DETROIT—GMC Yukon took top honors in the full-size SUV category of IntelliChoice’s 2011 Best Overall Values of the Year (BOVY) awards, announced Jan. 5 at the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) convention in San Francisco.
Yukon is one of 21 BOVY segment winners this year and represents IntelliChoice’s “best value” pick among full-size SUVs, based on its analysis of ownership costs, including depreciation, maintenance, repairs, fuel, fees, financing and insurance.
The 2011 Yukon has seating for eight and features automatic locking rear differential increasing traction by restricting the wheels to spin at the same rotational speed. The Vortec V8 engine ranges between a 320HP 5.3L and 403HP 6.2L. It is also the first full-size SUV with a hybrid-engine option.
In Canada, the 2011 Yukon retails between $49,365 and $80,300.