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  • (4.0) 1 reviews
  • MSRP: $19,112–$34,232
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 21
  • Engine: 332-hp, 6.0-liter V-8 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Seats: 8
2013 GMC Yukon Hybrid

Our Take on the Latest Model 2013 GMC Yukon Hybrid

What We Don't Like

  • Steep price
  • Third row hard to access
  • Seats don't fold flat
  • Steering wheel doesn't telescope

Notable Features

  • Denali trim available
  • Combines electric motors with 332-hp V-8
  • Can cruise on electric power up to 30 mph
  • 6,200-pound towing capacity
  • Seats up to eight

2013 GMC Yukon Hybrid Reviews

Vehicle Overview

Though gas mileage ratings for GM's full-size SUVs are impressive among their competitive set, they aren't likely to bring smiles to anyone at the pump; their combined ratings still linger in the teens. The Yukon Hybrid changes that, to a degree. Along with its twin, the Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid, the Yukon Hybrid promises an improvement in overall gas mileage. The Yukon Hybrid is only available with a short wheelbase, but it comes with either rear- or four-wheel drive. It seats eight.
New for 2013
The Yukon Hybrid sees no significant changes for 2013.
Exterior
GM says the Yukon Hybrid's exterior changes are intended to make the SUV more aerodynamic compared with the gas-powered Yukon.

A modified bumper drops the regular Yukon's fog lights for some chunky bodywork and two small portals. There are horizontal grille slats and lower side cladding. Exterior features include:

  • Standard 18-inch wheels
  • Denali has 22-inch wheels
  • Assist steps
  • Heated power mirrors (auto-dimming on driver's side)
  • Low-rolling-resistance tires

Interior
The Yukon Hybrid has room for up to eight people in three rows of seats. Leather upholstery is standard, and the front seats are fitted with seat heaters. Optional items include a sunroof and a rear-seat entertainment system. All Yukon Hybrids include an efficiency gauge that gives feedback on your driving style. Standard interior features include:

  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls
  • Bose stereo
  • Navigation system

Under the Hood
The Yukon Hybrid uses a two-mode hybrid system. The system augments the SUV's V-8 engine with two electric motors, both powered by a 300-volt battery pack. A cylinder-deactivation system cuts power to four of the eight cylinders during low-load situations, such as downhill coasting, and regenerative braking is used to recharge the battery. When properly equipped, the rear-wheel-drive Yukon Hybrid can tow 6,200 pounds, and the four-wheel-drive version can tow 5,900 pounds. Mechanical features include:

  • 332-horsepower, 6.0-liter V-8 with cylinder deactivation that generates 367 pounds-feet of torque
  • Two-mode continuous electric ratio hybrid transmission with four fixed gears
  • Rear- or four-wheel drive
  • Electrically driven power steering
  • Electrically driven air conditioning cools cabin even with the engine off

Safety
Standard safety features include:

  • Side curtain airbags with rollover sensor
  • Four-wheel-disc antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system with roll-mitigation technology
  • Rear parking sensors 
  • Backup camera

 

Consumer Reviews

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Don't make it anymore

by ecoguru from San Diego on March 29, 2014

We have a 2011 yukon Hybrid. GMC stopped making the Hybrid. We would love to buy a new Yukon Hybrid.

4 Trims Available

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Our 2013 GMC Yukon Hybrid trim comparison will help you decide.
 

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $3,000 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/100,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/100,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

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.

Powertrain

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.

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).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

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.

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