GMC Yukon XL

GMC Yukon XL

About GMC Yukon XL

In the world of full-size family SUVs, the 2017 GMC Yukon stands head and shoulders above the rest. The Yukon, with its longer sibling, the Yukon XL, is more modern in design than the aging Ford Expedition and Toyota Sequoia, yet its abilities are in full view, reminding all competitors that this slick big rig is still a workhorse at heart. While SLE and SLT trim get by with a 355-horsepower 5.3-liter V8, the Denali trims are equipped with a 420-horsepower 6.2-liter unit that knows no equal in this class. And while it’s true the Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator can tow more weight, neither can match the Yukon’s cutting-edge styling, driver assists or optional technology features.

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2017 GMC Yukon XL
What's new for 2017?
2017 GMC Yukon XL

The 2017 GMC Yukon SUV gains standard Teen Driver, while the Denali and SLT trims get heated and ventilated front seats. Improvements are made to GM’s IntelliLink and rear-seat entertainment systems, and low-speed automatic braking is added to the Enhanced Driver Alert Package (standard on SLT and Denali).

  • Expert Rating: 8.9
  • Consumers Rating: 6.8
  • MPG 16|23
2016 GMC Yukon XL
What's new for 2016?
2016 GMC Yukon XL

With such a complete makeover last year, GMC sends the Yukon into 2016 with only minimal additions. There’s an enhanced GMC IntelliLink system with Apple CarPlay capability, an updated Driver Alert Package, an enhanced Security Package, a hands-free liftgate (standard on the SLT), and there are some new colors.

2015 GMC Yukon XL
What's new for 2015?
2015 GMC Yukon XL

The 2015 GMC Yukon is all new, with new exterior styling, and a fresh and comfortably luxurious interior. But the changes are more than cosmetic: Under the sheet metal is a new chassis and suspension, and the two V8 engines are significantly improved for more power and better fuel economy.

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Consumer Reviews

GMC Yukons have severe vibrations

By on Saturday, August 20, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 16,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
3/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Very comfortable."

Cons: "Not a high quality vehicle."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2

"GMC Yukon less than one year old has severe vibrations at 60-70 mph. Other owners are reporting this as well for GM large SUVs. Check online documentation of the issue. GM has not been able to develop a full proof method to solve the issue. Very frustrating after paying a premium price for this vehicle."

46 people out of 51 found this review helpful

4th Yukon XL with 40,000 miles on 2015

By on Wednesday, March 9, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 44,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Large size, gas mileage is good for its size"

Cons: "Suspension terrible, blind spots-mirrors awful"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"This is my fourth Yukon XL, and have driven these exclusively for 15 years. The 2015 I bought has a couple issues that I wish GMC would change. Yes, I have blind spot alert, but they redesigned the mirrors so small, that if you are backing and parking, they will cause you to hit small, low items. For a truck this size, you need big mirrors. Beeps and seat vibrations, and back up cameras, do not do the same as a full size mirror. I know this sounds petty, but having driven one for 15 years, and backing up steep driveways, tight corners, etc., I have never had a problem. The 2015 is a nightmare in tight spaces. Why would you shrink the mirrors on a large vehicle like this? Also, on 2015 they loosened up the suspension to a ridiculous level. Sure drives great on the interstate, but in town if you go over a bump, speed bump, anything, it porpoises up and down like crazy. Go over a speed bump at 10mph and the front of this truck looks like Flipper doing stunts at SeaWorld. Better put your coffee down or you will be wearing it. The prior models were stiffer and handled bumps in town with a solid and steady suspension. All in all, the new suspension package is NOT desirable for in town driving or on an unpaved road, or over a speed bump, or a dip in the road...well, you get the idea. This one has been relatively issue free, as have been my prior ones. The mileage is much better on these models and I appreciate that. Just stiffen the suspension and put the old mirrors back on it."

38 people out of 45 found this review helpful

New Standards set in Full-size Luxury SUVs

By on Monday, February 16, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 8,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "6.2L-420HP V-8, Extreme comfort and Luxury"

Cons: "Lacks leg room in third row; Not budget priced."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"The NEW, GM 2015 model Full-size SUVs indeed set new standards in this segment. I ordered out my Yukon Denali and took delivery in June 2014. It currently has about 8000 miles. I have had flawless performance and ZERO recalls or issues. The 6.2L/420HP V-8 is incredible. The fit and finish of this truck is amazing and the list of features is endless. The interior comfort and quietness at highway speed rivals any luxury sedan. In person, I compared the new GM's against the other domestic and import brands in this market. Without any doubts, the structural integrity, interior materials, options and engines were were far superior in the GM lineup. As many predict, I agree that GM will continue to dominate the full-size SUV market! I appreciate the massive 6.2L/420HP V-8 engine with active fuel management which allows me to obtain over 20mpg while cruising at highway speeds. Acceleration, braking and overall response is outstanding for a vehicle this size. I operate my truck in some brutal Wisconsin snow storms, the 4WD system could not be more sure-footed and reliable! Creature comforts like Large-screen Navigation, DVD Entertainment, multiple Media-links, Heated/Cooled leather seats and 12-speaker Bose sound compete head-to-head with the Import Brands, yet you will save $10-15K buying this more solid, domestic truck. Numerous collision avoidance systems and security features are standard, keeping the occupants & truck safe. The 3rd row seat does lack leg room for adults. However, if you routinely plan to carry more than 5 adults, the XL version of this truck certainly addresses this issue very well. I typically never use the 3rd row and suggest keeping those seats folded down to better utilize that space for storage and utility."

68 people out of 88 found this review helpful

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