GMC Yukon Specials near Gastonia, NC

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The GMC Yukon is Perfect for Shelby, NC Families

The GMC Yukon is a full-size SUV that is loaded with practical features as well as luxury ones. Drivers love the room it offers for their whole family as well as the power to tow a camping trailer, boat, horse, or utility trailer. Families in Shelby will enjoy exploring western North Carolina's scenic roads in the GMC Yukon. Go four-wheeling or go shopping: the Yukon is suitable for any trip. Drivers are pleased with the array of technological features that include the keyless entry system and built-in WiFi hotspot. The Yukon offers four trim levels, two that are four-wheel drive options and two that are two-wheel drive options. The SLE is the base model, with the SLT and Denali being the upper trims. With a towing capacity of 8,400 pounds, you'll be free to load up the camper or hook up the trailer to your Yukon and head out for a weekend getaway or a full-blown outdoor vacation. The 2017 Yukon averages a robust 23 mpg highway* and a modest 16 mpg* in town. Those who are shopping for a family vehicle that is up to the challenge of hauling both children and a trailer in comfort should try the Yukon out.

What's changed on the 2018 GMC Yukon?

It's all about the Denali trim as far as changes go to the 2018 GMC Yukon. For starters, the Denali trim now features a brand new ten speed automatic transmission system that increases fuel efficiency on the 6.2L V8 engine. On the outside, you'll also notice that the chrome grille on the 2018 Yukon Denali has a new design. On the inside, the Denali trim gets a brand new Mastique Ash wood trim for the 2018 model year. Finally, the Denali trim is now available with a new Ultimate package. This bundles premium equipment options like power sunroof, power retractable running boards, adaptive cruise control with forward collision warning, and twenty-two inch wheels.

In a world dominated these days by crossover vehicles, it's nice to know that GMC still offers a confident and capable full-size sport utility in the form of the 2018 Yukon. It's got the size, power and features that large families need for short and long road trips all across the great state of North Carolina.
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History of the GMC Yukon

First appearing in 1993, the GMC Yukon was the renamed Jimmy and given four doors in 1995 instead of the previous two-door models. The 1995 version had a shorter wheelbase than the Suburban. In 1998, the Yukon came out with a 5.7-liter Vortec V-8 engine that delivered 255 horsepower and 33 pounds per foot of torque. 1999 saw the two trim levels, the SLE and SLT, riding on aluminum wheels, with an AM/FM stereo system, a cassette player, and air conditioning that made driving a pleasure. The year 2000 saw big changes in the Yukon's re-engineering and reshaping. Built on Chevrolet/GMC's truck chassis, the Yukon gained disc brakes on all four wheels. A 4.8L V-8 engine was smaller but put out an extra twenty-five horsepower. Also available that year was a 5.3-liter, V-8 engine that delivered 285 horsepower. Year by year, the Yukon gained such improvements as an optional third-row seat with a 50/50 split fold. The outdated cassette players were replaced with CD players. In 2007, a new 5.3-liter, Vortec V-8 engine output 320 horsepower and debuted the Active Fuel Management system. A revised grille and headlight housing perked up the front end appearance. In 2009, a six-speed automatic transmission was paired up with that 5.3-liter, V8 engine. Again in 2015, the engine was upgraded to the new Ecotec3 that replaced the Vortec line and incorporated noise-reducing features that provide for a quieter ride in the cabin.

Why Buy from Renaldo Cadillac Buick GMC in Shelby, NC

For those who live in the Shelby area, Renaldo Cadillac Buick GMC has been the go-to dealership for GM vehicles for many years. When you are in the market for a new Yukon, the friendly, expertly trained staff at Renaldo Cadillac Buick GMC will be happy to show you around and help you choose the model that is right for you. You'll be able to test drive the vehicle of your choice and see which trim level you like the best.

*Based on EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.