Every so often, General Motors introduces a full redesign for their core products – products that often have an ardent, change-resistant customer base. For 2019, it was its full-size pickup trucks; for 2020, it was the Chevrolet Corvette; for 2021, it's the GMC Yukon (and its brethren, the Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevy Suburban, and Cadillac Escalade).
A six-speed automatic transmission carries over from the last model, and the most fuel-efficient version is now rated at 16/23 mpg. Rear-wheel drive is standard, while a full-time four-wheel drive system is optional. Most versions seat eight passengers, and the third-row seat now folds flat with the cargo floor, despite still lacking the rear independent... Read more »
The Yukon seats six to nine passengers and is rated to tow up to 7700 pounds when properly equipped. It offers a choice of three different V8 engines and a choice of two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive except the Yukon Denali, which comes with all-wheel drive. The engines available are a 290-hp 4.8-liter V8, 320-hp... Read more »
GMC Yukon is the stylish, luxury version of Chevy's hardworking Tahoe full-size SUV. The main differences are in the packaging of options and in the styling of the grille. The Yukon wears a dramatic, elegant blacked-out grille, while the Tahoe has a chrome-laden grille designed to look more aggressive. But the luxury touches don't overlook... Read more »
The third-generation GMC Yukon featured a more angular design and came with a standard 4.8-liter engine until 2010. After that, base Yukons were equipped with a 5.3-liter V8. Other mid-cycle updates include the addition of a six-speed automatic transmission and third-row seat in 2009 as standard equipment. The engine was upgraded to a 6.2-liter V8... Read more »
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