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TYPE: SUV

TECHNOLOGY: Hybrid

MSRP: $52,800

In 2008, the GMC Hybrid, and its counterpart the Chevrolet Hybrid were the first to utilize the advanced two-mode powertrain developed jointly by Motors, BMW and the then DaimlerChrysler. full-size sport-utility vehicles a new breed of larger people that were significantly than their gas-powered

How much greener? Well, not talking hybrid car fuel numbers, but the two-mode technology in a 25-percent improvement in overall economy over the Yukon gas-powered counterpart. More is a 40-percent improvement in city Both the Yukon Hybrid and four-wheel drive models an EPA rating of 20 city/23 highway/21 as compared to the conventional Yukon’s with the 6.2-liter V-8.

this huge SUV’s fuel economy is 3 mpg better a Honda Accord coupe a 3.5-liter V-6 engine and manual

Automobile Magazine gave the Hybrid high praise, “We’ve professed our admiration for two-mode system before, going so far as to name it our Technology of the in 2008. There’s no doubt it’s a boon for those who need a full-size vehicle it allow an automobile that can the Brady Bunch, pull a and return some impressive numbers while driving town.”

Available with either or four-wheel drive, there are two levels available. The standard Yukon Hybrid has a starting of $52,820 for the 2WD model, $55,630 for the The lavishly appointed Yukon Hybrid 2WD starts at $60,635, the 4WD at

All prices are a $350 increase the outgoing models, and there are no changes for the model-year 2013.

Powertrain Details

GM’s variable transmission (EVT) and nickel-metal hydride battery work with the standard V-8 gasoline engine to enable the Hybrid’s efficient performance. of the fuel economy gains from the (EVT). The transmission is up of two 60-kilowatt electric motors, planetary gearsets and four gears that use the same as GM’s six-speed automatic

In order to keep the vehicle at peak efficiency, this system is able to run in one of two separate – hence the name “two-mode For low-speed, low-impact driving, the works just like hybrids; during stop-and-go and drives, the Yukon can operate electric power only, gas power only or a combination of Additionally, the engine shuts off the vehicle stops, and when its to go, the electric motors propel the big SUV to 30 mph for a couple of miles.

The second mode is mostly for driving, at which time one or electric motors can run concurrently with the V8 engine in order to a power boost. The two-mode is the key to the whole system, which to keep the engine running at the rpm for low fuel consumption. Essentially, it a balancing act between the engine and the motors.

It is also responsible for the transitions between the two modes seamless.

The gasoline engine plays a role in fuel For starters, engineers adapted the V8 to with late intake closing (Atkinson-cycle combustion for fuel economy gains. The also features cylinder technology.

In other words, engine can shut down of its eight cylinders when power is not needed – a big fuel on the highway.

Despite its focus on the Yukon Hybrid still all the power and capability needed a full-size SUV. It boasts 332 and the 2WD model can tow up to 6,200 pounds, pounds for 4-WD versions. If you it, the four-wheel drive system is to most trail-rated pickup allowing the Yukon to drive or through difficult road with excellent traction and

Exterior And Interior

Now in its fifth the GMC Yukon Hybrid remains a vehicle, with pleasing and a minimum of unnecessary adornment. exterior changes make the version more aerodynamic with the conventional Yukon. A bumper eliminates the regular fog lights for some corpulent including a wider front air dam moves more air underneath.

roof rack rails are for reduced drag, runningboards are front and rear to decrease resistance and the body shape was sharper cuts to hold air an extended rear spoiler to the vehicle’s overall aerodynamic The final touch is aero-efficient cast aluminum wheels.

The hybrid version is identifiable by its chrome honeycomb grille, exterior appointments and 22-inch wheels. Interesting that the is missing the functional cosmetic made to the regular Yukon yet, has the same fuel ratings.

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When introduced, the Hybrid’s cabin set the standard a straightforward design accompanied by materials and craftsmanship. But five later, competitors have the ante. That aside, the of standard features is quite including: tri-zone automatic control; 12-way power heated front bucket Bose sound system; player; Bluetooth connectivity; system; and power-adjustable pedals.

Stepping up to the Yukon Denali adds GM’s Magnetic Control, a power liftgate, wheel mounted audio heated second row seats and blind-zone alert.

Behind the third-row seats is a meager cubic feet of cargo This opens up to 60.3 feet with the third-row folded, but they don’t flat like some SUVs. To achieve a flat surface, the third row seats to be removed, and they each 50 pounds.

Driving Impressions

a stop, the electric drive can the Yukon Hybrid up to about 30 mph for a of miles or so before the gas engine over. The transition from to gas power is silky smooth and underway the ride comfort is good for a vehicle this Steering feel is on the mark, and body roll is present an aggressive turn, it’s than you would expect a three-ton vehicle.


I’m impressed the cylinder deactivation as a tool for fuel economy. With a practice, the big V8 can be coaxed into on four cylinders at around 40 and can do so for several miles. On the Interstate not difficult to maintain four-cylinder at 70 mph.

The Hybrid SUV For You?

If you are dead set on a full-size hybrid SUV there are three choices, the GMC Yukon and its corporate siblings, the Chevrolet Hybrid and the Cadillac Escalade Chevy’s Tahoe Hybrid is a few hundreds less but it’s is more pedestrian than the and the base model isn’t as appointed. On the other end, the Hybrid is more tech more luxurious with of bling, however, it’s 20 more than the Yukon.

the Yukon Hybrid offers is of capability for work-related endeavors, towing capabilities and an abundance of and amenities for large families, up to eight. Oh, then there’s the 20 city/23 highway/21 combined economy numbers.

What’s For The Yukon Hybrid?

There may not be a GMC Yukon Hybrid. Apparently Motors is leaning towards possibly all of the hybrid variants of the new and SUVs that are scheduled to as 2014 models at the 2013 American International Auto in January or 2013 Chicago Show in February. Since introduction in 2008, two-mode SUV and truck versions have not well plus, it’s reported that the 2014 development program has experienced overruns that has displeased

However, a cast-in-concrete decision has not made and, indeed, it is that an all-new 2014 Hybrid could make its at one of the auto shows. If so, it will to be built upon GM’s truck platform, including a rear axle for towing, and not switch to a crossover design. economy gains will from weight reduction, a displacement V8 engine, upgrading the to a lithium-ion pack, revised motors and possibly, an all-new electrically variable transmission.

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