The 2010 GMC Yukon Hybrid requires almost no compromises; it seats seven easily, eight adequately. As in the standard GMC Yukon, the 2010 suffers from a cramped third-row seat and limited cargo room behind the back row. The battery pack under the second-row seat also limits legroom in that third row. Lightweight leather-trimmed front seats are unique, as is the instrument panel, which includes an economy meter and a slew of information displays unique to the Hybrid. Flush controls and chrome instrument rings add to the impression of high quality. Interior materials are solid and beautifully assembled; the sole off note is the hard plastic dash top. The Yukon Hybrid's noise suppression is quite remarkable, especially considering the road noise you would expect from its bluff shape and large wheels and tires.
Motor Trend says the Yukon Hybrid "sacrifices little towing, payload capability, or passenger space." Other reviews read by TheCarConnection.com indicate that passenger room in both the front and middle rows is substantial, and Kelley Blue Book praises the "lighter, thinner seats" on the 2010 GMC Yukon Hybrid, which "add 1.5 inches of second-row passenger knee room." But Car and Driver points out that the GMC Yukon Hybrid 2010 has "snug third row seating" best reserved for children.
Complaints do crop up over the rearmost row of seats. ForbesAutos says the third row "can't be folded flat into the floor like seats offered by the competition" and "must be removed manually, which can be quite a chore." The task is magnified by the fact that "the two seats weigh slightly less than a Geo," according to Edmunds. Despite the complaints, no other hybrid comes close to the 2010 GMC Yukon Hybrid's cargo space. Edmunds claims that the "maximum cargo capacity is a whopping 109 cubic feet with the folding second row down-much more than any other hybrid offers."
The 2010 GMC Yukon Hybrid is an example of GM's renewed focus on quality and design. Reviewers rave about the quality of the 2010 GMC Yukon Hybrid. Edmunds declares that the "newest Yukon boasts attractive, high-quality materials and tight panel gaps." ForbesAutos reviewers concur, adding the "GMC Yukon Hybrid's handsome interior includes a two-tone instrument panel" and "chrome trim" that contribute to the upscale materials feel.
A high-quality ride can be just as important as design and build quality. GM focuses a lot of attention on wind and road noise, yielding excellent results. ForbesAutos notes that the 2010 GMC Yukon Hybrid features "a fully boxed frame for stout structural rigidity with reduced noise." It must work; Edmunds calls the cabin "eerie quiet when accelerating and braking," thanks to the fact that the gas engine shuts off and electricity takes over.