The 2017 GMC Yukon XL's nine-passenger capacity and strong towing capability help it excel at weekend recreation, but shoppers interested only in daily transportation might be better served by crossover SUVs that are easier to drive.
- Seating for up to nine passengers
- Nicer interior than other truck-based, full-size SUVs
- All-terrain mobility with four-wheel drive
- Tow rating is higher than average for the class.
- The Yukon XL's size and weight make it less maneuverable around town
- Lazy throttle response makes it feel weaker than it is
- Only the base model delivers nine-passenger capacity
- Utility of cargo space is compromised by a high load floor.