2020 GMC Yukon Safety and Reliability

GMC Yukon Reliability Rating

2020 Yukon Safety

Your first line of defense is the Yukon's sheer size: be it reindeer, or a Honda Civic, the Yukon will decimate everything in its line of fire, which is obviously a good thing when you're the one behind the steering wheel. The latest GMC Yukon has undergone review by the NHTSA, and it returned with an overall rating of four out of five stars. Not bad, but not great either. The IIHS, on the other hand, is yet to test the 2020 car. GMC has made sure to offer the Yukon with all the modern driver assistance features that we've come to know and appreciate, but you'll have to cough up some extra dough if you want these equipped to your Yukon. So, once again, we will say that its sheer size is probably its most significant safety measure.

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

  • Overall Rating
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
  • Side Crash Rating
  • Rollover Rating

2020 Yukon Key Safety Features

The Yukon gets all the basics you'd expect to see on a car built in 2020. Safety features found across the range include hill start assist, electronic stability control, as well as seven airbags, including seat-mounted side-impact airbags for the driver and front passenger, as well as head-curtain airbags for front and rear passengers. Front and rear park assist are also standard, as is a rearview camera. From the SLT and upwards, you get standard automatic emergency braking, and Denali trim cars also get a head-up display unit. Available driver assistance tech includes adaptive cruise control-advanced and forward collision alert.

GMC Yukon TrimsSLESLT Standard EditionSLTDenali
Back-Up CameraSSSS
Cross-Traffic AlertN/AN/ASS
Rear Parking AidSSSS
Blind Spot MonitorN/AN/ASS
Lane Departure WarningOSSS
Lane Keeping AssistOSSS
Night VisionN/AN/AN/AN/A
Tire Pressure MonitorSSSS
Brake AssistOSOO
Stability ControlSSSS
Traction ControlSSSS

2020 Yukon Reliability

The Yukon has lived a reasonably trouble-free life up until 2020, with only three recalls being issued between 2018 and 2019. Unfortunately, 2020 brings with it another two recalls, both of which are rather serious. The first recalls were issued in October of 2019 and were for a software malfunction that would cause unintentional braking. The second was due to the fuel system missing a pressure regulator. GMC will back the 2020 Yukon with a three-year/36,000-mile basic warranty, which includes corrosion protection. You also get a five-year/60,000-mile drivetrain warranty, a one-year/one-visit maintenance plan, as well as a six-year/100,000-mile rust-through warranty, and five years or 60,000 miles of roadside assistance.


  • Basic:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Note:
    Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years \ 100,000 Miles
  • Rust-Through:
    6 Years \ 100,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    3 Years \ 36,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    5 Years \ 60,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance Note:
    Qualified Fleet Purchases: 5 Years \ 100,000 Miles
  • Maintenance Note:
    1 Year \ 1 Visit
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