• (4.9) 10 reviews
  • MSRP: $51,015$71,025
  • Body Style: Sport Utility
  • Combined MPG: 17-19
  • Engine: 420-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: 4x2
  • Seats: 7-9
2016 GMC Yukon XL

Our Take on the 2016 GMC Yukon XL

Our Take

Where the regular Yukon is a twin to the full-size Chevrolet Tahoe, 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.Wheelbase is 14 inches longer than Yukon’sOverall length is 20.4 i... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Numb brake-pedal feel
  • Interior design too similar to Chevrolet siblings
  • Some dashboard buttons could be larger

Notable Features

  • Seats up to nine people
  • Regular- and extended-length (XL) versions
  • 420-hp V-8 engine in Denali model
  • OnStar with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hot spot
  • Automatic braking safety feature available


Consumer Reviews


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Best large SUV made

by The King from Ohio on July 20, 2017

The GMC Yukon and the Yukon XL are multitasking machines. They offer seating for up to nine, a maximum tow rating of 8100 pounds, and optional four-wheel drive. The 2016 GMC Yukon XL is offered with t... Read Full Review

6 Trim Levels Available

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Great news! There are currently no known recalls on 2016 GMC Yukon XL.

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $1,400 per year.

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