Developed in the wake of more environmentally conscious driving, the 2012 GMC Yukon Hybrid preserves the large sport utility capabilities while achieving better fuel economy. Powered by a Vortec 6-liter V-8 gasoline engine, the 2012 Yukon Hybrid combines with a very unique 4-speed automatic gearbox. Called a two-mode transmission, the two electric motors are employed to either a rear or all-wheel drive system. Amounting to a total power production of 332 horsepower, the 2012 GMC Yukon Hybrid grants fuel efficiency of 20 miles per gallon city and 23 mile per gallon highway. Sporting a heavy duty rear differential, this efficient large utility vehicle can also effectively tow up to 6,200 pounds. Apart from the gasoline/electric powertrain, the 2012 Yukon Hybrid impresses with a wealth of standard features including OnStar, tri-zone climate control, XM NavTraffic and Bluetooth connectivity. A Yukon Denali Hybrid model is also available providing 22-inch wheels and other luxury appearance items.Read more Read less
Only a few changes found their way into the 2012 Yukon. Fog lamps are standard on across the lineup as are rear-seat audio controls. 22-inch wheels are now available on the SLE and SLT and the SLT now comes with heated seats.
Towing and hauling ability; ride and handling; quiet, refined interior; available luxury features; available seating for up to nine; hybrid drivetrain available
The Yukon and Yukon Hybrid are all sturdy full-size SUVs, oriented toward carrying heavy loads of passengers or cargo and towing large trailers, such as those used for boats or horses. Both available V8 engines provide strong performance, while the Yukon and its big brother, the Yukon XL handle much better--even around town--than their mammoth size might suggest. Ride quality and interior refinement are other high points. In addition, the Yukon Hybrid remains one of the most efficient full-size SUVs yet fully capable of heavy loads and tow duty.