Consumer Reviews Summary
8 of 10 (80%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2012 GMC Yukon Overview
A capable entry in the full-size SUV segment, the 2012 GMC Yukon has plenty of seating and power so you can accomplish almost any task.
The 2012 GMC Yukon is available in three trims: SLE, SLT, and upscale Denali. Heated leather front seats are standard in the SLT trim, while a heated steering wheel is optional. A new navigation radio with a USB port is optional on all models, while a blind spot warning system is standard in the Denali. In the world of SUVs, the Yukon slots in-between the Chevrolet Tahoe and Cadillac Escalade, while competing with the Ford Expedition and Toyota Sequoia.
The Yukon has two flex-fuel engines to choose from depending on how much power you need. A 320-horsepower, 5.3-liter V-8 generates 335 pounds-feet of torque, and a 403-horsepower, 6.2-liter V-8 produces a massive 417 pounds-feet of torque for excellent acceleration and towing. Both engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission and feature fuel-saving cylinder-deactivation technology, which helps achieve 13-15 mpg in the city and 18-21 mpg on the highway. An optional load-leveling rear suspension and Off-Road Suspension Packager are available and provide added handling and performance. When properly equipped, the Yukon can tow up to 8,500 pounds.
Depending which trim you choose (SLE and SLT vs. Denali), there are significant differences. Integrated running boards, heated power side mirrors, 17-inch aluminum wheels and a luggage rack are standard, while 20-inch wheels and power running boards are optional. The high-end Denali adds chrome finishes, a honeycomb grille, dual halogen headlamps, fog lamps, power lifgate and heated, power mirrors.
Inside, the 2012 Yukon’s cabin is handsome and versatile. You can fit up to nine occupants in three rows of bench seating, or you can opt for captain’s chairs in either row for a minimum of seven passengers. The third row is removable, but it doesn’t fold into the floor minimizing rear cargo room. A Bose stereo and leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls are standard, while leather upholstery, heated/cooled front seats, a sunroof, backup camera in rearview mirror, touch-screen navigation system and tri-zone climate control are just some of the options.
The 2012 GMC Yukon has many impressive safety features including a suite of airbags, four-wheel-disc antilock brakes, recovery hooks and an electronic stability system with traction control, trailer-sway control and hill start assist. For added safety, a blind spot warning system and rear parking sensors are optional.
If you need an SUV that can fit a lot of people and tow your toys, the 2012 GMC Yukon is up to the task.