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2011 GMC Yukon Price, Review & Picture

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2011 GMC Yukon Price, Review & PictureNew Car Reviews, The 2011 GMC Yukon full-size SUV is mostly a carryover from last year’s model that features the base Yukon and the extended wheelbase XL. Opt for the Denali trim and you’ll get more expressive sheetmetal and interior appointments, and you can grab the Hybrid if you want the extra mileage. For 2011 all Yukons get OnStar version 9.0 and two new colors, Mocha Steel Metallic and Carbon Black Metallic, are available.

If the consumer is seeking a spunky, reliable sports-utility-vehicle they can turn to the GMC Yukon for 2011. The Yukon SUV is offered with short and long wheelbase configurations. The Yukon comes with a number of different powertrains; the hybrid delivers 20 miles-per-gallon, and there’s also a Denali trim. In the hybrid, the carmaker has added on a full two-mode hybrid system in order to ensure the SUV offers 50% more miles-per-gallon when compared to gas-operated Yukon configurations.

Yukons are offered with all-wheel-drive or 4-Wheel-Drive, all of which can tow up to 9600 pounds. This SUV is a fully-competent, body-on-frame offering. The Yukon is offered with one of four V-8 motors with horsepower ranging from 325 to 376 hp. The engines are married to a six-speed automatic transmission.

GMC added new body colors to the 2010 models including mocha steel metallic and carbon black. The OnStar 9.0 option was also added. These vehicles have three-rows for seating, and the XL has a wheelbase that is 14-inches larger and offers up plenty of legroom. The Denali trim received improved styling.

The Yukon screams traditional SUV, with GMC’s bold front end (Denali models get the chrome honeycomb grille and monochromatic trim) a commanding, high-riding profile, aggressive fender flares and a large greenhouse. Aluminum rims from 17 to 20 inches are available (22-inchers can also be had) and further augment the package.

Every Yukon has three rows standard and depending upon configuration you could conceivably seat up to nine passengers. The Yukon’s power fold-and-tumble second row seats aid third row access. The Yukon also has a multitude of standard and optional comfort and entertainment amenities, which are ramped-up further if you opt for the Denali trim level.

The 2011 Yukon comes standard with a 5.3-liter V-8, wikth both a 6.0-liter and 6.2-liter V-8s also available. All models are mated to a version of GM’s solid Hydra-Matic six-speed transmission. The Yukon’s fully-boxed frame setup employs a coil-over-shock front design and a rack-and-pinion steering setup. The five-link rear suspension can be augmented with GM’s Autoride real-time damping system (standard on Denali), featuring electronically controlled shocks designed to automatically adjust to changing road conditions.

All Yukon models come with an array of safety technologies including a host of airbags that feature head curtains for all rows. The Yukon’s front-seat belt pretensioners are linked to the vehicle’s sensing system and are designed to reduce the effects of rear-end impacts. GM’s StabiliTrak stability control system with traction control is standard, and four-wheel discs with ABS slow the Yukon down.

Bodystyle: Full-size SUV
Engines: 5.3L V-8, 6.0L V-8, 6.2L V-8
Transmissions: 6-speed automatic
Models: Yukon, Yukon XL 1500 and Yukon XL 2500, Yukon Denali, Yukon XL Denali, Yukon Hybrid, Yukon Denali Hybrid

EPA Fuel Economy
Yukon, Yukon XL 1500 RWD/4WD: 15 mpg city/21 mpg highway

Price : $38,945 – $61,770

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