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2015 GMC Yukon XL

At a Glance

Pricing $51,230 - $71,665
Drive Types RWD, 4WD, AWD
Engines 5.3l V8, 6.2l V8
Transmissions A6
Fuel Economy 14-16 (city), 20-23 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 46

Overview Information

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.

Official Word:

The GMC Yukon family of full-size SUVs provides the capability, refinement, safety, performance and connectivity discerning customers expect. For 2016, Yukon, Yukon XL, Yukon Denali and Yukon XL Denali expand the Enhanced Driver Alert Package; and add two 22-inch wheel options, hands-free liftgate for SLT models, two new exterior colors and a capless fuel fill feature. The Yukon was all new for the 2015 model year, distinguishing itself with bold exterior styling, a precision-crafted interior and...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Yukon XL SLE 5.3l V8 (320-bhp) A6 RWD 16/23/19 37 $51,230
Yukon XL SLE 5.3l V8 (320-bhp) A6 4WD 15/22/18 34 $54,230
Yukon XL SLT 5.3l V8 (320-bhp) A6 RWD 16/23/19 37 $60,015
Yukon XL SLT 5.3l V8 (320-bhp) A6 4WD 15/22/18 34 $63,015
Yukon XL Denali 6.2l V8 (403-bhp) A6 RWD 15/22/18 46 $68,665
Yukon XL Denali 6.2l V8 (403-bhp) A6 AWD 14/20/17 41 $71,665