So what are the differences from my new 2010 GMC Yukon XL, and my old 2006 GMC Yukon? Well the most obvious would be the color! Yes, I prefer the Black, but the Laser Blue Metalic will have to work.
The size is another major differnce. Seating is something that was effected when I made my choice, my 2006 had 3 rows but the back 2 rows were both benches, and the new 2010 I opted for the captains rows. So I went from seating of 8 in the 2006 to seating of 7. The 2010 has the captains chairs in the second row. This is still going to work for my family when we have visitors because we currently have 2 open seats! The nice part is that in both of the cars the 3rd row is and was able to be removed! This makes it good for when you need to use it as a truck, and the captains chairs in the 3rd row fold down also.
Then we have the addons. Where to start and where to end? There is so much on the 2010 Yukon XL SLT, some of my favorites?
I like the back up camera, it is located near the license plate, things are a bit distorted looking but I am sure I will like it anyways. The distortion is because it is letting you see a wide view. When I put the car in reverse it automatically comes on (so nice) backing out of my driveway I can see across the street at a wide view (there are tons of kids in our neighborhood and they all like to play on the street, so this is really nice!)
I love the dvd system, this car was adapted with 2. One in the 2nd row and one in the 3rd row, they have a total of 4 wireless headsets, and 1 remote control. I was told that we could have one tv on a movie and the other playing a video game if we wanted! The nice thing about this is… my 2006 had the dvd player in the 2nd row and that was where you inserted the dvd, in the 2010 the dvd inserts up front at the stereo, so I can be in full control! And for brief moments I can catch a glimpse to make sure the movie is playing. Also it is nice that the dvd does not play up front while I am driving (since this is against the law) but it will play upfront, when the car is in park (so if I am waiting on a store to open or something I can enjoy too!
There is a built in navigation system, that I did use to get me home from the dealership, just to try it out! And it has a screen to show me, which is also the screen for the stereo and dvd. This is a pretty impressive unit.
The side mirrors have a blind spot sensor. Which is a bit alarming when you are not used to it. Someone pulled up to me at a stop sign and they immediately came on… and low and behold when I looked through the window, there was the little car. Cool feature!
I did not really need all the different upgraded features, but the deal that they gave me on the rig were so good, that I just could not go wrong. Towing, sun roof, heated leather seats, this list just goes on.. but the automatic open and close feature for the trunk is great, I love the space in the back end behind the 3rd seat, I have plenty of room even after the double stoller is put back there. We can even pack with no problem for a trip and not give up the stroller!
My 2006 is already missed. I feel like Jaden sits so far away from me now, I am so used to turning and talking to him. Although, he really likes it that he does not have to be squished between the girls car seats anymore! He loves having a dvd player to himself, and all of that extra space!
My 2006 Yukon SLT had all of the options on it that you could get from that year. DVD player, movable pedals, sun roof, heated leather seats, power fold mirrors, 3rd row seating for 8 people total. 6 disc cd changer. It really was an awsome car. Remember it did get me from Alaska to Las Vegas, and then to Ohio and back to Las Vegas, so it had to be doing something right! (with the exception of drawing in a big snow owl) And then with the new engine being put in it, it should end up being a great car for someone. I just really needed something bigger to allow the kids to have a bit of extra space. This 2006 was able to carry a total of 4 car seats and 1 6 yr old boy, and 3 grown women around town all of last year, and we were not cramped. So if you have many people in your car all the time, this car is perfect. I just wanted more space to fit the stroller in at the same time as all the butts! So I did the exchange to the 2010 Yukon XL. I put the pictures in here, just to show some of the differences.
I have only had the new one for a couple of days, and although I was not excited about the color it is growing on me. I am a very plain jane color person, so the laser blue metalic was a bit much at first.
So out with the old and in with the new. And yes, the differences are going to be well worth it for my family!