In the world of full-size SUVs, the Yukon stands out for its impressive amount of interior space, along with rugged styling and modern interior. The current generation has been introduced less than two years ago and it feels pretty fresh in all aspects. Therefore, the 2023 GMC Yukon, which will represent the third production year of the generation, will probably come without more important changes. We are about to see a familiar design, though minor updates are always possible, especially in terms of additions to the list of standard equipment.
So, you may count on an SUV that has so many great things to offer. First of all, we like the super-spacious cabin, which offers plenty of passenger and cargo room. Furthermore, the Yukon offers a comfortable ride, capable engines etc.
Considering that there are no bigger changes to come, we presume that the 2023 GMC Yukon will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of the year.
2023 GMC Yukon Design
This aspect of the SUV definitely won’t change. We are about to see a familiar layout, based on the new T1 platform. The Yukon features modern chassis, which includes an independent rear suspension, which makes the SUV more comfortable and easier to drive. Compared to the previous generation, the new Yukon is also notably lighter, which has a nice impact on fuel economy.
Styling-wise, we don’t expect to see any particular changes. The 2023 GMC Yukon will continue with a familiar stying, based on the GMC Sierra, which is rugged and pretty aggressive. The best we could see for the next year are new color options. Of course, the Denali trim will continue with several unique details, starting from the grille, wheels and other goodies.
Also, there is the AT4 model, which comes standard with goodies like four-wheel drive, skid plates, hill descent control, two-speed transfer case etc. Also, there is a fair amount of exclusive styling details.
Once again, expect no bigger changes. The 2023 GMC Yukon interior will look pretty much the same as for the 2022 model year, which means that you may count on good build quality and very nice materials. Once again, the Denali trim will come with a different dashboard, which comes with an integrated infotainment screen and generally looks more upscale.
Besides good build quality, the Yukon offers a high level of comfort. It comes with three rows of seat ad all of them accommodate adults pretty easily. The front seats are massive and supportive, while the driving position is high and ensures excellent visibility.
The cargo area is definitely one of the strongest points of this SUV. You may count on about 25.5 cubic feet of space behind the third row, 72.6 cubic feet behind the second row, and 122.9 of the total cargo volume. If that’s not enough, the long-wheelbase Yukon XL offers 41.5 cubic feet behind the third row, 93.8 behind the second and 144.7 cubic feet of the total cargo volume.
We presume that the 2023 Yukon could come with a couple of novelties, just like the 2022 model came standard with a 12-inch digital instrument cluster. However, we believe that most of the things are about to remain the same. Therefore, base models should come standard with goodies like a 12-inch digital instrument cluster, a 10.2-inch touch screen, Bluetooth, six USB ports, a Wi-Fi hot spot, a six-speaker stereo, satellite radio, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, push-button start, remote start, keyless entry, and tri-zone automatic climate control.
The list of optional features should include things like a panoramic sunroof, a dual-screen rear-seat entertainment system, navigation, and a Bose stereo with nine or 14 speakers.
2023 GMC Yukon Engines
Things under the hood definitely won’t change. The 2023 GMC Yukon will continue with three familiar engine options on the offer, starting from a 5.3-liter V8, which puts out around 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. For those who look for something peppier, there is a 6.2-liter V8 on the offer, with a max output of 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
Finally, there is a diesel version, equipped with a 3.0-liter inline-six. It puts out 277 horsepower and a pretty impressive 460 pound-feet of torque. It’s a quite capable engine but above all, it is a pretty efficient engine that returns around 21 mpg in the city and 27 mpg on the highway.
When properly equipped, the GMC Yukon can tow up to 8.400 pounds.
2023 GMC Yukon Release Date and Price
The 2023 GMC Yukon won’t feature bigger changes and therefore, we presume it will arrive sometime in the last quarter of the year. We don’t expect bigger changes in price either, so base models should go around 53.000 dollars. Key competitors are models like Ford Expedition, Chevy Tahoe, Toyota Sequoia etc.