The train of full-size Yukon SUVs traveled along the meandering Klondike Highway, taking several detours to drive along dirt mining roads and climb King Solomon’s Dome: a 4,000 foot peak southeast of Dawson City. The vehicles then went up the Dempster Highway – a rugged road built largely through old dog sled trails – to the Arctic Circle.
Even the base 2015 GMC Yukon comes equipped with a potent EcoTec3 V8 with direct-injection and variable valve-timing. It also comes with a locking rear-differential and hill-start assist: equipment that will prove useful when, say, driving through the Yukon to the Arctic Circle, or tackling dirt mining roads.
In short, the 2015 GMC Yukon is a utility vehicle with photographic evidence that it can indeed live up to its name.