2020 GMC Yukon XL
We originally expected the GMC Yukon and Yukon XL to be overhauled (redesigned and re-engineered) for the 2020 model year. However, that is not the case, as the all-new fifth-generation model is set to arrive for the 2021 model year, so long as complications caused by the COVID-19 pandemic do not result in any delays.
As such, the 2020 GMC Yukon XL represents the sixth model year for the fourth-generation of the full-size SUV.
Changes, Updates, New Features
- Addition of Carbon Black Metallic exterior color
- Deletion of Pepperdust Metallic exterior color
- Deletion of shade band at the top of windshield
- Addition of Value Plus Edition
- Addition of Denali Premium Package
- Deletion of the following editions and packages:
- Standard Edition Value Package
- Graphite Edition
- Graphite Performance Edition
- Denali Ultimate Package
- Denali Ultimate Black Edition
See detailed 2020 GMC Yukon XL changes, updates and new features here: 2020 GMC Yukon XL change log.
The updates and changes described here are specific to the U.S. market and may be different for other markets.
The 2020 GMC Yukon XL continues to be offered as an extended-length full-size five-door SUV. It is also available as a regular-length (Yukon) model.
The 2020 Yukon XL offers the following engine and transmisson choices:
|Engine||Fuel Type||Transmission||Drive||Power hp / kW @ RPM||Torque lb-ft / Nm @ RPM||Gear Ratio|
|5.3L V8 L83||Gasoline||6-Speed Automatic (MYC)||2WD (RWD) or 4WD||355 / 264.83 @ 5600||383 / 517.05 @ 4100||3.08 Standard, 3.42 Available|
|6.2L V8 L86||Gasoline||10-Speed Automatic (MF6)||2WD (RWD) or 4WD||420 / 313.32 @ 5600||460 / 621 @ 4100||3.23|
The 2020 GMC Yukon XL is offered in the following trim levels:
- SLE (3SA)
- SLT Standard Edition (4S1)
- SLT (4SA)
- Denali (5SA)
Like all fourth-generation units of the GMC Yukon, the 2020 Yukon XL continues to ride on GM’s GMT K2 platform shared with the Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Suburban, Cadillac Escalade and GMC Yukon XL. The same basic architecture is also used by the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra.
The 2020 Yukon XL launched in the fall of the 2019 calendar year.
We expect the 2020 model year to be the final year of production for the fourth-gen Yukon XL, meaning the all-new, fifth-gen Yukon should arrive for the 2021 model year and remain in production thru at least the 2025 model year. An all-new, next GMC Yukon will launch thereafter.
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- 2020 GMC Yukon XL Changes, Updates, New Features
- 2020 GMC Yukon XL Denali