The 2012 GMC Yukon was recently recognized as a top 10 best three-row SUV under $20,000.
According to automotive research and valuation company Kelley Blue Book, the 2012 GMC Yukon three-row SUV offers a solid alternative to a minivan for shoppers looking for a vehicle that can accommodate a large family. Buying on the used market also helps those customers on a budget, keeping the price point below $20,000.
The 2012 GMC Yukon joins other three-row SUVs on the Kelley Blue Book list like the 2013 Toyota Highlander, 2015 Honda Pilot, 2017 Kia Sorento, 2014 Ford Expedition, 2016 Mazda CX-9, 2016 Hyundai Santa Fe, 2016 Ford Flex, 2010 Toyota Sequoia, and 2013 Dodge Durango.
According to Kelley Blue Book, the 2012 GMC Yukon offers a premium interior and comfortable seats. The 2012 GMC Yukon also offers copious cargo room and can tow upwards of 9,600 pounds when properly equipped.
Under the skin, the 2012 GMC Yukon shares the same platform as the Chevy Suburban and Chevy Tahoe from the same time period, namely the GMT920. However, the GMC Yukon adds a more upscale approach to the platform, even “treading close to Cadillac Escalade territory.”
Engine options include a naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 gasoline engine producing 320 horsepower and 335 pound-feet of torque, a naturally aspirated 6.0L V8 producing 352 horsepower and 382 pound-feet of torque, a naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 producing 403 horsepower and 417 pound-feet of torque, and a hybrid 6.0L V8 producing 332 horsepower and 367 pound-feet of torque.
According to Kelley Blue Book Consumer reviews, the 2012 GMC Yukon gets 4.5 out of 5 stars overall, with 4.5 stars in terms of value, 4.6 stars in quality, 4.7 stars in reliability, 4.7 stars in performance, 4.8 stars in comfort, and 4.7 stars in styling.
As for possible cons, Kelley Blue Book says that customers looking for better fuel economy may want to look elsewhere. The publication also criticized the SUV’s maneuverability and size.