Okay, so the 2013 GMC Yukon doesn’t have the eye-catching appeal or luxurious feel of many other full-size SUVs, such as the Cadillac Escalade or Ford Expedition, it still appeals to many potential car buyers with capable abilities and a standard appearance. The Yukon is available to consumers in 9 of GMCs standard colors and the base model starts at a price of $40,185. While this price certainly isn’t cheap, it is more affordable than many of its competitors on the market today.
The 2013 Yukon comes with standard bi-xenon headlights, which provide the ultimate in road visibility. It has a very wide stance, even for a full-size SUV and comes with GMC’s signature front grille. The middle model, the Yukon SLT comes with an available chrome package, enhancing the outward appearance of this SUV. This comprehensive package includes 20-inch mirror-polished aluminum wheels, a fully chrome front grille, chrome door handles, chrome-tipped exhaust pipes and mirror caps. If this doesn’t turn some heads on the road, we’re not sure what else will. Most consumers will take delight in the fact that the Yukon comes with a power-lift tailgate that is remotely activated by the consumer. This makes for greater convenience when carrying or pushing a cart full of groceries to the vehicle.
One of the biggest upsides to having a vehicle of this capacity is that is able to accommodate up to 9 passengers, including the driver. Not many other vehicles on the road today have this kind of carrying capacity. However, on a similar note, one of the worst aspects about the Yukon is that the engineers did not make the third-row seating capable of folding down or being removed from the cabin. Something as simple as being able to move the third-row seating should definitely have been taken into consideration. Because the seats do not remove, the cargo capacity is fairly limited, even though it is a full-size SUV. All of the seats in the Yukon were designed to provide the ultimate in comfort to passengers. This is the type of SUV that you will actually enjoy being in for extended periods of time. For those long road trips or family vacations the Yukon has an available 8-inch screen to play DVDs on. No more listening to that dreadful “are we there yet?” from the kids. The noise-reducing technology makes this SUV an incredibly quiet ride, while enhancing the acoustics when music is playing. It’s like have your own little amphitheater. There is also a touchscreen GPS navigation system that will provide turn-by-turn directions to the driver, as well as steering-wheel-mounted controls for Bluetooth, audio and cruise control settings. One thing about the GPS navigation screen is that consumers and test drivers have said it is very difficult to use. Heated leather seats add to the overall comfort and convenience of the Yukon. The rear parking assist camera displays a picture of what is behind the Yukon, to the GPS navigation screen located in the center of the dash.
The base model, the GMC Yukon SLE, comes with a 5.3-liter Vortec V8 engine with 320 horsepower and a best-in-class 21 MPG highway 18 around town. The SLT also comes with this same engine package, while the premier model, the GMC Yukon Denali, boasts a powerful 6.2-liter Vortec V8 flex-fuel engine with 372 horses and just 18 MPG highway and 15 around town. All-in-all this is a rugged, capable ride that has a best-in-class towing capacity. Get out there and test drive one today.