2019 GMC Yukon Changes, Denali, XL

GMC Yukon is an eight-passenger full-size SUV that offers luxurious interior, powerful engine, great cabin space and is a perfect towing vehicle. It is a great family SUV with plenty of safety features. The 2019 GMC Yukon comes with more horsepower, actually the most horses in full-size segment.

The new Yukon is slightly bigger and will compete with Ford Expedition, Toyota Sequoia, and Nissan Armada. Not only that the upcoming Yukon offers the most horsepower, but its cargo space makes mentioned competitors look like a small hatchback. Interior comes with new tech features, but some critics say that it doesn’t reflect the price.

2019 GMC Yukon

2019 GMC Yukon Huge SUV with plenty of Space

It is almost impossible to not recognize the 2019 GMC Yukon. It is a huge vehicle, and if doesn’t catch an eye on the road, then it will at the parking lot. His presence is commanding, but inexperienced drivers may struggle with maneuvering in tight spaces or mall parking lot. Yukon comes with famous imposing grille and unique headlight design, so you can’t confuse it with some other vehicle. While all models are available only with sheet metal front grille, well-know Denali’s model offers chromed grille, HID headlights and LED daytime running lights.

The standard wheels are 18-inch, but the customers can opt for 22-inches with some higher trims. Denali models will come with new exterior colors like Satin Steel Metal. Additionally, GMC added new Denali Ultimate package that will provide a power sunroof, Midnight Silver paint, power-retractable running boards and plenty of interior features. Running boards are standard, just like the steps that will extend automatically when you open the door. It measures the overall length of 203.9 inches, Cargo volume (behind the third row) 15.3 ft and 3rd-row leg room 24.8 in. The model will be also available with few colors like Onix Black, Summit White, Satin steel Metalic, Iridium, Crimson Red, White Frost and Dark Saphire Blue.

2019 GMC Yukon Interior

The 2019 GMC Yukon owns great tech features, especially in higher trim levels, the cabin feels luxury but many critics suggest that it doesn’t live to its price. However, the Denali trim offers Mastique Ash wood interior as standard. The room in a first and second row is excellent. The third-row passengers may struggle, especially in models with a longer wheelbase.

The front bench seat is optional and will increase capacity to nine passengers. The third-row seats fold flat into the elevated floor which increases cargo space even more. Mid-level trims and higher comes with leather upholstery, power-folding second and third rows and front bucket seats. The shapes inside the cabin are artful, and the control layout is easy to use. GMC Yukon comes with an 8-inch touchscreen, onboard 4G LTE Wi-Fi as a standard. It also offers rear parking sensors and a rearview camera. Higher models offer the Enhanced Driver Alert Package and Magnetic Ride Control. Interior colors are Jet Black and Cocoa/Dune.

Safety Features

This huge SUV will have a plenty of security in it. The features like Low-Speed Forward Automatic Braking, Brakes, Hill Start-Assist, StabiliTrak, Passenger Sensing System sensor, Parking assist front and rear, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Forward Collision Alert, Rear Vision Camera. However, we also must not forget Teen Driver mode, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Advanced Diagnostics and Dealer Maintenance Notification and much more will be available.

2019 GMC Yukon XL model

The model 2019 GMC Yukon XLmodel is longer than the base one. This model has much more space in interior and can accumulate grown-up in the third row of seats. It measures the overall length of 224.4 in, cargo volume (behind the third row) 39.3 ft and 3rd-row leg room 34.5 in. It comes with the powerfully efficient engine. With engine 5.3L V8 under the hood, it scores the best highway fuel economy of 23 mpg in a full-size SUV.

2019 GMC Yukon interior

2019 GMC Yukon Engine Options

The standard engine for the approaching 2019 GMC Yukon is a 5.3-liter V8 that makes 360 HP and 385 lb-ft of torque. This drivetrain comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The upcoming model will be very economical. It comes with EPA city/highway fuel economy of 16/23 mpg (2WD), 16/22 mpg (4WD), 15/22 mpg (4WD XL). This engine will be available for base and Yukon XL models.

2019 GMC Yukon Denali Model

This model will be available with Open Road Package. This package will bring this SUV to a higher level. It includes navigation, Blu-ray, sunroof and rear-seat entertainment. However, we must not forget bigger 22 inches wheels that will also be there.

Denali model offers very powerful 6.2-liter V8 engine. It can provide up to 425 HP and 460 lb-ft of torque. This engine is connected to a 10-speed gearbox. Both engines are feeling the efficiency of direct gasoline injection and Active Cylinder Management. This system shuts off the cylinders during steady cruising in order to save fuel. It comes with EPA city/highway fuel economy 14/23 mpg (2WD), 14/22 mpg (4WD) and 14/23 mpg (2WD and XL model) 14/21 mpg (4WD and XL model). This is very good efficiency for such huge SUV.

FWD is standard on both powertrains, and AWD is optional. The acceleration time for this model from 0 to 60 mph will be in just 5,8 sec. However, the top speed is limited to 112 mph.

2019 GMC Yukon side

2019 GMC Yukon Towing Capacity

The upcoming 2019 GMC Yukon is huge SUV that is able to accumulate much stuff. It is also capable to pull large boats. Furthermore, with the Trailering Package, this model can tow much more. The maximum amount is increases and Yukon’s tow rating is 8,500 pounds.

Dead Weight Hitch – Max Trailer Wt. 5000 lbs
Dead Weight Hitch – Max Tongue Wt. 500 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch – Max Trailer Wt. 6300 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch – Max Tongue Wt. 630 lbs

2019 GMC Yukon Price and Release Date

The 2019 GMC Yukon will cost somewhere in the range of $50,000. Opt for a higher SLT model and it will cost you over $60,000. Top-trim model Denali will cost slightly over $70,000. For the all-wheel-drive system, one must add more $3,000. The newest 2019 GMC Yukon will hit the car markets somewhere in the middle of 2019. When released it will lock horn with models like Ford Expedition, Chevrolet Tahoe, Toyota Sequoia and Nissan Armada.

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