2016 GMC Yukon changes, price, specs

2016 GMC Yukon changes, price, release date, denali

The Yukon model is a full-size SUV made by GMC, and the 2016 GMC Yukon is expected to show up this summer as the 2016 year model. The biggest changes, regarding this model, will be applied under the hood, where you will find an upgraded engine with much better performance. The exterior will also receive some slight changes, as well as the price, which will be a bit higher than the current model’s. The new GMC Yukon 2016 is an excellent offer for the families, since it comes with 3 rows of seats and provides a great amount of space.

2016 GMC Yukon changes, price, release date, denali

2016 GMC Yukon review

As far as the exterior design is concerned, the new model will be offered in 3 trim levels: the base XL, SLE and the SLT. The familiar overall classy and strong appearance will be kept, while the front grille might suffer some redesigning, as well as the front and back lights. The back of the vehicle comes flat shaped, with a miniature spoiler as an extension of the roof, while the back lights are placed vertically. When it comes to wheels, the customers can expect standard 18 inch and optional 20 inch aluminum wheels.

Exterior dimensions
Yukon Yukon XL
Wheelbase (in / mm) 116 / 2946 130 / 3302
Overall length (in / mm) 203.9 / 5179 224.3 / 5697
Overall width (in / mm) 80.5 / 2044 80.5 / 2045
Overall height (in / mm) 74.4 / 1889 74.4 / 1890
Track (in / mm) front: 68.7 / 1745
rear: 68.7 / 1744
front: 68.7 / 1745
rear: 68.7 / 1744
Minimum ground clearance (in / mm) 2WD: 8 / 205
4WD: 8 / 205
2WD: 8 / 205
4WD: 8 / 205
Step-in height (in / mm) 2WD: 22 / 559
4WD: 22 / 559
2WD: 22 / 559
4WD: 22 / 559
Ground to top of load floor (in / mm) 2WD: 35.9 / 912
4WD: 35.9 / 912
2WD: 34.1 / 867
4WD: 34.1 / 867

2016 GMC Yukon changes, price, release date, denali


When taking a look at the inside of the 2016 GMC Yukon, you will notice that the cabin comes with 3 rows of seats, which are extremely comfortable thanks to the premium quality material upholstery. Even with that number of seats, the cargo area will still offer a huge amount of space. S far as the safety of the new model is concerned, it will come with forward collision warning, front and back parking assist, side blind spot warning, lane departure warning, back cross traffic warning, numerous airbags and that is just the tip of the iceberg.

2016 GMC Yukon changes, price, release date, denali

2016 GMC Yukon specs

Under the hood of the new GMC Yukon 2016, lurks a new direct injected 5.3-liter V8 EcoTec 3 gas/ethanol engine with the capability of pumping out up to 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. The engine will be teamed up with a 6-speed automatic transmission. Active Fuel Management and Variable Valve Timing technology are the ones that should be thanked for the improved fuel economy. The expectations are that the new engine will be rated at 16 mpg in city and 23 mpg in highway driving, while the fuel tank capacity is 26 gal. Furthermore, Hill Start Assist technology will reduce the danger of rolling down when on an incline. The future clients will have a choice of RWD and AWD configuration.

ENGINES EcoTec3 5.3L V-8 (L83) EcoTec3 6.2L V-8 (L86)
Type 5.3L V-8 6.2L V-8
Horsepower 355 HP @ 5.600 RPM 420 HP @ 5.600 RPM
Torque 383 LB-FT @ 4.100 RPM 460 LB-FT @ 4.100 RPM
Maximum engine speed (rpm) 5800 6000
Fuel economy (city / hwy) 16 / 23 (2WD)
16 / 22 (4WD)
15 / 21 (2WD)
14 / 21 (4WD)

GMC Yukon 2016 changes, price, release date, denali

GMC Yukon 2016 price and release date

GMC has not announced price tags for this full-size SUV but we expect that it will differ in just couple hundred  dollars than 2015 year model. The new GMC Yukon 2016 price for the base XL model is going to be around $49,000, while the SLE model will start from above $51,000, and the SLT will start with a price around $58,000. As far as the release date is concerned, the new 2016 GMC Yukon is expected to be seen on the streets this summer.

GMC Yukon price
Yukon SLE 2WD $48.935
Yukon SLE 4WD $51.935
Yukon SLT 2WD $57.420
Yukon SLT 4WD $60.420
Yukon Denali 2WD $65.715
Yukon Denali 4WD $68.715
Yukon XL SLE 2WD $51.635
Yukon XL SLE 4WD $54.635
Yukon XL SLT 2WD $60.120
Yukon XL SLT 4WD $63.120
Yukon XL Denali 2WD $68.415
Yukon XL Denali 4WD $71.415

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