2022 GMC Yukon Preview: Denali, AT4, Diesel, Interior, SLT

2022 GMC Yukon AT4

The new generation of GMC’s full-size SUV has just arrived. It brings improvements in various aspects, so it’ hard to believe that the 2022 GMC Yukon, which will represent the second production year, could bring more significant changes. Most likely, this will be a typical carryover model, though there is always a chance to see smaller updates in terms of new color options, new additions to the list of standard equipment and more.

You may count on the same vehicle that debuted last year. The new generation of this large SUV has brought improvements in various aspects, starting from more passenger space, better ride quality and a nicer interior. Of course, there are many more improvements, including the fact that the new generation is far more spacious in terms of the cargo area, while the amount of tech features is quite impressive. Let’s not forget the options diesel engine, which is a quite exclusive thing on the market of full-size SUVs.

As we don’t expect more significant changes for the next year, we presume that the launch date will be scheduled for the last quarter of the year.

2022 GMC Yukon Denali

2022 GMC Yukon Redesign

In terms of base design characteristics, things definitely won’t change. The recent makeover has brought lots of novelties. Just like Tahoe, the new Yukon rides on GM’s new T1 platform, which makes this SUV lighter, better to drive and more comfortable.

Styling-wise, the new look takes a lot of inspiration Sierra and we think this is by far the best-looking Yukon so far. It is also one of the most appealing full-size SUVs in general, especially if you pick versions with exclusive details, such as the luxurious Denali or the off-road-oriented AT4 trim.

As we already mentioned, the best 2022 GMC Yukon could bring is a couple of new color options.


The recent overhaul has brought big novelties on the inside as well, so the 2022 GMC Yukon should carry on in the same way. Interestingly, GMC offered two dashboard designs for this SUV. The most obvious difference is the touchscreen layout. In standard models, you get a tablet-like unit, while the Denali offers a screen that is integrated into the dash. Both look very good and you’ll definitely be satisfied with the overall quality.

2022 GMC Yukon Interior

Still, the most impressive thing about this SUV is the amount of space. The third-row legroom is far more generous compared to the previous generation, as you may count on about 35 inches. The first and second rows are good for 44.5 and 42 inches in legroom, respectively. The cargo area has brought the biggest improvement over the previous generation. You may count on 25.5 cubic feet of space behind the third-row seats. That expands to 72.6 cubic feet with the third-row seats folded down and 122.9 cubic feet of the total cargo capacity, which is more compared to the previous-generation Yukon XL and more importantly, that the long-wheelbase Ford Expedition MAX.

Of course, the XL version is also in the offer, with the stretched wheelbase. If offers the same amount of legroom for passengers, but the cargo volume goes all-away up to 41.5 cubic feet of space behind the third row, 93.8 cubes with the third row folded, and 144.7 cubic feet with the second and third rows folded. Except for the Suburban, no other SUV offers such numbers.


This aspect of the 2022 GMC Yukon could bring a couple of novelties but we are pretty sure that most of the things are about to remain the same. Therefore, the list of standard equipment will definitely include things like tri-zone climate control, a 10.2-inch touch screen, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, six speakers, satellite radio, HD Radio, a Wi-Fi hot spot, six USB ports, and Bluetooth.

The list of optional tech features currently includes goodies navigation and a rear-seat entertainment system, while you can also get a panoramic sunroof and power-sliding center console.

2022 GMC Yukon AT4

2022 GMC Yukon Engines

Once again, there are no changes to come. The 2022 GMC Yukon will carry on with three familiar engines in the offer, starting with a 5.3-liter V8, which puts out around 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. For more ambitious drivers, there is a 6.2-liter V8, which is good for about 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.

Finally, you can get a version with a 3.0-liter V6, which is good for 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. All three engines come with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

2022 GMC Yukon Release Date and Price

The 2022 GMC Yukon won’t get many chances, so we expect to see it sometime in the last quarter of the year. Base models will cost around 52.000 dollars, while the key competitors are models like Ford Expedition, Toyota Sequoia, Nissan Armada etc.

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