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2014 GMC Yukon

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GMC Yukon highlights

Customer rating

Pros

  • Seating for up to nine passengers
  • Strong towing capacity
  • Comfortable ride

Cons

  • Third-row seats don't fold flat
  • Steering wheel doesn't telescope
  • Tough to maneuver in tight spaces

Mileage (EPA estimate)

13 city, 18 highway, 15 combined

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2014 GMC Yukon is a capable hauler

The 2014 GMC Yukon can haul your family, friends and just about all their stuff, too. The luxury-lite truck-based SUV, known for its capability, received some minor updates in the final year before getting a major overhaul in 2015. That left the Yukon feeling a bit dated for the 2014 model year, while remaining a star at its core goals: Hauling all your friends, all of their gear and doing some towing, too.

The Yukon is sandwiched between its corporate cousins, the Chevrolet Tahoe and Cadillac Escalade, splitting the difference between economy and luxury SUV. Its interior reflects that, bearing quality cabin furnishings and an upscale vibe compared to the Tahoe while not quite reaching the luxury of the Escalade.

If people-hauling is your primary interest, a crossover like the contemporary Honda Pilot, Chevrolet Traverse or Ford Explorer might be the better choice. While the Yukon can be had with seating for nine, its cargo volume falls short of many car-based competitors. But if towing is a must, it's worth checking out the Ford Expedition and Toyota Sequoia, a pair of truck-based SUVs that also offer slightly more cargo space.

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What is new for the 2014 GMC Yukon?

  • Yukon trims have been upgraded with Full Roof Rack as standard equipment this year.
  • The SLE trim now comes with Parking Sensors, Rear View Camera, Remote Start, and Third Row Seat as standard equipment.

5 reasons to buy the 2014 GMC Yukon

What We Like

Utility: The Yukon can, when properly equipped, tow more than 8,000 pounds and haul up to nine passengers.

Its cargo capacity is solid, making the Yukon the kind of do-it-all SUV that was long the standard bearer of the category.

Driving: The Yukon is a calm, comfortable interstate hauler. Highway noise is limited, which makes hauling all those passengers, all that gear and whatever you're towing much more comfortable.

Interior: High quality materials can be found throughout the interior and the gauges are easy to read. The seats are supportive and comfortable, and leg room in the second row is ample for most adults.

What Needs Improvement

Cargo: This is an area where the Yukon falls short. The third row seats must be removed from the vehicle completely and cannot be folded into the floor, which has become standard in many competitor vehicles. That, in addition to a short third row, makes the Yukon a less forgiving vehicle for stowing your stuff.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

3
Above Average

RepairPal gave the GMC Yukon an overall reliability rating of 3 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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GMC Yukon features and specs

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
  • Full Roof Rack
  • 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
  • Leather Seats
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • Running Boards
  • Sunroof(s)

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

6.2L

Horsepower

403

Torque (ft-lbs)

417

Engine type

Gas

Fuel capacity

26

Wheelbase

116"

Overall length

202"

Width

79"

Height

76.9"

Leg room

F 41.3"/M 39"/R 25.6"

Head room

F 40.3"/M 39.2"/R 37.9"

Front tires

P275/55R20

Rear tires

P275/55R20

Seating capacity

7

Max towing capacity

1245/8300 lbs.

Transmission

Automatic

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