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GMC Yukon

GMC Yukon side view

Pros and cons of the GMC Yukon

  • Four models to choose from
  • All-wheel drive
  • Large suite of high-tech safety systems
  • Upper trim levels can be costly
  • Base engine can be slow to respond
  • Limited cargo space behind third-row seat
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the GMC Yukon

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Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags7

Specifications of the GMC Yukon

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats7 - 8
  • Doors5
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • City consumption14.9 - 17.1 L/100km
  • Highway consumption10.1 - 11.7 L/100km
  • Width2045 mm
  • Length5697 - 5700 mm
  • Trunk space1102 L
  • Cargo space3430 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the GMC Yukon

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This version of the GMC Yukon 2015 - present is available in 3 trims:

SLE trim features and specs

Available with the SLE trim:
  • Front seats have lumbar support (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • 3 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Power steering
  • Spare wheel
Available with the SLE trim:
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • High-beam assist (optional)
  • Roof bars (optional)
  • Roof rails (optional)
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the SLE trim:
  • Collision warning system (optional)
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking (optional)
  • Dimming interior mirror (optional)
  • Fatigue warning system (optional)
  • Lane departure warning (optional)
  • Rear-wheel drive
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Emergency call system (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front seats centre airbag
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Rain sensor
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the SLE trim:
  • Electric tailgate (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto (optional)
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Front sensors
  • Hill start assist
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi
1 engine is available with the SLE trim:
5.3 L - Gas - 355 hp
City consumption:14.9 - 16.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:10.1 - 11.3 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:816 - 918 km

SLT trim features and specs

Available with the SLT trim:
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Rear seats electrically adjustable
  • Ventilated front seats
Available across all trims:
  • 3 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Power steering
  • Spare wheel
Available with the SLT trim:
  • Four-wheel drive (optional)
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • High-beam assist (optional)
  • Roof bars (optional)
  • Roof rails (optional)
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the SLT trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Fatigue warning system
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
  • Rear-wheel drive
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Emergency call system (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front seats centre airbag
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Rain sensor
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the SLT trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Electric tailgate
  • HDMI port for rear passengers (optional)
  • Keyless entry
  • Wireless charging pad/mat (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto (optional)
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Front sensors
  • Hill start assist
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi
1 engine is available with the SLT trim:
5.3 L - Gas - 355 hp
City consumption:14.9 - 16.8 L/100km
Highway consumption:10.1 - 11.3 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:816 - 918 km

Denali trim features and specs

Available with the Denali trim:
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated rear seats
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Rear seats electrically adjustable
  • Ventilated front seats
Available across all trims:
  • 3 climate zones
  • Air conditioning (automatic)
  • Center arm rest between front seats
  • Driver seat has lumbar support
  • Electric windows
  • Front seats electrically adjustable
  • ISOFIX installation points
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Multifunction steering wheel
  • Passenger seat has lumbar support
  • Power steering
  • Spare wheel
Available with the Denali trim:
  • Bi-Xenon headlights
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Sunroof (optional)
Available across all trims:
  • Alloy wheels
  • Daytime running lights
  • Door mirrors electrically adjustable
  • Fog lights
  • High-beam assist (optional)
  • Roof bars (optional)
  • Roof rails (optional)
  • Short wheel base
  • Standard roof
Available with the Denali trim:
  • Collision warning system
  • Collision warning system with automatic braking
  • Dimming interior mirror
  • Fatigue warning system
  • Lane departure warning
  • Overtaking sensors
Available across all trims:
  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Brake assist system
  • Disc brakes
  • Dusk sensor
  • Electronic traction control
  • Emergency call system (optional)
  • Four-wheel drive
  • Front seats centre airbag
  • Front-driver airbag
  • Front-passenger airbag
  • Rain sensor
  • Side airbag
  • Side curtain airbag
  • Stability control
  • Tire pressure indicator
Available with the Denali trim:
  • Adaptive cruise control (optional)
  • Electric tailgate
  • HDMI port for rear passengers (optional)
  • Head-Up display (optional)
  • Keyless entry
  • Wireless charging pad/mat
Available across all trims:
  • Android Auto (optional)
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Bluetooth
  • CD player
  • Computer
  • Cruise control
  • Digital cockpit
  • Digital radio (optional)
  • Front sensors
  • Hill start assist
  • MP3-CD player
  • Navigation system
  • Power door locks
  • Radio
  • Rear sensors
  • Rear view camera
  • Touchscreen
  • USB port for front passengers
  • WiFi
1 engine is available with the Denali trim:
6.2 L - Gas - 420 hp
City consumption:16.3 - 17.1 L/100km
Highway consumption:11.3 - 11.7 L/100km
Transmission:Automatic
Range:807 - 823 km

Overview of the GMC Yukon

Learn about the GMC Yukon

Summary

The GMC Yukon has long been one of the best-selling SUVs in Canada. This full-size SUV’s combination of available four-wheel drive, space for loads of passengers and massive V8 engine adds up to a real off-road vehicle. It’s not just the performance that drivers love, though—the Yukon manages to blend the look and feel of a luxury vehicle with the power and practicality of a work truck. You can go as big and fancy as you like with four models to choose from, though the upper trim levels can get quite costly.

Safety

In older, second-generation Yukons (2000-2006), you’ll find dual-level airbags and stability enhancement systems to help prevent skidding. More modern vehicles pack in an impressive suite of additional safety features. The 2018 and 2019 editions offer the following as options:

  • Lane change assistance, which notifies the driver if the vehicle is drifting out of its lane
  • Automatic braking to avoid low-speed collisions
  • Rearview camera for parking assistance

2019 models also have a cross-traffic alert system available, which warns the driver if other vehicles get too close. 

Interior

The interior of the Yukon is fairly straightforward across models, which means controls are easy to read and access. You’ll see some cosmetic changes on vehicles from 2017 onward, like different gauge colours. Some drivers have noted that the front roof pillars block cross-traffic views. Newer models from 2015 counter this with the cross-traffic safety system, however. 

Technology

The infotainment system comes with an 8-inch screen on 2016 models and above, and features can be activated with voice commands. Popular features in 2016 vehicles and onwards include:

  • Wireless phone charging, though you’ll also find up to 13 wired charging spots
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility as standard, so you can take calls, access music playlists and use your apps hands-free
  • Rear-seat entertainment, which comes in handy for keeping passengers happy on longer drives

The SLE trim in models from 2007 comes with keyless entry, dual-zone climate control and a CD player with eight-speaker audio system, and all trims have an available navigation system, a rearview camera and a DVD entertainment system for backseat passengers on long drives.

Space

Across all model years, the Yukon is certainly not short on space—the SLE trim on the Yukon XL can seat up to nine. While space is plentiful in the first two rows, adults might have a hard time in the back. Cargo room behind the third-row seats in the non-XL can be cramped, so you’ll need to fold down the last row of seating if you’re transporting bulky luggage or equipment.

Comfort

Despite the vehicle’s weight and size, most drivers report that the Yukon handles well, though some find that the base engine can be slow to respond. If you go for a model with the larger 22-inch wheels, expect a bit of a bumpy ride. Seating is super comfortable thanks to generous padding, and models as old as 2000 have an available climate control system.

Frequently asked questions about the GMC Yukon

This depends on the trim. A standard Yukon can seat seven passengers, while the Yukon XL trim has space for eight or nine.

Yes, all trims of the GMC Yukon are available with either four-wheel drive or two-wheel drive, depending on whether you're looking for more power or a roomier vehicle with easier handling.

You’ll find captain seats in the Yukon’s second row of seating. Due to space constraints, third-row seats are generally best suited for children.

The only Yukon with a diesel engine is the second-generation 6.5 L V8 Detriot Diesel Turbo. All other models take regular gasoline.

The 2019 Yukon starts at around $50,000. Second-hand vehicles from 2010 range from $15,000 to $20,000, with prices increasing with the model year.