GMC Yukon 0-60 times

Out of all performance specs, nothing but GMC Yukon 0-60 times can better speak about the vehicle's temper. While horsepower and torque blow smoke in the eyes, Yukon zero to sixty specs and average time to run a quarter mile are pretty straightforward metrics allowing to compare against its competitors.

Very often there is no chance of doing Yukon 0-to-60 test personally and making conclusions from the experience of the other drivers is the last thing you want.

Conducting a trustworthy test drive requires following a strict methodology that is intended to eliminate the inconsistent circumstances like weather, tires, surface, engine temperature. It is always better to leave it for professionals.


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The cold air part is also important in making more power. Cold air is denser and contains more oxygen molecules than warm air does. So if you can get cooler air into your GMC Yukon engine, your car will be able to mix more fuel with that air, making more power. Combine that with the more air through the larger and less restrictive filter and intake tube and you can see up to a 15-20 horsepower increase. K&N has even reported an estimated increase of 56.96 horsepower out of the 57-2571 intake for 2007-2009 Shelby GT500!


2021 GMC Yukon 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
SLE 4x2
355 Hp, 383 Lb-Ft., 5490 Weight, 16 City / 20 Hwy mpg
7.5 sec, 15.3 @ 0
SLE 4x4
355 Hp, 383 Lb-Ft., 5677 Weight, 16 City / 20 Hwy mpg
7.5 sec, 15.3 @ 0
SLT 4x2
355 Hp, 383 Lb-Ft., 5490 Weight, 16 City / 20 Hwy mpg
7.5 sec, 15.3 @ 0
SLT 4x4
355 Hp, 383 Lb-Ft., 5677 Weight, 16 City / 20 Hwy mpg
7.5 sec, 15.3 @ 0
AT4 4x4
355 Hp, 383 Lb-Ft., 5677 Weight, 16 City / 20 Hwy mpg
7.5 sec, 15.3 @ 0
Denali 4x2
420 Hp, 460 Lb-Ft., 5631 Weight, 15 City / 20 Hwy mpg
7.5 sec, 15.3 @ 0
Denali 4x4
420 Hp, 460 Lb-Ft., 5827 Weight, 14 City / 19 Hwy mpg
7.5 sec, 15.3 @ 0

Car And Driver Results

2020 GMC Yukon 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Denali 4x4
420 Hp, 460 Lb-Ft., 5473 Weight, 14 City / 22 Hwy mpg
5.2 sec, 14 @ 100
Denali 4x2
420 Hp, 460 Lb-Ft., 5482 Weight, 14 City / 23 Hwy mpg
5.5 sec, 14.2 @ 99
SLE 4x4
355 Hp, 383 Lb-Ft., 5626 Weight, 15 City / 21 Hwy mpg
6.5 sec, 14.8 @ 94
SLT 4x4
355 Hp, 383 Lb-Ft., 5626 Weight, 15 City / 21 Hwy mpg
6.5 sec, 14.8 @ 92
SLE 4x2
355 Hp, 383 Lb-Ft., 5379 Weight, 15 City / 22 Hwy mpg
7.3 sec, 15.5 @ 93
SLT Standard Edition 4x2
355 Hp, 383 Lb-Ft., 5379 Weight, 15 City / 22 Hwy mpg
7.3 sec, 14.8 @ 0
SLT Standard Edition 4x4
355 Hp, 383 Lb-Ft., 5626 Weight, 15 City / 21 Hwy mpg
7.3 sec, 14.8 @ 0
SLT 4x2
355 Hp, 383 Lb-Ft., 5379 Weight, 15 City / 22 Hwy mpg
7.3 sec, 15.5 @ 93

Car And Driver Results

2019 GMC Yukon 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Denali 4x4
420 Hp, 460 Lb-Ft., 5473 Weight, 14 City / 22 Hwy mpg
5.2 sec, 14 @ 100
Denali 4x2
420 Hp, 460 Lb-Ft., 5482 Weight, 14 City / 23 Hwy mpg
5.5 sec, 14.2 @ 99
SLE 4x4
355 Hp, 383 Lb-Ft., 5626 Weight, 15 City / 21 Hwy mpg
6.5 sec, 14.8 @ 94
SLT 4x4
355 Hp, 383 Lb-Ft., 5626 Weight, 15 City / 21 Hwy mpg
6.5 sec, 14.8 @ 92
SLE 4x2
355 Hp, 383 Lb-Ft., 5379 Weight, 15 City / 22 Hwy mpg
7.3 sec, 15.5 @ 93
SLT Standard Edition 4x2
355 Hp, 383 Lb-Ft., 5379 Weight, 15 City / 22 Hwy mpg
7.3 sec, 14.8 @ 0
SLT Standard Edition 4x4
355 Hp, 383 Lb-Ft., 5626 Weight, 15 City / 21 Hwy mpg
7.3 sec, 14.8 @ 0
SLT 4x2
355 Hp, 383 Lb-Ft., 5379 Weight, 15 City / 22 Hwy mpg
7.3 sec, 15.5 @ 93

2018 GMC Yukon 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Denali 4x4
420 Hp, 460 Lb-Ft., 5473 Weight, N/A mpg
5.2 sec, 14 @ 100
Denali 4x2
420 Hp, 460 Lb-Ft., 5482 Weight, N/A mpg
5.5 sec, 14.2 @ 99
SLE 4x4
355 Hp, 383 Lb-Ft., 5626 Weight, 16 City / 22 Hwy mpg
6.5 sec, 14.8 @ 94
SLT 4x4
355 Hp, 383 Lb-Ft., 5626 Weight, 16 City / 22 Hwy mpg
6.5 sec, 14.8 @ 92
SLE 4x2
355 Hp, 383 Lb-Ft., 5379 Weight, 16 City / 23 Hwy mpg
7.3 sec, 15.5 @ 93
SLT 4x2
355 Hp, 383 Lb-Ft., 5379 Weight, 16 City / 23 Hwy mpg
7.3 sec, 15.5 @ 93

Car And Driver Results

Zero to 60 mph 5.8 sec
Zero to 100 mph 14.6 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph 6.2 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph 3.1 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph 3.9 sec
Standing ¼-mile 14.3 sec @ 99 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph 192 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad 0.76 g
Source: С&D

2017 GMC Yukon 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
Denali 4x2
5.5 sec, 14.2 @ 99
SLE 4x4
6.5 sec, 14.8 @ 92
SLT 4x4
6.5 sec, 14.8 @ 92
SLE 4x2
7.3 sec, 15.5 @ 90
SLT 4x2
7.3 sec, 15.5 @ 90


GMC Yukon 0-60 mph acceleration across years

Year of a Model0-60 times1/4 mile times
2021

7.5 sec

15.3 @ 0 mph
2020

5.2 - 7.3 sec

14 @ 100 - 15.5 @ 92 mph
2019

5.2 - 7.3 sec

14 @ 100 - 15.5 @ 92 mph
2018

5.2 - 7.3 sec

14 @ 100 - 15.5 @ 92 mph
2017

5.5 - 7.3 sec

14.2 @ 99 - 15.5 @ 90 mph
2016

5.5 - 7.3 sec

14.2 @ 99 - 15.5 @ 92 mph
2015

5.3 - 7.3 sec

14.1 @ 100 - 15.5 @ 92 mph
2014

6.3 - 8.3 sec

14.8 @ 92 - 16.3 @ 83 mph
2013

6.3 - 8.3 sec

14.8 @ 92 - 16.3 @ 83 mph
2012

6.3 - 8.3 sec

14.8 @ 92 - 16.3 @ 84 mph
2011

6.4 - 8.5 sec

14.9 @ 91 - 16.5 @ 83 mph
2010

6.3 - 8.5 sec

14.9 @ 92 - 16.4 @ 83 mph
2009

6.3 - 8.2 sec

14.8 @ 91 - 16.6 @ 82 mph
2008

6.4 - 8.4 sec

15 @ 90 - 16.6 @ 81 mph
2007

6.4 - 8.4 sec

15 @ 90 - 16.6 @ 81 mph
2006

7.1 - 8.3 sec

15.1 @ 91 - 16.2 @ 87 mph
2005

7.1 - 8.4 sec

15.1 @ 91 - 16.3 @ 87 mph
2004

7.3 - 8.2 sec

15.2 @ 90 - 16.2 @ 88 mph
2003

7.5 - 8.4 sec

15.4 @ 89 - 16.2 @ 87 mph
2002

7.2 - 7.8 sec

15.8 @ 0 - 16.3 @ 0 mph
2001

7.2 - 7.8 sec

15.8 @ 0 - 16.3 @ 0 mph
2000

7.3 - 7.4 sec

16 @ 0 mph
1999

7.7 - 7.8 sec

16.3 @ 0 - 16.4 @ 0 mph

Among the familiar body-on-frame SUVs, the GMC Yukon does have some things to offer, although it has a hard time comparing positively with other competitors in the sector. It is not devoided of merit or use, but rather, doesn’t quite stand out among models from other companies that more or less capture its features, both on towing utility and road handling.

Still, with room for up to nine people – depending on the trim - and non-insignificant strength for cargo -up to 8,100 pounds-, this is definitively a model that you should consider if you want a street-oriented family SUV, especially adventure and vacation lovers. You can opt for the all-wheel drive and the stronger V-8 to power your way down dirty roads for camping, tourism adventure, and exploration.

The Yukon also behaves very well in the city, and the only difficulty you might find is the size of the SUV that might be an obstacle for urban driving. Besides that, the steering is very accurate, and the good stability when turning around corners makes it safe and comfortable for a ride.

The standard engine for the Yukon is a 5.3-liter V-8 that puts out 355hp and delivers 383 lb-ft of torque and reaches 60mph in under 6 seconds. It comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission. For many drivers, this power will be more than enough, but if you want to step it up, you can opt for the Yukon Denalis, by far the most popular trim of the line.

Yukon Denalis features a respectable 6.2-liter V-8 with astounding 420hp and 460 lb-ft of torque, paired with a 10-speed automatic. It might not be a fast vehicle, barely topping the 100 miles per hour, but the more than respectable strength makes it a strong option.

Interestingly enough, all Yukon trims allow further fuel savings by switching to four cylinders in low-exigence situations.

Moving on to the exterior, the Yukon has a sober design that still manages to give it a high-end appeal, even the most economical trims. The outline is sober, slightly square, and devoided of unnecessary curves and accents. It’s clean, functional and well put together. The headlights and taillights are organically integrated with the design. If you want to go for the higher end, the Yukon Denali offers characteristic chrome finishing and wheel designs that help it stand out of the crowd.

Finally, the interior matches the exterior in its high-end oriented style. All passengers fit comfortably, and the general design is smooth and curved. On top of the instinctively put together dashboard shines an 8” touchscreen.



GMC Yukon specs