The redesigned Yukon is improved but doesn't break new ground. Handling is more agile, and the steering and brakes feel better. The ride is supple and controlled. Interior quality and the seats are much improved. It retains impressive trailer-towing capability. The 5.3-liter engine is powerful, but the similar Tahoe we tested delivered only 14 mpg overall.
Alerts
There are 4 recalls on this vehicle. Learn More.

Road Test Results

Performance
Acceleration Acceleration Acceleration tests are conducted on a smooth, flat pavement straightaway at the track. Time, speed, and distance measurements are taken with a precise GPS-based device that’s hooked to a data-logging computer.
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0 to 60 mph 0 to 60 mph (sec.) The time in seconds that a vehicle takes to reach 60 mph from a standstill with the engine idling.
Transmission Transmission Transmission performance is determined by shifting smoothness, response, shifter action, and clutch actuation for manual transmissions.
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Braking Braking The braking rating is a composite of wet and dry stopping distances and pedal feel. Braking distance is from 60 mph, with no wheels locked.
NA
Emergency Handling Emergency Handling Several factors go into the rating, including the avoidance maneuver speed and confidence, as well as how the vehicle behaves when pushed to its limit.
NA
Comfort / Convenience
Ride Ride Our expert judgment of how well the suspension isolates and absorbs road imperfections and how steady it keeps the body on various road surfaces.
NA
Noise Noise Our expert judgment of the vehicle's interior noise level in everyday driving.
NA
Front Seat Comfort Front Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the front seat is for drivers of various heights.
NA
Rear Seat Comfort Rear Seat Comfort Our judgment of how comfortable the rear seat is for two passengers to sit across.
NA
Interior Fit and Finish Interior Fit and Finish An expert evaluation of the interior quality and craftsmanship.
NA
Trunk/Cargo Area Trunk/Cargo Area Our rating is based on the amount of luggage or cargo space that a vehicle has in the trunk or cargo area.
NA
Fuel Economy & Emissions
Fuel Economy Fuel Economy We perform our own fuel-economy tests, independent of the government's often-quoted EPA figures and the manufacturers' claims. Using a precise fuel-flow measuring device spliced into the fuel line, we run two separate circuits to represent city and highway consumption.
NA
CR's Overall Mileage CR's Overall Mileage CR's overall mileage is a composite of measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course and highway cruising; and CR's 150-mile test trip of mixed driving, if tested. In recent road tests, we've discontinued the 150-mile trip test.
CR's City Mileage CR's City Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed city course.
CR's Highway Mileage CR's Highway Mileage Measured fuel usage on a prescribed highway cruising.
Annual Fuel Cost Annual Fuel Cost The cost and amount of fuel used in 12,000 miles and is calculated from CR's overall mileage.
Greenhouse Gas Greenhouse Gas The Greenhouse Gas Rating represents the amount of carbon dioxide the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
NA
Smog Rating Smog Rating The Smog Rating represents the amount of health-damaging and smog-forming airborne pollutants the vehicle emits compared to other vehicles of the same model year. This score from the EPA ranges from 1 (worst) to 10 (best).
NA

Owner Reports

Worse Better
Reliability History Reliability History The reliability charts are based on responses on hundreds of thousands of vehicles from our latest Annual Auto Survey. Consumer Reports subscribers reported on any serious problems they had with their vehicles during the past 12 months that they considered serious because of cost, failure, safety, or downtime, in any of the trouble spots included in the table below. The results are presented relative to the average model that year. Extra weight is given to the more serious areas such as major engine or transmission problems. Based on this data and further analysis, we predict reliability for the latest year. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Reliability Trouble Spots
Engine Major Engine Major Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.
NA
Engine Minor Engine Minor Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.
NA
Engine Cooling Engine Cooling Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.
NA
Transmission Major Transmission Major Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.
NA
Transmission Minor Transmission Minor Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.
NA
Drive System Drive System Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.
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Owner Satisfaction Owner Satisfaction To learn about satisfaction, CR has collected survey data from our annual survey on more than half a million vehicles. Our subscribers provide great insights into their satisfaction by answering one simple question: If they had it to do all over again, would they definitely buy or lease the same model? In addition, respondents also rate their cars in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. N/A indicates that we did not receive a large enough sample size to provide data for a specific year. An X indicates that the vehicle was not manufactured for a specific year.
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Driving Experience Driving Experience Includes acceleration and handling
Comfort Comfort Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride
Value Value Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?
Styling Styling How it looks inside and out
Safety Equipment
ABS standard. Side air bags standard from 2000-2002, available until 2006. ESC available from 2003, standard from 2006. Head protection air bags available in 2007, standard from 2008.
Model Summary
The redesigned Yukon is improved but doesn't break new ground. Handling is more agile, and the steering and brakes feel better. The ride is supple and controlled. Interior quality and the seats are much improved. It retains impressive trailer-towing capability. The 5.3-liter engine is powerful, but the similar Tahoe we tested delivered only 14 mpg overall. The Yukon typically seats seven or eight but offers little cargo space behind its cramped third-row seat. 4WD models have a selectable full-time system that can remain engaged at all times without worry. ESC is standard. A rear-view camera is available with the optional navigation system.
Seating
3 front, 3 rear, 3 third
Drive Wheels
4WD , AWD , Rear
Warranty
Coverage varies among versions of this vehicle

In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.

Read more about extended warranties
Body Styles
4-door SUV
Transmissions Available
  • 6-speed Automatic
  • 4-speed Automatic
Engines Available
  • 4.8-liter V8 (295 hp)
  • 5.3-liter V8 (320 hp)
  • 6.2-liter V8 (380 hp)

Owner Reported Trouble Spots

The Reliability score is based on our latest subscriber survey of 2007 GMC Yukon owners. The owner comments describe problems respondents experienced with this vehicle.

Body Hardware

Power or manual windows, locks and latches, tailgate, hatch or trunk, doors or sliding doors, mirrors, seat controls, safety belts, sunroof, convertible top.

What Owners Say

Doors or sliding doors

"Driver's side rear door handle has become partially unattached."

Anonymous, WA (2007 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2-L V8)
Heated or cooled seat controls

"The seat heater would come on sporadically"

Anonymous, NC (2007 GMC Yukon SLE)
Locks and latches

"The Yukon Denali has been an excellent car. However, the door handles and trim are very poor. The chrome sheds shards of metal. I have cut myself many times simply opening the door. I now have all handles wrapped in tape."

Hunter C., CA (2007 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2-L V8)

"CABLE THAT CONTROLLED, PASS. DOOR, AFILED, HAD TO REPLACE, IT CONTROLLED DOOR LOCK"

Anonymous, WY (2007 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3-L V8)

"chrome peeled away from interior door handle"

Anonymous, LA (2007 GMC Yukon Denali 5.3-L V8)

"Interior door latches the metal is flaking off the handles an has cut fingers in opening door"

Anonymous, AZ (2007 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3-L V8)
Mirrors

"motor for moving the driver mirror toward the door for carwash stopped working"

Anonymous, TX (2007 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2-L V8)
Seat controls - movement

"Driver side control unit quit working and was replaced"

Anonymous, AZ (2007 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3-L V8)
Tailgate, hatch or trunk

"Liftgate struts became weak and prevented the automatic opening system from working."

Michael T., FL (2007 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Button that operates tailgate window failed"

Linda S., AZ (2007 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2-L V8)
Windows

"Front windshield leak"

Anonymous, SC (2007 GMC Yukon 5.3-L V8)

Electric System

Alternator, starter, hybrid battery and related systems, regular battery, battery cables, engine harness, coil, ignition switch, electronic ignition, distributor or rotor failure, spark plugs and wires failure.

What Owners Say

Alarm or security system (excluding aftermarket systems)

"Most of the electronics ( keyless entry reception, door locks, tailgate, tire pressure sensors) haven’t stopped working or work intermittently."

Anonymous, CA (2007 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3-L V8)
Body control module

"Full failure of unit"

Anonymous, NM (2007 GMC Yukon Denali 5.3-L V8)
Cruise control

"Cruise control would fail to resume after breaking. Often would not be usable again until the engine had been shut off and restarted"

W K., LA (2007 GMC Yukon SLE 6.2-L V8)
Gauges

"The LEDs at the bottom of the instrument cluster burned out. I had to remove the cluster and send off for repair."

Brian T., TX (2007 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Gas gauge randomly drops to zero and will, with equal randomness, return to an accurate marking. Will repeat this behavior"

W K., LA (2007 GMC Yukon SLE 6.2-L V8)
Headlights

"Both headlights burned out within 3 weeks of each other"

Chuck D., NC (2007 GMC Yukon SLE 4.8-L V8)
Interior lights

"Door locks would go on and off. Rear gate lock and opening wouldn't operate correctly. Interior lights would come on and not go off. All lights and horn would come on at 3:00 a m. All these electrical components had to be replaced in Aug, 2020. Tire monitor notice stays on all the time. We didn't want to pay the dealership costs to replace them."

Anonymous, (2007 GMC Yukon Unsure 6.2-L V8)
Keyless entry

"wireless receiver system had to be re-programmed and a new key fob purchased. I could unlock door with key and then system would work. Walk away and it would not work. Dealer could not solve and NAPA person told me what it was. dealer reprogramed"

Chuck D., NC (2007 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3-L V8)
Tire pressure monitor

"Referred to this in previous question. Problem is tied into the electrical component. Will replace these later at a less "pricey" cost."

Anonymous, (2007 GMC Yukon Unsure 6.2-L V8)

"Tire sensors have gone bad...had them replaced and they go bad again"

Anonymous, GA (2007 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3-L V8)

"A lot of false readings. You never know if it's a true reading. Sometimes if you kick the tire/ wheel, the indicator warning will go off. If this doesn't work, we take it into the shop and have them look at it. They can't seem to fix this ongoing problem"

Anonymous, CA (2007 GMC Yukon)

Suspension

Shocks or struts, ball joints, tie rods, wheel bearings, alignment, steering linkage (includes rack and pinion), power steering (pumps and hoses, leaks), wheel balance, springs or torsion bars, bushings, electronic or air suspension.

What Owners Say

Ball joints

"At about 105k the front end needed to be rebuilt"

Anonymous, NJ (2007 GMC Yukon 5.3-L V8)
Electronic or air suspension

"Rear electronic air shock failed. Replacement very expensive"

Neil G., AB (2007 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2-L V8)
Shocks or struts

"Basically they failed and were replaced."

Anonymous, (2007 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2-L V8)

"The shocks wore out at 140000 miles, the truck is used off road a lot so it seems like a normal wear to me"

Anonymous, AZ (2007 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3-L V8)

"I had the original shocks on the yukon for 155000 miles. I had to replace them in normal maintenance."

Dennis B., FL (2007 GMC Yukon)
Tie rods

"Steering is clunking at low speeds"

Anonymous, (2007 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2-L V8)
Wheel bearings

"Grinding noise front left front wheel on right turns when car has to lean into that turn"

Justine F., NJ (2007 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2-L V8)

"Front bearings wore out. I did not feel this was premature as the vehicle had over 100,000 miles. However the bearings being integral with the hubs significantly raised the cost of repair"

Anonymous, TX (2007 GMC Yukon SLE 4.8-L V8)

"Noise,"

Anonymous, AB (2007 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2-L V8)

Paint/Trim

Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling), loose interior and exterior trim or moldings, rust.

What Owners Say

Loose exterior trim or moldings

"body side molding came lose and needed to be reattached"

Anonymous, TX (2007 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2-L V8)

"One piece of molding came off"

Charles B., NC (2007 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2-L V8)
Paint (fading, chalking, cracking, or peeling)

"Paint on front upper right fender has lost clearcoat. Driver's side trim strip along door has been peeling for several years."

Michael T., FL (2007 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Paint quality on hood has been a problem. Cracks and peeling with pop up rest blisters. Interior dash split,cracked in multiple places. Interior fit and finish for a 50k+ vehicle are far from acceptable."

Anonymous, FL (2007 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2-L V8)

"Side trim appears rusty"

Anonymous, SC (2007 GMC Yukon 5.3-L V8)

"While the body paint still looks nice after 11 years, the trim on the doors has needed repainting at least 4 times in that same period. The first time I had it repainted was only 3+ years after we purchased it. Unacceptable."

Terry C., CA (2007 GMC Yukon)

"Door side moldings on both passenger and driver front and rear doors have faded."

Brian T., TX (2007 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3-L V8)

Brakes

Antilock system (ABS), parking brake, master cylinder, calipers, rotors, pulsation or vibration, squeaking, brake failure or wear.

What Owners Say

Master cylinder

"Leaking fluid internally. Had to replace entire Master Cylinder"

Fred E., FL (2007 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2-L V8)
Normal routine brake wear

"I carry a lot of weight in my truck so I think I get better than usual wear on my breaks."

Dennis B., FL (2007 GMC Yukon)

"I drove the car after hearing sounds and had to have major work."

Chuck D., NC (2007 GMC Yukon SLE 4.8-L V8)
Pulsation or vibration

"Vehicle vibrates considerably once it begins to go over 65 mph. Check Engine light always on. Steering wheel starts shaking along with whole vehicle as you go faster. Have taken to dealership where the have told me it's the motor mounts, then the timing, then computer reads misfire they told me it was wired and spark plugs with no change or significant improvement. It also shakes violently when going down steep hill even at low speeds when stepping on brakes."

Anonymous, (2007 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3-L V8)
Rotors

"Brake pads do not cover total width of disc resulting in a strip of corrosion on rotor face. Too much to remove so rotors had to be replaced"

Neil G., AB (2007 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2-L V8)

"Disks and rotors keep corroding due to salting the roads in winter"

Anonymous, PA (2007 GMC Yukon 5.3-L V8)

Climate System

Blower (fan) motor, A/C compressor, condenser, evaporator, heater system, automatic climate control, refrigerant leakage, electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Automatic climate control

"Unknown cause, where the system does not cool to the set temperature, and heat can be felt. Not all vents are sending cool air, some are sending warm or heated air, when the set temperature is set to cool."

Anonymous, WA (2007 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2-L V8)
Heater system

"blew hose"

Avonda L., FL (2007 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2-L V8)

"Heater came on when air conditioner running"

Charles B., NC (2007 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2-L V8)
Refrigerant leaks

"back unit had a leak we had to have repaired"

Anonymous, GA (2007 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3-L V8)

"The line to the rear unit rusted out and needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, NJ (2007 GMC Yukon 5.3-L V8)

"Cloolant leak caused by a ruptured heater core"

Anonymous, IN (2007 GMC Yukon 5.3-L V8)

Engine Minor

Accessory belts and pulleys, engine computer, engine mounts, engine knock or ping, oil leaks.

What Owners Say

Accessory belts or pulleys

"broke"

Anonymous, OR (2007 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2-L V8)
Difficult to fill up gas tank

"Difficult filling up gas at every gas station, started noticing about 3 years ago and still continuing. Have to manually hold and press nozzle at an angle otherwise it shuts off constantly while filling up. Gas cap also does not close correctly and hard to twist on. Have replaced cap about once a year."

Anonymous, (2007 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3-L V8)
Engine mounts

"Both Hydraulic motor mounts were broken. Talked to the dealership and researched on the internet and this seems to be a very common problem with the vehicles that have the 6.2L engine"

Anonymous, AL (2007 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2-L V8)

"motor mounts required replacement. 2 months later same issue, not covered as is was stated to be other motor mounts"

Anonymous, CA (2007 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2-L V8)
Oil leaks

"Front axle shaft seal and oil pan seal both began leaking around 85000 miles"

Todd K., WI (2007 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2-L V8)

Transmission Major

Transmission rebuild or replacement, torque converter, clutch replacement.

What Owners Say

Transmission rebuild or replacement

"40770 miles on Yukon, and forward sprag in transmission broke. GM said no warranty. $3200.00 repair"

Jeffrey F., IL (2007 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Transmission needed to be replaced"

Anonymous, UT (2007 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Transmission slipped numerous times in past year, and ultimately would not shift. I eventually had to pay dealer approx $4000 total for a rebuilt transmission. For the vehicle's cost, I think this failure was shocking"

Anonymous, NV (2007 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2-L V8)

"Transmission started slipping around 115000 and had to be replaced at my cost. I drove the vehicle conservatively, never towed anything, and do not believe that replacing transmission is normal for the amount of use. Otherwise I love my Yukon Denali"

James C., NV (2007 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2-L V8)

Drive System

Driveshaft or axle, CV joint, differential, transfer case, 4WD/AWD components, driveline vibration, traction control, electronic stability control (ESC), electrical failure.

What Owners Say

Differential

"Differential began making noise. Had it checked and repaired"

Michael T., FL (2007 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3-L V8)

"Complete failure. Replaced with new"

Anonymous, GA (2007 GMC Yukon 5.3-L V8)

"keep your eye on it"

Anonymous, FL (2007 GMC Yukon 5.3-L V8)
Driveshaft or axle

"They pack grease into the drive shaft to keep it from making noise"

Anonymous, FL (2007 GMC Yukon 5.3-L V8)

Power Equipment

Cruise control, clock, warning lights, body control module, keyless entry, wiper motor or washer, tire pressure monitor, interior or exterior lights, horn, gauges, 12V power plug, remote engine start, alarm or security system

What Owners Say

Alternator

"failure to Instant failure to charge on trip in February 2020. Replaced the next day"

Anonymous, MD (2007 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2-L V8)
Engine harness

"Wire harness casing is crumbling when touched. I firmly believe it should have a much longer lifespan than it has. Full replacement will cost thousands."

Anonymous, CT (2007 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2-L V8)
Starter

"Starter developed a short which affected battery life until it was identified as the problem"

Anonymous, NJ (2007 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3-L V8)

Transmission Minor

Gear selector or linkage, leaks, transmission computer, transmission sensor or solenoid, clutch adjustment, rough shifting, slipping transmission.

What Owners Say

Coolers and lines

"Cooler hose leaking and replaced only"

Anonymous, IN (2007 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3-L V8)
Slipping transmission

"an inexpensive reapair at a local shop"

Anonymous, NY (2007 GMC Yukon Denali 6.2-L V8)

Fuel System

Check engine light, sensors (includes O2 or oxygen sensor), emission control devices (includes EGR), engine computer, engine computer, fuel cap, fuel gauge/sender, fuel injection system, fuel pump, fuel leaks, stalling or hesitation.

What Owners Say

Emission control devices (includes EGR)

"Engine trouble light is on but vehicle runs fine. The issue is a sensor. The mechanic stated he would need to do a smoke test on it and possibly would need to pull the gas tank. I stated that we would leave it go for now"

Anonymous, OH (2007 GMC Yukon Denali 5.3-L V8)
Fuel pump

"Fuel pump failed without warning a month ago. Expensive to replace-aprox. $800.00"

Mary M., NV (2007 GMC Yukon 5.3-L V8)

In-car Electronics

CD or DVD players, radio, speakers, GPS, communication system (e.g., OnStar), display screen freezes or goes blank, phone pairing (e.g. Bluetooth), voice control commands, steering wheel controls, portable music device interface (e.g., iPod/MP3 player), backup or other camera/sensors.

What Owners Say

Speakers

"Was an issue from the beginning. A static noise that the dealer couldnt locate. It took about 5 years to resolve"

Graber S., AB (2007 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3-L V8)

"they do not work anymore (for last 2 years), some noise but not listenable"

Vince F., FL (2007 GMC Yukon SLE)

Body Integrity

Squeaks, rattles, wind noises, loose or cracked seals and/or weather-stripping, air and water leaks.

What Owners Say

Squeaks or rattles

"The air conditioning system rattles"

Anonymous, NC (2007 GMC Yukon SLE)

Exhaust

Muffler, pipes, catalytic converter, exhaust manifold, leaks.

What Owners Say

Exhaust manifold

"Two bolts broken and gasket damaged as a result"

Nathan L., MB (2007 GMC Yukon Denali 5.3-L V8)

Engine Major

Engine rebuild or replacement, cylinder head, head gasket, turbo or supercharger, timing chain or timing belt.

What Owners Say

Cylinder head

"VALVE SPRING BROKE #3 CYLINDER, THIS IN TURN LED TO CATALATIC CONVERTER TO ALSO FAIL"

Anonymous, WY (2007 GMC Yukon SLE 5.3-L V8)

Engine Cooling

Radiator, cooling fan, antifreeze leaks, water pump, thermostat, overheating.

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