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If you’ve got your heart set on a full-size SUV. the 2012 GMC Yukon Hybrid is a fuel-efficient choice, though it comes with a steep price.

The GMC Yukon Hybrid sounds like a good idea because it has good fuel economy for an SUV. Its interior is well-made and it has the highest seating capacity in its class, along with its corporate twin, the Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid. However, the Yukon Hybrid may come with too many sacrifices for most shoppers.

Shoppers who truly need the outsized towing capacity of a truck-based SUV will be better off with the gas-only Yukon, which can tow over a ton more than the Yukon Hybrid. Families who can sacrifice a bit of capability will likely be more comfortable in a crossover SUV like the Dodge Durango. which can match the Yukon’s towing capability with its V6 engine. Additionally, the Yukon Hybrid costs about $12,400 more than the base model, which will take about 22 years to make up in fuel savings, according to the EPA.

Anyone who’s buying the Yukon Hybrid because it can seat eight should know that the third row is barely big enough for children.


For those shoppers who have already decided on a large SUV, and have a bit of extra money to spend to go green, the 2012 GMC Yukon is a good choice. However, most other buyers looking for a fuel-efficient SUV with seating for seven can save lots of money by opting for a crossover SUV instead.

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If you’re in the market for a full-size hybrid SUV, your only choices are the GMC Yukon Hybrid and its corporate siblings, the Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid and the Cadillac Escalade Hybrid. They all offer similar strengths and drawbacks, since they share a powertrain and basic structure. The Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid is the best deal of the group, offering a competitive price to a similarly-equipped gas-only Tahoe, while the Cadillac Escalade Hybrid comes with a huge price tag and corresponding amounts of swagger.

Shoppers who can sacrifice a bit of towing capacity will likely be better off with a fuel-efficient crossover like the Ford Flex with its optional Ecoboost engine. It only costs a few hundred dollars more per year in gas than the Yukon Hybrid, according to the EPA. and its Titanium trim can be equipped with the same luxury features as the Yukon Denali Hybrid for a fraction of the price. Its interior is also more family-friendly, since it offers an …-sized third row and unusual features like a refrigerated center console.

Details: GMC Yukon Hybrid

The 2012 GMC Yukon Hybrid comes in two trims: base and Denali. The gas-only GMC Yukon is reviewed separately. Apart from some updates to its navigation system and a few new exterior paint colors, the GMC Yukon Hybrid doesn’t see any significant changes for 2012.

Thanks to its size, traditional body-on-frame construction and multitude of options, the GMC Yukon family leaves a big footprint in the SUV market.” — Road and Track “The GMC Yukon Hybrid offers compelling efficiency and decent tow capacity, but a regular large crossover will likely be a better choice for most consumers.” — Edmunds “Exploiting the hybrid capabilities requires some practice, and spongy brake feel isn’t welcome in a vehicle this size. But interior noise levels are low, and the ride is luxury-car smooth.” — Car and Driver “The Hybrid offers significant fuel savings versus conventional Yukon models, albeit at a stiff price premium.” — Consumer Guide

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