The 2021 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL made their debut over the past winter, and we now have the most up to date pricing information yet before they finally go on sale this summer, thanks to information first uncovered by TFL. Overall, the base and mid level Yukon models stay close to the price of the outgoing model, but pricy option packages can add up. Furthermore, the Denali grows more expensive than ever before as it splits the gap between Chevrolet and GMC models, and even the mighty Cadillac Escalade.
The trim level structure of the Yukon is simpler than its Chevrolet Tahoe twin. Here, there are only four models on offer in contrast to the Tahoe’s six. On all models, a $565 max trailering package is available, as is an illuminated $475 GMC badge for showing off your new rig to the sub-division. A rear media and nav package is offered for $2,490, and the $350 sliding center console is available on SLT and above trims.
Starting with the base SLE model, GMC has value in mind with fewer packages available. The only packages are the $690 GMC Safety Pro package, $565 max trailering package, and the $440 cargo convenience pack (available on all trims for the same price). You can also option a front bench seat for $250.
Next, the SLT model has an optional SLT Luxury package for $2,030, including driver alert package, memory seat/mirrors, power adjusting steering column, heated and power folding second row seats, heated steering wheel and surround view camera. Upgrade to the SLT Luxury Plus pack, and you add on the max trailer pack, panoramic sunroof for $4,095. The off-road oriented AT4 has the same package structure.
Then there’s the range topping Denali model. For the 2021 GMC Yukon, the Denali features a completely different interior dash layout, bridging the gap to the Escalade. The Advanced Tech package adds mostly camera and safety systems for $1,780. The Denali Deluxe adds rear seat media and special 22 inch wheels for $5,750. Next up the ladder, the Denali Premium package adds illuminated and power retractable side steps and panoramic sunroof for $7,000. Finally, the Denali Ultimate adds all of the previous features plus adaptive air suspension, for a grand total of $11,225.
Add it all up, and a fully loaded Yukon Denali can cost you over $80,000, more than a base Cadillac Escalade. Also, the 2021 GMC Yukon is priced similarly to the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban throughout the trim levels, meaning customers can choose simply based on styling and brand preferences. It can get pricy, but these new models bring so many improvements we don’t see GM losing their segment dominance any time soon.