The 2021 GMC Yukon Vs the 2021 GMC Yukon XL
How are the 2021 GMC Yukon and the 2021 Yukon XL any different?
One is more of the same great car.
With both the Yukon and the Yukon XL essentially being the exact same car it's just that the XL comes with an extra 15 inches to reach a whopping total of 225.2 inches from bumper to bumper. And only for $2,700 extra.
The XL also has a somewhat bigger tank at 28 gallons as compared to Yukon’s 24. And if you’re thinking that is to make up for inferior fuel efficiency, that’s not it as the XL offers 15 miles per gallon inside the city and 19 on the highway while the Yukon does 14 and 19. Pretty much identical numbers just that the XL has greater autonomy.
Completely redesigned for the 2021 model year, future Yukon and Yukon XL owners are in for a treat. And here’s why.
1. Gorgeous, gorgeous looks
Channeling some of that old-school cool, assertive look SUVs had a decade ago, but with a very modern feel and tons of chrome, the GMC Yukon is a car that will get noticed down the street.
Bigger and bolder than ever before, the Yukon has an Escalade vibe to it, well aware of its dimensions and completely unapologetic for them, quite the opposite.
2. Lush, comfortable interior
One word you’ll never hear in or around your Yukon and especially not in your Yukon XL is “cramped”. Bigger and comfier than ever before, the Yukon got 6 inches longer for a total of 210 inches bumper to bumper and the XL has a massive 225.2, enough to get you 145 cubic feet of storage space behind the first row.
All rows are comfortable and if you ever need to make a trip down to Ikea or Home Depot, you’ll be able to come back with half the store in your trunk.
3. Exceptional powertrains
Future owners will get to pick one of three options when it comes to engines.
First is the standard, tried-and-true 5.3-liter V-8 that will deliver 355 horsepower and 383 pound-feet of torque. Then there’s the available gas upgrade in the form of the 6.2-liter V-8 that can churn out 420 horsepower and 460 pound-feet of torque.
And last but certainly not least is the 3.0-liter inline-six Duramax turbodiesel that will belt out 277 horsepower and a whopping 460 pound-feet of torque.
4. Tech, and lots of it
All Yukon and Yukon XL models come equipped with a 10.2-inch color touch, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, and numerous USB ports. Higher trims also get a premium Bose sound system, wireless charging, and access to lots of active safety features.
Here at Northwest Hills Chevrolet Buick GMC Cadillac in Torrington, Connecticut, we have both the 2021 Yukon and the 2021 Yukon XL in all trim levels and most available colors already on display. Visit us today for a real-life, side-by-side comparison of the two models and see which one suits your wants and needs better.