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2019 GMC Yukon

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Pros

  • Both engines offer ample towing capacity
  • Seating for up to nine people
  • Nicely trimmed cabin

Cons

  • Standard engine is a bit sluggish
  • High trunk floor reduces cabin capacity
  • Tough to maneuver in tight spaces

Mileage (EPA estimate)

14 city, 21 highway, 17 combined

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2019 GMC Yukon offers rugged comfort

The 2019 GMC Yukon delivers a rugged exterior and impressive towing capacity. It also boasts seating for up to nine passengers and decent storage. The two available engines, both V8s, are powerful enough for its truck-like tasks, and the SUV comes equipped with four-wheel drive, making the Yukon plenty capable.

But it's not without its flaws. The 2019 Yukon is the corporate sibling of the Chevrolet Tahoe and it doesn't offer much to differentiate it from its less expensive family member. It's also not particularly economical when it comes to storage space or gas mileage. And while the full-size SUV category is thin, the Ford Expedition delivers similar goods a bit more efficiently and with a more upscale interior.

Still, the Yukon is worth a look particularly when in top-tier Denali trim. GMC added the Graphite Edition package to its SLT trim for 2019, the only significant change for the model year. That package is a blackout treatment that also adds 22-inch wheels to the SUV.

All GMC Yukon years

What is new for the 2019 GMC Yukon?

  • Yukon trims have been upgraded with Fold-Away Third Row as standard equipment this year.
  • The SLE trim now comes with Parking Sensors as standard equipment.

2019 GMC Yukon trims

Curious how GMC Yukon trims differ? Use our side-by-side vehicle comparison to see the differences and similarities

SLE:

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

SLT Standard Edition:

SLT:

  • Includes all features available on the SLT Standard Edition
  • 6.2L
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Power Folding Third Row
  • A/C Seats
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Smart Key
  • View our GMC Yukon SLT inventory

Denali:

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5 reasons to buy the 2019 GMC Yukon

What We Like:

Comfort: The front seats are comfortable and the cabin is quiet, even at highway speeds. Ride comfort is also improved on models with the optional adaptive suspension. The climate control system is excellent; the Yukon uses a straightforward, three-zone system that's easy to use and allows passengers to control their own temperature.

Interior: Passengers in the first two rows have plenty of room to move around and getting into and out of the vehicle is easy thanks to wide door openings. The controls are easy to use throughout the cabin and finding a comfortable driving position is not difficult.

Driving: The Yukon's acceleration and handling is impressive given its size. Yes, it's a big and heavy SUV, but it gets up to freeway speeds relatively quickly and can make most turns without feeling uneasy.

What Needs Improvement

Driver Aids: GMC does not equip the Yukon with many standard driver aids; to get most of the features you want requires hunting down an SUV at the highest end of the trim level, like the Denali. Even those available, like the rearview camera, aren't of a high quality.

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Ratings & reliability

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

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

6.2L

Horsepower

420

Torque (ft-lbs)

460

Engine type

Gas

Fuel capacity

26

Wheelbase

116"

Overall length

203.9"

Width

80.5"

Height

74.4"

Leg room

F 45.3"/M 39"/R 24.8"

Head room

F 42.8"/M 38.7"/R 38.1"

Front tires

P275/55R20

Rear tires

P275/55R20

Seating capacity

7

Max towing capacity

840/8400 lbs.

Transmission

Automatic

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