2017 GMC Yukon, Tested in Depth: The Middle Child of GM’s SUV Family

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As the middle child of the popular General Motors family that includes the Cadillac Escalade and the Chevrolet Tahoe, the GMC Yukon offers all the size and capability of its siblings while attempting to strike a balance between the Chevrolet’s value and the Cadillac’s luxury. The results are mixed. A choice between two gasoline V-8 powertrains—one thirsty, the other thirstier—leaves no alternative for fuel-conscious shoppers. Yukons come in two body styles: the regular-wheelbase Yukon or the cargo-friendly, long-wheelbase Yukon XL. Faced with competition such as Mercedes-Benz’s nimbler, more modern, more luxurious GLS-class and the new Ford Expedition, the case for the Yukon rests on its hauling prowess and its ability to undercut the price tag of more desirable competitors. READ MORE ››


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