2023 GMC Yukon

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$56,195

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Key Spec of 2023 GMC Yukon
fuel economy

15/17/15

fuel type

Regular Unleaded

horsepower

355 hp @ 5600 rpm

basic warranty

-

ProsConsWhat's New

Comfortable and quiet cabin.

Expensive

New Denali Ultimate trim to be the top-of-the-line Yukon variant.

Spacious all throughout.

Hard to park due to its proportions.

Powerful engine option.

Top variants consume too much gas.

2023 GMC Yukon Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 12, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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The GMC section of General Motors was always looked at as a workhorse manufacturing division and they only stuck to making commercial vehicles. However, that changes with the Yukon line-up, and the 2023 GMC Yukon is the ultimate luxurious fullsize SUV that has rolled out of the GMC factory. GMC offers three rows of seating for its passengers and for the ones who find the cabin to feel small can opt the longer wheelbase version called the GMC Yukon XL. For the year 2023, GMC will bring in a new trim called the Denali Ultimate, which takes the already insane and loaded Denali variant closer to super luxurious class, loading the vehicle with all the features imaginable and also with a massive engine.

2023 GMC Yukon Latest Updates

  • Jan' 27, 2022 : Get Ready To Experience GM's Ultra Cruise, A Step Up From Super Cruise Read More »
  • Sep' 27, 2021 : GMC Showcase Its 2021 Full AT4 Premium Off-Road Line-up Read More »

Over All Rating

0.0

Out of 10

Notable Rankings

#9 in Suv


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Trims

SLE$56,195 Est. onwards


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2022 GMC Yukon
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2022 GMC Yukon SLT

SLT 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 10A)

Dealer Price
$63,298
Est. $859/mo
Excellent deal
$7,517 Below market
RMV: $70,815
Frankenmuth, MI
MSRP $69,315
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2022 GMC Yukon SLT

SLT 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 10A)

Dealer Price
$63,356
Est. $860/mo
Excellent deal
$7,459 Below market
RMV: $70,815
Taylor, MI
MSRP $69,400
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2022 GMC Yukon SLT

SLT 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 10A)

Dealer Price
$63,469
Est. $861/mo
Excellent deal
$7,346 Below market
RMV: $70,815
Frankenmuth, MI
MSRP $69,510
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2022 GMC Yukon SLE

SLE 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 10A)

Dealer Price
$54,806
Est. $744/mo
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$6,379 Below market
RMV: $61,185
Grand Rapids, MI
MSRP $59,860
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2022 GMC Yukon SLT

SLT 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 10A)

Dealer Price
$63,721
Est. $865/mo
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$7,094 Below market
RMV: $70,815
Grand Rapids, MI
MSRP $69,800
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2022 GMC Yukon SLT

SLT 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 10A)

Dealer Price
$63,710
Est. $864/mo
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$7,105 Below market
RMV: $70,815
Taylor, MI
MSRP $69,805
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2022 GMC Yukon SLE

SLE 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 10A)

Dealer Price
$55,278
Est. $750/mo
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$5,907 Below market
RMV: $61,185
Jackson, MI
MSRP $60,400
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2022 GMC Yukon SLT

SLT 4dr SUV (5.3L 8cyl 10A)

Dealer Price
$61,815
Est. $839/mo
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$6,650 Below market
RMV: $68,465
San Antonio, TX
MSRP $61,815
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2022 GMC Yukon SLT

SLT 4dr SUV 4WD (5.3L 8cyl 10A)

Dealer Price
$64,215
Est. $871/mo
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$6,600 Below market
RMV: $70,815
Kingston, MA
MSRP $64,215
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Colors and Styles

2023 GMC Yukon in Redwood Leather, leather color
Redwood Leather, leather

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

The 2023 GMC Yukon is expected to start at a price of $57,000, which is definitely a hike over the outgoing model. All the Yukon will be powered by a V8 engine but GMC offers two configurations of the engine and the powerful one is reserved for the Denali trims only while it comes as an option for the Yukon AT4. AWD system comes standard on the AT4 trim, which is an off-road focused model while the other trims come with AWD as an option with a 10- speed automatic transmission common among all trims. The GMC Yukon shares its platform with its corporate cousin and rival, the Chevrolet Tahoe but there are other vehicles like the Ford Expedition and Nissan Armada offering equally impressive packages under the same form factor.


Features

The GMC Yukon last year came in 4 trims and there have been no major changes done to them for 2023 but GMC is introducing a new maxed-out variant of the SUV, extending the trim line to a total of 5 variants. The trim levels are SLE, SLT, AT4, Denali, and Denali Ultimate. The base SLE will be sold at around $57,000 and it goes all the way up to $95,000. The AT4 trim is an off-road focused vehicle and hence, comes with a unique front fascia to provide an aggressive approach angle equipped with all-terrain tires. The Denali and the new Denali Ultimate focus on luxury comfort, with the new model including every possible feature that could be stuffed. Users picking any variant below the Denali Ultimate will receive the option to add packages to further expand your convenience and comfort.

Trim

SLE

SLT

AT4

Denali

Denali Ultimate

MSRP (RWD)

$57,000

$64,500

-

$75,300

$92,000

MSRP (AWD)

$60,000

$67,500

$71,700

$78,500

$95,000

Key Features

LED headlights

20-inch wheels

Unique design elements

Surround-view camera system

16-way power front seats with massage function

18-inch wheels

Hands-free tailgate

Dark grey wheels with all-terrain tires

15-inch Heads-up display

18-speaker Bose performance series audio system

Keyless entry and push-button start

Heated and ventilated front seats

Front tow-hooks and skid plate

14-speaker Bose audio system

Luxury alpine umber interior

10.2-inch touchscreen

Leather upholstery

Heavy-duty air filter

Standard fit second-row captain seats

Dark chrome exterior accents

12-inch Digital instrument cluster

9-speaker Bose audio system

Adaptive suspension dampers

Denali exclusive interior design

22-inch wheels

Wireless phone connectivity

Wireless charging pad

Hill descent control

 

Four-corner air ride adaptive suspension

 

Optional second-row captain seats

Driver seat memory setting

 

Panoramic sunroof

   

Heated steering wheel

   
     

Power-folding third row

   
     

Heated outboard second-row seats

   

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Despite having introduced a new trim, we still believe that the SLT trim offers the most value as the prices get absurdly higher on the variants above. The SLT has rather nice leather upholstery with the front seats being heated and ventilated. The SLT can also be opted with the second-row captain seats for better comfort which is worth the money if sacrificing a single passenger space from 8 would not make much of a difference.

Release Date

GMC hasn’t officially released the launch dates for the 2023 Yukon but reports suggest that they could arrive towards the end of 2022 with an exclusive event for the debuting Denali Ultimate trim.

Engine and Performance

The 2023 GMC Yukon will carry a 5.3L naturally aspirated V8 engine on the SLE, SLT, and AT4 trims while a bigger 6.2L naturally aspirated V8 engine is offered on the Denali and Denali Ultimate trims. Users picking the off-road focused AT4 trim are given an option to upgrade the powertrain to the bigger engine as it produces a massive 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. This doesn’t mean that the base engine is weak and it packs 355 horses and 383 lb-ft of torque. Regardless of the trim or engine you choose, the Yukon comes mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Despite offering a massive power figure, the Yukon faces rivals that offer better but that doesn’t restrain the Yukon from offering a good drive quality.

Model

2023 GMC Yukon

2023 Chevrolet Tahoe

2023 Ford Expedition

2023 Nissan Armada

MSRP

$57,000

$53,000

$57,700

$50,000

Engine

5.3L V8

5.3L V8

3.5L twin-turbo V6

5.6L V8

Drivetrain

RWD

RWD

RWD

RWD

Transmission

10-speed automatic

10-speed automatic

10-speed automatic

7-speed automatic

Power (Hp)

355 hp @ 5600 rpm

355 hp @ 5600 rpm

375 hp @ 5000 rpm

400 hp @ 5800 rpm

Torque (lb.-ft)

383 lb-ft @ 4100 rpm

383 lb-ft @ 4100 rpm

470 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm

413 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm

0-60 MPH (seconds)

7.1 seconds

6.8 seconds

6.7 seconds

5.9 seconds

Quarter-mile (seconds)

16.5 seconds

16.7onds

15.5 seconds

15 seconds

Top Speed (MPH)

113 MPH

115 MPH

120 MPH

130 MPH

It is pretty evident that both the GMC and the Chevrolet sit lower on the power scale in comparison and the Nissan manages to push out a maximum of 400 hp, making it the most powerful vehicle here. Ford takes the second in terms of power but offers a very high torque, making it ideal to tow heavy loads and trail through off-roads with ease.

2023 GMC Yukon Ride and Handling

Despite the fact that the GMC offers less power when compared to its rivals, the GMC Yukon offers a very planted and controlled ride, especially for its size. The GMC Yukon has ample power to keep the highway cruise engaging and the adaptive suspension that comes as optional makes a huge difference in terms of the overall ride comfort it provides. The only issue is when it comes to maneuvering the car within tight spaces or while parking it as the massive structure of the Yukon makes it hard to direct it precisely.

2023 GMC Yukon Braking Performance

GM has not only gone into improving the brakes but also other factors that affect the braking of the vehicle, like minor tweaks to the tires and the independent rear suspension. The vented front and rear duarlife rotors allow for better and quick cooling, letting the brakes operate at full potential most of the time. The vehicle also comes standard with certain braking assistance techs such as automated emergency braking and forward collision warning.

Model

2023 GMC Yukon

2023 Chevrolet Tahoe

2023 Ford Expedition

2023 Nissan Armada

Brake Rotors (front) (in.) 

13.0

13.5

13.0

13.8

Brake Rotors (rear) (in.) 

13.6

13.6

13.5

13.8

Curb Weight (lbs)

5,490

5,473

5,443

5,930

60-0 (.-ft)

129

131

138

133

Even though both the GMC and Chevy share the same platform, they are both equipped with different brakes but despite the fact of Chevy carrying the larger brakes, the GMC Yukon stops quicker from 60 mph. The 2023 Ford Expedition happens to be the lightest car here but that doesn’t favor the car in terms of completely stopping, leaving the Ford last on the table.

Fuel Economy

The fuel efficiency of the Yukon isn’t great and falls within the numbers expected from a large SUV. The base RWD variant being the most efficient runs 20 miles to the gallon on highways while the AWD variant falls down by 1 mile. The numbers stay pretty much the same even on the bigger Denali engines. However, these numbers are achieved due to the Dynamic Fuel Management System that shuts off certain cylinders when not required.

Model

2023 GMC Yukon

2023 Chevrolet Tahoe

2023 Ford Expedition

2023 Nissan Armada

MPG (city)

16

16

17

13

MPG (highway)

20

20

24

18

MPG (combined)

19

18

19

15

Fuel capacity (gallons)

26

24

25

26

Range (City, highway, combined, in miles)

416/520/494

384/480/432

425/600/475

338/468/390

Despite not having a great fuel efficiency overall, the rivals offer even worse figures. 2023 Nissan Armada holds the biggest engine here and hence, the gas mileage of this vehicle is the least. The Ford Expedition holds the highest individual mileage figures while the Yukon steps in with a massive overall range of 494 miles in a single tank of fuel.

Interior

There aren’t any major upgrades for the base Yukon variants and most of the time has been invested in developing the new Denali Ultimate trim. The GMC Yukon is a vehicle that can accommodate 8 occupants by default and opting for the second-row captain seats reduces that to 7 passengers. However, for those who require it, GMC also offers a first-row bench seat, allowing two people to sit next to the driver. This takes the total count to 9 occupants, making the Yukon one of the best people haulers. The cabin comes finished in a fine quality leather that wraps the seats as well as the steering wheel with the dashboard covered in soft-touch material. The buttons and toggles are finished off in chrome and the massive cabin size allows the seats to be large enough to wrap around the occupant’s body. The Yukon is regarded to carry one of the most comfortable seats in the segment and functions like the heater and ventilator only make things better for the occupants.

Model

2023 GMC Yukon

2023 Chevrolet Tahoe

2023 Ford Expedition

2023 Nissan Armada

Passenger Capacity

8

8

8

8

First Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

42.8/64.8/45.3

42.8/64.8/45.3

42.0/64.9/43.9

40.9/63.8/41.9

Second Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

38.7/65.1/39.0

38.7/65.1/39.0

40.0/64.8/41.5

40.0/63.4/41.0

Third Row (Head/shoulder/legroom)

38.1/62.6/24.8

38.1/62.6/24.8

37.3/64.2/40.9

36.4/60.5/28.3

Cargo Capacity to rear row (cu.-ft)

25.5

25.5

20.9

16.5

Cargo Capacity to second row (cu.-ft)

72.6

72.6

63.6

49.9

Cargo Capacity to first row (cu.-ft)

122.9

122.9

104.6

95.4

Since both the GMC and Chevrolet are based on the same platform, they offer identical cabin space with a rather cramped third row but the Ford Expedition dominates the passenger section by offering ample roof on all rows, making it adult friendly. The Armada comes with the smallest cabin here, which is proven by its limited cargo space. Ford sacrificed some of its cargo space to achieve a roomy third row while the GMC chose to offer the largest cargo space in the segment.

Some standout interior features on the 2023 GMC Yukon include

  • Power-adjustable front seats.
  • Second-row captain seats.
  • Heated leather steering wheel.
  • Heated and ventilated front seats.
  • Panoramic sunroof.
  • Ambient lighting.

How intuitive is the 2023 GMC Yukon infotainment system?

The main infotainment display is a 10.2-inch unit that has crisp and clear viewing angles along with a user-friendly layout. The media system is wirelessly pairable with both IOS and Android devices and includes satellite radio along with 7 USB slots with an auxiliary port. Users can also opt for a dual-display rear seat infotainment system and a 9-speaker audio system by Bose as standard. A 14 and 18-speaker setup is reserved for the Denali trims that are not available for the standard variants even as options.

Some of the standout infotainment features on the 2023 GMC Yukon are

  • 9-speaker setup by Bose
  • 10.2-inch touchscreen.
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
  • Second-row dual-display infotainment displays.
  • HD satellite radio.
  • Wireless phone charging.
Exterior

The GMC Yukon has a very distinctive styling that is instantly recognizable and since the car received some major changes, the 2023 model will be a carryover. The front fascia boasts a massive grille with chrome accents while the AT4 replaces chrome for a matte grey material that suits the rigger character it carries. The bumper on the AT4 is different from the other models and has been redesigned along with a skid plate to give the vehicle a much more aggressive approach angle to tackle off-road with ease. The AT4 also gets larger 20-inch tires that are suitable for off-roading but the standard layout of the vehicle remains the same across all trims. The Denali trims come with a larger satin chrome grille while the new Denali Ultimate uses dark chrome accents, giving it a much more menacing look. The New model also runs on massive 22-inch 7-spoke wheels, making it stand out from the other Yukon models.

Model

2023 GMC Yukon

2023 Chevrolet Tahoe

2023 Ford Expedition

2023 Nissan Armada

Curb Weight (lbs)

5,490

5,473

5,443

5,930

Length (in.)

210.0

210.7

210.0

208.9

Width (in.)

81.0

81.0

79.9

79.9

Height (in.)

76.5

76.9

76.6

75.8

Ground Clearance (in.)

8.0

7.9

9.8

9.1

Wheelbase (in.)

120.9

120.9

122.5

121.1

Yet again, both the GMC and the Chevrolet offer a very similar proportion but another SUV that almost matches the GMC in terms of size is the Ford Expedition. The Ford also carries better ground clearance but its larger wheelbase makes it harder than the GMC in terms of maneuverability. The Armada is slightly compact in comparison and that makes this SUV a very fun vehicle to drive.

Some of the standout exterior features include

  • Rain sensing windshield wiper.
  • Satin chrome finished side skirts.
  • LED signature lighting.
  • Horizontal tow hooks on AT4.
  • Hands-free power liftgate.
  • Front chrome grille.
Safety

The top agencies that test vehicles for their safety are NHTSA and IIHS. The tests comprise multiple crash assessments and minor areas which together combine to give the whole car a score based on a few guidelines. The 2023 GMC Yukon hasn’t undergone the tests yet but the outgoing model managed to score 4-stars on NHTSA, which is a rather good score. IIHS hasn’t done the test on any of the current gen Yukon but the NHTSA ratings are good enough green flags to consider in terms of the safety that Yukon provides.

Some of the standout safety features available with the 2023 GMC Yukon are

  • HD surround view camera.
  • Lane keep assist with lane departure warning.
  • Active lane control.
  • Adaptive cruise control.
  • Automatic emergency braking.
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System.
  • Rear cross-traffic alert.
Competition

2023 GMC Yukon vs 2023 Chevrolet Tahoe

Both these SUVs come from the same family and differentiating them in terms of the power and space offered is a rather difficult task as they are basically the same vehicle underneath. However, the GMC Yukon has a much more luxurious interior with unmatched quality, design, and comfort. This clearly justifies the additional price for the Yukon over the Tahoe and is worth the purchase.

2023 GMC Yukon vs 2023 Ford Expedition

The Ford Expedition is very much comparable to the Tahoe as it does provide all that the Yukon can. However, Ford faces the same fate as the Chevy as it boasts a rather plain and inferior cabin quality when compared to the Yukon. The Yukon also offers better cargo space and for all these reasons, it is worth paying the extra that the Yukon asks for.

2023 GMC Yukon vs 2023 Nissan Armada

The Nissan Armada is the most powerful vehicle in this class but that does take a toll on the fuel efficiency. The GMC Yukon has a much better road presence and fresher design than the Armada but it does not offer the fun drive that Nissan does. It is ideal to pick the Nissan Armada if your budget is too restricted but if you seek quality, design, and comfort, the Yukon definitely takes the first spot between the two.

Final Verdict

There isn’t much of a difference to the GMC Yukon for 2023 apart from the introduction of new trim. However, the Yukon still stands strong against its rivals and proves to be worthy of the higher price tag it carries. The fact that every trim has a very distinctive character makes it easier for the buyers to choose and unlike other vehicles in this segment, the Yukon offers unmatched quality, making it the only choice if you are looking to experience true luxury. The 2023 GMC Yukon is undoubtedly the best fullsize SUV and despite sharing the platform with Chevy, it has managed to differentiate itself very well.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$56195

body style

dr SUV

engine type
horse power

355 hp @ 5600 rpm

torque

383 lb.-ft. @ 4100 rpm

transmission

10-Speed Automatic

dimensions
length

210 in

wheelbase

120.9 in

width

81 in

curb weight

5490 lbs

Height

76.5 in

Ground Clearance

8 lbs

capacity
cargo volume

122.9 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

15/17/15 mpg

highway range

480.0 mi


GMC Yukon 5 year Cost To Own


Cash Price(MSRP)
$52,201
5 Year Cost To Own
$62,014
Total 5 year Cost To Own -  $62,014
Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5total
Depreciation$10,392$2,014$1,905$2,235$2,116$18,662
Insurance$1,163$1,204$1,246$1,289$1,335$6,237
Fuel$3,140$3,235$3,332$3,432$3,535$16,674
Maintenance$497$765$773$2,127$1,332$5,494
RepairsNANA$141$335$490$966
Financing Interest$2,807$2,258$1,671$1,046$378$8,160
Taxes and Fees$4,579$330$317$305$290$5,821
Total Cost-To-Own$22,578$9,806$9,385$10,769$9,476$62,014
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