2015 GMC Yukon XL SLE 4x2

2015 GMC Yukon XL 1500 XL 1500 SLE 4x2
  • MSRP$50,440 Invoice$46,909
    • 16 City
    • 23 Hwy
  • Seating9
  • Cargo3,429 L (121 cu.ft.)
  • Towing3,765kg (8,300lbs)

Estimated Monthly Payment

Term 24 mo 36 mo 48 mo 60 mo 72 mo 84 mo
Payment $2,213 $1,512 $1,162 $952 $812 $713

2015 GMC Yukon Buyer's Guide

The GMC Yukon XL is one of the last traditional body-on-frame SUVs. The model was just redesigned this year, and while the exterior is fairly similar to old models (with a modern twist), the interior is lightyears ahead of previous generations. The XL versions are a bit more than 20 inches longer than normal versions, which directly translates to more interior room (an extra 26.4 cubic feet of space, to be exact), especially for third row passengers. The ride is quite firm, especially on Denali versions with their magnetic ride control. Speaking of the Denali version, the 6.2 liter V8 engine and 8-speed automatic make the Yukon XL surprisingly quick, and fuel economy is relatively decent considering the SUV’s size and capabilities.

What's the difference between trims?

2015 GMC Yukon Denali
  • 20-inch wheels
  • Upgraded leather upholstery
  • Unique exterior styling
  • Magnetically-adaptive suspension system
2015 GMC Yukon SLE
  • 18-inch wheels
  • Tri-zone automatic climate control
  • Satellite radio
  • IntelliLink infotainment interface
2015 GMC Yukon SLT
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Safety Alert Seat
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Power-folding third row seat

What makes it move?

Regular GMC Yukon XLs are powered by an aluminum block 5.3 liter EcoTec3 V8. The old-school overhead valve engine is equipped with some new-school technology like Active Fuel Management, direct injection, and variable valve timing that helps it produce 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. This engine is paired with a 6-speed automatic that sends power to the rear-wheels, or optionally to all 4 wheels.


Denali versions of the Yukon XL receive a 6.2 liter EcoTec3 V8 that pumps out 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. The engine has the same Active Fuel Management, direct injection, and variable valve timing as the 5.3 liter engine, but is mated to a very good 8-speed automatic transmission, also with the option of rear-wheel or four-wheel drive.

Why buy the 2015 GMC Yukon?

If you need to carry nine people and their luggage, or need to tow significantly more than you could with a minivan, the Yukon XL is one of your best choices. Towing capacity for 2WD models powered by the 5.3 liter engine is an impressive 8,300 lbs, thanks to its truck-like design. 4WD models are available with either a 1- or 2-speed Autotrac transfer case, though the SUV is so large that serious off-roading is probably out of the question. The 2-speed transfer case also has a neutral position, just in case you want to tow the Yukon XL behind another vehicle (though with its curb weight of over 5,500 lbs, your tow vehicle will have its work cut out for it). Available active safety features include Front and Rear Park Assist, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, a Rear Vision Camera, a Safety Alert Seat, and Side Blind Zone Alert with Lane Change Alert. OnStar with 4G LTE and Automatic Crash Response is standard.

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