Around L.A, they are pretty much everywhere.
Last year, GM sold over 152000 Tahoes/Suburbans, and over 71000 Yukons/Yukon XL.
Which is quite amazing.
They also seem to have replaced the TownCar as the favorite choice as a luxury ride to the airport.
(Or to the local Sleazy Hollywood "PullDown" club)
And they do look quite handsome. In a big brick sort of way.
That interior is otherwise pretty nice.
But, there are still a few cheap plastic bits here and there.
And the fake wood does a great job at... looking fake.
The Bose stereo sounded really good. But the interface got quite annoying a few times.
Like going back to shuffle without being asked to do so. Or just stop playing stuff altogether. etc...
(Quite a surprise to me since most GM seats are now really good)
(That's pretty much the point of getting something that huge isn't it...)
But, the big 6.2 Liter V8 wasn't as super smooth and quiet as the smaller 5.3 Liter unit available in its Tahoe twin. (or the regular "non Denali" Yukon)
The new 8 speed transmission is mostly fine. But can also be a bit rough at really low speed around town.
The 6.2 Liter Yukon is rated at 14/21 MPG for the 4WD version I had for a week.
I could only get 12MPG in the city. And I was trying very hard...
But got 23 on the Highway.
The ride is pretty smooth, but not as isolated as I thought it would be.
It always lets you know that, no matter how much money you spent, this is still a truck, not a car.
Which included about $8000 worth of options.
For my money, I would skip the Denali altogether and get the regular Yukon.
You can still get la loaded version with leather, sunroof etc... And the smoother 5.3 Liter engine
And save around $15 000.
The "Camping in the Yukon" night. And it works. There is more than enough room behind the front seats for an inflatable mattress for 2 people.
And all the extra stuff you need for a cool camping night by the beach.
And with a total of 3 screens, it was a great way to watch the Larry Sanders show again.