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2018 GMC Yukon XL Overview

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2018 GMC Yukon XL

The Yukon XL expands upon the classic GMC Yukon to accommodate up to nine passengers. This spacious, full-size SUV comes with a well-designed interior and exterior, while optimizing on safety with advanced driver-assist technologies and passive safety features.

The 2018 GMC Yukon XL is available at three trim levels: SLE, STL, and Denali. Each trim can be equipped with two-wheel drive (2WD) or four-wheel drive (4WD).


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2018 GMC Yukon XL

What’s New for the 2018 GMC Yukon XL?

The majority of the GMC Yukon XL’s features have been carried over from the 2017 model. However, the 2018 Yukon XL comes with an additional exterior body color option, Satin Steel Metallic, as well as the addition of tire fill alert on the Tire Pressure Monitoring System. The Denali Ultimate Package is new for 2018, with the addition of a lengthened SiriusXM Radio subscription, cruise control with Automatic Collision Preparation, and upgraded 22-inch aluminum ultra-bright wheels. The Denali also comes with a new 10-speed automatic transmission.

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2018 GMC Yukon XL Exterior

The GMC Yukon XL’s exterior has always made a bold statement, with its elongated body and structured stance. For 2018, the Denali comes with a newly sculpted chrome grille, an additional exterior color (Satin Steel Metallic), and an expertly designed Denali Ultimate Package with 22-inch wheels and a power sunroof.

The 2018 GMC Yukon XL is available in eight exterior colors: Quicksilver Metallic, Onyx Black, Summit White, Iridium Metallic, Crimson Red Tintcoat, White Frost Tintcoat, Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic, and Satin Steel Metallic.

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Exterior features available on the 2018 GMC Yukon XL SLE

  • Rear wiper, Rainsense automatic wipers, Daytime running lamps, Manual liftgate, Fog lamps with chrome suround

Exterior features available on the 2018 GMC Yukon XL SLT
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  • Intellibeam headlamps; Hands-free power programmable liftgate; Outside heated power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators

Exterior features available on the 2018 GMC Yukon XL Denali
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  • 20-inch ultra bright machined aluminum wheels

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2018 GMC Yukon XL Performance

The 2018 GMC Yukon XL is equipped with a 5.3-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine paired to a six-speed automatic transmission. This base-level powertrain produces an impressive 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. The range-topping Denali offers an upgraded 6.2-liter EcoTec3 V8 engine paired to a brand new 10-speed automatic transmission. The larger engine on the Denali produces 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque.

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2018 GMC Yukon XL Efficiency

Efficiency behind the wheel of the GMC Yukon XL depends primarily on your engine choice and drivetrain. The base 5.3-liter engine earns an estimated 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway when equipped with 2WD and 16 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway when equipped with 4WD. The upgraded engine loses a bit of efficiency, with the V8 engine earning 14 mpg in the city and 21 mpg on the highway.

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2018 GMC Yukon XL Interior

With seating for up to nine passengers, the GMC Yukon XL works hard to provide comfort and technology for everyone in the cabin. A nine-speaker Bose premium audio system comes standard on the base trim alongside a 4G Wi-Fi hotspot to keep everyone connected. The Yukon XL also comes with standard tri-zone automatic climate control to keep every row comfortable.

The 2018 GMC Yukon XL is available in two interior colors: Jet Black and Cocoa/Dune.

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Interior features available on the 2018 GMC Yukon XL SLE

  • Interior: Leather-wrapped steering wheel, Remote Keyless Entry, Rear window defogger, Tri-zone automatic climate control, Remote start
  • Radio and Technology: Bose premium nine-speaker sound system, 8-inch diagonal GMC Infotainment System, 4G Wi-Fi hotspot, 4.2-inch multi-color Driver Information Center, HD Radio

Interior features available on the 2018 GMC Yukon XL SLT
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  • Interior: Heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, Universal Home Remote, Inside rear view auto-dimming mirror, Front perforated leather-appointed bucket seats, Heated second row seats

Interior features available on the 2018 GMC Yukon XL Denali
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  • Interior: Second row bucket seats with power release
  • Radio and Technology: 8-inch diagonal GMC Infotainment System with navigation, Wireless charging

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2018 GMC Yukon XL Safety

To help drivers maneuver this especially large SUV, the 2018 Yukon XL comes standard with Front and Rear Park Assist and a rear vision camera. These features help increase visibility, making navigation in small spaces easier than ever. The Yukon XL also comes with a new tire fill alert on the Tire Pressure Monitoring System to help drivers optimize their tire pressure.

Standard Safety Features on the 2018 GMC Yukon XL

  • Tire Pressure Monitor System with Tire Fill Alert
  • Front and Rear Park Assist
  • Seven air bags
  • Hill Start Assist
  • LATCH system
  • Theft-deterrent system
  • Rear vision camera
  • Passenger Sensing System

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