2020 GMC Yukon

If you are thinking about a SUV and a GMC Yukon is on your list of vehicles to check out, this review might help you decide whether or not to fit a test drive into your schedule.

Model Options

The 2020 Yukon is available in three different trims. Yukon SLE, SLT or Yukon Denali. If you are looking for the top trim expect to commit to spending about $17,000 more for the upgrade. 


You can load up the starting five, yourself, and still have room for a couple more, with seating for 7-8 passengers. The SLE model is available with a front bench seat, which ups its capacity to nine passengers. Compared to its competition though, the interior materials are a bit disappointing. Below-average cargo space and a tight third row can be two too many flaws for some. But if you insist on more room, that is available at an extra cost, with the Yukon XL.  

Drive Time

15 city 23 highway is what you can expect to get with this SUV. As with any bigger vehicle you can imagine maneuvering in tight spaces can present a challenge. 

Yukon is based on a truck platform and has two robust V8 engines on offer. A standard 5.3-liter V8 feels a bit overmatched in such a large vehicle, as do the merely adequate brakes.  

Tech and Safety

The infotainment system has practically every feature available on the market and an easy-to-use interface. The 8-inch touchscreen is equipped with navigation, has easy-to-read graphics and generous touch zones.  

It has a quick response to user inputs, which is definitely a plus. Also, there are plenty of USB ports, so your phone battery will stay charged!

Safety features include collision warning and low-speed automated emergency braking, available lane departure warning, and lane-keep assist.

Final Thoughts

While this vehicle is very appealing to the eye and has room to seat up to nine, I don’t think it is a vehicle you want to settle on before shopping around. The technology and safety are the biggest perks to this vehicle, which isn’t a bad thing. But in some areas it is falling short compared to its competition. 


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