Its a well known fact that the GMC Yukon and Chevy Tahoe are more than friendly twins. They are basically mechanically indistinguishable, and even their metallic skins are for all intents and purposes the same, sharing entryways, back quarters, and rooftop. That cozy relationship proceeds with the presentation of the 2015 Yukon.
Both models get good looking new sheetmetal with a solid even character line, a compliment and more raked windshield, and new cutting edge lighting units. In any case, the Yukon’s three-bar grille, square headlights, and smoother hood make it simple to recognize from the Chevrolet. Furthermore, the highest point of-the-line Denali gets a particular egg-box grille that is more etched and three-dimensional than the last generation’s.
Slide into the Yukon, and you’re dealt with to another dashboard that bends and lumps in all the correct ways and spots the focal LCD in a high position where it’s anything but difficult to peruse. The controls are helpfully exhibited, and there’s broad utilization of wood trim, delicate plastics, and appealing sewing. The Denali comes standard with the largest amount of trim, and more than half of Yukon purchasers pick that form.
One motivation to pick the Denali is the standard 6.2-liter V-8, which has now been overhauled with direct fuel infusion and a 11.5:1 pressure proportion. That raises yield to 420 pull and 460 lb-ft of torque—like the yield of the base C7 Corvette. We gauge that this V-8, coupled to GM’s Hydra-Matic 6L80 six-speed programmed, slices the 0-to-60 time from 7.1 to around 5.6 seconds. Efficiency on the EPA city and parkway cycles is up by 1 and 3 mpg on both back drive and 4WD forms.
Non-Denali Yukons share the overhauled 5.3-liter V-8 with the Chevy Tahoe. It now makes 355 pull and 383 lb-ft and gets around one additional mpg on all the tests. Anticipate that this variant will quicken about as fast as the 6.2-liter in the past Denali.
All variants of the new Yukon advantage from bigger back entryways, which make it less demanding to get into the second and third lines of seats. Those seats have been upgraded to make them somewhat more agreeable and roomy, in spite of the fact that grown-ups transferred to the third line still won’t discover much joy amid a lengthy drive.
Be that as it may, your stuff will, on the grounds that the second and third columns now crease totally level, as opposed to leave the third line sitting in the gear compartment like a level steamer trunk. This was accomplished by making the seats more slender and including an approximately six-inch-thick stage to the gear region. As on the past model, you can get power flip and overlay for the second-push seats, yet they should be physically unfurled. Notwithstanding, you can now get power operation to overlay and unfurl the third-push seats.
The drawback to this redesign is a decrease in gear space. The thick stage cuts all out gear volume behind the principal line by 14 cubic feet to 95, yet in decency, the past form’s bigger figure must be accomplished on the off chance that you totally evacuated the overwhelming rearmost seats. Behind the third line, limit drops from 17 to 15 cubic feet. Nonetheless, there is some extra storage room for little things, for example, cameras and shoes underneath the raised floor.
With force flexible pedals and a force tilting-and-extendable directing wheel accessible, the Yukon ought to fit by far most of drivers. The infotainment framework acknowledges more voice orders than some time recently, including dependable destination passage. It even has content to-voice Siri operation with an iPhone.
Out and about, the 2015 Denali feels stunningly strong and created. Enhanced entryway seals, acoustical overlaid front glass, and dynamic commotion cancelation have made the inside to a great degree calm under all conditions. The 6.2-liter V-8 feels solid and produces a repressed, yet satisfying, growl when flagellated. Indeed, even the “little” 5.5-liter V-8 is perceptibly friskier than some time recently. Greatest towing limit ranges from 8500 pounds for a two-wheel-drive Yukon to 8100 for a 4WD.