The two-door GMC Yukon SUV was sold from 1992 to 1997 and featured a standard four-wheel drive system and a standard 5.7-liter V-8 engine that produced 255 horsepower and 330 foot-pounds of torque in the 1997 model. The 1997 model achieved 12 miles per gallon in combined driving.
The GMC Yukon was introduced as a replacement for the older GMC Jimmy SUV and was also offered in a four-door version after 1995. While the four-door Yukon was offered with a choice of two- or four-wheel drive, four-wheel drive was the only option for the two-door model. The four-door Yukon was the only version offered after the model was refreshed in 1998. The 1996 and 1997 models featured a substantially more powerful version of the Yukon's V-8 engine than earlier model year vehicles, whose engines only produced 200 horsepower and 310 foot-pounds of peak torque.
The two-door Yukon was considered a full-size SUV due to its pickup truck underpinnings, giving it ample interior space with 99 cubic feet of cargo capacity. The Yukon also had a pickup-like towing capacity of up to 7,000 pounds. However, the interior materials of the first-generation Yukon were also very much like those of a pickup truck, unlike the more luxurious interiors of the later-generation models.