Here’s the $64,000 question regarding the 2015 GMC Yukon: is it worth over $64,000? Because – that’s how much this beefy, 355 horsepower rig costs as equipped. Thus far, after 24 hours and a bit of testing TFLCar style (off road, towing the TFL Boat, 0 to 60 mph runs, a drag race and packed with screaming kids) it’s been a pleasure to drive. Yes, it’s a premium ride and yes, it has proven itself (thus far) to be worth every penny.
The main improvement on this new model is the interior. General Motors moved from worst to one of the best overall truck interior builders in the business. The 2015 GMC Yukon’s interior is magnificent. Everything feels premium, everything exudes good workmanship, everything is elegant. The seats are superb in all three rows and even the third row is comfortable. The ride is limo-quiet while the driving feel is easy to get used to.
The 2015 GMC Yukon is big, nearly three tons and it never feels artificially light. In fact, some would say it feels like it’s sculpted from a single piece of steel. That’s a good thing.
Gripes? Well, the 2015 GMC Yukon is not perfect – especially in the off-the-line power department. It’s gets an impressive 18 mpg combined, which is good for any three passenger SUV, but the engine is tepid off the line. High altitude dashes were on the slow side and there is a bit of hesitation before the power truly comes on.
Internally, the shape and location of the 4X4 transfer selector is utterly befuddling as it sits next to (and is the exact same shape as) the light control knob.
We have lots of fun videos planned for the 2015 GMC Yukon, including a towing test, off road drive and more!
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