2021 GMC Yukon for Sale in Johnston, RI
The 2021 GMC Yukon has been redesigned for even more luxury, technology, and capability. Maintaining its prominent standing in the full-sized SUV segment, the latest Yukon flaunts an exterior design that evokes confidence and a refined interior that softens the aggressive look of the exterior with high-class amenities. With that combination, it more than meets the wants and needs of today’s driver, supplying capability, comfort, and cavernous space.
Some noteworthy changes to kick off this generation include a rugged new AT4 trim level, an available Power Sliding Center Console for the Denali, a first-in-class available four-corner Air Ride Adaptive Suspension that supplies 2 inches of additional ground clearance as needed, and an all-new available Active Response 4WD system that constantly monitors road conditions and reacts automatically to improve ride quality. There’s also an available camera system with nine different views (the most in its segment), a class-leading available 15-inch head-up display, a new class-exclusive Duramax diesel engine.
Trims and Powertrains
The ’21 Yukon is a three-row SUV sold in SLE, SLT, AT4, and Denali trim levels, with regular and XL body styles. All trims except for the Denali get a 5.3-liter V8 engine (355 hp and 383 pounds-feet of torque). The Denali’s powerplant is a 6.2-liter V8 engine that makes a best-in-class 420 hp (and 460 lb.-ft. of torque). A 3.0-liter Duramax Turbo Diesel engine (277 hp and 470 lb.-ft. of torque) is available for all trims except the AT4. All engines get the same 10-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard for most models except for the AT4, which comes strictly with four-wheel drive; 4WD is available for the rest. The 2021 Yukon’s maximum towing capability of 8,400 lb. can be reached with the following combination: the 5.3-liter V8 engine, rear-wheel drive, and the Max Trailering Package. (Remember that weight carried inside or on top of the vehicle will lower the total weight that can be trailered.)
Standard and Optional Features
The SLE supplies 18-inch wheels, heated side mirrors, remote ignition, rain-sensing wipers, and a rearview camera system. This trim is eligible for a Max Trailering Package (trailer brake controller, hitch guidance with hitch view, an enhanced cooling radiator, and a two-speed active transfer case for 4WD models). A 40/20/40 split-bench front seat (ups seating capacity to nine) is available as well. Although the default seating capacity for the SLE is eight, buyers can choose a front-row bench seat to accommodate a total of nine passengers (this option is only available on the SLE).
Upgrades for the SLT include 20-inch wheels, a hands-free liftgate, heated and ventilated front seats, a wireless smartphone charger, and leather upholstery. An SLT Luxury Package is available to add memory functions for the power-adjustable driver’s seat, a heated steering wheel, heated second-row outboard seats, and a power third-row bench. The SLT Luxury Plus Package supplies the Max Trailering Package and a panoramic sunroof. Second-row bucket seats are available too, which will reduce seating capacity to seven.
The off-road-oriented AT4 delivers a unique set of features, such as a front fascia with a high-approach angle, 20-inch all-terrain tires, front tow hooks, a skid plate, and a heavy-duty air filter. On top of the standard equipment listed for the SLT, the AT4 gets hill descent control, a two-speed transfer case, driver’s seat memory, a heated steering wheel, and heated second-row seats, and a power third-row bench. The AT4 qualifies for a Technology Package that’s highlighted by a head-up display. The Premium Capability with Active Response 4WD Package yields an air ride adaptive suspension and an electronic limited-slip differential, and the AT4 Premium Plus Package includes a panoramic sunroof, power-retractable side steps with illuminated perimeter lighting, and the combined contents of the Max Trailering Package, Technology Package, and Premium Capability with Active Response 4WD Package.
At the top of the hierarchy, the Denali gets all of the features of the AT4 that are not offroad-specific. As with the other trims, some optional packages are available to load the Denali with amenities. The Advanced Technology Package furnishes an advanced security system. The Denali Premium Package starts with the features in the Advanced Technology Package and adds the panoramic sunroof, power-retractable side steps, and 22-inch wheels. Last, the Denali Ultimate Package combines the contents of the Denali Premium and Max Trailering packages, an air suspension (RWD models only), and the Premium Capability with Active Response 4WD Package.
Most of the ’21 Yukon’s active safety features are available through trim-specific optional packages. While the SLE and above trims get standard forward collision alert, front pedestrian braking, automatic high beams, and front and rear park assist, the SLE’s GMC Pro Safety Plus Package will add lane change alert with side blind-zone alert, lane keep assist with lane departure warning, and rear cross-traffic alert. The SLT and remaining trims get the active safety technologies from that package, but the SLT Luxury Package would add an HD surround-view camera system. On the SLT and above, the Max Trailering Package adds a trailer-side blind-spot monitor. The AT4’s Technology Package yields an enhanced automatic emergency braking system, but the surround-view camera remains optional. These features are all standard on the Denali, which offers the Advanced Technology Package to add adaptive cruise control.
The SLE gets an infotainment system with a 10.2-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth hands-free phone and audio streaming capability, and a Wi-Fi hotspot. The SLT gets a premium nine-speaker Bose audio system; the Rear Media and Nav Package is available for those who want a rear-seat entertainment system and navigation. In the AT4 Premium Plus Package, the Rear Media and Nav Package contents are bundled. The Denali once again gets the top treatment with a premium 14-speaker Bose audio system; the Denali Ultimate Package will add the rear-seat entertainment system.
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