The 2022 GMC Yukon who showed up at my door a week ago for seven days was constantly used, driving a small masked crowd from one city to another, dragging guitars and groceries, hammering around in the mountains or just enjoying the look of this big, banging vehicle out in the middle kitchen windows. Four trims are available on deck – SLE, SLT, AT4 (our tester, from $ 66,300) and Denali. AT4 also comes in a slightly nicer XL trim.
You have a great trip here, bigger than even small problems anyway, and it’s a great feeling. When you go up to the Yukon at night, the footsteps flash to life like Broadway lights as if to say “Good evening, sir.”
If it were not for some infernal design features, this would be a slam-dunk thumbs up review. Let’s look at the good things first.
Its appearance is stingy, with its two angry red “restoration hooks” on the front as well as satin chrome accents on the grille, authoritative marks on the front, sides and back, and GMC’s signature C-shaped LED headlights and taillights.
You roll sweetly on extremely robust 22 “light-machined aluminum rims with premium paint. I did not ride terrain, but if you look at the videos you will see that there is no problem with clearance or minor stone creeps. An assortment of There are also other premium wheels available, it looks reasonably rough and tough, but also polished and proper.
Inside, there are four unique Denali-exclusive interior color themes and each is a suitable high-end, with premium leather seating surfaces, Denali-Exclusive Fractal seams and authentic wood details. When you go in and sit down, it feels big, it feels plush, it feels homely and safe. You can easily drive a crew and not get any complaints about the amount of space available, even the large and long ones.
The “Max” and “ProGrade” release packages are here for extra coins, and next year we will see an improved trailer technology package, which adds a 13-camera release package with the option of an interior accessory camera. Anything that lets you see what’s going on in the back is a big deal, right?
My engine was a sleek, powerful V8 that made 420 horsepower and 460 pounds of torque, with predictably low mileage – around 21 MPG. Check out other configurations here. The power was there when I needed it, but if I wanted to roll in my spare time it was no problem, I was just a big, gentle elephant, graceful and delicious. Having a boat like this is slow as fun as fast. The combination of gas / wheel / brake was almost perfect, without abrupt grip or grip, just like the mountain slalom I drove at speed – no loss of control, no scream of tires, the vehicle just took what I threw at it.
Inside technical stuff
The big news for this year is the 12.3-inch digital meter cluster that replaces the eight-inch. Google Automotive is built-in, which gives you access to Google Maps, Google Assistant and Google Play Store. The sound system is reasonably crispy at the top, bass-y-underneath and fills the vehicle. Each front passenger controls its own climate.
* I dislike pushbutton shifts and I disliked this one even more, that I have to pull up a gear to get it to engage. Once engaged, it was smooth all the way. Where it was annoying was when to reverse, drive, reverse, drive, reverse, drive, as on a small street, turn around. With a stem, you do not have to look away from the road. With pull-out push buttons, you have to look for them between each shift.
* The ignition button is located directly in front of the steering wheel, which makes it difficult to start and stop the vehicle.
* The vehicle, like others in this class, is intended to be unlocked as you approach the driver’s door with the fob in hand or on your person. It did not, not even once.
* I could never get my Droid to get through the sound system. It was easily synced, yes, but once it was synced, I pressed the “music note” button for me only to the radio. I needed the famous “Source” button so I could activate my Droid through the sound system, but either it does not exist or they have named it something you have to look up to find – pressing each button did not work. I do not use Apple Car Play or Android Auto because I do not want their apps on my phone – there are enough apps there.
I am now sitting in a café at 11 pm and writing to you with page 154 in the user manual open in front of me and I do not see where “Källan” is – or what someone now thought would be a completely different name to call It. I would love it if a GM representative tricked me by emailing me and telling me that it’s something obvious that I’m stupidly overlooking. But by that time, the vehicle will be gone.
Other than that, it’s a sweet journey. Check out everything you need to know here.