The GMC Yukon is receiving an overhaul for the 2021 model year, delivering a complete redesign and re-engineering. We’ve already covered this full-size SUV in much detail, but have yet to discuss one of the more important decisions buyers will need to make before taking theirs home: the color. Overall, there will be a total of ten 2021 GMC Yukon colors to choose from, which we have listed below on the range-topping Yukon Denali.
White Frost Tricoat
Satin Steel Metallic
Dark Sky Metallic
Pearl Beige Metallic
Midnight Blue Metallic
Smokey Quartz Metallic
Cayenne Red Tintcoat
Only one of these ten colors – Summit White – is included in the new Yukon’s base price, while the other nine carry an additional cost. Other availability items to take note of include:
- White Frost Tricoat is not available on the Yukon SLE
- Hunter Metallic is only available on the Yukon Denali and will not be available at launch
- Pearl Beige Metallic is not available on the Yukon AT4
The ten 2021 GMC Yukon colors are joined by five interior color combinations, which we will profile at a later time. Those keeping score should note that the new Yukon offers more colors than its two corporate platform mates – the 2021 Cadillac Escalade (which offers eight hues) and the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe / 2021 Chevrolet Suburban (which offer nine colors).
The all-new Yukon is defined by an all-new exterior design, an overhauled interior with significantly more interior room than the outgoing model as a result of a switch to an Independent Rear Suspension, and the introduction of the new, rugged AT4 trim level. The Denali models, which account for over half of all Yukon sales, get an exclusive cockpit with a Power Sliding Center Console.
Under the hood, the 2021 GMC Yukon offers three engine choices – two naturally-aspirated gasoline engines and one turbo-diesel:
- 5.3L V8 L84 EcoTec3 is standard on SLE, mid-range SLT and offroad-oriented AT4 and is rated at 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque; the engine is standard on SLE, SLT and AT4
- 6.2L V8 L87 EcoTec3 is standard on the range-topping Denali and is rated at 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque; the engine is standard on Denali
- 3.0L I6 LM2 turbo-diesel Duramax is optional on SLE, SLT and Denali and is rated at 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque; the engine is available on SLE, SLT and Denali, but not on AT4. It is expected to deliver noteworthy gains in fuel economy and driving range over the two gasoline engines
All three engines are mated to the new GM 10-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel-drive is standard, while four-wheel drive is optional on SLE, SLT and Denali, plus standard on AT4.
Production of the all-new 2021 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL will commence at the GM Arlington plant in Texas in June.
Note: the 2021 Yukon’s longer variant, the Yukon XL, is being offered in the same ten exterior colors that you can see here: 2021 GMC Yukon XL colors.