Used Car: 2010 GMC Yukon Hybrid Review
The 2010 GMC Yukon Hybrid offers some of the best fuel economy available from a 2010 large SUV, but still retains key SUV qualities, like the ability to carry large items and tow trailers. A long list of standard features and good safety and reliability scores also set the Yukon Hybrid apart from rival used SUVs.
The 2010 GMC Yukon Hybrid is ranked:
When it was new, reviewers liked that the 2010 Yukon Hybrid gets better fuel economy and sacrifices little in the way of utility over conventional gas-only SUVs. At an EPA-estimated 21/22 mpg city/highway, the Yukon Hybrid falls short of typical hybrid SUVs, but its capabilities for towing and hauling far surpass most hybrid SUVs. The Yukon Hybrid also has a good reliability score for the class.
The 2010 GMC Yukon Hybrid is powered by a 6.0-liter V8 and a pair of electric motors and comes with either rear- or four-wheel drive. Most reviewers generally said that the Yukon Hybrid has plenty of power and drives a lot like its gas-only counterpart, which is a good thing. One major complaint was that the third row must be removed to expand cargo space, whereas some competitors’ third rows fold flat into the floor. Maximum cargo capacity with the second row folded and the third row removed is 108.9 cubic feet.
Reviewers found the Yukon Hybrid’s interior to be high-quality, well-appointed and comfortable with its standard leather-trimmed seats. The abundant standard features list includes Bluetooth, tri-zone climate control, a Bose stereo with satellite radio, navigation and a USB port. A Denali trim delivers Cadillac-like luxury and adds more standard features like larger wheels, cooled front seats and a dynamic suspension that automatically adjusts to changes in the road to maximize comfort. The Yukon Hybrid saw few changes since it debuted in 2008, so you may be able to save money by getting an older model.
Other Cars to Consider
If you’re shopping for a used Yukon Hybrid, check out the 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid, which also delivers class-leading fuel economy. Reviewers favored the performance of the Yukon Hybrid but preferred the interior of the Tahoe Hybrid. The Tahoe Hybrid can’t reach the luxury levels of GMC’s Denali trim, but by searching for both models, you’ll increase your chances of finding a good model with low mileage at the right price for your budget.
You should also check out the 2010 GMC Yukon. While its fuel economy isn’t as good as the hybrid model’s, it can tow a bit more. With the available front bench seat, it can also seat up to nine, which is one more than the Yukon Hybrid. Additionally, since it lacks the expensive hybrid components, the gas-only Yukon may be less expensive.