One of the legendary GMC vehicles has been the Yukon. The Yukon which is a huge SUV, is actually the smaller, sister version of the Suburban. And while the Yukon offers plenty of room, capability and functionality, one of the downsides of this vehicle is the poor fuel efficiency. However, over the years with advances in hybrid technology, the Yukon has been given a hybrid version from GM. It should be noted that while the Yukon has a hybrid engine, power and performance definitely do not lack. It should also be noted that fuel efficiency while not great, is much better than the normal gas version vehicle.
What’s Under the Hood of the 2009 GMC Yukon Hybrid
With the Yukon Hybrid, you should know that you don’t have to skimp on performance. This baby still offers a huge engine to handle almost any workload or family for that matter. It has a 6.0 liter engine that is a V8 and offers 332 horsepower- quite nice for a hybrid. The hybrid portion of the vehicle is GM’s advanced 2 mode hybrid system. It offers an electrically variable transmission and a 300 volt storage system. It should also be noted that there is an active fuel management system on board that makes sure this baby sips gas when advantageous- such as on the highway. Other tech specs requiring the hybrid system include a nickel metal hydride (NIMH) battery and a nice warranty that covers the engine and hybrid components for 8 years or 100K miles.
Regarding fuel efficiency, the Yukon Hybrid offers 20-21 mpg in city driving and 20-22 mpg on the highway. Not good, but also not that bad. The price for the 2009 Yukon Hybrid ranges from about $50K to $54K and it should be noted that the 2009 model is a carryover from 2008.