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US News & World Report Names 2016 GMC Yukon the Best Large SUV for Families

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The award for Best Large SUV for Families from US News & World Report went to the 2016 GMC Yukon

The Yukon’s many family-friendly features helped it win this prestigious award
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Considering that the 2016 GMC Yukon comes standard with a Bose premium sound system, Apple CarPlay compatibility, and seating for up to nine people, it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise the new Yukon was named Best Large SUV for Families by US News & World Report.

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Factors that US News & World Report took into consideration when evaluating vehicles for this award included: Availability of family-friendly features, overall sentiment of professional automotive reviews, seating and cargo volume, as well as safety and reliability ratings.

The 2016 GMC Yukon carries a starting MSRP of $48,325 and comes standard with a 355 horsepower V8 engine, which adds performance to compliment the Yukon’s spacious and tech-savvy interior. To keep children entertained, the Yukon offers advanced entertainment features, such as a rear-seat Blu-ray entertainment system and Wi-Fi hotspot. In addition, the Yukon comes with the latest safety features to help ensure the entire family remains safe. Those safety features include a rearview camera, forward collision warning, and lane keeping assist.

“The GMC line-up is designed with the expectation of premium comforts, utility and unique features for any passenger,” said Duncan Aldred, vice president of GMC Sales and Marketing. “The Yukon is no exception as it is highly sought-after for its styling, spaciousness and family-oriented design. It is an exceptional honor to be named the best large SUV for families by U.S. News & World Report in a category so important to our customers and our brand.”

Since approximately 23% of the US population is under 18 years old, a dependable vehicle that can haul–as well as entertain your entire family–is a much needed tool. Americans proved that point by setting a new sales record last year with 17.5 million vehicles sold.

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    Austin Blankenbeckler is the General Manager of Carlisle Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac and the third person in his family, after his father and grandfather, to work at the Waxahachie Chevy dealership. Carlisle Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac has been selling quality cars to the Ennis, Midlothian, and Waxahachie area since 1926 and their commitment to quality and customer service is more than just a business approach, it’s the family way. Stop by the Waxahachie GM dealership today to see what a difference three generations of car and truck selling can make. Austin on Google +