Few vehicles can rival the 2024 GMC Yukon for comfort, capability, and carrying a bunch of people around Weyburn, Estevan, Carlyle, Radville, and Regina. Some versions of the GMC Yukon can seat up to nine people in considerable comfort, with plenty of room left for cargo. But if the 2024 Yukon isn’t quite big enough for your needs, there’s an even larger option in the shape of the 2024 GMC Yukon XL.
Many people will choose the 2024 GMC Yukon or Yukon XL for their incredible passenger and cargo capacities or their towing capability that isn’t far away from that of a full-size pickup truck. And while there’s another model in the GM family with similar capabilities, the Yukon takes style, luxury, and bling to another level. Although it wouldn’t be right to call the 2024 Yukon pretty, it does look pretty sensational.
The Yukon is available in two basic formats: the standard-length Yukon and the extended Yukon XL, which adds an extra 38 cm rear of the GMC SUV’s front doors. Regardless of their considerable lengths, both models employ a simple, traditional, two-box shape with a tall, imposing grille flanked by headlights with C-shape accents. The roof line tapers in a modestly sporty manner as it leads toward an integrated spoiler situated over the tailgate. Unlike some of its GMC SUV siblings, the Yukon sticks with more traditional circular wheel arch designs rather than rounded-off squares.
It would be easy to get carried away with the rugged, modern styling of the 2024 GMC Yukon and its immensely imposing presence. However, capability is the mainstay of a vehicle in this segment, and the GMC Yukon excels here too. The Yukon can accommodate up to nine people in some configurations, and the maximum towing capacity is a seriously useful 3,810 kg. And even with all three rows of seats in use, the 2024 Yukon has 722 litres of cargo volume behind the third-row seats, and the Yukon XL has an even more cavernous 1,175 litres.
And while many SUVs have third-row seats that are best reserved for small children on short journeys, the third-row seats in the Yukon have more legroom than the second-row seats in some rivals. Those in the third row of the Yukon enjoy 886 mm (34.9 inches) of legroom, while those in the Yukon XL get 932 mm (36.7 inches).
There are five trim levels to choose from in the 2024 GMC Yukon lineup. The entry-level SLE and the SLT that sits one place above it in the family are standard rear-drive models, but four-wheel drive is available as an option for both models. If you want a Yukon or Yukon XL even more generously specified, the rest of the family comprises the AT4, Denali, and the range-topping Denali Ultimate. There are no rear-drive options for the AT4, Denali, or Denali Ultimate, as they all get four-wheel drive as part of their standard specification.
Three engines are available for the 2024 Yukon and Yukon XL to handle almost any application you’re likely to ask of them. The SLE, SLT, and AT4 standard powerplant is a 5.3-litre V-8 that provides the Yukon with 355 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque. A 6.2-litre V-8 is available for the AT4 and standard with the Denali and Denali Ultimate, and that one develops 420 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque. The final engine option is a 3.0-litre inline-six turbodiesel that brings 277 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque to the table. In all cases, the power gets to the wheels through a ten-speed automatic transmission.
The 2024 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL deliver everything you want and need from some of the most substantial vehicles in their class, and then they add a great big helping of extra style, luxury, and desirability. Discover what the Yukon can do for you with a test drive from Barber Motors at 1 Government Rd, Weyburn, Saskatchewan, or call us at (306) 842-6531 for more information, and we can book an appointment for a time that fits your schedule.