2024 GMC Yukon Model Review with Prices, Photos, & Specs

GMC Yukon Model Review

GMC Yukon

Key Features

  • Starting at $58,200 MSRP*
  • Standard 5.3L V8 engine producing 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque, available 6.2L V8 engine producing 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, or available 3.0L Duramax® Turbo Diesel I6 engine producing 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque
  • 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Up to 8,400-pound towing capacity
  • Seats up to 9
  • 18-inch wheels standard, up to 22-inches available
  • LED headlights, taillights, and daytime running lights
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay/Wireless Android Auto capability for compatible phones
  • Available Super Cruise driver assistance technology

GMC Yukon

About The GMC Yukon

There are SUVs and then there are SUVs. There are those built to be tough and handle whatever you throw at them, and then there are the ones that simply try to look the part. With its body-on-frame construction and standard V8 engine, the Yukon will absolutely walk the walk. Excellent towing capacity and a dedicated off-road trim mean that you can take whatever cargo you need wherever you need it. And with a variety of seating configurations with seating for up to 9, you can take the whole family (and then some) with you as well. And for those who need even more cargo space, there is the Yukon XL, a version with a ton of extra space behind the third row of seats. The Yukon XL is even offered in all the same trims as the standard Yukon. And on top of all that functionality, the Yukon is incredibly comfortable, with the available Denali and Denali Ultimate pushing the Yukon well into luxury vehicle territory.

What The Critics Say

“Backed by a set of powerful engines, the Yukon is designed to move people and cargo with ease and comfort. Truck-based SUVs like the Yukon are particularly useful for towing and hauling, areas where more popular car-based crossovers can struggle. That’s no issue for the Yukon and its available turbocharged diesel engine and two available V8s.” — Edmunds

“Drivers looking for an old-school, full-size SUV with modern niceties will be interested in the rugged and refined GMC Yukon. It continues to be a family SUV with truck-like towing capabilities. With the latest redesign, it has greater interior space, improved driving manners, and more variety in its model range.” — Kelley Blue Book

GMC Yukon Features

GMC Yukon Towing

Effortless Capability

With its standard V8 engine, the Yukon in any form excels at whatever you need it to. Even the base model has a towing capacity of 8,400 pounds. That base model comes with a 5.3-liter V8 that produces 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. Available with the AT4 or standard on both Denali trims is a 6.2-liter V8 that produces 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. And for those who plan on doing a lot of towing, there is a 3.0-liter Duramax® Turbo Diesel engine, which produces 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, for a more fuel-efficient way to haul over long distances. If you’re looking to go off-road, the AT4 trim gives the Yukon a new level of capability, with skid plates, a Autotrac® 2-speed transfer case, all-terrain tires, and a reworked front fascia that give the AT4 a steep approach angle. There is also available air ride suspension. This is standard on the Denali Ultimate, since it provides such a smooth ride, but you can also get it with the AT4, since it provides a bit of extra ground clearance.

GMC Yukon Interior

Luxury Interior

It is the interior where the Yukon really sets itself apart from the Chevrolet Tahoe, with which it shares a platform. The interior is big, really big. It’s spacious enough that there is even an available configuration for the SLE trim that gives you 9 total seats, and that’s 9 adults that will fit in the Yukon. Behind the front seats, there is 122.9 cubic feet of cargo space, and that goes up to 144.7 cubic feet for the Yukon XL. Head room, hip room, leg room, however you measure the space for the seats, and no matter which row you’re measuring, the Yukon really lets everyone stretch out. Up to 16-way power seats and full grain leather upholstery are available, and most trims come with a Bose® stereo system. Tri-zone climate control comes standard, and there are heated options for both the first and second rows of seats. And, of course, the Yukon is Wi-Fi® hotspot capable with lots of charging ports throughout the cabin, to keep everyone entertained.

GMC Yukon Super Cruise

Cutting-Edge Technology

Whatever you need to use your Yukon for, GMC has included technology that makes it easier. Even if it’s just listening to music, the Yukon comes with standard wireless Apple CarPlay / Android Auto, with wireless charging also coming standard on almost every trim. There is extensive trailering tech available on the Yukon, a level you would probably associate more with a full-size pickup than an SUV. But the Yukon has a higher towing capacity than some full-size trucks, so this makes sense. There is extensive safety tech too, including a very large 15-inch head-up display, standard on both Denali trims, that allows you to monitor your speed and navigation directions without taking your eyes off the road. Also available is Super Cruise, GM’s highly advanced semi-autonomous version of cruise control, which lets you take your hands off the wheel on compatible highways. And even if you don’t opt for this, adaptive cruise control is also an option.

Trims & Specs



  • Starting at $58,200 MSRP*
  • 5.3L V8 Engine
  • 10-Speed Automatic Transmission
  • Traction Select System
  • Max Cargo Volume of 144.7 cu. ft. on Yukon XL
  • 18″ 6-spoke machined aluminum wheels with Dark Grey Metallic accents


  • Starting at $64,900 MSRP*
  • 6-spoke polished aluminum wheels
  • Heated and ventilated driver and front passenger seats
  • Universal Home Remote
  • Wireless Charging
  • Bose® 9-speaker audio system
GMC Yukon AT4


  • Starting at $71,505 MSRP*
  • Front Skid Plate with an Approach Angle of Nearly 32 Degrees
  • 20″ Wheels with Goodyear® All-Terrain Tires
  • 4-wheel drive
  • Autotrac® 2-speed transfer case
  • Red recovery hooks
GMC Yukon Denali


  • Starting at $76,305 MSRP*
  • 6.2L V8 Engine
  • Power-Sliding Center Console
  • Dual-outlet exhaust
  • HD Surround Vision
  • Bose® 14-speaker Surround with CenterPoint® audio system
GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate

Denali Ultimate

  • Starting at $96,555 MSRP*
  • Alpine Umber Interior with Full-Grain Leather Surfaces
  • Bose® 18-Speaker Performance Series Sound System
  • ProGrade Trailering System
  • Rear Seat Media System
  • 22″ 7-spoke ultra-bright machined wheels with bright chrome accents and dark paint

*MSRP excludes tax, title, license, dealer fees and optional equipment. See dealer for details.