General Motors introduced a brand-new fifth generation for the GMC Yukon nameplate with the 2021 model year. The 2022 GMC Yukon follows as the second model year of the fifth-gen Yukon, introducing a few relatively small changes and updates. Now, interested customers can spec theirs using the official online configurator.
Some of the updates between the 2021 model year and 2022 GMC Yukon include the deletion of two exterior paint options, namely Dark Sky Metallic and Smokey Quartz Metallic, with Redwood Metallic added to the paint lineup. Additionally, the following 22-inch wheel options have been deleted (relevant RPO codes listed in parentheses):
- 22-inch Black Gloss wheels with Chrome inserts (SHD)
- 22-inch 6-spoke Midnight Silver machine-faced aluminum wheels with Chrome inserts (SEW)
- 22-inch Carbon Flash Metallic wheels (SEZ)
- 22-inch Multi-spoke Bright polished wheels (SES)
- 22-inch 6-Spoke Low Gloss Black Wheels with Machined Accents (SEV)
- 22-inch Bright Chrome wheels (SF0)
The above deleted wheel options are replaced by five new wheel options, specifically:
- 20-inch Multi-spoke Gloss Black wheels (SEM)
- 22-inch Multi-spoke Gloss Black wheels (SRV)
- 22-inch Black wheels with selective machining (SRL)
- 22-inch Multi-spoke Chrome wheels (SSI)
- 22-inch Multi-split spoke Chrome wheels (SSW)
Further updates include availability for 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine as an option for the 2022 GMC Yukon AT4 off-roader, while all trim levels now come equipped with the 12-inch Multi-Color Enhanced Driver Information Center (RPO code UDV) as standard. Lane Keep Assist and Lane Departure Warning are both included as standard as well. The Denali Black Package (RPO code RGF) is optional for the Denali trim level.
As before with the 2021 model year, the 2022 GMC Yukon rides on the GM T1 platform, and features an independent rear suspension. Engine options include the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine, naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, and the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax, all of which connect to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Both a standard body length and the extended body length Yukon XL are offered, the former of which is 210.7 inches long, and the latter of which is 225.7 inches long. Production takes place at the GM Arlington plant in Arlington, Texas.