GMC is an automotive brand famous for its utility vehicles. The Yukon is one of the most renowned and respected GMC SUVs. Upon closer look at the 2018 GMC Yukon, it’s not hard to see why the model carries such a reputation. Its capabilities, amenities and safety features make it the ideal utility vehicle.
Providing the power you need
At the heart of any good vehicle is a hearty powertrain. Fortunately for Yukon drivers, the 2018 iteration of the model has two separate powertrains spanning three different trims. Both the Yukon SLE and SLT come standard with a 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine. When paired with the Yukon’s six-speed automatic transmission, this engine generates 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. Upgrading to the Yukon’s Denali model replaces the previous engine with a 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8. Producing 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, the EcoTec3 powertrain helps the Yukon tow up to 8,500 pounds, when properly equipped.
A cabin full of conveniences
The 2018 Yukon’s cavernous cabin can house up to nine passengers. Of course, all of those passengers are going to need amenities to keep them comfortable and entertained during long trips. The Yukon’s standard Bose® premium nine-speaker sound system should help eliminate any boredom your crew experiences while out on the road. Meanwhile, the 4.2-inch, multi-color Driver Information Center will provide you with all of the information that you’ll need on your journey. For the best in-vehicle amenities, simply upgrade to the 2018 GMC Yukon Denali, where you’ll find wireless charging and an 8-inch diagonal GMC Infotainment System with navigation functions.
Adding safety to every drive
Keeping your crew safe while out on the road is of utmost importance. The 2018 GMC Yukon excels in this department as well, with a complete suite of advanced safety features at your disposal. Standard with all Yukon trims and models is a rear vision camera, perfect for navigating tough parking spots, and the StabiliTrak® electronic stability control system. The 2018 Yukon also has a collection of available active safety features, like Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning.
Powerful, entertaining and, most importantly, safe, the 2018 GMC Yukon is a true example of the SUV that every automaker should strive to create.
This article is presented by Colonial Buick GMC in Watertown, Massachusetts.