2016 GMC Yukon
- Safety alert seat available
- Quiet cabin
- Spacious interior
- Easier-than-expected maneuverability
- Trucklike ride with body roll in corners
- Small cargo space behind third row
- Interior design too similar to Chevrolet siblings
- Some dashboard buttons could be larger
Full-size SUV available in two lengths
8,500-pound towing capacity
Programmable-height power liftgate available
Active fuel management system reduces fuel use
Seats up to nine
The new 2016 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL Premium Edition are available with 22-inch chrome wheels, one of many features we saw when we go up close and personal with the just-released version of this popular SUV from the GM brand.
What Is the 2016 GMC Yukon?
The 2016 GMC Yukon is a full-size SUV, related to the Chevrolet Tahoe, that seats up to nine. It competes with the Nissan Armada, Toyota Sequoia and Ford Expedition. It's available in SLE, SLT and Denali trim levels. The Yukon XL, an extended-length version, is covered separately.
What's New on the 2016 GMC Yukon?
For 2016, the GMC Yukon can be equipped with an Enhanced Driver Alert Package. This option package adds automatic high-beams and lane-keeping assistance. A capless fuel filler is now standard.
How Does the 2016 GMC Yukon Compare to Other SUVs?
While the Yukon is more expensive than the Tahoe and offers near-luxury trims like the Yukon Denali, it doesn't match up with luxury SUVs like the Infiniti QX80, Lincoln Navigator and Mercedes-Benz GL-Class.
What Features in the 2016 GMC Yukon Are Most Important?
The 2016 GMC Yukon SLE and SLT come standard with a 355-horsepower, 5.3-liter V-8 engine, while the Denali gets a 420-hp, 6.2-liter V-8. Rear- and four-wheel drive are available on every trim. The SLE and SLT include a six-speed automatic transmission, while the Denali comes equipped with an eight-speed automatic. Significant standard features include a backup camera, front and rear parking assist, a 10-way power driver's seat, automatic climate control, an IntelliLink multimedia system, LED running lights, and an aluminum hood and liftgate. As is required in all new cars, the 2016 Yukon includes front airbags, an electronic stability system and antilock brakes.
Significant available features include forward collision warning, a safety alert seat, 4G LTE connectivity with a Wi-Fi hotspot (subscription required), power-adjustable pedals, a power-folding third-row seat, a power liftgate and, in the Denali, a head-up display.
Should I Buy the 2016 GMC Yukon?
The 2016 GMC Yukon is a good fit for shoppers who enjoy strong maneuverability in a full-size SUV, an expansive, quiet interior and an available safety alert seat. However, cornering reveals truck-like body roll, and the small cargo space behind the third row may be disappointing. In addition, small dashboard buttons can be challenging to use.
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The Yukon full-size SUV was redesigned for 2015, when it received new exterior styling, an interior makeover and a new engi... Read More
I bought this car for my wife. It has great get up and go the ride is smooth. The interior is comfortable and easy to use. The 6.2l with the 8 speed transmission is an awesome pair! Read full review
You get what you pay for.
I like everything about this Yukon denali except for the backup camera. The backup camera is virtually useless at night And I wish I got The bench instead of the captain chairs Read full review
The 2016 GMC Yukon currently has 3 recalls
Crash and Rollover Test Ratings
New Car Program Benefits
36 months / 36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
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)
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer Certification Required