The redesigned Yukon—and its twin the Chevrolet Tahoe—is an extremely functional three-row SUV that offers comfort, quietness, and towing capacity. It gained refinement through ditching the old solid-axle rear suspension and moving to an independent rear suspension, as commonly found on cars and crossovers. This upgrade pays dividends in ride, handling, and interior room.
The standard 5.3-liter V8 engine delivers ample power at any time, with a satisfying purr. The smooth-shifting 10-speed automatic transmission teams well with the engine. Fuel economy is 17 mpg overall, not great, but 1 mpg better than the previous generation.