2022 GMC Yukon

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GMC Yukon highlights

Customer rating


  • Comfortable interior
  • Great cargo capacity
  • Impressive climate control system


  • Handling is poor
  • Driver's seat lacks adjustability
  • Tough to maneuver on city streets

Mileage (EPA estimate)

14 city, 19 highway, 16 combined

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2022 GMC Yukon is an elevated full-size SUV

The GMC Yukon is a slightly upscale three-row SUV with seating for up to nine and upwards of 8,000 pounds of towing capacity when properly equipped. Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories. The corporate cousin of the Chevrolet Tahoe received only minor changes for the 2022 model year following a full redesign in 2021, primarily reshuffling its options packages, but remains a solid truck-based SUV.

The 6.2-liter V8 engine is now available on the Yukon's off road-oriented AT4 trim; you'll get a 5.3L V8 in the standard configuration. The Denali trim remains atop the Yukon heap in terms of niceties, and the fully loaded Denali Ultimate package gets you close to the Yukon's other corporate cousin, the Cadillac Escalade.

No matter which Yukon you pick, you'll still be driving a truck-based SUV. It's a large vehicle that does not lend itself to careful maneuvering around parking lots and its handling on highways can be poor. While the interior is a nice place to be, the driver's seat lacks the adjustability of other vehicles in its class and can be a bit uncomfortable.

All GMC Yukon years

What is new for the 2022 GMC Yukon?

  • Yukon trims have been upgraded with Seat Massagers as standard equipment this year.
  • Sunroof(s) and Blu-ray Video System features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The SLE trim now comes with Lane Departure Warning as standard equipment.

2022 GMC Yukon trims

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  • 355-hp, 383-lb-ft of torque 5.3L
  • 277-hp, 460-lb-ft of torque 3.0L
  • Rear Air Conditioning
  • Rear Defroster
  • Cruise Control
  • Cloth Seats
  • Power Seats
  • Power Mirrors
  • Traction Control
  • Side Airbags
  • View our GMC Yukon SLE inventory


  • Includes all features available on the SLE
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seats
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • A/C Seats
  • Parking Sensors
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • View our GMC Yukon SLT inventory



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5 reasons to buy the 2022 GMC Yukon

What We Like:

Storage: Need to haul a crew of nine, including the driver, around town or on a long trip? The Yukon is a great choice. How about a smaller unit but with a handful of bags? No problem. The back row folds down flat. If the Yukon is good at one thing, it's getting you, your friends and your friends' stuff where it needs to be.

Technology: Wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto come standard and your devices will have no shortage of places to plug in. The center touchscreen is responsive and functional.

Interior: Headroom and legroom is ample in all three rows. It's also easy to get in and out of every row, thanks in part to a retractable running board that serves as a step into the Yukon. Cabin materials are of nice quality but a lack of available seat adjustments can make for an uncomfortable ride over long distances.

What Needs Improvement

Fuel Economy: The Yukon gets 16 miles of combined city/highway driving per gallon according to the EPA, and while you're not expecting to throw a party for a full-size SUV's gas mileage, that's worse than its competition.

The Ford Expedition is rated 3 mpg better while also having better acceleration and boasting a better tow rating. This is a knock on the Yukon's report card.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

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
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Head Up Display
  • 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
  • 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
  • Turbo Diesel Engine
  • Adjustable Suspension
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Rear Entertainment System

Drive Wheels

Rear Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Diesel

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 44.5"/M 42"/R 34.9"

Head room

F 42.3"/M 38.9"/R 38.2"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

770/8200 lbs.



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