GMC Yukon - Consumer Reports

Current Model
The Yukon entered the modern era with an independent rear suspension that improved ride comfort, handling, and third-row room. The standard 5.3-liter V8 is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission, and that powertrain supplies plenty of predictable, uninterrupted power.
The ride is comfortable, although it's steadier in the Denali version with the standard magnetic ride suspension. Handling is rather ponderous but secure. The enormous cabin is eerily quiet. Cargo capacity is generous, weakening the case for the Yukon XL. Controls are very easy to use except for the tricky gear selector. It's a big step to get into the Yukon, and the tall hood cuts forward visibility. FCW and AEB with pedestrian detection are standard, but BSW is optional.
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2021
2021 Redesign Year
The redesigned 2021 Yukon enters the modern era with an independent rear suspension that improved ride comfort, handling and third-row room. This is a massive vehicle that’s very functional, comfortable and high-tech.
The standard 5.3-liter V8 is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission and together the powertrain supplies plenty of predictable uninterrupted power. The ride is comfortable. Handling is rather ponderous but secure. The enormous cabin is eerily quiet. Cargo capacity is generous, weakening the case for the Yukon XL. Controls are very easy to use except for the tricky gear selector. It’s a big step to get into the Yukon and the tall hood cuts forward visibility. Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection are standard, but blind spot warning, lane departure and lane keeping assistance are optional.
$60,200 - $89,775
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2015-2020
2015 Redesign Year
The 2015 redesign brought a sumptuous and quiet interior, power folding second- and third-row seats, and available advanced safety features. Top-trim Denali versions offer a larger V8 and plusher interior furnishings.
We think it's important to get the Magnetic Ride Control suspension, because it significantly improves the Yukon's emergency handling, as well as ride comfort. Lower trim lines without this feature have sloppy handling in emergency situations. Getting that suspension, however, requires going all the way to a Denali. In all honesty, other than that, we'd skip the GMC altogether. You can get the Magnetic Ride Control in a top LTZ-trim-level Chevrolet Tahoe without the big engine. That will cost you less money and consume less fuel.
$51,675 - $72,250
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$44,500 - $65,675
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$41,375 - $57,250
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$37,625 - $51,100
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$32,950 - $44,875
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$29,550 - $38,000
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2007-2014
2007 Redesign Year
The 2007 redesign brought a better ride and improved steering, along with a much nicer interior. However, the third-row seats lack thigh support and don't fold flat into the floor, eating up cargo room.
The powertrain we tested, a 5.3-liter V8 with the six-speed automatic transmission, was strong enough -- but unrefined. Controls are mostly simple, but some are tiny and too far from the driver.
$20,225 - $27,925
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$17,450 - $24,100
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$15,100 - $21,100
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$13,550 - $19,050
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$11,375 - $17,550
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$9,825 - $15,175
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$8,625 - $13,900
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$8,275 - $11,950
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2000-2006
This twin of the Chevrolet Tahoe shares a platform with the other full-sized GM trucks. It has strong, fuel efficient engines, as well as a more comfortable ride.
ESC was offered starting with 2003 models, preventing tip-ups in government rollover tests.
$5,750 - $8,675
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$4,650 - $6,625
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$3,800 - $6,050
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$3,375 - $5,475
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$3,250 - $5,025
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$3,125 - $4,600
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$3,100 - $3,800
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