Key Specs

of the 2017 GMC Yukon base trim shown

Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Safety alert driver's 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 (regular-length Yukon)
  • Interior design too similar to Chevrolet siblings
  • Some dashboard buttons could be larger
2017 GMC Yukon exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2017 GMC Yukon

  • Low-speed automatic emergency braking now available
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone connectivity standard
  • OnStar 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hot spot standard
  • Full-size SUV available in two lengths
  • Seats up to nine
  • 420-hp V-8 engine available (Denali)

2017 GMC Yukon Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

What it is: The Yukon is a full-size truck-based SUV that seats up to nine people in certain configurations. The Yukon shares its platform with the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban and comes in two sizes: regular and XL, with the latter GMC's version of the Suburban.

Both the Yukon and Yukon XL are available with rear- or four-wheel drive, and competitors include the Ford Expedition, Nissan Armada and Toyota Sequoia.

(Skip to details on the Yukon XL)

New for 2017

GM's Teen Driver monitoring system, which allows parents to view vehicle stats such as the maximum speed achieved, distance driven and the number of times active safety features were triggered, is standard. In addition, the SLT trim level gains heated and ventilated front seats finished in perforated leather.

Low-speed forward automatic braking is a new option, and the available rear-seat entertainment system adds HDMI and USB ports and supports device projection. The IntelliLink multimedia system adds the Rear Seat Reminder feature while new active grille shutters improve highway aerodynamics.

Significant Standard Features

  • 355-horsepower, 5.3-liter V-8 with six-speed automatic transmission (SLE, SLT)
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • 10-way power driver's seat
  • LED running lights
  • IntelliLink multimedia system with 8-inch touchscreen
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with Wi-Fi hot spot (data subscription required)
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectiv...
Vehicle Overview

What it is: The Yukon is a full-size truck-based SUV that seats up to nine people in certain configurations. The Yukon shares its platform with the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban and comes in two sizes: regular and XL, with the latter GMC's version of the Suburban.

Both the Yukon and Yukon XL are available with rear- or four-wheel drive, and competitors include the Ford Expedition, Nissan Armada and Toyota Sequoia.

(Skip to details on the Yukon XL)

New for 2017

GM's Teen Driver monitoring system, which allows parents to view vehicle stats such as the maximum speed achieved, distance driven and the number of times active safety features were triggered, is standard. In addition, the SLT trim level gains heated and ventilated front seats finished in perforated leather.

Low-speed forward automatic braking is a new option, and the available rear-seat entertainment system adds HDMI and USB ports and supports device projection. The IntelliLink multimedia system adds the Rear Seat Reminder feature while new active grille shutters improve highway aerodynamics.

Significant Standard Features

  • 355-horsepower, 5.3-liter V-8 with six-speed automatic transmission (SLE, SLT)
  • Rear-wheel drive
  • 10-way power driver's seat
  • LED running lights
  • IntelliLink multimedia system with 8-inch touchscreen
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with Wi-Fi hot spot (data subscription required)
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity
  • Backup camera
  • Front and rear parking assist
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • 420-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 with eight-speed automatic transmission (Denali)
  • Power-folding third-row seat
  • Power liftgate
  • Wireless smartphone charging
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Power-adjustable pedals
  • Navigation system
  • Blu-ray/DVD rear entertainment system
  • Keyless access with push-button start
  • Head-up display
  • Safety alert driver's seat
  • Lane keep assist
  • Forward collision warning and low-speed automatic emergency braking
  • Blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alert

Yukon XL
Whereas the regular Yukon is a twin to the Chevrolet Tahoe full-size SUV, the Yukon XL is GMC's version of the Chevrolet Suburban — a king-size SUV. The Yukon XL has the same styling and major features of the regular Yukon but offers more cargo room.

What's Special

  • Wheelbase is 14 inches longer than regular-length Yukon's
  • Overall length is 20.4 inches longer
  • Maximum cargo volume is 26.4 cubic feet larger at 121.1 cubic feet

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Latest 2017 Yukon Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(4.9)
Interior Design
(5.0)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.3)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

Love everything about it!

by Beverlyh from Foristell on May 16, 2018

Love everything about it. Fun to drive. Plenty of room. Beautiful design inside and out. Proud to own it and a great value. Highly recommend this vehicle. Read full review

(5.0)

Love it . My favorite auto. And owned a Bmw.

by Scherer1 from Mt.vernon, Il on May 14, 2018

Love it love it. I?ve had 2 bmw? s. And I traded a Audi suv for the Yukon. No regrets. Absolutely love my GMC Yukon. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2017 GMC Yukon currently has 0 recalls

Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2017 GMC Yukon has not been tested.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by GMC

Program Benefits

Two Factory-Backed Warranties, CPO Scheduled Maintenance Program, Vehicle Inspection & Reconditioning, 3-Day/150-Mile Vehicle Exchange Program, 24/7 Roadside Assistance and Courtesy Transportation, OnStar & SiriusXM Satellite Radio Trial Offers, and a Carfax Vehicle History Report

  • Limited Warranty

    Two Factory-Backed Warranties

    6-Year/100,000-Mile, Powertrain Limited Warranty and a 12- Month/12,000-Miles, Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty, both with $0 deductible
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 75,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 172-Point Vehicle Inspection and Reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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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.*

Latch or Latch system

A

Infant seat

A

Booster

(second row)

B

Booster

(third row)

B
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.
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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.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker