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2011 GMC Yukon Trailering Michigan

The Trailering Leader – 2011 GMC Yukon

The challenges of real life bring out the best in Yukon.  For work, recreation or somewhere in between, GMC went beyond the sheer capacity to not only help you shoulder the load but to enjoy the experience.  From the confident power of the Vortec engine family to the advanced stability control systems, the 2011 GMC Yukon is engineered from the ground up for trailering, ready for any challenge and comfortable in any situation.

2011 GMC Yukon Michigan

Maximum Trailering Capacity

With available seating for up to nine or best-in-class 137.4 cubic feet of cargo volume, Yukon XL is the choice for maximum passenger and cargo capacity.  The 2011 Yukon XL features a 3/4-ton model not offered by any competitor.  This provides a trailer weight rating of 9600 lbs and a best-in-class maximum payload of up to 2454 lbs.

Extra Control for Trailering

Because using Yukon’s capacity shouldn’t test your limits, the 6-speed automatic has two standard assists.  First is the Tow/Haul mode, which works to reduce excess shifting when towing or carrying a heavy load.  It also automatically engages the second feature, called Grade Braking.  This changes the timing of gear shifts to use the engine and the transmission to slow the vehicle, to reduce demand on the brakes and help to produce confident descents.

Integrated Trailer Brake Controller

No other competitor offers the confidence of Yukon’s available trailer brake controller.  It is completely integrated with the Yukon’s electrical and ABS systems, allowing your trailer brakes to operate simultaneously with your vehicle brakes.  To suit changing conditions, this system also allows you to adjust the trailer brake force (or gain) from the controller switch located on your lower left instrument panel.

Eaton® Locking Rear Differential

Yukon Locking Rear Differential

For greater traction on poor or uneven road surfaces, Yukon is equipped with the fully automatic Eaton Locking Rear Differential.  When it senses one wheel slipping more than another, it locks both to turn at the same speed for extra traction.  No other competitor in its class offers this type of traction-enhancing technology.

See What’s Behind You

Yukon’s available Rearview Camera System includes a built-in camera mounted near the license plate.  When you shift into reverse, the image is displayed in your rearview mirror or the available 6.5-inch NAV screen, just the thing for backing up to a trailer or negotiating a tight parking situation.

Take at test drive of the new 2011 GMC Yukon or Yukon XL at Labadie GMC in Bay City, Michigan.  You can view our complete inventory of professional grade GMC products at http://www.great-gm-deals.com.   Labadie Auto Company is 1 mile off I-75 and is only minutes from Saginaw, Midland, Linwood, Frankenmuth and other mid-Michigan cities.

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