I purchased a 2005 Yukon SLT. This car is essentially the same as a Denali. It doesn't have the honeycomb grill on the front or the larger engine. My truck has plenty of get-up-and-go so I think that I am ok without the larger engine. On the interior the only thing I am missing from the Denali are captain's seats in the middle row and heated seats in the back. I've already taken a trip in this truck and found it very comfortable. It gets about 14 miles to a gallon, but I expected that from an SUV. You can get the longer model and have more cargo room, but I have 2 kid and find the cargo room to be fine for me. I like having the shorter vehicle as I think it is easier to get into parking spaces. The overall value of this vehicle is excellent. You get more bells and whistles than on many other SUVs. I would reccommend this car to anyone looking for a dependable automobile.
It is made well. It is safe in the winter! I would pay more on a car payment to keep my family safe, instead of paying medical bills if something goes wrong.
We bought the car primarily for towing and to cart a large dog around with us, which is why we did not select a truck (open beds not good for dogs). While it tows well with out the tow/haul mode on, it does not tow so well with it on, as our previous Yukon did. When you apply breaks with the tow/haul mode turned on, the down shift is hard and sudden which causes the car and horse trailer to jerk. I asked to have this checked and was told it was normal. Fortunately the car has enough power to tow with out the tow/haul mode on. It is comfortable to drive and has plenty of room for "stuff" and the dog. Overall, we are happy with it. We were so happy with our first Yukon (11 year!) that we decided to go with this manufacturer again.