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2011 GMC Yukon Michigan

The 2011 GMC Yukon is the no-excuses full-size SUV engineered for those who refuse to sacrifice capability for refinement or capacity for efficiency.  This uncompromising approach gives Yukon Denali the most power in tis class.  It’s why Yukon Hybrid is the first full-size SUV with a two-mode hybrid system for the best fuel economy in its class.  It’s also why Yukon XL offers nine-passenger seating and cargo capacity unmatched by any competitor.  Together, these accomplishments and more make Yukon the benchmark for the full-size SUV and exemplify why GMC engineers never say never.

Engineered to Excel

The Vortec V-8 engine family is designed to deliver power without compromise.  Each engine uses premium materials and advanced technology that give you impressive overall refinement and efficiency.  In fact, when Yukon is equipped with the 5.3L V-8 VVT, it offers an EPA-estimated highway mpg rating of 21, better than any competitor in its class.

At 403 horsepower and 417 lb-ft of torque, the Vortec 6.2L V-8 VVT engine that is standard in the 2011 Yukon Denali and 2011 Yukon XL Denali offers the most horsepower and torque in its class.  Thanks to this engine’s uncompromised engineering, its bold acceleration and passing capability are also matched with a smooth idle and progressive low-speed response rarely found in V-8s of similar performance.

2011 GMC Yukon Michigan

OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics (OVD)

To keep your engine performing at its best, you can monitor its operation and many of your 2011 Yukon’s other vital functions with OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics (OVD).  With OVD, your vehicle can run through a series of checks  for your engine, transmission, antilock brakes and more, than e-mail you a summary of the results every month.  If you choose, you can press the OnStar button and ask your Advisor to perform a complete system check as you drive.

Response at Any Speed

To give you immediate acceleration with strong reserve response at almost any speed, the standard Vortec 5.3L V-8 VVT with Active Fuel Management (AFM) is tuned to deliver its power across a wide RPM range.  This engine also offers the best highway fuel economy of any conventional gas V-8 in its class, an EPA-estimated 21 mpg hwy.

2011 GMC Yukon Saginaw

6-Speed Automatic

All 5.3L and 6.2L Yukon models are equipped with a 6-speed automatic transmission engineered to extract optimum performance from the Vortec engine.  Standard with all 6-speed automatics is Driver Shift Control (DSC), which lets you manually shift gears to suit driving conditions.  Shift to the “M” position and DSC will also allow you to shift gears up and down with the +/- tap shift selector.  All Yukon models also feature Tow/Haul mode and automatic Grade Braking.

E85 FlexFuel Capability

To reduce emissions and give you more choices when you fill up, all Yukon models except Yukon 3/4-ton, Yukon Hybrid and Yukon Denali Hybrid are FlexFuel capable.  This means they can use E85 ethanol, a blend of 85 percent ethanol produced from mostly domestic renewable resources, and 15 percent regular unleaded gasoline.  E85’s high-octane rating can also help improve your engine performance, increasing both power and torque.

Saginaw and Midland residents can view the full range of GMC Yukon offerings at Labadie GMC in Bay City, Michigan.  For more information and a test drive visit our website or call toll-free 1-866-226-3887

* EPA-estimated city/hwy mpg: Yukon with Vortec 5.3L V-8 15/21; Yukon XL with Vortec 5.3L V-8, 15/21; Yukon Hybrid with Vortec 6.0L V-8, 20/23; Yukon Denali with Vortec 6.2L V-8, 14/18.

Blog post author:  David Defoe
Online Marketing Saginaw, MI