Used Car: 2010 GMC Yukon Review
The 2010 GMC Yukon ranks highly among used large SUVs because it offers good reliability, three rows of comfortable seats and hefty tow ratings. In addition, the Yukon also has fairly good handling and fuel economy, which makes it a top choice among 2010 large SUVs.
When it was new, reviewers liked that the 2010 GMC Yukon handled like a smaller SUV and offered a high-quality interior. The Yukon is a good choice for families, as it can seat up to nine and has ample cargo space. The Yukon also has respectable fuel economy and good reliability for the class.
The Yukon is available with a short wheelbase or as the long-wheelbase Yukon XL, which has greater cargo capacity behind the third row of seats. Either configuration is powered by a 5.3-liter V8 that’s available with rear- or four-wheel drive. Fuel economy, at 15/21 mpg city/highway, is decent for a non-hybrid SUV. Though critics generally found the Yukon’s interior to be well-built, they disliked that the third-row seat must be removed in order to maximize cargo space. Once it’s out, though, the Yukon has excellent cargo space.
Notable interior features include standard Bluetooth/USB connectivity and satellite radio. Major options when it was new include power-folding middle-row seats, rear parking sensors, a backup camera, navigation and a power liftgate. The available Denali trim ups the ante with Escalade-like standard features and luxury trimmings, as well as a 6.2-liter V8 that is shared with the Cadillac Escalade. The Yukon changed very little since it was redesigned in 2007, so you may be able to save some money by opting for an older model.
Other Cars to Consider
If you’re shopping for a used Yukon, you should also consider the 2010 Ford Expedition. Reviewers liked its spacious interior and greatly preferred its available power-folding third-row seats to the bulky removable set in the Yukon. The Expedition’s fuel economy isn’t quite as good, and reviewers generally didn’t think the Ford’s handling was as good as the GMC’s.
The 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe is also worth considering. The Tahoe and Yukon are similar, and share favorable traits like good fuel economy and a high-quality interior. Reviewers gave higher marks to the Tahoe’s performance, though the Yukon carries a higher reliability rating. Keep in mind that the Tahoe’s third-row seats must also be manually removed to increase cargo capacity.