Visit A Nearby Salinas GMC Dealer To Test Drive This 2017 Yukon
Any SUV will get you from point A to point B, but if you need an SUV that can tow a substantial load and still get the kids to school in style and comfort, you should place the 2017 GMC Yukon at the top of your list. It’s based on GM’s full-size trucks, so you know that it’s powerful enough to tow a boat to the lake on the weekend. And if you’re looking for a truck-based SUV that can handle off-road trails without breaking a sweat, visit a nearby Salinas GMC dealer and see for yourself what this bad boy can do.
There are a few significant changes for 2017. The forward collision warning system now works in tandem with low-speed automatic braking. A new Teen Driver system teaches safe driving to younger drivers. The heated and cooled front seats have been replaced with heated and ventilated seats (standard on the SLT and Denali models), and the Denali trim gets a standard head-up display.
Customers and automotive writers both have praise for the 2017 GMC Yukon, with Kelley Blue Book writing: “If you need the big hauling, towing and cargo abilities of a full-size SUV, GMC’s Yukon, Yukon XL and Denali SUVs for 2017 have all the bases covered. You’ll get style, supreme luxury and cutting-edge features ...”
Salinas Area GMC Dealers Want You To Drive In Style In Your New GMC Yukon
The 2017 GMC Yukon is a full-size SUV that’s available in three trim levels: SLE, SLT and Denali. The Yukon seats eight, but the SLE trim has an optional front bench seat that allows seating for nine passengers. The Denali trim has available second-row bucket seats that are available on the SLT. With the bucket seats, the Yukon seats seven. We won’t be covering the Yukon XL in this review.
There’s a choice between two different V8 engines, depending on trim level. SLE and SLT models are powered by a 5.3-liter V8 that makes 355 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The base models have rear-wheel drive, while all-wheel drive is available. Four-wheel-drive models have a standard single-speed transfer case. Those who want optimal performance for off-roading can opt for a two-speed transfer case with low-range gearing. Properly outfitted, the two-wheel-drive Yukon SLE or SLT can tow up to 8,500 pounds. This engine gets EPA-estimated fuel economy of 19 mpg combined (16 mpg city/23 mpg highway) with two-wheel drive, while models with four-wheel drive get 18 mpg combined (16 mpg city/22 mpg highway).*
Under the hood of the 2017 GMC Yukon Denali is a 6.2-liter V8 that generates 420 hp and 460 lb.-ft. of torque, paired to an eight-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard, and four-wheel drive is available. The four-wheel drive includes a standard two-speed transfer case. The Yukon Denali is capable of towing up to 8,400 pounds. Fuel economy is estimated by the EPA at 17 mpg combined (15 mpg city/22 mpg highway) with two-wheel drive, while four-wheel-drive models get 17 mpg combined (15 mpg city/20 mpg highway).
Safety gear that comes standard on the 2017 GMC Yukon includes side airbags for the front seats, full-length side curtain airbags, antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, Teen Driver technology and the OnStar emergency telematics system. Models equipped with front bucket seats get a center airbag standard.
Available safety features include a vibrating safety-alert seat, lane departure warning and lane keeping assist, forward collision alert with auto braking, rear cross-traffic alert and blind-spot monitoring.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2017 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.