Considering its weight, a Yukon is surprisingly swift, though its heft becomes more evident when rolling along curvy roads. By the way, the big fuel tank takes in 98 litres of gasoline regular, thank goodness! Because of the rear-axle issues, it's difficult not to recommend cross-shopping the with its more modern independent rear suspension. It includes conveniences like leather upholstery, a steering wheel that telescopes and tilts, power-adjustable pedals, and power tailgate. In addition to cosmetic touches including black 22-inch alloy wheels, side steps, and a black chrome grille, the Yukon Graphite Performance Edition adds a 420-hp 6. Chevrolet equivalents tend to be a bit cheaper. Other options include blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, and power-folding rear seats.
Nearly three-fourths of Yukons sold have been Denalis. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Add to that the possibility of Wi-Fi connectivity. Also by the way, did you know the Yukon is prized for its towing capability? Competitors include the Ford Expedition, Nissan Armada and Toyota Sequoia. These unique station-wagon-like trucks have very little competition: only 2,798 Ford Expeditions, 1,435 Nissan Armadas and 684 Toyota Sequoias were sold in our country last year! Most Yukons come equipped with the respectable 5.
In the back, the Yukon is almost indistinguishable from the Tahoe, with a big boxy tailgate flanked by rectangular taillights. To get that configuration the third-row seats can be folded flat using power commands in the cargo area. It provides tough boxy develop that shows up amazement-uplifting. Rollover prevention — a calculated figure — scored only three stars. Fixed to Limited Flexibility In most modern crossovers, the second row slides forward and back to give third-row passengers more legroom.
A nine-speaker Bose audio system lacks depth and surround sound capability. Options include power side steps and 22-inch wheels. Comfortable and supportive leather seating is found in all three rows—though seat-back padding is thinner in the back row. Safety systems on the 2019 Yukon are state of the art. Again, this is the result of the rear suspension that also elevates the cargo area load floor to an uncomfortable height.
Like most Bose units, this one has too much bass and treble even at its lowest level. What other services could be included in a warranty? And here we get to the subject of this review. Yukons are thriftier than expected, if far from frugal. Our tester came in a seven-seat configuration with abundant head- and legroom in the first two rows. Other trim elements - including the assist steps, belt line moldings, side window surround, and roof rail inserts - are finished in Gloss Black.
The driver grips a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel. Optional is the Graphite Edition Package with upgraded 22-in bright wheels, black assist steps, a black grille insert and fog light surrounds, as well as the Z85 suspension package. Both engines feature the efficiency benefits of direct gasoline injection and Active Cylinder Management, which seamlessly shuts off half the cylinders during steady cruising to save fuel. It has a more spacious third-row seat than the regular Yukon, while being more maneuverable, comfortable, efficient and luxurious. That warrants an 8 out of 10 on our scale.
With the powerful V-8, the Yukon accelerated with authority in situations requiring you to put the pedal to the metal. As we found out during our time with the Graphite Performance Edition, size doesn't always equal exceptional practicality. It can be a handful in parking lots and a squeeze to put in a garage, so make sure you measure yours first if you plan to park inside. Actually, the Graphite Edition could very well be the last special edition to be produced of this generation of the Yukon and Tahoe , because an all-new generation of the two maxi-wagons is due very soon. In terms of safety and convenience tech, restricts a few driver assistance features to higher trims. Our tester came in a seven-seat configuration with abundant head- and legroom in the first two rows. The extra size also pays off in cargo space.
At the top end, the new Yukon Denali ladles on features and amenities including the bigger V8 engine, magnetic-ride-control suspension, hands-free tailgate, navigation, upgraded Bose audio system with active-noise cancellation, head-up display, perforated leather seating with heated and ventilated front seats, and wireless phone-charging cradle. When properly equipped; includes weight of vehicle and trailer combination, including the weight of driver, passengers, fuel, optional equipment and cargo in the vehicle and trailer. Timely kickdown enables secure passing. Three rows of seats are standard, as well as 18-inch wheels, an 8. The 2019 Yukon finished the figure-eight course in 27.