The forthcoming 2023 GMC Yukon will definitively gain a plethora of upgrades and enhancements to keep up with other models in the class. So, if you’re looking for this type of SUV, look no further. This SUV is hard to beat, especially if you choose the long-wheelbase Yukon XL. The new edition will be reportedly better, and we should expect a more roomy cabin with three rows of seats, multiple engine options, and some advanced technology.
Like before, the GMC Yukon is closely related to the Chevy Tahoe and Suburban SUVs. Its lineup can be had with either a 5.3 liter or much potent 6.2-liter gasoline-powered V8 unit. Also, the manufacturer still offers a turbo-diesel 3.0-liter inline-six as optional.
2023 GMC Yukon Facelift
For 2023, the GMC Yukon will receive some modifications to stay competitive in its class. As you may know, this SUV is one of the most rugged in the market, especially the long-wheelbase XL variant. All Yukons have roof rails and exterior lighting that includes standard LED fog lights. On the other hand, models like AT4 and Denali offer optional power-retractable versions with perimeter lighting.
The AT4 is the most favorite variant that comes with the front fascia that’s reshaped for a more advantageous approach angle when off-roading. Also, unlike the regular model, the AT4 rolls on all-terrain tires, and it sports a black grille. The Denali model is different, and it has its own ornate grille design.
More Spacious Cabin
The 2023 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL will offer a roomy cabin like some of the minivans. The SLE is an 8-seater, and it can be had with a front bench seat that increases max capacity to nine passengers. However, both SLT and AT4 trims are available with two captain’s chairs in the second row, and there’s enough room for seven.
The second-row seats can be slide forward and back, resulting in maximum legroom of 42 inches. The third row offers 34.9 inches of legroom on the standard variant, while XL provides 36.7 inches. As for the cargo capacity, the regular-length Yukon has a luggage area behind 25.5 cubic feet, while XL has a 41.5. If you fold third-row, you will get 72.6 or 93.8 cubic feet, respectively. This can be increased by folding second-row to make a maximum of 122.9 cubic feet or 144.7 in the XL. As standard, GMC Yukon includes keyless entry/ignition, 3-zone automatic climate control, leather-wrapped steering wheel, cloth upholstery, 10.2-inch touchscreen, and wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration.
2023 GMC Yukon Engine Specs
Under the hood, the latest 2023 GMC Yukon will come with the same engines as before. The base model uses a 5.3-liter V8 engine that develops 355-hp. Besides, this engine GMC also offers a more potent 6.2-liter V8 that produces 420-hp. In addition to those gasoline-burning engines, there’s also one diesel powertrain. GMC, as optional, provides a 3.0-liter turbo-diesel inline-six that makes 277 horses and 460 pound-feet of torque.
All models uses a 10-speed automatic transmission operated by a push-button panel on the dashboard. As before, you can choose either rear or all-wheel drive. We also got information that the next-gen model will be available at least with one hybrid powertrain.
When Can We Expect the New 2023 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL?
The 2023 GMC Yukon will be introduced sometime next year. It will likely go on sale in the fall of 2022, featuring a plethora of upgrades and enhancements. Nevertheless, we expect GMC to add one more engine to the lineup, using a hybrid system. The current model starts at $51,600, plus a destination charge.
However, an extended-length XL adds another $2,700 to any version, while Denali XL could bolster the price to around $82k. Compared to other models in class, the Chevrolet Tahoe starts at $49k, while the Ford Expedition is $50k.