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GMC Yukon

GMC Yukon

The GMC Yukon is a large SUV that offers you great capability. This vehicle has plenty of power in its performance, and it offers you great passenger and cargo capacity. It is a great family vehicle option with plenty of great interior features, as well.

If you are thinking about upgrading to a GMC Yukon, it could be a great option for your next vehicle upgrade. You will want to think about whether or not you want to buy a new or used model. A used option could be more affordable, but a new option will have all the latest features. For example, in the 2018 model you add a 10-speed automatic transmission, but then no major changes are made to this vehicle until it is redesigned fully in 2021. You also can choose between the Yukon and Yukon XL. The XL model is longer with more passenger and cargo capacity.

If you have questions about the GMC Yukon or which model might be right for you, reach out to us at Tim’s Truck Capital.

Performance and Engine Options

The GMC Yukon is a larger SUV. It offers you plenty of great capability, and two different engine options to give you the type of performance you are looking for. Learn more below.

  • 5.3-liter V8 engine – The base engine in the GMC Yukon is a 5.3-liter V8 engine. This engine produces 355-horsepower, and it is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. This engine offers you slightly better fuel efficiency than your other V8 option; you can expect around 16 city and 23 highway miles per gallon with this engine option.
  • 6.2-liter V8 engine – The other engine that can be found in this SUV is a 6.2-liter V8 engine. This engine offers you more power at 420-horsepower. You get a 10-speed automatic transmission with this engine option. In terms of fuel efficiency, this engine can give you around 14 city and 23 highway miles per gallon.

In the GMC Yukon, you have standard rear-wheel drive, but there is four-wheel drive available, which can add some capability to your driving experience. You also have the option of an available Magnetic Ride Control adaptive suspension to make your driving and riding experience even more smooth.

GMC Yukon backThis SUV also offers you some towing capability. When this vehicle is properly equipped, it can tow up to 8,500 pounds. That is good for an SUV, and offers you capability to tow and haul trailers, boats, and more.


This large SUV measures from 17 feet to 18 feet, 8 inches in length, depending on whether you go with the Yukon or Yukon XL. It has a curb weight that ranges from 5,379 to 5,965 pounds. You can also get features like chrome exterior accents, a hands-free power liftgate, 20-inch wheels, LED lighting, a panoramic sunroof, a dual exhaust system, all terrain tires, and more. The exterior of this SUV is strong and stylish, and its design is that of a very capable vehicle.


GMC Yukon interiorOn the inside of the Yukon, you have seating for seven to nine people, depending on the model. There are three rows of seating. You have the option of seating for nine with three rows of bench seating. You also have the option of seating for eight with front captain’s chairs and two rear bench seats. Your last option is the first two rows of captain’s chairs and the third row of bench seating.

Standard interior features include cloth upholstery and power-adjustable front seats. You do have optional upgrades like leather upholstery, heated seats, ventilated seats, and a heated steering wheel.

In terms of cargo space, the GMC Yukon vehicle offers you around 15.3 cubic feet behind that third row of seating. If you fold down that third row, you can get up to 51.7 cubic feet of cargo space. Finally, if you fold down the second and third rows of seating, you can get up to 94.7 cubic feet of space. This is plenty of room to carry larger items in your vehicle, but if you are looking for more space, you can check out the GMC Yukon XL. The XL is a longer vehicle with more cargo space. It has 39.3 cubic feet behind the third row, 76.7 cubic feet behind the second row, and 121.7 cubic feet behind the first row. There is a hands-free rear liftgate available to make it easier to load cargo.

Technology Features

Also on the interior, you can find some great technology features. You can find features with the driver and passengers in mind. Check out those features below.

  • Touchscreen infotainment – The GMC Yukon comes with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system that is easy to use for the driver and passenger alike.
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto – You can connect your smartphone to your vehicle with the Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. This allows you easy access to phone contacts, music, apps, and more from your phone, through your infotainment system.
  • Wi-Fi hotspot – Keep passengers entertained with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot. This gives you the ability to enjoy your different technology devices on the go with internet access. It also gives you the versatility of a mobile office.
  • Rear-seat entertainment system – If you are worried about keeping kids entertained, the rear-seat entertainment system in the GMC Yukon is a great selling point. This Blu-ray entertainment system can keep kids distracted on those long car rides.
  • Navigation system – The navigation system in your SUV can help you know exactly where you are going, even if you have never been there before. It adds ease and peace of mind to your driving.
  • 8-inch driver information display – You also have the option of a driver information display on certain Yukon models. This can display important driver and vehicle information in a place you have easy access to, so all your important information is at your fingertips.
  • Wireless device charging – Never worry about forgetting your phone charger again. The built-in wireless device charging capability ensures you have your phone fully charged in case you need it on the road.
  • Remote start – You also can get the convenience of remote start in your SUV. This means you can simply hit a button and start your vehicle in advance.
    Premium sound system – You can also get a 10-speaker Bose premium surround-sound audio system in your GMC Yukon to make all of your listening experiences more enjoyable.

What else does the GMC Yukon have to offer you? There are a lot of great safety features that can be found on this vehicle; check out the section below to learn more.


The Yukon was built to be safe for you. It has a construction designed to protect you and your passengers. The 2018 GMC Yukon received four of five stars for an overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This SUV has some great safety features for you. These safety features include a rearview camera, Teen Driver, front and rear parking sensors, a head-up display, lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, a safety alert seat, rear cross traffic alert, automatic high-beam headlights, and automatic emergency braking. Learn more about some of these features in greater detail below.

  • Front and Rear Parking Sensors – Front and rear parking sensors can make it easier for you to safely park your vehicle and even back out of spaces. The Yukon is a large SUV, so these parking sensors can help make it easier for you to maneuver.
  • Teen Driver – If you have a young driver, the Teen Driver technology can help you keep them safer as they are learning how to drive. This safety technology allows you to set geographic and speed limits on young drivers. There is also a buckle to drive feature that helps ensure your teen has their seatbelt on before they put the car in drive.
  • Automatic Emergency Braking – This safety feature will automatically apply the brakes if it detects an imminent collision in front of you. This could be detecting other vehicles or pedestrians, and the brakes will automatically be applied to help lessen the impact or avoid the collision entirely.
  • Blind Spot Monitoring – Blind spot monitoring can alert you if there is a vehicle in your blind spot. This ensures you are aware of your surroundings, and it can help you avoid a collision.

As you can see there are a lot of safety features looking out for you and your loved ones. There is a lot to love about the GMC Yukon in general. This vehicle has a lot to offer and it is a very family-friendly SUV option. If you’ve got any questions, reach out to us at Tim’s Truck Capital.

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