The 2015 GMC Yukon – A Complete SUV
If you are one of the shoppers looking for a full-size conventional SUV, you know you do not have a lot of options to choose from, but out of the ones available, The 2015 GMC Yukon stands out. Whether the towing capacity, or rugged construction, the vehicle has all the features that a complete SUV should contain.
The all new 2015 GMC Yukon comes with fresh look, both inside and outside. Not only does the vehicle offer exceptional features, it also comes with two V8 engines. The good thing about these engines is that they are not only powerful but they are also very fuel-efficient, as opposed to those that came out last year.The improvement in the vehicle makes the drive a lot smoother, quieter and comfortable, especially while driving on a highway or going up a mountain, better than any model so far.
With all the GMC Yukon models, the-third row seats had to be removed in order to create room for cargo, however, with the latest Yukon; it is not the case anymore. The seats can now be folded in to the floor. It was about time, the company came up with this convenience as its rivals had already introduced it years ago, but its better late than never. Another major update is power-actuation seats in the third and second row. This option is particularly good for people with small stature, allowing them to manage easily.
Sticking to the upgrades, 8-inch touchscreen is another innovation that has been introduced in the vehicle, which lets your smartphone integrate with the interface. Finally, the safety features offered with the Yukon are all modern and up-to-date, including, collision alert system, lane-departure warning system, blind-spot monitoring etc.
Like every vehicle, 2015 GMC Yukon has competitors too, including Toyota Sequoia, which is also a nice mixture of refinement and ruggedness. The other vehicle standing head to head is the 2015 Ford Expedition. They are both considerable options but with older design.
The Engine offered with the 2015 GMC Yukon SLT and SLE is a 5.3-L V8 that is capable of producing up to 355 hp, higher than last year’s 320 hp, and the torque of 383 lb-ft. The Yukon Denali comes with a 6.2-L V8 that can take the vehicle up to 420 hp and the torque of 460 lb-ft.
The standard transmission with all the Yukons is six-speed automatic which conveys all the power in the rear wheels for 2WD or if you are driving a 4WD, it transmits the power to all wheels.
The fuel economy estimates by EPA for the Yukon are pretty respectable, keeping in mind that it’s a full-size SUV. With a 5.3-L V8, the vehicle gives 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway with 2WD, and with 4WD it gives 16 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. On the other hands, the Yukon Denali’s 6.2-L V8 gives 15 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway with 2WD, and with 4WD it gives 14 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway.