The full-size SUV built in Texas, the 2019 GMC Yukon is slowly approaching the stage. Yukon and his sibling with a longer wheelbase, Yukon XL, are great choices for larger families or those with RV or boat towing problems.
This SUV can fit up to eight passengers and offers a lot of technology and safety systems. Several changes are coming, that’s for sure, and some unofficial sources claim that the new, more desirable design is on the way.
2019 GMC Yukon is a Perfectly Designed SUV
Designers of GMC Yukon had some hard times in the past. Both Yukon and Yukon XL have a new front chrome grille and some new colors are available as well. Its new Denali Ultimate package offers a power sunroof and power-retractable running boards. This trim is coming with 22-inch wheels and Midnight Silver paint.
The headlights are coming with a side flanking design. The manufacturer is using HID technology, and daytime lights are coming with the new LED technology.
2019 GMC Yukon Interior
The 2019 GMC Yukon inside look is better than ever. Different artful and well-designed shapes can be found inside the cabin. Furthermore, the materials are first-rate and the control layout is easy to accommodate. The seats are comfortable and the second row is now made for full-size adults. In Yukon XL, even the third row can fit adults.
Third-row seats can be folded flat into the elevated floor that can increase vertical cargo space. The standard equipment list is a long one. It includes rear parking sensor and a rearview camera. Speaking of the infotainment system, the 8-inch touchscreen and AM/FM/ Bluetooth streaming audio are all included. Onboard, 4G LTE Wi-Fi is one of the standard features. With SLT package is coming with leather materials, front seats own heating and cooling options. Furthermore, SLT and Denali are available with the Open Road package. This package includes rear-seat entertainment with the sunroof and Blu-ray.
2019 GMC Yukon Engine Options
The 2019 GMC Yukon will have under the hood 5.3-liter V8 engine that makes 360hp and 390lb-ft of torque. This unit is available with the 6-speed automatic transmission. Highly rated Denali comes with the 6.2-liter V8 engine. This powerful engine makes 430hp and 470lb-ft of torque. The Denali is coming with a new 10-speed automatic transmission. Both engines benefit from direct gasoline injection. In order to save fuel, Active Cylinder Management shut off half the cylinders during the steady cruising. But even with ACM technology, Yukon vehicles are just too big to call them gas-savers.
All engines have an option of 2WD or 4WD. The fuel economy for the 5.3-liter engine is 16mpg in the city and 23mpg on the highway. The Denali’s 6.2-liter V8 engine is spending 14mpg in the city and 23mpg on the highway.
2019 GMC Yukon Towing Capacity and Trailering
|Dead Weight Hitch – Max Trailer Wt.||5000 lbs|
|Dead Weight Hitch – Max Tongue Wt.||500 lbs|
|Wt Distributing Hitch – Max Trailer Wt.||6300 lbs|
|Maximum Towing Capacity||7900 lbs|
2019 GMC Yukon Price and Release Date
The price for the base model GMC Yukon is around $50,000. Well equipped SLT could cost up to $60.000. Denali package is somewhere around $70.000. By some experts, Yukon will hit the market in January 2019.