The current GMC Yukon dates back to 2015. For 2020, this General Motors sibling to the Chevrolet Tahoe and Cadillac Escalade enters what we expect will be the last year of its fourth generation. GMC also makes the Yukon XL, a stretched version based on the Chevrolet Suburban, which is covered in a separate buyer's guide entry.
What's New / Key Changes from Last Year
The 2020 GMC Yukon carries over unchanged from last year's model.
GMC offers the Yukon in SLE, SLT and Denali trims. SLE uses a 5.3L V8 that makes 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque, and the SLT and Denali trade that for a 6.2L engine making 420 hp and 460 lb-ft. The 5.3L engine comes with a six-speed transmission, and the 6.2L is paired with a 10-speed. SLE and SLT start with RWD that can be optioned to 4WD; 4WD is standard in Denali trim.
The GMC Yukon SLE comes with 18-inch wheels, limited slip rear differential, fog lights, heated side mirrors, automatic wipers, a 4.2-inch driver information display, 8.0-inch infotainment touchsreen, a 110-volt power outlet, cruise control, front and rear park assist, leather-trimmed steering wheel, 60/40 split folding second- and third-row seats, cloth upholstery, remote engine start and three-zone automatic climate control.
SLT adds lane change alert with blind spot monitor, power-adjustable pedals, passive keyless entry, wireless smartphone charging, power-folding second and third-row seats, heated steering wheel, forward collision alert with low-speed automatic braking, lane keep assist with lane departure warning, safety alert seat, automatic high beams, hands-free power tailgate, auto-dimming rearview and side mirrors, 12-volt power outlets, heated and ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats and power-adjustable pedals and steering column.
Denali brings a magnetic ride control suspension, 20-inch wheels, power second-row bucket seats, HID headlights, navigation and a head-up display.
In SLT trim, a Sun, Sound and Destination package brings navigation, sunroof and rear-seat entertainment system. Other extras include second-row power-folding bucket seats.
SLE options include an Enhanced Driver Alert package of forward collision alert, low-speed automatic braking, lane keep assist with lane departure warning, safety alert seat and automatic high beams.
Denali offers 22-inch wheels in numerous styles, and an Ultimate package includes the Sun, Sound and Destination detailed above, an anti-theft system, power-retractable side steps and adaptive cruise control with all-speed automatic braking.
GMC's fuel consumption estimates for the Yukon are 15.7/10.5 L/100 km (city/highway) with the 5.3L engine and two-wheel drive; 16.0/11.2 with 4WD; and 16.5/10.9 with the 6.2L engine and its standard 4WD system.
The Yukon competes with the Chevrolet Tahoe mentioned up top, along with the Ford Expedition, Toyota Sequoia and Nissan Armada. Once you reach the Denali trim level, the list of competitors expands to include the Cadillac Escalade, Lincoln Navigator, Lexus LX and Infiniti QX80.
This vehicle has not yet been reviewed