The 2018 GMC Yukon is a full sized luxury SUV built on a truck chassis; it is of course not the best, but no other car in the same segment ensures additional features than the new Yukon. The vehicle offers an immense power with utmost comfort as well as luxury. Yukon can carry all your stuff along with all the family members to the countryside trip without any hindrance. Hence you can call it a luxury family SUV.
2018 GMC Yukon: Engine and Fuel Economy
The rugged body on frame and V8 power is a classic combination, offered by the 2018 GMC Yukon. Existing Yukon SLE and SLT models are popular among the car enthusiasts; they are composed of 5.3 L V8 power terrain, generating 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. Either the models are being offered with an option of Rear wheel drive or an All-wheel drive, paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.
Fuel economy is also better than before; city drives offer 18 mpg whereas highway drives deliver 23 mpg in a two-wheel drive mode and 22 mpg in four-wheel drive mode. The car has the potential to hit 60 mph in just 7.3 seconds which is comparatively lesser than Expedition and Sequoia.
An advanced version is also there, Denali; powered by a 6.2 L V8 engine. It is capable of generating 420 horsepower along with 460 lb-ft of torque. The fuel economy is same as SLE and SLT models. It has got more initial thrust than others.
Equipment and Rivals
The gigantic model has got enough room to accommodate 8-9 persons inside. A fantastic 40/20/40 split bench seat is available only in the SLE models increasing the passenger capacity to 9 persons without any problem. Along with seductive appearance the car offers 18 inch alloy wheels, foglights, angular LED headlights, front and rear parking sensors, automatic front and rear wipers, roof rail, side assists step, remote ignition, a rearview camera, cruise control, keyless entry, triple zone climate control, steering wheel wrapped with premium quality leather and second or third row split bench.
The 2018 GMC Yukon also offers collision alert signals while driving and parking, automatic headlight high beam control and all possible kind of features which enhance the driving experience to a whole new level.
In the genre of luxury vehicles, the competition level is tougher than ever as every full-sized luxury car manufacturers are delivering almost same kind of terrain and features. Among them, top competitors are Ford Expedition and Toyota Sequoia, whereas Dodge Durango, Honda Pilot or GMC’s own Acadia offers to boost roomier passenger space and less cumbersome driving experience as well.
Price and Release
There is no official declaration about the release date of the 2018 Yukon, so it is hard to tell anything specific, but anticipations suggest that it is going to be launch somewhere in 2017. The price is going to be little higher than the existing models by $1000, taking the price tag to $49,500.