Although we expected to see the all-new version by the end of the year, it looks like the redesign has been delayed for the next year. Therefore, the 2020 GMC Yukon will carry on in the same way. The overall design will remain the same and new color options would practically be the only change for the next year.
This will be the final model of the current generation, so lack of changes seem natural. Still, that doesn’t change the fact that the Yukon is a solid SUV, with an upscale interior, powerful engine and smooth ride. Also, it comes in various configurations, including long-wheelbase version, four trim levels, luxurious Denali etc. We expect to see it in showrooms by the end of the year. Also, the price should remain pretty much the same.
2020 GMC Yukon Redesign
As we already mentioned, the 2020 GMC Yukon will carry on in the same way. The redesign has been delayed for the next year, so this will be the last year model of the current generation. Therefore, the lack of changes seems natural. Practically, the only notable novelty for the next year is a new exterior color option, called Carbon Black Metallic. Other than that, things are about to remain the same. As you probably know, this SUV rides on a familiar GMTK2 platform and shares most of its parts with Chevy Tahoe/Suburban.
Like in the Chevy, there are two versions in the offer. Standard-wheelbase models measure around 204 inches in length, while the long-wheelbase is stretched for about 20.5 inches. Benefits are obvious, both in terms of the third-row legroom and cargo capacity. Visuall, the two models are pretty much the same, with a familiar face that hasn’t been changed since the initial launch that happened five years ago.
Naturally, the cabin of 2020 GMC Yukon won’t feature any notable change. We are about to see a familiar interior layout, which is characterized by plenty of luxury and loads of features. The overall quality is impressive. Materials are hi-grade, while the overall feel is pretty upscale. In terms of dimensions, this SUV is pretty much identical in terms of dimensions. Therefore, it has the same troubles, which mainly refer to the third-seat legroom and cargo area.
Of course, we are talking about the standard-wheelbase version, which measures around 24 inches in terms of rear-seat legroom, while the cargo capacity goes around 16 cubic feet. These ratings are pretty subpar for the class. Fortunately, a long-wheelbase version is much more generous. Considering that there are more than 20 additional inches in terms of the wheelbase, it’s no wonder that the legroom in the third row goes up to 34.5 inches, while the cargo area goes around 39 cubic feet.
When it comes to standard equipment, we don’t expect bigger changes in the 2020 GMC Yukon. Therefore, base models will continue with a familiar list of standard features, which includes tech goodies like 8-inch touch screen, satellite radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and OnStar 4G LTE, Wi-Fi hot spot, five USB ports, Bluetooth, a nine-speaker Bose premium sound system. In higher trims, you can also get things like a navigation system, a 10-speaker Bose surround-sound system, wireless device charging etc.
When it comes to safety features, all models come standard with a rearview camera and front and rear parking sensors. Additionally, you can get adaptive cruise control, adaptive headlights, a safety alert seat, a head-up display, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, forward collision warning, low-speed forward automatic braking, lane keep assist, lane departure warning etc.
2020 GMC Yukon Engines
The engine lineup will carry on in the same way as well. There are two well-known V8 units in the offer. Base models will feature a 5.3-liter V8, which is good for about 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. This engine comes in pair with a 6-speed automatic transmission. On the other side, higher trims come with a bigger and more powerful 6.2-liter V8. This engine is good for about 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. This engine comes along with a new 10-speed automatic transmission.
Both engines come with plenty of power, which ensures a pretty convenient ride. Also, fuel economy is quite decent. The base engine returns around 15 mpg in the city and 22 mpg on the highway. The bigger one is good for about 14 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway.
2020 GMC Yukon Release Date and Price
We expect to see 2020 GMC Yukon later in the year, with the base price around 50.000 dollars. Key competitors are models like Ford Expedition, Nissan Armada, Toyota Sequoia etc. If you’re not in a big hurry, we would recommend you to wait for the 2021-year model, which is about to come completely redesigned, with improvements in all aspects, as well as with completely new aesthetics.