2015 Yukon, Yukon XL and Yukon Denali Announced By General Motors

General Motors Corporation has announced the all new 2015 Yukon, Yukon XL and flagship Yukon Denali SUV models in Los Angeles. As expected the cars comes with a host of new features, better refinement and greater capabilities.

“We’ve engineered the Yukon and Yukon XL from the ground up, building on a strong legacy of capability to take them to the top of the segment with exceptional refinement and purposeful technology,” said Tony DiSalle, vice president of GMC Marketing. “And when it comes to the tasks people rely on a full-size SUV for, they do it better than ever – and with more style.”.

The Yukon and Yukon XL versions are essentially the same and share the same design, architectural and powertrain elements, however, the Yukon XL gets a 14 inch longer wheelbase, providing more legroom for third row passengers and almost two folds cargo room compared to the standard model.

“Although they are based on a similar architecture, Yukon and Yukon XL are distinctive products that appeal to different customers,” said DiSalle. “Versatility and spaciousness are valued by customers for both vehicles, but the Yukon XL is the choice for families with more children and those with lifestyles that require its unique combination of passenger- and cargo-hauling capabilities. In fact, Yukon XL owners are more than twice as likely to transport passengers daily in the third-row seat.”

In terms of safety, the Yukon lineup equips a range of standard features which one cannot overlook. The list includes forward collision alert, front park assist, lane departure warning, lane change assist, rear cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, front and rear automatic braking, and GM’s Safety Alert Seat.

2015 GMC Yukon Denali SUV (20)

The 2015 Yukon family is not only more comfortable and feature-equipped but it is also more powerful and efficient than before. The credit goes to a 5.3L V-8 engine coming as standard for the Yukon and Yukon XL models. While for the Yukon Denali models GMC is offering a special 6.2L engine which is expected to deliver segment leading horsepower and torque. Both engines are mated to the Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed automatic transmission.

Key highlights of the 2015 Yukon family are as follows:

  • Fold-flat second- and third-row seats that enhance cargo capability and convenience – including an available power-folding feature
  • Approximately two inches more legroom for second-row passengers and easier entry/exit
  • All-new cargo management system
  • Available power rear liftgate with multiple programmable height settings
  • Standard eight-inch-diagonal color touch screen radio with enhanced IntelliLink and available navigation
  • Eight-inch-diagonal customizable driver display with three available user themes and available head-up display (Denali models)
  • Multiple USB ports, SD slots and accessory power outlets – including a 110-volt three-prong outlet –  to support electronic devices of all kinds
  • Available Blu-ray/DVD rear-seat entertainment system with dual screens on Yukon XL
  • Conversation mirror in the overhead console that provides a panoramic view of the rear seats
  • Keyless entry and push-button start.

2015 Yukon, Yukon XL, Yukon Denali and Yukon XL Denali Specifications

Powertrains

EcoTec3 5.3L V-8 FlexFuel (L83) EcoTec3 6.2L V-8 FlexFuel (L86)
Fuel delivery: direct fuel injection with Active Fuel Management direct fuel injection with Active Fuel Management
Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm): 355 / 250 @ 5600 (est.) 420 / 313 @ 5600 (est.)
Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm): 383 / 519 @ 4100 (est.) 450 / 610 @ 4100 (est.)
Estimated fuel economy: TBD TBD
Transmission: Hydra-Matic 6L80 6-speed auto. Hydra-Matic 6L80 6-speed auto.
Final drive ratio: 3.42 3.42

Chassis/Suspension & Brakes

Front: SLA independent suspension with mono-tube shocks on “smooth ride” suspension; SLA independent suspension with Magne Ride shocks on uplevel models
Rear: 5-link, solid axle with twin-tube shocks on “smooth ride” suspension; 5-link, solid axle with Magne Ride shocks on uplevel models
Steering type: electric power-assisted rack-and-pinion
Brakes: power-assisted, four-wheel disc, four-wheel ABS, with Duralife™ rotors; vented front and rear rotors
Wheel size & type / tire size: 18 x 8.5-in. aluminum / P265/65R1820 x 9.0-in. aluminum / P275/55R2022 x 9.5-in. aluminum / P285/45R22

Dimensions

Exterior

  Yukon / Yukon Denali Yukon XL / Yukon Denali XL
Wheelbase (in / mm): 116 / 2946 130 / 3302
Overall length (in / mm): 203.9 / 5179 224.3 / 5697
Overall width (in / mm): 80.5 / 2044 80.5 / 2044
Overall height (in / mm) 74.4 / 1889 74.4 / 1889


Interior

First Row Second Row Third Row
Headroom (in / mm): Yukon : 42.8 / 1087
Yukon XL: 42.8 / 1087
Yukon : 38.7 / 983 Yukon XL: 39.1 / 993 Yukon : 38.1 / 967 Yukon XL: 38.5 / 978
Legroom (in / mm): Yukon : 45.3 / 1150 Yukon XL: 45.3 / 1150 Yukon : 39 / 990 Yukon XL: 39.7 / 1008 Yukon : 24.8 / 630 Yukon XL: 34.5 / 876
Max cargo room – seats folded (cu ft / L): Yukon : 94.7 / 2681 Yukon XL: 121.1 / 3429 Yukon : 51.7 / 1464 Yukon XL: 76.4 / 2163 Yukon : 15.3 / 433 Yukon XL: 38.8 / 1098

Capacities

Yukon / Yukon Denali Yukon XL / Yukon XL Denali
Curb weight (lb / kg): 5349 / 2426 (2WD w/ 20-in. wheels)
5585 / 2533 (4WD w/ 20-in. wheels)
5496 / 2493 ( Denali 2WD)
5746 / 2606 ( Denali AWD)
5576 / 2529 (2WD w/ 20-in. wheels)
5815 / 2637 (4WD w/ 20-in. wheels)
5717 / 2593 ( Denali 2WD)
5981 / 2713 ( Denali AWD)
Max trailer towing (lb / kg): 8500 / 3855 (2WD)
8300 / 3765 (4WD)
8300 / 3765 ( Denali 2WD)
8100 / 3674 ( Denali AWD)
8300 / 3765 (2WD)
8000 / 3628 (4WD)
8000 / 3628 (Denali 2WD)
7800 / 3538 (Denali AWD)

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