The 2022 GMC Yukon will once again be equipped with the Automatic Engine Stop/Start feature, GM Authority has learned.
Starting with units produced on or after December 13th, new 2022 GMC Yukon models equipped with either the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine or naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine will feature the Automatic Engine Stop/Start feature (RPO code KL9) as standard.
General Motors removed the Automatic Engine Stop/Start feature from new units of the GMC Yukon in October as a result of the ongoing global microchip shortage. Buyers who purchased a vehicle affected by the feature deletion were offered a $50 credit.
The 2022 Chevy Tahoe and 2022 Chevy Suburban were also affected by the deletion of Automatic Engine Stop/Start. However, as GM Authority covered previously, both the 2022 Chevy Tahoe and 2022 Chevy Suburban have regained the feature as of December 13th.
As a reminder, the Automatic Engine Stop/Start feature automatically shuts off the engine when the vehicle is stopped, such as at a stoplight or in heavy traffic. As soon as the driver removes their foot from the brake, the system restarts the engine, thus increasing fuel economy and decreasing emissions.
Like the rest of the full-size GM SUV lineup, the 2022 GMC Yukon rides on the GM T1 platform and is equipped with an independent rear suspension. In addition to the 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine and 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine previously mentioned, the Yukon is also offered with the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax.
All three engines connect to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Customers can get the 2022 GMC Yukon in both a standard body length and extended body length Yukon XL, 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.