Are you looking for a comfortable full-size SUV with off-road capacity? Then you will be pleased with the latest GMC Yukon, which promotes the model’s reputation as a spacious and comfortable ride that can easily tackle all terrains. Of course, you need more than just the bass line to unlock GMC Yukon’s full potential. You will want the more expensive AT4, but with the Yukon’s different trim lines and options, you’ll probably want an idea of how much you’ll have to pay first.
First a look at the base GMC Yukon
On its own, the Yukon is a reasonably capable vehicle. From $ 52,100, this GMC-SUV looks like it could handle everything from the outside. SLE’s prominent grille, LED headlights and massive size, which sit on standard 18-inch wheels, will make other drivers change lanes to get out of the way.
Its driveline is as impressive as the vehicle looks, with a 5.3-liter V8 engine along with a 10-speed automatic transmission. This combination will generate 355 hp and 383-lb of torque and get you to 60 mph in 7.2 seconds. Of course, the SLE is a bit of a gas guzzler, with 21 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway. Few SUVs are fuel efficient, especially with an eight-seater like this.
SLE is positively cavernous inside, with plenty of legroom and ceiling height for everyone. The bass trim also has many desirable amenities, such as keyless entry, push-button start, a 10.2-inch touch screen and more. You can also add an optional bench in the front row to accommodate nine if needed.
But if you’re looking for some off-road action, the AT4 trim is where GMC’s Yukon shines. But for the basic AT4, you will spend at least $ 66,600.
What AT4 brings to the table
Instead of SLE’s standard RWD, the AT4 comes with 4WD, off-road tires, front towbars and undercarriage slip plates. There is also an improved suspension to improve handling and a control function for hill and mountain drivers.
And inside, the SLE’s functions are complemented by a heated steering wheel, electrically foldable front row and heated outboard seats in the second row. Advanced safety features include front-end collision mitigation and lane departure warning, although an optional Pro Safety Package Plus adds blind-spot monitoring and rear-crossing warnings.
For those looking for greater power, traction or both, you can upgrade the AT4’s engine. If you’re willing to pay $ 70,785, you can equip your AT4 with a 6.2-liter V8 engine that delivers 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque.
But the 6.2-liter V8 is not the only AT4-specific upgrade available. GMC has a lot of options and packages that can further improve the capacity of your new Yukon.
AT4’s optional packages and accessories
If security technology is a priority, you can add the technology package to your AT4 for $ 1,150. This option includes both a surround camera system and a head-up display. For $ 465, you can also purchase the Max Trailering Package, which consists of a trailer brake controller, a two-speed active gearbox and a powerful cooling system.
You can also improve your AT4’s off-road capacity with the AT4 Premium package. For $ 5,890, you get rear-wheel drive alarms, electrically retractable auxiliary steps with LED perimeter lighting, a media system in the rear seat and everything in the technology package. For $ 1,795, you can get the Premium Capability Package with Active Response 4WD, which includes air suspension that can lower or raise your vehicle as needed, and an electronic differential with limited slip that can send torque to the most needed wheel.
Or, for $ 7,650, you can buy the AT4 Premium Plus package. GMC will provide your Yukon with air suspension that can lower or raise your vehicle as needed. You also get an electronic differential with limited slip that can send torque to the wheel that is needed most and all in the Premium Capability Package and Max Trailering Package.
Premium exterior colors like Onyx Black and Midnight Blue Metallic are available for $ 495. You can also add 20-inch wheels for $ 2,995, power-release second-row bucket seats for $ 370 and roof racks for $ 495.
All in all, if you’re looking for an AT4 with a swept engine, larger wheels, premium paint and all the AT4 capabilities that GMC offers, you’ll look for just under $ 82,000. But if you’re looking for a reliable, comfortable and capable SUV is the money well spent.
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