The streets and highways of Stanleytown, Danville, Rocky Mount, and Greensboro are awash with SUVs of all shapes and sizes, but little compares to the incredible 2024 GMC Yukon. The Yukon is a vast and hugely capable body-on-frame SUV that boasts the seating capacity of a minivan and a maximum towing capacity that full-size trucks would have been proud of a few years ago. And if you think the Yukon needs to be bigger or more luxurious for your needs, a new Denali Ultimate trim level is now available for both the Yukon and the even bigger 2024 GMC Yukon XL.
There are five trim levels to choose from in the 2024 GMC Yukon family, or ten if you want to include the extended wheelbase Yukon XL versions as separate trim levels in their own right. The lineups start with the entry-level SLE that doesn’t look or feel entry-level. The next model in the lineup is the SLT, a similar specification to the base model that opens up more available options than there are for the SLE trim level. Both the SLE and SLT are standard rear-wheel drive models, but four-wheel drive is available.
The AT4 is the trim level in the center of the 2024 Yukon and Yukon XL lineup, and this one adopts a blacked-out look that ditches the chrome in-keeping with its more rugged, off-road-focused persona and standard four-wheel drive. The Denali used to be the range-topping model in most GMC lineups, but you can now go further this year with the sensational Denali Ultimate.
Your preferred powertrain option could dictate your trim level to some extent, and choosing between the three available engines can be challenging as they are all superb in their own ways. The standard powerplant for the SLE, SLT, and AT4 trim levels is a 5.3-liter V-8 that provides the Yukon with 355 horsepower and 383 lb.-ft. of torque, which gets to the rear or all four wheels through a ten-speed automatic transmission.
While most shoppers will be more than happy with the power and performance delivered by the 5.3, it’s easy to get tempted by the even more powerful alternative gas option. That alternative is a 6.2-liter V-8 that develops 420 horsepower and 460 lb.-ft. of torque, which is available for the AT4 and standard with the Denali and Denali Ultimate. And as long as the At4 isn’t your preferred trim level, all other models are also available with a 3.0-liter inline-six turbodiesel that produces 277 horsepower and the same torque as the 6.2-liter gas V-8.
Whether your priority is power, performance, connectivity, comfort, luxury, safety, driver assistance, or anything else, the 2024 GMC Yukon has got it covered. Even the SLE comes with a 10-way power driver’s seat, a 12-inch diagonal color Driver Information Center, and a Premium Infotainment System with a 10.2-inch touchscreen, wireless Apple CarPlay, wireless Android Auto, and Google built-in.
Of course, if the budget allows, it will be tough to resist the allure of the Denali or new Denali Ultimate trims. The Denali gets you adaptive suspension, an upgraded leather & wood interior, a sunroof, a 15-inch diagonal multicolor Head-Up Display, a 14-speaker Bose Surround with CenterPoint audio system, heated and ventilated front seats, heated second-row seats, and a surround-view camera system. This year, GMC’s new Denali Ultimate ups the luxury ante with a ProGrade Trailering System, a rear camera mirror, a rear seat media system, and plenty more.
The 2024 GMC Yukon is a full-size, three-row SUV that sets new standards in its class and refuses to compromise in any area. Learn more about this mighty vehicle with a test drive from GR Chevrolet GMC at 930 Fairystone Park Hwy, Stanleytown, Virginia, or call us at (276) 629-2525 for more information and book an appointment for a time that fits your schedule.