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2012 GMC Yukon Heritage Edition

At a Glance

Pricing $40,435 - $63,480
Drive Types RWD, 4WD, AWD
Engines 5.3l V8, 6.0l V8 HEV, 6.2l V8
Transmissions A4, A6
Fuel Economy 13-20 (city), 18-23 (highway)

Overview Information

The GMC Yukon is shorter of the two GMC full-sized SUVs. Other divisions of GM sell variations as the Escalade and Tahoe. Inside, there are three rows of seats for up to 9 passengers depending on the equipped seating. The standard 5.3L V8 engine can tow 5500 lbs. (8500 with towing package). One advantage the full-sized GM SUVs (Escalade/Tahoe/Yukon) have is the availability of a hybrid powertrain. Fuel Economy in the Yukon Hybrid jumps to 20/23 (city/highway) while still maintaining a 5000+ lb. tow rating. Unfortunately the hybrid powertrain is a pricey upgrade costing over $10,000. Although full-size SUVs have become popular as family haulers, their only real advantage is higher tow ratings. Full-size SUVs with truck underpinnings are robbed of interior space with the body mounted over the frame. Most families would be better served with a crossover SUV like the GMC Acadia. The Acadia offers similar legroom with improved maneuverability, cargo capacity and fuel efficiency for less money.

Official Word:

The GMC Yukon / Yukon XL family of full-size SUVs, including the premium Yukon Denali and Yukon XL Denali, offer room for up to nine passengers and the capability - and space - to haul their cargo. With the available segment-exclusive second-row power fold-and-tumble seats, each seat unlatches, folds and tumbles out of the way with a simple, one-hand operation for easier access to the third-row seat. All Yukon and Yukon Denali models are offered in...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Yukon SLE 5.3l V8 (320-bhp) A6 RWD 15/21/18 $40,435
Yukon SLE 5.3l V8 (320-bhp) A6 4WD 15/21/18 $44,445
Yukon SLT 5.3l V8 (320-bhp) A6 RWD 15/21/18 $45,920
Yukon SLT 5.3l V8 (320-bhp) A6 4WD 15/21/18 $48,775
Yukon Hybrid 6.0l V8 HEV (332-bhp) A4 4WD 20/23/21 $52,820
Yukon Hybrid 6.0l V8 HEV (332-bhp) A4 RWD 20/23/21 $55,630
Yukon Denali 6.2l V8 (403-bhp) A6 RWD 14/18/16 $55,360
Yukon Denali 6.2l V8 (403-bhp) A6 AWD 13/18/15 $58,355
Yukon Denali Hybrid 6.0l V8 HEV (332-bhp) A4 RWD 20/23/21 $60,635
Yukon Denali Hybrid 6.0l V8 HEV (332-bhp) A4 4WD 20/23/21 $63,480