When you’re behind the wheel, it’s easy to remember that you’re not just supposed to be monitoring the world outside your car—you’ve also got to monitor what’s going on inside it. That holds especially true if you’re a parent with kids in the backseat. Since a staggering 30% of all Yukon and Yukon XL drivers have children under the age of 16, the engineers though it might be prudent to add a conversation mirror to those models.
The Yukon’s conversation mirror is standard on all 2015 models. It works quite easily: the driver pushes once on the mirror compartment, which is housed in the overhead console’s sunglass holder, and the eyeglass holder can be accessed. Then the driver partially closes the compartment until the mirror latches into place, and voila! You have full view of the second and third seats, just in case your kids don’t believe the whole “eyes in the back of the head” thing.
The engineers of the Yukon and Yukon XL knew that integrating this feature into the models was important from personal experience. One product manager for the models, Kay Jarboe, commented, “As a mom, when it came time to design the next-generation Yukon and Yukon XL, I wanted to give our customers a better way of keeping tabs on their kids without forcing them to turn around and take their eyes off the road.”
Until now, conversation mirrors were often aftermarket accessories, meaning that they weren’t fully integrated into the vehicle’s design. The new Yukon models, however, are designed specifically to include these mirrors, meaning they’ve been optimized for a full field of rear vision.
Come test out the new Yukon and Yukon XL at your favorite Tampa GMC dealership today—and bring the kiddies along with you!