Not many vehicles can carry nine people or tow more than 8,000 pounds, but the 2018 GMC Yukon is just such a vehicle.
The Yukon is equipped with a 5.3-liter V8 engine that produces 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. It is paired to a six-speed automatic transmission that sends power to all wheels. It also features an impressive maximum tow rating of 8,400 pounds and plenty of small-item storage in the cabin are definite strengths.
Standard features include 18-inch wheels, heated mirrors, foglights, side steps, roof rails, front and rear parking sensors, automatic wipers, cruise control, remote keyless entry and ignition, and a trailer hitch receiver with a wiring harness.
The Yukon’s cabin is impressively quiet, and the front seats provide all-day comfort. The base suspension manages sharp impacts well and the powerful air conditioning has no issue regulating cabin temperatures. The controls are easy to find and use. The big doors, side steps and grab handles mean entry and exit is relatively easy for such a tall vehicle.
On the inside, you get tri-zone automatic climate control, front bucket seats (with a 10-way power-adjustable driver seat), 60/40-split folding second- and third-row seats, a tilt-only leather-wrapped steering wheel, a teen-driver monitoring system, OnStar communications (including a 4G LTE connection and a Wi-Fi hotspot), a 110-volt household power outlet, Bluetooth, an 8-inch touchscreen, a rearview camera, five USB ports, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a Bose nine-speaker audio system with a CD player and satellite radio.