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2014 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Price, Photos, Reviews & Features

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2014 GMC Yukon XL 1500 Overview

Vehicle Overview
The Yukon XL is GMC's flagship SUV and a corporate cousin to the Chevrolet Suburban and Cadillac Escalade ESV. It is a larger version of the Yukon, measuring some 20 inches longer. All will be redesigned for 2015 and based on GM's new full-size pickups, the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. Competitors include the Ford Expedition EL and Toyota Sequoia.

For the last year of the current design, the heavy-duty Yukon XL 2500 model is available to fleet buyers while the only retail model is the regular-duty 1500 series. It offers seats for up to nine people and is available with a choice of V-8 engines that feature fuel-saving cylinder-deactivation technology that shutalrigs down four cylinders under light loads. SLE and SLT models are available with rear- or four-wheel drive, and the top-shelf Denali comes with rear-wheel drive or permanently engaged all-wheel drive.

New for 2014

Besides eliminating the heavy-duty 2500 model, the only other change of note is that SLE models add the Convenience Package as standard. This includes power-adjustable pedals, remote start, rear parking assist and a backup camera with a display in the rearview mirror.

Exterior Highlights
Standard features include power heated side mirrors, 17-inch wheels, and integrated running boards. 20-inch wheels come optional, as well as a power liftgate, and power sunroof (222.4” x 79.1”). The Denali edition comes with power-retractable running boards.

Interior Highlights

The massive interior accommodates up to nine passengers in three rows of seating. Standard features comprise of a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls and cloth or leather-appointed seats. The cargo space can hold 137.4 cubic feet. Available interior features include heated and cooled front seats, DVD entertainment system, and touch-screen navigation.

Under the Hood

A Flex-fuel 320-horsepower, 5.3-liter V-8 with 335 pounds-feet of torque (SLE, SLT) powers the Yukon XL, and a Flex-fuel 403-hp, 6.2-liter V-8 with 417 pounds-feet of torque is equipped with the Yukon Denali.  Both V-8s have fuel-saving cylinder deactivation, and comes in a six-speed automatic transmission. Rear- or four-wheel drive available for the SLE or SLT models, and rear- or permanent all-wheel drive is available with the Denali edition. The Yukon allows a maximum towing capacity of 8,100 pounds, when properly equipped.

Safety Features
The Yukon XL comes equipped with a selection of standard safety features such as side curtain airbags with rollover sensors, seat-mounted side-impact airbags for the front seats, and four-wheel-disc antilock brakes. Electronic stability system with traction control, trailer-sway control, and hill start assist also come standard. Optional blind spot warning system available.

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EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 13 - 15 MPG
  • Highway: 18 - 21 MPG

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Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety: *****
  • Frontal Crash: *****
  • Side Crash: *****