2017 GMC Yukon XL Changes, Release Date

Some families are enormous, and they need a car to travel to places together, but there are only a few SUVs in the market. Yukon XL is one such model that can comfortably accommodate up to nine passengers without any congestion. The 2017 GMC Yukon XL is a new model from GMC that will have same carrying capacity but with upgraded attributes.

However, GMC has refrained themselves from releasing much of the details but car experts suggesting that it will come with a powerful engine, extravagant cabin, and ample cargo space. Some unconfirmed sources have also indicated that GMC won’t nurture the outlook of Yukon XL. However, there might be some significant changes. Many people are heavily fond of Yukon XL as it is one of kind of vehicle that has been made by incorporating old-school truck structure.

The GMC will offer three trim levels to the customers, and the seating capacity will change according to the trim level.  These trims are:

  • SLT – Eight seating.
  • SLE – Eight or nine seating.
  • Denali – Seven or eight seating.

2017 GMC Yukon XL - front

2017 GMC Yukon XL – Exterior Expectations and Luxurious Interior Design

The 2017 GMC Yukon XL will appear with a new design and crease lines although the native look will remain same. The report has suggested that like other GMC SUVs, Yukon XL will also receive lightweight body parts made up of aluminum along with some new color addition.

There aren’t many updates in the exterior but only some noteworthy changes which are:

  • 22-inch wheel.
  • New headlight and taillight with LED feature.
  • Broad skid plate.
  • Aerodynamically improved bonnet.
  • Redesigned grille.
  • Hands-free liftgate.


The GMC Yukon XL 2017 will receive some significant up gradation in the design layout of the cabin with the addition of some new aesthetic features. Overall the arrangement has been kept same although the 2017 model will have better leather material in seats and body panels.

It will gain some new and updated attributes, and they are:

  • Fold flat seats with power option.
  • 8-inch infotainment system.
  • Updated cluster gauge.
  • Updated IntelliLink.
  • SiriusXM satellite radio.

2017 GMC Yukon XL - interior

2017 GMC Yukon XL – Powerful Engine and Performance

Both SLE and SLT trim of 2017 GMC Yukon XL will receive a 5.3-liter V-8 engine that can generate 355 hp and 383 lb-ft.  But the Denali trim will get a 6.2-liter V8 power unit that will generate 420 hp and 460 lb-ft which is a whopping power figure.

These engines might be mated with a Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed and 8L90 eight-speed automatic gearbox with AWD and FWD option. Also, the fuel rating will stay around 16 mpg in city and 23 on highway although it is not the official score.

2017 GMC Yukon XL - rear

2017 GMC Yukon XL – Price and Availability, and Rivals

The 2017 GMC Yukon XL will have a starting range from $50,000, and it will increase gradually according to the trim level. Rumors are circulating on the internet that it will be released in the first quarter of 2017.

Finally, the Ford Expedition EL, Nissan Armada, Toyota Sequoia are the main competitor of 2017 Yukon XL, but Ford is hoping that the new attributes of Yukon will outplay its rivals.

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