2021 GMC Yukon for Sale in Springfield, MA
The three-row Chevrolet Tahoe has been redesigned for the 2021 model year. While it’s still built on the same pickup truck platform as the Silverado 1500 and Suburban, it gets a completely new exterior and an overhauled cabin. It’s also nearly 7 inches longer than before, yielding an overall length of 210 inches and a wheelbase that measures 120.9 inches. This translates to more room on the inside, improving occupant comfort and cargo space. To top it off, the 2021 Chevrolet Tahoe will be host to a new late-availability diesel engine option and new technology features, such as a standard 10.2-inch touchscreen infotainment system that extends from the dashboard.
Trims and Powertrains
One of model year 2021’s most exciting releases is the redesigned GMC Yukon, which returns with new standard features, more interior space, a debuting independent rear suspension, and a number of best-in-class attributes. The Yukon is one of the few remaining true SUVs, meaning that it’s built with body-on-frame construction, unlike the slew of utility vehicles built with unibody construction, which technically makes them crossovers. GMC has even added a super-rugged AT4 trim, with standard equipment that makes it that much more ready for the dusty, rocky trails. Some debuting technology for the ’21 Yukon includes a class-best 15-inch head-up display, a revamped Duramax diesel engine, a nine-view (class-leading) available surround-view system, a new adaptive four-corner suspension, and Active Response 4WD, which constantly “reads” the conditions on the road ahead to automatically adjust power distribution to individual wheels as needed.
Mechanical Specs and Features
There are two body lengths – the regular (210 inches overall length) and the XL (225.2 inches overall) – and four trim levels of the 2021 GMC Yukon: the SLE, SLT, AT4, and Denali. The base engine for the first three is a 355-horsepower (383 pounds-feet of torque) V8; the Denali upgrades to a 6.2-liter V8 that makes 420 hp to lead the segment (its torque output is 460 lb.-ft.). There’s also an available turbo-diesel engine: a 3.0-liter Duramax that puts out 277 hp and a powerful 470 lb.-ft. of torque. The transmission for all of the above is a ten-speed automatic. While the AT4 is only made with four-wheel drive, the other trims are rear-wheel drive by default, with 4WD available. The maximum towing capacity is 8,400 pounds when properly equipped (this requires a combination of the base powertrain with RWD and the available Max Trailering Package).
As the base trim, the SLE is still nicely equipped. It gets remote start, rain-sensing windshield wipers, heated exterior mirrors, a high-definition backup camera, some active safety technology, and wireless smartphone integration (both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto). This is the only trim that’s eligible to fit nine passengers with the optional first-row bench seat; it can also be outfitted with the Max Trailering Package for the ultimate towing capability. The SLT upgrades to 20-inch wheels, heated/cooled front seats, wireless device charging, leather upholstery, and a hands-free liftgate. Second-row bucket seats can be substituted for the standard three-person bench, reducing capacity to seven passengers. This trim is also eligible for the SLT Luxury Package (heated steering wheel, driver’s seat memory, heated second-row seats, and a power-adjustable third-row seat) and the SLT Luxury Plus Package (a panoramic glass roof and the Max Trailering equipment).
The newest Yukon trim, the AT4, is made extra-rugged for off-pavement driving. It has all-terrain tires on 20-inch wheels, a higher approach angle, a front skid plate, a hill descent control feature, front tow hooks, a two-speed transfer case, and a specialized air filter to handle trail dust. It’s made for comfort as well, with a standard heated steering wheel, heated second-row seats, driver’s seat memory, and a power third-row bench seat. Some excellent features that are available via optional packages include a class-best 15-inch (diagonal) head-up display, an adaptive air-ride suspension – the first in its class – that can increase ground clearance by 2 inches, an electronic limited-slip differential, and power-retractable side steps. The Denali is the top of the line, getting the larger base engine and a slew of standard amenities as well as some of its own optional packages. While most of the trail-specific features of the AT4 are dropped, this top trim gets most of the aforementioned interior amenities, plus a high-def surround-view monitor. It’s eligible for 22-inch wheels, the panoramic roof, the powered side steps, the adaptive suspension (only with RWD), and Active Response 4WD. It also gets a completely unique interior design.
All 2021 GMC Yukons get a standard package of driver-assist technologies that includes front pedestrian braking, forward collision alert, front and rear park assist, automatic emergency braking, and IntelliBeam automatic high-beam headlights. All trims are further set up with hitch guidance, Teen Driver technology (which monitors and records certain driving behaviors, such as speeding, to help parents continuously reinforce the development of safe habits), and plenty of airbags. The optional GMC Pro Safety Plus Package will supplement the SLE with lane keep assist, lane departure warning, side blind-zone alert, and rear cross-traffic alert. The SLT and above get those features as standard. Other available features in this category include a trailer-side blind-spot monitor, enhanced auto emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, and an HD surround-view system.
The Yukon’s base infotainment system is impressive with its 10.2-inch touchscreen, Wi-Fi hotspot, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, an SD card reader, Bluetooth technology, and six-speaker audio system. There are plenty of USB ports for the passengers. The SLT upgrades the sound system to a Bose with nine speakers, while the Denali reaches for the top with a 14-speaker Bose surround-sound system. A rear-seat entertainment system is available, as is navigation.