Yes, Mom Needs the 6.2L V8
For years, the Yukon has been the choice of Moms everywhere. It's roomy enough to take the whole family on a road trip, spacious enough to pack up the hockey bags, and powerful enough to tow Dad's boat. You also get to sit up high, take the dirt roads to the cabin, and if need be you've got 4-wheel-drive. Now, do you see why the Yukon beats the mini-van? And it just got better. Introducing the 2019 GMC Yukon Graphite Performance Edition -- the ultimate Colorado mom-mobile.
The 2019 Graphite Performance Edition features colors like White Frost Tricoat, Onyx Black, and my favorite: Dark Sky Metallic. Then, there are the minor cosmetic changes that make all the difference like black roof rails, black chrome grille mesh, black accented assist steps, a body color grill, and Carbon Flash Metallic-pocketed 22in wheels.
However, the real changes come in the form of performance. The Yukon Graphite Performance edition features the same 420-horse 6.2-liter-V-8 engine found in the Denali and -- arguably, though not exactly
the same -- the same engine as the Corvette. Couple that with Magnetic Ride Control, GM's electronic suspension dampening system, and Bose Active Noise Cancellation and you've got a ride that's just as luxurious as it is tough.
The best part? It all comes in a vehicle that's got room for seven, a trailer brake controller, and an active two-speed transfer case for 4wd.
Want to be the cool mom that's still responsible? Want Dad to drive when you travel as a family? Then this is your rig. We can expect the Graphite Performance Edition to go on sale this summer, and prices will be announced closer to the launch date.
What are your thoughts? Would you drive one? Why or why not? Let us know in the comments below!