The first generation of GMC Yukon debuted in 1991. In the role of the main driving force there were two gasoline engines: 5.7 i V8 / 258 hp. and 7.4 i V8 / 294 CV. This model has become one of the most popular in the production program of GM and, in general, in the North American market. In 1999, the second generation of GMC Yukon was introduced, which had every opportunity to repeat the success of its predecessor. So the huge SUVs now enjoy unprecedented popularity not only among Texas farmers, but also between the presidents of big companies and the Arab oil tycoons. The full-size SUV Yukon II (full-size SUV) has a unified design with the Chevrolet Tahoe / Suburban (GMT840 platform).

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The design is a powerful and conservative spar frame at the base, a durable steel body, independent front suspension in torsions with a powerful roll bar, a rigid rear axle with five levers directed differently. The SUV is offered not only with all-wheel drive, but also with rear-wheel drive: this chassis is lighter and cheaper. The manufacturer offers two options for the Yukon body with a wheelbase of 2946 mm and an elongated Yukon XL with a base of 3302 mm, which have a capacity of 5-9 and 7-9 people, respectively. In the 2003 model year, Yukon has undergone some changes. The exterior was decorated with large segmented headlamps in combination with a plastic grid, and the upper version of the Yukon Denali received a fine chrome grille and bumpers in a different way. The living room has huge instrument panels and huge seats covered in genuine leather (Yukon SLT execution). In expensive versions, multi-position chairs are installed (up to 10 settings), and the second row seat can be ordered with separate seats. The third row of custom seats automobile covers.

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All versions have adjustable accelerator and brake pedals, whose settings, along with the settings of the driver’s seat, mirrors and steering column, are remembered by a computer (two options). The basic equipment includes full power. There is a climate control unit with separate microclimate control for the driver and passengers (with a temperature difference of 15 ° C), a Bose audio system with a CD changer, a six-band EQ and 8 speakers, a games DVD center, a digital radio that allows receiving additional information, as well as advanced satellite service and OnStar emergency system. The passengers in the second row can listen to the radio regardless of the first row. An automatic system appeared, which turned off the exterior lighting in 10 minutes if the owner forgot to do it himself. From the security systems, in addition to the child seat, appeared “intelligent” front airbags, which determined the extent of its expansion according to the size of the passenger sitting in front (if it is small, does not work), as well as collision forces , that do not open when they collide at low speed. .

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The design of the support frame contains zones of deformation, which allows it to absorb energy much more efficiently in the event of a collision, while the frame system of the body has become 64% more resistant. Since 2003, the stability maintenance system StabiliTrak (which combines ABS, traction control, etc.) has entered into the staffing system. It allows you to perform the most abrupt maneuvers safely on the road. The system of traction to the four wheels type AutoTrac on demand (“on demand”) allows you to change the flow of power from 0 to 100% for each axis when the wheels slide. In this case, the lack of a central differential does not allow driving on normal roads in full driving mode. The electronically controlled pneumatic system Autoride automatically maintains the level of the body on the road, which is especially important when towing a trailer. For Yukon there are two basic engines of the V8 Vortec family: 4.8 l / 285 lc 400 Nm and 5.3 l / 295 hp. 447 Nm.

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For the most expensive version of the Yukon Denah, an optional 6.0-liter engine volume, which develops 325 lc 495 Nm. The power units are paired with a 4-step “automatic”. For the 2006 model year, four basic models with rear-wheel drive or, optionally, with permanent all-wheel drive are offered: the Yukon, the deluxe version of the Yukon Denali and the extended Yukon XL (similar to the Suburban) in the 1500 versions (1 / 2 Ton) and 2500 (3/4 Ton). Complete set: Basic SLE (ABS, StabiliTrac system, optional front and side PB, climate control, cruise control, power windows and mirrors) and SLT (optional electric heated front seats, leather upholstery, Bose audio system with changer of CD) and satellite radio, navigation system with touch screen). The range of engines was complemented by a power unit with a volume of 8.1 liters V8 16V with a power of 320 hp, which is offered as an option for the heavy Yukon XL 2500 series.


Distinctive details help accentuate Yukon Denali’s bold, chiseled exterior form.  Yukon Denali includes high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps that also utilize LED lighting to provide GMC’s C-shaped signature lighting at all hours, while the unique Denali grille and distinctive wheels – including available 22-inch aluminum alloys – help turn heads in the daylight.

 GMC life yukondenali engineering explained exterior.


Yukon Denali’s refined design thrives inside. Premium materials, like real, brushed aluminum trim, soft-touch dash trim with contrasting accent stitching, perforated leather-appointed seating, and other unique touches easily set Denali apart from other SUVs. Those upscale appointments are paired with advanced technology, including a number of safety technologies like Forward Collison Alert, Lane Keep Assist, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.

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Yukon Denali’s interior was designed from square one to be intrinsically quiet. Inlaid doors, along with triple-layer door seals and acoustically laminated windshield and front window glass, helps keep wind noise from intruding into the cabin. Yukon Denali’s standard Bose Centerpoint audio system also incorporates Active Noise Reduction, which works to further tune out unwanted noise from the cabin under certain conditions.

 GMC life yukondenali engineering explained quiet cabin.


Hands full of cargo? No need to fish for your key fob in order to lock or unlock your Yukon Denali. With the key fob in your pocket, place your hand on a door handle, and Yukon Denali will automatically cycle the power door locks. Yukon Denali goes a step further by offering a standard Hands Free Power Rear Liftgate, which can be opened and closed by kicking a foot underneath the rear bumper.

 GMC life yukondenali engineering explained keyless.


We know smartphones aren’t just phones – they’re your portable entertainment library, navigation system, and communications hub. GMC has made it easier to incorporate those functions by equipping Yukon Denali with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility† which allows select smartphone functions to be displayed within the Intellilink2 infotainment system’s screen.


Overall length 203.9 in.

Cargo volume (behind 3rd row) 15.3 cu. ft. †

Third-row leg room 24.8 in.


Engineered to deliver capable performance that provides a smooth ride, even when trailering.


A comfortable interior with versatile seating and cargo options that offers a unique blend of craftsmanship and functionality in this


Advanced tech offers innovative tools and infotainment to make the drive more connected and convenient.


Make a lasting impression with a sculpted exterior that was designed with bold purpose.


Key Features:

Body-colorgrille surround

Black assist steps with gloss-black accents

Gloss-black beltline moldings and roof-rail inserts

Black chrome grille inserts and fog lamp surround

Premium smooth ride suspension with rear air leveler

22″ bright machined aluminum wheels with Carbon Flash Metallic pockets


Yukon full-size SUV comes with three rows of seating and is available in either 2WD or 4WD configurations.


Up to 9†


Approx. 26.0 gallons

LEG ROOM (1st/2nd/3rd row)




CARGO VOLUME (behind 1st/2nd/3rd row)

94.7/51.7/15.3 cu. ft


The interior of Yukon Denali 2019 offers a perfect combination of comfort and functionality.

 Seats in perforated leather, with embroidery, heated and ventilated in GMC Yukon 2019

Heatable and ventilated leather seats

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Active noise cancellation thanks to its speakers and door sealing

Active noise cancellation

Head-Up display that projects the information you need on the windshield


Protect your Yukon SUV with an available advanced vehicle security system that includes: Ultrasonic motion detectors located in the overhead console An inclination sensor that trips an alarm before a tire leaves the ground, helping to prevent wheel or vehicle theft


This built-in system helps encourage safe driving habits for new drivers. If equipped, it automatically activates certain safety systems and allows parents to set limits on other features. There is even an in-vehicle Report Card that parents can access to help with coaching their teen driver.

Available Adaptive Cruise Control-Advanced

Adaptive Cruise Control-Advanced enhances regular Cruise Control by using radar technology to automatically adapt the vehicle speed to maintain your selected following gap time between your vehicle and any vehicles detected ahead while you steer, reducing the need for you to frequently brake and accelerate.

Available Forward Collision Alert

Forward Collision Alert can alert you when it detects a front-end collision is imminent with a vehicle ahead you are following. The system also can alert you if you are following a detected vehicle much too closely.

Available Automatic Emergency Braking

It also can help reduce the collision’s severity or avoid the collision by automatically applying hard emergency braking if you have not already, or by enhancing driver hard braking.

Front and Rear Park Assist

Front and Rear Park Assist can provide distance alerts to nearby detected objects to help you park and avoid objects at low speeds.


Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert can help you avoid lane change crashes by providing side-mirror alerts when a moving vehicle is detected rapidly approaching a side blind zone, or in a side blind zone (SLT models only).

Available Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning

It can also provide Lane Departure Warning alerts when a lane marker is crossed (SLT models only).

Available Rear Cross Traffic Alert

Rear Cross Traffic Alert can alert you to detected left- or right-cross traffic behind you when in Reverse (SLT models only).