If you’ve been looking for quiet comfort, dependability, and power in a full-size SUV, you’ve been looking for the 2017 GMC Yukon.
The Yukon full-size SUV comes with a standard EcoTec3 V8 engine. With that setup, you’ll receive 355 horsepower and and 6300 pounds of standard trailering. Whether conquering long distance road trips, or hauling a serious payload, the Yukon won’t begin to feel sluggish. Although all that power might suggest otherwise, GMC’s full-size SUV also gives you impressive fuel economy. In the city, you’ll get 14.7 L/100km and 10 L/100km on the highway. In part, that comes from the Active Fuel Management system which automatically switches from eight cylinders down to four when you don’t need the extra power.
Also surprising, given the size of the engine, is the silence of the cabin. GMC have engineered a remarkably quiet cabin. Sure, you’ll be able to hear the engine as you accelerate, but not distractingly. A number of ingenious noise reduction features tune out rough roads and strong winds. They include:
- Inlaid doors
- Acoustic-laminated windshield
- Triple-sealed doors
- Valved exhaust system
To make the most of the peace and quiet, the Yukon’s interior is built for comfort. The seats are broad and comfortable, while storage space is maximized by a giant center console and foldaway seating. The authentic aluminum trim and contrast stitching create a cabin that is distinctly professional grade. However, for elevated comfort and style, you should consider the Denali trim.
2017 GMC Yukon Denali
Firstly, upgrading to Denali gets you a comprehensive suite of safety technology including Side Blind Zone Alert with Lane Change Alert, Lane Keep Assist, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert. You also get a dynamic Head-Up Display on the windshield. When active, you can see critical driving information without taking your eyes off the road. For entertainment, the Yukon Denali adds Wireless Charging and Bose Centerpoint Surround Sound to the base model’s WiFi hotspot and IntelliLink system. And, of course, the Denali trim brings the peak in comfort. Premium, perforated leather seating complements poplar wood inlays. The seats, as well the steering wheel, are heated.
Ultimately, you have to call the 2017 GMC Yukon versatile. Despite its size and power, the SUV is nimble (relatively), quiet, and comfortable. Explore the Yukon for yourself here.