I was at the GMC dealer yesterday, mostly getting ripped off on replacing oil cooling lines and replacing power steering lines (while the real visit was for an airbag recall) in our Yukon XL Denali. While waiting, I saw this Yukon Denali (not XL) and snapped the window sticker. A sales dude said those were going out as soon as they came in, only getting 3 of them recently.
3 year/ 36K warranty, 16 mpg combined and a heads-up display for $75,540. Of course that could sell for more (demand) or less than the listed price. I’m just a little shocked that people will continue to cough up that kind of dough for such horrible gas mileage.
Completely agree with you. Just this year I have had to:
Replace exhaust manifold with a crack
Replace oil cooler lines
Replace power steering lines
Replace engine coolant
Those all add up for a vehicle that gets horrible gas mileage. As long as I can limit the acceleration and top speed (for our 16 year old driver), the R1S should be the perfect vehicle for us. I’m very excited to tow a camper without the vehicle shifting gears constantly going up the mountains in Colorado, even if my range is decreased.
The value lies in the fact that it’s big (especially the XL) and you can go and tow anywhere without having to worry about range or charging. I have an R1T reserved but am still several years out before I’d be willing to take a long road trip with a large family in an EV. Especially if you’re towing anything. We’re considering a Yukon XL for our other vehicle (2 adults, 3 kids, 2 dogs, plus luggage) as there’s nothing else that offers that much interior seating space and storage combined in EV. Gas is still cheap as it still takes years to save enough money in fuel cost to break even with the higher starting price of an equivalent EV. My R1T reservation MSRP is still $23k more than a top of the line GMC Denali Truck and I’ll never see enough fuel savings to make that up.
This reply was modified 4 weeks, 1 day ago by CaseyCo.
For sure there is value in the Yukon and capacity. The downside is the Denali is not great at towing, especially our 2012 model with 5 speed tranny. That overheats in Colorado with a travel trailer. It’s great for long distance drives though, when. Or towing. I liked my F150 better for towing.
I’m just hoping the charging infrastructure builds out over the next few years to make longer trips a month-brainer. Fingers crossed.
I had a 2010 suburban with the 5.3l and 6 speed. Great for trips, terrible for towing. We upgraded to a 2016 expedition with the 3.5l “Ecoboost” and it has been a dream to towing the Az mountains. Still gets terrible fuel economy.
We are looking forward to our Rivian, and hoping the towing range is sufficient for our needs. I am excited to test it next summer, fingers crossed.