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2015 GMC Yukon SLT review

GMC — The 2015 GMC YUkon at a base price of $58,730.

EDITOR ANDREW STOY: Few argue this 2015 GMC (and it’s Chevrolet sibling) is the most luxurious, full-size SUV General Motors has conceived. Building on the exceptional platform, the Yukon gets rigidity thanks to its full — versus a flexy bed — that makes it quieter, smoother and better than its benchmark pickup brother.

Optioned as our tester a leather-trimmed interior boasting every conceivable luxury the driver and passengers; heated and seats, heated steering power everything, trailer controller, adjustable pedals … try to of something and chances are this Yukon offers it. At $65,000, it well should, at least one considers the competitors in the class the outstanding but equally pricey GL, Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln

Among the long list of goodies — blind assist, lane keeping collision warning, etc. GMC’s latest version of (aka Chevy MyLink) is Not only are the basic on-screen minimized to only show tasks, but tasks like a phone, choosing a Sirius/XM and entering navigation information are and reliable. Things just Also, there are knobs for and tuning as God intended…

Spoiler alert: The Yukon is big that’s not a problem in and of itself but it also drives big. The V8, the only engine offered in Yukons, just doesn’t like it’s enough for thing even with a load aboard. You have to the throttle to get any kind of acceleration it’ll jump if you prod it, but you to prod it every time. of the issue is Active Fuel which drops the V8 into V4 whenever it can; thing is, the net (in mostly city driving) left me with an indicated of 13.5 mpg. I can’t what a slug it would be 5,000 pounds on the trailer

The experience really makes me to drive the EcoBoost-equipped Expedition due Ford: That engine 40 more lb-ft of torque rpm lower in the rev range, which be precisely what an SUV of this needs. Actually, it needs a — our Mercedes-Benz GL350 long-termer feels downright next to the Yukon, mainly due to its torque at a barely off-idle rpm. Yes, the Benz is 300 pounds lighter, but the driving is night and day.

All that said, the GMC Yukon and Tahoe have tons of and deservedly so. This redesign give them more of they love in these big — namely luxury, comfort and acres of space while lessening the downsides fuel economy and maneuverability. hard not to play what-if, — what if there was a small diesel under the that could give 26 or so mpg on the a turbo six. That would make it hard to fault with this new GM SUV lineup.

The 2015 GMC Yukon SLT in at a base price of $58,730 our tester topping off at $64,520.

WES RAYNAL: If you find the thought of a Chevrolet just too vulgar, your ride. The new sheetmetal (on the Chevy and GMC) is handsome a bit boxier and lower, and there’s differentiation so the GMC and Chevrolet won’t be The interior is a huge leap from the outgoing Yukon, all materials, comfortable seats, and if you’ve driven the new pickups easy to decipher controls. And the rearmost seats fold into the floor.

The truck does indeed tighter than the old one. The benefits — smoothness and operation — apply as well. No, you won’t ever you’re in a sports sedan, but the big reacts well to steering the ride is smooth, and body is better than I expected. The chassis helps here no and I admire GM for sticking with the on frame construction. I like old Arguably the biggest improvement is wind noise — isn’t any. A rattly second-row captain chair in particular truck ruined an ultra-quiet drive. I flipped it and put it back into position a fair amount of gusto, to get back into position. fixed it for a little while, and it came loose and starting again. Annoying.

GM’s big SUV raises the proverbial bar in every I can think of and personally I do not find the of driving a Chevrolet uncouth, so I forward to trying the Tahoe.


The 2015 GMC Yukon SLT is equipped a 5.3-liter V8 that pushes out 355 hp 383 lb-ft torque.

ASSOCIATE GRAHAM KOZAK: There was a when it seemed like or at least everyone in metropolitan (employee discounts, baby!) was a Chevy Suburban, a Ford or — if you were truly — a Ford Excursion. I this was the peak of the SUV craze, but pre-crossover, and a lot of people were that these relatively body-on-frame trucks were to their suburban lifestyles.

all different now, of course. The is …, the Explorer became a Jeep is convinced the Renegade is a idea… and yet the Yukon remains, at least, unchanged. It’s not car-based with thirsty V8s would have seemed 15 years ago. The body don’t seem to have too much to the demands of the wind

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But though the fundamentals are going to familiar to anyone who went SUV in the 1990s, GM has definitely made improvements. You’ll first that style has improved the Yukon is attractive inside and especially — outside. It the part of a truck with straight lines emphasizing its It’s …. It’s a better job defying aerodynamic-driven and staying true to its roots its peers (Explorer, Range Sport, etc.), but it still clean and modern.

The interior is rugged, but well-appointed and well-constructed. The center console occupy the space where my arm ideally, rest, but that’s the ergonomic quibble I have. the seat further forward to help, but narrowing the center would help more.

I mind having more 355 hp and 383 lb-ft of torque on tap, but the never had trouble getting up to Or staying there. Would a make sense here? It does in our long-term Mercedes-Benz Bluetec, to which this is already a credible contender.

it rides like a truck, not a because it is a truck. That’s the If you’re going to base a passenger vehicle on a pickup, you as well start with a pickup. The Chevy Silverado/GMC fits the bill.

I appreciate and enjoy that the and its corporate siblings have to refine the classic SUV formula throwing it out the window and going the route. The result isn’t for — you can get a lot of faux-truck for $65K but for those who need the capability, great to know that you a pleasant option in the Yukon.

Price: $58,730

As-Tested $64,520

Drivetrain: 5.3-liter V8; six-speed automatic

Output: 355 hp @ rpm, 383 lb-ft @ 4,100 rpm

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