2019 GMC Yukon

2019 GMC Yukon
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MSRP range
$49,500 - $69,600
2019 GMC Yukon
Save up to $5,330

What’s new

  • New Graphite Edition package for the SLT trim
  • Part of the fourth Yukon generation introduced for 2015

Pros

  • Seating for up to nine people
  • Impressive towing capacity from standard V8 engine
  • Quiet and nicely trimmed cabin

Cons

  • Maneuvering in tight spaces is a challenge
  • High trunk floor reduces cargo space and makes loading items difficult
  • Sluggish engine and brake responses with standard engine


Which Yukon does Edmunds recommend?

If you're opting for the GMC Yukon over the nearly identical Chevy Tahoe, you might as well skip right to the Denali. You get a much better powertrain and more sophisticated suspension, nicer interior materials, and all the bells and whistles. It's also only a tiny price bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Edition package.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

There aren't many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, but the 2019 GMC Yukon happens to be one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the Yukon offers ruggedness and high towing capacity that only this kind of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes standard, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing provides traction when you need it most.

The Yukon, however, also has some flaws commonly associated with this kind of vehicle. Cargo space isn't as efficient as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of fuel. We're also not fond of the base V8's sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the Yukon's ride and driving experience begin to fall in line with more modern vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed automatic transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.

Even so, we'd recommend checking out the Yukon's closest competitor, the recently redesigned Ford Expedition. It's also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, but it has a higher maximum towing capacity and superior cargo space and it's all around a more refined and upscale vehicle.

Trim levels & features

The 2019 GMC Yukon is a full-size SUV offered in SLE, SLT and Denali trim levels. Most Yukons seat eight passengers, but an optional front bench seat on the SLE trim increases the capacity to nine. Second-row bucket seats are available on the SLT trim and standard on the Denali; they reduce passenger capacity to seven.

GMC offers two different engines based on trim level. SLE and SLT models come with a 5.3-liter V8 engine that produces 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. It is paired to a six-speed automatic transmission that sends power to the rear wheels. Four-wheel drive is available with a single-speed transfer case that is optional for all trims, and a two-speed transfer case with low-range gearing is available. The Yukon Denali is powered by a 6.2-liter V8 that produces 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. It comes standard with a new 10-speed automatic and rear-wheel drive. The optional four-wheel drive includes a standard two-speed transfer case.

Standard features for the SLE trim include 18-inch wheels, heated mirrors, foglights, side steps, roof rails, front and rear parking sensors, automatic wipers, cruise control, remote keyless entry and ignition, and a trailer hitch receiver with a wiring harness.

On the inside, you get tri-zone automatic climate control, a power-adjustable driver seat, 60/40-split folding second- and third-row seats, a tilt-only leather-wrapped steering wheel, OnStar communications (including a 4G LTE connection and a Wi-Fi hotspot), a 110-volt household power outlet, Bluetooth, an 8-inch touchscreen, a rearview camera, five USB ports, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a Bose nine-speaker audio system with a CD player and satellite radio.

The optional Enhanced Driver Alert package adds forward collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, automatic high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience package adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a universal garage door opener.

There are two versions of the SLT trim: SLT Standard Edition and plain-old SLT. The Standard Edition includes all of the above, along with leather upholstery, heated front seats, a power-adjustable front passenger seat and driver-seat memory functions. The SLT further gets you hands-free operation for the rear liftgate, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, keyless entry and ignition, a heated and power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats, and power-folding second- and third-row seats.

For 2019, the SLT also gets two new packages. The Graphite Edition package is basically a blackout appearance package with 22-inch wheels. Then there's the Graphite Performance Edition package, a pricey add-on that includes the upgraded engine, transmission, and suspension from the Denali along with some extra tech features such as a head-up display and navigation.

Compared to the SLT, the top-of-the-line Denali trim adds the larger engine and 10-speed transmission (with low-range gearing on 4WD models), 20-inch wheels, xenon headlights, adaptive suspension dampers, a trailer brake controller, a head-up display, active noise cancellation, a wireless charging pad, second-row bucket seats, an upgraded driver information display, a navigation system and a 10-speaker surround-sound system.

Some features on higher-trimmed models are available on supporting models at additional cost. Optional for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a unique axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the Denali are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automatic braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The Denali also offers power-retractable side steps.

Driving

The base V8 feels strong, but only if you really stomp on the gas. Otherwise, the Yukon's sluggish throttle response and soft brake pedal make for a disconnected driving experience. Maneuverability in tight spaces is also an issue.

Acceleration

Both engines provide ample power, but the base V8 feels lethargic and unresponsive in normal driving. The 6.2-liter V8 is punchier and much more responsive, making the Yukon feel a bit less truckish.

Braking

The pedal travel is long and soft and feels a bit disconnected. However, the brakes are strong, and the Yukon has a relatively short stopping distance for such a large, heavy vehicle.

Steering

The steering is light, but a bit slow. There's no real feel from the wheels. The on-center feel is good, and the Yukon is at home on a long, straight freeway.

Comfort

The cabin is impressively quiet, and the front seats provide all-day comfort. The base suspension manages sharp impacts well, but surprisingly small road imperfections tend to give the cockpit the shakes. The powerful air conditioning has no issue regulating cabin temperatures.

Seat comfort

The front seats and the available second-row buckets are wide and plush, perfect for long drives. Opt for the bench, and you get less padding and much less adjustability. The third-row seating is thin and flat.

Ride comfort

The standard suspension handles large bumps well without feeling overly floaty or bouncy, but vibrations from smaller imperfections and rough roads do get translated into the cabin. The Denali's adaptive setup is a marked improvement on all paved surfaces.

Noise & vibration

One of the Yukon's biggest strengths: You're exceptionally well isolated from all sources of noise, except the engine. Even wind noise has been tamed.

Climate control

The powerful blower can make a lot of noise at full chat, but it has to work hard when the vehicle's been sitting in extreme heat or cold … and it does. Even with all the interior volume, you won't suffer lingering heat or cold for very long.

Interior

The controls are easy to find and use. The big doors, side steps and grab handles mean entry and exit is relatively easy for such a tall vehicle. There's plenty of room for the first two rows, but the third row has a high floor and lacks legroom compared to smaller competitors.

Ease of use

Thankfully, the Yukon sticks with GM's column-mounted shifter rather than adopting GMC's awkward push-button shifter. Everything in the cabin is clearly marked, and most controls are large enough to be worked even with gloves on.

Getting in/getting out

The vehicle is quite high, but big doors, side steps, and grab-handles help a lot. In tight spaces where the doors can't open wide, some passengers may have issues with access.

Driving position

With high, accessible armrests on each side, a relatively low beltline in relation to the driver, and available power-adjustable pedals, most drivers will find a comfortable position.

Roominess

There's buckets of room for front and middle-row passengers. Head- and leg-room aren't an issue. The third row lacks legroom, and the floor sits relatively high and close to the seat bottom, making it an awkward place for adults.

Visibility

Relatively narrow pillars and large expanses of glass aid the view on all sides. A backup camera and parking sensors are thankfully standard, as the view from the mirrors can be a little tight.

Quality

Just about every surface in the Denali is dressed up with something, helping it feel a bit more upscale. It's still hard to hide the vehicle's truckish roots.

Utility

Cargo capacity depends on whether you need to use the third row. Fold down the seats, and you'll have a nice wide, flat floor, but the load floor is very high and shallow behind the third row. There is a ton of space for small items around the cabin.

Small-item storage

You'll find plenty of little nooks and cubbies for small items around the interior, along with a cavernous console bin. There are even some good storage options for the second row.

Cargo space

With 15.3 cubic feet behind the third row, the Yukon has a very shallow storage space. The seats are power-folding and open up 94.7 cubic feet of space when flat. However, the load floor is much higher than those of competitors.

Towing

The Yukon comes with a 2-inch receiver hitch and four- and seven-pin wiring connectors. You have the option of adding an integrated electric trailer brake controller and rear leveling suspension. Properly equipped, the Yukon's maximum towing capacity is rated at 8,400 pounds.

Technology

Even the base Yukon comes with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and a 4G hotspot with Wi-Fi. The GMC infotainment system is also generally easy to use. There are plenty of safety features, and driver aids such as adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist are available.

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Features & Specs

MSRP
$69,600
MPG
14 city / 22 hwy
Seats 7
10-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
420 hp @ 5600 rpm
MSRP
$60,500
MPG
15 city / 21 hwy
Seats 8
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
355 hp @ 5600 rpm
MSRP
$66,600
MPG
14 city / 23 hwy
Seats 7
10-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
420 hp @ 5600 rpm
MSRP
$57,500
MPG
15 city / 22 hwy
Seats 8
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
355 hp @ 5600 rpm
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Yukon safety features:

Forward Collision Alert
Warns the driver to take action to avoid colliding with a vehicle or other object in front of the SUV.
Lane Keep Assist
Alerts the driver when the SUV drifts out of its lane and delivers steering input to keep the vehicle in its lane.
Safety Alert Driver Seat
Generates vibrating pulse patterns in the seat cushion to alert the driver to potential collisions on the left or right side of car.

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%

GMC Yukon vs. the competition

2019 GMC Yukon

2019 GMC Yukon

2019 Chevrolet Tahoe

2019 Chevrolet Tahoe

GMC Yukon vs. Chevrolet Tahoe

The Chevrolet Tahoe is the vehicle on which the Yukon is based. Mechanically and dimensionally, the two are identical, and both have the same optional upgraded drivetrain and suspension. The base Yukon comes with more standard equipment than the base Tahoe, and at the high end of the trim spectrum the Yukon Denali offers nicer interior trim than anything you'll find in the Tahoe.

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GMC Yukon vs. Chevrolet Suburban

The Chevrolet Suburban is related to the Yukon XL, with both adding 20 inches to the Yukon's overall length. That means there's a lot more space for people and their things on the inside, and a lot more metal to park on the outside. Otherwise, the experience is essentially identical to the Yukon. There's even a Suburban RST that gets the 6.2-liter V8 and other mechanical upgrades you see in the Yukon Denali.

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GMC Yukon vs. Ford Expedition

The Ford Expedition is a more recently redesigned full-size, body-on-frame SUV. Not only is it a more refined vehicle on the road, but properly equipped it can tow up to 9,300 pounds, handily outdoing the Yukon. (Although its standard capacity is 5,900 pounds — less than the Yukon's base 6,300 pounds.) It relies on a powerful turbocharged V6 instead of a V8, making for better fuel economy. Throw in the option of long-wheelbase version and some nice luxury features, and the Expedition makes a strong case for itself when compared with the Yukon.

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2019 GMC Yukon for Sale

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More about the 2019 GMC Yukon

The 2019 GMC Yukon can carry up to nine people and tow up to 8,400 pounds, placing it in a rarefied class of large SUVs with extreme capabilities. It also has a nicely appointed and quiet cabin, with easy-to-use controls and plenty of standard features.

The base Yukon SLE comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, front and rear parking sensors, automatic wipers and remote entry. Inside there's three-zone climate control, cloth upholstery, a 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat, 60/40-split folding second- and third-row benches, and a tilting steering wheel. The Yukon also comes with GMC's 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, with Bluetooth music streaming, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, satellite and HD radio, and a nine-speaker Bose stereo system. For practicality, the Yukon includes side steps, roof rails, and a trailer hitch with a wiring harness. Even the entry-level Yukon is ready to tow.

Move up to the Yukon SLT, and you get a lot more amenities. There's a hands-free liftgate, power-folding mirrors, leather upholstery, proximity entry and push-button start, a power tilt-and-telescoping wheel and power-adjustable pedals, heated and ventilated front seats and heated second-row seats, and power-folding second- and third-row seats. Safety features on the SLT include blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane keeping assist, and a driver seat that vibrates as a warning to a potential collision.

Both the SLE and the SLT come with a 355-horsepower 5.3-liter V8 and a six-speed automatic transmission. New for 2019 is the option of adding the Yukon Denali's powertrain and suspension upgrades with the Graphite Performance Edition package.

The top-of-the-line 2019 GMC Yukon Denali adds a 420-horsepower 6.2-liter V8 and a 10-speed automatic transmission, along with Magnetic Ride Control adaptive suspension. A trailer brake controller, a head-up display, an active noise cancellation system, a navigation system and a 10-speaker stereo are also included.

Plenty of optional features are available for the Yukon as well, from 22-inch wheels to a trailering package with self-leveling suspension. Other options include a sunroof, adaptive cruise control and a rear-seat DVD system.

If you need to haul a lot of people and a lot of gear at the same time, the Yukon is worth a look. Be sure to read our full review for more information, and take advantage of our shopping tools to find the best deal on a 2019 GMC Yukon near you.

2019 GMC Yukon Overview

The 2019 GMC Yukon is offered in the following submodels: . Available styles include Denali 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl 10A), SLT 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A), Denali 4dr SUV (6.2L 8cyl 10A), SLT 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 6A), SLE 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A), SLT Standard Edition 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A), SLE 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 6A), and SLT Standard Edition 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 6A).

What do people think of the 2019 GMC Yukon?

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2019 GMC Yukon Denali 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl 10A)

The 2019 GMC Yukon Denali 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl 10A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $72,275. The average price paid for a new 2019 GMC Yukon Denali 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl 10A) is trending $5,289 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

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The average savings for the 2019 GMC Yukon Denali 4dr SUV 4WD (6.2L 8cyl 10A) is7.3% below the MSRP.

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2019 GMC Yukon SLT 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A)

The 2019 GMC Yukon SLT 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $61,795. The average price paid for a new 2019 GMC Yukon SLT 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A) is trending $5,330 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $5,330 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$56,465.

The average savings for the 2019 GMC Yukon SLT 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 6A) is8.6% below the MSRP.

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Should I lease or buy a 2019 GMC Yukon?

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