Since General Motors unveiled its new crop of full-size SUVs over the last few months, pricing information has come out in a slow trickle. Chevrolet was the first to announce the MSRP of their Suburban and Tahoe models, and this week we have confirmed pricing for the lineup of 2021 GMC Yukon models.
The all-new luxury SUV will start at $51,995 in short wheelbase spec, while the extended Yukon XL begins at $54,695 including the $1,295 destination charge. Should you want to step up to a 4×4 model in base SLE spec, those prices jump to $54,995 for the Yukon and $57,695 for the XL respectively. The 2021 model year carries only a $100 premium over the outgoing model in base spec, though the XL see a slightly higher $1,000 price hike. Keeping the price of the new model in line with what buyers are used to is a smart move, especially considering the combined sales of the Chevrolet Suburban and Tahoe, Cadillac Escalade and GMC Yukon command a dominant 47 percent of full-size SUV sales.
Buyers will be getting quite a lot for that extra bit of cash in 2021 as well. The new platform offers up a host of improvements over its predecessor in both hardware and technology. Thanks to the new independent rear suspension, the GMC Yukon offers 41 percent more third-row legroom and 66 percent greater cargo volume behind the third row than previous models. That interior space is trimmed in an all new design, and features an available 15-inch-diagonal multicolor Head-Up Display.
The features really start to pile on when you opt for the range topping Denali model. Starting at $69,695, the 2021 Yukon Denali rides comes standard with Fourth-generation Magnetic Ride Control dampers, an exclusive interior, and a host of premium options such as active-air suspension and the all new Active Response 4WD system. Start checking those options boxes and the price of the 2021 GMC Yukon gets up to $87,000 in long-wheelbase spec in no time at all.
The Yukon has long represented the middle ground of the GM full-size SUV lineup, though it is now more luxurious than ever before. While we don’t have pricing information for the Escalade yet, we wouldn’t be shocked to see it be priced in line with the outgoing model like the GMC.