2010 GMC Yukon

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Key Specs

of the 2010 GMC Yukon. Base trim shown.

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Interior quality
  • Easy-to-use controls
  • Smooth ride
  • Highway passing power
  • Safety features
  • Gas mileage for its size

The Bad

  • Cramped third row
  • Poor reliability
  • Cheap-looking taillights
  • Tows less than Toyota Sequoia
  • Third row doesn't fold flat
  • Cargo space behind third row

Notable Features of the 2010 GMC Yukon

  • All engines are now E85 compatible
  • Six-speed automatic
  • Seats up to nine
  • Regular and heavy-duty models
  • Available backup camera
  • Available blind spot warning system

2010 GMC Yukon Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview
The 2010 GMC Yukon is the middle child among GM's full-size SUVs. Based on price and equipment, the Yukon sits squarely between the Chevrolet Tahoe and Cadillac Escalade. Four-wheel drive is available on the Yukon, as are seating configurations for up to nine occupants. Competitors include the Ford Expedition and Toyota Sequoia.

The Yukon Hybrid and Yukon XL are covered separately in the Cars.com Research section.


New for 2010
All versions of the 2010 Yukon can now run on E85.

Exterior
The Yukon has a one-piece grille and taller headlights than its sister Tahoe, with jewel-like bezels and a wider, lower air dam. The rest of the body features blocky fenders, long rear-quarter windows and a squared-off back end. The Yukon is also available in a higher-end Denali trim level. Denali models come with 20-inch wheels, chrome exterior moldings and a power-operated rear liftgate. At 202 inches long and 79 inches wide, the Yukon is a bit shorter than the Expedition and Sequoia but about the same width.

Exterior features include:
  • Integrated running boards
  • Standard 17-inch aluminum wheels
  • Standard heated power side mirrors
  • Optional 20-inch wheels
  • Chrome grille (Denali edition)
  • Optional articulating running boards


Interior
The Yukon's dashboard has the same shape as its redesigned GM siblings. That's good news because the domed instrument panel, car-like dashboard and flush-mounted buttons are a vast improvement on the rectangular fixtures of previous Yukons.

This ...
Vehicle Overview
The 2010 GMC Yukon is the middle child among GM's full-size SUVs. Based on price and equipment, the Yukon sits squarely between the Chevrolet Tahoe and Cadillac Escalade. Four-wheel drive is available on the Yukon, as are seating configurations for up to nine occupants. Competitors include the Ford Expedition and Toyota Sequoia.

The Yukon Hybrid and Yukon XL are covered separately in the Cars.com Research section.


New for 2010
All versions of the 2010 Yukon can now run on E85.

Exterior
The Yukon has a one-piece grille and taller headlights than its sister Tahoe, with jewel-like bezels and a wider, lower air dam. The rest of the body features blocky fenders, long rear-quarter windows and a squared-off back end. The Yukon is also available in a higher-end Denali trim level. Denali models come with 20-inch wheels, chrome exterior moldings and a power-operated rear liftgate. At 202 inches long and 79 inches wide, the Yukon is a bit shorter than the Expedition and Sequoia but about the same width.

Exterior features include:
  • Integrated running boards
  • Standard 17-inch aluminum wheels
  • Standard heated power side mirrors
  • Optional 20-inch wheels
  • Chrome grille (Denali edition)
  • Optional articulating running boards


Interior
The Yukon's dashboard has the same shape as its redesigned GM siblings. That's good news because the domed instrument panel, car-like dashboard and flush-mounted buttons are a vast improvement on the rectangular fixtures of previous Yukons.

This SUV has the ability to seat up to nine occupants when benches are placed in all three rows. Uplevel models replace first- and second-row benches with captain's chairs, lowering total seating capacity to seven. The second-row seats fold forward, either manually or via an available power mechanism. The third row is removable, but it doesn't fold flat to the floor as some competitors' seats do. Third-row seating is standard on all models.

With both rows stashed away, maximum cargo volume is 108.9 cubic feet, which is roughly the same as the Expedition but less than the Sequoia.
  • Standard leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls
  • Standard XM Satellite Radio with real-time traffic and route advisements
  • Available cloth, vinyl or leather-appointed seats
  • Optional power fold-and-tumble second row
  • Available integrated rear camera in rearview mirror
  • Available heated/cooled seats (Denali models)


Under the Hood
The Yukon can be had with either rear- or four-wheel drive. The Yukon Denali can have an all-wheel-drive system that's distinct from the available part-time four-wheel drive on the regular Yukon.

When properly equipped, the Yukon can tow up to 8,500 pounds. The XFE boasts an EPA-estimated 15/21 mpg city/highway.

Powertrain features include:
  • Flex-fuel 320-horsepower, 5.3-liter V-8 with 335 pounds-feet of torque (350 pounds-feet when running on E85) and an available cylinder-deactivation system
  • Flex-fuel 403-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 with 417 pounds-feet of torque
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Fuel-saving 3.08:1 axle ratio
  • Optional variable load-leveling suspension
  • Power rack-and-pinion steering


Safety
Safety options include a blind spot warning system, rear parking assist and a rearview camera system integrated into the rearview mirror.

Standard safety features include:
  • Side curtain airbags with rollover sensor
  • Side-mounted thorax airbags
  • Four-wheel-disc antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system with traction control



Latest 2010 Yukon Stories

Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(4.6)
Value For The Money
(4.5)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

Great all-purpose car for all family activities

by culmed from grand rapids on January 28, 2018

Great for road trips, camping, skiing, hunting, and boat towing. Incredibly reliable and never had any issues. Proactive about maintenance and GMC dealership service 3 times a year. Read full review

(5.0)

Best SUV I've ever owned!

by Happy Driver from Salem, OR on December 27, 2017

The Yukon is sturdy, tough, yet a pleasure to drive, with good handling and acceleration. Leather seating (heated) mirrors and rear window--all great features. Good job GMC!! Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2010 GMC Yukon currently has 2 recalls

NHTSA Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2010 GMC Yukon SLE

NHTSA rates vehicles using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Overall Rollover Rating
3 Star
Driver's
5 Star
Passenger's
5 Star
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Manufacturer Warranties

Backed by GMC
New Car Program Benefits
  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 100,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)

  • Powertrain warranty

    6 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    172-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Yukon received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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