The 2021 GMC Yukon has officially dropped cover, debuting in a special media event in Vail, Colorado last week. The next-gen big boy offers high-end luxury and comfort in a full-size SUV wrapper, with loads of space inside for passengers and cargo. However, for those customers that need even more room, the new Yukon XL Denali is on deck with an extended wheelbase and all the same premium features as the standard-length Yukon Denali. Now, we’re taking a closer look at the new Yukon XL Denali in today’s GM Authority Live Photo Gallery.
Outside, we find the 2021 GMC Yukon rocking some fresh exterior styling, which is punctuated by a polished Galvano chrome grille on Denali models. Up front, we also find LED lighting that adds further high-end feel to the aesthetic.
The profile reveals the Yukon XL Denali’s extended wheelbase, which measures in at 134.1 inches for the 2021 model year. That’s a 4.1-inch increase compared to the previous 2020 Yukon XL. However, compared to the previous model’s 224.3-inch overall length, the new model sees an increase of less than an inch, measuring in at 225.2 inches for the same measurement.
The longer wheelbase results in more space inside for people and things, with an extra 23 cubic-feet in max cargo room (now up to 144.7 cubic-feet) and an extra 2.2 inches in third-row legroom (now up to 36.7 inches).
What’s more, the 2021 Yukon XL Denali also comes with a new cabin layout that’s unique to the Denali trim level. Highlights include an integrated infotainment screen in the dash, as opposed to a standup screen found elsewhere in the model lineup.
Back outside, we find the Yukon XL Denali rocking big, stylish wheels, with sizing up to 22 inches in diameter. Suspension options include fourth-gen Magnetic Ride Control and Air Ride Adaptive components. The whole thing is finished off with LED tail lamps.
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