2012 GMC Yukon One Of Best Used Three-Row SUVs Under $20K, Says KBB12
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.
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I see tons of these with horribly fogged lights and rusted through rear quarter panels. Not to mention the oil consumption and cam/lifter issues. I don’t see anything “upscale” about them, I really feel there was a lack of quality during that period.
Too bad it was not offered with a Diesel back then. It would have been A++. Mike, you must live in the East or rust belt. No problems with rust in Nevada.
A great value if you can find one which was not used as a home to live in.
Obviously you don’t have a rust problem in Nevada. Here in Michigan you can really see amazing differences in vehicles with regards to how well they handle the salt.
I use to love stealing these honeys back in the day. Lots of good memories.
here in NE PA we had two fleets of these with converted 6 liter V8 to LNG milage was great but bodies never made it past 4-5 yrs plus if you di find one that was garage kept, it still already has 140,000 miles on it. Not an issue for the engine, but replacing the suspension is a must. (especially front) & of cource brakes lines .. ect … pick one up for $12,500-$14K and have to spend another $4500 (self labor) and you have a “nice 10 year old vehicle
A nice ten year old vehicle free of gidgy-gadgets, oddball shifters, things that go ding-ding at you if you sneeze wrong, and other annoyances of a new vehicle. $20k for something that will last for a while – that is, one from a salt-free-winter area – beats $60K for a new one.
If I were a new car dealer in the rust belt I would offer free rust proofing to new car buyers. You will keep those buyers happy and most likely they will come back for their next vehicles. Also the rust proofed trade ins will be better values to used car buyers on the dealer’s used lot. The used car shoppers will also be coming back.
I’m originally from Cleveland, Ohio. My Dad always had his new vehicles Ziebart rustproofed. The cost was well worth it. He received more $$$ when selling the car.
most dealers used to (free) now it’s available, but honestly the lower cost one is crap.
Just buy a non gm vehicle.
gm is notorious for rust.
The germans do this much much MUCH better.
You can be sure the lyriq will be same.
When the batteries die, every body panel wll have rust holes, so after 8 years one way to the scrapper!
Unless it’s a very low mileage vehicle, these things would be rattling themselves to death on the inside. Anyone who has ever taken more than five Uber rides knows this. Nothing sounds worse on the inside riding around a big city than a GM SUV with >80K miles on it.
these ones with early models (2007-2009) had 6.2 with no AFM , an aggressive cam withLS3 stroke , a fine motor.
for the 2010+ had funny 6.2