Used 2016 GMC Yukon

2016 GMC Yukon
List price range
$37,490 - $58,998

Pros

  • Strong V8 power
  • stout towing capacity
  • available nine-person seating capacity
  • extremely quiet highway ride
  • impressive interior quality.

Cons

  • High cargo floor and load height
  • cramped kids-only third-row seat
  • lazy gas pedal responsiveness
  • lackluster ride and handling
  • no telescoping steering wheel for base model.

Used 2016 GMC Yukon for Sale

GMC Yukon 2016 SLT 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 6A)
56,733 miles
List$37,490
Est.Loan: $683/mo
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New Arrival. GMC FEVER. Does it all!! Great MPG: 23 MPG Hwy... Optional equipment includes: Radio: AM/FM w/Navigation... We will be glad to transport any car, free of charge, to our Easterns Automotive Group locations in Manassas, Temple Hills, Hyattsville, Laurel, or Baitimore.
GMC Yukon 2016 Denali 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl 8A)
40,441 miles
Used 2016
GMC Yukon
Denali
List$48,309
Est.Loan: $879/mo
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GMC Yukon 2016 Denali 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl 8A)
41,880 miles
Used 2016
GMC Yukon
Denali
Koons GM Corner
15.7 mi away
List$49,588
Est.Loan: $903/mo
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2016 GMC Yukon Denali Bronze Alloy Metallic Power Sunroof, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keep Assist, Bose Audio System, Side Blind Zone Alert with Lane Change Alert, Navigation System, 4WD, Power Liftgate, Wireless Charging. Recent Arrival! CARFAX One-Owner. Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: - Lowest Prices Every Day: Our market based WOW pricing utilizes competitive market pricing guides, no games. So it is easy to make an educated, hassle -free purchase from us. Many of our competitors add freight, reconditioning or certification fees to their price quotes. Your WOW price has no hidden charges. Just add tags, taxes and processing fee. - Complimentary CARFAX Vehicle History Report - 7 Day Exchange Policy: This policy simply states if you are not completely satisfied with your vehicle purchase, bring it back to us for a full credit towards your next vehicle, no questions asked! RECALL NOTICE: Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at www.safercar.gov
GMC Yukon 2016 SLT 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A)
2,966 miles
Used 2016
GMC Yukon
SLT
(1)
King Buick GMC
17.7 mi away
List$54,991
Est.Loan: $1,001/mo
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GMC Yukon 2016 Denali 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl 8A)
37,429 miles
Cpo 2016
GMC Yukon
Denali
King Mitsubishi
17.8 mi away
List$51,784
Est.Loan: $943/mo
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Thank you for visiting another one of King Mitsubishi 's online listings! Please continue for more information on this 2016 GMC Yukon Denali with 37,428mi. This GMC Yukon Denali has a tough exterior complemented by a well-designed interior that offers all the comforts you crave. You appreciate the finer things in life, the vehicle you drive should not be the exception. Style, performance, sophistication is in a class of its own with this stunning GMC Yukon. This vehicle comes with 4WD for better traction on unstable surfaces, like snow and dirt to give you the edge over anything you might encounter on the road. More information about the 2016 GMC Yukon: The GMC Yukon exists primarily as a people carrier, albeit a much more rugged one than any of the minivans that occupy the road. With three rows of seating, powerful engines and a truck-based chassis with good ground clearance, the Yukon excels at taking anyone anywhere. Its secondary mission is one of luxury, the Yukon can be outfitted with enough options to do a credible impersonation of a limousine if need be. Everything from sumptuous leather to state of the art rear-seat entertainment systems can be had on the GMC Yukon. Prices start at around $48,000. Interesting features of this model are rugged truck-based chassis, luxurious interior appointments available, Spacious interior, and three rows of seating
GMC Yukon 2016 Denali 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl 8A)
58,505 miles
Used 2016
GMC Yukon
Denali
List$47,000
Est.Loan: $856/mo
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GMC... Yukon... Denali... 4WD... 8-Speed Automatic... 6.2L... V8... Leather... Heated Seats... Navigation... Back Up Camera... Cruise Control... Sunroof... DVD..........Check us OUT!!!!!!!.......Welcome to the COUNTRY! Big Town Volume with a Small Town Feel....
GMC Yukon 2016 Denali 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl 8A)
40,075 miles
Used 2016
GMC Yukon
Denali
List$49,724
Est.Loan: $905/mo
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3.23 Axle Ratio,Full-Feature Reclining Bucket Seats,Perforated Leather-Appointed Seat Trim,Power Release Second Row Bucket Seats,Radio%3A AM/FM w/Navigation,Magnetic Ride Control Suspension Package,Memory Package,Passive Entry System,OnStar Basic Plan For 5 Years,Push Button Keyless Start,Black Assist Steps w/Chrome Strip,Inside Rear-View Auto-Dimming Mirror,17%2522 Disc/Disc VAC Power Brakes,Power-Adjustable Pedals For Accelerator & Brake,Integrated Trailer Brake Controller,Wireless Charging,Heated & Cooled Driver & Front Passenger Seats,Power Tilt & Telescopic Steering Column,5 Auxiliary 12-volt Power Outlets,Safety Alert Driver Seat,Hands Free Power Liftgate,CD Player,Intellibeam Automatic High Beam On/Off Headlamps,SiriusXM Satellite Radio,Forward Collision Alert Sensor Indicator,Rear Cross-Traffic Alert,Universal Home Remote,Lane Keep Assist,Side Blind Zone Alert w/Lane Change Alert,Bose Centerpoint Premium 10-Speaker Surround Sound,Unauthorized Entry Electrical Theft Deterrent Sys.,Heated Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel,OnStar w/4G LTE,Enhanced Driver Alert Package,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,Air Conditioning,Electronic Stability Control,Front Bucket Seats,Front Center Armrest,Leather Shift Knob,Navigation System,Power Liftgate,Spoiler,Tachometer,Voltmeter,3rd row seats%3A split-bench,ABS brakes,Adjustable pedals,Alloy wheels,Auto-dimming door mirrors,Automatic temperature control,Bodyside moldings,Brake assist,Bumpers%3A body-color,CD player,Delay-off headlights,Driver door bin,Driver vanity mirror,Dual front impact airbags,Dual front side impact airbags,Emergency communication system,Front anti-roll bar,Front dual zone A/C,Front fog lights,Front reading lights,Front wheel independent suspension,Fully automatic headlights,Garage door transmitter,Genuine wood console insert,Genuine wood dashboard insert,Genuine wood door panel insert,Heated door mirrors,Heated front seats,Heated rear seats,Heated steering wheel,Illuminated entry,Low tire pressure warning,Memory seat,Occupant sensing airbag,Outside temperature display,Overhead airbag,Overhead console,Panic alarm,Passenger door bin,Passenger vanity mirror,Pedal memory,Power door mirrors,Power driver seat,Power passenger seat,Power steering,Power windows,Rain sensing wipers,Rear air conditioning,Rear anti-roll bar,Rear reading lights,Rear window defroster,Rear window wiper,Remote keyless entry,Roof rack%3A rails only,Security system,Speed control,Speed-sensing steering,Split folding rear seat,Steering wheel memory,Steering wheel mounted audio controls,Telescoping steering wheel,Tilt steering wheel,Traction control,Trip computer,Turn signal indicator mirrors,Variably intermittent wipers,Ventilated front seats,Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror,10 Speakers,Lane Departure Warning System,High-Intensity Discharge Headlights,Compass,Variable valve control,AM/FM radio%3A SiriusXM,Premium audio system%3A IntelliLink,Exterior Parking Camera Rear,Auto High-beam Headlights,Blind spot sensor%3A Side Blind Zone Alert warning
GMC Yukon 2016 Denali 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl 8A)
68,379 miles
Cpo 2016
GMC Yukon
Denali
(5)
Sport Chevrolet
29.1 mi away
List$44,391
Est.Loan: $808/mo
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**4WHEEL DRIVE, **MOONROOF, **NAVIGATION, **BLUE TOOTH, **USB PORTS, **BACKUP CAMERA, 4WD, 17 Disc/Disc VAC Power Brakes, 5 Auxiliary 12-volt Power Outlets, Black Assist Steps w/Chrome Strip, Enhanced Driver Alert Package, Forward Collision Alert Sensor Indicator, Hands Free Power Liftgate, Heated Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel, Inside Rear-View Auto-Dimming Mirror, Integrated Trailer Brake Controller, Intellibeam Automatic High Beam On/Off Headlamps, Lane Keep Assist, Memory Package, OnStar Basic Plan For 5 Years, OnStar w/4G LTE, Passive Entry System, Power Release Second Row Bucket Seats, Power Tilt & Telescopic Steering Column, Power-Adjustable Pedals For Accelerator & Brake, Preferred Equipment Group 5SA, Push Button Keyless Start, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Remote Keyless Entry, Safety Alert Driver Seat, Side Blind Zone Alert w/Lane Change Alert, Universal Home Remote, Wireless Charging. Recent Arrival! 2016 GMC Yukon Denali 8-Speed Automatic Onyx Black 4WD EcoTec3 6.2L V8GMC Certified Pre-Owned Details: * Vehicle History * Limited Warranty: 12 Month/12,000 Mile (whichever comes first) from certified purchase date * Warranty Deductible: $0 * Powertrain Limited Warranty: 72 Month/100,000 Mile (whichever comes first) from original in-service date * 24 months/24,000 miles (whichever comes first) CPO Scheduled Maintenance Plan and 3 days/150 miles (whichever comes first) Vehicle Exchange Program * Roadside Assistance * Transferable Warranty * 172 Point InspectionWelcome to Sport Chevrolet in Silver Spring - Your Preferred Baltimore, Washington D.C. & Rockville Chevrolet Dealer Alternative. Call us at 1.240.293.4102 or visit us on the web at www.sportchevrolet.com.
GMC Yukon 2016 SLT 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A)
38,660 miles
Used 2016
GMC Yukon
SLT
Capitol Buick GMC
31.9 mi away
List$43,900
Est.Loan: $799/mo
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GMC Yukon 2016 Denali 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl 8A)
30,290 miles
Used 2016
GMC Yukon
Denali
Shenandoah Ford
37.9 mi away
List$54,427
Est.Loan: $991/mo
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GMC Yukon 2016 Denali 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl 8A)
58,816 miles
Used 2016
GMC Yukon
Denali
List$47,000
Est.Loan: $856/mo
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GMC Yukon 2016 Denali 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl 8A)
38,633 miles
Used 2016
GMC Yukon
Denali
List$51,500
Est.Loan: $937/mo
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$3,000 below NADA Retail! Denali trim. Superb Condition. Sunroof, NAV, 3rd Row Seat, Heated Leather Seats, DVD, Tow Hitch, Quad Seats, 4x4, OPEN ROAD PACKAGE, IRIDIUM METALLIC, WHEELS, 22 X 8.5 (55.9 CM X 21.6 CM... CLICK ME! KEY FEATURES INCLUDE: Leather Seats, Third Row Seat, Navigation, 4x4, Quad Bucket Seats. MP3 Player, Rear Seat Audio Controls, Privacy Glass, Keyless Entry, Remote Trunk Release. OPTION PACKAGES: OPEN ROAD PACKAGE: includes additional 9 months of SiriusXM Radio and NavTraffic service, (CF5) power sunroof, (U42) rear seat entertainment system and on SLT (IO6) Audio system with navigation, WHEELS, 22 X 8.5 (55.9 CM X 21.6 CM) ALUMINUM WITH CHROME INSERTS, IRIDIUM METALLIC, LPO, POLISHED EXHAUST TIPS: (dealer-installed). GMC Denali with Iridium Metallic exterior and Jet Black interior features a 8 Cylinder Engine with 420 HP at 5600 RPM*. New Tires, Local Trade, HANDS FREE LIFTGATE! EXPERTS ARE SAYING: Edmunds.com explains The passenger cabin of the 2016 GMC Yukon is both attractive and of a high quality. Gauges and controls are easy to read and access. The cabin also benefits from a range of sound-deadening measures that give it a hushed ambience usually reserved for luxury cars.. AFFORDABILITY: This Yukon Denali is priced $3,000 below NADA Retail. Approx. Original Base Sticker Price: $68,300*. MORE ABOUT US: We are a family owned and operated sales and service facility.Our family has been serving the automotive needs of the Fredericksburg community for over 50 years. We offer competitive financing, second chance Financing and a full service department, servicing all makes and models. Please call 800-559-1880 or come by and and let our family serve your family. Thank You! Horsepower calculations based on trim engine configuration. Fuel economy calculations based on original manufacturer data for trim engine configuration. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.
GMC Yukon 2016 Denali 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl 8A)
9,181 miles
Used 2016
GMC Yukon
Denali
CarMax
54.5 mi away
List$58,998
Est.Loan: $1,074/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
GMC Yukon 2016 SLT 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A)
40,752 miles
Cpo 2016
GMC Yukon
SLT
Jerry's Mitsubishi
56.2 mi away
List$39,995
Est.Loan: $728/mo
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GMC Yukon 2016 Denali 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl 8A)
23,091 miles
Used 2016
GMC Yukon
Denali
(1)
Keystone Ford
62.8 mi away
List$54,135
Est.Loan: $985/mo
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At Keystone Ford we donât let price stand in the way of getting you into a nicer newer vehicle. This powerful Denali, with its grippy 4WD, will handle anything mother nature decides to throw at you*** Awesome!! Are you interested in a simply quality car? Then take a look at this flexible 2016 GMC Yukon Denali! One of the best things about this 2016 GMC Yukon Denali is something you can't see, but you'll be thankful for it every time you pull up to the pump... Very Low Mileage: LESS THAN 24k miles** Optional equipment includes: Open Road Package, Wheels: 22" x 8.5" Aluminum w/Chrome Inserts, Rear Seat Blu-Ray/DVD Entertainment System, Power Tilt-Sliding Sunroof w/Express-Open/Close, Adaptive Cruise Control w/Front Automatic Braking, Head-Up Display, Enhanced Security Package, (0 P) Iridium Metallic...
GMC Yukon 2016 Denali 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl 8A)
24,953 miles
Used 2016
GMC Yukon
Denali
List$52,947
Est.Loan: $964/mo
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GMC Yukon 2016 Denali 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl 8A)
16,207 miles
Used 2016
GMC Yukon
Denali
List$57,999
Est.Loan: $1,056/mo
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GMC Yukon 2016 Denali 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl 8A)
37,108 miles
Used 2016
GMC Yukon
Denali
Audi Mechanicsburg
86.5 mi away
List$50,499
Est.Loan: $919/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2016 GMC Yukon deserves consideration if you're shopping for a large, near-luxury truck-based SUV with impressive towing capacity. However, its competitors are better overall, and for practical passenger and cargo use, a large crossover SUV might also be a better choice.

vehicle overview

Need a big family vehicle? Well, dealerships are overflowing with big, three-row crossovers well suited for carrying the kids and all your stuff while providing a more civilized driving experience than the big truck-based behemoths of old. But what if you want to kick it old school? Well, the 2016 GMC Yukon is a survivor of that endangered species.

This large SUV retains the classic combination of rugged body-on-frame construction and V8 power. As such, it boasts substantially more towing capability than crossovers, while also delivering a higher degree of burliness and solidity. It also provides the availability of seating for nine, which is something even a minivan won't be able to offer.

Few SUVs can match the 2016 GMC Yukon's rugged nature and impressive tow rating.

Unfortunately, even if this GMC seems right for you, we've found that the Yukon is still just too much of a truck in comparison to its competitors. Its suspension, for example, sends the occasional trucklike shake and shiver through the cabin when driving over bumps. Cargo-carrying versatility is also disappointing. For instance, while the Yukon's third-row seat finally folds flat (unlike in the old generation, where you had to remove it entirely), the cargo floor is quite high, reducing total capacity and making it harder to load heavy items. Passenger space in the third row is also poor since the floor and seat cushion are so close together.

The Yukon's top competitors, the Ford Expedition and Toyota Sequoia, do not suffer in such a way. The Ford, in particular, boasts a more refined ride quality and a more comfortable and usable third-row seat. Additionally, should towing capability not be required, one of those big family crossovers like the Dodge Durango, Honda Pilot or GMC's own Acadia still boast roomier passenger space and less cumbersome driving experiences. So while there may be nothing wrong with kicking it old school in the SUV segment, the Yukon may not be the best way to do it.

trim levels & features

The 2016 GMC Yukon is a body-on-frame SUV available in three trim levels: SLE, SLT and Denali. Seating for eight is standard, but there are two optional seating arrangements: Second-row captain's chairs drop the count to seven and an available 40/20/40-split front bench seat increases it to nine (SLE only). There is also an extended-length version known as the Yukon XL, which is covered in a separate review.

The entry-level Yukon SLE comes standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, foglights, front and rear parking sensors, automatic headlights and wipers, a driver integrated blind-spot mirror, rear privacy glass, roof rails, a locking rear differential, side assist steps, a rearview camera, remote ignition, keyless entry, cruise control, tri-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped tilt-only steering wheel, power front seats (eight-way driver seat and four-way passenger seat, both with two-way power lumbar), a 60/40-split folding second-row bench seat and a 60/40-split folding third-row seat. Electronic equipment includes Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, OnStar (with a 4G LTE connection and WiFi hotspot), a 110-volt household-style power outlet, the 8-inch IntelliLink touchscreen interface (which includes voice controls, smartphone app integration and Apple CarPlay capability) and a nine-speaker Bose sound system with HD and satellite radios, a CD player, five USB ports (two with front bench seat), Pandora Internet radio, a media player interface, an auxiliary audio jack and an SD card slot.

SLE buyers can also opt for an Enhanced Driver Alert package that includes forward collision alert, automatic high-beam headlight control and lane-departure warning with a vibrating safety alert seat and lane-keeping assist. The SLE's Convenience option package adds an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a power liftgate.

The SLT model includes both the Enhanced Driver Alert and Convenience packages and adds rear cross-traffic alert and a blind-spot warning system, power-folding mirrors (auto-dimming on driver side), keyless ignition and entry, a hands-free power liftgate, perforated leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats (with four-way lumbar), heated second-row seats (a power fold-and-tumble 60/40 bench), power-folding third-row seats, driver memory functions, a heated power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, ambient interior lighting and wireless phone charging.

All Yukons are prepped for towing and feature a 2-inch receiver and seven-pin wiring harness. An HD Trailering package is also available on both SLE and SLT that includes specific gearing, a trailer-brake controller, an air suspension with increased capacity and leveling, and low-range gearing when combined with four-wheel-drive models.

Options include second-row captain's chairs (heated and power fold-and-tumble), an enhanced alarm system and adaptive cruise control with crash-imminent braking. An Open Road package combines a sunroof, navigation, a rear entertainment system with a DVD/Blu-ray player and an additional nine months of satellite radio and real-time traffic info service.

Rear climate and entertainment system controls are located on the back of the front-row console.

The Yukon Denali adds to the SLT's standard features plus a unique grille, a more powerful V8 engine, 20-inch alloy wheels, a magnetically controlled adaptive suspension, xenon headlights, a reconfigurable digital instrument panel, a trailer-brake controller, a 10-speaker Bose surround-sound audio system, active noise cancellation, the navigation system and second-row captain's chairs (heated and power fold-and-tumble).

Optional for the Denali are 22-inch wheels, power-retractable assist steps, a sunroof, a heated second-row bench, a head-up display, adaptive cruise control (includes automatic emergency braking), and single- or dual-screen rear entertainment systems (both include a DVD/Blu-ray player).

performance & mpg

The 2016 GMC Yukon SLE and SLT models come with a 5.3-liter V8 engine that generates 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. It is paired to a six-speed automatic transmission that sends power to the rear wheels on two-wheel-drive models or all four wheels on four-wheel-drive models. The SLE and SLT's four-wheel-drive system is a single-speed part-time setup, but a two-speed transfer case with low-range gearing is available as an option. Properly equipped, the maximum tow rating for the two-wheel-drive Yukon SLE or SLT is 8,500 pounds.

EPA estimated fuel economy is expectedly low, but as full-size SUVs go, it's pretty respectable. Equipped with the 5.3-liter V8, the Yukon earns 18 mpg combined (16 city/23 highway with two-wheel drive and 22 highway with four-wheel drive).

In Edmunds testing, a four-wheel-drive 2016 Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ (nearly analogous to a four-wheel-drive Yukon SLT) hit 60 mph in 7.3 seconds. This is a solid performance, but the Expedition and Sequoia are quicker.

The 2016 GMC Yukon Denali is powered by a 6.2-liter V8 that produces 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. It comes with an eight-speed automatic and rear-wheel drive, while the optional four-wheel drive includes the two-speed transfer case. Max towing is 8,400 pounds. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 17 mpg combined (15/22 with two-wheel drive and 21 highway with four-wheel drive).

safety

Standard safety equipment on the 2016 GMC Yukon includes antilock disc brakes, traction control, stability control, front-seat side airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. A center airbag located between the front bucket seats (when so equipped) aids in side-impact crashes. Also standard is OnStar, which includes automatic crash notification, on-demand roadside assistance, remote door unlocking, stolen vehicle assistance and turn-by-turn navigation. Front and rear parking sensors and a rearview camera are standard on every Yukon.

Available safety equipment includes forward collision alert with auto-braking, lane-departure warning and lane keeping assist, a vibrating safety alert seat, rear cross-traffic alert and blind-spot monitoring.

In Edmunds brake testing, a four-wheel-drive Chevrolet Tahoe LTZ (similar to a Yukon SLT) came to a stop from 60 mph in 126 feet. A rear-drive, lesser equipped Tahoe stopped in 121 feet. Both are short distances for a vehicle in this class, but we disliked the soft, long-travel pedal that elicits little confidence.

In government crash tests, the Yukon earned a four- (out of five) star rating for overall performance, with five stars for total frontal-impact protection and five stars for side-impact protection.

driving

On the road, the 2016 GMC Yukon's standard 5.3-liter V8 is smooth and quiet, yet still has the oomph to move a mess of people or cargo between Points A and B without breaking a sweat. Contrary to what you might expect, Yukons with this powertrain also have higher tow ratings than Denali models despite the latter's larger, more powerful engine. The Denali's eight-speed automatic, however, does aid in towing.

One of the Yukon's weak points is the engine's delayed response to throttle inputs. Step on the gas and there's a noticeable hesitation, especially when trying to accelerate at highway speeds or from a standing stop.

The Yukon feels confident in everyday driving, especially with the Denali model's adaptive suspension. Ride quality with the base suspension leaves much to be desired, though. It cushions sharp impacts well and is resistant to large float and bouncy motions, but even small imperfections send shivers and shakes into the cabin due to the old-school solid rear axle. It doesn't do anything for handling either, and as with all full-size SUVs, handling is ponderous.

interior

The passenger cabin of the 2016 GMC Yukon is both attractive and of a high quality. Gauges and controls are easy to read and access, while the large IntelliLink central display operates intuitively and for 2016, quicker than before. The cabin also benefits from a range of sound-deadening measures that give it a hushed ambience usually reserved for luxury cars.

Center stack controls are laid out in a thoughtful, logical manner, and the touchscreen gets a noticeable hardware upgrade for 2016.

Up front, seats are comfortable and supportive, though it bears noting that the SLE model's lack of a telescoping steering wheel may make it hard for some drivers to find an optimal seating position. The choice of bucket seats or a 40/20/40-split bench up front and the standard second-row bench or captain's chairs offer a seating flexibility that's downright uncommon these days. The power-releasing second-row seats make getting in and out of the third-row seat a good bit easier.

This is where the Yukon falls far short, however. That third row is quite simply cramped, as its seat bottom is as close to the ground as possible. Adults and even kids will be substantially more comfortable in rival SUVs. For cargo carrying, the third row's ability to fold into the floor is a marked improvement over the previous generation that required owners to wrestle those seats in and out of the Yukon. Yet, this change has resulted in a higher load floor that makes it difficult for anyone (let along smaller owners) to lift and reach bulky cargo. Maximum cargo capacity also suffers, as the Tahoe offers roughly the same space as large family crossovers.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2016 GMC Yukon.

The SUV to have if you need the space.
Loren McCoy, 1/26/2016
I have owned many Tahoes and Yukons The 2016 Denali is awesome. It looks great and the Corvette engine with the 8-speed is a great combo. GM cars are now so technologically advanced. This is the vehicle to have if you travel a lot with people/kids. WiFi is awesome and OnStar is a must for me. It is expensive, but blows away the competition. I've owned several Land Cruisers, and I you couldn't run fast enough to give me one of those over the GMC!
Very nice drive with some issues.
Seth, 10/13/2015
I love the feeling I get driving this, great looking SUV. I have owned it 6 months and I would buy it again. My issues are minor quality concerns mostly. The underside of the hood on the front edge had a paint drop from the factory that could be felt when I opened the hood. All the body panels (fenders and doors mostly) needed to be adjusted so the body lines matched and the gaps looked equal. Rear bumper Fascia needed to be replaced because the gap to the tailgate wasn't even. The interior quality seems to match my Toyota but it's more comfortable to drive the Yukon. Apple CarPlay is a great feature and find myself using Siri for navigation more then factory installed one. Seats are very comfortable and controls are easy to adjust on the dash. One entertainment feature I wish the car had was a HDMI port for the TV.
Expensive SUV but worth it
Mo, 12/31/2016
We returned to GMC Yukon after having an Expedition as our last vehicle. The Yukon is better in all material aspects. Seats more comfortable, engine power better, noise control excellent, and we don't seem to have any of the small malfunctions experienced with our Ford: sensor lights, wrong tire pressure readings, small leaks, slow power windows, and best of all, no glare from the inside chrome! We are old school....we want an SUV that's more like a truck and less like a car, so we don't like the smaller models, and do not feel as safe in them. This is an exceptional vehicle and fits our needs and has great quality in its manufacturing. The only thing I don't care for is second row bucket seats, would have preferred the bench version. . UPDATE 2018. This vehicle saved my husband's life. He was stopped on the interstate in traffic and was hit at high speed from behind by another full sized SUV. Although heavily damaged, not totalled and has been restored and repaired.
Recommendations
LaRuth Jordan, 3/1/2017
I love my 2016 Yukon GMC XL so much and I have only driven the Yukon XL for the last 15 years and I drove the Suburban 7 years before that. I get a new GMC Yukon XL every year or two max. I wouldn't change anything on my Yukon except the USB Port; they need to stay hot when the car is turned off to allow your cellphone or other smart items to charge while out of the car. I would like to see them add the cup size adjuster to the Yukon and also allow the car to show the speed limit on the screen so that you know how fast or slow you should be driving when you enter a street, road or the highway. Maybe even be able to set restrictions that vibrates or dings when you go over the restricted amount. For example: I would want to know when I'm driving 5 miles or more over that speed limit.
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Features & Specs

MPG
15 city / 21 hwy
Seats 7
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
420 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG
16 city / 22 hwy
Seats 8
6-speed shiftable automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
355 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG
15 city / 22 hwy
Seats 7
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
420 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG
16 city / 23 hwy
Seats 8
6-speed shiftable automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
355 hp @ 5600 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover3 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover22.9%

More about the 2016 GMC Yukon
Used 2016 GMC Yukon Overview

The Used 2016 GMC Yukon is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include Denali 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl 8A), Denali 4dr SUV (6.2L 8cyl 8A), SLT 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A), SLT 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 6A), SLE 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 6A), and SLE 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A).

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Price comparisons for Used 2016 GMC Yukon trim styles:

  • The Used 2016 GMC Yukon Denali is priced between $44,391 and$58,998 with odometer readings between 9181 and70873 miles.
  • The Used 2016 GMC Yukon SLT is priced between $37,490 and$54,991 with odometer readings between 2966 and56733 miles.

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