In 2019, the GMC Yukon gets some notable changes that easily places it within the top of its class. Among these upgrades is the addition of a new trim-level package, the Graphite Edition. This package not only looks distinctive, but also adds even more amenities to the already impressive Yukon. Other notable features of this SUV include:
- Accommodation for up to nine people with a generous and versatile seating configuration;
- An impressive towing capacity;
- A V8 engine—a rare feature among SUVs of its size and class; and
- Large wheels, substantial ground clearance, and chrome accents to give the exterior a distinctive appearance;
Below is an in-depth breakdown of even more impressive offerings from the 2019 GMC Yukon.
One glance at the 2019 GMC Yukon shows that it is an impressive vehicle by any means. The first impression is formed by the SUV’s rugged shell, which is a winning combination of sporty and sophisticated. Chrome details, bold lighting elements, and an impressive front grille are all highlights of the 2019 model.
The Yukon comes with a number of available amenities, including illuminated retractable assist steps, a hands-free liftgate, and wheels sized up to 20 inches! Daytime running lights, projector-style halogen headlights, and rear intermittent wipers are other desirable features of the Yukon.
This year, the Yukon is available in a regular-length edition along with an extended cab.
The 2019 GMC Yukon’s charm continues on the inside, too. Its high-end cabin is spacious and well-equipped with a number of standard and available features. It’s possible to get just over 15 cubic feet of cargo volume in the Yukon behind the third row. In the Yukon XL, that number increases to 39.3 cubic feet. Passengers can get anywhere from 24.8 to 34.5 inches of legroom in the third row. Remote start is an incredible convenience, as is a tri-zone climate control.
Of course, this vehicle only continues to impress on higher-end trim levels. Here, the Yukon can come with a keyless open system and two separate display screens. The multimedia screen is a standard eight inches with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Interested individuals can also upgrade to a system with navigation. The driver gets a separate 4.2-inch display screen that can be upgraded to a larger eight-inch screen instead. Both screen sizes show important information like fuel economy, current and average speed, custom warning messages, current oil levels, and tire pressure.
Other high-tech features also help to make the 2019 GMC Yukon an enviable ride. Wireless charging ports throughout the cabin make it easy to keep devices charged and ready for use. Even better, drivers can get a 4G Wi-Fi, a backseat entertainment system, and a premium Bose audio system.
Along with its modern technology, the Yukon has a number of notable amenities that make it more comfortable for driving as well. The leather-wrapped steering wheel adds an element of comfort and luxury to the interior. The steering wheel is also heated on the higher-end trims, which is a nice feature to have on cold days. A versatile seating configuration includes split-folding seats in the back two rows. The higher trims also get standard heated seats in the second row.
Performance and Power
Power is another area of strength for the Yukon. It boasts a strong V8 engine even at the base level, with a 5.3L engine that also has fuel-saving eco technology. This engine has a substantial power output of 355 HP at 5,600 RPM. It also produces 383 LB-FT of torque at 4,100 RPM. Engine technology includes variable valve timing and an aluminum block. The engine is matched to an automatic transmission. The Yukon’s towing capacity can reach up to 8,400-8,500 pounds. Interested individuals can get special towing features available through special packages and a list of add-on amenities that make towing safer and easier.
The GMC Yukon is impressive in not only looks and power, but also in safety. There are many safety features on the 2019 Yukon, including rain-sensing automatic wipers, front and rear parking sensors, a backup camera that provides a clear image of the driver’s rear path of travel. The Yukon comes with seven airbags in the models with bucket seats. The Yukon also gets standard daytime running lights for added visibility and a LATCH child seat safety system. Electronic stability control and traction control are other highlights of the Yukon.
Some driver aids—such as lane-keep assist, lane-departure warning, and lane-change alert—are available safety features.
Those looking for a solid, reliable, and respectable large SUV in 2019 can find that in the GMC Yukon. It is available in several trim levels along with two body lengths to give drivers the perfect custom finish. A variety of standard amenities, plus a new package and many add-on features, ensure endless fun while driving the Yukon.
Disclaimers: Manufacturers and sellers have not independently verified the information on this page. Not all features come standard, features and amenities can vary by trim, and prices may vary.