As the 2017 GMC Yukon is getting ready for its release date, we are expecting some new updates from it as there was actually not too much time from the last model release of this model. The previous one has been given only last year and GMC has decided to enhance the car up with a few details and changes made which are going to start with a Driver Alert Package and some new 22-inch wheels in order to keep the car fresh.
This helps the car stay afloat for yet another period and helps it battle against the competition, namely the latest Lincoln Navigator, and keep it among the top selling cars in its segment. The car is going to carry over a lot of details for the most part of its design but still offers a lot of innovative features to keep it a completely new model that way. The recent reworking of the Yukon actually brought to us a lot of new elements and we already had a pretty decent setup with the changes brought by the previous year model, so there was no need to change them significantly.
The changes are seen both on the inside and out but it is the inside of the car which is going to pack some more apparent and more obvious changes. We get a fold-flat second and third row of seats as they now do not need to be removed if we want to get a flat load floor. The powertrain is also upgraded and provides us with added EcoTec3 technologies as our new offer.
The 2017 Chevy Tahoe, Suburban and Cadillac Escalade for 2017 have all upgraded their offer already and as they are considered their twins on the market, so had the GMC Yukon 2017 needed to do so as well. This review will help you determine just how much the car has changed for its upgrade.
This year the 2017 GMC Yukon will feature the same kind of trims that it had the previous year. This means that the beside the base version there is going to be the Yukon XL and SLT while the Denali is also going to be featured as well.
For the outside of the car we do not expect to see many changes for the 2017 GMC Yukon model. We are getting a similar car compared to the exterior looks of the previous model as it can be quite hard to distinguish between the two now. Some electronics have changed and the SLT model comes with a hands-free liftgate feature which was standard only for the Denali models before. The wheels of the model have also grown and the car is going to provide us with some larger wheel sizes now. The newest addition is the 22-inch option, but the SLE and SLT levels still come with 18-inch ones as standard while both the 20-inch and 22-inch ones come as optional.
There are two new color pallets available as well as they are adding a Crimson Red Tintcoat option for three trim levels and a White Frost Tricoat exclusively for SLT and Denali trims. Another addition, perhaps minor but still a change, is the new capless fuel filler neck. The system also adds a gasketed fuel door which prevents any debris of getting inside the fuel tank. The Driver Alert Package provides us with automatic headlight feature which turns the high beams on and off depending on the change of traffic conditions.
The interior does not offer many differences for the 2017 GMC Yukon the same as the exterior. The look is similar but there are some differences that we can look forward to. We perhaps do not get an entirely changed look but we have some aesthetic features that have been reshaped as well. The best change is the added fold-flat second and third row of seats. There is an optional power-fold function which helps you transition quickly from a model which moves people around or cargo in your trunk. The hands-free liftgate also offers some programmable settings which enables customize the usage of the liftgate in any way that you like.
The eight-inch infotainment screen is a standard offer here and is going to come back on the inside this year as well. it runs the GMC’s IntelliLink software and you can also make use of the SiriusXM satellite radio and 4G LTE Wi-Fi services which are standard on teh insdie. navigation is offered optionally though while the Denali trims come with a upgraded instrument cluster that has a second eight-inch display that is customizable and offers different theme settings.
The new 2017 GMC Yukon is going ot update its pwoertrain the same way as all GM trucks. As soon as the car rolls out of the production line on its release date is going to come available with a EcoTec3 version of the V-8 model. Thus the standard engine variant is the 5.3-liter V-8 engine that makes 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. The Denali trims comes exclusively with a 6.2-liter V-8, the same one offered in the Stingray Corvette model, which makes 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. The primary engine option is going to combine with a GM’s Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed automatic transmission while the secondary is given with a the Hydra-Matic 8L90, GM’s newest eight-speed automatic.
Wheelbase: 9 ft. 8 in. (116 in.)
Length: 16 ft. 11.9 in. (203.9 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 8.5 in. (80.5 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: 15.3 ft³
Curb weight: 5379 lbs
Top Speed: 113 mph
0-60: 7,3 sec
MPG: 16/23 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Bronze Alloy Metallic, Crimson Red Tintcoat, Iridium Metallic, Light Steel Gray Metallic, Midnight Amethyst Metallic, Onyx Black, Quicksilver Metallic and Sparkling Silver Metallic
Towing Capacity: 8500 lbs
Release date and price
The newest 2017 GMC Yukon is going to start sales at a price of $47,740 as a base MSRP for its base option. The Denali, as the highest trim level, is offered at a price around $80,000. The vehicle is going to be available for purchase earlier than expected and you can get your own at the end of this year.
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