The GMC Yukon Denali lineup is getting an update for the 2018 model year. The luxurious SUVs are getting a new front grille, new interior finishes and a 10-speed automatic transmission to mate to the 6.2L V8 under the hood. The engine power is the same, but the new transmission aims to improve the truck’s driving experience.
The 6.2L V8 engine still has the same rating of 420 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque. The Yukon Denali can still be configured as a 2WD or 4×4 model in regular Yukon, or extended wheelbase Yukon XL (think Chevy Tahoe vs. Suburban).
There is also the new Ultimate Black Edition of the Yukon. Just check out those chrome 22-inch rims with black inserts.
Check out the video below as I take the 2018 Yukon XL from Beaver Creek to Boulder Colorado for a Rocky Mountain road trip and a 0-60 MPH performance test.