Truck Trend is the source for official specifications, payload, towing capacity, and other information that matters to real truck users. Check out the latest info for the GMC Yukon, Yukon XL 1500 and Yukon XL 2500; Yukon Denali and Yukon XL Denali. The GMC Yukon is available with four engine options; 5.3L V-8 FlexFuel (LMG), 5.3L V-8 FlexFuel (LC9), 6.0L V-8 FlexFuel, and 6.2L V-8 FlexFuel engines matted with a six-speed automatic transmission.


2011 GMC Yukon Techinical Specifications
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
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, Active Fuel Management 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 and Yukon XL)
326 / 243 @ 5300* (E85 – Yukon and 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 or E85 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: 14 / 20 (gas)
Yukon 4WD: 14 / 19 (gas)
Yukon XL 2WD: 14 / 20 (gas)
Yukon XL 4WD: 14 / 19 (gas)
Yukon 4WD: 14 / 19 (gas) Yukon XL 2WD: 12 / 17 (gas)
Yukon XL 4WD: 12 / 17 (gas)
2WD: 12 / 19 (gas)
4WD: 12 / 18 (gas)
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
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)
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)
Wheels / Tires
Wheel size and type: 17 x 7.5-inch machined cast aluminum
17 x 7.5-inch machined forged aluminum, 8-lug (Yukon XL 2500)
20 x 8.5-inch polished aluminum
20 x 8.5-inch chrome-clad aluminum
Tires: P265/70R17 blackwall Bridgestone all-season radial
LT265/70R17 on-/off-road, radial (Yukon XL 2500)
P265/65R18-112S all-season radial
P275/55R20 blackwall Bridgestone all-season radial


2011 GMC Yukon Techinical 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: 77 / 1955
Denali: 75.9 / 1927
2WD: 76.8 / 1950
4WD: 77.2 / 1962
Denali: 77.2 / 1962
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): TBD TBD
Weight distribution (% front / rear): All: 52 / 48 All: 51 / 49
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: 65.3 / 1658
Yukon XL: 65.3 / 1658
Yukon: 65.2 / 1657
Yukon XL: 65.2 / 1657
Yukon: 61.7 / 1567
Yukon XL: 64.7 / 1643
Hip room (in / mm): Yukon: 64.4 / 1635
Yukon XL: 64.4 / 1635
Yukon: 60.6 / 1539
Yukon XL: 61.8 / 1570
Yukon: 49.1 / 1246
Yukon XL: 49.4 / 1254
Cargo volume (cu ft / L)
Behind 1st row, 2nd row folded no third row: Yukon: 108.9 / 3084
Yukon XL: 137.4 / 3891
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Behind 2nd row no third row: -- Yukon: 60.3 / 1708
Yukon XL: 90 / 2548
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Behind 3rd 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.
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 / 3220
4WD: 7300 / 3311
Denali 2WD: 7100 / 3220
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: 1774 / 804
4WD: 1705 / 773
2WD Denali: 1601 / 726
4WD Denali: 1610 / 730
2WD: 1519 / 689
4WD: 1563 / 709
2WD Denali: 1436 / 651
4WD Denali: 1440 / 653
Maximum trailer towing maximum (lb / kg): 2WD: 8500 / 3855
4WD: 8200 / 3719
2WD Denali: 8300 / 3765
4WD Denali: 8100 / 3674
1500 2WD: 8100 / 3674
1500 4WD: 8000 / 3626
2WD Denali: 7900 / 3583
4WD Denali: 7800 / 3538
2500 2WD: 9600 / 4354
2500 4WD: 9400 / 4263
Fuel tank (gal / L): 26 / 98 31.5 / 119 (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.

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