Used Car: 2014 GMC Yukon Review
Test drivers liked the 2014 GMC Yukon's comfortable ride and powerful base engine, but they wished the third-row seat folded flat.
The 2014 Yukon has ample power with its base V8 engine, auto journalists wrote. Yukon Denali models have a larger V8, but a few critics remarked that the additional power doesn't make the Yukon much quicker. An automatic transmission is paired with either engine, and reviewers commented that it shifts smoothly. With the base engine and either rear- or four-wheel drive, the 2014 Yukon returns an EPA-estimated 15/21 mpg city/highway, which is on the higher end of a tightly bunched class. The 2014 Yukon has a comfortable ride and competent handling, but reviewers remarked that it isn't as sure-footed as some large crossover SUVs.
Most automotive journalists said that the 2014 GMC Yukon has high-quality cabin materials and an attractive design. They found the front-row seats supportive, said the middle row is comfortable and noted that the third row is best suited for kids, which is fairly common for three-row SUVs. The standard-wheelbase Yukon’s overall cargo space is typical for the class, and the long-wheelbase Yukon XL’s is among the biggest in the segment. However, to access the total cargo space available, you have to remove the third row rather than just fold it down, and critics disliked this process. Standard features include a nine-speaker Bose audio system, tri-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, Bluetooth and rear parking sensors. Available features include a 10-speaker Bose audio system, leather upholstery, heated and cooled front seats, navigation, a rear-seat entertainment system and a power liftgate.
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Other SUVs to Consider
The 2014 Chevrolet Suburban has as much cargo space as the Yukon XL. Reviewers were pleased with its comfortable ride and found the third row to offer ample space for adults.
The 2014 Toyota Sequoia has an adult-friendly third row, according to reviewers, and the Sequoia is available with features unavailable on the Yukon, such as adaptive cruise control. Unlike the Yukon, the Sequoia's third row of seats simply folds flat when you want to expand the cargo area.