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What are the 2021 GMC Yukon & XL Trim Differences?

 

A completely redesigned and new GMC Yukon and Yukon XL for 2021 means a dive into its trim levels and their differences is in order. The GMC Yukon comes available across four different trims: SLE, SLT, AT4 and Denali. GMC are some of the leaders in SUV capability and utility, with this latest Yukon no different as it offers a wide selection of features and availability across its different models. Whether it’s the base level SLE and SLT trims you’re interested in, the off-road-ready AT4 or the premium top-level Denali, explore the 2021 Yukon trims with us at Ernie Dean and learn how each member of the lineup sets itself apart.

*Prices are subject to change, with the following trims and features respective to the 4WD models.

 

 

 

SLE

What a start to the Yukon on this SLE trim. An SUV the Yukon is, but practically a truck thanks to its large size, especially on the Yukon XL, along with its new independent rear suspension that adds more space and invites a smoother ride. While incredibly similar to its related SLT trim, there are a few differences between the two that add up. 18-inch wheels are found on the SLE, compared to the 20-inch variants of the upgraded SLT, the most obvious exterior cue. Other features that the SLE doesn’t possess include no power liftgate, navigation, or auto-dim mirror, and only with a 6-speaker sound system compared to the SLT’s Bose 9-speaker system. Even still, a mighty premium base trim level the SLE is, and a grand introduction to the Yukon & XL trim world.

Highlighted features:

  • 18-inch 6-spoke machined aluminum wheels
  • 5.3L V8 engine
  • 355 horsepower, 383 lb-ft of torque
  • 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Best-in-class max cargo volume behind front row of Yukon XL with 4,097 L (144.7 cu-ft)
  • Max cargo volume behind third row of Yukon XL with 1,175 L (41.5 cu-ft)
  • Power-sliding centre console
  • 10.2-inch diagonal premium GMC infotainment system
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
  • HD Surround Vision
  • Heated/ventilated perforated leather-appointed front seats

Starting from $61,848* for the Yukon and $64,848* for the Yukon XL (*base price before freight, not including increases or taxes).

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SLT

The SLT sits pretty similar to the SLE, but with, obviously, the aforementioned features available here, like 20-inch aluminum wheels, power liftgate, auto-dim rearview mirror and 9-speaker Bose audio system. Where it further separates itself from its base-level brethren is the additional package it has available to be added on. While the SLE only has the ProGrade Trailering System, Cargo Convenience, Max Trailering and Performance Upgrade, the SLT has 3 more available. These packages are Illumination (adds illuminated front and mirror GMC emblems), Rear Media and Nav (adds rear media system and front navigation) and the SLT Luxury (adds a load of premium features like HD Surround Vision, power tilt steering, Rear Pedestrian Alert and much more). Enjoy a solid upgrade with the SLT, and more ability to customize with additional features to your liking.

Highlighted features:

  • 20-inch 6-spoke polished aluminum wheels
  • 5.3L V8 engine
  • 355 horsepower, 383 lb-ft of torque
  • 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Best-in-class max cargo volume behind front row of Yukon XL with 4,097 L (144.7 cu-ft)
  • Max cargo volume behind third row of Yukon XL with 1,175 L (41.5 cu-ft)
  • Power liftgate
  • Power-sliding centre console
  • 10.2-inch diagonal premium GMC infotainment system
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay & Android Auto
  • Bose 9-speaker sound system
  • HD Surround Vision
  • Heated/ventilated perforated leather-appointed front seats

Starting from $69,948* for the Yukon and $72,948* for the Yukon XL (*base price before freight, not including increases or taxes).

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AT4

The off-road AT4 trim is quickly finding its way across the entire GMC lineup, and with the new Yukon it gloriously finds itself at home here. The AT4 trim on the Yukon slightly redesigns the exterior with a unique front fascia featuring red tow hooks and an approach angle capability nearing 32°. Perfect for getting a smooth ride no matter the terrain is an available Four-Corner Air Ride Adaptive Suspension, as well as the expected Active Response 4WD to handle those adventurous elements that the AT4 is made for. If you’re one to want to take on the road less travelled in your SUV, GMC has created the perfect off-road trim for you in the form of the AT4.

Highlighted features:

  • Front fascia with front approach angle of close to 32°.
  • Unique exterior design, with Black Chrome accents
  • 20-inch Goodyear all-terrain tires
  • Active Response 4WD (available) (new)
  • Four-Corner Air Ride Adaptive Suspension (available)
  • 15-inch multicolour diagonal head-up display
  • Jet Black interior
  • AT4-exclusive Brandy accents

Starting from $75,248* for the Yukon and $78,248* for the Yukon XL (*base price before freight, not including increases or taxes).

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Denali

As the AT4 trim has started to increase its presence across GMC models, so has the long stalwart trim continued to cement its position as the premier GMC trim. The Yukon Denali is the only trim level that is able to be equipped with the 6.2L V8 engine, producing a hearty 420 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. Exclusive to the Denali as well is unique interior themes and an instrument panel only found on this premium trim, highlighting the legendary Denali touches inside. For even more Denali top-level features, the Denali Premium and Denali Ultimate packages are available to add on and get the most out of your top Yukon & XL trim level.

Highlighted features:

  • 6.2L V8 engine
  • Best-in-class 420 horsepower, 460 lb-ft of torque
  • 10-speed automatic transmission
  • Denali-exclusive interior colour themes (new)
  • Denali-exclusive instrument panel
  • Four-Corner Air Ride Adaptive Suspension (available)
  • Active Response 3WD (available) (new)
  • Power-sliding centre console
  • 9 camera views
  • 15-inch multicolour diagonal head-up display

Starting from $80,348* for the Yukon and $83,348* for the Yukon XL (*base price before freight, not including increases or taxes).

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