2017 GMC Yukon Release Date and Review

If you’re looking for impressive towing capacity in a near-luxury truck-based SUV, the new 2017 GMC Yukon deserves a consideration. However, if you want better cargo capacity and practical passenger space, other large crossovers may be better options. Its strengths include an impressive interior quality, extremely hush highway ride, a strong V8 power, an available nine-passenger seating configuration, and an impressive interior refinement. Its release date should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017.

2017 GMC Yukon exterior, front view

There are lots of family vehicles choices in dealerships nowadays that are suitable for everyday usability like for hauling and towing purposes. But what if you want to kick it old school? Well, one of the remaining survivor of the truck-based mechanical underpinnings happens to be the vehicle under review – the 2017 GMC Yukon.

2017 GMC Yukon side angle, alloy wheels

This large juggernaut offers an intricate balance between V8 power and body-on-frame construction. Therefore, it offers a higher level of solidity and burliness, while delivering a substantially more towing capacity than crossovers. Folks! We are talking of a vehicle that provides a seating configuration for nine people, how cooler can it get? Even a minivan has got substantial reasons to be shy in its presence.

2017 GMC Yukon rear view, tailpipe and taillights

Nevertheless, there are various reasons why you should rethink owning it. For example, its suspension sends occasional truck-like shiver and shake to its occupants on a bump, its cargo capacity is disappointing, passenger space in the back benches is mediocre, and its refinement in overall, seems dated.

As such, it would be wise to consider its alternatives. They include the Dodge Durango, Toyota Sequoia, Honda Pilot, and Ford Expedition.

2017 GMC Yukon exterior, alloy wheels and headlights

Trim Options – 2017 GMC Yukon

Three trims – SLE, Denali, and SLT – are offered for the nine-passenger 2017 GMC Yukon. However, opting for the second-row captain’s chairs drops the seating capacity to seven. Both the 2017 GMC Yukon XL Denali and XL SLT reviews are covered separately.

2017 GMC Yukon front angle, grille and headlights

Interior Redesign, Exterior Photos

Some of the standard accessories and features offered for the Yukon SLE include a rearview camera, a rear privacy glass, front and rear parking sensors, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, automated headlights, eighteen-inch alloy wheels, automatic wipers, cruise control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, roof rails, power front seats, a driver integrated blind-spot monitor, side assist steps, automatic tri-zone climate control, and second-row folding 60/40-split seats.

2017 GMC Yukon steering wheel, lcd screen and gear shift knob

Inside, you get a CD player, HD and satellite radio, voice controls, a 110-V household style power outlet, OnStar connectivity, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a nine-speaker Bose audio system, five USB ports, eight-inch IntelliLink touchscreen interface, and Apple Carplay capability.

2017 GMC Yukon interior, steering wheel

The Yukon SLT builds upon what the base Yukon SLE provides plus a hands-free power liftgate, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, wireless phone charging, ambient interior lighting, perforated leather upholstery, a blind-spot monitor with rear-cross traffic alerts, driver and passenger memory settings, keyless ignition and entry, power-folding mirrors, and fold-and-tumble 60/40-split seats.

2017 GMC Yukon trunk, cargo space

The Yukon Denali adds a navigation system, a trailer-brake controller, 20” alloy wheels, a more powerful V8 engine, a unique grille, power and heated fold-and-tumble chairs, active noise cancellation, a reconfigurable digital instrument panel, a magnetically controlled suspension system, and an upgraded 10-speaker Bose sound system.

2017 GMC Yukon rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

Of course, packages and standalone options will also be offered on the 2017 GMC Yukon, but unfortunately, we’ll have to wait until its release date to know their contents.

2017 GMC Yukon Engine Specs & Fuel Economy

Motivation for the 2017 GMC Yukon is offered by a 355-hp- and 383 lbs. ft. of torque – generating 5.3L V8 engine, which comes matched to a six-speed automatic transmission system. More mojo is offered by the 6.2L V8 behemoth that churns out 420 horsepower and 460 pounds-ft. of torque.

When the V8 is properly equipped, GMC says it can achieve a maximum towing capacity of 8,400 lbs. and 8,500 lbs. for the two-wheel drive Yukon SLT or SLE.

2017 GMC Yukon engine

When it comes to fuel economy ratings, expect the 5.3L V8 to return 16/23/18 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 15/22/17 mpg with the two-wheel drive 6.2L V8. Zipping from 0-60 mph with the all-wheel drive Yukon only takes 7.3 seconds.

2017 GMC Yukon Release Date & Price

2017 GMC Yukon release date

The base Yukon SUV price starts from a base MSRP of $48,165, and $68,045 for the Denali all-wheel drive SUV. The Yukon should go for sale sometime in the first half of 2017.

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2017 GMC Yukon exterior, red color

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2017 GMC Yukon black color, grille

2017 GMC Yukon front view, headlights

2017 GMC Yukon interior, leather seats and dashboard

2017 GMC Yukon interior, back seats

New 2017 GMC Acadia Denali – Release Date and Info

Amongst the midsize family crossovers, the new 2017 GMC Acadia Denali stands tall due to, among other things, its premium interior, a comfortable and smooth ride quality, and a generous passenger space. Additionally, it comes with multiple interior configurations and a long list of available features. The GMC Acadia Denali review below is as comprehensive as it can be, read on for more info regarding its release date, price, engine specs, and exterior/exterior redesigns.

2017 GMC Acadia Denali Release Date & Price

2017 GMC Acadia Denali release date

While pricing has been released, the Acadia Denali release date remains speculative at least as of this writing, but according to some rumors we can expect it in the first quarter of 2017. That said, expect to pay an MSRP starting from $44,920 for the top-of-the-line Acadia Denali model. Leasing is an option as well.

Review

2017 GMC Acadia Denali front angle, headlights and grille

New for the 2017 Acadia Denali is its improved fuel economy ratings, lightweight body, and a smaller body dimensions than before. For the American family, the Acadia Denali has remained a top pick thanks to a myriad of strengths such as impressive utility functions and features. It is stylish, elegant, and an abundance of upscale features. It is especially ideal for large families that are looking to be driven in comfort and style.

2017 GMC Acadia Denali rear view, grey color, taillghts and alloy wheels

The exterior design is handsome and evokes a sense of premium belonging. As already mentioned, the new 2017 GMC Acadia Denali redesign brings about smaller dimensions than the model it is replacing. It is now 3” narrower, 7” shorter, and 4” lower. The result of this is a slight reduction of cargo volume, passenger space, and third-row legroom. Unlike its predecessor which maxed out at eight passengers, the new one is shy of one bringing it to seven.

2017 GMC Acadia Denali spy shots

Under the hood, the new GMC Acadia Denali 2017 comes with a 3.6L gasoline V6 engine that is rated at a whopping 310 horsepower @6,600rpm, and 271 pounds-feet of torque @5,000rpm. This mill comes hitched to a six-speed automatic transmission system that sends all the power to all the wheels. Fuel economy ratings have improved a tad bit to 18/25 mpg in the city/highway/combined. Furthermore, safety features have been updated and now include features such as Stolen Vehicle Tracking, Emergency Service, Airbag Deployment Notification, stability and traction control, daytime running lights, child seat anchors, auto-delay off headlights, emergency braking assist, front foglights, and passenger airbag occupant sensing.

2017 GMC Acadia Denali auto show, side view, alloy wheels

2017 GMC Acadia Denali exterior, front and rear view

Competitors

Other vehicles available as alternatives to the GMC Acadia Denali include Hyundai Santa Fe, Ford Explorer, Honda Pilot, and Toyota Highlander.

2017 GMC Acadia Denali Changes in Interior & Exterior Design

2017 GMC Acadia Denali interior, steering wheel, dashboard

Some of the available features offered for the top-of-the-line Acadia Denali model include adaptive xenon headlights, adaptive cruise control, LED foglights, automatic emergency braking, automatic high-beam control, a navigation system, a 360-degree multi-view camera, ventilated and heated front seats, a panoramic sunroof, an eight-inch touchscreen display, keyless entry and ignition, and a 360-degree multi-view camera.

2017 GMC Acadia Denali interior, side view, leather seats

More features available on the owners-manual can be expected on its release date, as General Motors is yet to make the final list of features available to us.

2017 GMC Acadia Denali Engine Specs

Beneath the hood of the 2017 Acadia Denali, as previously mentioned, is a brawny 3.6L gasoline V6 engine that cranks out a whopping 310 horsepower and 271 pounds-feet of torque. The default transmission system is a six-speed shiftable automatic system. The AWD is standard.

2017 GMC Acadia Denali engine

Some of the safety features available for the top-of-the-line GMC Acadia include dusk sensing headlights, engine immobilizer, traction and stability control, 4-wheel ABS, adaptive cruise control, front and side airbags, lane assist, pedestrian detection and mitigation, emergency braking, tire pressure monitoring, front dricing lights, and front and rear ventilated disc brakes. Though we expect remarkable results for its occupants’ safety, NHTSA is yet to provide the results of such tests. Keep checking for the updates.

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2017 GMC Acadia Denali side angle, red color, alloy wheels

2017 GMC Acadia Denali exterior, front view, grille and badges

2017 GMC Acadia Denali rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

2017 GMC Acadia Denali exterior, front view, headlights, grill, badges and alloy wheels

2017 GMC Acadia Denali trunk

2017 GMC Acadia Denali interior, lcd screen

2017 GMC Acadia Denali interior, gear shift knob

2017 GMC Acadia Denali interior, leaher seats, steering wheel