GM has a few platform which are shared among most of their cars and this is exactly the same situation with the Yukon, a full size SUV which has a lot in common with the Tahoe but which is a bit more comfortable and luxurious, thus becoming a brand new model.
The 2016 GMC Yukon is a mid-life update of the older model which includes quite a few upgrades and changes which are meant to make it that much better. Just like before though, the new Yukon rides on the same platform as well as it shares the same engines with the Tahoe or even the Escalade.
2016 GMC Yukon Price
The 2016 GMC Yukon model has actually been released in the late 2014 and since then it managed to find its way into showrooms. The base price is around $49,000 while a base Denali model will set you back almost $66,000, making it one of the most expensive SUVs on the market. While at first it may seem just like a massive crossover good for nothing but highway driving, in fact the Yukon still is based on a body on frame construction, so it is a lot more capable than many of its competitors.
Interior of GMC Yukon 2016
Inside the cabin there is enough room for up to seven people, their luggage as well as their gadgets. Even on the rear seats up to three adults can enjoy perfect comfort. The base equipment level has been improved over the previous model so the new 2016 GMC Yukon is not only more luxurious but also better in terms of entertainment with an included infotainment system with customizable features, rear infotainment system, a surround audio line as well as massage seats all around the car.
The top end Denali on the other hand is just as luxurious, comfortable and impressive as the Cadillac counterpart which is no easy feat. Its exterior on the other hand is quite similar to that of the Tahoe with the only real difference being in the front of the car which received a bigger mesh grille, new headlights as well as a new bumper, in order to make it look like a GMC rather than just a Chevrolet.
GMC Yukon Engine
Engine wise, the 2016 GMC Yukon is powered by two different powertrains which are likely to be changed in the near future. The base offers a 5.3 liter V8 good for 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque, not nearly enough to make it sprint well. The better choice would be the 6.2 liter V8 but unfortunately that is only based on the Denali which is might expensive. Luckily though, in the near future both of these are likely going to be changed with a smaller and more efficient 420 horsepower 3.6 liter twin-turbocharged V6.