Work vehicles have taken a decided turn towards SUVs when it comes to hauling, towing, and transporting both goods and people. However, that's not to say the originals have been replaced altogether. The 2016 GMC Yukon is perhaps the last of a dying breed: being one of the last full-sized truck inspired SUVs on the market that remains up to date with modern technologies and capabilities.


There are two body styles, which are becoming quite common within the range of Yukon trucks: standard and XL. The standard Yukon rides on a wheelbase measuring 116 inches, while the XL is a monstrous 130 inches. While it is a truck-inspired vehicle, it has some styling crossing over from traditional SUVs with the added benefit of having sharp lines that create a flowing, tailored look. It's also packing quite a bit of power in the headlamps with projector-beam style headlights for enhanced visibility in dark conditions.


At its base, the cabin is complete with soft accents and trims that provide a very luxurious seating arrangement. However, premium models can be upgraded to include such modern comforts as rear seat media players, Bose CenterPoint speakers, and ambient lighting throughout the vehicle.

Under the Hood

The Powertrains in the GMC Yukon are shared with similar full sized vehicles in the GM range. They include a choice of two V8 engines, which are rated at 355 horsepower with 383 pound of torque in the base models and 420 horsepower creating 460 pounds of torque in the more premium models. They're both powered by automatic transmissions that create a very strong acceleration while remaining relatively fuel friendly. Despite its monstrous size, the Yukon is able to yield such ratings as 23 miles per gallon on the highway and 16 miles per gallon within the city.


This is definitely an investment with base models beginning at $48,315 and rising to $65,325 for fully-upgraded premium vehicles. However, when paired for business use, it is one of the more economical options for those requiring superior towing and hauling capabilities.

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