With the ability to seat up to seven people comfortably, the full-size 2021 GMC Yukon Denali is the perfect SUV for large families. Not only does the new Yukon Denali come loaded with luxurious features, but it also packs a lot of power under the hood. While the it has always been known for its beautiful interior styling, the 2021 Yukon Denali delights buyers at the GMC dealership near Watsonville with its all-new interior design that features a distinctively designed instrument panel. The Denali gets four exclusive color theme choices with premium leather upholstery and genuine wood.
The 2021 GMC Yukon Denali is equipped with a 6.2-liter V8 engine that generates a best-in-class 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque, connected to a 10-speed automatic transmission. Buyers can choose an available turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel engine that puts out 277 hp and 460 lb-ft. The diesel unit also gets the 10-speed automatic. According to the Watsonville GMC dealership, front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is optional. Car and Driver tested the 2021 GMC Yukon Denali and clocked a 6.0-second zero-to-60-mph time for the 6.2-liter V8. With the Max Trailering Package, the Denali can tow a maximum of 8,200 lbs.
Autoblog gives the 2021 GMC Yukon Denali high marks, writing: “GMC is clearly serious about making its Denali products something genuinely special. This Yukon Denali has the nicest interior this side of those pure luxury SUVs... It’s excellent to drive with good handling, a glassy-smooth ride, and silky powertrain. And it’s even a good value against the competition. If you’re looking for a big, luxurious SUV that isn’t as ostentatious as what the luxury brands sell, the Yukon Denali is your best bet.”
On the road, the 2021 GMC Yukon Denali delivers a high level of comfort. The new independent rear suspension allows the Yukon Denali to carve curves and absorb rough pavement. An optional Air Ride adaptive suspension uses an air pump that fills or empties each shock absorber to raise or lower the SUV. The system can automatically adjust the vehicle’s ride height by as much as four inches. When the Yukon reaches freeway speeds, it automatically lowers the height by 20 mm to improve the vehicle’s aerodynamics and save fuel. The Air Ride adaptive suspension features a selectable setting that allows the vehicle to lower two inches to make it easier for passengers to get in and out of the Yukon.
Standard features include 20-inch polished aluminum wheels, upgraded interior materials, a head-up display, second-row bucket seats, a surround-view parking camera system, navigation, a 14-speaker Bose audio system and rear pedestrian alert. All-wheel-drive models come with a two-speed active transfer case.
The 2021 GMC Yukon Denali has several available packages that add even more features. The Advanced Technology package comes with adaptive cruise control and a rear camera mirror. The Denali Premium package gets the features of the Advanced Technology package and adds a panoramic sunroof and power-retractable assist steps. The Denali Ultimate package gets the features of the packages mentioned above, plus an adaptive air suspension and a rear-seat entertainment system. With this package, four-wheel-drive models also get a limited-slip differential.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2021 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.