2018 GMC Yukon

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GMC Yukon highlights

Customer rating


  • 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)

14 city, 22 highway, 17 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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What is new for the 2018 GMC Yukon?

  • 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.

2018 GMC Yukon trims

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  • 355-hp, 383-lb-ft of torque 5.3L
  • Rear Defroster
  • Cruise Control
  • Third Row Seat
  • Cloth Seats
  • Power Seats
  • Memory Seats
  • Power Mirrors
  • Traction Control
  • View our GMC Yukon SLE inventory

SLT Standard Edition:

  • Includes all features available on the SLE
  • Leather Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Power Folding Third Row
  • A/C Seats
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Parking Sensors
  • Blind Spot Monitor



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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.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

3.8 out of 5

8 customer reviews
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
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • BOSE Sound System
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Head Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Navigation System
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Folding Third Row
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Running Boards
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Third Row Seat
  • Tow Hitch
  • Traction Control
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Cruise Control
  • Leather Seats
  • Power Folding Third Row
  • Quad Seats
  • Rear A/C Seat(s)
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • Running Boards
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Third Row Seat
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 45.3"/M 39"/R 24.8"

Head room

F 42.8"/M 38.7"/R 38.1"

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Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

840/8400 lbs.



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