Even though we might all drool over high horsepower and incredible interior entertainment features, nothing is more important when looking at a vehicle than safety. If a car, truck, or SUV can't keep you and your loved ones safe, then it is worthless. Fortunately, the 2019 GMC Yukon XL is loaded with standard and available features to help prevent collisions from ever happening, and keep passengers safe if the unthinkable does occur.
Prevention is key when it comes to safety since it is always better to avoid potentially dangerous and expensive accidents. The Yukon XL comes with a rear-facing camera and both front and rear park assist standard, regardless of any additional safety features. Additional options, however, include great features like available forward collision alert, low-speed forward automatic braking, and adaptive cruise control. Other options include available lane-change alert with side blind-zone alerts, lane departure warnings, available rear cross traffic alert, and an available customizable safety alert system.
Should a collision occur, then the other safety features of the Yukon XL come into play. This includes the industry's first front center airbag for the driver and front-seat passenger. There are also seat-mounted side-impact airbags for the driver and front-seat passenger and head-curtain airbags for other passengers. Strong seatbelts can help prevent and reduce injuries in the event of a collision, and the LATCH system makes it easy to install and safely secure child restraint seats in the vehicle.
One of the most impressive safety features is the Teen Driver option, which lets you activate customizable vehicle settings tied to a particular key fob. This can limit certain features and automatically turn on some safety systems for teen drivers. You even get an in-vehicle report card for your teen driver, so you can monitor their developing driving habits and make sure they are making smart choices while behind the wheel.