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GMC Yukon Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.8 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 275 hp @ 5200 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 13/16 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2002 GMC Yukon

  • A comfortable and easy-to-drive SUV loaded with premium features.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Powerful V8 lineup, roomy cabins, extensive list of standard features.

  • Cons

    Interior fit-and-finish concerns, still too similar to the Chevy Tahoe.

  • What's New for 2002

    GMC's strong-selling Yukon heads into 2002 with few changes. The 5300 V8 is now ultralow emission certified (ULEV) for California. For…

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (59 total reviews)

Great rig

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Vehicle: 2002 GMC Yukon SLE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.8L 8cyl 4A)

Bought my 02 Yukon 6 months ago, and love it. Yes, she's a little thirsty (14/18), but it's like driving a Cadillac on a 4x4 frame (w/ a tighter turning radius!) Fun to drive, safe in a wreck, and the easiest interior configuration I've ever used. As a gig musician, I'm always loading/unloading varying amounts of gear. This rig is so easy to pull seats out, rearrange space, etc.

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Excellent value

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Vehicle: 2002 GMC Yukon Denali AWD 4dr SUV (6.0L 8cyl 4A)

Perfect SUV for a family of five, surprisingly MPG's is not as bad as we were expecting...average 16-17 with the 6.0L. Handles great in the Wisconsin winter roads.

Excellent truck

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Vehicle: 2002 GMC Yukon SLE 2WD 4dr SUV (4.8L 8cyl 4A)

Bought the Yukon new in Dec. 2001. Drove it for business (mostly highway) to around 180,000 in 2008. Since then my sons have taken the truck to college with them. Now has approx. 215,000. I have always changed the oil between 3-5000 miles. We have only had to do routine maintenance (brakes, belts, tires etc.) The only irritating issue has been the drivers side window motor. Have had to replace this 3 times. Otherwise very, very solid truck. In fact, bought a 2009 Yukon and love it. The key to any car is to keep up with routine maintenance and don't beat it to death. Take care of your car.

Gas Mileage


  • 13
  • cty
  • 16
  • highway
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Full 2002 GMC Yukon Review

What's New for 2002

GMC's strong-selling Yukon heads into 2002 with few changes. The 5300 V8 is now ultralow emission certified (ULEV) for California. For states with less restrictive emission requirements, the Yukon offers flexible fuel capability with the use of cleaner burning gasoline blends. A more efficient starter, more durable steering gear housing and LATCH child seat attachments anchors round out the Yukon's upgrades for 2002.

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Can some-one PLEASE tell me what's the biggest rims that can fit on a 2002 or a 2003 Yukon XL Denali. I plan on buying one in a few months and I want it to have 26 or 28 inch rims....

I just bought a 2002 GMC Yukon, with SLE trim, 4x4 and tow packages. According to the owners manual, I could have either a 4800 or a 5300 engine. I looked under the hood and on the driver's door for ...

I have a 2002 Yukon, and everytime that I do the oil change, the Oil change light comes on after 2000 miles sometimes less. I have to reset it. I do the oil change every 3000 miles and I use synthetic...