2014 GMC Yukon XL

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Key Specs

of the 2014 GMC Yukon XL. Base trim shown.

  • Body Type:
    Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG:
    14-17 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    320-hp, 5.3-liter V-8 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    4x2
  • Seating:
    7-9 Seats
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

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

Notable Features of 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

2014 GMC Yukon XL Overview

By Cars.com Editors
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

 


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Consumer Reviews

Exterior Styling
(4.6)
Performance
(4.6)
Interior Design
(4.5)
Comfort
(4.7)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

What Drivers Are Saying

(5.0)

All 8 of is and still plenty of room

by Thom from Louisville KY on August 24, 2018

This Yukon XL is everything, anytime, anywhere... plenty of power when loaded and fuel efficiency with 4 cylinder operation when possible. Oh and LUXURIOUS!!! I also own a Suburban but it is not as ... Read full review

(5.0)

Great car

by Ehayes from Ohio on July 30, 2018

Driven this car since 2015, got it with 30k miles. Have completed all scheduled maintenance to be proactive, no issues whatsoever with reliability. Only issue is that the rear passenger door handle ... Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2014 GMC Yukon XL currently has 2 recalls

NHTSA 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.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    60 months / 100,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    60 months / 100,000 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 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.

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