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SAFETY | 8 out of 10
The GMC Yukon has a strong reputation for safety, and it's backed up with a solid set of features plus some excellent crash-test scores.
The Yukon has earned five stars for both frontal and side impact from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), but because it's such a tall vehicle the mathematically derived rollover test pushes its overall score to four stars. Otherwise, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety hasn't tested the current Yukon.
Dual front, side, and curtain airbags that cover all rows of seats; traction and stability control; and the OnStar safety and concierge system are all standard in the Yukon.
Outward visibility is quite good for an SUV, although shorter drivers might have issue when parking or changing lanes. On the options list, there are blind-spot detectors, parking sensors, and a rearview camera.
The 2013 GMC Yukon looks safe--and crash tests verify that it is.