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2020 GMC Yukon

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Pros

  • Seating for up to nine
  • Great towing capacity
  • Nice cabin space

Cons

  • Engine and braking responses are sluggish
  • High trunk floor makes loading items difficult
  • Tough to maneuver in tight spaces

Mileage (EPA estimate)

14 city, 21 highway, 17 combined

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2020 GMC Yukon brings towing in a tidy package

The 2020 GMC Yukon offers a familiar recipe: Lots of storage, seating for up to nine and ample towing capacity. Its drawbacks are familiar as well: its handling is subpar, it can be a chore to maneuver in parking lots and it's not a tremendous upgrade on its corporate cousin, the Chevrolet Tahoe.

It went virtually unchanged for the 2020 model year in anticipation of a full redesign for the 2021 model year. The truck-based three-row SUV came with two available engines for 2020, both V8s. You'll get plenty of available towing with either engine, but the base engine can be a bit sluggish from a stop. The Ford Expedition may be a better option if towing and storage is your primary concern, and the Tahoe is a good budget option.

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What is new for the 2020 GMC Yukon?

  • Yukon trims have been upgraded with Automated Cruise Control and Full Roof Rack as standard equipment this year.
  • Rear Sunshade features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The SLE trim now comes with Smart Key as standard equipment.
  • The SLT Standard Edition trim now comes with Power Folding Third Row, Smart Key, and Heated Steering Wheel as standard equipment.

2020 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
  • Fold-Away Third Row
  • Third Row Seat
  • Power Seats
  • Cloth Seats
  • Remote Start
  • Smart Key
  • Power Mirrors
  • Cruise Control
  • View our GMC Yukon SLE inventory

SLT Standard Edition:

SLT:

  • Includes all features available on the SLT Standard Edition
  • 6.2L
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • A/C Seats
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • View our GMC Yukon SLT inventory

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5 reasons to buy the 2020 GMC Yukon

What We Like:

Performance: The Yukon is quick to accelerate when equipped with the 6.2-liter V8 and its 10-speed automatic shifts smoothly. It's plenty powerful, with a maximum towing capacity of 8,500 pounds when properly equipped.

Comfort: The seats are comfortable and the cabin is quiet. The climate control is excellent and easy to operate, while the heated seats warm up quickly.

Storage: You get nearly 100 cubic feet of storage when the second and third rows are folded down, which is impressive. Like most things Yukon, car seat anchors are clearly marked, and there's plenty of second-row room for even large car seats.

What Needs Improvement

Fuel Economy: The 17 mpg combined estimated by the EPA is a bit worse than the Ford Expedition (EPA-estimated 18 mpg combined) despite a much worse tow rating.

The Mercedes-Benz GLS banks an EPA-estimated 21 mpg combined.

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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

SLT 2WD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • A/C Seat(s)
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • BOSE Sound System
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • 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
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Head Up Display
  • Leather Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Quad Seats
  • Rear Entertainment System
  • Running Boards
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Tow Hitch

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

5.3L

Horsepower

355

Torque (ft-lbs)

383

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

P265/65R18

Rear tires

P265/65R18

Seating capacity

8

Max towing capacity

650/6500 lbs.

Transmission

Automatic

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