If you happen to’re opting for the 2020 GMC Yukon Xl Diesel over the practically equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you may as effectively skip right to the 2020 GMC Yukon Xl Diesel. You get a significantly better powertrain and more subtle suspension, nicer inside supplies, and all of the bells and whistles. It is also only a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Edition package deal.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made today, however the 2020 GMC Yukon Xl Diesel occurs to be considered one of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2020 GMC Yukon Xl Diesel affords ruggedness and high towing capacity that solely this sort of vehicle can deliver. A V8 engine comes commonplace, and accessible four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction once you want it most.
The 2020 GMC Yukon Xl Diesel, however, additionally has some flaws generally related to this kind of vehicle. Cargo house isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, nor is its use of gas. We’re additionally not keen on the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Opt for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, though, and the 2020 GMC Yukon Xl Diesel’s trip and driving experience start to fall in step with extra trendy automobiles. As a bonus, the 10-speed computerized transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we might recommend checking out the 2020 GMC Yukon Xl Diesel’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It is also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, however it has the next most towing capacity and superior cargo house and it’s throughout a extra refined and upscale car.
The optionally available Enhanced Driver Alert package adds forward collision warning with low-speed automatic braking, computerized excessive beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Comfort bundle adds a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common garage door opener.
Some features on higher-trimmed models can be found on supporting fashions at extra value. 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 2020 GMC Yukon Xl Diesel are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise control with automated braking, and a rear-seat leisure system. The 2020 GMC Yukon Xl Diesel also provides power-retractable facet steps.
For 2019, GMC keeps the 2020 GMC Yukon Xl Diesel recent by adding a budget-conscious Normal Edition Value Bundle as well as a Graphite Edition and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Other trims embrace the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2020 GMC Yukon Xl Diesel, which pushes the 2020 GMC Yukon Xl Diesel into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and might be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban type as nicely, normally at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are additionally three new metallic colors accessible for 2019: Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.