GMC’s Yukon always occupied a middle ground between the Chevrolet Tahoe and Cadillac Escalade, but in its fifth generation it’s making moves to stand out. Switching from the old platform to a new hybrid body-on-frame brings car-like driving comfort without unduly sacrificing practicality. Indeed, with the V8 engine you can still tow 8,000 pounds with the right package.
The 2021 Yukon Denali adds a new dashboard and special exterior styling, for a more upscale version still. You get three rows, with more space in the third row and more cargo room thanks to the new architecture. Denali models get Magnetic Ride Control and optional air suspension too.
Yukon pricing kicks off at $51,995 plus destination for the 2WD, or $3k more for the 4WD version. A Denali trim, meanwhile, starts at $71,195 for a 4WD with GM’s 3.0-liter Duramax turbo-diesel, or $72,695 for the same 6.2-liter V8 as you’ll find in the latest Escalade.
2021 GMC Yukon Denali: