Our Opinion - 2024 GMC Yukon Review

The 2024 GMC Yukon and long-wheelbase Yukon XL are a lot like the Chevy Tahoe and Suburban in a lot of ways. It is made from the same huge piece of canvas as the Chevys, so the full-size Yukon is just as big and can carry the same amount of people and stuff. However, it is styled to look more luxurious. There are three rows of chairs inside that can fit up to eight people. The base engine is a V-8 with 355 hp, and a bigger one with 420 hp is also possible. Get the turbo-diesel inline-six, which gets 27 mpg according to the EPA, for the best gas mileage. The Yukon Denali and Denali Ultimate models are the most expensive and most luxurious, but they can’t compare to the Cadillac Escalade or Lincoln Navigator in terms of style. All trims are 2024 Editors’ Choice winners, but the Yukon and Yukon XL’s mid-range SLT and AT4 models stand out because they are much better than their Chevrolet rivals.

The full-size GMC Yukon will stay the same for 2024. For the 2025 model year, the Yukon will have a new look.


  • The inside of an apartment.
  • A trip without any problems.
  • A smooth-running automatic transmission.


  • It looks like the inside is already old.
  • It can get pricey very quickly.
  • Tahoe looks a lot like it, but it costs less.

It has two V-8 engines, like the last generation of Yukon: a 5.3-liter with 355 horsepower and a 6.2-liter with 420 horsepower. GMC also has gasoline engines and a 3.0-liter inline-six turbo-diesel engine with an amazing 460 pound-feet of torque, which makes it the best choice for people who want to tow big things. Each model has an automatic 10-speed transmission that can be set to rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The settings for this are on the dashboard. There is also an AT4 type that is designed to be used off-road. It has underbody skid plates, 20-inch wheels with all-terrain tires, a two-speed transfer case, and an optional air suspension that can raise the vehicle to two inches off the ground. We timed a loaded Denali model with the 6.2-liter V-8 to 60 mph in 6.0 seconds. It stopped much better than the last generation of the car.

There are many driver-assistance systems on the market, but GMC only offers basic ones as normal. This means that buyers have to pay more for more advanced options. You can find out more about Yukon crash test findings on the websites of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Some important safety factors are:

  • Automatic emergency brakes and forward collision warning are standard features.
  • Both a lane-keeping aid and a lane departure indicator are included in this system.
  • Adaptive speed control is available with a hands-free mode for your convenience.

The famous captain’s chairs in the second row can only fit seven people. The Yukon and the long-wheelbase Yukon XL come in a range of trim levels, from the basic SLE to the luxurious Denali Ultimate. The inside of the Denali models looks different because the leather seats are hand-stitched, and the panel is edged in wood. The driver can move the center panel back and forth on a 10-inch track to make room for bigger items like a backpack or purse in the first row. Smaller items can be stored in separate cubbies. There are SLT and AT4 versions of this one-of-a-kind power-sliding center panel, but it comes standard on the Denali. The bigger XL model can carry a huge amount of stuff. With all of its seats folded down, it has an amazing 145 cubic feet of space for goods. That’s more space than the Ford Expedition Max across town, which has 122 cubic feet of space behind the front seats. Behind the third-row seats of the standard-length Yukon, there is room for six carry-on bags. We could fit 35 people after taking out the third and second rows.

In cities, the Yukon does a little better than the last generation of cars, even though it uses a lot of gas. The 5.3-liter V-8 engine in the Yukon that gets 16 mpg in the city, 20 mpg on the highway, and 18 mpg total is the most fuel-efficient. As expected, the turbo-diesel engine gets up to 21 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway, which is better gas mileage. On our highway fuel-economy test route, which we drove at 75 mph, our Denali test car got 20 mpg.

The system was easy to use thanks to GMC’s most up-to-date infotainment system and the big tablet display that comes standard on all Yukon models. In the middle of the dashboards of the SLE, SLT, and AT4 models is a tall display. The Denali’s display, on the other hand, is built into the dashboard and ringed by shiny chrome to make it look more expensive. There is a Wi-Fi hotspot and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity as standard. You can add a Bose music system and navigation as options.

The GMC Yukon can pull up to 8,400 pounds, but only if it has a 5.3-liter V-8 engine and rear-wheel drive. With an 8300-pound trailer rating, the Yukon 6.2-liter is the strongest. The Duramax diesel is in second place with 8200 pounds. All of these values decrease by 200 pounds when four-wheel drive is included in the equation.

It may look like the luxurious Denali, with its hand-stitched leather interior and off-road capabilities, and the tough AT4, with its tough style and equipment, is the best choice. However, the more equipped and more affordable SLT is the better choice. This model falls in the middle of the price range and comes with 20-inch wheels, heated and cooled front seats, a power liftgate, and driver-assistance systems. It’s perfect for most buyers.

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