The 2021 GMC Yukon comes standard with an electronic Traction Select System that allows the driver to quickly switch between multiple pre-set vehicle settings and configurations. The Traction Select System can optimize the powertrain calibration and traction control and stability control settings to suit a variety of terrain and driving conditions, giving the driver some added confidence behind the wheel.
Not all new owners of the 2021 GMC Yukon may know how to use the Traction Select System and how to properly take advantage of it when behind the wheel, so General Motors has released a helpful how-to video providing a succinct explanation of how the technology works.
The Traction Select System can be adjusted via the knob on the dashboard located to the left of the driver. By turning the knob, the driver can choose between different Traction Select System modes, including Normal, Sport, Snow/Ice, Off-Road, Tow/Haul, Off Road and Terrain. Not all of these settings are available on all models. For example, the Snow/Ice is for optimizing traction in wintery weather conditions on two-wheel-drive Yukon models, while Terrain is for providing enhanced control in low speed off-road conditions on four-wheel-drive models with a single-speed transfer case.
GMC’s how-to video for the Traction Select System also covers how to use the optional Hill Descent Control system available on the 2021 GMC Yukon. To use this system, all the driver has to do is press the dedicated Hill Descent Control button and a green icon will illuminate on the dash to let the user know it has been engaged. When on, Hill Descent Control will automatically apply the brakes when the vehicle is rolling down a hill in forward or reverse gear, giving some added control and confidence – especially when towing or hauling a heavier load.
Check out the video embedded below to learn more about the 2021 GMC Yukon’s Traction Select System and Hill Descent Control.