Price (as tested) 💲: $83,720

Powertrain ⚙️: 6.2L V8

Output 💪: 420 hp and 460 lb/ft of torque

Transmission 🕹: 10-speed automatic

0-60 MPH 🚦: 6.8 seconds

Top Speed 💥: 163 mph

MPG (as tested) ⛽️: 14 city/ 19 highway/ 16 combined

Curb weight ⚖️: 5,827 lbs


GMC’s Denali brand has long felt like a thin layer of luxury on top of their “industrial grade” SUVs and trucks – something you could easily peel off. Now, with the introduction of the 2021 GMC Yukon Denali, the American automaker wants to change that perfection to become a fully integrated luxury experience. With exclusive interior materials, design, and features, the new Yukon Denali is the best yet and a compelling alternative to the more expensive Cadillac Escalade and Lincoln Navigator.

In this review, Miles dives deep into the 2021 GMC Yukon Denali to show what’s improved (and what hasn’t) on this new full-size SUV.