2017 GMC Yukon Review

The 2017 GMC Yukon update is a car which is going to replace the current model which has actually not been out for that long. They are trying to keep things fresh and are doing so by adding a more comprehensive Driver Alert Package for this model, which also has 22-inch wheel designs, new exterior colors,  a capless fuel-filler neck, a hands-free liftgate  and plenty of new things more.

For the most part, the latest 2017 is going to carryover a lot of its parts and will look mostly unchanged. But the model is going to add just enough parts to keep it competitive and keep the model ahead of its closest rival, the Lincoln Navigator model, which has also received a ton of new updates with its latest form. The lack of updates, so to say, is not completely a bad thing for the Yukon as most of the parts still look fresh but GMC had a need to keep things competitive and have thus given us a model with certain updates that make it nice new addition for the 2017 lineup.

2017 GMC Yukon front angle, headlights and grille

There are going to be some stellar changes happening on the inside which are for the most part going to be much more important than those on the outside of the car. The added details result in the third row of seats that you do not have to remove if you want to have a flat load floor. There is an upgrade for the powertrain options also provided here and an upgraded technological package with the latest EcoTec3 technologies as a startup.

The Chevrolet Tahoe, Suburban and Cadillac Escalade vehicles of the world are in for a surprise which comes from the GMC Yukon 2017 model and we are happy to announce that the release date and the pricing has been released. Just keep reading the review to find out more.

2017 GMC Yukon rear view

Release date and price

Let’s get the biggest issue about the 2017 GMC Yukon out of the way first and that is the release date. As the car has already been finished the only thing that we have to do is to wait for the release and surprisingly it comes earlier than we thought. The model is going to be available by the end of this year as we are waiting for it in the later part. The starting price for the base version is $48,935 as base MSRP, while the highest priced one is the $71,415, which is the Denali trim.

Available trims

Speaking of trims, the 2017 GMC Yukon is going to come in some of its already familiar forms seen in the previous incarnations of the model. This include the SLE, SKT and Denali models and adds the XL SLE, XL SLT and the XL Denali which are the higher trims and the higher priced models.

Exterior

It can be pretty hard to tell the difference between the exterior of the 2017 GMC Yukon model and its previous incarnation. The fact that the models are highly similar and look alike is true, but the people who look closer will notice the updates and the slight details that have been added. The best thing perhaps in terms of the equipment is a new hands free liftgate which is available for the SLT models. There is an updated list of wheels available for the model. Not only are they now available in different sizes, they also come in redesigned compared to the previous one. The 18-inch  are standard ones but the  20- and 22-inch wheels  are new and you can get them as optional parts of equipment.

2017 GMC Yukon XL exterior

The novelties continue with the addition of two new color pallets that are added which expand the current options that are already present. The Crimson Red Tintcoat is available for all trim models while the White Frost Tricoat can only be added for the SLT and Denali trims. The addition which is going to be standard and will not require additional payments is the new capless fuel filler neck and also something that enhance the safety, although you need to use it from the inside it is mounted on the outside, and is the updated Driver Alert Package which comes with many new features that address the safety of the car.

Interior

The inside for the 2017 GMC Yukon does not feature any style changes and keeps things similar as before, but does manage to squeeze in a few updates. The biggest innovation is that all trim levels now have fold-flat second and third row seats. This makes the ability to carry more cargo now much easier and simpler. You can get a power fold function for the seats which can help you transform the car much easier from one which carries people to one that can house your luggage. The newest liftgate also has several settings that you can program and make this function much easier.

2017 GMC Yukon interior

Standard for the car is an eight-inch infotainment screen which is ran by the IntelliLink software from GMC. You also get 4G LTE Wi-Fi services and SiriusXM satellite radio and you have then as standard and free for your first three months of use. Navigation functions are optional but the Denali trim has an updated instrument cluster which also adds a second eight-inch display with three selectable themes which expands your functionality of the interior.

Engine specs

Like before and like all of the current GMC trucks, so will the latest 2017 GMC Yukon come available with a  EcoTec3 version of the LS small block V-8. You get the 5.3-liter V-8 as standard which is able to produce 55 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. The Denali trims use a standard 6.2-liter V-8, which is basically the same engine fitted for the CorvetteStingray model and makes 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque for this truck. The first engine choice is used with a GM’s Hydra-Matic 6L80  while the later can be gotten with a GM’s newest eight-speed automatic, dubbed the  Hydra-Matic 8L90.

2017 GMC Yukon engine

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