The purpose of manufacturing crossover SUV was to round up all the transportation needs in one go. GMC is one of the most trusted and reputed automakers through decades aimed to make such an SUV that will serve the business, casual and blue-collar transportation needs, under a single roof. It is the Yukon model series that has stepped into its 2020 year edition with some most desired changes.

GMC presents the 2020 Yukon with a truck-like capability while smoothing it down with a level of a luxury car-like comfort. At one of our nearby Forest City GMC dealer showrooms, we get to see a decent crowd around the 2020 GMC Yukon every day, proving the fact that there are some special attributes about this model that keep attracting people around. We were curious to find and list them down.

Overall Package

The 2020 GMC Yukon cross breeds truck-like performance of an SUV versatility with some more number of feature options that we find in some luxury sedans. The year 2020 begets the Yukon lineup the addition of a new color, Carbon Black Metallic to the existing numbers, and a slightly more upmarket look. At the range-topping Denali trim, things fringe around near-luxury appointments where the cabin space is trimmed with the combination of fine leather and wood-effects. However, the rest is only a continuation of its previous generation.

Power Components

The 2020 GMC Yukon is built on a ladder frame that is comprised of a solid rear axle. In other words, the 2020 GMC Yukon is basically a truck if you look underneath, with a powertrain that has trucklike components and driving dynamics. Buyers get the option to choose from either a 5.3-liter V-8 engine and a 6-speed automatic transmission that together can make 355-horsepower or a 6.2-liter V-8 one that pushes up the horsepower to 420 after mating to an a10-speed automatic gearbox. With the larger engine under the hood, the 2020 GMC Yukon can achieve a maximum towing capacity of 8,500 pounds which is undoubtedly impressive. As far as the drivetrain is concerned GMC makes four-wheel drive as an optional choice. With all these power options GMC prepares the 2020 Yukon models far more capable than most of the crossovers of its class both in hauling people with a maximum load of 5,500 pounds or treading off-road.

Even though the V-8 engine used for the 2020 GMC Yukon models isn’t considered as any fuel-sipper, but because of its one cylinder deactivation feature, the powertrain receives a help to improve its fuel economy slightly better, bringing up the mileage in most of its models to 18 mpg from a combined trip of both city and highway speeds when driven with front wheels, while driving with all four wheels will bring down the mileage to 17 mpg as per the EPA rating.

Standards of Safety

The GMC dealer Forest City staff members advertised the 2020 GMC Yukon to be a safer crossover to drive around, its SLT and Denali models offer advanced features like adaptive cruise control and automatic emergency braking as optional, but the Yukon loves surely expects their favorite car to make these safety features standardized across the entire lineup as soon as it is possible.