How does this guy stack up against rivals? Read on.
We’ve had time to digest the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, but their more luxurious cousins have arrived on the scene. The 2021 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL bowed in Denali and AT4 trims on Tuesday, but how do they stack up against the competition?
Like the Tahoe and Suburban, the Yukon and Yukon XL are massive vehicles, so we’re not really cross-shopping crossovers here. We’re also looking at a pair of SUVs that will likely start at around $50,000, with the Denali versions coming in around $70,000. That pits the GM lineup against vehicles like the Ford Expedition, Nissan Armada and Toyota Sequoia.
Powertrain and performance
Mirroring the Tahoe and Suburban are the three engine choices on offer. The Yukon and Yukon XL will sport either a 5.3-liter V8 as standard, a 6.2-liter V8 as an upgraded option, and for the first time, there’s a 3.0-liter Duramax turbodiesel inline-six engine. Look for the 5.3-liter V8 to pump out 355 hp and 383 pound-feet of torque,