If you happen to’re choosing the 2019 GMC Yukon XL over the practically an identical Chevy Tahoe, you may as effectively skip right to the 2019 GMC Yukon XL. You get a significantly better powertrain and more subtle suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It’s also solely a tiny worth bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Efficiency Edition bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made as of late, however the 2019 GMC Yukon XL happens to be certainly one of them. Like its company sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2019 GMC Yukon XL offers ruggedness and excessive towing capability that only this kind of car can deliver. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and out there four-wheel drive with low-range gearing supplies traction when you want it most.
The 2019 GMC Yukon XL, nevertheless, also has some flaws generally related to this type of automobile. Cargo area is not as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of fuel. We’re also not keen on the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the larger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2019 GMC Yukon XL’s experience and driving expertise begin to fall in line with extra trendy vehicles. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the bigger engine can match the freeway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might advocate testing the 2019 GMC Yukon XL’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a traditional body-on-frame SUV, nevertheless it has a higher most towing capacity and superior cargo area and it’s all around a more refined and upscale car.
The elective Enhanced Driver Alert package deal provides ahead collision warning with low-speed automated braking, automatic excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort package adds an influence liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common storage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting models at further price. Optionally available for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package deal with a singular axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2019 GMC Yukon XL are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with computerized braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2019 GMC Yukon XL additionally presents power-retractable aspect steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2019 GMC Yukon XL contemporary by adding a budget-conscious Customary Edition Value Bundle in addition to a Graphite Version and Graphite Performance Version packages to the SLT trim. Different trims include the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2019 GMC Yukon XL, which pushes the 2019 GMC Yukon XL into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and will be had in long wheelbase Suburban type as effectively, normally at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colours out there for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.