2014 GMC Yukon Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$44,455-$61,315
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What's New for 2014:

  • Yukon Hybrid model discontinued
  • Deep Indigo Metallic exterior paint color
  • SLE trim level adds standard Convenience package
  • To be replaced by redesigned 2015 models

Introduction
The 2014 GMC Yukon is a full-size, body-on-frame SUV capable of accommodating up to 9 occupants and powered by a V-8 engine. Yukon XL models are about 20 in. longer and offer 137.4 cu. ft. of cargo space, or roughly 29 more than the Yukon. Rear-wheel-drive (RWD), 4-wheel-drive (4WD), and all-wheel-drive (AWD) versions are available, along with three trim levels. Competitors include the Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, Ford Expedition/Expedition EL, Nissan Armada, and the Toyota Sequoia.

Models and Features
Within the 2014 GMC Yukon/Yukon XL lineup, the SLE is considered the base model, albeit one fitted with a host of features including tri-zone climate control, Bose audio with rear headphones and satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, power-adjustable foot pedals, remote start, heated mirrors, and 17-in. alloy wheels. The SLE also boasts a locking rear differential, power front seats with 6-way adjustment, and a leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel.

One step up from the SLE is the Yukon/Yukon XL SLT, home to leather upholstery, heated front seats, and a universal garage door opener. That's followed by the top-of-the-line Denali, which is where GMC designers have added a 7-in. touch-screen infotainment system with surround sound and navigation, auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated and cooled front seats, heated second-row captain's chairs, wood-accented heated steering wheel, power liftgate, and 20-in. alloy wheels.

Options and Packages
While the 2014 GMC Yukon/Yukon XL Denali models are well equipped, there are a few upgrades available, such as a power tilt/slide moonroof and rear-seat entertainment system. For the SLE and SLT, GMC offers buyers access to many of the Denali's standard amenities, like the heated seats, navigation unit, leather upholstery, and power liftgate.

Under the Hood
Serving as the lineup's base engine is a 5.3-liter V-8 that produces 320 horsepower complimented by 335 lb.-ft. of torque. Denali models swap out that motor to make room for a 6.2-liter V-8 that generates 403 horsepower and 417 lb.-ft. of torque. Both feature fuel-efficient cylinder-deactivation technology and are mated with a 6-speed automatic transmission. SLE and SLT variants can be configured with RWD or 4WD capability, whereas the Denalis feature standard AWD.

GMC says drivers of the 2014 Yukon or Yukon XL can tow up to 8,500 lbs. and carry a 1,733-lb. payload.

Fuel Economy
Large SUVs aren't known for their stellar efficiency, but the 2014 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL models have managed to break the 20-mpg barrier. According to the EPA, RWD and 4WD Yukons equipped with the 5.3-liter V-8 average up to 21 mpg on the highway, though the city rating is only 15 mpg. Buyers who opt for the more powerful 6.2-liter V-8 will see 14 mpg around town and 18 mpg on the freeway, while drivers of the AWD Denali can expect to burn a gallon of gas every 13 miles when traveling in the city.

Safety Ratings and Technology
In crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2014 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL received an overall rating of 4 (out of 5) stars. As this overview is written, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has not rated the 2014 Yukon or Yukon XL.

The Yukon's list of standard safety equipment includes 6 air bags, OnStar with emergency response services, rearview camera, rear park-assist sensors, and side blind-zone alert (Denali; optional on SLT).

What's New for 2014:

  • Yukon Hybrid model discontinued
  • Deep Indigo Metallic exterior paint color
  • SLE trim level adds standard Convenience package
  • To be replaced by redesigned 2015 models

Introduction
The 2014 GMC Yukon is a full-size, body-on-frame SUV capable of accommodating up to 9 occupants and powered by a V-8 engine. Yukon XL models are about 20 in. longer and offer 137.4 cu. ft. of cargo space, or roughly 29 more than the Yukon. Rear-wheel-drive (RWD), 4-wheel-drive (4WD), and all-wheel-drive (AWD) versions are available, along with three trim levels. Competitors include the Chevrolet Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, Ford Expedition/Expedition EL, Nissan Armada, and the Toyota Sequoia.

Models and Features
Within the 2014 GMC Yukon/Yukon XL lineup, the SLE is considered the base model, albeit one fitted with a host of features including tri-zone climate control, Bose audio with rear headphones and satellite radio, Bluetooth connectivity, power-adjustable foot pedals, remote start, heated mirrors, and 17-in. alloy wheels. The SLE also boasts a locking rear differential, power front seats with 6-way adjustment, and a leather-wrapped tilt steering wheel.

One step up from the SLE is the Yukon/Yukon XL SLT, home to leather upholstery, heated front seats, and a universal garage door opener. That's followed by the top-of-the-line Denali, which is where GMC designers have added a 7-in. touch-screen infotainment system with surround sound and navigation, auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated and cooled front seats, heated second-row captain's chairs, wood-accented heated steering wheel, power liftgate, and 20-in. alloy wheels.

Options and Packages
While the 2014 GMC Yukon/Yukon XL Denali models are well equipped, there are a few upgrades available, such as a power tilt/slide moonroof and rear-seat entertainment system. For the SLE and SLT, GMC offers buyers access to many of the Denali's standard amenities, like the heated seats, navigation unit, leather upholstery, and power liftgate.

Under the Hood
Serving as the lineup's base engine is a 5.3-liter V-8 that produces 320 horsepower complimented by 335 lb.-ft. of torque. Denali models swap out that motor to make room for a 6.2-liter V-8 that generates 403 horsepower and 417 lb.-ft. of torque. Both feature fuel-efficient cylinder-deactivation technology and are mated with a 6-speed automatic transmission. SLE and SLT variants can be configured with RWD or 4WD capability, whereas the Denalis feature standard AWD.

GMC says drivers of the 2014 Yukon or Yukon XL can tow up to 8,500 lbs. and carry a 1,733-lb. payload.

Fuel Economy
Large SUVs aren't known for their stellar efficiency, but the 2014 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL models have managed to break the 20-mpg barrier. According to the EPA, RWD and 4WD Yukons equipped with the 5.3-liter V-8 average up to 21 mpg on the highway, though the city rating is only 15 mpg. Buyers who opt for the more powerful 6.2-liter V-8 will see 14 mpg around town and 18 mpg on the freeway, while drivers of the AWD Denali can expect to burn a gallon of gas every 13 miles when traveling in the city.

Safety Ratings and Technology
In crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the 2014 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL received an overall rating of 4 (out of 5) stars. As this overview is written, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has not rated the 2014 Yukon or Yukon XL.

The Yukon's list of standard safety equipment includes 6 air bags, OnStar with emergency response services, rearview camera, rear park-assist sensors, and side blind-zone alert (Denali; optional on SLT).

Available Trims for the 2014 GMC Yukon
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name SLE (2WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 44455.00 Engine 5.3L/323 City/Hwy MPG 15/21
Name SLT (2WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 48880.00 Engine 5.3L/323 City/Hwy MPG 15/21
Name Denali (2WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 58320.00 Engine 6.2L/378 City/Hwy MPG 14/18
Name SLE (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 48465.00 Engine 5.3L/323 City/Hwy MPG 15/21
Name SLT (4WD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 51735.00 Engine 5.3L/323 City/Hwy MPG 15/21
Name Denali (AWD 4dr) Transmission Automatic MSRP 61315.00 Engine 6.2L/378 City/Hwy MPG 13/18
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INTERIOR
  • Seats, front bucket with Premium Cloth (AG1) 6-way power driver and (AG2) front passenger seat adjusters, adjustable head restraints, driver manual lumbar control, floor console and rear storage pockets
  • Seats, third row 50/50 split-bench with Premium Cloth 3-passenger, removable, all-belts-to-seats
  • Seats, second row 60/40 split-folding bench with Premium Cloth 3-passenger with center armrest and storage tray
  • Seat adjuster, driver 6-way power
  • Seat adjuster, front passenger 6-way power (Not available with (AZ3) 40/20/40 split-bench front seats.)
  • Console, floor with storage area, cup holders and integrated second row audio and HVAC controls (Not available with (AZ3) 40/20/40 split-bench front seats.)
  • Cup holders, in front seating area
  • Cup holders, in second row seating area
  • Cup holders, driver and passenger-side in third row side trim
  • Floor mats, color-keyed carpeted first and second row, removable
  • Floor covering, color-keyed carpeting
  • Steering column, Tilt-Wheel, adjustable with brake/transmission shift interlock
  • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped
  • Steering wheel controls, mounted audio controls cruise controls and OnStar Hands-Free calling
  • Driver Information Center, full-functionality included with temperature and compass
  • Instrumentation, analog with speedometer, odometer with trip odometer, fuel level, voltmeter, engine temperature, oil pressure, tachometer, compass and outside temperature gauge
  • Warning tones headlamp on, key-in-ignition, driver and passenger buckle up reminder and turn signal on
  • Windows, power with driver Express-Down and lockout features
  • Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection
  • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
  • Pedals, power-adjustable for accelerator and brake
  • Remote vehicle starter system includes Remote Keyless Entry
  • Air conditioning, tri-zone automatic climate control with individual climate settings for driver and right front passenger and rear seat with rear controls located in floor console (Not available with (AZ3) 40/20/40 split-bench front seats.)
  • Air conditioning, rear auxiliary
  • Heater, rear auxiliary with rear passenger heating ducts
  • Defogger, rear-window electric
  • Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, PASS-Key III
  • Power outlets, 5 auxiliary, 12-volt includes 2 on the instrument panel, 1 in the cargo area, 1 inside the center console and 1 at the back of the console (Not available with (AZ3) 40/20/40 split-bench front seats.)
  • Door trim, side reflectors on rear doors
  • Armrests, driver and passenger doors, padded
  • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming with rear camera display
  • Console, overhead mini with map lights
  • Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors, padded with cloth trim, extends on rod includes corner storage pockets on back of visors, Shale-colored
  • Assist handles, front passenger and second row outboard
  • Lighting, interior with dome light, driver- and passenger-side door switch with delayed entry feature, cargo lights, door handle or Remote Keyless Entry-activated illuminated entry and map lights in front and second seat positions
  • Coat hooks, driver- and passenger-side rear seat and cargo area
  • Storage bin, behind driver-side rear quarter panel
  • Seats, front bucket with leather-appointed seating Heated and (AG1) 6-way power driver and (AG2) front passenger seat adjusters, adjustable head restraints, driver manual lumbar control, floor console and rear storage pockets
  • Seats, third row 50/50 split-bench with vinyl 3-passenger, removable, all-belts-to-seat
  • Seats, second row 60/40 split-folding bench with leather-appointed seating 3-passenger with center armrest and storage tray (Not available with (AL4) second row captain's chairs.)
  • Seat adjuster, front passenger 6-way power
  • Console, floor with storage area, cup holders and integrated second row audio and HVAC controls
  • Pedals, power-adjustable for accelerator and brake (Includes memory function with (AN3) front bucket seats.)
  • Universal Home Remote includes garage door opener, programmable
  • Air conditioning, tri-zone automatic climate control with individual climate settings for driver and right front passenger and rear seat with rear controls located in floor console
  • Power outlets, 5 auxiliary, 12-volt includes 2 on the instrument panel, 1 in the cargo area, 1 inside the center console and 1 at the back of the console
  • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming with rear camera display (Not available with (UYS) Audio System with navigation.)
  • Seats, front bucket with leather-appointed seating 10-way power driver and front passenger seat adjusters on SLT and 12-way power driver and front passenger seat adjuster on Denali, including power lumbar control, power recline, heated seat cushion and seatbacks, 2-position driver memory, adjustable head restraints, storage pockets and floor console
  • Seats, third row 50/50 split-bench 3-passenger, removable, all-belts-to-seat
  • Seats, second row captain's chairs with leather-appointed seating, 2 reclining bucket seats
  • NavTraffic is available in over 130 markets and works with your vehicle's navigation system to give you detailed traffic data right when you need it most - while you're driving. You'll avoid traffic tie-ups, save time and gas by getting alternate routes, and, in some cases, receive traffic speed and drive-time information. Plus, you can use NavTraffic at the same time you're enjoying SiriusXM Satellite Radio. You'll find that once you start using NavTraffic, you won't want to drive without it. (SiriusXM Satellite Radio and NavTraffic subscriptions sold separately or as a package after trial period. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until yo
  • Seats, heated second row
  • Seats, heated and cooled driver and front passenger seat cushions and seat backs with perforated leather-appointed seating
  • Seat release, power seat release only, second row bench or bucket
  • Steering wheel, Deluxe, leather-wrapped with wood accents
  • Steering wheel, heated, leather-wrapped and color-keyed with theft-deterrent locking feature (Includes wood grain trim.)
  • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels, 4 - 17" x 7.5" (43.2 cm x 19.1 cm) bright aluminum, sport
  • Tires, P265/70R17 all-season, blackwall
  • Wheel, 17" (43.2 cm) full-size, steel spare
  • Tire carrier, lockable outside spare winch-type mounted under frame at rear
  • Tire, spare P265/70R17 all-season, blackwall (Upgradeable to (4JP) P265/70R17 on-/off-road, blackwall spare tire.)
  • Luggage rack side rails, roof-mounted, Black (Roof rails are black.)
  • Luggage rack center rails
  • Fascia, front color-keyed
  • Fascia, rear color-keyed
  • Moldings, body-color bodyside
  • Air dam, Gray
  • Assist steps, Black
  • Headlamps, dual halogen composite with automatic exterior lamp control and flash-to-pass feature
  • Fog lamps, front round halogen
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding (Mirrors are body-color.)
  • Glass, Solar-Ray deep-tinted (all windows except light-tinted glass on windshield and driver- and front passenger-side glass)
  • Wipers, front intermittent wet-arm with flat blade and pulse washers
  • Liftgate with liftglass, rear door system with rear-window wiper/washer
  • Wiper, rear intermittent with washer
  • Wheels, 4 - 17" x 7.5" (43.2 cm x 19.1 cm) bright aluminum, sport (Not available with (PCQ) SLT Chrome Package.)
  • Wheels, 4 - 20" x 8.5" (50.8 cm x 21.6 cm) chrome aluminum
  • Tires, P275/55R20 all-season, blackwall
  • Tire, spare P265/70R17 all-season, blackwall
  • Luggage rack side rails, roof-mounted, Black (Roof rails are body-color with bright accent.)
  • Moldings, body-color bodyside with bright inserts
  • Assist steps, Black with chrome insert
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, power-folding and driver-side auto-dimming, body-color with integrated turn signal indicators and ground illumination. (Includes memory function and curb-tilt.)
  • Liftgate, rear power-operated controlled from front overhead console, remote key fob or button inside liftgate
MECHANICAL
  • Engine, Vortec 5.3L V8 SFI FlexFuel with Active Fuel Management capable of running on unleaded or up to 85% ethanol (with gas - 320 hp [238.6 kW] @ 5400 rpm, 335 lb-ft of torque [452.2 N-m] @ 4000 rpm, with E85 ethanol - 326 hp [243.1 kW] @ 5300 rpm, 348 lb-ft of torque [469.8 N-m] @ 4400 rpm), iron block
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive, tow/haul mode and tap up/tap down shifting
  • Rear axle, 3.08 ratio (Not available with (K5L) Heavy-Duty Trailering Package.)
  • Suspension Package, Premium Smooth Ride
  • Tow/haul mode selector, button located at end of shift lever
  • Differential, heavy-duty locking rear
  • Alternator, 160 amps
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Trailering equipment, heavy-duty includes trailering hitch platform, 7-wire harness with independent fused trailering circuits mated to a 7-way sealed connector and 2" trailering receiver
  • Recovery hooks, 2 front, frame-mounted
  • GVWR, 7100 lbs. (3221 kg) (Standard on 2WD models.)
  • Suspension, front coil-over-shock with stabilizer bar
  • Suspension, rear multi-link with coil springs
  • Steering, power
  • Powertrain grade braking
  • Exhaust, aluminized stainless-steel muffler and tailpipe
  • Tools, mechanical jack and wheel wrench stored in rear quarter trim
  • Engine, Vortec 6.2L Variable Valve Timing V8 SFI , Active Fuel Management with E85 FlexFuel capability (403 hp [300.5 kW] @ 5700 rpm, 417 lb-ft of torque [562.9 N-m] @ 4300 rpm)
  • Rear axle, 3.42 ratio
  • Suspension Package, Autoride Bi-state variable shock dampening and rear air-assisted load-leveling, includes automatic air level control
  • Cooling, auxiliary external transmission oil cooler, heavy-duty air-to-oil
  • Cooling, external engine oil cooler, heavy-duty air-to-oil integral to driver side of radiator
  • GVWR, 7100 lbs. (3221 kg) (Not available on AWD models.)
  • Transfer case, active, single-speed, electronic Autotrac with rotary controls, does not include neutral. Cannot be dinghy towed. (Requires (GU4) 3.08 rear axle ratio. Not available on 2WD models, (K5L) Heavy-Duty Trailering Package or with (Z71) Off-Road Suspension Package.)
  • 4-wheel drive
  • GVWR, 7300 lbs. (3311 kg) (Standard on 4WD models.)
  • Transfer case, AWD, electronic automatic system (Not available on 2WD model.)
  • All-wheel drive
  • GVWR, 7300 lbs. (3311 kg) (Not available on 2WD models.)
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
    • StabiliTrak, stability control system with Proactive Roll Avoidance and Traction Control. Includes Electronic Trailer Sway Control and Hill Start Assist
    • Daytime Running Lamps, with automatic exterior lamp control
    • Air bags, dual-stage frontal, driver and right-front passenger with Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
    • Air bags, head curtain side-impact, for all outboard seating positions with rollover sensor (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
    • Air bags, seat-mounted side-impact, driver and right-front passenger for thorax and pelvic protection (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
    • OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan includes Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance and Turn-by-Turn Navigation (Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions.)
    • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats
    • Rear Park Assist with audible warning
    • Rear Vision Camera (Note: images appear on Navigation screen for units equipped with (UYS) AM/FM stereo with MP3 compatible CD/DVD player and navigation. For units not equipped with Navigation systems images will appear within rearview mirror.)
    • Tire Pressure Monitor System air pressure sensors in each tire with pressure display in Driver Information Center (does not apply to spare tire)
    • Side Blind Zone Alert
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), speed compensated volume, TheftLock, auxiliary input jack, and USB port (Not available with (U42) rear seat entertainment system.)
    • Audio system feature, USB port
    • Bose Sound System, premium 9-speaker system with subwoofer in center console (Not available with (AZ3) 40/20/40 split-bench front seats.)
    • Audio system controls, rear with 2 headphone jacks (headphones not included), power outlet and controls for volume, station selection and media (Not available with (AZ3) 40/20/40 split-bench front seats.)
    • Bluetooth for phone personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system (Deleted when (UE0) OnStar delete is ordered.)
    • SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2014 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month trial to the XM All Access package, with over 150 channels including commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment. With All Access, listen to everything, everywhere, in your car and on your computer, smartphone or tablet. (IMPORTANT: The SiriusXM Satellite Radio trial package is not provided on vehicles that are ordered for Fleet Daily Rental ("FDR") use. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your trial subscription, the plan you choose will automatically renew and bill at then-current rates until you call 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at siriusxm.com. Other fees and taxes will a
    • Antenna, integral in rear quarter glass
    • Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), speed compensated volume, TheftLock, auxiliary input jack, and USB port (Not available with (U42) rear seat entertainment system or with (PCJ) Sun, Entertainment and Destinations Package.)
    • Bose Sound System, premium 9-speaker system with subwoofer in center console
    • Audio system controls, rear with 2 headphone jacks (headphones not included), power outlet and controls for volume, station selection and media
    • Audio system with navigation AM/FM/SiriusXM stereo with CD player, 7-inch touch-screen Color Interface Display (CID), 30 gig usable Hard Drive storage space, with navigation and voice recognition, USB port, MP3 playback capability, Radio Data System (RDS), speed-compensated volume, time shift recording capability, available SiriusXM weather service and rear vision camera
    • Audio system feature, Bose Centerpoint Surround Sound 10-speaker system
    • Bluetooth for phone personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system

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