2018 GMC Yukon XL

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$51,800

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2018 GMC Yukon XL
2018 GMC Yukon XL

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Safety alert driver's seat available
  • Quiet cabin
  • Spacious interior
  • Easier-than-expected maneuverability

The bad:

  • 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

4 trims

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Wondering which trim is right for you?

Our 2018 GMC Yukon XL trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • 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

2018 GMC Yukon XL review: Our expert's take


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.

Yukon XL

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.

What’s Special

  • 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

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.9
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

I love this Yukon Denali

Tons of power. Tons of room. And just a beautiful ride thank you guys. I really like the pearl white paint job. And I put the 22s on it just pops

5.0

Safest Vehicle I've Owned

I bought a 2016 Yukon XL and after just a few weeks, a vehicle ran a stop sign and totaled the vehicle. However, the vehicle was so sturdy that even though it was a huge crash, I was not injured more than bruises. I replaced it with a 2018 Yukon XL because I know it is reliable and safe.

4.6

SAFETY. West Texas HWY speeds 80 mph +.

Have grandchildren with sporting equipment. I have a heavy boat and a steep slippery boat ramp. Family weekends and vacations need grandpa and his Yukon XL. Little ones watch movies on long trips. They are very quiet when occupied. Had suburbans from 1985 until Yukon XLs beginning 2001.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by GMC
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
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