GMC Yukon Likely To Reach 250,000 Miles, Study Says24
Often times, reliability and durability go hand-in-hand. When discussing both these attributes in vehicles, it can be hard not to mention body-on-frame, full-size SUVs like the GMC Yukon and GMC Yukon XL. In fact, the Yukon is so dependable, that it was recently ranked as one of the longest-lasting vehicles on the road today.
In a study performed by iSeeCars, the GMC Yukon ranks fifth on the list of 20 cars with the greatest potential lifespan, with a potential mileage of 252,360 miles or more. In fact, only three Toyotas and one GM product ranked higher, with the Toyota Sequoia capping off the list with a potential mileage of almost 300,000 miles.
On a list of just SUVs, the GMC Yukon ranks fourth overall, beaten only by the venerable Chevy Suburban, as well as two Toyotas.
To gather the data used in this study, iSeeCars examined more than two million vehicles sold for at least 10 years in the past 20 model years, and then ranked each model by its highest mileage-achieving example. All vehicles that were ranked had at least two percent of units surpass 200,000 miles, while the top one percent of these vehicles drove between 230,000 and just under 300,000 miles over the past two decades.
“What we see is a list of highly-durable vehicles, capable of more than a quarter-million miles of use if properly maintained,” said Karl Brauer, iSeeCars Executive Analyst. “And to be clear, this study isn’t reporting the maximum lifespan of these vehicles. This is simply a measure of current odometer readings. Most of these cars are still in use and going strong.”
The current 2023 GMC Yukon is offered with three engine options, including the naturally aspirated 5.3L V8 L84 gasoline engine, rated at 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque, the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, rated at 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, and the 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax, rated at 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
Beneath the skin, the 2023 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL ride on the GM T1 platform, while production takes place at the GM Arlington plant in Texas.
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And for some, that’s about the time it’ll be paid off.
Has the collapsing lifter / bent push rod issue gotten any better?
It was never an issue with these outside of the bad batch. Failure rates are below 1%, No different than most companies major engine failure issues. Try some new relevant material after doing some research next time, as opposed to regurgitation some upset customers spouting off on the internet…
I’ve actually spent months doing research and found hundreds of posts/comments/articles across multiple sites with complaints of this issue and lots were for vehicles outside of the specified window of the “bad batch”, and across many model years. I’ve also gotten plenty of comments from mechanics at dealers on how many vehicles they are servicing because of it. It’s far from a 1% issue.
So thanks for jumping to conclusions, you’re a true internet warrior. Like to see your facts and statistics the next time you want to be condescending.
You must not have enough common logic to support an argument. GM doesn’t make a bad batch of cars, sooooooo
Considering there are dudes with brand new refreshed 2022.5 and up trucks still gettting lifter failures after as little as 500 miles, I’d say it’s still an ongoing issue
The GMC Yukon can and will exceed 250,000 miles, because GM vehicles are strong, and made to last!
Is the D/I valve coking issue a thing of the past?
Yes, never was an issue with these outside of the bad batch. Failure rates are below 1%, No different than most companies major engine failure issues. Try some new relevant material after doing some research next time…
Not surprised but it will be interesting to see if today’s tiny turbos can run that long?
I have a 2003 Chevy Tahoe 4×4 Z71 with over 500.000 miles on it
Still going strong…
LS engines are great !!!!!
The diesel for sure.
You can’t do any significant work on a motor without removing the valve covers. That’s my definition of durability. How many miles will a properly maintained (and driven) motor last without removing the valve covers?
Inherited my grandpa’s ’01 Yukon about 8 years go. Now has 242k+, engine is STRONG, No rust. Replaced tranny last year. It was the most expensive thing that has ever heen done to this truck. I love this truck 😊. Keep up the oil changes, tune ups and stay up on your preventive maintenance, and your vehicle will last for YEARS.
Yes, ma’am you are singing my song!
Nothing but problems with my 2017. Multiple recalls, A/C leak near compressor (recall only up to 60k), Brake lights quit working (LED connections), transmission started going out at 100k, getting rebuilt at 118k. Brake cylinder issues, GPS antenna corroded… Last GMC I “invest” in. I will stick to my Lexus and Toyotas.
Ha! I bet those problems happened with the toyota, or lexus. No GMC has that much problems. You must be a fordtard robot.
That’s what I thought when my wife wanted to get it… I can send the service records and you can check the recall boards for GM…
GM is the best, and GM has the LEAST amount of recalls, and I am married, and I can and will show proof that GM is the best, soooooooo
Are you serious? Something seriously wrong with you….
I’m fine, I am just saying facts. It’s not my fault that you don’t know that GM is the best.
I have 2008 express 2500 4.8
Over 450,000 km, running great and very little trouble the entire journey… love my Chevy
I’m at 337k and just had a cracked radiator with my 2001.
my first suburban had 650,000Km last time I checked with the new owner. It was a 96. And a lot of fun, haha.