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2016 GMC Yukon XL

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2016 SLE 4x2
most popular
Price:   -  From $51,015
2016 SLE 4x4 Price:   -  From $54,015
2016 SLT 4x2 Price:   -  From $59,700
2016 SLT 4x4 Price:   -  From $62,700
2016 Denali 4x2 Price:   -  From $68,025
2016 Denali 4x4 Price:   -  From $71,025


One of the largest SUVs money can buy, the Yukon XL appeals to drivers who want a cavernous interior and truck-like capability. In addition to those signature virtues, you get an abundance of comfort and safety features, prestigious looks, and the sheer satisfaction of commanding a three-ton vehicle.

What's New for 2016

Lane keeping assist and automatic high beams are available for this first time.

GMC Yukon XL

Choosing Your GMC Yukon XL

Most Yukon XLs are powered by a 5.3-liter V8 engine that generates 355 horsepower. The line-topping Denali get its own 6.2-liter V8 with 420 horsepower. Both engines use a six-speed automatic transmission and can be paired with four-wheel drive. Low-range gearing is standard on the 4WD Denali and optional on the other trims. Towing capacity reaches 8,500 pounds, thanks in part to a standard locking rear differential.

Up to nine adults and their luggage can fit comfortably in the Yukon XL, and the third row folds neatly into the floor when not in use. With all seats folded, you're looking at 121 cubic feet of cargo space, which puts the XL firmly in the largest category of SUV.

Like other GMC models, the Yukon XL is offered in three trim levels:

GMC Yukon XL


Comes fully equipped with premium cloth upholstery, power front seats, tri-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, automatic wipers, and remote start. You also get a premium Bose nine-speaker sound system and GMC's IntelliLink infotainment interface. The available Driver Alert package adds lane departure warning, forward collision alert, and a vibrating safety alert built into the driver seat. There's also a Convenience package with an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals, and a hands-free power liftgate. A front bench seat is optional on this trim level only.

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Builds on the SLE with extra safety features like rear cross-traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, lane keeping assist, and automatic high beams. You also get a leather interior with heated and ventilated front seats, driver memory, heated second-row seats, a heated steering wheel, and ambient lighting. Both the second the third rows fold at the touch of a button. The Sun, Entertainment and Destination package throws in a sunroof, navigation, and a rear entertainment system. Individual options include second-row captain's chairs, adaptive cruise control, and an upgraded alarm system.

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Gets the 6.2-liter engine and an adaptive magnetic suspension, plus a unique grille, 20-inch wheels, a trailer-brake controller, and xenon headlamps. The interior receives a digital instrument panel, a 10-speaker Bose surround-sound system, active noise cancellation, and second-row captain's chairs. Navigation is also standard. The Denali's Touring package comes with a head-up display, chrome wheels, a sunroof, and a rear entertainment system. Standalone options include power-retractable entry steps and 22-inch wheels.

CarsDirect Tip

Of the three trim levels, the SLT scores highest on features for the money. It provides a perfectly luxurious passenger environment while staying well below the price territory of premium-branded competitors.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
5.3L V-8 / 355 HP / 383 ft.lbs.
6-spd sequential shift control auto w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
16 / 23 / 19 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
8 / 9
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
5.3L V-8 / 355 HP / 383 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
16 / 23 / 19 Mpg
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Short And Long Arm
Rear Suspension
Rigid Axle Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Full-size Steel
Fuel Tank
31.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
121.7 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
224.4 "
Exterior Width
80.5 "
Exterior Height
74.4 "
Front Headroom
42.8 "
Rear Headroom
39.1 "
Front Legroom
45.3 "
Rear Legroom
39.7 "
Front Shoulder Room
64.8 "
Rear Shoulder Room
65.1 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
5,610 Lbs.
Wheel Base
130 "
Turning Radius
21.5 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
18.0 " Machined Aluminum / 20.0 " Polished Aluminum / 22.0 " Chrome Aluminum / 22.0 " Steel / 22.0 " Machined Aluminum / 22.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum / 22.0 " Silver W/painted Accents Aluminum / 22.0 " Silver Aluminum / 22.0 " Black Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated, Convex Spotter Driver
Body-colored / Front Body-colored With 2 Front Tow Hook(s) / Black
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Surround / Chrome
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel / Stainless Steel With Polished Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
8 / 9
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
Bucket / 40-20-40 Split-bench
Heated Front Seats
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(4-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Rear Seats
60-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Intellilink Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Clock, Seek-scan / Clock / Intellilink Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
9 Bose
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
5 / 4
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
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Forward Collision Alert Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Keep Assist Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Intellibeam Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Rear Park Assist Front And Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Pass-key Iii
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Major Components Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
12 Months / 12,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
72 Months / 100,000 Miles
Accessories Months

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