The GMC Yukon 2016 is one among the few remaining life-sized, truck-derived sport utility vehicles on the market. With its contemporary styling and characteristics, moderately competent engines, and hauling and towing capacity, the new Yukon is an extremely compelling offering for buyers who require doing in excess of just carrying around their family. Though the new vehicle does not share its body panels with any other vehicle, it employs the similar triple-sealed door plan, ladder-type structure, and a more powerful engine than its predecessor.
2016 GMC Yukon Changes, Exterior
Similar to the sport utility vehicles in the Yukon family, the 2016 GMC Yukon comes with the standard body length. The XL model comes with a longer wheelbase, whereas its Denali model comes with a luxurious interior. These models are more closely associated with the 2016 model Chevy Tahoe and the 2016 model Suburban, because they share the same configuration.
The 2016 Yukon comes in two body styles and two wheelbases similar to that of its predecessor. The standard model comes with the wheelbase of 116 inches, whereas its XL model comes with the wheelbase of 130 inches. The external styling employs the conventional cues of a big, boxy shape of a sport utility vehicle, but it adds a contemporary touch of sharper lines that generate a well customized look. Most models of the 2016 Yukon feature projector-beam headlights, but the Denali model comes with high-intensity discharge headlights and a unique grille. Towing capacity is 2727 kg (6000 lbs).
2016 GMC Yukon Redesign, Interior
Much effort has been taken by GMC to make the cabin full-size SUV more luxurious than the outgoing model. As a result, all the seats are covered in soft-touch fabrics, and the Denali model offers buyers a downright comfortable experience. For buyers who would like to have extra features, like ambient illumination, Blu-Ray back seat amusement, retractable side steps and a Bose Centerpoint surround noise acoustic system, they are offered as an option. It also comes with electric power steering, similar to the Sierra.
Though the interior of the 2016 Yukon shares its smooth look with the Sierra, and it has a flat-folding configuration for its second-row and third-row seats, as well, with the optional power assistance. Interior storage space includes a middle console that is big enough to hoard a notebook computer. T XL model comes with an abundant legroom in its second row, and third-row.
New GMC Yukon Specs, mpg
The 2016 GMC SUV will be equipped with two V8, EcoTech3 engines with the varying capacity of 5.3 liters and 6.2 liters each offering its individual power output and torque.
The V8, 5.3-liter engine offers a maximum power output of 355 horsepower at 5,600 RPM and an utmost twist of 383 lbs per foot at 4,100 RPM, whereas the 6.2-liter mill offers an utmost power of 420 horsepower at 5,600 RPM and a maximum torque of 460 lbs per foot at 4,100 RPM. While the 5.3-liter engine offers it a maximum towing capacity of 2636 kg (5800 lbs), the 6.2 liter mill.
The 2016 Yukon comes with both two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive modes, such the 2WD models equipped with the 5.3-liter engine offers a mileage of 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highways, whereas the 4WD models with this engine offers the city and highway mileage of 16 mpg and 22 mpg respectively.
On the other hand, the 2WD models equipped with the 6.2-liter engine offers a mileage of 15 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highways, whereas the 4WD models with the same engine offers the city and highway mileage of 14 mpg and 21 mpg respectively.
Both 2016 GMC Yukon engines are combined with a six-rated automatic transmission to make the new Yukon attain the speed of 60 mph from the start in 7.5 seconds with the top velocity of 125 mph.
Release Date and Price
All models will hit the dealerships for sale during the last part of 2015 with the starting price of $48,935 and it goes up to $ 71,415, according to the trim levels.