The GMC Yukon came along with its long-wheelbase variant, the Yukon XL. The new GMC model is a fair combination of features with a kind of performance that would have its own share of onlooking buyers. Here is an account of those aspects, we have collected from the GMC dealer Salinas, that might help you decide if the vehicle is one you were in search for.
If we start with the make, then the Corvette-derived 420-hp 6.2-liter V-8 engine that powers both the Yukon trims might give you a positive impression. But the new 10-speed automatic transmissions that support the engine would surely make you feel satisfied as the combination could overall improve the fuel economy of Yukon to a moderately successful level.
Yukon is a car that didn’t leave any opportunity of connectivity at bay. With the availability of 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hotspot capability, every Yukon keeps its occupants connected nearly all through the rides, Moreover, the integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto pushed the model into the next level of modernity.
What’s New for 2018?
The Yukon from GMC has got a few modifications done for its 2018 model that includes a new 10-speed automatic that goes perfect with the 6.2-liter V-8 engine.
The new GMC Yukon offers some special package features depending upon the trim level you select. Here’s a look at how it all goes:
On the exterior front we see some minor changes that involves a new chrome grille design. Inside, we find a new interior atmosphere with wood especially found in the Denali models. For non-Denali model buyers can opt for a new paint color which they call it as the Satin Steel Metallic that comes with a fill alert monitor system to ensure the right tire-pressure is maintained.
The new Ultimate package can be availed only for the Denali models again, that stuff in an extended trial of SiriusXM, a sensing alarm system for motion- and incline to prevent theft, power-retractable running boards, a power sunroof and an adaptive cruise control that gives the driver forward-collision warning. One can add to it the available exterior paint accents and for the 22-inch wheels.
There is the SLE model that gets you a front bench seat, increasing its capacity to carry nine passengers. The interior of this trim sports leather upholstery, front bucket seats with power-folding feature enabled second and third rows.
Performance and Driving Impressions
As said by the Salinas GMC dealer, the Yukon feels big on the road, and its 6.2-liter V-8 engine does a good job even on rough patches. The handling remains easy for all kinds of driving habits in spite of being a vehicle so large. The drive seems more in control because of the eight-speed automatic transmission that shuffles the car quicker than any of its competitor in range. The standard 5.3-liter V-8 and the advanced 6.2-liter one cruise happily on the road and the quiet atmosphere inside the cabin fends out every external hazard.