2015 Yukon Review
I’ve had my 2015 GMC Yukon for over three months. My Yukon SLT is a 4-wheel drive, Iridium Metallic with a Coco Dune Interior. I have the Entertainment, Sun and Destinations package, 2nd Row Bucket Seats and towing package.
I love to drive my new Yukon. I am only 5’3 so I was worried I wouldn’t feel comfortable driving such a big vehicle. The Yukon has adjustable brake and gas peddles that move forward and backward with a touch of a button. This combined with the seats adjusting up, down, forward and backward allows me to position myself where I can see well in all directions. I also like that the car sits high enough off the ground that I don’t grind into curbs or pavement when I go up over a curb (happens more often than I like to admit) or there is a steep hill.
I must admit one of the biggest reasons I was drawn to the Yukon were the second row bucket seats. The bucket seats give the convenience of a mini van interior without having to drive a mini van. There are a lot of extra family friendly perks that come with a mini van that don’t come with the Yukon though, so it’s a trade off. My kids can easily get in and out of the third row. Many people disagree but I myself have sat back in the third row and feel it has a good amount of space. It’s my perspective I guess? I don’t sit back there and expect it to be as roomy as the front seat but I can certainly ride back there and not get out limping.
The entertainment system is one of the biggest weaknesses of the 2015 Yukon in my book. It’s a family vehicle and the TV is a wonderful feature for long trips. Yet, GMC doesn’t have the technology to make it easy or enjoyable to use. The 2015 Yukon has outdated composite connections and doesn’t have an HDMI connection. This means movies on newer iPads or iPhones with lightning connections can not be played on the Yukon television using the composite/USB connectors. There is a work around and you can read more about that here.
One of my favorite safety features are the side mirrors. In the mirror a little car icon lights up anytime someone is approaching or is in your blind spot. There is also a feature that makes the seat vibrate when the car moves out of it’s lane lines. Another great feature is the crash immanent warning where a red light flashes on the front window and the seat vibrates if something happens in front of the truck and brakes haven’t been applied.
Things I love about my Yukon:
- The car offers ample storage in front cabin for purse and misc items
- It is fun to drive
- It feels smaller than it is
- Lots of safety features
- It’s easy to get my kids in and out
- Seats fold up and down with the touch of a button
Things I don’t love about my Yukon:
- 3rd Row doesn’t have USB ports
- Entertainment Package – No HDMI only composite connections so you can’t watch videos from newer iphones that have lightning connector
- Cargo Area in Back isn’t big. My double Bob jogging stroller won’t fit without folding down one of the seats… consider an XL if this is important to you.