The 2021 Yukon Denali officially debuted in Vail, Colorado on Tuesday.
Just before we closed the books on 2019, Chevrolet showed us its brand-new big boys, the 2021 Tahoe and Suburban SUVs. The full-size ‘utes debuted with an optional air suspension, vastly improved interiors and optional diesel power. But their premieres meant one other thing: GMC versions were on the way.
So welcome to 2020, and the debut of the GMC Yukon and Yukon XL. These stablemate siblings boast a lot of the same improvements as Chevy’s SUVs, but take things up a notch with better looks, more available tech and a fancy-pants Denali trim that differentiates itself from lesser models better than ever before.
Just like the Tahoe and Suburban, the 2021 Yukon and Yukon XL are bigger than previous versions. The standard Yukon grows 6.1 inches in length, riding on a 4.9-inch longer wheelbase, while the gargantuan XL stretches out by 0.9 inch and 4.1 inches, respectively. The SUVs’ rear legroom grows by 10.1 inches (2.2 inches for XL), and overall cargo space increases by 28.2 cubic feet (23 cubic feet for XL).