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1997 GMC Yukon

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1997 SL 2dr 4x2
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Price:   -  From $23,571
1997 SL 2dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $26,221
1997 SLE 4dr 4x2 Price:   -  From $28,949
1997 SLE 4dr 4x4 Price:   -  From $31,549


Nothing can haul people, move stuff, pull trailers and go anywhere like a full-size sport-utility vehicle. That term was once synonymous with--and limited to--the Suburban. You know the Suburban. Sold by GMC and Chevrolet, it's been around since 1946, and it's still the king when it comes to hauling capacity. But it is no longer alone; there are other choices now. Four of those choices come from the same dealerships that sell the Suburban. The nearly identical GMC Yukon and Chevrolet Tahoe are essentially short versions of the Suburban; each of them is available as either a two- or four-door model. The two-door Yukon measures 188 inches from stem to stern. The four-door is nearly a foot longer, while the Suburban adds another 32 inches. GMC says the Yukon is the sport-utility of choice for people who want to comfortably dominate the roads they travel. There's certainly some truth to that. The Yukon can do most of what a Suburban can do, yet it's easier to park and ease into a garage. This year those choices were expanded even further by Ford's new Expedition, which is four-door only. The Expedition is an extraordinarily good sport-utility, but the GMC and Chevrolet trucks stand up well to this challenge.

Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
5.7L V-8 / 255 HP / 330 ft.lbs.
4-spd auto w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
15 / 19 / 17 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
5 / 6
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
5.7L V-8 / 255 HP / 330 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
15 / 19 / 17 Mpg
Front Disc/rear Drum
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Spare Tire And Wheel
Full-size Steel / Full-size
Fuel Tank
30.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
99.4 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
188.0 "
Exterior Width
77.1 "
Exterior Height
71.4 "
Front Headroom
39.9 "
Rear Headroom
37.8 "
Front Legroom
41.9 "
Rear Legroom
36.4 "
Front Shoulder Room
65.4 "
Rear Shoulder Room
66.0 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
4,816 Lbs.
Wheel Base
112 "
Turning Radius
19.0 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
2 Doors
15.0 " Painted Styled Steel
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Manual / Dual Manual Convex Spotter / Dual Power Remote
Front Chrome With Chrome Insert / Front Chrome With Chrome Insert, 2 Front Tow Hook(s) / Front Black With Chrome Insert
Grille Moldings
Colored / Chrome
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
5 / 6
Seat Trim
Vinyl / Premium Cloth / Leather
Front Seat Type
Bucket / 60-40 Split-bench
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
4-way / 8-way (4-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
Front Armrests
4-way / 8-way (4-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
Full Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Am/fm Stereo, Clock, Seek-scan / Am/fm Stereo, Seek-scan / Clock
4 / 6 Performance
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Sport / Tilt Sport
Climate Control
Cruise Control
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Tinted Windows
Light / Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Passenger / Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
3 / 2
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Security Systems
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
Roadside Assistance Months
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
72 Months / 100,000 Miles
Accessories Months
96 Months / 80,000 Miles

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