Among the new-bred vehicle models that are flooding the market, the 2019 GMC Yukon might appear quite like an old-school SUV, but to their surprise, it has all the latest tech features installed within that can leave behind many youngsters in the same segment of crossovers. Ask any experts of the Poway GMC dealer, they will proudly announce that when it comes about the capability even the new-school buyers had changed their mind at the last moment of purchase.

Refreshment for 2019

For the year 2019, GMC has refreshed the Yukon lineup by adding a Standard Edition Value Package to attract the budget-conscious buyer segment. For the extravagant sector of buyers who are never satisfied with the bare minimum, there are the Graphite and Graphite Performance Edition packages starting with the SLT trim. This new year refreshment also looks good with three metallic colors newly added to the existing palette which they call as the Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.

Engine Choices

The 2019 GMC Yukon is powered by a couple of V-8 engines, coming in two capacities. One is the 5.3-liter V8 that successfully makes a 355 of horsepower and the other one is the mighty 6.2-liter one that raises the horsepower to a whopping 420 count. To send the power to either the rear or the front wheels you get a 6-speed automatic transmission with the 5.3-liter V-8 engine and a 10-speed automatic transmission with the 6.2-liter option. GMC has given the Yukon the advantage of a beefy ladder and a sturdy rear axle that makes the Yukon as capable to tow weight of 8,500 pounds.

Cabin Comfort

Inside the cabin of the 2019 Yukon, you will first notice a car-like dashboard and a bench seat at the front, but that is only for the economy models. Otherwise, the 2019 Yukon invites you with front two bucket seats while the rear passengers get a comfortable and supportive seat to withstand the harshness of the journey. The third row is kept elastic to be folded flat when required, to expand the cargo space that is even otherwise enough to carry the luggage of all the occupants. All the trim models of the 2019 GMC Yukon are however equipped with a large number of aptly installed features in every front to make the rides equally enjoyable for both the driver and the passengers.

The infotainment system is studded with a massive 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system that is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto coming as standard, while a built-in navigation system is offered as an extra convenience feature along with the subscription to the in-car 4G LTE and Wi-Fi connections.

Safety Concerns

At the Poway GMC dealership, we were shown that most of the 2019 GMC Yukon models are much safer than their rivals, as there are plenty of latest safety features installed in them, that too as standard. The list includes anti-lock brakes, front-center airbag, stability control, to name a few. On the SLT and Denali models, you get automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warnings, blind-spot monitors, and front parking sensors as optional features.