GMC Yukon

GMC Yukon

About GMC Yukon

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.

LATEST MODEL
2017 GMC Yukon
What's new for 2017?
2017 GMC Yukon

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: 6.9
  • MPG 16|22
2016 GMC Yukon
What's new for 2016?
2016 GMC Yukon

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
What's new for 2015?
2015 GMC Yukon

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.

2014 GMC Yukon
What's new for 2014?
2014 GMC Yukon

With the all-new 2015 GMC Yukon around the corner, the 2014 model carries over virtually unchanged except for a new exterior paint color – Deep Indigo Metallic. The slow-selling hybrid version has officially gotten the ax, and the 2500 3/4-ton model has also exited the lineup.

2013 GMC Yukon
What's new for 2013?
2013 GMC Yukon

The 2013 GMC Yukon carries over unchanged except for a new exterior color (Champagne Silver Metallic) and the ability to use powertrain grade braking in normal transmission mode to reduce brake wear when going downhill.

2012 GMC Yukon
What's new for 2012?
2012 GMC Yukon

The 2012 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL receive some minor upgrades and equipment. A heated steering wheel is now available on SLT trims (except for 2500 models), and heated front seats are made standard on all SLTs. A third-row screen is added to Yukon XL models with the rear-seat DVD entertainment package, and trailer sway control and hill start assist are added to the StabiliTrak stability control system. The Denali trims gain side blind zone alert as standard equipment.

2010 GMC Yukon
What's new for 2010?
2010 GMC Yukon

New for 2010 is OnStar 8.2 with long range remote start and traffic control, a center console-mounted USB port and enhanced battery charging for some handheld devices. Under the Yukon's hood, the 5.3-liter V8 is now E85-compatible, while the big Yukon Denali's 6.2-liter V8 gains Active Fuel Management cylinder deactivation. Other mechanical changes include a new 3.08 rear axle on Denali for improved fuel economy and an available two-speed transfer case on four-wheel-drive models.

2009 GMC Yukon
What's new for 2009?
2009 GMC Yukon

Content levels increase across the board with a new six-speed transmission standard on 5.3-liter models. The third-row seat option is now standard on all Yukons, as is OnStar 8.0. New options include Bluetooth hands-free communication, a rear back-up camera with rearview-mirror view screen and a third-row DVD entertainment system. Exclusive to the Denali are optional heated and cooled seats and the Side Blind Zone Alert system.

2008 GMC Yukon
What's new for 2008?
2008 GMC Yukon

With the promise of 25-percent better fuel economy, the Yukon Hybrid makes its debut later in the model year. New for 2008 are standard head-curtain side airbags on all models.

2007 GMC Yukon
What's new for 2007?
2007 GMC Yukon

Virtually every facet of the GMC Yukon is completely new and drastically improved for 2007.

Consumer Reviews

Updated Version of Past SUVs

By on Saturday, March 4, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Driving characteristics, adaptive cruise control"

Cons: "Prefer removable rather than folding 3rd row seat"

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

"Have drive SUVs for nearly 40 years - started with International Scout, had Jeep Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and went to a Tahoe in 2003. Updated to a 2007 Tahoe LTZ, 2010 Tahoe LTZ, 2012 Tahoe, 2014 Yukon SLT, tried a truck, and now a 2017 Yukon SLT. I drive 35-40,000 miles a year. For comfort, security, convenience and reliability I have found nothing that beats this platform. Each time I replace, I have driven the competition. I have never liked the way fords lean through curves, or the ride of Toyota or Nissan. Are they perfect, no. But have a good local dealer, keep truck maintained, and have never been left on the side of the road."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

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."

30 people out of 34 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."

28 people out of 34 found this review helpful

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