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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - July 14, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas HeraWZeitung 0 Friday July 0 9 Wheels avid fallens An American phenome non has long been the tremendous popularity of the Suburban a huge truckbased vehicle mar keted in virtually identical versions by both Chevrolet and GMC In an era of small cars dealers literally cannot keep Suburbans on the lot Though it came from downanddirty work truck origins todays Suburban vjth its plush interiors sophisticated sound Systems and an options list that lets a buyer ecjuip his or her new Suburban as well or better than any luxury car is as likely more fikely to find itself ferrying someone to the or the yacht club or the grocery store as is to the job site But another American phenomenon is that eVen tremendous success is not enough proof positive of that General Motors as set about making the Suburban concept more appealing to even more people It did that by creating the 5door thats four for people on the sides and one for cargo at the rear GMC Yukon and Chevrolet Tahoe And those new marques have already proven eyond any shadow of a doubt that success eyen success as great as that of the Suburbans can indeed be improved upon If you read iis and decide you simply must have a Yukon prta Tahoe you dont just get up and go buy pile You get up and go put your name on a list its likely to be a pretty long list And unless your daughter married the son the deal er thought would never leave home dont pxpect to do much bargaining either Though it is based on the Suburban the fukon is not just a shortened version of the 18 jfoot long king of all sportutility vehicles lather it has its own computerdesigned ladder pe frame The Yukon has a wheelbase inches shorter than that of the Suburban nd the body structure from Bpillar back is all flew Overall length of the Yukon is inches MC Yukon MC version of the wildly popular Suburban adds some twists of its own 1995 Yukon fourdoor and it is inches wide Front coil springs are progressive for opti mum ride and handling and twostage semi elliptic leaf rear springs have a progressive engagement of their second stage to minimize harshness while still providing loadcarrying capacity to match the vehicles size Special microcellular urethane jounce bumpers also contribute to gradual engagement The front suspensions torsion bar cross member is rubber isolated when the Yukon is equipped with fourwheel drive as was our test vehicle And Bilstein gaspressurized shock absorbers are used on all Yukons for consistent fade free damping The new Yukoi is powered by GMs proven Yukon rendition rpm and 2 giving it n all of its competiors The Yukons Power is tran wheels through today more likely to be s V8 but still deep 350 cubic inch described as GM down the hardy 350 with which my generation grew up Today that endine is fuel injected and in its generates 200 horsepower at 10 footpounds of torque at lore grunt than most perhaps ael tank holds 30 gallons iferred to the Yukons rear an electronically controlled fourspeed automatic transmission and as not ed above the buyer of a Yukon can opt for either twoor fourwheel 1 i Properly equipped the Yukon is capable of towing trailers weighing up to pounds Brakes are discs at the front and drums at the rear Twowheel drive Yukons ride on 15inch wheels and those with all four feet under them get 16inchers Interior roominess also is a Yukon strength With a sixinch exterior width advantage over Fords Explorer or Jeeps Grand Cherokee the Yukon provides significantly more hip shoul der and elbow room inside And it has a similar edge in cargo capacity providing cubic feet versus in the Explorer or in the Grand Cherokee 6040 bench seats are standard in the Yukon and soequipped the vehicle can comfortably transport six adults Our test vehicle was equipped with bucket seats that looked extremely comfortable but werent We found ourselves sitting on them rather than in them and on a quick trip to Waco and back that left me wishing Id put the miles on my own car GMs interior design folks have some work to do here Controls on the instrument panel are large dials and instrumentation includes analog tachometer and speedometer as well as fuel lev el voltmeter oil pressure and engine tempera ture gauges A trip odometer is standard and an LED electronic shift indicator is used The Yukons option list is not long because most of the goodies are already a part of the package Standard convenience features include an electrochromic rear view mirror with digital electronic compass display built in deep tinted glass dual cup holders in the dash power win dows and door locks power mirrors tilt steer ing wheel cruise control leatherwrapped steer ing wheel an electronically tuned stereo AM FM radio with cassette tape deck and eight speakers rear heating ducts more on that in a Scotch Guard fabric protection and a dashmounted power receptacle for folks who want to plug in their cellular phone and their radar detector at the same time Storage com partments located behind the rear wheels have protective covers and theres aisecurity shade so Yukon owners can hide their goodies in the cargo area On the outside aluminum wheels are standard as is a roofmountetl luggage rack and body side protective molding If you just have to have some optional stuff you can opt for a CD player remote keyless entry and even running boards A basic twowheel drive Yukon starts at about A fully outfitted drive version like the test vehicle will set you back about David Sullens editor and publisher of the New Braunfels HeraldZeitung has written an automotive column for the past 11 Sr 6259144 jheM 6259144 Classified user guide New Advertising Deadlines All classified display ads pm two working days prior to publication Line ads am one working day prior to publication Faxed line ads pm two working days prior to publication Legal Notices InColumn pm two working days prior to publication Office Hours Monday thru Friday 8 am to pm 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