With its bold styling, premium materials and inspiring capability, the 2016 GMC Yukon XL creates a new standard in full-size utility. Its spacious interior offers three rows of seating that can accommodate up to nine passengers—and all their cargo—with ease.


The 2016 Yukon XL expertly blends craftsmanship and functionality into one undeniably comfortable and refined interior. The proof is in the details, including


  •  Authentic aluminum trim
  • Contrast stitching on console and doors
  • Power-tilt and telescoping steering wheel (manual-tilt steering wheel on SLE models)
  • Tri-Zone Automatic Climate Control for maximum passenger comfort
  • Available power-adjustable pedals
  • Optional heated steering wheel


The unparalleled driving experience of the Yukon XL stems from its strikingly quiet cabin. GMC engineers concentrated on every aspect of the vehicle, with innovations that include:


  • Inlaid doors and redesigned mirrors for reduced wind noise and improved aerodynamics
  • Acoustic-laminated windshield and front-door windows
  • Triple-sealed doors
  • Valved exhaust system that drastically reduces interior noise and vibration
  • Textile liners in front- and rear-wheel houses



Yukon XL delivers on your need for unparalleled comfort, as well as the flexibility to accommodate passengers, cargo or both. Features include:



  • More cargo capacity than the Toyota Sequoia or Nissan Armada
  • Third-row fold-flat bench seats with an available power-folding option
  • Available front bench seat (SLE only) and second-row bucket-seat options (SLT only)
  • Available second-row power-release fold-and-tumble seats
  • Lit storage behind the articulating, 8-inch-diagonal Color Touch Radio screen
  • A center console large enough for hanging folders or a laptop
  • Available heated-and-cooled driver and front-passenger seats
  • Cargo management system located behind the third-row seats


From its confident, aerodynamic proportions to its premium accents and refined finish, the 2016 Yukon XL has been designed to make a powerful and lasting impression. And because it’s a GMC, Yukon XL lives up to its looks with superior capability, comfort and towing capacity.

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The 2016 Yukon XL exterior exudes style and confidence from first impression to lasting glance, with highlights that include:

  • Bold, refined exterior design
  • Detailed GMC-specific grille and chrome grille surround
  • Projector-beam headlamps
  • Full-LED turn signals and daytime running lamps featuring GMC’s graphic light signature
  • 18-inch aluminum wheels are standard and 20-inch aluminum wheels are available
  • Available 22-inch chrome wheels
  • Fog lamps with chrome surround
  • Innovative hidden rear-wiper system for reduced wind drag


The keyless entry system available on the Yukon XL allows you to access all four doors when it senses your key fob approaching and start the vehicle with the push of a button. If your hands are full, a kick of a foot will open the rear liftgate. When you exit, the vehicle automatically locks within several seconds of the last door being closed.


Yukon XL’s available power programmable hands-free rear liftgate allows you to adjust gate height at the touch of a button and open with the kick of a foot. Inside or outside the vehicle, your key fob opens the gate for easy access. The rear liftglass can be opened separately, so you can load cargo without having to raise the full liftgate.


GMC technology innovations are engineered to let you stay conveniently connected and in control—yet another way in which the 2016 Yukon XL sets the new standard for large SUVs.

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Yukon XL’s newly enhanced IntelliLink3 infotainment system enables you to seamlessly experience your media like never before. Or you can choose IntelliLink with Navigation4 to add to your vehicle—getting anywhere becomes more enjoyable. Features include:


  • 8-inch-diagonal Color Touch Radio screen with smartphone-inspired interface
  • Natural-language voice recognition
  • MyMedia functionality that can connect media libraries from you and your passengers’ devices
  • Smartphone integration for hands-free calling and phone book access5
  • Customizable “Favorites” allow you to save albums, songs, artists, destinations and contacts
  • Bluetooth®6 with phone and audio streaming capability
  • Multiple USB5 ports and 3.5mm auxiliary jack
  • Text-message alerts
  • Siri®7 Eyes Free voice pass through



In addition to IntelliLink,Yukon XL is equipped with a premium audio system and multiple infotainment options to keep all your occupants entertained.


  • Premium Bose® Surround Sound System
  • Available rear-seat Blu-Ray entertainment system with dual 9-inch-diagonal screens
  • SiriusXM8 Satellite Radio with standard three-month trial


New for 2016 is Apple CarPlay.™9 It’s the smarter way to use your iPhone®. Now many of the functions you use your phone for—entertainment, communication and directions—appear on Yukon XL’s 8-inch color touch screen display.


Available OnStar offers 4G LTE built-in Wi-Fi®-hotspot so you stay connected to the internet and your favorite apps anywhere you go.10 It’s available and ready to connect to your devices on the go, giving you an integrated and customizable in-vehicle experience.



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Yukon XL’s user-friendly instrument cluster allows for unprecedented control of what information can be displayed, including:


  • A 4.2-inch-diagonal, full-color Driver Information Center
  • Convenient access to audio, phone and available navigation functions
  •  All functions are controlled via the steering wheel and are integrated with the 8-inch-diagonal Color Touch Radio screen display located in the center stack



The Yukon XL features technologies purposefully engineered with your comfort and well-being in mind. Because to be Professional Grade, technology should first and foremost be useful. Standard and optional features include:

  • Keyless entry and push-button start (standard on SLT)
  • Standard Rear Vision Camera System
  • 110V three-prong household style outlet
  • Available Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Rainsense™ front wipers that automatically respond to varying precipitation
  • Available hands-free power liftgate feature
  • A convex conversation mirror to let you see all of your passengers
  • Ambient air venting provides enhanced comfort for driver and front passenger
  • Wireless charging11 is located on the storage tray on top of the center console, standard on SLT. Visit to check mobile device compatibility.
  • Visit the GMC Owner Center or GMC Life to learn more about wireless charging


To help prepare you for the unexpected, Yukon XL offers a full suite of Driver Alert and active safety technologies that rely on a sophisticated network of cameras, radar and ultrasonic sensors. For added peace of mind, Yukon features air bags12 from the front to third rows, plus GM-exclusive StabiliTrak® technology to help you maintain control.

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The Yukon XL SLT pairs intelligent technology with driver-centric engineering to help keep you safer on the road. Safety features on the SLT include: 


  • Forward Collision Alert
  • Front and Rear Park Assist
  • Side Blind Zone Alert with Lane Change Alert13
  • Lane Keep Assist13
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert
  • Intellibeam Headlamps
  • Available Adaptive Cruise Control


When one of Yukon XL’s Driver Alert technologies (for example, Lane Keep Assist13) triggers an alert, the available Safety Alert Seat vibrates on the left or right bolster, depending on the direction of the potential hazard.


The 2016 Yukon XL is available with an advanced vehicle security system that includes:


  • Glass-breakage sensors located in the two rear quarter-panel windows and the liftgate
  • Ultrasonic motion detectors located in the overhead console
  • An inclination sensor located in the overhead console that trips an alarm before a tire leaves the ground, helping to prevent the vehicle from being illegally towed
  • An alarm that activates only when it is fully armed using the vehicle’s remote key fob lock button or the power lock switch
  • A high-pitched siren that sounds completely different from the vehicle horn
  • Liftgate Shield


In the event of a collision, the Yukon XL protects you with features engineered to help keep you safe. These include:


  • The industry’s first front center air bag14 to protect driver and front passenger
  • Dual-stage frontal air bags12
  • Seat-mounted side impact air bags12
  • Head curtain side impact air bags12
  • Reinforced steel safety cage


Yukon XL’s brake rotors utilize GM-exclusive DURALIFE™ corrosion protection. The patented process relies on ferritic nitro-carburizing (FNC) to harden rotor surfaces for a dramatic reduction in rust and corrosion. The results are less steering shudder when applying the brakes and a rotor lifespan of up to twice that of conventional brake rotors.


  • Standard 6-month trial to OnStar®15
  • Service includes Automatic Crash Response, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Roadside Assistance, AtYourService, a link to emergency services, and Remote Door Unlock.
  • The OnStar Basic Plan, which is available for five years from vehicle delivery date, includes OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Dealer Maintenance Notification and access to RemoteLink® Key Fob Services.16


Your safety is very important to us. If you want to determine whether or not there is a recall on your current vehicle or on a vehicle you are considering, visit or call (888) 327-4236.


The 2016 Yukon XL delivers the performance you demand to go where you want and trailer what you want with control and confidence, thanks to an EcoTec3 V-8 engine combining innovative new technologies with more than 50 years of GM small-block experience.

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Yukon’s EcoTec3 V-8 engine is optimized to deliver horsepower, torque and fuel economy2. Features include:


  • An impressive 355 hp and 383 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Fuel economy of 16 city/23 highway mpg2
  • Advanced Direct Injection for quieter operation and improved efficiency
  • Active Fuel Management™ technology that activates or deactivates four of Yukon’s eight cylinders based on load and power demand
  • Variable Valve Timing that adjusts to different engine RPMs and driving conditions to maximize performance


When the Yukon XL is on an incline and in danger of rolling backward, Hill Start Assist technology detects and prevents it by holding the brakes for about two seconds until the gas pedal is pressed, preventing rollback. This feature is particularly effective when towing, giving the driver time to switch from the brake pedal to the gas pedal without rolling.


The 2016 Yukon XL has been engineered to deliver its most refined, solid and smoothest drive yet. The result is more secure handling, improved responsiveness and a quiet cabin. Features include:


  • Hydraulic engine mounts for improved isolation and damping
  • Electric power steering for greater fuel efficiency and handling
  • Tires developed for handling, ride quality, fuel economy2 and stopping power
  • Shear-style body mounts that reduce body shake and provide a more
    settled ride


Standard on the 2016 Yukon XL, GMC Pro Grade Protection has you truly protected with features and services including:


• Two maintenance visits17

• 3-year/36,000-mile Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty18

• 5-year/60,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty18

• 5-year/60,000-mile Roadside Assistance & Courtesy Transportation18

• 6-month trial of OnStar15

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