GMC Yukon Car Insurance Review
A GMC Yukon would probably cost around $1,500 a year to insure, on the average. Of course, individual insurance rates could be quite a bit higher or lower than that, based on a few different things. Newer vehicles cost more to replace, and thus cost more to insure. Different states also have different levels of insurance cost due to various risk factors. Which insurance company you choose will also have a major effect on how much you pay.
The biggest factor affecting the cost of your car insurance is you. Your age, driving history, and marital status are all things that will have an impact on your insurance premium. Your relationship with the insurance company is important, too. You will get a better rate if you’ve been with them a long time or have multiple policies with them.
Is the GMC Yukon truly a sport utility vehicle?
The GMC Yukon can be a sport utility vehicle. The Yukon can function effectively as a sporty off road vehicle, with available four-wheel drive, body on frame construction, and an optional off-road suspension package. The vehicle also has an available 320-horsepower V-8 which would supply plenty of power for off-roading.
For the utility part of sport utility, the GMC Yukon also has a lot of towing and hauling capability. It has an optional heavy-duty trailer package and integrated trailer brake controller. It comes standard with trailer equipment and a special tow and haul mode selector.
What luxury features are available on the GMC Yukon?
The GMC Yukon has many luxury features, both standard and available as options. It comes standard with a Bose premium nine-speaker sound system, including a CD player, MP3 player, and Sirius XM Satellite radio for a luxury sound experience. Most models also come standard with tri-zone climate control, so the driver, front passenger and other passengers each have their own zone of heating and air conditioning set to their liking.
There is a lot of little luxury touches that are standard on the GMC Yukon, such as the leather wrapped steering wheel, programmable door locks and power adjustable driver’s seat. Beyond that, there are plenty of optional luxury touches as well. These options are available on some models of GMC Yukon and include heated seats, heated steering wheel, remote starter, power adjustable pedals, navigation system, universal home remote and more.
What kind of warranty is available for a GMC Yukon?
One never expects to have trouble with a new vehicle, but it can definitely happen, so it’s a good idea to be familiar with the warranty information. In the case of a GMC Yukon, it offers the basic three-year, 36,000-mile warranty in terms of bumper-to-bumper coverage. There is a five-year, 50,000-mile limited warranty on the powertrain or drivetrain.
An interesting extra warranty feature for the GMC Yukon is that there is five-years or 100,000-miles of roadside assistance included in the warranty package. There is also a six-year, 100,000-mile rust through warranty in case a spot on the vehicle rusts completely through.
What is the difference between a GMC Yukon and a Chevy Tahoe?
While the GMC Yukon and the Chevy Tahoe are very similar, built on the same platform, in fact, there are still differences. Originally, GMC was considered GM’s industrial line, while Chevy was the consumer line. You might have seen Chevy release a vehicle with a number of options and then GMC would release a stripped-down model just for industrial use. Nowadays, the difference is not so pronounced.
The Yukon is built just a little bit tougher than its more consumer-targeted rival is. It has coil springs on the front suspension and multi-link rear suspension. As such, it is also a bit more expensive, usually about $1,000 more.
The Yukon has a few other luxury features available that the Tahoe does not, like the three-zone climate control, entertainment package and premium sound system. The Tahoe, however, can seat one extra person.
Other than those differences, the two vehicles are essentially the same. They have the same drivetrain, the same dimensions and even get the same gas mileage.
How has the GMC Yukon fared in reviews?
According to Edmunds.com, the Yukon has impressive comfort and utility, but the large size of the vehicle adversely affects its gas mileage, acceleration, handling and braking. They expressed concern about the difficulty in removing the third row seat for storage. They were, however, impressed with its towing and hauling capability.
Independent reviewers at The Car Connection disagreed with Edmunds about the acceleration, citing it as a positive, along with the towing capacity and luxurious interior. They did express concerns about the gas mileage and the removal of the extra seating, though. The average rating on The Car Connection was 7.6 out of 10.