Key specs of the base trim
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- Safety alert driver's seat available
- Quiet cabin
- Spacious interior
- Easier-than-expected maneuverability
- Trucklike ride with body roll in corners
- Small cargo space behind third row (regular-length Yukon)
- Interior design too similar to Chevrolet siblings
- Some dashboard buttons could be larger
New grille, 10-speed automatic transmission for Denali models
Low-speed automatic emergency braking available
Android Auto and Apple CarPlay standard
OnStar 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hot spot standard
Full-size SUV available in two lengths
Seats up to nine
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What it is: The Yukon is a full-size, truck-based SUV that can seat up to nine people in certain configurations. The Yukon shares its platform with the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, and it comes in two sizes: regular and XL, the latter being GMC's version of the Suburban
Both the Yukon and the Yukon XL are available with rear- or four-wheel drive, and competitors include the Ford Expedition, Nissan Armada and Toyota Sequoia.
Denali models get a new chrome grille, plus a 10-speed automatic transmission that replaces an eight-speed automatic.
Whereas the regular Yukon is a twin to the Chevrolet Tahoe full-size SUV, 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 but offers more cargo room.
- Wheelbase is 14 inches longer than Yukon's
- Overall length is 20.4 inches longer
- Maximum cargo volume is 26.4 cubic feet greater, at 121.1 cubic feet
What's not to love?
Traded in my over-priced Chrysler Pacifica lemon for my Denali. Huge difference in performance and comfort. Love it! Wished I had dumped the Chrysler sooner. Read full review
This vehicle is perfect for my family. Large interior, rides well, and sharp exterior appearance. I was looking for a SUV and my Yukon xl Denali checked every box. Read full review
The 2018 GMC Yukon XL currently has 0 recalls
Crash and Rollover Test RatingsThe 2018 GMC Yukon XL has not been tested.
New Car Program Benefits
36 months / 36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
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)
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer Certification Required