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4WD 4dr SV
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  • 2WD 4dr SL
  • 4WD 4dr SV
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  • 2WD 4dr Platinum
  • 4WD 4dr Platinum
2WD 1500 LS
  • 2WD 1500 LS
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  • 2WD 1500 LT
  • 4WD 1500 LT
  • 2WD 1500 LTZ
  • 4WD 1500 LTZ
2WD 4dr 1500 SLE
  • 2WD 4dr 1500 SLE
  • 2WD 4dr 1500 SLE
  • 4WD 4dr 1500 SLE
  • 2WD 4dr 2500 SLE
  • 2WD 4dr 1500 SLT
  • 4WD 4dr 1500 SLE
  • 2WD 4dr 1500 SLT
  • 4WD 4dr 2500 SLE
  • 4WD 4dr 1500 SLT
  • 2WD 4dr 2500 SLT
  • 4WD 4dr 1500 SLT
  • 4WD 4dr 2500 SLT
  • 2WD 4dr 1500 Denali
  • 2WD 4dr 1500 Denali
  • AWD 4dr 1500 Denali
  • AWD 4dr 1500 Denali

Prices

MSRP $45,470 $38,755 $40,085
Invoice $41,389 $36,042 $37,279
Avg. Paid $27,182 $28,662 $27,918

U.S. News Scores

Overall 6.7 8.1 8.1
Critics' Rating 6.8 8.8 8.7
Performance 7.3 8.2 7.9
Interior 7.0 8.0 7.4
Operating Cost 7.2 7.4 7.1
Safety N/A 8.7 8.7
Reliability 2.0 3.5 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • High towing capacity for the class
  • Composed handling
  • First-rate interior design and build quality
  • Sprightly acceleration
  • Smooth ride
  • Easy to drive/maneuver on city streets
  • High towing capacity for the class in Yukon XL 2500
Cons
  • Poor fuel economy for the class
  • Cheap interior materials
  • Less cargo space than rivals
  • Cramped third row that must be removed to expand cargo area
  • Third row must be removed to maximize cargo space

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas V8 5.6L/339 Gas/Ethanol V8 5.3L/323 Gas/Ethanol V8 5.3L/323
MPG 12 City / 18 Hwy 15 City / 21 Hwy 15 City / 21 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sport Utility 4 Door Sport Utility Sport Utility

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 123.2 116.0 116.0
Length, Overall (in) 207.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.3 79.0 79.0
Height, Overall (in) 78.0 76.9 76.9
Step Up Height - Front (in) - TBD -
Step Up Height - Side (in) - TBD -

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Privacy Glass Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Running Boards Standard Standard Standard

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Front Performance Optional Optional
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Optional Optional
Full Size Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Optional Optional
Steel Wheels Optional Optional

Towing

Trailer Hitch Receiver Standard Standard Standard
Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Optional Optional
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Optional Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
Luggage Rack Optional Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Standard Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Optional Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Optional Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Folding Mirrors Optional
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 8 9 8
Front Head Room (in) 39.7 41.1 40.3
Front Leg Room (in) 41.8 41.3 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.0 65.2 65.2
Front Hip Room (in) 61.4 60.3 60.3
Second Head Room (in) 40.0 39.2 39.2
Second Leg Room (in) 41.9 39.0 39.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 64.7 65.2 65.2
Second Hip Room (in) 60.8 60.6 60.6
Third Leg Room (in) 32.2 25.6 25.6
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (cu. ft.) 97.1 108.9 108.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (cu. ft.) 56.7 60.3 60.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (cu. ft.) 20.0 16.9 16.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 4 (cu. ft.)

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Rear Seat Audio Controls Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Standard
Entertainment System Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Additional Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Split Bench Seat Optional Optional
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Optional
Adjustable Pedals Standard Optional Optional
Front Tow Hooks Optional Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Optional Standard
Four Wheel Drive Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard Standard
8 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas V8 Gas/Ethanol V8 Gas/Ethanol V8
Displacement 5.6L/339 5.3L/323 5.3L/323
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 317 @ 5200 320 @ 5400 320 @ 5400
Torque (Net @ RPM) 385 @ 3400 335 @ 4000 335 @ 4000
Transmission Automatic Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Turning diameter 40.8 39.0 39.0

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Standard Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 12 15 15
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 18 21 21
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 28.0 26 26.0

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Double-Wishbone Independent Coil springs
Suspension Type - Rear Double-Wishbone 5-Link Multi-link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard
Transmission Overdrive Switch Standard Standard Standard