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Rating 62/100 Background Car shoppers who are in the market for a traditional full-size SUV have only a handful of choices these days. But among this group, one of the most compelling is the 2015 GMC Yukon. It blends traditionally rugged truck construction and V8 towing capacity with amenities and features one might expect from …

Rating 53/100 Background If you’re shopping for a full-size SUV, you probably already know that the 2014 GMC Yukon effectively is the mechanical twin to the Chevrolet Tahoe. But there are differences, the most obvious being the Yukon’s different front and rear sheet metal, additional standard equipment and more upscale interior appointments — particularly if …

Rating 80/100 Background By now, most folks know that the differences between the 2013 GMC Yukon and the Chevy Tahoe are mostly in the way they comb their hair. These essentially identical twins from GM differ only in minor styling of the front and rear ends, so they share the same strengths and weaknesses when …

Rating 67/100 Background As even the most casual observer would note, the 2012 GMC Yukon is essentially an identical twin to its Chevy Tahoe relative. Sure, minor styling differences of the front and rear ends lend some distinction, but otherwise these two full-size SUVs share the same strengths and weaknesses. Thankfully, there are much more …

Rating 73/100 Background The 2011 GMC Yukon is related to GM’s full-size pickups and shares virtually everything but styling details with the 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe. As such, this large, V8-powered SUV is capable of transporting up to nine people and towing upwards of 8,400 pounds. Though now entering its fifth year since a complete redesign, …

Rating 57/100 Background In spite of the huge popularity of crossover SUVs — those car-platform-based, stylish and sometimes even fuel-efficient family wagons — there is still a place for traditional, truck-based SUVs. Yes, the latter are thirstier and typically aren’t as nimble or space-efficient as a crossover. But strange as it may seem, some SUV …

Rating 47/100 Background Redesigned three years ago, the GMC Yukon continues its strong appeal for 2009. Growing families and other serious truck shoppers who require a roomy and cozy full-size SUV that can also pull or haul most anything they’d require will find much to like in the Yukon. Unlike lighter-duty car-based crossover utilities intended …

Rating 68/100 Background For families who need a spacious, cozy and rugged full-size SUV, GMC’s entries have long been the go-to vehicles. With their stout, truck-based underpinnings, these sport-utilities are ideal for towing and off-roading duties. But until recently their interiors were seriously lacking in terms of build and materials quality compared to most rivals. …

SUVs hold widespread appeal due to their versatility. Not only can you find models that deliver sportier handling with ample interior room, you can find power behemoths which can tackle your most demanding jobs with ease. Whether it’s towing boats, trailers with work equipment or camping items, manufacturers provided their SUVs with powerful drive systems, …

Durability is an important factor to consider, especially if you own a used SUV or plan to keep it for the duration of its operating life. Even by adhering to maintenance schedules, employing less taxing driving behaviors and using premium parts, your SUV will have limitations as to how much you can drive it before …

We all want our sports utility vehicle to be dependable. We certainly don’t want to waste precious time sitting in a repair shop. After all, SUV owners are all about adventure and being out on the road. In fact, J.D. Power research says that aside from exterior and interior styling, vehicle dependability is the most …

One of the main things to keep in mind when buying an SUV is the cost of ownership. This can encompass fuel costs, maintenance, taxes, state registration fees, resale value, and more. Considering that buying a newer SUV represents a significant investment initially, you’ll want to do everything you can to protect it. This is …