What is the best year for a used Yukon?

I’ve always loved the look and feel of a GMC Yukon, and I finally have a chance to buy one. My old SUV is on its last legs, and I’m ready to do some car shopping. What years are the best for used Yukon models?

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Macy Fouse · Answered on Jan 26, 2023
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
It’s never fun having a car die on you, but at least this gives you the opportunity to purchase your dream car! Since 1993, the Yukon has been a go-to for folks like you, who are looking for a heavy-duty SUV with a classier side. They’re generally reliable vehicles that are affordable and efficient—but not all are made equally. Here are the best years for a used Yukon:
Year: 2006
Typical listing price: $5,300
What makes it great:
  • Affordable
  • Incredible towing capacity
  • Three engine options between five trims
  • Good safety features for its time
  • Standard navigation system
  • Excellent customer ratings
Year: 2014
Typical listing price: $19,400
What makes it great:
  • Upgraded towing capacity
  • Four-wheel drive capability
  • Better fuel economy than earlier models
  • Modern technology
Year: 2017
Typical listing price: $33,000
What makes it great:
  • Powerful engine options
  • Great safety ratings
  • Modern technology
Year: 2020
Typical listing price: $44,000
What makes it great:
  • Most up-to-date features
  • Class-topping fuel economy
  • Luxury interior
Depending on your model, you’ll want to factor in your ongoing costs, too. For instance, going with an older model will save you money on the front end, but you’ll also end up paying more for fuel than you would with a newer model. On the other hand, newer models are updated and chic, but they also come with more expensive car insurance.
Whichever year you decide, enjoy it! You’ve waited long enough.
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