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GMC produced a decent full-size SUV with a hybrid powertrain in 2007. But gas prices were much cheaper then, so hybrids didn’t appeal to consumers as much as they do today. As a result, GMC Yukon Hybrid sales weren’t great, so the automaker discontinued it after the 2013 model year. However, the 2010, 2011, and 2013 GMC Yukon Hybrid models remain reliable SUVs on a $30,000 budget.

1. 2010 GMC Yukon Hybrid

best used GMC Yukon Hybrid: 2010 GMC Yukon Hybrid
2010 GMC Yukon Hybrid | GMC

Among the cheapest reliable GMC Yukon Hybrid models is the 2010 version. According to U.S. News, buyers pay an average of $11,151 to $11,763 for a used 2010 Yukon Hybrid. This model lands in the sixth spot on U.S. News’ list of the best hybrid SUVs under $30,000. It’s tied with the 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid (which GM also retired) with an overall score of 8.9. 

It packs a 6.0-liter V8 engine and dual electric motors generating 332 hp. Fuel economy is impressive for a full-size SUV. It gets 21 mpg in the city and 22 on the highway. This model has two-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. 

Features include Bluetooth, a Bose stereo, and tri-zone climate control. The upscale Denali trim adds a dynamic suspension that adjusts to the road’s surface. Maximum cargo capacity is 108.9 cubic feet with the second and third rows folded. 

The 2010 GMC Yukon’s reliability score from J.D. Power is a perfect five out of five. This model year has five safety recalls regarding the airbags. Some could send sharp objects flying through the cabin in the event the bags deploy, potentially cause serious injuries. The last recall concerns a heavier seat covering that’s incompatible with the side airbags, potentially causing them to deploy improperly. 

2. 2011 GMC Yukon Hybrid 

In the eighth spot on U.S. News’ list is the 2011 GMC Yukon Hybrid, with an overall score of 8.8. It’s tied with the 2015, 2014, and 2013 Lexus RX Hybrid. Prices are slightly higher for the 2011 Yukon Hybrid than the 2010 model, starting around $14,179. 

As for features, this used GMC Yukon doesn’t disappoint. Expect leather-trimmed seats, a navigational system, satellite radio, and a USB port. The Denali adds all-season tires, a tire pressure monitoring system, a backup camera, heated mirrors, and remote engine start. 

It has the same 6.0-liter V8 as the 2010 model. And fuel economy is 20 mpg in the city and 23 on the highway. Its J.D. Power reliability score is five out of five, and it has four safety recalls. Three deal with the metal fragments getting deployed when the airbag goes off, and the last is a problem with the ignition lock actuator. It could bind up and cause the ignition to stick at the “start” position. 

3. 2013 GMC Yukon Hybrid

In the 16th spot of 64 hybrid SUVs is the 2013 GMC Yukon Hybrid, with an overall score of 8.3 from U.S. News. It’s tied with the 2019 and 2018 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, 2016 and 2015 Lexus NX Hybrid, and 2011 Toyota Highlander Hybrid. Pricing for this used GMC Yukon Hybrid is $15,540 on the low end and $19,054 on the high end. 

Features on the 2013 model include the same powertrains and drivetrains as the 2010 and 2011 models. Expect leather seats, a Bose audio system, a rearview camera, rear seat audio controls, a lumbar driver’s seat, and space for up to eight riders. The Denali trim adds cooled front seating, leather-covered seats, and heated second-row captain’s chairs. 

Like the other two used Yukon models, the 2013 version earned a perfect reliability score from J.D. Power. As for safety recalls, there are only three. Two concern the same airbag issues as the other two models, and the last involves a malformed steering column actuator gear that could cause the SUV to shift out of “park” without driver input. 

Despite its retirement, the GMC Yukon Hybrid is a good SUV, especially the 2010, 2011, and 2013 models. They boast excellent reliability, numerous useful features, and efficient powertrains. The best part is you can find a used Yukon Hybrid for less than $30,000. 


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