2012 GMC Yukon Hybrid Overview
With enough power to get the job done, and improved fuel efficiency over gas-only models, the 2012 GMC Yukon Hybrid is smart choice for fuel-efficient minded buyers.
The Yukon Hybrid is just one member of a large family that includes the regular Yukon, and extended wheelbase models, the XL 1500 and XL 2500. A high-end Denali trim is available in each trim adding a touch of luxury. Changes for 2012 include a revised touch-screen navigation system radio that includes a USB port and the ability to record broadcast audio. The Yukon Hybrid is related to the Tahoe Hybrid, but competes with the Ford Flex, GMC Acadia, Mazda CX-9, Audi Q7 TDI and BMW X5 xDrive 35d.
The reason why you’re reading this is because you want to save money on gas, save the environment, or both. The good news is that the Yukon Hybrid gets 20 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway compared to 15/21 mpg for the gas-only Yukon 1500. GMC boasts 43 percent better city fuel economy than any full-size SUV in its class. On average, the Yukon Hybrid consumes 3.7 fewer barrels of petroleum annually and emits 1.5 fewer metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions than the regular Yukon each year (according to the EPA). A 332-horepower, 6.0-liter V-8 generates 367 pounds-feet of torque, and gets a combined 379 horsepower when working in concert with two electric motors. The Yukon can drive up to 25 mph on electricity alone. Rear-wheel drive is standard and four-wheel drive is optional, and when properly equipped, the Yukon Hybrid can tow up to 6,200 pounds.
Because it’s a hybrid, the 2012 GMC Yukon Hybrid receives many standard features that would normally be optional on gas-only versions. Daytime running lights, heated power-adjustable folding mirrors, 18-inch wheels, Bluetooth connectivity, a nine-speaker Bose sound system, navigation system, OnStar Directions and Connections plan, tri-zone climate control are just some of the standard features. The Denali Hybrid comes with a power liftgate, sunroof, 22-inch wheels, power-adjustable pedals, Premium Acoustical Insulation Package and Magnetic Ride Control among other things. The Yukon Hybrid seats eight in three rows/captain’s chairs of seats.
Safety comes standard in the GMC Yukon Hybrid in the form of rear parking sensors, a backup camera, an electronic stability system with roll-mitigation technology, four-wheel-disc antilock brakes and side curtain airbags with a rollover sensor. The Denali has Side Blind Zone Alert and StabiliTrak.
Get the best of all worlds in the spacious, efficient and powerful 2012 GMC Yukon Hybrid.