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2018 GMC Yukon

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GMC Yukon highlights

Customer reviews

4 out of 5

RepairPal reliability rating

3.5 out of 5


  • Available seating for nine
  • Solid towing capacity
  • Cabin is quiet and nicely trimmed


  • Tough to maneuver in tight spaces
  • Engine and braking is sluggish
  • Cargo space is not a standout

Mileage (EPA estimate)

16 city, 23 highway, 19 combined

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2018 GMC Yukon delivers comfort and utility

The 2018 GMC Yukon can haul up to nine passengers and more than 8,000 pounds when properly equipped. Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories. It also offers slightly more standard equipment and a more refined interior than its corporate cousin, the Chevrolet Tahoe, while not quite reaching the luxurious heights of its other cousin, the Cadillac Escalade.

But this three-row SUV has some drawbacks for those who want both all three rows and the towing capacity that comes with a full-size vehicle. It's not quite as capable or as luxurious as competitors like the Ford Expedition nor the Lincoln Navigator, and because it's a truck-based SUV, its maneuverability is limited. Storage is fine, but not spectacular in part because of the Yukon's high trunk floor. New for 2018 is a 10-speed transmission that makes accelerating better, but still not fantastic when paired with the standard 5.3-liter V8 engine.

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New for 2018

  • The Yukon is available in a new trim called the SLT Standard Edition.
  • Rear A/C Seat(s) features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The SLE trim now comes with Memory Seat(s), Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto as standard equipment.
  • The SLT trim now comes with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Navigation System as standard equipment.

Explore GMC Yukon details

SLE 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • BOSE Sound System
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Running Boards
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Third Row Seat
  • Tow Hitch
  • Traction Control

Optional Features

  • Cloth Seats
  • Flex Fuel Vehicle
  • Fold-Away Third Row
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Running Boards
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Tow Hitch

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Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type


Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 45.3"/M 39"/R 24.8"

Head room

F 42.8"/M 38.7"/R 38.1"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

650/6500 lbs.



5 reasons to buy the 2018 GMC Yukon

What We Like:

Comfort: The seats are comfortable and the climate control is excellent. That's especially true for passengers in the first two rows, where legroom is plentiful. Getting in and out of the vehicle is also easy thanks to wide door openings.

Interior: Controls are easy to use and the cabin is quiet, even when driving on the highway. The cabin is a step up from the Tahoe, featuring premium materials.

Utility: The towing capacity, when properly equipped, is solid for an SUV at 8,400 pounds.

If you're more interested in where to put your phone and keys, you're in luck: the cabin features plenty of spots to store small items.

What Needs Improvement

Tech: The Yukon does not come equipped with many standard driver aids. To get many desired aids, you need to find an SUV optioned into the Denali trim. In fairness though, even the base Yukon does come with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto.

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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2018 GMC Yukon trims

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