GMC Yukon Interior
Reviewers think the 2014 GMC Yukon has an attractive cabin that is built with mostly quality materials. They say the first two rows are roomy and comfortable and the third is tight, which is fairly normal for a three-row SUV. However, the third row doesn’t fold into the floor as it does in many SUVs, which makes it difficult to maximize cargo space.
- "The 2014 GMC Yukon has the high-quality cabin materials you'd expect in a premium-badged SUV, while the gauges are large and easy to read." -- Edmunds
- "The cabin has few soft-touch panels, even in the Denali, which is disappointing given how Yukon typically costs more than Tahoe. Materials are still solid overall, and the ambiance is far from cheap." -- Consumer Guide (2013)
- "The Yukon's dashboard has the same shape as its GM siblings. The domed instrument panel, carlike dashboard and flush-mounted buttons make for a handsome design." -- Cars.com (2013)
The base 2014 Yukon seats eight, and with an optional front-row bench, it can seat up to nine. The 2014 Yukon comes standard with cloth upholstery, power-adjustable driver and passenger seats and power-adjustable pedals. Available features include heated and cooled leather front seats and heated second-row seats. Test drivers think the driver’s seat is generously-sized and supportive. They say that adults will be comfortable in the second row, though not in the third, which is common in most three-row SUVs. One auto writer mentions that the third row is uncomfortable for kids as well, though he says that the optional automatic-folding second-row seats make accessing the third row easier. Another recommends the XL model, which offers more space in the third row.
- "The front seats and second-row captain's chairs are wide, comfortable and remarkably supportive. Just about everyone except for those in the rearmost seats will enjoy more than adequate space to stretch out, though as is often the case, adults aren't likely to be happy in the third row for very long." -- Edmunds
- "Adult-comfortable 2nd row. Available automatic-folding seats spring forward to ease access to the 3rd row, though passage is still tight. … The 3rd row is rather uncomfortable, even for kids." -- Consumer Guide (2013)
- "If you regularly need to carry adults in the third row, the XL is the better choice." -- Kelley Blue Book (2013)
Standard features on the 2014 GMC Yukon include tri-zone automatic climate control, a nine-speaker Bose sound system, a USB port, Bluetooth phone connectivity and satellite radio. Several features that were optional last year are standard for 2014, including a rearview camera, rear parking sensors and a remote-starting system. Available features include a rear-seat DVD entertainment system, a power liftgate, a 10-speaker Bose surround-sound audio system and a touch-screen navigation system.
Test drivers say the Yukon’s navigation system is easy to use, but some point out that the Yukon’s display is smaller than those found in other GM vehicles. Some wish the Yukon offered Bluetooth audio streaming as standard equipment.
- "You will notice that the Yukon's cabin is starting to feel dated in a few areas. The available navigation system is straightforward in its operation, but its display is smaller than in many newer GM vehicles. In addition, there's standard Bluetooth connectivity for your phone, but not for streaming music." -- Edmunds
- "All gauges are large but some testers find the markings too indistinct for best legibility. The available navigation system is one of the best in the business for its integration of audio controls." -- Consumer Guide (2013)
The 2014 Yukon has average cargo space for a large SUV, with 16.9 cubic feet behind the third row, 60.3 cubic feet behind the second row and 108.9 cubic feet behind the first row. For those who need more cargo space, the Yukon XL offers 45.8 cubic feet behind the third row, 90 behind the second row and 137.4 cubic feet behind the first row. Reviewers say that the smaller Yukon has enough cargo space, but they wish you didn’t have to haul out the third-row seats to access it. Many competitors offer third-row seats that fold into the floor, which critics prefer.
- "The only way to get the most out of the Yukon's commendable 109 cubic feet of cargo capacity is to remove the rather heavy third-row seats -- and then find a place to store them." -- Edmunds
- "Unlike its rivals, Yukon's 3rd row does not fold flush with the cargo floor. Rather, the seats need to be removed to create a level space. The process for doing this is made difficult by the fact that the seats are extremely heavy. It's made even worse in the XL because you need to crawl into the cargo area just to get at the 3rd row." -- Consumer Guide (2013)
- "That third-row seat also poses problems for cargo capacity, as it doesn't fold away into the floor. You must either fold the seatback down and place your stuff on top or physically remove the heavy seat from the truck." -- Kelley Blue Book (2013)