Used 2018 GMC Yukon XL SUV
List Price Range:
$46,904 - $67,591
Which Yukon XL does Edmunds recommend?
Even though the base SLE model can carry nine passengers, it's limited in the features and options it offers. Between the standard and optional features, the midlevel SLT strikes a good balance of comfort, convenience and safety without going all-in on a Denali trim.
Edmunds' Expert Review
- Seats up to nine passengers
- Plenty of cargo capacity, even with all the seats deployed
- Can tackle rough terrain when fitted with four-wheel drive
- High towing ratings
- Size, weight and length make it unwieldy around town
- Slow gas pedal response makes engine feel weaker than rated
- Cargo space utility is limited by high load floor
|Overall||7.5 / 10|
The 6.2-liter V8 is powerful. There's ample oomph to move the Yukon rapidly. The Denali's adaptive suspension manages the solid-axle suspension well.
The Yukon Denali is a luxury SUV, and it treats its occupants accordingly. It is both quiet and comfortable. The solid-axle rear suspension limits ride comfort. Entertainment features are abundant.
Materials and build quality are quite high, and there are many comfort and entertainment features. Navigation is standard on Denali. Second- and third-row entertainment displays are available.
This is where the Yukon XL truly shines. With massive cargo space, available nine-passenger seating and a maximum 8,300-pound towing limit, the Yukon XL is nothing if not a master of utility.
A standard 8-inch touchscreen, Wi-Fi hotspot, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, and a solid Bose audio system make the Yukon XL as connected as possible. Optional rear seat entertainment and a full suite of driver assistance features help the Yukon XL keep pace with its tech-minded rivals.
Most helpful consumer reviews
SLT 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A)
I had a 1996 GMC Suburban for 20 years and thought I would never like the Newer Yukon XL Well I was wrong it's a technology filled Beast that is easy to drive and it's like sitting in your living room easy chair driving down the highway. The ride is a bit rougher than my Old Suburban because of the 22" wheels but looks sharp and not too much of a sacrifice, I did not think I needed all of the technology but find myself using most of it.
SLE 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 6A)
I've owned this car for 4 years and it's been, by far, the most reliable car I've ever had. Not one problem. I bought it specifically for the space. It replaced a Ford Excursion, which was large, but gave me nothing but problems. The Yukon is sightly more difficult for me to park, but aside from that, it's a terrific family car. I highly recommend bucket seats in the second row: you'll want to keep this car long after the kids get big and they eventually won't like climbing over the seat. Adults fit just fine in the third row (wouldn't be my first choice, but it will do in a pinch). The only down side is that you'll be stuck driving for every out-of-town trip.
SLT 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A)
I purchased a 2018 Yukon XL SLT with the Open Road and Premium Edition packages. It is a very large vehicle, solid, comfortable, luxurious, and can carry 7 people AND their luggage. The only time I feel I’m driving a big SUV is when it comes to parallel parking or entering parking garages. It is incredible on long road trips. The XL is rock solid, great seats, and a quiet comfortable ride.
Denali 4dr SUV (6.2L 8cyl 10A)
Spent many hours doing research and test drives of big suvs. So for the most bang for your buck i picked this car Too Expensive: -navigator -escalade Not worth it -chevy suburban Two to consider: -Ford Expedition max -yukon xl denali Choice: -yukon !
Features & Specs
Our experts like the Yukon XL models:
- Forward Collision Alert
- Issues an alert if a potential collision with another vehicle or a pedestrian seems imminent, and can initiate braking if necessary.
- Safety Alert Seat
- Generates vibrating pulse patterns in the seat cushion to alert the driver to potential collisions on the left or right side of car.
- Vehicle Interior Movement Sensor
- Part of the optional Enhanced Security Package, alerts the driver before opening the doors if movement has been detected in the vehicle.