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2011 GMC Yukon Review

The 2011 GMC Yukon has three rows of comfortable seats and can tow heavy loads, but it also handles well. As a result, reviewers said the Yukon is a good choice for shoppers who want an affordable large SUV.

Pros & Cons

  • Spacious interior
  • Good handling
  • Third-row seats don’t fold flat into the floor

8.9

Overall

Scorecard

Critics' Rating: 8.9
Performance: 8.2
Interior: 8.1
Total Cost of Ownership: 8.5
Safety:
This model has never been fully tested for safety. Its overall score is being calculated without safety.
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Reliability:
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2011 GMC Yukon Overview

When it was new, reviewers praised the 2011 GMC Yukon’s comfortable interior, but they also liked that the Yukon drives like a smaller SUV. With good crash test scores and seating for up to nine with the available front bench seat, the Yukon is a good choice for large families. The Yukon also has good fuel economy ratings for the class.

While the 2011 Yukon has a lot going for it, reviewers saw some room for improvement. Competitors like the 2011 Ford Expedition offer a third-row seat that folds flat into the floor, but on the Yukon, you’ll have to remove it to expand cargo space. However, once it’s out, the Yukon has ample cargo space. If you need even more room for cargo, you might want to step up to the slightly larger Yukon XL, which offers comparable interior space with the 2011 Chevrolet Suburban.

Both Yukon models are powered by a 5.3-liter V8 with either rear- or four-wheel drive. Regardless of which model you choose, the Yukon gets 15/21 mpg city/highway. The Yukon can tow up to 8,500 pounds, while a heavy-duty Yukon XL can tow up to 9,600 pounds. A more powerful and luxurious Denali trim is available on both the 2011 Yukon and Yukon XL.

Reviewers liked the Yukon’s good interior quality when it was new. Standard equipment includes power windows, door locks and mirrors, Bluetooth, USB connectivity and tri-zone climate control. Available features included power-folding middle-row seats, rear parking sensors, a rearview camera, navigation and a power liftgate. The 2011 Yukon didn’t change much since its 2007 redesign, so you might be able to save some money by shopping for an older model.

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Other Cars to Consider

If you’re shopping for a Yukon, you might also want to consider the 2011 Toyota Sequoia. Reviewers said it was one of the best 2011 large SUVs on the market when it was new, offering comfortable seating for up to eight. Reviewers also appreciated the Sequoia’s performance with its larger available V8. However, the Yukon offers better fuel economy.

If you’re shopping for the 2011 Yukon, you should also consider its corporate cousin, the 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe. Since they’re based on the same platform, the Tahoe will give you many of the Yukon’s favorable traits, such as its good fuel economy, interior quality and solid performance.

Compare the Yukon to the Sequoia and Tahoe »

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