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2014 GMC Yukon XL

$15,737 — $39,301 USED
Sport Utility
7-9 Seats
14-18 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Fuel economy with 5.3-liter V-8
  • Power with 6.2-liter V-8
  • Roominess
  • Luxurious Denali edition

The Bad

  • Indistinct from Chevrolet Suburban at lower trim levels
  • Unwieldy dimensions
  • Third row doesn't fold flat
  • Steering and handling
2014 GMC Yukon XL exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2014 GMC Yukon XL
  • 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

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

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 accommoda...
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

What drivers are saying

4.8
16 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.6)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

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(5.0)

Great vehicle

by Happy from Monticello, KY on November 11, 2018

I love how it drives. Easy to handle for a large SUV. Smooth drive. Lots of room for entire family. Great gas mileage for large vehicle. Read full review

(5.0)

Very nice used vehicle

by Matthew from Calhan Colorado on October 6, 2018

Plenty of room for the family and helps all the needs for the family. Great car for a great price. Would definitely recommend to family and friends. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2014 GMC Yukon XL currently has 2 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2014 GMC Yukon XL SLE

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

Overall
5 Star
Overall Front
5 Star
Overall Side
5 Star
Overall Rollover Rating
3 Star
Driver's
5 Star
Passenger's
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.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by GMC

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 100,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    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)

  • Powertrain

    6 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    172-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

  • View All CPO Program 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 XL received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

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