The new 2023 GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate is described by GM as “the most premium Yukon ever offered.” The new range-topping trim level is easily identifiable thanks to its unique Vader Chrome exterior trim, polished chrome window and door panel trim and model-specific 22-inch seven-spoke ultra-bright machined wheels with bright chrome accents and dark paint.
Inside, the 2023 GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate receives Alpine Umber full-grain leather upholstery in the first, second and third-rows, 16-way power front seats with massaging functionality, Denali Ultimate-exclusive contrasting stitching, aluminum trim decor, genuine Paldao woodgrain trim and an 18-speaker Bose Premium Series audio system with stainless steel door and headrest speaker grilles. GMC’s 10.2-inch diagonal premium infotainment system with Google built-in, Amazon Alexa built-in and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is offered as standard equipment.
Just like the standard GMC Yukon Denali, the Denali Ultimate trim will come standard with the naturally aspirated 6.2L V8 L87 gasoline engine, rated at 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque and mated to a GM 10-speed automatic transmission with Electronic Precision Shift. The 3.0L I6 LM2 turbodiesel Duramax engine, which is rated at 277 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque, is also available on this trim level as a no-cost option. GM’s hands-free, semi-autonomous Super Cruise system will also be offered on the Denali Ultimate as an optional extra.
To be clear, the 2023 GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate differs from the Denali Ultimate Package (RPO Code PEC) that’s offered on the 2022 GMC Yukon Denali as an option. While that was an equipment package that could be applied to the Denali trim, this is an all-new trim level that further differentiates the Denali Ultimate from the standard Denali with even more upmarket equipment.
Pricing for the 2023 GMC Yukon Denali Ultimate is not yet available. All GMC Yukon models ride on the GM T1 platform and are produced at the GM Arlington Assembly plant alongside the Cadillac Escalade and Chevy Tahoe and Suburban.