Anyone shopping for a near-luxury truck-based SUV should probably book a 2017 GMC Yukon test drive. although its competitors may better some of its features, it is still a fine choice for those looking for a strong V8 power, an impressive interior quality, an extremely quiet highway ride, an available nine-person seating capacity, and stout towing capacity. The GMC Yukon 2017 release date should be expected this fall, according to multiple insider reports.
The 2017 GMC Yukon is among the old-school breed of truck-based SUVs that, just like its peers, is almost at the brink of its extinction similar to the White Rhinos (only one male is surviving). Aside from the analogy, the Yukon is a big family vehicle suited to handle everyday hauling and towing needs.
Just like its body-on frame peers, the large Yukon SUV still retains the classic combination of a V8 power and a rugged body construction. Therefore, it manages to offer a substantial amount of towing and off-road capability, and a higher-degree of solidity and burliness. Again, it manages to offer an up-to nine-passenger seating capacity – a fete that even a minivan will be unable to offer.
There’re several reasons that you should probably think long and hard about before deciding. Its suspension system, for instance, is just too much of a truck and the result of this is occasional shivers and shakes in the cabin when cruising on mundane road conditions. The cargo floor is painstakingly high for a short person, and the passenger space on the third bench is poor.
It is only judicious that you first check what the segment offers before making a decision. Some of the alternatives here include the 2017 Dodge Durango, Toyota Sequoia, GMC’s own Acadia, and Honda Pilot 2017.
2017 GMC Yukon Review of Trims
Three trims are available for the 2017 GMC Yukon: SLT, SLE, and Denali. The GMC Yukon XL is an extended-length version that comes with an MSRP starting from around $50,000. Some of the highlights that it boasts of include a strong V8 power, a quiet highway ride, a high-quality interior, a big cargo capacity, and a stout towing capacity – essentially the same features that underpin the regular Yukon. Furthermore, three trims are also offered for the 2017 GMC Yukon XL: SLT, SLE, and Denali.
GMC Yukon colors: Iridium Metallic, Summit White, Onyx Black, Light Steel Gray Metallic, Bronze Alloy Metallic, Crimson Red Tintcoat, Sparkling Silver Metallic, Midnight Amethyst Metallic, and Light Steel Gray Metallic. Changes can be expected on the color palette on its release date, as General Motors is yet to make any official communications.
2017 GMC Yukon Interior & Exterior Changes
Some of the standard accessories available for the Yukon SLE include a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, a driver integrated blind-spot monitor, eighteen-inch alloy wheels, keyless entry and ignition, front and rear parking sensors, foglights, Bluetooth connectivity, automatic tri-zone climate control, cruise control, a rear privacy glass, automatic headlights and wipers, a 110-V power outlet, OnStar connectivity, voice controls, five USB ports, smartphone app connectivity, a nine-speaker Bose audio system, an SD card slot, an auxiliary audio jack, a CD player, HD and satellite radio, and a locking rear differential.
Upgrading to the Yukon SLE gets you the above features plus a lane-departure warning system, a forward collision alert, a power liftgate, power-adjustable pedals, lane-keeping assist, automatic high-beam headlight control, and a rearview auto-dimming mirror.
Winding up the trim lineup is the Yukon SLT model that comes with heated second-row seats, power-folding mirrors, wireless phone charging, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a hands-free power tailgate, keyless entry and ignition, a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alerts, driver memory settings, ventilated and heated front seats, power-folding mirrors, and a perforated leather upholstery.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 8 in. (116 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 11.9 in. (203.9 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 8.5 in. (80.5 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: 15.3 ft³
Curb weight: 5379 lbs
Top Speed: 113 mph
0-60: 7,3 sec
MPG: 16/23 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Bronze Alloy Metallic, Crimson Red Tintcoat, Iridium Metallic, Light Steel Gray Metallic, Midnight Amethyst Metallic, Onyx Black, Quicksilver Metallic and Sparkling Silver Metallic
Towing Capacity: 8500 lbs
2017 GMC Yukon Engine Specs
Two engines are offered beneath the hoods of the 2017 GMC Yukon. Equipped on both the SLE and SLT models is the 5.3L V8 engine rated at 355 horsepower and 383 lbs. ft. of torque. The second engine – 6.2L V8 – comes beneath the hood of the 2017 GMC Yukon Denali and generates 420 hp and 460 pounds-feet of torque.
2017 GMC Yukon Release Date & Price
Rumors allege the Yukon Denali goes for sale this fall, as are the SLE and SLT models. Starting price is pegged at $48,000 according to our sources.