• (4.6) 7 reviews
  • MSRP: $20,658–$48,118
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 14-17
  • Engine: 403-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Seats: 7-9
2014 GMC Yukon XL

Our Take on the Latest Model 2014 GMC Yukon XL

What We Don't Like

  • Indistinct from Chevrolet Suburban at lower trim levels
  • Unwieldy dimensions
  • Third row doesn't fold flat
  • Steering and handling

Notable Features

  • 20 inches longer than standard Yukon
  • Two flex-fuel V-8 engines with cylinder deactivation
  • Seats up to nine
  • Available 4WD
  • Regular-duty 1500 versions only for 2014

2014 GMC Yukon XL Reviews

Vehicle Overview

The Yukon XL is GMC's flagship SUV and a corporate cousin to the Chevrolet Suburban and Cadillac Escalade ESV. It is a larger version of the Yukon, measuring some 20 inches longer. All will be redesigned for 2015 and based on GM's new full-size pickups, the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. Competitors include the Ford Expedition EL and Toyota Sequoia.

For the last year of the current design, the heavy-duty Yukon XL 2500 model is available to fleet buyers while the only retail model is the regular-duty 1500 series. It offers seats for up to nine people and is available with a choice of V-8 engines that feature fuel-saving cylinder-deactivation technology that shuts down four cylinders under light loads. SLE and SLT models are available with rear- or four-wheel drive, and the top-shelf Denali comes with rear-wheel drive or permanently engaged all-wheel drive.
New for 2014
Besides eliminating the heavy-duty 2500 model, the only other change of note is that SLE models add the Convenience Package as standard. This includes power-adjustable pedals, remote start, rear parking assist and a backup camera with a display in the rearview mirror.
Exterior Highlights

  • Standard power heated side mirrors
  • Standard 17-inch wheels; 20-inch wheels optional
  • Available power liftgate
  • Integrated running boards; available power-retractable running boards (Denali)
  • Available power sunroof
  • 222.4 inches long, 79.1 inches wide

Interior Highlights

  • Three rows of seats accommodate up to nine
  • Standard leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls
  • Cloth or leather-appointed seats
  • Available heated/cooled front seats
  • Available DVD entertainment system
  • Available touch-screen navigation
  • Maximum cargo volume of 137.4 cubic feet

Under the Hood

  • Flex-fuel 320-horsepower, 5.3-liter V-8 with 335 pounds-feet of torque (SLE, SLT)
  • Flex-fuel 403-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 with 417 pounds-feet of torque (Denali)
  • Both V-8s have fuel-saving cylinder deactivation
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Rear- or four-wheel drive (SLE, SLT)
  • Rear- or permanent all-wheel drive (Denali)
  • Maximum towing capacity of 8,100 pounds, when properly equipped

Safety Features

  • Side curtain airbags with rollover sensor
  • Seat-mounted side-impact airbags for the front seats
  • Four-wheel-disc antilock brakes
  • Electronic stability system with traction control 
  • Trailer-sway control and hill start assist
  • Optional blind spot warning system


Consumer Reviews


Average based on 7 reviews

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excellent family SUV Yukon for sale

by Rokaya2008 from california on September 9, 2017

excellent car for big family , it fits eight people comfortably and its very economic on the highway, very solid and safe to drive, i never had any problems with it, thank you.

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There are currently 2 recalls for this car.

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $2,200 per year.

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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.


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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