The 2021 GMC Yukon Denali with the new 3.0-liter Duramax inline-six diesel engine will start at $ 66,900 (plus a destination fee of $ 1,295), according to the model’s configurator. It will be $ 1,500 less than the big SUV with the 6.2-liter V8 gasoline which will cost $ 68,400 (plus destination).
|2021 GMC Yukon Denali|
|Engine||Transmission||Price (including destination of $ 1295)|
|3.0-liter Duramax diesel engine||Rear wheel drive||$ 68,195|
|3.0-liter Duramax diesel engine||Four-wheel drive||$ 71,195|
|6.2-liter V8||Rear wheel drive||$ 69,695|
|6.2-liter V8||Four-wheel drive||$ 72,695|
The new diesel engine produces an estimated output of 277 horsepower (207 kilowatts) and torque of 460 pound-feet (623 Newton-meters). Like all 2021 Yukon powertrains, the only transmission choice is a 10-speed automatic. Fuel economy and towing specifications are not yet available for this configuration.
An August rumor suggests that the 2021 diesel-powered Yukon will go on sale in November. At least for this model year, the powertrain is not available on the AT4 off-road model, as the front fairing interferes with the turbo intercooler and its piping.
For comparison, the 6.2-liter V8 offers 420 hp (313 kW) and 460 lb-ft (623 Nm). It gets 15 miles per city gallon, 20 highway mpg and 17 mpg combined for the rear-wheel drive layout. With four-wheel drive, fuel economy is 14 mpg city, 19 mpg on the highway, and 16 mpg combined.
The Denali 2021 has a slightly different cabin than other versions of the Yukon. It features premium touches like a power-operated sliding center console, a 15-inch head-up display, and nine available camera modes, including a 360-degree perspective. The interior also features luxurious elements like hand-finished real wood trim and hand-sewn stitching.
To bring the Denali even more upscale, there are Deluxe, Premium, and Ultimate packages. They bundle various options and amenities together at a discounted price compared to ordering luxury items separately.