Tuesday, August 19, 2008

2007 GMC Yukon XL Denali - 10-way power seats and reverse-tilt mirrors


Some vehicles we've seen seem to put the front passenger in "Economy" class by not providing the same power-seat options as the driver. The 2007 GMC Yukon XL Denali has 10-way power seats for both driver and passenger. This includes power lumbar support and heated seatbacks/seats (user-selectable). The 2nd-row outboard passengers also get heated seats.

There are 2 memory seat positions for the driver that are linked to the power reverse-tilt mirrors and to the power pedals. There is also a memorized exit mode that will move the seat backwards to make it easier to get in and out....

We had a reverse-tilt mirror on our 1999 Volkswagen Passat GLX and I loved that feature because it made backing up so much easier. What surprised me about the Denali's reverse-tilt mirrors is that both driver and passenger outside mirrors tilt down. And you can program it yourself to have one or the other or both mirrors tilt when you put the vehicle in reverse. I guess this can be really helpful in a vehicle this size.

2 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your new purchase! That is quite a change in style... from a streetlegal rally-machine to a massive SUV!
    Looking at the picture it looks like the Yukon ia about 6 meters long, so I can imagine those power reverse-tilt mirrors will come in handy... do you know how long is actually is?

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  2. Thanks, Tim. I agree it's a big change and I'm going to miss the STI, but in the end the decision was easy because I knew that family came first.

    You've got a good eye with measurements--it's something that I'm terrible with. The Yukon XL is exactly 5649 mm long--about 5.6 meters long (just under 19 ft.)

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