GMC Continues Yukon Capability and Performance For 2022

A few 2022 GMC Yukon models parked by mountains.

2022 GMC Yukon Trim Guide & Available Features

There might not be a more capable SUV on the market than the 2022 GMC Yukon. The manufacturer has resisted industry trends to keep the Yukon a body-on-frame vehicle platform, meaning that it has a very large, cavernous, and adaptable interior, with the towing capacity to rival its line of pickup trucks. GMC put the Yukon through an extensive redesign process last year so the changes to the 2022 model are pretty subtle, save for some shuffling around of available systems and features. Let’s take a look at what you can expect to find with the 2022 GMC Yukon.

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Performance Specs for the 2022 GMC Yukon

All four 2022 Yukon trim grades will be equipped with one of three engine options, a 5.3-litre, V-8; 6.2-litre, V-8; or, turbocharged 3.0-litre, inline six-cylinder Duramax diesel. Each power plant is attached to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The performance and towing specs for each engine are in the table below:

 5.3-L, V-8  6.2-L, V-8  Turbo., 3.0-L, I6-cyl.
Horsepower 355 420 277
Torque (lb.-ft.) 383 460 460
Max. Towing (kg/lbs.)   

2WD: 3,810 / 8,400
4WD: 3,719 / 8,200


2WD: 3,719 / 8,200
4WD: 3,629 / 8,000


2WD: 3,674 / 8,100
4WD: 3,538 / 7,800

Availability Standard: SLE, SLT, AT4 Standard: Denali; Optional: AT4 Optional: SLE, SLT, Denali

2022 GMC Yukon SLE Features

In order to properly outfit a vehicle’s trim ladder, the list of features and equipment need to start with a strong foundation. Each subsequent trim either improves on, or includes the equipment from the previous model. The 2022 Yukon SLE does exactly that as the vehicle’s entry-level model. Some of the features we can expect to see include:

  • LED headlights
  • 18-inch wheels
  • Eight-person capacity
  • Digital Driver Information Screen
  • Standard Wireless Android Auto/Apple CarPlay
  • Forward collision warning
  • Lane keeping assist

Additionally, Ernie Dean GM customers interested in the 2022 Yukon can have the GMC Pro Safety Plus package added, which will include blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alerts added to its suite of active safety systems. A front bench seat can also be added to raise the passenger capacity to nine people.

2022 GMC Yukon SLT Features

The next step up the GMC SUV’s trim ladder lands us at the SLT trim. This is the trim grade where some of the Yukon’s most refined elements start to be used. Buyers looking to take the 2022 GMC Yukon SLT home can expect to see:

  • Pro Safety Plus package
  • 20-inch wheels
  • Automatic rear liftgate
  • Heated/Ventilated front seats
  • Leather upholstery
  • Bose audio system
  • Wireless device charging

If this comprehensive list of standard features isn’t quite enough for buyers interested in the Yukon SLT, they can also add the SLT Luxury package that will add:

  • Driver’s seat memory profile
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Heated outboard second-row seats
  • Power-folding third-row
  • Surround-view camera system
  • Second-row captain’s chairs

2022 GMC AT4 Features

GMC has made more upgrades to the Yukon’s AT4 trim for 2022 than either of the previous models. For the new model year, the 2022 GMC Yukon AT4 is now available with the naturally aspirated 6.2-litre, V-8 engine, making up to 420 horsepower. It is also equipped with a 12-inch digital driver information display and Google Built-in technology. The new Google integrated software enhances voice-activated controls for several different systems like Google Maps, audio volume and climate control settings. Some of the other features that can be found with the AT4 model will include:

  • AT4 leather seats and stitching
  • Dark gray wheels
  • All-terrain tires
  • Adaptive suspension
  • Hill descent control 
  • Heated steering wheel

Like other trims, the 2022 Yukon AT4 has a couple of optional packages available. The Technology package adds the surround-view camera system and heads-up display. Buyers choosing the Premium Capability package will get Active Response four-wheel-drive, air suspension and an electronic limited-slip differential. Second-row bucket seats are also optional.

2022 GMC Yukon Denali Features

Every GMC vehicle platform has an available Denali model that represents the best of what can be added to it. The 2022 GMC Yukon Denali is equipped with trim-exclusive interior features that include premium leather and matching genuine wood accents. As always, the signature Denali grille is used, and with its satin-chrome finish, 10,000 reflective surfaces are created. Ernie Dean GM buyers will also see the 2022 Yukon Denali equipped with:

  • 6.2-L, V-8 engine
  • Denali-exclusive instrument panel
  • Power-sliding center console
  • Adaptive Air Ride suspension
  • 13 Camera views and Surround-view camera
  • 15-inch multicolor heads-up display.

Additional 2022 Yukon Denali Packages

The Denali trim might be the Yukon’s best-equipped model, but there are still a few additional accessory packages available to be added to the SUV.

Advanced Technology Package

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Digital rearview mirror
  • Advanced security system
  • Rear auto. emergency braking

Denali Premium Package

  • Includes Advanced Technology Package
  • 22-inch wheels
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Power-retractable side steps

Denali Ultimate Package

  • Includes Denali Premium Package
  • Max Trailering package
  • Rear-seat entertainment system
  • Air Ride Suspension

As you can see, the 2022 GMC Yukon is available with a lot of features and equipment. This isn’t even everything that can be found on the SUV. Learn more, today, when you make an appointment with one of our product experts.