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1995 GMC Yukon Review
A GMC truck with an SUV body.
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The 1995 GMC Yukon serves as the midsize SUV offering from GMC. Performance, passenger seating, and cargo space provide major considerations with the design of the Yukon. The only thing separating the Yukon from more luxury-oriented models remains the small list of luxury features, which has little in the way of standard equipment and options. However, the GMC Yukon SLT significantly improves the accessories offering. Even though it still lags a bit behind the more luxurious models, the difference seems far less noticeable than on the base model.
The GMC Yukon satisfies the needs of pretty much any SUV driver. Off-road drivers find the Yukon to be a powerful SUV with good control and traction. Suburban drivers enjoy the massive interior, decent handling, and a good smattering of accessories if they spring for the SLT. Drivers looking for a flexible vehicle discover the Yukon can switch from an off-road utility vehicle to a passenger vehicle with ease. The only thing likely to give buyers much pause about buying the Yukon concerns some tough competition from other manufacturers in about the same price range.
Engines: 5.7-liter eight-cylinder, 6.5-liter eight-cylinder diesel
Transmissions: four-speed automatic, five-speed manual
Models: GMC Yukon, GMC Yukon SLE, GMC Yukon SLT
The interior and console get redesigned in the 1995 GMC Yukon.
The GMC Yukon measures 188.5 inches long and sits on a wheelbase of 111.5 inches, which makes it the midsize option in the GMC lineup. Chrome bumpers provide a standard feature, along with a rear window defroster and a rear window wiper. Alloy wheels, camper mirrors, and a camper towing package remain available as optional features on the 1995 GMC Yukon.
While the GMC Yukon has a spacious interior, it lacks much in the way of actual accessories. An AM/FM radio serves as the only notable standard feature. A cassette player, cruise control, and air-conditioning remain available as optional features. The 1995 GMC Yukon SLT offers a much more luxurious vehicle, with a center console, an overhead console, power leather seats, leather trim, auto-dimming mirrors, and cruise control as standard equipment. The Yukon SLT also adds a CD player and keyless entry as optional features.
Performance & Handling
The 1995 GMC Yukon provides a solid performing option across the board. The powerful eight-cylinder engine gives it decent acceleration on roadways and allows it to get through difficult terrain offroad. Four-wheel drive gives it good traction in less ideal conditions. Maneuverability identifies the weakest point on the Yukon. While it doesn’t seem difficult to handle, the Yukon might feel a little sluggish to drivers coming from smaller, more agile vehicles. However, SUV drivers should not notice a great difference between the Yukon and similarly sized models.
The 1995 GMC Yukon includes a driver airbag and four-wheel anti-lock brakes as standard equipment.
EPA Fuel Economy
GMC Yukon 5.7-liter eight-cylinder, automatic, four-wheel drive: 11/14 mpg city/highway
GMC Yukon 5.7-liter eight-cylinder, manual, four-wheel drive: 11/15 mpg city/highway
GMC Yukon 6.5-liter eight-cylinder diesel, automatic, four-wheel drive: 13/16 mpg city/highway
- Standard four-wheel anti-lock brakes
- Four-wheel drive
- Powerful engine
You Won't Like
- Terrible fuel economy
- Tough competition
A GMC truck with an SUV body.
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