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2013 GMC Yukon

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GMC Yukon highlights

Customer reviews

5 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating

3.5 out of 5


  • Seating for up to nine passengers
  • Serious towing capacity
  • Quiet on highways


  • Third row doesn't fold into floor
  • Less cargo room than rivals
  • Steering wheel isn't telescoping

Mileage (EPA estimate)

15 city, 21 highway, 17 combined

Pricing for current inventory

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2013 GMC Yukon is a traditional hauler

The 2013 GMC Yukon is a traditional, large three-row SUV with seating for up to nine passengers that, when properly equipped, can tow more than 8,000 pounds. Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories. It's also four-wheel drive capable and fits snugly between the Chevrolet Tahoe and Cadillac Escalade as a luxury-lite SUV.

It's a vehicle that makes a lot of sense for those looking for an SUV that can carry their entire crew and tow a large load. But if towing a boat or a fifth wheel isn't part of your story, you might be better off looking at something like the Chevy Traverse, which has more storage capacity than the truck-based Yukon.

The Yukon didn't receive any notable changes for 2013, and utilizing the full cargo space means removing its third row seat. The first two rows are plenty comfortable, but the rearmost is not a place adults will want to spend extended time because of limited leg room. The Ford Expedition features a foldaway third row, while the Toyota Sequoia boasts a similar blend of power and utility to the Yukon.

All GMC Yukon years

New for 2013

  • Yukon trims have been upgraded with Quad Seats and DVD Video System as standard equipment this year.
  • The SLT trim now comes with Memory Seat(s) as standard equipment.

Explore GMC Yukon details

Denali 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • BOSE Sound System
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Flex Fuel Vehicle
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Quad Seats
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Running Boards
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Third Row Seat
  • Tow Hitch
  • Traction Control

Optional Features

  • A/C Seat(s)
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • DVD Video System
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Leather Seats
  • Sunroof(s)

Drive type


Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type


Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 41.3"/M 39"/R 25.6"

Head room

F 40.3"/M 39.2"/R 37.9"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

1245/8300 lbs.



5 reasons to buy the 2013 GMC Yukon

What We Like

Interior: The high-quality materials used in the Yukon are one of its biggest selling points, differentiating it from its corporate cousin, the Chevrolet Tahoe. The driver's seat is comfortable enough for a long drive and there's ample leg room in the front two rows.

Utility: When properly equipped, the Yukon can tow more than 8,000 pounds; and it can be had in both two and four-wheel drive configurations.

Throw in that the SUV has room for up to nine passengers and you have a do-it-all vehicle.

Driving: The Yukon is an excellent highway cruiser. It's quiet at freeway speeds and its suspension smooths out bumps. It's also right at home towing a trailer with both the standard 5.3-liter V8 and the upgrade 6.2-liter V8.

What Needs Improvement

Cargo Space: Passengers in the third row will find limited legroom due to a low-mounted seat cushion. The third-row seat also poses problems for cargo capacity, as it doesn't fold away into the floor. You must either fold the seat down and place your stuff on top or physically remove the heavy seat from the truck.

Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

RepairPal reliability rating

Above Average

RepairPal gave the GMC Yukon an overall reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks GMC Yukon 9th out of 16 among Fullsize SUVs.

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