Comparison - GMC Yukon XL Denali SUV 2015 - vs - GMC Yukon XL Denali 2017

General

2015 GMC Yukon XL: Not for everyone...perfect for some! (Real world review)
2015 GMC Yukon XL 4WD Driver Off-Road Test
2016 GMC Yukon XL Denali –Review and test drive
2017 GMC Yukon XL SLT review and road test
GMC Yukon XL 2017: Full Review
2017 GMC Yukon XL: Full Review | SLE, SLT & Denali
2017 GMC Yukon XL Denali Review
GMC Yukon XL 2017: Full Review
2017 GMC Yukon XL: Full Review and test drive
2016 GMC Yukon Denali XL detail Review (also covers Tahoe & Suburban)
2015 GMC Yukon XL 4WD Driver Off-Road Test
2017 GMC Yukon XL Denali Review
GMC Yukon XL 2017: Full Review
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Make: 
Average Price: 
65,506
Updated: 
30 Nov 2016
73,079
Updated: 
16 Nov 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2015
2017
Total Seating: 
7
7
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Four Wheel Drive
Four Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
31.00gals
31.00gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Champagne Silver Metallic
#77746A
Crystal Red Tintcoat
#67050B
Iridium Metallic
#1B1119
Light Steel Gray Metallic
#A3A7A9
Midnight Amethyst Metallic
#3D2D32
Onyx Black
#010101
Quicksilver Metallic
#75767B
Summit White
#C4C4C6
White Diamond Tricoat
#D9D7D8
Color: 
Crimson Red Tintcoat
#750619
Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic
#26313D
Iridium Metallic
#7B7C8E
Mineral Metallic
#736D5A
Onyx Black
#000000
Quicksilver Metallic
#DADEDD
Sparkling Silver Metallic
#E9E3D7
Summit White
#FFFFFF
White Frost Tricoat
#FFFFFF

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

For 2017, the GMC Yukon XL now adds automatic low-speed emergency braking to the existing forward collision warning system and a teen-driver management system. Cooled seats have now been replaced with ventilated seats, the input capability for the rear entertainment system has been updated, and a head-up instrument display is standard with the Denali trim.

Pros
Seating for up to nine passengers
Nicer interior than other truck-based, full-size SUVs
All-terrain mobility with four-wheel drive
Tow rating is higher than average for the class.

Cons
The Yukon XL's size and weight make it less maneuverable around town
Lazy throttle response makes it feel weaker than it is
Only the base model delivers nine-passenger capacity
Utility of cargo space is compromised by a high load floor.

By: 
edmunds.com

In the world of full-size family SUVs, the 2017 GMC Yukon stands head and shoulders above the rest. The Yukon, with its longer sibling, the Yukon XL, is more modern in design than the aging Ford Expedition and Toyota Sequoia, yet its abilities are in full view, reminding all competitors that this slick big rig is still a workhorse at heart. While SLE and SLT trim get by with a 355-horsepower 5.3-liter V8, the Denali trims are equipped with a 420-horsepower 6.2-liter unit that knows no equal in this class. And while it’s true the Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator can tow more weight, neither can match the Yukon’s cutting-edge styling, driver assists or optional technology features.

Pros
If you need the big hauling, towing and cargo abilities of a full-size SUV, GMC’s Yukon, Yukon XL and Denali SUVs for 2017 have all the bases covered. You’ll get style, supreme luxury and cutting-edge features, plus with the XL, added space that a Nissan Armada or Toyota Sequoia can’t match.

Cons
The 2017 GMC Yukon XL is a big SUV that at times can feel like a bull in a china shop. If you just need room for seven or eight passengers, a more maneuverable midsize-crossover SUV like the GMC Acadia Limited, Honda Pilot or Ford Explorer might be a better choice.

By: 
kbb.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
14.00mpg
14.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
20.00mpg
20.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
8
v
8
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
6.20L
6.20L
Torque: 
460ft-lbs
at 4 100rpm
460ft-lbs
at 4 100rpm
Horsepower: 
420hp
at 5 600rpm
420hp
at 5 600rpm
Turning Circle: 
43.00Feet
Cam Type: 
overhead valves (OHV)
overhead valves (OHV)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Adjustable pedals
Electric speed-proportional power steering
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
12V and 110V rear and 12V cargo area power outlet(s)
Hands-Free Calling*
Roadside Assistance*
Concierge Service*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Destination Download*
Keyless ignition
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Concierge Service
Destination Download
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)
Hands-Free Calling
Power rear seat easy entry

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
224.30in
224.40in
Width: 
80.50in
80.50in
Height: 
74.40in
74.40in
Ground Clearance: 
7.90in
7.90in
Front Track: 
68.70in
Rear Track: 
68.70in
Wheel Base: 
130.00in
130.00in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
42.80
42.80
Front Hip Room: 
60.80in
60.80in
Front Leg Room: 
45.30in
45.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
64.80in
64.80in
Rear Head Room: 
39.10
39.10
Rear Hip Room: 
60.30in
60.30in
Rear leg room: 
39.70in
39.70in
Rear Shoulder room: 
65.10in
65.10in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
121.10cu.ft
121.70cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
7800lbs
7900lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
38.90cu.ft
39.30cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
15.30degrees
15.30degrees
Angle of Departure: 
20.90degrees
20.90degrees
Curb Weight: 
5981.00lbs
5965.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
no
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes
More Instruments: 
Low fuel level warning

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Power mirrors
Heated mirrors
Heated mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Multi-level heating passenger seat
8 -way power passenger seat
8 -way power driver seat
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Multi-level heating driver seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Premium leather
Bucket front seats
8 -way power driver seat
8 -way power passenger seat
Bucket front seats
Height adjustable driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Leather
Multi-level heating driver seat
Multi-level heating passenger seat
Ventilated driver seat
Ventilated passenger seat
Driver seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding rear seatback
Reclining rear seats
Folding center armrest
Power folding bench third row seats
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Folding center armrest
Heated
Power folding bench third row seats
Rear ventilation ducts with fan control
Reclining rear seats
Folding rear seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Short and long arm front suspension
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Multi-link rear suspension
Rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Front independent suspension, Stabilizer bar stabilizer bar
Front independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
no
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Sun sensor
Cargo area light
Leather and simulated wood trim on center console
Simulated wood and simulated alloy trim on dash
Simulated wood trim on doors
Front and rear reading lights
Leather and simulated alloy steering wheel
Rear floor mats
Heated steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors
Sun sensor
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Heated steering wheel
Leather steering wheel
Turn signal in mirrors
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Element antenna
Bose premium brand speakers
10 total speakers
Adjustable speed sensitive volume control
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
1 subwoofer(s)
Surround audio surround audio (discrete)
3 Months of provided satellite radio service
Memory card slot
Radio data system
USB connection
10 total speakers
1 subwoofer
USB connection
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media control
Satellite radio w/real time traffic satellite radio

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Rear window wiper
Roof rack
Roof rack
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Rear window wiper
Privacy glass
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
20 x 9.0 in.
20 x 9.0
Wheels more: 
Steel spare wheel
All season tires
Underbody mounted spare tire
Fullsize non-matching spare tire
Null spare wheel
Fullsize non-matching spare tire
Underbody mounted spare tire
All season tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R20

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
no
yes
Front brakes: 
Front and rear ventilated disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
no
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Front seatbelt pretensioners
Turn signal mirrors
Electronic brakeforce distribution
Rear height adjustable headrests
Post-collision safety system
Emergency Service*
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Turn signal mirrors
Airbag Deployment Notification
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Remote anti-theft alarm system
Post-collision safety system
Blind spot and lane departure warnings accident avoidance system
Front, rear and third row head airbags
Pre-collision safety system
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Rear height adjustable headrests
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance
Emergency Service

Options

Packages: 
Open Road Package
Touring Package
Premium Package
Interior Protection Package
Open Road Package Discount Not Desired
Interior Protection Package
Open Road Package
Enhanced Security Package
Exterior Options: 
22" 6-Spoke Black Wheels
22" 6-Spoke Premium Silver Ultra-Bright Machined Wheels
22" 7-Spoke Silver Wheels w/Black Inserts
22" 5-Spoke Silver Ultra-Bright Machined Wheels w/High-Gloss Black
22" 7-Spoke Silver Wheels
Polished Exhaust Tips
Sunroof Delete
Black Roof Rack Cross Rails
22" x 8.5" Aluminum Wheels w/Painted Insert
P285/45R22 All-Season Blackwall TL AL2 Tires
Front License Plate Mounting Package
Chrome Recovery Hooks
Power Retractable Assist Steps w/Perimeter lighting
Black Recovery Hooks
Molded Splash Guards
Wheel Locks
Black Roof Rack Cross Rails
Front License Plate Mounting Package
20" x 9.0" Chrome Aluminum Wheels
22" x 8.5" Ultra-Bright Aluminum Wheels w/Midnight Silver Finish
22" 7-Spoke Silver Wheels w/Chrome Inserts
Custom Molded Splash Guards
Molded Splash Guards
22" 6-Spoke Premium Silver Ultra-Bright Machined Wheels
22" 7-Spoke Silver Wheels
22" 5-Spoke Ultra-Bright Machined Wheels w/High-Gloss Black
22" 7-Spoke Silver Wheels w/Black Inserts
Power Sunroof
Polished Exhaust Tip
Wheel Locks
22" x 9.0" 6-Spoke Chrome Wheels
Interior Options: 
Cargo Shade
Cargo Mat
Rear Seat Headphones
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Front Console Organizer
GMC WiFi
Power Configurable 60/40 Split-Folding Second Row Bench
Reflective Window Shade
Illuminated Door Sill Plates
Console Insert
Power Release 60/40 Split-Folding Second Row Bench
Rear Seat Blu-Ray/DVD Entertainment System
Rear Seat DVD Entertainment System
Adaptive Cruise Control
Cargo Security Shade
Front Console Storage Bin Organizer
All-Weather Floor Mats
Illuminated Door Sill Plates
Console Insert Organizer Tray
Reflective Window Shade
All-Weather Cargo Mat

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Cocoa/Dark Atmosphere, premium leather
#514D4A
Cocoa/Shale, premium leather
#ADA69E
Jet Black, premium leather
#000000
Color: 
Cocoa/Dark Atmosphere, leather
#750619
Cocoa/Shale, leather
#9F9890
Jet Black, leather
#151515