Thursday, March 27, 2014


The 2015 Yukon has many new features such as the projector beam headlights with LED accents, improved aerodynamics, a standard rear spoiler on its liftgate, and more aluminum components to decrease overall weight and improve fuel efficiency.

Speaking of efficiency, the Yukon now comes with one of two EcoTec3 V8 engines, either a 5.3-liter, 355hp model offering 375 lb-ft. of torque, or a 6.2-liter, 420hp model with 470 lb-ft. of torque in the Denali model. Both engines are connected to a Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed automatic transmission. To improve overall handling, the Yukon’s wheels are now 1/2-inch wider, and it’s been upgraded with an electronic variable-assist power steering system.

Inside, all Yukons offer three rows of seating, with fold-flat capability for both the second and third row, along with improved legroom for second row seating when compared to prior models. All models offer premium interior materials which provide a luxurious interior while still being quite capable of hauling cargo and passengers. GMC also says it put considerable thought into reducing cabin noise, changing the design of doors, mirrors, windshield and exhaust systems to help provide a quiet ride.

All models include an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system, and a driver dashboard information screen, which gets upgraded from a 4.2-inch to a configurable 8-inch display in the Denali model. Available technologies for the Yukon line include keyless entry and pushbutton start, forward collision alert, front park assist, side blind-zone alert, crash-imminent braking, lane departure warning, lane change assist, rear cross-traffic alert and adaptive cruise control.

The Yukon is available in four basic flavors: The base Yukon, the luxury and performance enhanced Yukon Denali, and its longer brethren the Yukon XL and Yukon Denali XL, both of which are about 20 inches longer – resulting in increased legroom and cargo capacity.

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