2014 GMC Yukon 2WD 4dr SLE

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The 2014 GMC Yukon is a fantastic alternative to your typical car-like crossovers, like the Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia. It may not be as popular, but its 6.2-litre V8 FlexFuel engine, which can produce 403 horsepower and 417 pound-feet of torque, more than makes up for that. So, those who need a more truck-like vehicle with excellent towing capability should definitely give this one a look.

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The 2014 GMC Yukon is unlikely to bring GM its top profits, but it’s still a fantastic option for families and businesses alike. The Denali and Yukon XL trims are particularly impressive, offering luxury, comfort and excellent performance. So, if you’re in need of a truck-like crossover that offers plenty of towing and hauling capability, then this is the vehicle you should consider. If you’re looking for a more car-like crossover, like the Traverse, then definitely stay away from this one.

With its tall profile and walls of stiff metal, the 2014 Yukon looks as imposing as it sounds. But if you put it right next to the Yukon XL model, the standard-length version will drown in its majesty. At 222.4 inches long, the XL provides additional 20 inches to the Yukon's already hefty size. The GMC Yukon sits about nine inches of above ground, so it’s not surprising to see standard assist steps to help passengers get inside.

On the inside, the 2014 GMC Yukon can fit in almost nine passengers, using up three rows of seats. That said, most car buyers will opt for the more accommodating eight-passenger setup of two bucket seats as opposed to a three-person bench. The setup also allows the driver and front passenger to access the large centre console more easily. In terms of space, there’s plenty of legroom in the second row, but the third-row legroom in regular-length models is much more restrictive. So, if you need to carry adults in the third row often, the Yukon XL is a much more appealing vehicle for that.

The new GMC Yukon offers a selection of two V8 engines. The base one is a 5.3-litre that produces 320 horsepower. The Denali versions get the 6.2-litre engine that yields the impressive 403 horsepower. The maximum tow rating is 8,500 pounds with the former engine, while the latter one can only pull 8,300 pounds. On top of that, four-wheel-drive models can’t pull as much as two-wheel-drive options. The best news is that both engines use regular gasoline and have the ability to run on an E85 gasoline/ethanol blend.

Ultimately, the 2014 GMC Yukon is a vehicle that’s meant to transport a lot of people in comfort. If you don’t care for the comfort of your passengers or need to even drive many people, then you can probably get away with purchasing the Acadia (because it's cheaper). But if you have kids or worse – grownup kids – then we recommend checking this one out.

2014 GMC Yukon
Reviewed by Unhaggle on .
Rating: 8.4 / 10

Trim / StyleMSRPEst. Monthly PaymentAverage PriceInvoice Price
2WD 4dr SLE$51,580 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
4WD 4dr SLE$56,040 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
2WD 4dr SLT w/1SD$56,410 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
2WD 4dr SLT w/1SC$56,410 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
4WD 4dr SLT w/1SC$60,865 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
4WD 4dr SLT w/1SD$60,865 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price
AWD 4dr Denali$74,120 Get Local Price Get Invoice Price

Latest Incentives

December 02, 2014 thru January 02, 2015
Trim / StyleMSRPCash Incentive before taxCash Incentive after tax
2WD SLE$51,580$5,500$0
4WD SLE$56,040$5,500$0
2WD SLT 1SC$56,410$5,500$0
2WD SLT 1SD$56,410$5,500$0
4WD SLT 1SC$60,865$5,500$0
4WD SLT 1SD$60,865$5,500$0
4WD Denali$74,120$5,500$0
Trim / StyleRebate before taxRebate after tax24364860728496
2WD SLE$1,500$00.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%N/A
4WD SLE$1,500$00.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%N/A
2WD SLT 1SC$1,500$00.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%N/A
2WD SLT 1SD$1,500$00.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%N/A
4WD SLT 1SC$1,500$00.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%N/A
4WD SLT 1SD$1,500$00.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%N/A
4WD Denali$1,500$00.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%N/A
Trim / StyleRebate before taxRebate after tax24364860728496
2WD SLE$0$07.99%7.99%7.99%7.99%N/AN/AN/A
4WD SLE$0$07.99%7.99%7.99%7.99%N/AN/AN/A
2WD SLT 1SC$0$07.99%7.99%7.99%7.99%N/AN/AN/A
2WD SLT 1SD$0$07.99%7.99%7.99%7.99%N/AN/AN/A
4WD SLT 1SC$0$07.99%7.99%7.99%7.99%N/AN/AN/A
4WD SLT 1SD$0$07.99%7.99%7.99%7.99%N/AN/AN/A
4WD Denali$0$07.99%7.99%7.99%7.99%N/AN/AN/A

General Specs

EngineGas/Ethanol V8
Horsepower @RPM320 @ 5400
Torque @RPM335 @ 4000
Fuel SystemElectronic Fuel Injection
Fuel Economy (Hwy)9.4 L/100 km
Fuel Economy (City)14.3 L/100 km
Body typeSport Utility
Drive TrainRear Wheel Drive
Transmission6-Speed A/T
Power and Performance:

The 2014 GMC Yukon SLE and SLT are powered by a 5.3-liter V8 good for 320 horsepower and 335 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard, and buyers have their choice of rear-wheel drive or a four-wheel-drive system that features a two-speed transfer case with low-range gearing for driving off-road or in heavy snow.

In Edmunds testing, a 4WD Chevrolet Tahoe, the 2014 Yukon's mechanical twin, went from zero to 60 mph in 8.5 seconds. Regardless of whether you choose rear- or four-wheel drive, EPA-estimated fuel economy is 17 mpg combined (15 mpg city/21 mpg highway). Depending on drivetrain and equipment, the Yukon can tow as much as 8,500 pounds.

The GMC Yukon Denali gets a 6.2-liter V8 that produces 403 hp and 417 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed automatic with manual-shift capability is standard. Rear-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional. The AWD system is not intended for serious off-road use, as it features only a single-speed transfer case.

In Edmunds testing, the mechanically similar Cadillac Escalade with the same engine went from zero to 60 mph in a quick 7.5 seconds. EPA-estimated fuel economy for the 2014 Yukon Denali is 15 mpg combined (13 city/18 highway). A properly equipped Yukon Denali can tow up to 8,300 pounds.

Originally appeared on Edmunds.

Interiors and Special Features:

Technically, the 2014 GMC Yukon can carry up to nine passengers across three rows of seats. Most buyers, however, will opt for the more comfortable 8-passenger setup of two bucket seats in front instead of a 3-person bench. With the more popular setup, the driver and front passenger also have easy access to a large, convenient center console. The Yukon's big and blocky exterior equals interior space that could command rent in New York City. There is ample legroom in the second row, though 3rd-row legroom in regular-length models is much tighter. If you regularly need to carry adults in the last row, the Yukon XL has generous room.

Originally appeared on Kelley Blue Book.

Safety features:

The GMC Yukon has a strong reputation for safety, and it's backed up with a solid set of features plus some excellent crash-test scores.

The Yukon has earned five stars for both frontal and side impact from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), but because it's such a tall vehicle the mathematically derived rollover test pushes its overall score to four stars. Otherwise, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety hasn't tested the current Yukon.

Dual front, side, and curtain airbags that cover all rows of seats; traction and stability control; and the OnStar safety and concierge system are all standard in the Yukon.

Outward visibility is quite good for an SUV, although shorter drivers might have issue when parking or changing lanes. On the options list, there are blind-spot detectors, parking sensors, and a rearview camera.

Originally appeared on The Car Connection.


Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Brake Type Pwr
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.0 x 1.18
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.5 x 0.79

Cargo Area Dimensions

Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Console (in) N/A
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 1 (in) 81.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 2 (in) 49.4
Cargo Area Length @ Floor to Seat 3 (in) 15.2
Cargo Area Width @ Beltline (in) N/A
Cargo Box (Area) Height (in) 41.7
Cargo Box Length @ Floor (in) N/A
Cargo Box Width @ Floor (in) N/A
Cargo Box Width @ Top, Rear (in) N/A
Cargo Box Width @ Wheelhousings (in) N/A
Cargo Volume (ft) N/A
Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft) 108.9
Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft) 60.3
Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft) 16.9
Ext'd Cab Cargo Volume (ft) N/A
Tailgate Width (in) N/A

Cooling System

Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 16.6


Cold Cranking Amps @ 0 F (3rd) N/A
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0 F (Primary) N/A
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 160


G/km Of CO2 Emissions 278
Kg/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 20K km/year N/A


Displacement 5.3L/327
Engine Order Code LMG
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V8
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 320 @ 5400
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 335 @ 4000

Exterior Dimensions

Body Length (ft) 0.00
Cab to Axle (in) N/A
Cab to Body (in) N/A
Cab to End of Frame (in) N/A
Frame Width, Rear (in) N/A
Front Bumper to Back of Cab (in) N/A
Ground Clearance, Front (in) 9.0
Ground Clearance, Rear (in) 9.0
Ground to Top of Frame (in) N/A
Ground to Top of Load Floor (in) 31.7
Height, Overall (in) 76.9
Length, Overall w/o rear bumper (in) N/A
Length, Overall w/rear bumper (in) 202.0
Overhang, Front (in) N/A
Overhang, Rear w/o bumper (in) N/A
Rear Door Opening Height (in) N/A
Rear Door Opening Width (in) N/A
Step Up Height - Front (in) 21.8
Wheelbase (in) 116.0
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 79.0


Frame RBM (N/A) N/A
Frame Strength (lbs) N/A
Frame Thickness (in) N/A
Frame Type N/A
Sect Modulus Rails Only (in) N/A

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (L) 98.0
Fuel Tank Location Midship

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room (in) 40.3
Front Hip Room (in) 64.4
Front Leg Room (in) 41.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 65.3
Passenger Capacity 9
Second Head Room (in) 39.2
Second Hip Room (in) 60.6
Second Leg Room (in) 39.0
Second Shoulder Room (in) 65.2
Third Head Room (in) 37.9
Third Hip Room (in) 49.1
Third Leg Room (in) 25.6
Third Shoulder Room (in) 61.7


Cruising Range - City (mi) 1611.10
Cruising Range - Hwy (mi) 2450.93
EnerGuide Estimate - City (L/100 km) 14.3
EnerGuide Estimate - Hwy (L/100 km) 9.4


Steering Ratio (:1), On Centre 17.75
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 39.00
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A


Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 3400
Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4200
Axle Ratio (:1) - Rear 3.08
Axle Type - Front Independent
Axle Type - Rear Semi-Floating
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A
Spring Capacity - Front (lbs) 3250
Spring Capacity - Rear (lbs) 4100
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) N/A
Suspension Type - Front Independent
Suspension Type - Rear Five-Link


Front Tire Capacity (lbs) 2135
Front Tire Order Code QAN
Front Tire Size P265/70R17
Rear Tire Capacity (lbs) 2135
Rear Tire Order Code QAN
Rear Tire Size P265/70R17
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Front (Rev/Mile) N/A
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Rear (Rev/Mile) N/A
Revolutions/Mile @ 45 mph - Spare (Rev/Mile) N/A
Spare Tire Capacity (lbs) N/A
Spare Tire Order Code ZRS
Spare Tire Size P265/70R17


Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 500
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5000
Maximum Trailering Capacity (N/A) N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 825
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 5500


Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) N/A
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.03
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.15
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.06
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.36
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.53
Trans Description Cont. Automatic
Trans Order Code MYC
Trans Type 6
Transfer Case Model N/A


EnerGuide Estimate City (UK-MPG) 19.76
EnerGuide Estimate Hwy (UK-MPG) 30.06
Rear Door Type Liftgate w/Wiper

Weight Information

As Spec'd Curb Weight (lbs) 5673.00
As Spec'd Payload (lbs) 1427.00
Base Trim Weight - Front (lbs) 2889.00
Base Trim Weight - Rear (lbs) 2747.00
Curb Weight (lbs) 5636.00
Curb Weight - Front (lbs) 2889
Curb Weight - Rear (lbs) 2747
Gross Axle Weight Rating (lbs) 7400.00
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs) 3200
Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs) 4200
Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs) 11000
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (lbs) 7100.00
Maximum Payload Capacity (lbs) 1464.00
Option Weight - Front (lbs) 19.00
Option Weight - Rear (lbs) 18.00
Payload Weight Front (lbs) 0
Payload Weight Rear (lbs) 0
Reserve Axle Capacity (lbs) 1727.00
Reserve Axle Capacity - Front (lbs) 292.00
Reserve Axle Capacity - Rear (lbs) 1435.00
Standard Weight - Front (lbs) 0
Standard Weight - Rear (lbs) 0
Total Option Weight (lbs) 37.00
Trim Curb Weight (lbs) 5636.00


Front Wheel Material Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5


Engine, Vortec 5.3L V8 with Active Fuel Management -inc: sequential port fuel injection SFI, E85 flexfuel capable *Capable of running on unleaded or up to 85% ethanol*
Transmission, 6-speed, electronic automatic with overdrive
Axle, rear, 3.08 ratio
Suspension package, premium smooth ride
Tow/haul mode selector *Button on shift lever*
Tow/haul, air cleaner, high capacity
Differential, heavy duty, rear locking
Rear wheel drive
Battery, heavy duty, maintenance free with rundown protection -inc: retained accessory pwr
Alternator, 160 amp
Tow/haul, trailering equipment, heavy-duty -inc: hitch platform, 7-wire harness w/independent fused trailering circuits mated to a 7-way sealed connector, 2" trailering receiver, (4) blunt cut wires in instrument panel harness to accommodate aftermarket trailer brake controller
GVWR, 3221 kg (7100 lbs)
Suspension -inc: front coil-over-shock w/stabilizer bar, rear multilink w/coil spring
Steering, power-assist
Brakes, power, 4-wheel disc, 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Exhaust system, single, stainless steel


Wheels, 17" x 7.5" aluminum, sport -inc: 17" x 7.5" full size steel spare wheel
Tires, P265/70R-17 all-season, blackwall
Spare tire, P265/70R-17, jack and wheel wrench
Spare tire carrier, lockable, outside spare, winch-type mounted under frame at rear
Roof rails, black
Assist steps, black
Mouldings, bodyside, colour keyed
Grille, chrome surround with dark mesh insert
Lighting, headlamps, dual automatic halogen composite -inc: flash-to-pass
Mirrors, exterior rear-view, power adjustable, colour keyed, manual folding, heated
Glass, solar-ray, deep tinted -inc: all windows except light tinted glass on windshield, driver/right front passenger
Windshield wipers and washers -inc: front intermittent wet-arm flat-blade wipers w/pulse washers, rear intermittent wiper w/washer
Liftgate, manual with lift glass
Door handles, colour keyed


Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD player and MP3 playback -inc: aux input jack, seek & scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), speed-compensated volume, TheftLock
Audio system, 6-speaker system
USB/iPod/MP3 input jack and audio connectivity
SiriusXM satellite radio -inc: 120 channels, digital quality sound w/coast-to-coast signal coverage *Includes (3) free trial months beyond which service fees apply*
Bluetooth for phone *In-vehicle Bluetooth system allows users with Bluetooth enabled cell phones to make and receive calls utilizing the vehicle's audio system, microphone, voice recognition and controls.*
Antenna, integral, right rear quarter glass, flush mounted


Seating, front, 40/20/40 split-bench -inc: adjustable outboard head restraints
Trim level, convenience pkg comfort & decor
Seating, premium cloth
Power seat adjuster, drivers side
Driver lumbar control, manual
Seating, 2nd row, premium cloth, 60/40 split-folding bench -inc: fold-down centre armrest
Seating, 3rd row, 50/50 split-bench, 3-passenger, removable
Console, front, centre fold-down armrest -inc: storage, lockable compartment in seat cushion
Floor covering, colour-keyed carpet
Mats, floor, 1st and 2nd row, carpeted
Steering column, tilt-wheel
Steering wheel, leather wrapped -inc: brake/transmission shift interlock
Steering wheel, controls, audio and cruise
Instrumentation, analogue -inc: speedometer, odometer w/trip odometer, fuel, voltmeter, engine temp, oil pressure, tachometer, coolant temp
Instrumentation, driver information centre (DIC) -inc: vehicle personalization, vehicle info, average fuel consumption, GM oil life, compass, outside temp
Locks, power, programmable
Lock-out protection *For doors and liftgate*
Remote keyless entry system -inc: (2) extended range key fobs, illuminated entry, panic alarm, vehicle content theft alarm
Remote vehicle start
Windows, power with driver express-down and passenger lockout features
Cruise control
Pedals, power adjustable foot pedals
Theft deterrent, electronic immobilizer
Security system, audible/visible theft alarm system -inc: horn & lamp activation
Climate control, tri-zone, manual -inc: front & rear HVAC controls, instrument panel button to activate aux rear system
Climate control, rear auxiliary heater with rear passenger heating ducts
Defogger, rear window, electric
Interior appointments, woodgrain accents on the instrument panel and door trim
Cupholders, 2 in front row, 2 in 3rd row
Power outlets, 3 auxiliary outlets to power accessories, 12-volt -inc: (2) in instrument panel, (1) in cargo area
Power outlets, 1 auxiliary outlet in seat cushion storage compartment, 12-volt
Mirror, rear-view, auto-dimming with integrated dual reading lamps
Sunshades, driver and front passenger, extendable, illuminated vanity mirrors
Lighting, theatre dimming, door handle or keyless remote activated illumination
Lighting, dome/front reading
Lighting, rear reading
Lighting, storage area illumination, cargo area, console, glove compartment


StabiliTrak, electronic stability control system -inc: proactive roll avoidance
Airbags, front driver and passenger, dual-stage -inc: airbag suppression, passenger detecting system
Airbags, head curtain, 1st, 2nd and 3rd row -inc: roof mounted rollover sensor, outboard seating position coverage
Airbags, front side impact -inc: thorax & pelvic protection
OnStar in vehicle communication system and assistance service
6-months of directions and connections plan with turn-by-turn navigation and OnStar RemoteLink
Rear parking assist, ultrasonic -inc: audible warning
Rear vision camera system *Integrated into license plate pocket*
Seatbelts -inc: 3- point belts for all seating positions except front centre (lap belt only), driver & front passenger pretensioners
Child security rear door locks
Child safety seat "LATCH" system -inc: lower anchorage & top tether for children in some rear positions
Tire pressure monitoring system *Does not apply to spare tire*