2016 GMC Yukon XL Release Date and Info

2016 GMC Yukon XL Release Date, MSRP Price, Interior, Specs – The current GMC Yukon has not been available for long on the market as it has been released only a year ago. But we are already in for an update and the 2016 year model. The truck will be updates in more than one way and it will feature a new look and some newly available trims as well. The most innovative feature of the car is its Driver Alert Package comprehensive package which provides a lot of freedom and luxury to the drivers.

2016 GMC Yukon XL
2016 GMC Yukon XL

The Yukon will feature the Yukon XL trim and the Denali trim for the new 2016 and the design is going to be mainly carried over, but with a few distinguishing updates that will make it a new and comprehensive vehicle now. The new full size SUV which the GMC makes for its Yukon car is going to have a lot of additions now and you will get to choose between some color choices a 22-inch wheel design and a hands-free liftgate for SLT models. The vehicle is also going to face against some best selling cars in the segment as it battles against the 2016 Chevy Tahoe, Ford Expedition and the newest Toyota Sequoia models.e

2016 GMC Yukon XL black color, taillights and tailpipe

The powertrain also gets an update as it has been enhanced with the latest EcoTec3 technologies. There is also an upscale interior now which is much comfortable than before and enables the GMC’s Yukon to remain unchanged for a number of years to come with this kind of design for now. Check out the provided pictures that we have given you for the forthcoming 2016 GMC Yukon XL vehicle and read the rest of the review to find out the best that the car has to offer.

2016 GMC Yukon XL front angle, grille and headlights

2016 GMC Yukon XL exterior

It is going to be fairly difficult to tell the 2015 and the 2016 year models of the GMC’s Yukon apart as they look fairy similar. The major updates includes the addition of new electronics which the car receives this time. The SLT trim level, for instance, will include a  hands-free liftgate feature. It enables the users to open and close the tailgate using your foot by reaching it under the bumper. The base version as well as the XL come available with 18 inch wheels, but the larger 20 and 22 inch ones come as optional. The Denali version has 20 inch wheels as a base option while the 22 inch can be included by your choice. The new color specters are also something new for the Yukon and you can use the Crimson Red Tintcoat for the base and XL option while the SLT and Denali trims get the White Frost Tricoat  available as optional.

2016 GMC Yukon XL front
2016 GMC Yukon XL front

Something that has been mounted on the inside, but actually faces the outside is the Driver Alert Package. This is a safety package which includes a Lane Keep Assist which is used to detect the traffic ahead and control the vehicle’s course through the traffic. The system will gently correct you if the driver suddenly leaves the traffic or the lane the vehicle is going on. Also included with this is the Intellibeam automatic headlight feature which turns the high beams off and on depending on the traffic situation.

2016 GMC Yukon XL back
2016 GMC Yukon XL back


The inside has also remains mostly the same. The 2016 GMC Yukon XL will come with the same interior look as before but will have some modern updates that will work well for the interior look of the car. For instance, the fold-flat second and third row seats are available in all trims of the 2016 Yukon, this means that the hauling abilities and the towing ratings are high for any trim of the truck that is available for the 2016 year. The seats are also power folding and they provide a quick change from a vehicle intended for people to a cargo car.

2016 GMC Yukon XL interior
2016 GMC Yukon XL interior

The driver will get to use the eight-inch infotainment screen running GMC’s IntelliLink software. Some standard features that come available in all trims of the car are also the SiriusXM satellite radio and 4G LTE Wi-Fi services, while the navigation system is an optional additional. The Denali version has an upgraded instrument cluster that second eight-inch display and an optional heads-up display. In the XL models, the rear seat passengers can use dual screen Blu-ray/DVD system with Wireless headphones, allowing the youngest passengers at the back to have a good time during their trips.

2016 GMC Yukon XL interior, leather seats


As it was the case before the new 2016 GMC Yukon will come equipped with a  EcoTec3 version of the LS small block V-8. The base version of the car will include a  the 5.3-liter V-8 that offers 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, while on the Denali trim a base option will be the 6.2-liter V-8 engine, with the output of 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. Both of these engine options include some advanced technological additions, like  Direct Fuel Injection, Active Fuel Management and Variable Valve Timing. The GM’s Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed automatic transmission is standard for the former mentioned option, while the GM’s newest eight-speed automatic, or the Hydra-Matic 8L90, comes available for the later mentioned engine option.

2016 GMC Yukon XL engine


Wheelbase: 10 ft. 10 in. (130 in.)
Length: 18 ft. 8.4 in. (224.4 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 8.5 in. (80.5 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A ft³
Cargo volume: 38.9 ft³
Curb weight: 5536.00 lbs
Top Speed: N/A mph
0-60: 5.9 sec
MPG: 16/23 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Bronze Alloy Metallic, Crimson Red Tintcoat, Iridium Metallic, Light Steel Gray Metallic, Midnight Amethyst Metallic, Onyx Black, Quicksilver Metallic, Sparkling Silver Metallic AMD Summit White
Towing Capacity: 8300 lbs

Price and release date

2016 GMC Yukon XL side view, alloy wheels

The release date sets the new 2016 GMC Yukon XL to be released at the beginning of next year, but we actually may get to see it as early as that if some changes happen and the car sees the light of day in during the end of 2015. The prices have not been officially released yet but we assume that there is not going to be a large difference between the last years price list. So the base model will come at a base msrp of $47,740, while the highest price is estimated for the Yukon XL Denali trim at $80,000 base msrp. The rate and the price is comparable to the 2016 Nissan Armada or the newest Durango from Dodge.

2016 GMC Yukon XL release date
2016 GMC Yukon XL release date




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