The 2021 GMC Yukon bowed earlier this year in a special media event in Vail, Colorado, ushering in a brand-new generation for the premium full-size SUV. The new luxury utility vehicle is offered up with a sleek new look, extra room in the cabin, the latest tech, and the addition of the new AT4 trim level as well, but how does it all break down in terms of pricing compared to the outgoing 2020 model year? To find out, we lined up the numbers in the following GM Authority Pricing Comparison.
Before we launch into this, we should first mention that this post will only look at the standard-length 2021 GMC Yukon and 2020 GMC Yukon, and will not address the extended-length Yukon XL model. Stay tuned though, as we’ll have more pricing information on the XL headed down the pipe soon.
With that covered, let’s check out the pricing info on the 2021 GMC Yukon versus the 2020 GMC Yukon.
|Trim Level||2021 GMC Yukon||2020 GMC Yukon||+/- 2021|
|AT4||Not available in 2WD||Not available for 2020 model year||N/A|
|AT4||$66,095||Not available for 2020 model year||N/A|
- All prices include the destination fee.
- AT4 trim level new for 2021 model year.
By and large, the new 2021 Yukon lines up quite nicely with the 2020 model year vehicle, which is impressive when considering the vast array of improvements made with the latest generation. Of course, the trim level lineup isn’t perfectly aligned, given the addition of the AT4 trim level for the 2021 model year.
We should also note that 2020 GMC Yukon SLT pricing listed here is the better-equipped SLT, as opposed to the more stripped-down SLT Standard Edition trim level. Also, all prices listed include the destination fee, while the addition of all-wheel-drive adds a flat $3,000 across the board.
The only significant increase is with the Denali trim, which is $700 more expensive for the 2021 model year – again, not surprising considering the impressive array of features and technology it offers.
To note, the 2021 GMC Yukon is equipped as standard with the naturally aspirated 5.3L L84 V8, while the Denali upgrades to the naturally aspirated 6.2L L87 V8 as standard. The turbodiesel 3.0L LM2 inline six-cylinder joins the lineup as an available option for the 2021 model year. All three engines connect to the new GM 10-speed automatic with regard to transmission spec.