With the GMC Yukon set to arrive for its third model year on sale since a full redesign, we expect the 2023 model year to be a carryover model. The biggest change for the 2023 Yukon is the debut of a Denali Ultimate trim that arrives as the most luxurious trim in the lineup.
On the outside, things are expected to remain the same for the 2023 Yukon. The SUV will continue to feature a large footprint and burly, muscular elements. The C-Shaped daytime running lights and enormous shield grille are the most standout elements. The new Denali Ultimate trim will arrive with dark chrome exterior trim and unique 22-inch wheels.
Changes to the inside for the 2023 model year are expected to be minimal. The majority of Yukon trims feature an upscale design with easy-to-use controls. The center console juts out of the dashboard and features large analog controls. The simple dashboard design, large windows, and boxy design result in an interior that feels airy. The new Denali Ultimate trim sees large changes on the inside where the trim features nicer leather upholstery, massaging front seats, Paldao wood trim, and a map of Mount Denali etched into the dash.
On the tech front, we don’t expect to see any changes to the 2023 GMC Yukon. The large SUV will continue to come with a 10.2-inch touchscreen, six USB ports, Bluetooth, six audio speakers, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, satellite radio, and a 12-inch digital instrument cluster. Available features include navigation, a Bose audio system, and a dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system.
Things should remain the same under the hood for the 2023 Yukon. The standard engine is expected to be a 5.3-liter V8 that makes 355 horsepower. A 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbodiesel engine and a 6.2-liter V8 engine are available. The diesel is rated at 277 hp, while the larger V8 produces 420 hp. A 10-speed automatic transmission is standard for all three engines. When properly equipped, the SUV is rated to tow up to 8,400 pounds.
Standard safety features for the upcoming Yukon aren’t expected to change. The SUV will continue to come with automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, forward collision warning, lane-keeping assist, lane departure warning, and parking sensors. Available safety features will include reverse automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, a head-up display, a surround-view parking camera, rear pedestrian detection, and adaptive cruise control.