2021 GMC Yukon Denali Gets New Diesel Engine Option

2021 Yukon Denali | Tampa, FL
2021 Yukon Denali | Tampa, FL

The all-new 2021 Yukon Denali is one of GMC’s most luxurious vehicles, but it comes with a new diesel engine option that’s sure to save you money.

If you opt for a Yukon Denali equipped with the new 3.0-liter inline-six Duramax® turbodiesel engine, you could save about $1,500 compared to the standard version with a 6.2-liter V8. 

The Duramax® turbodiesel is also likely to cost you less at the pump. Fuel-efficiency specs for this engine haven’t been released yet, but they’ll be similar to the turbodiesel that’s already offered for the GMC Sierra 1500 Denali pickup truck. That engine gets an EPA-estimated 22 city mpg and 26 highway mpg.*

The Yukon’s Duramax® turbodiesel is also expected to deliver 277 horsepower and 460 lb-ft of torque. Like the V8, it comes paired with a new 10-speed automatic transmission.

No matter which version of the 2021 Yukon Denali you choose, you’ll be getting a full-size SUV that handles smoothly and provides loads of space for passengers and cargo. It’s also loaded with premium materials, eye-catching design features, and advanced technologies.

The Yukon Denali is already available here at Rivard Buick GMC in Tampa, Florida. And if you’re interested in the diesel version, we’re expecting it to arrive at our dealership before the end of the year.

*Requires 3.0L Duramax® Turbo-Diesel engine. EPA est. 22 city/12 hwy mpg.

GMC Denali Trims: Luxury, Entertainment & More

GMC Denali Trims - Rivard Buick GMC TampaYou may have seen the term “Denali” when shopping for a new GMC model, but what does it really mean? This nameplate is reserved for top-of-the-line GMC vehicles, ranging from the Sierra to the Yukon. With exclusive features, trims, and designs, it doesn’t get much better than the GMC Denali trims.

According to PickupTrucks.com, the Denali is the epitome of luxury. Since 2015, the Denali models generally make up about 20 percent of the model lineup, offering features like leather seating, real wood and metal accents, chrome exterior trim, large alloy wheels, and the latest high-tech gadgets. Plus, Denali models always come standard with the best in safety and performance.

“In the end, the 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali is a really nice truck with lots of great interior finishes combined with a powerful yet fuel-efficient powertrain,” said auto writer Mark Williams. “This truck makes traveling a lot more comfortable.”

In addition to the Sierra 1500, the Yukon Denali is also one of the most popular premium trims from GMC. The Yukon Denali comes with state-of-the-art systems like keyless entry and remote start, IntelliLink, Bose Centerpoint surround sound, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and touchscreen navigation. It also has leather trim and heated seating, wireless charging for mobile devices, HID lighting, and polished 20-inch alloy wheels.

If you want the best in luxury, check out the GMC Denali trims. You’ll be surprised by the level of sophistication you can get in one of these models.

Yukon’s Conversation Mirror Reflects Good Parenting

Yukon InteriorWhen you’re behind the wheel, it’s easy to remember that you’re not just supposed to be monitoring the world outside your car—you’ve also got to monitor what’s going on inside it. That holds especially true if you’re a parent with kids in the backseat. Since a staggering 30% of all Yukon and Yukon XL drivers have children under the age of 16, the engineers though it might be prudent to add a conversation mirror to those models.

The Yukon’s conversation mirror is standard on all 2015 models. It works quite easily: the driver pushes once on the mirror compartment, which is housed in the overhead console’s sunglass holder, and the eyeglass holder can be accessed. Then the driver partially closes the compartment until the mirror latches into place, and voila! You have full view of the second and third seats, just in case your kids don’t believe the whole “eyes in the back of the head” thing.

The engineers of the Yukon and Yukon XL knew that integrating this feature into the models was important from personal experience. One product manager for the models, Kay Jarboe, commented, “As a mom, when it came time to design the next-generation Yukon and Yukon XL, I wanted to give our customers a better way of keeping tabs on their kids without forcing them to turn around and take their eyes off the road.”

Until now, conversation mirrors were often aftermarket accessories, meaning that they weren’t fully integrated into the vehicle’s design. The new Yukon models, however, are designed specifically to include these mirrors, meaning they’ve been optimized for a full field of rear vision.

Come test out the new Yukon and Yukon XL at your favorite Tampa GMC dealership today—and bring the kiddies along with you!