Large SUV buyers have changed over the years, and GMC Yukon is following changes. Introduced in the 90s, the full-size Yukon has been transformed from being a four-door 4×4 with a maximum passenger capacity of six to a four-door SUV with a choice of two or four-wheel drive and seating up to nine. Yukons offers many facilities, especially the Denali model. The driving characteristics have improved over the years, as it became clear to GMC that Yukon’s buyers spend most of their time on the pavement.
The 2018 GMC Yukon is a full-size SUV sold in three trim levels SLE, SLT and Denali. Eight passengers are standard, but the optional front bench seat on the SLE trim that increases capacity to nine.
The 2018 GMC Yukon SLE and SLT models come with a 5.3-liter V8 engine that produces 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. Its paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive or optional four-wheel drive. A single-speed transfer case is standard on four-wheel-drive models, but a two-speed transfer case with low-range gearing is available as an option for improved performance in off-road situations. Properly equipped, the Yukon SLE or SLT can tow up to 8,500 pounds.
EPA fuel economy at 19 mpg combined (16 city/23 highway) with two-wheel drive and (18/16/22) with four-wheel drive. In track testing, the 2018 GMC Yukon hit 60 mph in 7.3 seconds, which is a solid performance.
The 2018 GMC Yukon gets a 6.2-liter V8 engine that produces 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. It comes standard with a new 10-speed automatic and rear-wheel drive, while the optional four-wheel drive includes a standard two-speed transfer case. Maximum towing capacity is 8,400 pounds. EPA fuel economy rating at 17 mpg combined (14 city/23 highway) with two-wheel drive and 17 mpg combined (14 city/22 highway) for the four-wheel-drive model.