Known for their tremendous ability to haul people and their things, insane off-road skills, and outstanding towing capacity, full-size SUVs are best described as heavy beasts.
For the new Model year, a new ultra-luxurious Denali Ultimate trim joins Yukon’s lineup, while the Wagoneer gets an extended wheelbase version that pairs exclusively with a twin-turbo straight-six engine.
Engine And Transmission
The latest Yukon is available with one of three capable engines. The base engine is a 5.3-liter naturally-aspirated V8 that puts out 355 horsepower and 383 lb-ft of torque. A 420-hp 6.2-liter V8 making is optional just as a torque-rich 3.0-liter straight-six turbo-diesel engine with up to 460 lb-ft of torque. All engines hook up with a 10-speed automatic transmission and either rear- or all-wheel drive. Motivating the base Jeep Wagoneer is a 5.7-liter naturally-aspirated V8 that churns out 392 horsepower and 404 lb-ft of torque. The rest of the SUV’s lineup employs a punchier 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline-six engine making 420 hp and 486 lb-ft of torque. Both engines pair with an eight-speed automatic transmission and rear- or four-wheel drive. Asides from having the most powerful engine option, Jeep’s Wagoneer also has a higher max towing capacity of 10,000 lbs, while the Yukon is rated at 8,400 lbs.
Thanks to its available diesel engine, the Yukon boasts a higher EPA rating of 21 mpg city and 27 mpg highway. However, the Wagoner’s inline-six, rated 17 mpg city and 24 mpg highway, outperforms the Yukon’s V8 options.
The GMC Yukon boasts tons of interior space and a top-tier Denali trims that scream luxury. Numerous high-tech entertainment, comfort, and convenience features are standard. However, shopper’s seeking heightened GMC luxury should look towards the higher models with a distinctive interior design featuring hand-stitched leather upholstery and a wood-trimmed dashboard. An 18-speaker Bose sound system is standard on the top-spec Denali ultimate trim.
The Jeep Wagoneer’s interior is capacious enough to host a town hall meeting. The layout is impressive, and high-quality materials are used throughout. There’s a slew of luxurious standard features such as leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, a nine-speaker Alpine audio system, a 10.1-inch touchscreen, etc. Optional features include a 19-speaker McIntosh audio system.
Safety And Driver Assistance
As expected, both SUVs inherit a myriad of high-end safety and driver assistance features, including;
- Lane keep assist with lane departure warning
- Enhanced automatic emergency braking
- Forward collision alert
- Active lane-management system
- Adaptive cruise control with stop and go
- Blind-spot and rear cross-path detection
- Front and rear park-assist, etc.
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