Yukon comes in SLE, SLT, and extravagant Denali trim, starting at $48,165 for a rear-drive SLE. The price jumps sharply between trim levels, topping (gasp!) $65,000 for the Denali. Amazing as it sounds, more than half of Yukons sold are Denalis. Four-wheel drive adds $3,000.
Even the SLE is abundantly equipped, while the Denali overflows with features to pamper its occupants. To get the pavement-smoothing benefits of Magnetic Ride Control, for instance, you have to “go Denali.” First and second rows may have either two buckets or a bench seat, for seven- to nine-passenger capacity.
We drove both a regular Yukon with the 5.3-liter V8, and a Denali with the 6.2-liter brute. The 5.3-liter V8 generates 355 horsepower, versus 420 for the 6.2-liter.