2020 GMC Yukon

MSRP $51,895

Ranked #11 in Fullsize Suv

6.9

Overall Rating

2020 GMC Yukon Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: September 29, 2021

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The 2020 GMC Yukon remains unchanged this year and is out for sale at a base price tag of $49,600 while the Denali trim is priced at $66,700. Two engines are on offer- a 355-hp V8 and a 420-hp V8, the latter only available on the Denali trim. Both the engines offer great performance despite the SUV's bulky size and have a class-leading towing capacity of 8,500 pounds. 

2020 GMC Yukon three-quarter view

The Yukon's cabin is attractive as it uses high-end materials. it is spacious enough to carry up to 9 passengers and is filled with lots of interior features. The Yukon also offers a decent list of driver aids and boasts top reliability ratings in its class. The Yukon competes against the Ford Expedition, the Toyota Sequoia, and the Nissan Armada

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Pros

Seats nine people

Impressive towing capacity

Top-notch fit and finish inside the cabin

Plethora of options

Powerful engines

Great reliability ratings

Cons

Cumbersome maneuverability due to large size

The Denali trim is expensive

Limited standard safety features

What's New?

No major changes


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$51895

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

8

drivetrain

rear wheel drive

engine type

displacement

325 cu.in.

horsepower

355 hp @ 5600 rpm

torque

383 ft-lb. @ 4100 rpm

transmission

6 speed automatic w/OD and auto manual

chassis

suspension front

Independent front short and long arm suspension

suspension rear

Rigid axle rear multi-link suspension

brake rotors (f/r)

13/13.6 in.

dimensions

wheelbase

116 in.

length

203.9 in.

width

80.5 in.

height

74.4 in.

curb weight

5379 lbs.

ground clearance

8 in.

capacity

passenger volume

37 cu ft.

cargo volume

94.7 cu ft.

towing capacity

6500 lbs.

payload capacity

1690 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

6.8 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

15/18/22 mpg

warranty

basic warranty

3 yr./ 36,000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

5 yr./ 60000 mi.

powertrain warranty

5 yr./ 60,000 mi.

corrosion warranty

6 yr./100,000 mi.

roadside assistance

Yes


Pictures & Videos


Trims

SLE$51,895 onwards

Colors and Styles

2020 GMC Yukon in Crimson Red Tintcoat color
Crimson Red Tintcoat

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Pricing and Feature

9.0

Features

6.5

Engine and Performance

7.0

Fuel Economy

3.0

Interior

7.0

Exterior

6.0

Safety

9.0

Competition

6.0

6.9

OVERALL RATING

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

6.9

Overall Rating


Historically thought of as a towing workhorse, the 2020 GMC Yukon still performs this function brilliantly- Autotrader

The massive cargo capacity along with monstrous towing capability makes the GMC Yukon a perfect SUV for those who need all the practicality along with the stylish persona that comes with it. Two powerful engines keep this bulky SUV active and energetic. Inside, it can provide space for up to 9 passengers and offers a ton of standard features. Top advanced safety techs make the Yukon a safe vehicle. 

For a large SUV, the Yukon has low ownership costs, which is really astounding. In a year, it costs close to $11,800 including maintenance, repair, fuel, etc. The Yukon has a decent gas mileage compared to its rivals. According to our calculations, the miles per dollar ratio is 5.68. Another area where the Yukon excels is reliability. With a score of 84 points, the Yukon ranks second below the Armada. 

2020 GMC Yukon SUV front angle view
2020 GMC Yukon SUV rear angle view

6.5/10
Features

7.0/10
Engine and Performance

3.0/10
Fuel Economy

7.0/10
Interior

6.0/10
Exterior

9.0/10
Safety

6.0/10
Competition


2020 GMC Yukon Buying Advice

The base SLE trim will satisfy most of the buyers as it comes packed with a lot of standard features. You do need to upgrade to the Enhanced Driver Alert package for getting access to top active safety features. We also recommend the Convenience package that adds more comfort features to the list. 

2020 GMC Yukon three-quarter view

2020 GMC Yukon Features

6.5/10

The 2020 GMC Yukon is well-equipped from the start, while the Denali model is a downright luxury vehicle, with a price to match- The Car Connection

The GMC Yukon comes in four trims- SLE, SLT Standard Edition, SLT, and Denali. The Yukon starts from $49,600 for the SLE trim and it goes up to $69,700 for the top-end Denali trim. These prices exclude a destination charge of $1,295. Every Yukon is available in RWD and 4WD configurations. The Yukon stands out in the large SUV segment for offering an extended list of standard features.

2020 GMC Yukon front angle view

Yet, there are a few optional packages available to enhance the Yukon's feature list. The Convenience package adds an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable foot pedals, and a power tailgate. Exclusive to the Denali trim is the Denali ultimate package that adds power-retractable running boards, a 9-month subscription to SiriusXM, and 22-inch wheels. 

Trims

SLE

SLT Standard Edition

SLT

Denali

MSRP (RWD)

$49,600

$54,800

$57,600

$66,700

MSRP (4WD) $52,600 $57,800 $60,600 $69,700

Key Features

 

8-inch touchscreen with Android Auto & Apple CarPlay

Adds/ Upgrades to SLE trim

Adds/ Upgrades to SLT Standard Edition trim

Adds/ Upgrades to SLT trim

 

18-inch alloy wheels

 

Enhanced Driver Alert package

Ventilated front leather seats

Unique chrome front grille

 

 

Rearview camera

 

Leather seats

Heated second-row seats

Magnetic Control Ride suspension

 

9-speaker Bose premium audio system

Auto-dimming rearview mirror

Power-folding third-row  Head-up display

 

Tri-zone automatic climate control

Power tailgate

Power-adjustable steering column

HID headlamps
  Voice commands Power-adjustable foot pedals Hands-free tailgate Second-row captain chairs
  Power front cloth seats   Push-button start 10-speaker Bose premium audio system
  Remote keyless entry   Proximity keyless entry Navigation system
  Remote start   Heated steering wheel Active noise cancellation
      Blind-spot monitoring  
      Rear cross-traffic alert  

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2020 GMC Yukon Engine and Performance

7.0/10

Its standard 5.3-liter V8 is wonderfully muscular- Kelly Blue Book

The GMC Yukon can be configured with two engine options. The base engine is a 5.3L V8 which puts out 355 hp and 383 lb-ft. of torque. it is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The Denali trim comes exclusively with a 6.2L V8 that makes a healthy 420 hp and 460 lb-ft. of torque. This engine uses a 10-speed automatic for performing transmission duties. The Yukon can be had in both RWD and 4WD configurations. It is worth noting that the Yukon has a good towing capacity of 8.500 pounds. 

2020 GMC Yukon engine

The Yukon is capable of delivering a smooth ride on most road conditions and the option of a Magnetic Ride Control suspension system improves the ride quality to a greater extent. Despite its bulky size, the Yukon handles pretty well.  At the corners, the bulky weight of the Yukon will be noticeable but the body roll is well maintained. The steering feels unnatural but guides the vehicle perfectly. It is surprisingly light and requires little effort at parking lot speeds. Overall, the Yukon's driving dynamics are appreciable.  

2020 GMC Yukon side driving view

Due to its massive dimensions and weight, the Yukon does not offer a quick acceleration. However, it just might surprise you for what it is. In a 0-60 MPH sprint, the Yukon takes 6.8 seconds, which is decent for a 5379-pound SUV. It further sprints to complete the quarter-mile test in 15.5 seconds. With a 6.2L V8 equipped, it does the same in just 6 seconds. The braking abilities of the Yukon are also commendable. While trying to stop from 60-0 MPH, it records 129 feet of braking distance, which is competitive in its class. 

Models

2020 GMC Yukon

2020 Ford Expedition

2020 Nissan Armada

2020 Toyota Sequoia

MSRP

$49,600

$52,810

$47,500

$49,980

Engine

5.3L V8

3.5L Turbo V6

5.6L V8

5.7L V8

Drivetrain RWD RWD RWD RWD

Transmission

6-Speed Automatic

10-Speed Automatic

7-Speed Automatic

6-Speed Automatic

Power

355 hp @ 5,600 RPM

375 hp @ 5,000 RPM

390 hp @ 5,800 RPM

381 hp @ 5,600 RPM

Torque

383 lb-ft. @ 4,100 RPM

470 lb-ft. @ 3,500 RPM

394 lb-ft. @ 4,000 RPM

401 lb-ft. @ 3,600 RPM

0-60 MPH 6.8 sec 5.4 sec 6.4 sec 6.6 sec
Quarter Mile 15.5 sec 14.0 sec 15.0 sec 15.2 sec
Top Speed 112 MPH 120 MPH 125 MPH 130 MPH
Towing Capacity 9,300 lbs 6,000 lbs 8,500 lbs 7,400 lbs

The Nissan Armada develops the most power in this competition but the pricey Ford Expedition has the best acceleration thanks to its punchy turbocharged engine. However, it stays behind in terms of towing capacity. The 5790-pound Toyota Sequoia amazes with its great performance but its towing capacity is slightly behind the Yukon. 

2020 GMC Yukon Fuel Economy

3.0/10

If you're looking for fuel economy, you're not going to find it here- Carbuzz

One good reason to buy the GMC Yukon is the fuel economy. With the base engine, the MPG figures are 15 MPG in the city, 22 MPG on a highway, and 18 MPG combined. Opting for the 4WD system cuts off combined mileage by 1 MPG. The Yukon Denali with the 6.2L V8 returns 14 MPG in the city, 23 MPG on a highway, and 17 MPG combined. 

2020 GMC Yukon side driving view

With the 4WD system equipped, the fuel ratings remain the same. The Yukon gets a large 26-gallon fuel tank. At its full capacity, the Yukon can drive up to 468 miles combined with the V6.  If equipped with the bigger V8, it loses on the driving range and pushes the figure further down 442 miles. For an SUV that weighs nearly 5,500 pounds, fuel economy and range are really good. 

Models

2020 GMC Yukon

2020 Ford Expedition

2020 Nissan Armada

2020 Toyota Sequoia

MPG (City)

15

17

14

13

MPG (Highway)

22

24

19

17

MPG (Combined)

18

20

16

15

Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallon) 26.0 25.0 26.0 26.4
Range (City/Highway/Combined; Miles) 390/572/468 425/600/500 364/494/416 343/449/396

The Ford Expedition seems to be the best here but keep in mind that it uses a V6 while the Yukon has a V8. The Nissan Armada's fuel efficiency is not bad for an SUV that produces 390 horsepower. However, the Toyota Sequoia has the worst fuel estimates in this segment. Overall, the Yukon is the best option in terms of mileage if compared to other V8 offerings from the competition. 

2020 GMC Yukon Interior

7.0/10

Just about every surface in the Denali is dressed up with something, helping it feel a bit more upscale- Edmunds

The interior of the GMC Yukon looks tasteful and attractive while the Denali trim ups the game with top-notch cabin materials. It has a seating configuration of 7, 8, and 9, depending on the type of seats chosen. The front seats are well-cushioned and bolstered. Power-adjustable front seats are standard but heated and ventilated functionality is available on higher trims. The Yukon sits high off the ground and gives you a commanding position on the road while driving.

2020 GMC Yukon dashboard

Getting into the Yukon's cabin is made easy by standard running boards. Six-footers will enjoy at the front due to ample passenger space. The second-row seats also provide good comfort and they can recline and slide fore and aft to provide legroom for the third-row occupants. Speaking of the third row, headroom is healthy but the legroom offered can be claustrophobic for adults. Therefore, it is recommended to keep your kids seated in the third row. 

2020 GMC Yukon infotainment system

An 8-inch touchscreen handles the infotainment duties in the Yukon and features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. This infotainment system is widely credited for its easy-to-use interface. The graphics quality is clean though navigating through the menus may confuse you. All the physical controls are laid neatly on the dashboard. A 9-speaker Bose premium audio system is standard but the Denali trim adds one more speaker. 

Models

2020 GMC Yukon

2020 Ford Expedition

2020 Nissan Armada

2020 Toyota Sequoia

Passenger Capacity

8

8

8

8

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

42.8/64.8/45.3

42.0/64.9/43.9

40.9/63.8/41.9

34.8/66.4/42.5

Second Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.7/65.1/39.0

40.0/64.8/41.5

40.0/63.4/41.0

34.9/65.6/40.9

Third Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.1/62.6/24.8

37.3/64.2/36.1

36.4/60.5/28.3

34.5/65.7/35.3

Cargo Space (cu-ft.)

15.3

19.3

16.5

18.9

In terms of cargo space, the Yukon does not disappoint but the high tailgate might be an issue for some while loading and unloading luggage. The Yukon offers 15.3 cu-ft. of cargo space and folding down the third row increases the figure to 51.7 cubic feet. Folding the second row pushes the figure to 94.7 cubic feet which is almost as good as smaller cargo vans but still, the competition outperforms the Yukon. Some other important Yukon's cabin highlights are:

  • Power tilt & telescopic multi-function leather heated steering wheel
  • 12-way power front heated & ventilated seats
  • Heated second-row seats
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Cloth & leather upholstery
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • Push-button start
  • Footwell lights
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Wireless charging
  • 10-speaker Bose premium audio system
  • Navigation system

2020 GMC Yukon Exterior

6.0/10

Any prospective buyers planning to keep their new Yukon in a garage should get out the tape measure- Kelly Blue Book

The Yukon gets a planar front grille design whereas the Denali's chrome grille has a more open design with offset bars. Regardless of trim levels, the boxy headlamps continue to be HIDs on the Denali and halogen on the other trims but fog lamps are standard on all trim levels. The Yukon gets a ground clearance of 8 inches which is comparatively less than other large SUVs.  

2020 GMC Yukon side driving view

The wheel arches house 18-inch alloy wheels but 22-inch alloys are optional. The Yukon offers a different wheel design for every taste.  The Yukon is the widest and the lowest of the bunch which gives it a meaner look and better handling as compared to the rest of the bunch. Around the back, the boxy design continues with a large chrome piece in the middle and LED taillights on either side. 

Models

2020 GMC Yukon

2020 Ford Expedition

2020 Nissan Armada

2020 Toyota Sequoia

Curb Weight (lbs)

5,379

5,368

5,577

5,730

Length (in)

203.9

210.0

208.9

205.1

Width (in)

80.5

79.9

79.9

79.9

Height (in)

74.4

76.6

75.8

77.0

Ground Clearance (in)

8.0

9.8

9.1

9.9

Wheelbase (in)

116.0

122.5

121.1

122.0

The Ford Expedition has the widest wheelbase among its rivals. Hence, its third row is more spacious. At 9.9 inches, the Toyota Sequoia has the highest ground clearance in this segment, good enough for off-roading. The Nissan Armada is longer than the Yukon by exactly 5 inches. This can be a pain in your back while trying to park at tight spots. Given below are some exterior features of the Yukon:

  • HID auto high-beam headlamps
  • LED DRLs
  • Fog lamps
  • LED taillights
  • Puddle lamps
  • Door courtesy lights
  • Power-folding exterior mirrors
  • Chrome roof rails
  • Chrome bodyside moldings
  • Chrome grille with active grille shutters
  • Black running boards
  • Chrome window trim
  • Rear roofline spoiler
  • 18 & 22-inch alloy wheels

2020 GMC Yukon Safety

9.0/10

Driver assistance features are optional on the base SLE trim and come as part of the Enhanced Driver Alert package- MotorTrend

Only NHTSA has crash-tested the GMC Yukon. It gave a four out of five stars overall for its crashworthiness. Individually, the Yukon scored five stars for the side-impact crash test, four stars for the frontal crash test, and three stars for the rollover crash test. These ratings imply that the Yukon is a safe vehicle. 

2020 GMC Yukon three-quarter view

The Yukon is jam-packed with safety features but only a few of them are standard. Therefore, the SLE trim comes with an optional $545 Enhanced Driver Alert package that adds a decent list of driver-assist features. The other models add more standard safety features. Some of them include:

  • Teen Driver
  • Rearview camera
  • Front & rear parking sensors
  • Forward collision warning
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Auto high-beam headlights
  • Lane departure warning
  • Lane keep assist
  • Low-speed automatic emergency braking
  • Safety alert seat
  • Head-up display

2020 GMC Yukon Competition

6.0/10

2020 GMC Yukon vs 2020 Ford Expedition 

The Ford Expedition retails higher than the Yukon but that extra cost is definitely worth it. Defying its heavy curb right, it offers brisk acceleration and is the most efficient large SUV in its class. It also boasts class-leading towing capacity. On the inside, the Expedition is roomier and offers an enormous cargo space. The Yukon offers more standard features but the Expedition provides a long list of standard safety features.

2020 Ford Expedition 

2020 GMC Yukon vs 2020 Nissan Armada

The Nissan Armada is the most affordable SUV in the class. The Armada's base engine is powerful but the Yukon's optional engine is more potent. In terms of fuel economy, the Armada is behind the Yukon. The Armanda's interior has a good first impression with a slightly spacious third-row but fails to offer modern infotainment features. The Armada offers more useful safety features as standard. 

2020 Nissan Armada

2020 GMC Yukon vs 2020 Toyota Sequoia

The Toyota Sequoia's base engine makes more power but the Yukon has better handling characteristics. Also, the Sequoia's towing capacity and fuel economy are a bit less than the Yukon. The passenger space in the third row and cargo capacity are both greater than the Yukon but the cabin's layout feels outdated. Toyota's Safety Sense P suite of top driver aids is standard in the Sequoia, the main winning point. 

2020 Toyota Sequoia

2020 GMC Yukon Final Verdict

The 2020 GMC Yukon offers a host of features even at the base trim which none of the competition does. The interior is plush and luxurious, the exterior is clean and traditional in terms of looks and the option to upgrade the engine to a bigger 6.2L V-8 turns the Yukon into a whole different animal. The new Graphite performance edition for 2020 looks and performs tremendously.

2020 GMC Yukon three-quarter view

2020 GMC Yukon FAQs

How much is a fully loaded 2020 GMC Yukon Denali?

A fully loaded 2020 GMC Yukon Denali can reach the $85, 700 mark. 

Is the GMC Yukon good for towing?

With 8,500 pounds of class-leading towing capacity, the GMC Yukon can easily tow heavy loads. 

Does the GMC Yukon have massaged seats?

No, the GMC Yukon does not offer massaged seats. 

Is the 2020 GMC Yukon reliable?

In the J.D. Power reliability test, the GMC Yukon scored  84 out of 100, which is an excellent score. 

Is the GMC Yukon Denali better than SLT?

Yes, the Denali trim adds distinct exterior styling, setting itself apart from the rest of the lineup. It also comes heavily loaded with the best comfort and technological features. Moreover, it gets a more powerful engine as a standard equipment. 

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