2017, 2018 GMC Yukon XL Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
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GMC Yukon XL Prices - How Much is a GMC Yukon XL?
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What's New For 2018?
Only several small changes were made to the 2018 GMC Yukon XL. The Denali trim comes with a brand-new 10-speed automatic transmission. Also, there is a new chrome grille, sunroof, and various tech features.
The 2018 GMC Yukon XL is only available as a large SUV with third-row seating.
There are three different trim levels available on the 2018 GMC Yukon XL. The base trim is known as the SLE, and it comes standard with a 5.3-L V8 engine. This engine is linked with a 6-speed automatic transmission, and you can opt for four-wheel drive even though rear-wheel drive comes standard. The SLE rides atop 18-inch wheels and features the OnStar communication system, front seats that are power-adjustable, and an 8-inch LCD touchscreen display. The mid-level trim is the SLT, and it features everything you can find on the SLE. It adds gorgeous leather upholstery to the cabin, keyless ignition and entry, and blind spot monitoring. Additionally, the steering wheel and first and second-row seats are heated. The line-topping Denali trim receives power from a 6.2-L V8 engine. With help from the new 10-speed automatic, this powerful V8 is able to produce 420 hp and a whopping 460 lb-ft of torque. The Denali has larger wheels and boasts a head-up instrument display panel and a built-in navigation system. The new Denali Ultimate package can be equipped, and it adds even bigger wheels, a DVD system as part of the rear seat entertainment set-up, and power side steps.
Driving performance on the 2018 GMC Yukon XL is really a mixed bag. Acceleration on the Denali's powertrain is decent and slightly better than the previous year thanks to the new 10-speed automatic. In fact, the Denali can get from 0 to 60 mph in just over 6 seconds. The brakes, however, feel too soft for most drivers to have confidence in, and you can certainly find firmer brakes on other vehicles in this class. The Yukon XL's steering is a little bit on the light side, but it provides sufficient feedback and feels predictable when driving along a straight roadway. The two lower trim levels struggle with handling turns while the Denali's adaptive suspension provides a little more refinement. Of course, this is a large vehicle and will encounter difficulties on narrow roads and in tight parking spaces. Since the Yukon XL tends to sit atop big wheels, there isn't a trim level that is truly optimized for off-roading.
Fuel economy and third-row SUVs generally don't go well together, and the Yukon XL is no exception. The Yukon XL's two lower trim levels get 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway with rear-wheel drive equipped. Of course, four-wheel drive will take these numbers down slightly. The Denali's 10-speed might help to marginally improve its fuel economy.
The 2018 Yukon XL is a capable daily driver catered toward those who need to haul their family around. There are plenty of creature comforts available, and the Denali's new 10-speed automatic transmission should improve some aspects of its performance.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base GMC Yukon XL invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All GMC Yukon XL MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.