2016 GMC Yukon

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$33,745–$62,745 Inventory Prices

Key Specs

of the 2016 GMC Yukon base trim shown

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Safety alert seat available
  • Quiet cabin
  • Spacious interior
  • Easier-than-expected maneuverability

The Bad

  • 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
2016 GMC Yukon exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2016 GMC Yukon

  • 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

2016 GMC Yukon Road Test

Kristin Varela

Editor's note: This review was written in June 2014 about the 2015 GMC Yukon. Little of substance has changed with this year's model. To see what's new for 2016, click here, or check out a side-by-side comparison of the two model years.

The 2015 GMC Yukon is a massive SUV for those who need hauling capability and like a feeling of spaciousness on the inside. However, if you don't enjoy a trucklike ride, this probably isn't the SUV for you.

I grew up in the back of my dad's Chevrolet Suburban, riding up to the mountains in the winter and out to the lake in the summer — in my Miss Piggy sleeping bag, perched precariously atop the dog kennels in the cargo area. (Seat belts? What seat belts?) Driving the 2015 Yukon certainly offered me a feeling of nostalgia, though with a much more modern, upscale interior.

Like its sister the Chevrolet Tahoe, the Yukon underwent a thorough overhaul for 2015, including some features that busy families will appreciate: a sleeker exterior; an available programmable-height power liftgate; fold-flat second- and third-row seats (with an available power-folding feature); a 110-volt, three-pronged outlet to charge anything you can think of; available keyless entry with push-button start; a conversation mirror to keep an eye on youngsters in the back; a new family of engines that improve gas mileage by nearly 10 percent; and a whole slew of new safety features (see Safety section below). Compare the 2015 and 2014 ... Read more

2016 Yukon Video

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.

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What Drivers Are Saying

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Value For The Money

Latest Reviews


Great value and running as new

by Beck on March 10, 2018

Got a gmc yukon better than any used yukon at any gmc leader from a lexus dealer, was amazed with the cleanless and car presentation and no pushy sales people Read full review


Beautiful, nice ride

by Mrew78 from Oklahoma on February 23, 2018

Car has been wonderful. No issues yet. Kids love it, TVs in the rear headset keep them busy on long trips. The ride is amazing and had good gas mileage. Very roomy inside, great for traveling. Read full review

Safety & Recalls


The 2016 GMC Yukon currently has 3 recalls

NHTSA Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2016 GMC Yukon SLE

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

4 Star
Overall Front
5 Star
Overall Side
5 Star
Overall Rollover Rating
3 Star
5 Star
5 Star
Side Barrier
5 Star
Side Barrier Rating Driver
5 Star
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
5 Star
Side Pole
5 Star
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
5 Star
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
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.
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