The popularity and demand of crossover SUVs have already touched the sky. But to stand erect in the swaying waves of the innumerable models of this category having almost identical looks and features, is a difficult task indeed. So, how did the 2019 GMC Yukon fare in this market? How popular could it become in this already flooded market of crossover SUVs? With these questions in mind, we asked a few buyers of this vehicle at the Forest City GMC dealer showroom, who gave some valuable information regarding the popularity of this SUV model from GMC and here it goes.
Who Are the Buyers
Even though the segment of crossover SUV is popular among the mass car buyers, it isn’t the fact, that they don’t have different preferences. The sales record of the 2019 GMC Yukon can itself be a live example of it. in the present days of modernization, the 2019 edition of GMC Yukon still resembles a lot with the old-school styling of SUV but with plenty of tech features loaded in. This unique combination of old and new could be seen as a deliberate strategy of GMC to woo both the generations of old school and new-school buyers alike.
2019 Trim Packages
For the 2019, GMC has kept the Yukon afresh with the help of few budget-conscious trim packages that include a Standard Edition Value Package, a Graphite Edition and a Graphite Performance Edition package, all offered on the SLT trim.
Other trims like the base SLE and the near-luxury Denali, are given the option to be driven with long wheelbase and three new metallic colors added to the palette, namely, the Dark Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.
The entire lineup of the 2019 GMC Yukon is rich with good number of V-8 engine choices, differing only on their fuel capacities. The base model starts with 5.3-liter one that can raise 355-horsepower while the bigger 6.2-liter can push the horsepower up to 420. GMC has configured all the Yukon models as either rear or as four-wheel drives while plugging a 6-speed automatic transmission with the 5.3-liter V-8 engine and a 10-speed automatic one with the 6.2 one.
GMC has installed a beefy ladder frame in tune with a solid rear axle, to pep up the performance of every Yukon model and enable it to carry a weight of 8,500 pounds, which is at the higher end of the measuring scale of this segment.
As rightly said by the Forest City GMC dealership buyers, the popularity of the 2019 GMC Yukon is also because of its safety standards maintained in all the trims. GMC has equipped most of the Yukon models with a handful of safety features like bucket seats with a full set of attached airbags, anti-lock brakes, stability control and many more.
On the higher models like SLT and Denali you also get the safety touches of features like automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitors, lane-departure warnings, and front parking sensors.
All these make the 2019 GMC Yukon popular enough to be seen too frequently on the roads and parking slots.