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2012 GMC Yukon SLT SUV

2012 GMC Yukon Review

(0 Stars)  Part pickup truck, part old-school station wagon, all SUV.

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Overview
The GMC Yukon is an old-fashioned sport-utility that's built on the same rugged platform as the Sierra pickup, and yet it has all the conveniences of a modern vehicle. The Yukon delivers serious towing and hauling ability, seating for up to nine, and a handsome, boxy look that reminds other drivers that you're doing important work, even on your morning commute. The Yukon is available with 5.3- and 6.2-liter gasoline V-8 engines, the latter of which has enough muscle to tow 8500 pounds but is not exactly a fuel sipper. A third option, a 6.0-liter V-8/electric-hybrid powertrain aimed at improving fuel economy, is also available. Although it doesn't add anything in the way of hauling or towing capacity, it does return an extra 3-to-6 mpg. That may not sound like much, but it figures out to a twenty-percent increase, which isn't bad for such a large vehicle. Third-row bench seats are standard on all models, and the first and second rows can be configured to seat either two or three people. The stylish Denali model offers a host of luxury-car equipment, including a blind-spot detection system; a heated, power-adjustable steering wheel; twenty-inch wheels; ultrasonic rear parking assist; a remote start system; and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

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2012 Yukon SLT Sport Utility Vehicle Overview

  Performance Review  
Engine: 5.3L Vortec V 8 OHV and two valves per cylinder
E85 / unleaded fuel
Fuel economy: EPA (08):, 11 MPG city, 16 MPG highway, 13 MPG combined and 338 mi. range
Multi-point fuel injection
26.0gallon fuel tank
Power (SAE): 326 hp @ 5,300 rpm; 348 ft lb of torque @ 4,400 rpm
Secondary fuel economy:
Secondary power: 320 hp @ 5,400 rpm; 335 lb ft @ 4,000 rpm

'12 GMC SLT SUV Standard Equipment

  Climate Control  
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Rear Air Conditioning
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Rear Heater
  Convenience  
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Auto On Headlights
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Cruise Control
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Keyless Entry
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Power Locks
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Power Outlet(s)
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Power Windows
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Steering Wheel Tilt
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Vehicle Information Center
  Exterior  
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Privacy Glass
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Rear Fixed Glass Liftgate
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Roof Rail
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Side Steps
  Interior  
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Cup Holders
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Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel
  Safety  
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Adjustable Pedals
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Auto Day/Night Mirror
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Driver Air Bag
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Front Fog Lights
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Front Wipers, Variable Intermittent
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Head/Curtain Airbag
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Heated Outside Mirrors
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Parking Distance Control
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Passenger Air Bag
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Rear Airbag
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Rear Curtain Airbag
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Rear View Camera
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Side Air Bag(s)
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Stability Control
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Traction Control
  Seats  
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Dual Power Seats
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Folding Rear Seat
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Leather Seats
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Third row seat
  Sound and Entertainment  
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Compact Disc MP3 Capable
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Compact Disc Player
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Satellite Radio
  Technology  
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Blue Tooth Compatible
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GPS/Satellite Communication
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Homelink Universal Transmitter
  Tires and Wheels  
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Alloy Wheels
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Full Spare Tire
  Trucks and Towing  
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Trailer Harness
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Trailer Hitch
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