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Power, practicality, and plenty of room.

2021 GMC Yukon Denali: Reviews, Photos, and More | CarMax

If you're looking for loads of passenger room and an extensive cargo area, as well as a comfortable ride that makes all trips a truly enjoyable experience, look no further than the 2021 GMC Yukon Denali. As a large, spacious, and powerful full-size SUV, the Denali is ideal for your whole crew. The Denali is the top trim of the GMC Yukon lineup, equipped with high-end interior materials and advanced tech features that are bound to impress.

While we currently do not have many 2021 GMC Yukon Denalis on our lots, we look forward to selling more in the future. If you love the 2021 model, you should also consider prior model years of the GMC Yukon Denali with similar features.

Below are average prices of prior model year GMC Yukon Denalis.

  • 2015 - Average prices less than $34,0001
  • 2016 - Average prices less than $36,5001
  • 2017 - Average prices less than $39,5001
  • 2018 - Average prices less than $42,5001
  • 2019 - Average prices less than $45,0001
  • 2020 - Average prices less than $59,0001

Here's what you'll learn in this 2021 GMC Yukon Denali review:

Key Specs & Features

MPG:

  • The 2021 GMC Yukon Denali with four-wheel drive, powered by a 6.2L eight-cylinder engine paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission, gets an EPA-estimated 16 mpg combined.2
  • The front-wheel drive version gets an EPA-estimated 17 mpg combined.2

Cargo Space:

  • 25.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third-row seats
  • 72.6 cubic feet of cargo space with the third-row seats folded down

Towing Capacity:

  • When properly equipped, the 2021 GMC Yukon Denali with a 6.2L eight-cylinder engine and four-wheel drive can tow an estimated 7,700 lbs.3

Seating Capacity:

  • Seats up to eight people

Engine Options:

  • A 6.2L, eight-cylinder engine delivering 420 horsepower, paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission

Tech Features:

  • 15-inch head-up display
  • Lane-keep assist with lane departure warning
  • Forward-collision alert
  • Infotainment system with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration

Rankings

The GMC Yukon Denali has a strong sales history at CarMax. It has been featured in these ranking lists:

5 Reasons to Buy

1. Ample Cargo Space

2021 GMC Yukon Denali: Trunk | CarMax

One of the key benefits of owning a vehicle as large as the GMC Yukon Denali is the abundance of cargo room that comes with it. With 25.5 cubic feet of cargo space when the third-row seats are up—which increases to 72.6 cubic feet when you fold them down—the 2021 GMC Yukon Denali offers tons of room for all sorts of gear. This SUV can easily accommodate several large suitcases, sporting equipment, or a couple of weeks' worth of groceries.

2. Roomy Cabin

2021 GMC Yukon Denali: Backseats | CarMax

The 2021 GMC Yukon Denali can seat up to eight passengers, so you can easily fit your whole crew. And thanks to the length of the vehicle, your passengers can be comfortable wherever they sit. With 34.9 inches of third-row legroom, tall passengers won't feel cramped—a benefit that's, in part, a result of the lower floor enabled by the new suspension design.

2021 GMC Yukon Denali: 3rd Row | CarMax

3. Lots of Standard Tech Features

2021 GMC Yukon Denali: Dashboard | CarMax

The 2021 GMC Yukon Denali comes equipped with a wide array of features that are designed to help you maintain easy control and to make the ride more comfortable and entertaining for your passengers. You'll love the 10.2-inch touchscreen with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, along with the 14-speaker sound system. You'll also enjoy such driver-assistance features as blind-spot monitors, adaptive suspension, automatic emergency braking, and much more.

4. High-End Materials

As the top trim in the Yukon lineup, it's only natural that the Denali's cabin boasts a luxury feel. The interior of the 2021 GMC Yukon Denali is lined with high-end materials, complemented by carefully crafted details across all surfaces. Premium leather is used for all seating surfaces, featuring unique fractal stitching, while the dashboard and the doors are enriched with authentic wood details.

5. Towing Power

With a powerful engine and clever engineering solutions, the 2021 GMC Yukon Denali has great towing capabilities. When properly equipped with a powertrain consisting of a 6.2L eight-cylinder engine and a 10-speed automatic transmission generating 420 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque, the Denali can tow an estimated 7,700 lbs.3 The available ProGrade Trailering System™ offers additional features designed to make towing more convenient, such as hitch guidance with hitch view, integrated trailer brake controller, and trailer-side blind zone alert.

What You Need to Know

Available Trims

The Denali is the top trim of the 2021 GMC Yukon.

  • Includes forward collision alert, lane-departure warning, power-sliding center console, tri-zone automatic climate controls, and more.

Available Colors

  • Cayenne Red Tintcoat
  • Dark Sky Metallic
  • Hunter Metallic
  • Midnight Blue Metallic
  • Onyx Black
  • Pearl Beige Metallic
  • Satin Steel Metallic
  • Smokey Quartz Metallic
  • Summit White
  • White Frost Tricoat

Interior

  • 25.5 cubic feet of cargo space behind the third-row seats, which increases to 72.6 cubic feet with the third-row bench folded down
  • Seats up to eight passengers
  • Premium GMC infotainment system with a 10.2-inch touchscreen featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration
  • Heated front seats, front and rear bucket seats, leather upholstery, rear air conditioning with separate controls, and front and rear cup holders

Average CarMax Prices

The 2021 GMC Yukon Denali is a newer model year and we currently have a limited number in our inventory. See below for average CarMax prices for previous model years of the GMC Yukon Denali.>

  • 2015 - Average prices less than $34,0001
  • 2016 - Average prices less than $36,5001
  • 2017 - Average prices less than $39,5001
  • 2018 - Average prices less than $42,5001
  • 2019 - Average prices less than $45,0001
  • 2020 - Average prices less than $59,0001

Similar Model Years

If you like the 2021 GMC Yukon Denali, check out some previous model years of this vehicle with similar features.

Safety

The 2021 GMC Yukon Denali has not yet been rated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls.Click here to look up a specific vehicle.

Similar Vehicles

If you're interested in the 2021 GMC Yukon Denali, you should also check out these similar vehicles from previous model years.

GMC Yukon

The GMC Yukon is a powerful and comfortable full-size SUV with an elegantly designed cabin that can seat up to nine passengers. The Yukon is available in several trim configurations, including the Denali. Model years 2017-2019 are part of the fourth generation GMC Yukon, with base trims powered by a 355-horsepower, 5.3L eight-cylinder engine paired to a six-speed automatic transmission. The Yukon includes a host of standard entertainment and driver-assistance features. Notable features on 2017-2019 GMC Yukons include:

  • IntelliLink® infotainment system with an eight-inch touchscreen
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability
  • Bluetooth® connectivity
  • Five USB ports

Chevrolet Tahoe Premier

A well-equipped and powerful large SUV, the Chevrolet Tahoe is an excellent choice if you're looking for a spacious and practical vehicle for your whole crew. The Premier is the top trim on the 2017-2019 Tahoe, and it's powered by a 355-horsepower, 5.3L eight-cylinder engine. It has a roomy cabin lined with upscale materials, but its powerful engine and available four-wheel drive make the Premier suitable for off-road driving as well. Standard features on 2017-2019 models include:

  • Adaptive suspension
  • Blind-spot monitor
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • 10-way power-adjustable front passenger seat
  • Nine-speaker premium sound system

Buick Enclave

This midsize SUV boasts a classy and stylish exterior, and its roomy and quiet cabin offers a comfortable ride. The base trims of model years 2017-2019 are powered by a 310-horsepower, 3.6L six-cylinder engine. Designed to provide smooth ride, responsive handling, and ample cargo space, the Enclave is sure to impress. The 2017-2019 Buick Enclave comes with the following standard features:

  • 19-inch wheels
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Eight-way power-adjustable driver seat
  • IntelliLink infotainment system

The Bottom Line

With so much interior room, passenger capacity, and storage space, the 2021 GMC Yukon Denali is an excellent choice for you and your whole crew. A capable daily driver, this luxury SUV is also ready for all your family vacations or off-road adventures.

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1Based on CarMax average prices between January 1, 2019, and May 31, 2020. Actual prices may vary based on your selected model year, features, and trim packages. Prices do not include tax, title, tags, and any applicable fees.
2Fuel economy figures are based on EPA estimates when vehicles sold as new. Fuel economy may vary for reasons like driving conditions and vehicle history. Unless specified, figures are for vehicles equipped with an automatic transmission. See fueleconomy.gov for details.
3Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories.
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