2013 GMC Yukon & Yukon XL / Yukon Denali & Yukon XL Denali

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Overview

Models:

GMC Yukon, Yukon XL 1500 and Yukon XL 2500; Yukon Denali and Yukon XL Denali

Body style / driveline:

4-door sport utility, front-engine, 2WD or 4WD

Construction:

body on frame

EPA vehicle class:

full-size sport utility

Manufacturing locations:

Arlington, Texas

Key competitors:

Ford Expedition, Ford Expedition XL, Toyota Sequoia, Nissan Armada

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Engines

 

Vortec 5.3L V-8 FlexFuel (LMG)

Vortec 5.3L V-8 FlexFuel (LC9)

Vortec 6.0L V-8 FlexFuel (L96)

Vortec 6.2L V-8 FlexFuel (L94)

Type:

5.3L V-8

5.3L V-8

6.0L V-8

6.2L V-8

Displacement (cu in / cc):

325 / 5328

325 / 5328

364 / 5967

376 / 6162

Bore & stroke (in / mm):

3.78 x 3.62 / 96 x 92

3.78 x 3.62 / 96 x 92

4.00 x 3.62 / 101.6 x 92

4.06 x 3.62 / 103.25 x 92

Block material:

cast iron

cast aluminum

cast iron

cast aluminum

Cylinder head material:

cast aluminum

cast aluminum

cast aluminum

cast aluminum

Valvetrain:

overhead valve, two valves per cylinder, variable valve timing, Active Fuel Management

overhead valve, two valves per cylinder, variable valve timing, Active Fuel Management

overhead valve, two valves per cylinder, variable valve timing

overhead valve, two valves per cylinder, variable valve timing Active Fuel Management

Ignition system:

coil-near-plug ignition, iridium electrode tip/ iridium core spark plugs, low resistance spark plug wires

coil-near-plug ignition, iridium electrode tip/ iridium core spark plugs, low resistance spark plug wires

coil-near-plug ignition, iridium electrode tip/ iridium core spark plugs, low resistance spark plug wires

coil-near-plug ignition, iridium electrode tip/ iridium core spark plugs, low resistance spark plug wires

Fuel delivery:

sequential fuel injection

sequential fuel injection

sequential fuel injection

sequential fuel injection

Compression ratio:

9.9:1

9.9:1

9.6:1

10.4:1

Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm):

320 / 239 @ 5400* (gas – Yukon and Yukon XL)

326 / 243 @ 5300* (E85 – Yukon and Yukon XL)

320 / 239 @ 5400* (gas –Yukon XL)

326 / 243 @ 5300* (E85 –Yukon XL)

352 / 262 @ 5400*

403 / 301 @ 5700*

Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm):

335 / 454 @ 4000* (gas)

348 / 472 @ 4400* (E85)

335 / 454 @ 4000* (gas)

348 / 472 @ 4400* (E85)

382 / 518 @ 4200*

417 / 565 @ 4300*

Fuel:

regular unleaded or E85

regular unleaded or E85

regular unleaded

premium recommended, but not required; or E85

Maximum engine speed (rpm):

6000

6000

6000

6000

Emissions controls:

close-coupled catalytic converter, 58X ignition, returnless fuel rail, fast-response O² sensor

close-coupled catalytic converter, 58X ignition, returnless fuel rail, fast-response O² sensor

close-coupled catalytic converter, 58X ignition, returnless fuel rail, fast-response O²

sensor

close-coupled catalytic converter, 58X ignition, returnless fuel rail, fast-response O² sensor

EPA estimated fuel economy (city / hwy):

Yukon 2WD: 15 / 21 (gas)

Yukon 4WD: 15 / 21 (gas)

Yukon XL 2WD: 15 / 21 (gas)

Yukon XL 4WD: 15 / 21 (gas)

 

Yukon XL 2500 2WD: 10 / 16 (gas)

Yukon XL 2500 4WD: 10 / 15 (gas)

Yukon Denali and Yukon XL Denali 2WD: 14 / 18 (gas)

Yukon Denali and Yukon XL Denali 4WD: 13 / 18 (gas)

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Transmissions

 

Hydra-Matic 6L80, 6-spd automatic

Hydra-Matic 6L90, 6-spd automatic

Gear ratios (:1):

 

 

First:

4.03

4.03

Second:

2.36

2.36

Third:

1.53

1.53

Fourth:

1.15

1.15

Fifth:

0.85

0.85

Sixth:

0.67

0.67

Reverse:

3.06

3.06

Final drive ratio:

3.42

3.73

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Chassis/Suspension

Front:

independent, coil over shock; Autoride real-time damping (opt.)

Rear:

5-link with coil springs ( Yukon and Yukon XL 1500); multi-leaf springs (Yukon XL 2500)

Traction assist:

all-speed traction control

Steering type:

power-assisted rack-and-pinion

Steering ratio:

17.75:1 ( Yukon and Yukon XL 1500, Denali models)

TBD ( Yukon XL 2500)

Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock:

3 ( Yukon and Yukon XL 1500, Denali models)

TBD ( Yukon XL 2500)

Turning circle, curb-to-curb (ft / m):

39.04 / 11.9 (Yukon, Denali)

43.0 / 13.1 (Yukon XL 1500, Yukon XL Denali)

45.3 / 13.8 ( Yukon XL 2500)

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Brakes

Type:

four-wheel disc, four-wheel ABS ( Yukon and Yukon XL 1500); four-wheel disc, four-wheel ABS with hydroboost (Yukon XL 2500)

Rotor diameter x thickness (in / mm):

front: 13 x 1.18 / 330 x 30 (1500, Denali models)

rear: 13.5 x 0.79 / 345 x 20 (1500, Denali models)

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Wheels/Tires

Wheel size and type:

17 x 7.5-in. machined cast aluminum

17 x 7.5-in. machined forged aluminum, 8-lug (Yukon XL 2500)

20 x 8.5-in. polished aluminum

20 x 8.5-in. chrome-clad aluminum

20 x 8.5-in. chrome aluminum (Denali)

Tires:

P265/70R17 all-season

P265/70R17 all-terrain

LT265/70R17 all-terrain (Yukon XL 2500)

P275/55R20 all-season

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Dimensions

Exterior

 

Yukon / Denali

Yukon XL / XL Denali

Wheelbase (in / mm):

116 / 2946

130 / 3302

Overall length (in / mm):

202.0 / 5130

222.4 / 5648

Overall width (in / mm):

79.0 / 2007

79.1 / 2010

Overall height (in / mm):

2WD: 76.9 / 1954

4WD: 76.9 / 1954

Denali: 77 / 1956

2WD: 76.8 / 1950

4WD: 76.8 / 1950

Denali: 77.1 / 1958

Track (in / mm):

front: 68.2 / 1732

rear: 67.0 / 1702

front: 68.2 / 1732

rear: 67.0 / 1702

Minimum ground clearance (in / mm):

9 / 228 (all models)

2WD: 8.9 / 226 4WD: 9.2 / 234

Denali : 9.3 / 236

Step-in height (in / mm):

2WD: 21.8 / 553 4WD: 22 / 559

Denali: 21.9 / 556

2WD: 21.9 / 556 4WD: 22.2 / 563

Denali : 22.2 / 563

Ground to top of load floor (in / mm):

2WD: 31.7 / 805

4WD: 31.6 / 802

Denali : 31.5 / 801

2WD: 31.8 / 807

4WD: 32.6 / 829

Denali : 32.6 / 828

Approach angle (deg):

2WD: 17.16

4WD: 17.21

Denali : 16.02

2WD: 17.04

4WD: 16.91

Denali : 15.9

Departure angle (deg):

2WD: 21.9

4WD: 21.74

Denali : 21.65

2WD: 20.45

4WD: 20.93

Denali : 21.95

Base curb weight (lb / kg):

2WD: 5448 / 2471

4WD: 5567 / 2525

Denali 2WD: 5505 / 2497

Denali AWD: 5688 / 2580

1500 2WD: 5672 / 2573

1500 4WD: 5824 / 2642

Denali 2WD: 5741 / 2604

Denali AWD: 5938 / 2693

2500 2WD: 6150 / 2790

2500 4WD: 6419 / 2912

 

Interior

 

First Row

Second Row

Third Row

Seating capacity (9 total):

2 / 3

2 / 3

3

Headroom (in / mm):

Yukon : 40.3 / 1023

Yukon XL: 40.3 / 1023

Yukon : 39.2 / 995

Yukon XL: 38.5 / 978

Yukon : 37.9 / 963

Yukon XL: 38.1 / 967

Legroom (in / mm):

Yukon : 41.3 / 1049

Yukon XL: 41.3 / 1049

Yukon : 39.0 / 991

Yukon XL: 39.5 / 1002

Yukon : 25.6 / 649

Yukon XL: 34.9 / 887

Shoulder room (in / mm):

Yukon: 65.2 / 1657

Yukon XL: 65.3 / 1657

Yukon : 65.2 / 1657

Yukon XL: 65.2 / 1657

Yukon : 61.7 / 1567

Yukon XL: 64.7 / 1643

Hip room (in / mm):

Yukon: 60.2 / 1532

Yukon XL: 60.3 / 1532

Yukon : 60.6 / 1539

Yukon XL: 61.8 / 1570

Yukon : 49.1 / 1246

Yukon XL: 49.4 / 1254

Cargo volume (cu ft / L)

 

 

 

Behind 1 st row, 2 nd row folded no third row:

Yukon : 108.9 / 3084

Yukon XL: 137.4 / 3891

 

 

Behind 2 nd row no third row:

 

Yukon : 60.3 / 1708

Yukon XL: 90 / 2548

 

Behind 3 rd row:

 

 

Yukon : 16.9 / 478

Yukon XL: 45.8 / 1297


Note: three-passenger bench and two-passenger bucket seats standard or optional depending on the model.

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Capacities

 

Yukon / Yukon Denali

Yukon XL / Yukon XL Denali

EPA interior volume (cu ft / L):

108.9 / 3084

137.4 / 3891

GVWR: (lb / kg):

2WD: 7100 / 3221

4WD: 7300 / 3311

Denali 2WD: 7100 / 3221

Denali AWD: 7300 / 3311

 

1500 2WD: 7200 / 3265 1500 4WD: 7400 / 3966 Denali 2WD: 7200 / 3265

Denali AWD: 7400 / 3966 2500 2WD: 8600 / 3901 2500 4WD: 8600 / 3901

Payload, base (lb / kg):

2WD: 1652 / 749

4WD: 1733 / 786

Denali 2WD: 1595 / 723

Denali AWD: 1612 / 731

1500 2WD: 1528 / 693

1500 4WD: 1576 / 715

Denali 2WD: 1459 / 662

Denali AWD: 1462 / 663

2500 2WD: 2450 / 1111

2500 4WD: 2181 / 989

Maximum trailer towing maximum (lb / kg):

2WD: 8500 / 3855

4WD: 8200 / 3719

Denali 2WD: 8300 / 3765

Denali AWD: 8100 / 3674

1500 2WD: 8100 / 3674
1500 4WD: 8000 / 3626
Denali 2WD: 7900 / 3583

Denali AWD: 7800 / 3538

2500 2WD: 9600 / 4354

2500 4WD: 9400 / 4263

Fuel tank (gal / L):

26 / 98

 

31 / 117 (1500 & Denali) 39 / 148 (2500)

Engine oil (qt / L):

6 / 5.7

6 / 5.7

Cooling system (qt / L):

5.3L: 16.8 / 15.9

6.2L: TBD

5.3L: 18.3 / 17.2 (w/ rear heat), 16.8 / 15.9 (w/o rear heat)

6.0L 17.8 / 16.9 (w/ rear heat), 16.8 / 15.9 (w/o rear heat)

6.2L: TBD

*SAE certified.
Note: Information shown is current at time of publication.

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