 6-way power front seats with lumbar adjustment, heated power mirrors, windows and door locks, remote keyless entry, tachometer, engine-hour meter and overhead console.

For options, one impressive feature is an available DVD entertainment system, featuring a 7-inch flip-down screen, two wireless (infrared) headphones, a wireless remote control and three sets of auxiliary video and audio inputs.

Exterior Features
The 2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500 certainly has size on its side with a wheelbase of 130 inches. For 2003, a new four-position headlamp switch gives drivers the ability to turn off the daytime running lamps and automatic headlamps for one ignition cycle, when necessary, simply by reverse-rotating the headlamp switch.

For 2003, standard electronic throttle control and new oxygen sensors for all Vortec V8s improve drivability, fuel economy and emissions. The standard engine with Yukon XL 1500 is a 5.3-liter Vortec V8 engine, capable of 285 horsepower. 4-speed automatic transmission takes cares of the shifting, while bumps are smoothed out with independent front suspension with torsion bars and 5-link coil spring rear suspension.

Exclusive to models with the XL 1500's standard engine is the option to add StabiliTrak. An advanced stability system, StabiliTrak's sophisticated sensors tap into the suspension, steering, antilock braking and traction control systems, constantly measuring steering angle, wheel speeds, brake pressure, lateral and longitudinal acceleration and yaw rate (the vehicle rotation rate), such as when cornering.

Safety and Security
Four-wheel disc, four-wheel antilock brakes with dual piston calipers and Dynamic Rear Proportioning ensure quick stops when needed. A sophisticated dual-stage, dual-level airbag system is also standard, which uses a sensing system to automatically deactivate the passenger-side airbag under certain conditions to protect children.

New for the 2003 GMC Yukon XL 1500

Optional StabiliTrak for Yukon, Yukon XL 1500 Series
Upgraded Autotrac for 4WD 1500/2500 Series without StabiliTrak
Optional Quadrasteer four-wheel steering for Yukon XL 2500
Major brake system upgrades
Upgraded exterior rearview mirrors
Standard electronic throttle control and more efficient oxygen sensors for Vortec V8s
Improved catalytic converter system with Vortec 4800, 5300 V8s in California
Enhanced fuel-vapor leak detection
Sculpted seats featuring more safety, comfort
Standard driver information center, with expanded alerts and memory
Optional eight-button steering-wheel controls with feature-personalization capability
Optional second-row captain's chairs for Yukon
Dual-level, occupant-sensing air bags
More flexible headlamp control
Improved visibility with standard uplevel and optional camper mirrors
Optional power adjustable brake and accelerator pedals, available with and without memory
Optional multi-zone automatic climate control and standard dual-zone automatic control
Advanced infotainment systems and upgraded Bose speaker system standard with bucket seats
Optional Panasonic DVD Passenger Entertainment System
Redesigned instrument panel, cluster, center console, new interior colors
Fully integrated, Class II multiplexed electrical architecture and higher-powered generator
Redesigned wheels for uplevel 1500 models
OnStar/cellular/GPS antenna
New exterior colors: Sandalwood Metallic and Carbon Metallic

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Fast Stats
7 to 9
MSRP from
5.3L Vortec V8
6.0L Vortec V8
8.1L Vortec V8
285 @ 5200
320 @ 5000
340 @ 4200
4-speed auto
MPG: City/Hwy
5.3L 2WD - 14/18

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