2015 GMC Yukon XL

At a Glance

Pricing $49,035 - $68,380
Drive Types RWD, 4WD, AWD
Engines 5.3l V8, 6.2l V8
Transmissions A6
Fuel Economy 13-15 (city), 18-21 (highway)

The Yukon XL is GMC's long wheelbase full-sized SUV. Other divisions of GM sell variations as the Escalade ESV and Suburban. Inside, there are three rows of seats for up to 9 passengers depending on the equipped seating. Compared to the shorter-wheelbase variant Yukon, the Suburban is some 20 inches longer in overall length. Most of the length is behind the second row seats nearly doubling the cargo capacity behind the third row. Although full-size SUVs have become popular as family haulers, their only real advantage is tow ratings of over 7500 lbs. Full-size SUVs with truck underpinnings are robbed of interior space with the body mounted over the frame. Most families would be better served with a crossover SUV such as the GMC Acadia. Many offer similar legroom with improved maneuverability, cargo capacity and fuel efficiency for far less money.

What Changed:

The new Yukon XL wears updated styling on a body that is longer and wider than the prior model. A 5.3l V8 rated at 320-bhp is standard on most models. Denali versions equip a more powerful 400-bhp 6.2l V8.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Yukon XL SLE 5.3l V8 (320-bhp) A6 RWD 15/21/18 $49,035
Yukon XL SLE 5.3l V8 (320-bhp) A6 4WD 15/21/18 $52,035
Yukon XL SLT 5.3l V8 (320-bhp) A6 RWD 15/21/18 $57,435
Yukon XL SLT 5.3l V8 (320-bhp) A6 4WD 15/21/18 $60,435
Yukon XL Denali 6.2l V8 (403-bhp) A6 RWD 14/18/16 $65,380
Yukon XL Denali 6.2l V8 (403-bhp) A6 AWD 13/18/15 $68,380