GMC Yukon XL

GMC Yukon XL

About GMC Yukon XL

Built in Texas and now in its fourth generation, the 2018 GMC Yukon and its longer sibling, the Yukon XL, are great choices for large active families and those who need to tow a boat or RV. The new Yukon is a full-size SUV with seating for as many as eight passengers and offers a plethora of tech-based active safety systems. The SLE and SLT trim levels are powered by a 355-horsepower 5.3-liter V8, while the more luxurious Denali models are equipped with a 420-horsepower 6.2-liter V8 and a 10-speed automatic transmission from Cadillac’s Escalade. That’s the most horsepower in the full-size segment where the Yukon competes with the Ford Expedition, Nissan Armada, Toyota Sequoia and its mechanical twins, the Chevy Tahoe and Suburban.

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2018 GMC Yukon XL
What's new for 2018?
2018 GMC Yukon XL

GMC has turned up the dial on the top-line 2018 Yukon Denali. There’s a sculpted new chrome grille with active aero shutters that close off airflow on the highway to increase fuel economy. Also, HID headlights with cool LED daytime running lights and a new 10-speed automatic transmission.

  • Expert Rating: 8.8
  • Consumers Rating: 6.7
  • MPG 16|23
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).

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."

54 people out of 60 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."

44 people out of 52 found this review helpful

Chosen for towing capacity-shld have looked harder

By on Tuesday, December 8, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 3,400

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
3/10
Reliability
4/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Very attractive to look at"

Cons: "Seats are not leather, but are "leather appointed""

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

"After driving a beautiful, top of the line 2005 Sequoia Limited for 10 years with zero issues, I decided to trade cars because it made a slight noise when I hooked up my 5500 lb. horse trailer. I'm not willing to take any chances with my horses, so I looked for the highest towing capacity in luxury, comparable SUV's. I was sucked in to purchasing this truck by a dizzying array of electronic perks, and the 420 horsepower/6.2 liter engine. I paid top dollar for a top of the line 2015 Denali, that inexplicably had 200 miles on it already. When it had just over 500 miles, the entire dashboard array went dark, as I was driving alone in an unfamiliar area of Miami, in the rain! I had no navigation, no compass, no clock, and no phone! When I finally got home, I had to go out of town without the truck for 5 days. When I came back, the battery was so dead, I couldn't even open the doors with the key fob! The dealer replaced the complete dashboard array, which took several days. I had to spend over an hour with the GMC rep on OnStar, in order to sinc my phone with the BlueTooth. At 3000 miles, I returned to the dealer with an AC issue - it cuts out intermittently, and blows hot air. In South Florida, AC is not an option, it is a necessity. They kept the truck for 5 days, and returned it saying they could not duplicate my complaint. So, now I have it. I wish I had my Sequoia back. Oh, BTW, I paid $72K, including tax. How dumb do I feel?!"

30 people out of 39 found this review helpful

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