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2020 GMC Yukon

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2020 SLE 4x2
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Price:   -  From $50,600
2020 XL SLE 4x2 Price:   -  From $53,400
2020 SLE 4x4 Price:   -  From $53,600
2020 SLT Standard Edition 4x2 Price:   -  From $54,800
2020 XL SLE 4x4 Price:   -  From $56,400
2020 XL SLT Standard Edition 4x2 Price:   -  From $57,600
2020 SLT 4x2 Price:   -  From $57,800
2020 SLT Standard Edition 4x4 Price:   -  From $57,800
2020 XL SLT 4x2 Price:   -  From $60,500
2020 XL SLT Standard Edition 4x4 Price:   -  From $60,600
2020 SLT 4x4 Price:   -  From $60,800
2020 XL SLT 4x4 Price:   -  From $63,500
2020 Denali 4x2 Price:   -  From $67,700
2020 XL Denali 4x2 Price:   -  From $70,500
2020 Denali 4x4 Price:   -  From $70,700
2020 XL Denali 4x4 Price:   -  From $73,500


What's New

This is the last hurrah for the current-generation GMC Yukon and Yukon XL. As such, the 2020 GMC Yukon is carried over. This full-size, body-on-frame SUV is known for generous passenger and storage space, as well as excellent towing capability.

Choosing Your GMC Yukon

The GMC Yukon is offered in four trims: SLE, SLT Standard Edition, SLT, and Denali. Pricing starts at $51,895 including destination for the SLE and rises to $68,995 for the Denali.

Each is also offered as an extended-wheelbase Yukon XL for an additional $2,800 across the range. The XL has nearly two additional feet between the front and rear wheels.

Engine Choices

GMC equips the Yukon with one of two V8 engines. Most models are governed by a 5.3-liter V8, while a 6.2-liter V8 is standard on the Denali and optional on the SLT for an extra $6,190.

Engine TypeHorsepowerTorqueMax TowingFuel Economy (Combined)
5.3L V8355 hp 383 lb-ft8,500 lbs18 mpg
6.2L V8420 hp460 lb-ft8,400 lbs17 mpg

The standard engine works with a six-speed automatic transmission, while the larger motor is teamed with a 10-speed automatic. Rear-wheel drive is standard on all trims, while four-wheel drive is a $3,000 upgrade.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The two Yukons are designed for maximizing passenger-carrying space. Most models have an eight-passenger capacity with front bucket seats and a second and third row bench. A first row bench is available to increase capacity to nine on the SLE (it also takes $250 off the price), while second row bucket seats are standard on the Denali and available for $795 on the SLT to bring the number down to seven.

Cargo volume measures 15.3 cubic feet behind the third row in the Yukon. This expands to 51.7 cubic feet behind the second row and 94.7 cubic feet behind the first. In the Yukon XL, there's 39.3 cubic feet of standard cargo capacity. This climbs to 76.7 cubic feet behind the second row and 121.7 cubic feet behind the first row.

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Safety Features

The GMC Yukon offers standard front and rear parking sensors, OnStar and GMC connected services, and Teen Driver behavior management.

Standard active safety features are lacking on the base SLE model. The $545 Enhanced Driver Alert Package is required to equip the Yukon with automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane keeping assist, and lane departure warning. These features become standard at the SLT Standard Edition.

The SLT trim adds blind-spot monitoring and lane change alert, while adaptive cruise control is a $895 standalone option here and on the Denali.


GMC equips its Yukon models with an 8-inch touchscreen display, a nine-speaker Bose audio system, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, seven USB ports, wi-fi hotspot capability, and OnStar.

The Denali adds standard navigation, wireless charging, and a head-up display. Navigation is a $495 standalone option on the SLT Standard Edition and SLT trims.

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SLE - From $51,895

The Yukon SLE comes reasonably well equipped. This model has cloth seats, three-zone climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, keyless entry, and remote start.

A $730 Convenience Package is a smart upgrade option, as it supplies features such as a power liftgate and power-adjustable pedals. The Heavy-Duty Trailering Package ($580) is a must for any owner needing full towing capabilities. On four-wheel-drive models, the package includes a two-speed transfer case.

SLT Standard Edition - From $56,095

The GMC Yukon SLT Standard Edition adds many of the features you’d expect with this model. These include a power-programmable liftgate, a manual tilt-and-telescopic steering column, power-adjustable pedals, heated front seats, and leather seats.

Shoppers wanting such features as navigation, a power sunroof, and the available rear-seat entertainment system, would do well to consider the Open Road Package ($3,340).

SLT - From $59,095

The SLT trim includes many premium features for the price. Building on the previous trim, this one brings keyless entry and push-button start, ventilated front seats, a heated and power-operated steering wheel, perforated leather seating surfaces, heated second-row seats, power-folding second- and third-row benches, and a hands-free liftgate.

Certain Denali features are available through a Premium Edition Package ($3,920). These include 22-inch chrome wheels, a chrome grille insert, bright bodyside moldings, and a polished exhaust tip.

Denali - From $68,995

Offering the full expression of all things Yukon is the Denali. Among the features unique to this model include standard second-row bucket seats, HID headlamps, magnetic ride control, ash wood trim accents, and an integrated trailer brake controller.

GMC does offer upgrades, including the Denali Premium Package ($5,360). This one includes power-retractable side steps, four-wheel antilock disc brakes, and a power sunroof.

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The 2020 GMC Yukon XL represents a modest price increase over the standard model, delivering extra interior room, especially storage capacity. Importantly, the fuel economy is the same with both models.

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Expert Review

  • Potent V8 engine choices
  • Excellent towing capacity
  • Denali offers a very upscale option
  • Truck-like handling
  • 2nd row feels surprisingly cramped
  • 3rd row falls short on space
Expert Rating
3 (Good)

Our expert ratings are based on seven comprehensive criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value.

You can interpret our ratings in the following way:

: Outstanding vehicle. Only the most exceptional vehicles achieve this rating.

: Very Good vehicle. Very good and close to being the best vehicle in its class.

: Good vehicle. Decent, but not quite the best. Often affordable, but lacking key features found in vehicles of the same class.

: Below average vehicle. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.

: Poor vehicle. Simply does not deserve to be on the road.

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Automotive Editor

Haulin’ in style. The GMC Yukon is a hulking SUV, but its sleek lines and slightly sportier design than its Chevrolet and Cadillac siblings give it a sharper and cleaner look. The 2020 GMC Yukon is more than just a good-looking SUV, as it also boasts all the power and technology to meet most buyers’ needs while also packing loads of luxury in its higher trims.

Though it ticks a lot of boxes, is it really what the people need in this new world of compact, easy-to-drive crossovers? Keep reading to find out.

Potent powertrain options. While crossovers and some full-size SUVs, like the new Ford Expedition, have replaced V8 power with smaller-displacement turbocharged engines, the GMC Yukon snubs this downsizing with a pair of potent eight-cylinder beasts.

The standard Yukon comes with a 5.3-liter V8 that cranks out 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. While this falls short of the Expedition’s 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V6 that pumps out 375 hp and 470 lb-ft of torque, the natural-feeling torque curve of the ol’ V8 engine is something you can't replace with turbochargers.

The Yukon gets one up on the Expedition, even the 400-hp Expedition Platinum, with its optional 6.2-liter V8 that produces 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque.

The Yukon’s key crossover rival, the Chevrolet Traverse, can’t come close to either engine with its standard 310-hp V6 and optional 257-hp turbocharged four-cylinder.

These engines and the Yukon’s rugged construction lead to an excellent towing capability of up to 8,500 pounds with two-wheel drive. Though it falls 800 pounds short of the Expedition’s max towing, the Yukon’s naturally aspirated V8 engine’s smooth torque curve makes managing a loaded trailer more comfortable.

As for its competition from the crossover side, the Traverse’s 5,000-pound towing capacity is respectable for its car-based platform, but it’s no threat to the Yukon.

Luxurious, especially in the Denali trim. The GMC Yukon’s relationship to the Cadillac Escalade is clear in its craftsmanship and build quality. Even in its lower trim levels, the Yukon boasts comfortable cloth seating, gobs of soft-touch materials, and more. Moving into the mid-range SLT trim, it treats buyers to standard leather and other premium features.

Move into the Denali trim, and the Yukon suddenly becomes a value proposition for Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln Navigator shoppers with its upscale leather upholstery, faux wood trim, heated and ventilated seats, and more.

Shoppers who prefer the base SLE trim won't roll home with a stripped-down SUV either. This rig comes standard with plenty of goodies, including an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, 4G LTE wi-fi, a Bose audio system, rain-sensing windshield wipers, and tri-zone climate control.

The Yukon’s smartphone integration puts it head and shoulders above the competition, as the Expedition requires an upgrade to the XLT trim to get these useful features, and the Nissan Armada leaves them off altogether.

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Surprisingly limited in practical space. As a large SUV, buyers may expect the Yukon to swallow passengers and cargo with the best of them. While its 95 cubic feet of cargo room with the seats folded (121 cubic feet in the XL model) are right in line with the Traverse, Armada, and Expedition, its high load floor makes loading cargo a task.

Also, with its third row upright, the standard Yukon can handle just 15.3 cubes of cargo, which falls 1.2 cubic feet short of the Armada, 4.7 cubes short of the Traverse, and 5.6 cubes short of the Expedition.

Opting for the longer XL model will boost the cargo room to 39.3 cubic feet behind the third row, but that comes at a high cost and with a huge footprint.

Passengers may also feel the squeeze in the second row. These second-row seats are comfortable whether you choose the bench of captain’s chairs, but the high floor limits leg room, which is 2.5 inches tighter than in the Expedition.

The third row is for emergencies only (or a passenger you feel like torturing) with just 24.8 inches of leg room, which is 3.5 inches tighter than the Armada, 8.7 inches short of the Traverse, and a whopping 16.1 inches shy of the roomy Expedition.

Final thoughts. Buyers seeking a sportier-looking crossover with plenty of premium goodies in every trim level will find that and more in the 2020 GMC Yukon. This SUV is the perfect blend of truck, crossover, and van, giving buyers a balance of everything they need.

On the downside, it's a beast to handle at 203.9 inches long and at least 5,379 pounds. Shoppers who find the Yukon’s bulky, truck-like feel too much for them may appreciate a crossover like the GMC Terrain. Yes, this three-row crossover is 0.4 inches longer than the Yukon, but its car-based chassis makes it easier to manage.

It packs plenty of power from its V8 engines, but buyers who look at horsepower as a determining factor or who need to squeeze every drop of towing capacity from their vehicle may find the Expedition a better dance partner.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
5.3L V-8 / 355 HP / 383 ft.lbs.
6-spd Driver Shift Control w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
15 / 22 / 18 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
15 / 22 / 18 Mpg
4-wheel Disc / Duralife 4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Short And Long Arm
Rear Suspension
Rigid Axle Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Full-size Steel
Fuel Tank
26.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
94.7 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
203.9 "
Exterior Width
80.5 "
Exterior Height
74.4 "
Front Headroom
42.8 "
Rear Headroom
38.7 "
Front Legroom
45.3 "
Rear Legroom
39.0 "
Front Shoulder Room
64.8 "
Rear Shoulder Room
65.1 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
5,379 Lbs.
Wheel Base
116 "
Turning Radius
19.5 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
18.0 " Machined Aluminum / 20.0 " Polished Aluminum / 22.0 " Chrome Aluminum / 22.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum / 22.0 " Machined Aluminum / 22.0 " Black Aluminum / 22.0 " Silver Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated, Convex Spotter Driver
Body-colored / Black / Front Body-colored With 2 Front Tow Hook(s)
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
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
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 Warning / Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Intellibeam Auto High-beam
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Front And 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 / Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
60 Months / 60,000 Miles
Corrosion Perforation
72 Months / 100,000 Miles
Accessories Months

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