The 2019 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL are full-size SUVs. The difference between the two has everything to do with the wheelbase, which adds 14 inches on the XL. That extension benefits third-row leg room and cargo space.
GMC offers four trim: SLE, SLT Standard, SLT, and Denali. Most models have a 5.3-liter V8 engine with a six-speed automatic transmission. The Denali models come with a 6.2-liter V8 engine and a new 10-speed automatic transmission.
Standard features include fog lights, 18-inch wheels, power-controlled and heated side mirrors, a luggage rack, a tilt steering wheel, cloth seats, three-zone climate control, a nine-speaker audio system, OnStar, and a Wi-Fi hotspot.
Our chosen SLT Standard Edition adds such features as a power liftgate, a manual tilt and telescopic steering column, leather-appointed heated front seats, and additional driver-assist safety features. Here’s how we’d build our best value Yukon:
- Model: 2019 GMC Yukon SLT Standard Edition
- Engine: 5.3-liter V8 engine
- Output: 355 hp / 383 lb-ft
- Transmission:Six-speed automatic
- Drivetrain: Rear-wheel drive
- MPG:15 City / 22 Hwy
- Options: Heavy-Duty Trailering Package ($580, suspension package, integrated brake controller, 3.42 rear axle ratio), Open Road Package ($3,430, audio system with navigation, rear seat entertainment system with Blu-Ray playback, a power sunroof, satellite radio, NavTraffic service)
- Base Price:$55,995 (including a $1,295 destination charge)
- Best Value Price:$60,005