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2021 GMC Yukon

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What you must know before buying the GMC Yukon

John Diether
Automotive Editor - August 9, 2020
  • 2020 Yukon still in good supply; redesigned 2021s arriving
  • $500 rebate + Employee Pricing on 2020s
  • Lease from $449 for 36 months
  • APR offer on hold

What to expect at the dealer:

The 2020 Yukon supplies remain fully up to meeting demand. Most buyers go for the mid-level Yukon SLT, makes up the bulk of current stock The base SLE and plush Denali are available of course, but you might have to do some legwork to track down either.

The totally redesigned 2021 Yukon has just started arriving at dealers. The new Yukon is 6 inches longer and features an available 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6 engine. The lineup gains an AT4 model with enhanced off-road capability. There are no factory cash offers yet on the 2021s, but attractive leases are available.

Current factory offers will remain in effect through August 31, 2020 and are available nationally unless otherwise noted. It's possible GMC will enhance incentives ahead of Labor Day weekend.

Look at these savings:

The 2020 Yukon once again comes with a $500 rebate for all buyers, that's just the beginning. Everyone else gets discounted Employee Pricing, which adds up to the highest savings of the year so far.

The total discount on the Denali AWD, for example, works out to a hefty $7,575.

Leasing looks great too:

Current lessees of any brand can now lease a 2020 Yukon SLE from $449 for 36 months (10,000 miles a year) with $2,740 due at signing. The effective monthly cost works out to $525, an excellent value for the full-size SUV class.

The 2021 Yukon SLE also starts are $449 for 36 months, but with $4,669 at signing. The effective monthly cost is $579, a very good value in our analysis.

If you're not currently in a lease, the effective monthly cost may be higher, but you can still expect good value.

Shop for rates:

GMC has paused all promotional financing. We expect APR offers to resume this fall. For now, we recommend comparing rates at a few local dealers.

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$449Monthly Payment
Term Length (months): 36
Due at signing: $4,669
Mileage: 10k
MSRP: $51,995
Deal Valid in: California
Expiration: 8/31/20

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$51,995
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$51,995
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$51,995
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$633/mo
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$754/mo

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Based on 2021 GMC Yukon SLE 4x2 - MSRP $51,995

2021 GMC Yukon Overview

Anthony Sophinos
Automotive Editor

What's New

Every so often, General Motors introduces a full redesign for their core products – products that often have an ardent, change-resistant customer base. For 2019, it was its full-size pickup trucks; for 2020, it was the Chevrolet Corvette; for 2021, it's the GMC Yukon (and its brethren, the Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevy Suburban, and Cadillac Escalade).

The new 2021 GMC Yukon wears a similar profile as the outgoing model, but has in fact been treated to a ground-up redesign, with fresh style, a revamped suspension, and an overhauled interior. A Yukon AT4 model joins the lineup, and will certainly woo some buyers with its ready-for-the-trail styling and standard off-road equipment.

For all the new bits and pieces, flying under the radar remains the forte of the big yet dapper Yukon. This is particularly true with the opulent Denali trim, which treads closer to Cadillac territory than ever before.

Choosing Your GMC Yukon

The GMC Yukon is now offered in four trim levels: SLE, SLT, AT4, and Denali. Pricing begins at $51,995 including destination for an SLE and reaches $69,695 for the Denali.

As with prior Yukons, GMC offers both the standard-length model and the stretched Yukon XL. Sticking with the regular Yukon means a 120-inch wheelbase and 210 inches of total length to work. The XL has an extra 13 inches of wheelbase and 15 more inches of overall length, all of which goes toward improving third-row leg room and cargo space. A Yukon XL costs $2,700 more than its standard-length counterpart.

Engine Choices

The two V8s that populate the specs sheet should be familiar to anyone who knows GM trucks and SUVs: a standard 5.3-liter V8 and the Denali-only 6.2-liter V8. Not so familiar is the new 3.0-liter inline-six turbodiesel.

Engine TypeHorsepowerTorqueMax TowingFuel Economy (Combined)
5.3L V8355 hp383 lb-ft8,400 pounds18 mpg
6.2L V8420 hp460 lb-ft8,200 pounds17 mpg
3.0L Turbodiesel 6-cylinder277 hp460 lb-ftNot Yet RatedNot Yet Rated

All three engines pair to 10-speed automatic transmissions. Four-wheel drive is a $3,000 option, except on the AT4 where it's standard.

Note that all fuel economy figures quoted in the chart are for rear-wheel-drive models. 4WD drops fuel economy by one mpg combined for both V8 engines. Official EPA ratings for the diesel are still forthcoming, but GMC expects it to be the thriftiest option among the three available engines.

Towing specs on the diesel have yet to be released, but the mechanically-identical Cadillac Escalade has advertised a max tow rating of 8,000 pounds when equipped with this engine. Expect the Yukon diesel to carry a similar rating.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

All Yukons can seat up to eight passengers, regardless of whether it is an XL or standard-length model. First- and second-row space has always been plentiful in Yukons, but the third row will enjoy notable gains in comfort for 2021, as leg room now measures out to a midsize-sedan-like 35 inches. That's a 41% increase over the 2020 Yukon models.

Cargo space is likewise improved, with the Yukon XL now offering 41.5 cubic feet behind the third row and the regular Yukon 25.5 cubic feet. Maximum cargo capacity is up over last year by 23 cubic feet in the Yukon XL and 28 in the Yukon, for totals of 144.7 and 123 cubic feet, respectively. That translates to 66% more total storage space on XL models and 30% more on the standard Yukon.

Safety Features

The 2021 redesign brings numerous active-safety features that were sorely missing on the outgoing Yukon. The list of newly standard safety features consists of automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, front and rear parking sensors, lane keeping assist, lane departure warning, and rear cross-traffic alert. The Denali gets a surround-view camera system.

Optional safety features include a nine-way trailering camera and rear pedestrian alert. Adaptive cruise control can be had only on the Denali as part of the $1,780 Advanced Technology Package. The package also includes enhanced automatic emergency braking and a rear camera mirror.

Connectivity

Every Yukon leaves the factory with a 10.2-inch touchscreen that houses GMC's most recent infotainment system. There's standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as HD radio, satellite radio, Bluetooth, and wireless charging.

Navigation is standard on the Denali, as is a 15-inch head-up display. Navigation is bundled with a rear seat entertainment system for $2,490 in the Rear Media and Nav Package on lower trims. On the Denali, the rear seat media system is available for $1,995.

SLE - From $51,995

The SLE represents the most affordable Yukon. Its standard features list will nevertheless be a long one. Expect it to include leather upholstery, power and heated front seats, a nine-speaker Bose audio system, the 10.2-inch touchscreen, and most of the active safety features mentioned above.

SLT - From $59,095

The SLT comes equipped with heated and ventilated front seats with memory function, tri-zone climate control, remote start, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, rain-sensing wipers, and keyless entry. Exterior touches include 20-inch wheels and body-colored trim.

Of the options and packages, the SLT Luxury Package will likely appeal to the largest cohort of buyers. Its $2,030 asking price brings a surround-view camera, power-folding second and third rows, a power tilt-and-telescope steering wheel, and memory settings for the power-folding mirrors and heated steering wheel.

The $3,995 SLT Luxury Plus Package is all that along with a panoramic sunroof and the contents of the Max Trailering Package, which includes a trailering app, integrated trailer brake controller, trailer blind-spot alerts, and hitch guidance.

AT4 - From $66,095

The AT4 is the off-roader of the Yukon family and is only available with four-wheel drive. It gets its own design cues and unique hardware suited for its mission, including a two-speed transfer case, all-terrain tires, an off-road driving mode, hill descent control, and skid plates. Luxury touches include exclusive leather upholstery, heated front and rear seats, ventilated front seats, and a heated steering wheel.

Denali - From $69,695

Once again, the Denali tops the range. Highlighting this model is Denali badging and chrome trim, the chrome Denali grille, and 20-inch wheels of an exclusive design. Inside, there's real wood trim, unique seats, a surround-view camera, navigation, a full complement of memory settings, and power-release second-row captain's chairs.

GM's magnetic ride control is standard and there's an available air suspension as well. The 6.2-liter V8 is standard and is the only trim to offer this engine.

The big package on the Denali is the $7,000 Denali Premium Package. It includes most options, including power retractable assist steps, a panoramic sunroof, 22-inch wheels, and the contents of the Advanced Technology Package.

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CarsDirect Tip

Whether or not you wait for the SLE and AT4 to hit showrooms, the best choice in the 2021 GMC Yukon linuep is the SLT. For just about $60,000, it includes all the features you'd want and none that you might miss. The only thing the SLT lacks is the Denali's cachet.

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