Pricing for the standard-length GMC Yukon, starts at $51,995, while the extended-length GMC Yukon XL starts at $54,695. Both of those prices include a destination fee of $1,295. For the sake of comparison, the 2021 GMC Yukon is only slightly more expensive than the outgoing model, with just $100 added to the MSRP for the base trim. Meanwhile, the extended-length Yukon XL base trim sees a $1,000 price hike compared to the outgoing model.
|Trim Level||GMC Yukon RWD||GMC Yukon XL RWD||GMC Yukon 4WD||GMC Yukon XL 4WD|
- Note: all prices listed include $1,295 destination fee.
The slight price increase is impressive in the face of the 2021 GMC Yukon’s all-new status. The SUV gains a completely new look, both outside and in the cabin, while under the fresh body panels, the Yukon rides on the GM T1 vehicle platform. In back, a new independent rear suspension adds to both road agility and comfort.
With regard to interior space, the standard-length Yukon offers an extra 10.1 inches of third-row legroom and an extra 28.2 cubic-feet of max cargo room, while the XL adds 2.2 inches of third-row legroom and an extra 23 cubic-feet of maximum cargo room.
Three engine options are offered, starting with the naturally aspirated 5.3L L84 V8, which is standard across the lineup, with the exception of the top-trim Denali. Meanwhile, the Denali is equipped with the naturally aspirated 6.2L L87 V8, which is tuned to produce 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque. The 2021 model year also introduces the 3.0L inline six-cylinder LM2 turbodiesel to the lineup as an available option. Each of the three engines connect to the new GM 10-speed automatic transmission.