The 2021 GMC Yukon has arrived, bringing with it a long list of upgrades and changes as the nameplate steps into an all-new generation. One of the highlights for the 2021 model year is the addition of the first-ever GMC Yukon AT4 trim level, which features a host of off-road-oriented equipment that seek to give the full-size SUV extra prowess off the beaten path.
Outside, the 2021 GMC Yukon AT4 features new, rugged styling, including a unique front fascia and dark accents throughout. The AT4 also comes with red recovery hooks, just like the GMC Sierra AT4 pickup. In the corners, we find 20-inch Goodyear all-terrain tires.
Under the skin is the new GM T1 vehicle platform, as well as a new multilink independent rear suspension. To make the most of it, the 2021 GMC Yukon AT4 is offered with a new Air Ride Adaptive Suspension setup that can lift the ride height an additional two inches, thus maximizing ground clearance.
“When at this maximum height, the Yukon AT4 offers a nearly 32-degree approach angle for added off-road capability,” GMC explains.
Inside, there’s trim-exclusive leather seating and stitching, with a unique Jet Black finish coupled with Brandy accents. The 2021 GMC Yukon AT4 also comes with a number of comfort features, such as a heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated front-row seats, and heated second-row outboard seats. The AT4 is also offered with the new power Sliding Center Console, which makes for additional storage in the cabin.
Mechanically speaking, the GMC Yukon AT4 comes with a two-speed transfer case, while skid plates are mounted under the body for additional protection from errant bits of earth. Electronic aides like Hill Descent Control and Traction Select System with off-road mode round it out.
The 2021 GMC Yukon AT4 arrives as the latest addition to the automaker’s expanding AT4 lineup, which is slated to include AT4 iterations of every model (save the GMC Savana) by the 2021 calendar year.