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2022 GMC Yukon

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3.4 (Good)

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2022 SLE 4x2
most popular
Price:   -  From $54,000
2022 XL SLE 4x2 Price:   -  From $56,700
2022 SLE 4x4 Price:   -  From $57,000
2022 XL SLE 4x4 Price:   -  From $59,700
2022 SLT 4x2 Price:   -  From $60,700
2022 XL SLT 4x2 Price:   -  From $63,400
2022 SLT 4x4 Price:   -  From $63,700
2022 XL SLT 4x4 Price:   -  From $66,400
2022 AT4 4x4 Price:   -  From $68,500
2022 XL AT4 4x4 Price:   -  From $71,200
2022 Denali 4x2 Price:   -  From $72,100
2022 XL Denali 4x2 Price:   -  From $74,800
2022 Denali 4x4 Price:   -  From $75,100
2022 XL Denali 4x4 Price:   -  From $77,800

Overview

What's New

The 2022 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL receive an updated infotainment system, expanded availability of the 6.2-liter V8 engine on the AT4 trims, and a standard 12-inch digital gauge cluster.

Choosing Your GMC Yukon

There are four trims available with either Yukon or Yukon XL, SLE, SLT, AT4, and Denali.

Base prices range from $53,795 to $71,695 for the Yukon while the Yukon XL adds $2,700 to each trim.

Engine Choices

The Yukon and Yukon XL feature three different engines. The 5.3-liter V8 is standard and generates 255 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque while a 6.2-liter V8 is newly available on the AT4 ($2,490) and standard on the Denali. It generates 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.

A 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder turbodiesel is offered on all trims (except for the AT4) for about $900 depending on configuration, and it puts out 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque at 1,500 rpm. All engines are mated to a ten-speed automatic transmission that routes power to the mechanical limited-slip rear axle or through an automatic four-wheel-drive system for $3,000.

Fuel economy ratings are the same for the Yukon and Yukon XL and range from an EPA-estimated 17 miles per gallon combined for the 2WD 5.3-liter configuration to 16 mpg combined when equipped with the 6.2-liter (which requires premium fuel to achieve its peak power ratings). While that number may not seem significantly different, the 6.2-liter will cost an extra $850 annually in fuel costs.

The turbodiesel is the shining star as it achieves 23 mpg combined in 2WD form (22 mpg in 4WD guise) and its fuel savings will pay for itself (over the 5.3-liter) in less than two years.

The Yukon has a maximum towing capacity of 8,400 pounds which is achieved with the least powerful engine. When equipped with the 6.2-liter engine and 4WD, the maximum towing rating is 8,000 pounds.

Stacked against its most obvious competitor, the Ford Expedition, the GMC is not nearly as fuel-efficient and it can’t match the Ford’s maximum towing rating.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The Yukon and Yukon XL offer seating for up to nine passengers when equipped with the front row bench seat offered on the base trim, eight passengers when equipped with front bucket seats, or seven passengers when equipped with the second-row bucket seats.

The standard-length Yukon stretches to 210 inches - nearly identical to the Expedition and five inches longer than the Toyota Sequoia - and rides on a 120.9-inch wheelbase. Those generous exterior dimensions expectedly yield generous interior space. The second-row passengers are offered 42 inches of legroom and those riding in the third row see 34.9 inches. Cargo room measures 25.5 cubic feet behind the third row, 72.6 cubic feet behind the second row, and 112.9 cubic feet with both rows folded.

The Yukon XL adds 15 inches in length (225.2) and about 13 inches between the axles (134.1) which translates to more third-row legroom (36.7 inches) and more cargo space (41.5/ 93.8/ 144.7 cubic feet). Only a minivan will provide as much cabin space.

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Safety Features

The Yukon twins are equipped with a basic level of active safety features such as automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, front and rear parking sensors (with limited availability due to parts shortages), lane-keep assist, following distance indicator, automatic high beams, rain-sensing wipers, and a new Buckle to Drive program that can prevent shifting out of park until the driver buckles their seat belt.

Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert are available on the SLE for $495 through the GMC Pro Safety Plus Package which is standard on the SLT and above trims. The SLT trim offers a surround-view camera system and rear pedestrian detection through the SLT Luxury Package or through the Technology Package of the AT4.

The Denali includes those features as standard and uniquely offers adaptive cruise control, enhanced automatic emergency braking, reverse automatic braking (new for 2022 but with limited availability), and a rear camera mirror with the $1,880 Advanced Technology Package.

The Yukon has not yet been rated by IIHS and has received four stars for its crashworthiness from NHTSA.

Connectivity

A 10.2-inch touchscreen display with an updated infotainment system is standard across the line-up and features Google Built-in, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, SiriusXM with 360L, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and On-Star connectivity.

There are six USB ports (two per row) onboard and two 120V power outlets while the SLT gains wireless charging. The SLT also gets a nine-speaker Bose sound system which is upgraded further on the Denali trim to a Bose 14-speaker CenterPoint audio system.

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2022 GMC Yukon SLE - MSRP From $53,795

The SLE is equipped with LED headlights, fog lights, and taillights, 18-inch wheels, silver roof rails, heated mirrors, running boards, remote engine start, and proximity entry.

Inside the base Yukon are cloth seats with eight-way power-adjustability for the driver and six-way for the passenger, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a newly standard 12-inch digital gauge cluster, tri-zone automatic climate control, and a one-touch auto-up/down driver’s window. Trims with the diesel engine also receive an auxiliary heating system.

2022 GMC Yukon SLT - MSRP From $60,595

The SLT dresses up the exterior with bright chrome grille bars, lower door trim, roof rails, and door handle inserts, and 20-inch polished wheels. Additional features such as leather seating with heated and ventilated front seats and a hands-free power tailgate are also included.

The mid-level trim offers the SLT Luxury Package for $2,030 that includes driver’s position memory with a power tilt and telescoping steering wheel, power-folding mirrors with auto-dimming for the driver’s side and integrated turn signals, power-folding second-row and third-row seats, heated second-row seats, and a heated steering wheel (with limited availability).

The SLT Premium Package can be ordered instead for $3,530 and further adds a panoramic sunroof.

2022 GMC Yukon AT4 - MSRP From $68,295

The AT4 trim is the off-road-oriented trim of the Yukon as noted by its revised front bumper with a greater approach angle, front skid plate, red recovery hooks, all-terrain tires, and magnetic ride control dampers.

Feature-wise, it builds off of the SLT and includes most of the convenience features of the SLT Luxury Package, and offers a 15-inch head-up display as part of the $1,150 Technology Package.

The $6,390 AT4 Premium Package includes the Technology Package, a panoramic sunroof, power-retractable running boards, and a rear seat media system while the $8,650 AT4 Premium Plus Package furthers that equipment list with adaptive air suspension and an electronic limited-slip rear differential, which can be had separately by selecting the check box for Premium Capability Package with active Response 4WD ($1,795).

2022 GMC Yukon Denali - MSRP From $71,695

The Denali returns to the bright exterior of the SLT and adds dual twin polished stainless steel exhaust outlets and a head-up display (in addition to the previously mentioned safety and audio upgrades).

It uniquely offers the Denali Premium Package for $7,100 that includes the safety features from the Advanced Technology Package, a panoramic sunroof, power-retractable illuminated running boards, and 22-inch wheels or the $11,355 Denali Ultimate Package that also includes a rear seat media system, the Max Trailering Package, adaptive air suspension, and an electronic limited-slip rear differential.

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The Yukon is built for those who require the heavy-hauling capabilities that only a vehicle of its size can provide and the SLT with the SLT Premium Package equip the Yukon with plenty of luxurious goodies to handle those jobs in comfort and style.

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Expert Review

Pros
  • Seriously spacious
  • High-end Denali trim
  • Up to 144.7 cu. ft. of cargo space
  • Rugged AT4 trim
  • Striking look

Cons
  • Won’t fit everywhere
  • More expensive than a Tahoe
  • Guzzles fuel
  • Hope you like chrome
Expert Rating
3.4 (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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A serious family hauler. Few SUVs offer the same amount of space as the 2022 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL. Fully redesigned last year, the Yukon lineup arrived as even better SUVs than before. For consumers that aren’t interested in minivans, the Yukon and Yukon XL are more stylish and capable people carriers.

Thanks to the Yukon’s boxy design, the SUV offers spacious seating for up to eight people across three rows of seats. Even in the large SUV segment, having spacious accommodations in all three rows of seats isn’t a given. The regular Yukon offers 34.9 inches of rear legroom, while the Yukon XL has 36.7 inches. Both are impressive for the large SUV class and ensure adults will be comfortable in the third row.

The redesign also saw the Yukon and Yukon XL get an impressive amount of cargo space. The standard Yukon offers 25.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the rear seats, 72.6 cubic feet behind the second row, and a total of 122.9 cubic feet. For even more cargo capacity, the Yukon XL offers more cargo space in every area and a total of 144.7 cubic feet of space. These figures make the Yukon XL one of the most spacious SUVs on the market.

Fancy Denali trim. Like GMC’s pickup trucks, the Yukon has the same interior design and materials as the more affordable Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban. Where the SUVs differ is in the Yukon’s available Denali trim.

The Denali trim features a unique interior design compared to the other trims. While the center console layout looks the same, the dashboard and the way the infotainment screen is integrated into it result in a more high-end look. Nicer materials, like wood and metallic trim, a hand-stitched leather interior, and a power-sliding center console, help the Denali give SUVs like the Cadillac Escalade and the Lincoln Navigator some serious competition.

Regardless of trim, the Yukon looks like it’s ready for a gala. The SUV has a bold, yet upscale design that’s not as polarizing as the Tahoe’s look. Still, with its enormous grille, C-shaped running lights, boxy design, and available quad exhaust outlets, the Yukon makes a good first impression.

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Tried and true powertrains. The Yukon continues to be available with three engines. Two are burly V8s, while the other is a punchy turbodiesel. Regardless of the engine, the Yukon feels like it's ready to get some work done or go on a long trip.

The standard engine in the Yukon is a 5.3-liter V8 engine that makes 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. A 6.2-liter V8 engine is available that brings 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. For shoppers attempting to be frugal, there’s an available turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel six-cylinder engine. It produces 277 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. Regardless of the engine, the Yukon comes with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

Thanks to its burly engine, the Yukon can tow up to 8,400 pounds. The longer Yukon XL loses 100 pounds of the capacity compared to the regular SUV. Even with that kind of weight behind the SUV, it always feels up to the task and never struggles to get down the road. The 10-speed transmission also manages to always find the right gear despite having so many to choose from.

Mixed tech features. For 2022, the Yukon now comes with more standard tech features than before, but some things are optional and the SUV’s list of standard safety features is disappointing. Every Yukon comes with a 10.2-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a Wi-Fi hot spot, six USB ports, and, new for 2022, a 12-inch digital gauge display.

While the Yukon has an impressive list of tech features, the SUV doesn’t come with a lot when it comes to safety. Pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, a rear-seat reminder, and parking sensors are standard. Blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning, lane-keeping assist, and rear cross-traffic alert are optional. Unfortunately, adaptive cruise control is only available on the Denali trim as an option. It seems like GMC put safety second on the Yukon’s priority list.

Final thoughts. As long as you’re used to driving something as large as the 2022 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL and can afford the fuel, these are some of the roomiest vehicles on the market. With a copious amount of cargo space, comfortable seating for up to eight, a standout design, powerful engines, and impressive tech features, the Yukon feels like an old-school SUV with modern touches.

With similar tech features, engines, and interior space, most consumers will be better served by the Chevrolet Tahoe, which costs less than the Yukon. For a more premium experience, there’s the Jeep Wagoneer. It feels like a true luxury SUV, has a spacious cabin, and features impressive off-roading capability.

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Specs & Features

Highlights
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 5.3L V-8 / 355 HP / 383 ft.lbs.
Available: 3.0L I-6 / 277 HP / 460 ft.lbs.
Transmission
10-spd Driver Shift Control w/OD
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
15 / 20 / 17 Mpg
Passenger Capacity
8 / 9
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
36 Months / 36,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
Standard: 5.3L V-8 / 355 HP / 383 ft.lbs.
Available: 3.0L I-6 / 277 HP / 460 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Rear-wheel
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
15 / 20 / 17 Mpg
Brakes
Duralife 4-wheel Disc / Brembo 4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Short And Long Arm
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Full-size Steel
Fuel Tank
24.0 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Regular Unleaded / Diesel
Average Cost To Fill Tank
$92
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
122.9 Cu.ft.
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
210.0 "
Exterior Width
81.0 "
Exterior Height
76.5 "
Front Headroom
42.3 "
Rear Headroom
38.9 "
Front Legroom
44.5 "
Rear Legroom
42.0 "
Front Shoulder Room
66.0 "
Rear Shoulder Room
64.8 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
5,490 Lbs. / 5,734 Lbs.
Wheel Base
121 "
Turning Radius
19.0 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
Wheels
18.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum / 20.0 " Polished Aluminum / 22.0 " Machined W/painted Accents Aluminum / 22.0 " Black Aluminum / 22.0 " Chrome Aluminum
Paint
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Bumpers
Front Body-colored With Chrome Insert
Grille Moldings
Black W/chrome Surround
Rear Spoiler
Lip
Exhaust
Stainless Steel / Stainless Steel With Black Tailpipe Finish / Stainless Steel With Polished Tailpipe Finish
Interior Features
Seating
Passenger Capacity
8 / 9
Seat Trim
Cloth
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
6-way (4-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center
Rear Seats
60-40 Split-bench
Radio & Infotainment
Radio
Siriusxm With 360l Am/fm/satellite, Clock, Seek-scan / Siriusxm With 360l Am/fm/satellite, Seek-scan
Speakers
6
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
With Steering Wheel Controls
Sun Roof
Rearview Mirror
Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Deep
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
1
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
Front
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Automatic Emergency Braking Forward Collision Mitigation
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Change Alert With Side Blind Zone Alert Blind Spot
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Front Pedestrian Braking Front Pedestrian Detection Prevention
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
Immobilizer
Warranty
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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